A city where you can sense a real feeling of love and enthusiasm is Agra. The beautiful city Agra is home for many historical monuments which were the showcases of great history and royalty elegance of Mughals. Everything in Agra seems to be a marvel and extraordinary sharing something more about the golden era of India. If anyone wants to explore the great history of India means, visiting Agra is the best option. So, here are the top 5 best places to visit in Agra.
And by the way, exploring the lovely and beautiful Agra through the Palace on Wheels train is the best thing to do.
1. Taj Mahal:
The first thought you get when you step in Agra is about the beautiful Taj Mahal. One of the Seven Wonders of the World, the Taj Mahal is a very well-known monument known to the entire world. Shah Jahan’s extreme love towards his wife Mumtaz was beautifully portrayed in the form Taj Mahal. And the perfect mix of Persian and Mughal architectural styles stands as the major attraction of the white mausoleum.
Visiting Taj Mahal during Sunrise time is the best time for a lovely view of glittering in a golden era. And the greenery garden “Mehtab Bagh” before Taj Mahal is a wonderful place to seek the beauty of nature.
2. Agra Fort:
Agra Fort, famously known as the Red Fort of Agra. Agra Fort is a great sign of architectural brilliance of Mughals. The fort built with Red Sandstone and marble stands firmly for beautiful architectural styles and the imposing fortifications of the Fort depict the great rule of Mughals. The fort complex comprises a number of palaces, courtyards, halls, and two sacred mosques.
The major iconic attractions of the fort are Khas Mahal, Jahangir Palace, Sheesh Mahal, Diwan-E-Aam, and Diwan-E-Khaas. Agra Fort is a must-visit place to know the historical era of Mughals.
3. Itmad-Ud-Daulah’s Tomb:
Itmad-Ud-Daulah’s Tomb, the “Baby Taj” and India’s first white marble mausoleum. The architectural era of Mughals started with this white marble mausoleum dedicated to Mirza Ghiyas. The 21-meter high tomb is a great marvel piece with intricate designs and paintings. Why the tomb is called as the Baby Taj means, the architectural styles of the Tomb is very close to the Taj Mahal architectural styles.
And the beautiful and serene garden covered around the Tomb is a great retreat to relax for some time.
4. Fatehpur Sikri:
Fatehpur Sikri is a historical city to visit in Agra and this city was once the capital of Mughals. For one who wants to see the architectural masterpieces of Akbar means, Fatehpur Sikri is the desired place. The whole city was beautifully and architecturally designed by Akbar plotting with numerous gardens, mosques, palaces, etc.
The major edifices to see in Fatehpur Sikri city are Buland Darwaza, Jama Masjid, Pancha Mahal, Birbal’s House, etc. Due to the famous historical attractions, the city was also recognized as UNESCO Heritage Site.
5. Wildlife SOS:
Wildlife SOS is a different tourist spot when compared to all the places mentioned above. Wildlife SOS is like a mission to rescue wildlife of Agra from the poachers. It is an organization rescues the animals and takes care of them. Here we can see different types of animals like sloth bears, elephants, leopards, reptiles, tigers, etc.
Through funds, this organization was running. If you visit you can also donate money for the welfare of the animals. Wildlife SOS is also a must-visit place to see the wildlife of Agra.