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Best Places to visit in Agra in 2024

Last Updated: 06-Jun-2024

Published Date: 15-May-2024

If you have always wanted to visit the Taj Nagri but the idea seemed too daunting, we have curated an Agra itinerary that will help you explore the most famous places to visit in Agra. With an area of 4,027 km² and an elevation of 170 m, Agra has established itself as a tourist hotspot.

When planning to visit Agra, the most common mistake people make is to visit just the Taj. Yes, it is a major highlight of the city but there are plenty of other monuments that make for a perfect pitstop. Spend the majority of your time soaking in the beauty of the Taj Mahal, however, there are other places around this monument that you can easily cover on your 2-day sojourn to Agra. Dreaming about standing in front of the Taj already? Read on our Agra trip planner to give you a glimpse of once-in-a-lifetime brilliance.

List of Best Places to Visit in Agra in 2024 with Friends and Family

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2. Mughal Gardens, Agra

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After taking a tour of the minarets, tombs and the entire monument, you can sit at the Mughal Garden or just take a stroll along it. A reflection of the concept of a ‘Paradise G...

3. Taj Museum, Agra

By the time you soak in the beauty of the Taj and spend some time, pondering over life, in the Mughal Gardens, it will be afternoon. Replenish yourself with some local delicacy ...

5. Mehtab Bagh, Agra

Conceived long before the Taj Mahal came into the picture, the powerful emperor Babur built the Charbagh famously called Mehtab Bagh. Located north of the Taj complex, this must...

Best Time To Visit Agra

  • Peak Season (October to February): The cool, pleasant and breezy weather of winter is the best time to visit Agra with temperature ranges from 18 to 32°C.
  • Moderate Season (June to September): The temperatures are moderate during this time. Monuments like the Taj Mahal and Jahangir Mahal are washed by the rains, making them appear pristine.
  • Off-Season (March to June): The city experiences extreme heat with the temperature varying from 25 to 45 degrees.

Places to Visit in Agra with Family & Friends

  • Taj Mahal: One of the seven wonders of the world.
  • Agra Fort: A palace and a fortress, this structure has hidden legacies, myths and many corridors that intrigue visitors.
  • Mughal Garden: It is a ‘Paradise Garden’ with a perfect view of the Taj Mahal.

Best Places in Agra for Couples

  • Mehtab Bagh: Also called the ‘Moonlight Garden’, this is just the place to get a stunning view of the sunset.
  • The Shish Mahal: Renowned for its intricate mirror work on the walls and ceilings, reflecting a mesmerising play of light.
  • Itmad-ud-Daulah or the ‘Baby Taj’ of Agra: This was the first structure to be built entirely out of marble stones with pietra dura.

Best Places to Visit near Agra

  • Fatehpur Sikri: Listed among the UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
  • Wildlife SOS Elephant Conservation and Care Center: It works to conserve wildlife, especially bears, elephants, leopards, reptiles and other animals.
  • Jama Masjid: The red sandstone construction and intricate designs on the tomb will leave you amazed.

Frequently Asked Questions About Agra:

Q: What is the best time to visit Agra?

A: October to March is the ideal time to plan a visit to Agra as the weather is pleasant and perfect for sightseeing. It is also the perfect time to adore the best places to visit in Agra.

Q: Which tourist places in Agra are UNESCO-listed?

A: Taj Mahal, Agra Fort and Fatehpur Sikri near the city are the three UNESCO World Heritage Sites, the most popular places to visit in Agra.

Q: Is there an airport in Agra?

A: Yes, Agra Airport primarily serves as an airbase. However, it currently operates direct flights to and from Jaipur.

Q: Which railway station in Agra is closest to the Taj Mahal?

A: Agra Cantt railway station is only 20 minutes away from the Taj Mahal. Autos and cycle rickshaws are easily available from here to reach the site.

Q: What modes of transport are available to travel within Agra?

A: Autos and cycle rickshaws are readily available in all parts of the city. Tongas, electric buses and electric tempos are preferred by those travelling to the Taj Mahal.

Q: How can I find a tour guide in Agra?

A: You can book official tour guides (recognised and approved by the Ministry of Tourism, Govt. of India) online or over a call from the Office of Approved Guide Association Agra to explore the best places to visit in Agra. Self-guided audio tour facility is also provided by the ASI at the Taj Mahal and Agra Fort. You can even download one of the smartphone apps to tour the monuments.

Q: Are there any popular events held in Agra?

A: The 10-day-long Taj Mahotsav held in February-March every year is one of the best events in Agra. The festival attracts art and culture enthusiasts from the world over.

Q: Where can I go from Agra for a weekend?

A: Mathura and Vrindavan are among the most popular weekend getaways from Agra. Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary is another preferable option.

Sargun Preet Kaur
Sargun has an appetite for challenges and creative hurdles that can help her grow as she conquers them one by one. With an innate desire to travel the world, she weaves through life by visiting her dream destinations. When not in her creative zone, Sargun loves to smash in badminton and binge-watch her favourite shows.

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