10 Best Places to Visit in Agra - Popular Tourist Attractions

Agra is a must-visit place for first-time visitors to India and an important stop on the classic tourist route "Golden Triangle". This small city has three world heritage sites-in addition to the world-renowned Taj Mahal, the best tourist attraction in Agra, there are the magnificent Agra Fort and the "City of Victory" Fatehpur Sikri worth a look. In general, 10 best places to visit in Agra are listed as follows.

1. Taj Mahal

Taj Mahal

It is an iconic landmark, a top tourist place near Agra within 50km, symbolizing the eternal love between the king and his beloved wife. Every tourist would fall for this exquisite Mughal complex.

Ticket Price: Rs1,100 for foreigners; Rs1,050 for cashless payments
Opening Time: 6:00-19:30 (except Friday)
Transportation: By tutu or charted car
Time Reference: 2-3 hours

2. Agra Fort

Agra Fort

It is the king’s palace of Mughal Royal and a popular tourist attraction in Agra. It was listed in the World Heritage Sites in 1983. It once has more than 500 buildings within it and the main attractions are Jehangir’s Palace, Diwan-i-khas, etc. It is famous for magnificent walls and exquisite carvings.

Ticket Price: Rs300, while you can get a Rs50 discount if you show tickets of Taj Mahal
Opening Time:From sunrise to sunset
Transportation: By tutu or charted car
Time Reference: 3 hours


3. Fatehpur Sikri

Fatehpur Sikri

It is a religious site consisting of two parts of mosque and royal palace buildings. Tourists can appreciate many excellent temples and palace complex. It is a meaningful tourist place in Agra.

Ticket Price: Rs510 for foreigners; free for children under 15 years
Opening Time: From sunrise until sunset
Transportation: By bus or taxi
Time Reference: 2-3hours


4. Mehtab Bagh

Mehtab Bagh

Located on the north bank of Yamuna River, opposite the Taj Mahal, Mehtab Bagh is a perfect place to see the Taj Mahal. People can appreciate the beauty of Taj Mahal at sunset, and also take a walk along the Yamuna River in the park.

Ticket Price: Rs100 for foreigners and extra Rs25 for photograph
Opening Time: from sunrise to sunset
Transportation: By tutu
Time Reference: 1-2hours


5. Tomb of Ltimad-ud-Daulah

Baby Taj, Agra

This mausoleum, although the garden pond, waterway and straight passage within it are similar to Taj Mahal, the size and sculpture of it are smaller and less magnificent. So it is also called "small Taj Mahal". It is also a great tourist place in Agra.

Ticket Price: Rs110 for foreigners, while you can get a Rs10 discount if you show ticket of Taj Mahal; free for children under 15 years old.
Opening Time: from sunrise to sunset
Transportation: By tutu
Time Reference: 1-2 hour


6. Tomb of Akbar the Great

Tomb of Akbar the Great

Jahangir built the tomb, named after his father, in memory of Akbar the great, who brought prosperity to the Mughal Empire.

Ticket Price: Rs110 for foreigners, while you can get a Rs10 discount if you show ticket of Taj Mahal; free for children under 15 years old.
Opening Time: from sunrise to sunset
Transportation: By tutu
Time Reference: 1-2 hour


7. Jama Masjid

Jama Masjid

It was built in 1648 by Shah Jahan for his favorite daughter, Jahanara. The red and white patchwork structure is very striking, making it one of the best places to visit in Agra.

Ticket Price: Free
Opening Time: from sunrise to sunset except worship time
Transportation: By tutu or bus
Time Reference: 1-3hours


8. Buland Gate

Buland Gate

It is the tallest gate in Asia and was built in memory of Akbar’s military victory in Gujarat.

Ticket Price: Free
Opening Time: All day
Transportation: By bus or tutu
Time Reference: 1 hour


9. Yamuna River

Yamuna River

People can go canoeing on the Yamuna River and enjoy the Taj Mahal at sunrise and sunset.

Ticket Price: Rs100
Time Reference: 20minutes


10. Wildlife SOS


Elephant Sanctuary, Agra


It is an organization that dedicates to saving wildlife, and ordinary people can apply to volunteers. Today, the group has even grown to protect wildlife habitats, and study biodiversity. People can volunteer in here. Their site is one of the best tourist places near Agra within 100km. 


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