Top things to do in the City of Taj 2021
Agra, a city in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, situated on the banks of river Yamuna, is one of the major touristic destination of India. Though the city is famous for the beautiful Taj Mahal, one of the seven wonders of the world, there is so much more that city of Agra can offer to its visitors. Whenever you plan to have Agra City Tour, make sure that you have a stay of at least one day in this city to explore its rich history and culture. In case you are running short on time do prefer to have a Same Day Agra Tour, but don’t miss out on visiting the Taj City on your trip to India. Here’s a quick guide that you can consider on few of the top things to do in Agra:
Things to do in Agra
1. Get mesmerized by the beauty of Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal, which literally translates as the “Crown of the Palaces”, gives utmost justice to its title. Being one of the seven wonders of the World, it attracts immense number of visitors. If you haven’t visited this monument yet, then trust us you are missing out something really special. The best time to witness Taj Mahal would be at the time of sunrise, its beauty is at its best when the morning sunrays falls on it.
2. Witness the magnificence of Agra Fort
Do you know that Agra Fort used to be the main residence of the Mughals till 1638. Later on, they shifted their capital from Agra to Delhi. Located on the banks of river Yamuna, this red sandstone fort, is one of the major highlight of the city. Agra Fort, which is often described as the “walled city” and has numerous historic sites inside like: Shish Mahal, Jahangir Mahal, Moti Masjid, Diwan-i-Khass and so many more.
3. Observe the craftsmanship at Tomb of Itimad Ud Daulah
Tomb of Itimad Ud Daulah is often described as “Jewel Box” or “Baby Taj” because of its delicate artwork. This tomb marks the transitional phase of Mughal Architecture from that of Red Sandstones to white marble. It is considered to be the first building finished in white marble. The marbles of this Tomb are so intricately carved that the work done on it is considered to be more delicate than that of Taj Mahal.
4. Enjoy the Authentic Mughlai Cuisine
Coming to Agra but not getting your hands on the mouth watering Mughlai Cuisine, then you are definitely missing out a lot. Agra offers you some lip smacking Mughlai dishes that you just can’t resist. There are amazing restaurants in Agra that offers the same and you must give it a try.
5. Visit the “ City of Victory” - Fatehpur Sikri
Fatehpur Sikri is approximately 35 kms from Agra city, it used to serve as the capital of Mughal Empire but later on this city was abandoned. Fatehpur Sikri has a great historical and architectural importance, you will notice the blend of Hindu, Muslim and Gujarati style of architectural work here. The whole place is very well preserved and is definitely a must visit to admire the serenity of this place.
6. The Tranquility of Mehtab Bagh
If you are looking for a place where you can sit in tranquility while admiring the beauty of the Taj Mahal, then Mehtab Bagh is the perfect place for it. Mehtab Bagh literally translates as “The Moonlight Garden”, and is considered to be an ideal place for some of the best Taj Mahal views. Photographers love to visit this place because of the unique perspective that it provides along with less of the touristic crowd and hustle-bustle.
7. Get Indulged in the flavorsome Street Food
Visiting Agra but haven’t included the tour of Chaat Gali in your list? Well do not make this kind of mistake at all. The street food of Agra is something that you must get indulged in. The flavorful visit to the street delicacies will be a treat to your taste buds.
8. Night life of Agra, Yes you heard it right!
If you thought that you will not be able to enjoy the nightlife if you are in The Taj City, well that’s not true at all. Agra has a pretty amazing nightlife and a very active one indeed. The few places that you can explore for the Nightlife Of Agra are Folks Pub & Brewery, Molecule Air Bar, Salt Café and more.
These are just few of the many things that you can do on your visit to Agra. Being part of the Golden Triangle tour along with Delhi and Jaipur, Agra is also very rich in its culture and architecture and hence has always been able to attracted many tourists. So when are you planning a visit to this beautiful city?