So, after having such an admired and honored sight, what else a place needs to be a tourist paradise. But there are many other attractions in Agra beyond the Taj Mahal that you can traverse during your Agra tour. One such must-visit site in Agra is the Agra Fort. This architectural wonder built of red stone and marble used to be the Mughal abode before they shifted the capital to Delhi. The UNESCO World Heritage Site is a popular tourist attraction that you can visit with our well designed Agra holiday packages. Agra Fort is one of the most beautiful forts in India built by Emperor Akbar in 1565. There is a vast courtyard inside the fort along with a number of gardens, palaces, and mosques like Anguri Bagh, Shish Mahal, Mina Masjid, and Diwan-i-Khas.
Maybe the Taj Mahal is the main attraction during your Holiday in Agra, but don’t forget to visit the Baby Taj or the Tomb of Itimad-Ud-Daulah. This monument was built by Nur Jahan in the honor of her father Mirza Ghiyas Beg and is nicknamed as ‘Baby Taj’ for its resemblance to the Taj Mahal. The monument is entirely made from marble and the intricate design worth a visit during your Agra sightseeing tour.
While traversing Agra, take a halt at Sikandra, home to Akbar’s Mausoleum. Designed by Akbar himself during his lifetime, this monument commemorates the greatest of all Mughal emperors and your Agra trip will remain incomplete without visiting this site. Built of white, yellow and blue-marble, the monument has beautiful geometric and floral designs that stun the visitors.
The historic city Agra is also home to an Elephant Conservation Centre which is a famous site to be included in your Agra package. Here the wounded elephants are sheltered and offered medical care after rescuing them from the forests. Volunteers are welcome to offer services like the preparation of food for the elephants.
As Agra is easily accessible from Delhi and Jaipur, many travel operators also include these cities in the holiday packages for Agra offering a complete Golden Triangle tour.
The best time to visit Agra is during the winter, which is also a suitable time for exploring heritage sites in Delhi and Jaipur. You can enjoy a sightseeing tour in Delhi and visit places like Red Fort, Qutub Minar, India Gate, Rashtrapati Bhavan, etc. or wander around the decorated lawns of City Palace in Jaipur. To add some natural excitement to your Agra tour, head to Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary located at a distance of 55 Km. from Agra.
Once you are fully charged with the excitement of history and wildlife, it is time to get into spirituality. With our customized tour package for Agra, you can avail of an extended journey to Mathura and Vrindavan. Else, you can go to the sacred city Varanasi and enlighten your soul with the view of the evening Ganga Aarti or refresh your mind while boating in Varanasi.