Best Places to Explore in Agra Other Than Taj Mahal
People always think that there is only one tourist place in Agra – Taj Mahal. But there is much more places to visit and explore in Agra, Uttar Pradesh. Agra is the first choice of every foreign tourist because of Taj Mahal. People generally thought that only one day is enough for their Agra Trip. But its wrong, stay at least 2 or 3 days in Agra and explore as more as you can. The Agra is famous for its rich history and culture. So let’s Know about The Best Places to Explore in Agra Other Then Taj Mahal.
Agra Fort is also known as Lal Qila of Agra. This is one of the famous forts of Mughal Fort. It is located on the bank of river Yamuna in Agra. It situated approx. 2-2.5 km away from north-west of the world famous Taj Mahal. You would regret if you miss visiting Agra Fort during your trip to Agra. Always carry an Identity card with you whenever you planning to go there. The fort has its own historical story. This fort was built by Mughal Emperor Akbar after he defeated the Afghans at Panipat in 1556. Originally, this fort was held by the Hindu Sikarwar and subsequently, by Ibrahim Lodi, Babur, Humayun and Sher Shah. You can find many historical things and famous walls here. These all things make it the best place to explore in Agra.
Best Time to Visit Agra Fort?
The best time to visit Agra Fort is in between October to March. On the day the best time is morning and evening time.
How to Reach Agra Fort?
You can easily reach here by local city bus or Auto, Taxi of Agra. You can also reach here by Tanga or Electronic Rickshaw from Taj Mahal.
Maybe you see hundred times the front side of Taj Mahal. But did you think about the back side of Taj Mahal? It is more beautiful than the front side. You can see the back side of taj mahal at Mehtaab Bagh. Mehtaab Bagh is Little far away from the city center of Agra. But the view of Taj Mahal from Mehtaab Bagh is really ultimate. This Bagh is also known as Char Bagh. This park is the main attraction of photographers, you can do a proper shoot here with Taj Mahal. This Bagh is the first choice for Travel and portrait photographers in Agra city because of the view of world famous Taj Mahal. There is also much more in this park other than the view of Taj Mahal. You can find so greenery and many types of flowers here which makes it the best place to explore in Agra, Uttar Pradesh. You can find rush here on Friday because this is the off day of Taj Mahal. The opening time of this park is Morning 6 o’clock to Evening 7 o’clock.
Best Time to Visit Mehtaab Bagh?
The best time to visit Mehtaab Bagh is from August to February. On the day the best time is Sunrise and sunset time.
How to Reach Mehtab Bagh?
Mehtaab Bagh is little far from Taj Mahal and City center because it is located on another bank of Yamuna River. So this is little difficult to reach here by public transport. But you can easily reach here by book taxi and auto of Agra.
The Fatehpur Sikri is the city of district Taj Mahal. It is built by Mughal Emperor Akbar in the beginning of 1570. The city was constructed to honor Sufi saint, Sheikh Salim Chisti, who used to live in a cavern on the ridge at Sikri. There are lots of things to do in Fatehpur Sikri. The Fatehpur Sikri has a 6-kilometer long wall on three sides and there are towers and gates. It houses some of the city’s important buildings namely Buland Darwaza, Birbal’s House, Panch Mahal and Jama Masjid. It’s approx. 35 km away from the Agra City Centre. But this is the most visited place of Agra. This place is also good for photography.
Best Time to Visit Fatehpur Sikri?
The best time to visit Fatehpur Sikri is in between September to March. On the day the best time is all day. You can visit here any time of your day.
How to Reach Fatehpur Sikri?
As I already said, it is approx. 35 km away from Agra city. So you can go there by bus from Agra Bus Stand or you can also book a taxi to go there.
Jama Masjid Agra-
There is a Jama Masjid in Agra also. It is also the must view the place of Agra. Its located just opposite to Agra Fort (Lal Quila). The original name of this construct was Masjid Jahan Numa. This Masjid is constructed by Shah Jahan in 1648. The mosque topped with red sandstone domes is known for its beautiful architecture. There are four towers in this mosque and three entrance gates. You don’t have to pay for entry in this mosque. If you want to click photos or making videos, then you have to pay for it. You will be amazed at the strength of the congregation in one of the most beautiful mosques in India. The timing of this mosque is Morning 5 o’clock to Evening 9 o’clock.
Best Time to Visit Jama Masjid, Agra-
All time is best to visit Jama Masjid in Agra.
How to Reach Jama Masjid?
This is nearby to Agra Fort and Agra city center, so you can easily visit here by any local transport like bus, auto, taxi, battery rickshaw etc.
Itmad-Ud-Daulah’s Tomb is also the best place to explore in Agra. It is situated on the bank of river Yamuna. Approx. three km away from Agra Fort. This Tomb is also known as Jewel box and baby Taj. Because of its look like Taj Mahal. There are lots of gardens and greenery around this tomb. This Tomb is built by Nur Jehan, wife of Jahangir and daughter of Mirza Ghiyas Beg. This is one of the famous monuments of Agra and it has its own history. The tomb was one of the first Mughal buildings in Agra to be made entirely out of marble and is famous for its extravagant inlay work. The entry ticket of this historical monument is Rs 15 for Indian and Rs 110 for foreigners. Always carry a valid Identity card before going there. The white marble of this tomb has been procured from Rajasthan.
Best Time to Visit Itmad-Ud-Daulah’s Tomb-
You can come here any time of the year. The Sunrise and sunset time is the perfect time for visiting this Tomb.
How to Reach Itmad-Ud-Daulah’s Tomb?
This is not so far from Agra City. You can come here by city bus, local autos or taxis.
Moti Masjid, Agra-
Moti Masjid is also known Pearl Mosque. It is also constructed by Shan Jahan. It is located on the premises of the Agra Fort. Moti Masjid earned its name from its brilliant pearl-like shine. The mosque was constructed in between the years 1648 and 1654. It is also situated on the bank of river Yamuna. The pearly white insides of the mosque are enthralling to the eye. There is an entry ticket of this Mosque of Rs 20 for Indians and Rs 300 for foreigners, Foreigners can get a discount of Rs 50 if the have ticket of Taj Mahal of Same Day. Whenever you come to Agra, Always visit this beautiful place- Moti Masjid.
Best Time to Visit Moti Masjid-
The best time to visit Moti Masjid is morning time or evening time.
How to Reach Moti Masjid?
You can reach here by auto or taxi of Agra City.