Top ten best place to visit in Agra, Uttar Pradesh (India). These are must see places for all the tourists who visit Agra. Agra Fort, Jama Masjid, Taj Mahal, Fatehpur Sikri are some of the monumental and historic sites in Agra.

Agra Fort:- The Agra fort which is known as Lal Qila located in India. It is a UNESCO listed world heritage site. Jahan spent his final days here in captivity. The Agra fort is a massive magnificent fort made out of red sandstone. The design of the fort is quite interesting, there are three massive great gateways. In total it covers 94 acres some of which is off limits to public. It truly is a remarkable place to visit.
Akbar’s Mausoleum:- The Mausoleum of Akbar the great is situated about 10 km from Agra, in Sikandra. Akbar started its construction but it was completed by his son Jahangir in 1605. The architecture of the mausoleum is very interesting as it is a good example of mixture of the use of sandstone together with marble. The mausoleum is flanked by a beautiful garden. The unique square design of the main tomb remain unrivalled by all other Mughal buildings. Mausoleum is open from sunrise to sunset.
Chini-ka-Rauza:- Chini ka rauza, Agra is considered to be the one of the masterpiece of glazed-tile decoration. This mausoleum is in fact a classic example of the Persian influence on Mughal architeture of that period. Parts of the walls are still covered with the colored enamel tiles (Chini) which gave the tomb its name. On the top of the dome you can see some Quranic texts inscribed on it. This really is a magnificent holiday site to visit in every season.
Itimad-ud-Daulah:- This Tomb is a Mughal mausoleum in the city of Agra in the Indian state of Uttar Pardesh. It is often regarded as a “draft” of the Taj Mahal. It is the first tomb in India built entirely in white marble. The tomb is also justly famous for the glasses, Pietra dura (stone inlay), whine glasses and an amazing variety of geometrical arabesque. The whole structure gives the impression of an enlarged precous abject.
Jama Masjid:- The Jama Masjid in Agra is perhaps the largest mosque in India and it is also known as Jami Masjid. Jami Masjid was built by the mughal Emperor, Shah Jahan. The Masjid is a quadrangular building of brick and stone encircled by a ring of terraced roofed and double storied buildings. The main prayer hall is used on most days by worshippers and is made up of high cusped arches and marble domes. On Fridays and other holydays the courtyard is filled with devotees who come in for “Namaaz”.
Mehtab Bagh:- Mehtab Bagh which means the “Moon light garden” was built on the northern side of the Taj Mahal complex and lies across the Yamuna River. It is also known as “Chaar Bagh”. The significant attraction of Mehtab Bagh is Taj Mahal it self. The place has been enriched with plants and at present more than 40 varities of plants bloom in the garden. Your visit to the beautiful garden will mark you treat your eyes far away from the hustle bustle of the busy town.
Taj Nature Park:- Taj Nature Park follow the stone pathways for a pleasant natural ramble among birds and butterflies. This is one of India’s most beautiful national parks. The dramatic landscape features tropical forests and woodlands, and steep rocky hills with flat grasslands in the velleys below. The park is also home to a large variety of mammals’ leopard, deer, jackal, fox and wild dog.
Taj Mahal:- Taj Mahal is the most beautiful building in the world. In 1631 the emperor Shah Jahan built Taj Mahal in memory of his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal, who died in childbirth. The white marble mausoleum at Agra has become the monument of a man’s love for women. Many architects have rated it as the most perfect of all buildings standing on earth. Three artists designed it a Persian, an Italian, and a French. But the design is completely Mohammedan. It is one of the “seven wonders of the world” and it attracts record 3-4 million tourists annually. Today, Taj Mahal tour package is very popular amongst both the domestic as well as international visitors.
Fatehpur Sikri:- Fathpur Sikri build during the second half of the 16th century by the emperor Akbar. Fateh pur sikri (the city of victory) was the capital of the mughal Empire for only some 10 years. This is a complex of monuments and temples, all in uniform architectural style. Today, it is a ghost town, but still retains its old charm and beauty. Another very interesting feature at Fathpur Sikri is the mammoth chessboard, where human figures were used as chess pieces and moved at the emperor’s will.
Guru Ka Taal Or Tal:- As the point of discussion is that some Agra attractions enjoy historical, and religious significance so the mention of Guru Ka Taal becomes a must. The Agra Guru Ka Taal is the most revered and venerated place for the Sikhs dwelling in Agra. It is a holy place of worship for the Sikh. Guru Ka Taal in Agra is very popular tourist attraction. It is kept open from dawn to dusk everyday. This tourist attraction is well connected by road from all over the city.
May 18, 2010 | mamun | 3 Comments | 804 views