India is a treasure house of glorious history left by the erstwhile ruling dynasties of major cities and Agra is one of them. Agra holds a prominent place in history as it houses one of the finest architectures of Mughal-era displaying the wonderful work of artisans. Every single attraction of the city hides a story behind its formation that leaves tourists awestruck. Being one of the most frequently visited tourist destination in India, Agra is also a part of India’s most popular Golden Triangle Tours that make the town crowded throughout the year. Golden Triangle Tour is the most popular and searchable tour of India which includes Delhi, Agra, and Jaipur in its tour circuit and comes with extensions to major cities of the country. Savoring the scrumptious taste of Mughal dishes in Agra is the best thing that you can enjoy in the city, but don’t miss the flavors of Agre ka Petha. Here are some of the top places to visit in Agra Sightseeing during the Golden Triangle Tour.
Incredible Taj Mahal –
The notable landmark of Agra, Taj Mahal was also declared as one among the Seven Wonders of the World. A memorial site constructed by Shah Jahan for his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal displays the eternal love of the king for his wife. This milky white marble structure is located amidst lush green meadows on the bank of Yamuna River. Amazing color changing the effect of Taj Mahal shows the monument in distinct colors throughout the day. It turns pinkish as the early sun rays fall on the monuments, milky white during the evening and bright golden under the soft light of full moon.
Elegant powerhouse of Agra Fort –
Dated back to around 16th century, Agra Fort is also known as the Red Fort of Agra because of its massive utilization of red sandstone in the architecture. The fortress stands as an example of the powerful architecture of Mughal artisans. The innumerable luxurious palaces of the fortress namely the Jahangir Palace, Khas Mahal, couple of mosques, and large audience hall. Located on the bank of Yamuna River, this fort and the Taj Mahal form a unity of monuments in the city.
Sandstone city of Fatehpur Sikri –
The historic city, Fatehpur Sikri was built by the great Mughal emperor, Akbar. The city was declared as World Heritage Site by UNESCO for its majestic architectural style that leaves everyone awestruck. Fatehpur Sikri is a perfect blend of Persian, Hindu, and Islamic architectural style. The major attractions of Fatehpur Sikri are Buland Darwaza, Birbal’s House, Panch Mahal, and Jama Masjid. Experience the majestic and imperial lifestyle of Mughals by walking through these palaces, mosques, touching the lattice designs and semi-precious stones of the palace.
Enticing Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah –
The pure marble structure of Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah was constructed by Nur Jahan in the memory of her father. The 21-meter tall tomb’s white beauty is also a treasure house of ancient paintings that adorn the walls of the Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah. Sometimes this structure is also known as Baby Taj for its similar structure as that of Taj Mahal. It represents the chapter of India’s history when the Mughals ruled the land.
Magnificent moonlight garden of Mehtab Bagh –
Stunning garden complex located in the vicinity of the Taj Mahal and Agra Fort, Mehtab Bagh is situated on the bank of Yamuna River and is a Charbagh planned garden. The garden was made as an extension of the gardens in Taj Mahal and the idea was to make it as a moonlight garden. With the beautiful walkways, joyful fountains, bright-colored flowers, you will find the meadow as a perfect paradise to spend some leisure and relaxing time in the city.
All these top places to visit in Agra will let you introduce with the past of Mughal dynasties and their stunning architectural features residing in the city. So, if you are planning your India Tour then you must book Golden Triangle Tour Itinerary to witness the mesmerizing charm and vivid cultures and traditions of the country in a short trip.