Agra is a city you can visit in one day. With five main sites, it’s easy to cover them all, but I would never recommend missing out on any of them.
Agra is best for staycations, weekend vacations, family trips, and couple trips also.
If you’re planning a trip to India’s Taj Mahal then read on for the top five sights in Agra – No revealing everything about them and I leave the best things on you to explore here, as I did. they’re sure to delight!
The Taj Mahal
The most expected one here- This epitome of beauty dedicated to love.
You’d spend more time clicking pictures than actually beholding the beauty of this place. But a peace lover shall definitely spend a good time here.
You can wrap up your visit in 2 hours here and do prefer visiting when the sun is a bit calmer. Avoid the timings with scorching sunlight and also the Taj Mahal is closed on Friday for visitors.
Chini ka Rauza
Taj Mahal is one of the most visited places in Agra. However, not many people know about some other amazing properties that are equally intriguing. The first place is Chini Ka Rauza which carries the same kind of historical value as the Taj Mahal. One can just spend hours inside this palace to understand the beauty of the artwork done on its walls and ceiling. However, one and a half hours should be enough.
This one is a must-visit if you’re looking for a break from Taj Mahal or just want to check out something different.
A place nearby to Chini ka Rauza, Ram bagh can be explored for the beauty of nature and also for relaxation. Just spend a quiet hour here. Though by the time you can also visit the third one- I’d be starving, you must head to the delicious street food by lunchtime and as you relax a bit here in Ram Bagh and enjoy a small walk.
The street food options would include Dahi Bhalla, Shawarma & Dalmoth and you may pick Jalebis and Petha for sweeter tooth.
- Itimad-Ud-Daulah’s Tomb
Just 1 km away from the Ram Bagh, This place is known as the ‘Baby Taj’. made of marble completely. Ever heard this before? It’s a less-crowded place, thanks to the popularity of the Taj Mahal. But you can explore this amazingly beautiful place before the crowd actually finds it!! It will take lesser time to complete the visit and you can click some amazing pictures.
- Moti Masjid
You can either start your day from here or pay the final visit before leaving Agra. Just ensure that you have enough time on your hands for visiting this magnificent marvel of the world.
The Moti Masjid is one of Agra’s hidden gems, and a visit to Agra should definitely not be considered complete without a trip to this beautiful mosque.
If you’re seeking some cultural experience in addition to your wonder over the historical sites, then definitely add the Moti mosque to your itinerary. The sight might offer you a different perspective and even cause you to fall deeper in love with this great structure.
Apart from this, you might do the following things if you have enough time-
- Take some time for a shopping spree in local Markets
- Book your place at the light and sound show in the Agra fort
- Watch the drama show- Kalakriti
- Taste amazing delicacies of different places here.
- Visit famous mosques and temples
- Sit back and watch a relaxing sunset
Agra, known for the Taj Mahal is undeniably one of the most incredible sites on the planet, but with all that Agra has to offer, it should be your next travel destination.
From the Taj to other sites of historical significance and from festive celebrations to culinary treats, there is no shortage of interesting and worthwhile attractions in this ancient city. Anyone planning a trip to Agra should know that they will have plenty to see, explore, and experience during their time here. And for a moving experience book the best hotels in Agra by clicking here.
Agra is a beautiful place to explore in case you want to spend some quality time exploring new places