Top 5 Tourist Places to Visit in Agra

Taj Mahal

Agra is a lovely historic city in the country of India. It is visited by travelers from different parts of the globe and is one of the most well known travel destinations in the country of India. It is filled with historical structures most of which date back to the period of Mughal Rule.

Top 5 Tourist Places to Visit in Agra

Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal
This is a fabulous structure in the city of Agra and is one of the most visited travel destinations. The Taj Mahal is a very large imposing structure thronged by thousands of devotees on an everyday basis. Prayers and offerings can be made over here between ten in the morning and six in the evening. The Taj Mahal is also located in the heart of Agra and can be reached using the rental car services. The architectural style of this mosque reeks of an Arabic influence.

Tomb of Salim Chisti
Tomb of Salim Chisti agra
This is a famous sightseeing destination in the city of Agra. It is situated slightly towards the outskirts of the city and is the resting place of the renowed Sufi Saint Salim Chisti. The Tomb can be accessed by tourists from eight in the morning until five in the evening. A ticket has to be purchased for the purpose of entry. Cameras are allowed for a separate fee. The building is made of yellow brick and is a stellar example of Medieval Indian architecture.

The Agra Fort

This too is a fine tourist attraction in the city of Agra in India. It is a monument that was constructed in the fourteenth century and stands tall even today. The fort gets its name from the fact that it is situated in the city of Agra. A meager amount of 5 INR has to be paid in order to be able to enter this fort. The interiors of the fort are as gigantic as its exterior and are very beautifully done up.

Agra Bazaar
Meena Bazar Agra
This is located in the older part of the city of Agra. It was a shopping destination or a marketing area in olden times and continues to be so even today. Agra Bazaar is a wonderful place to shop at for Indian pottery especially cooking items. Moving about in this area is best done with the help of an auto or rickshaw. The shops at Agra Bazaar remain open until the late hours. Food products are available at very cheap rates over here.

Itimad Ud Daula’s Tomb
Agra-Itmad ud Daulah Tomb
This is the area where the Indian ruler Itimad Ud Daula was buried and is consequently a destination that is buzzing with people at all times of the day. The best time to visit the tomb would be the early hours of the morning. Photography is allowed. The tomb was looked after the princess Jahanara after her father’s death. It is presently maintained by the state authorities.

Other Places to Visit

Religious: Sikandra

Monuments: Fatehpur Sikri

Museums: The Agra City Museum

Parks and Gardens: The Agra Rose Gardens

Shopping: Mughal Bazar, Sadar Bazar, U.P Handcrafts and Handloom center

Originally posted 2013-11-20 14:15:17.

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