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.
FAQs of Agra Tour Packages
Ques: Is Agra open for tourists now?
Ans:The Uttar Pradesh state government issued guidelines about Unlock 4.0 and as per the guideline, there is no restriction to the movement of people within and between the states. The lockdown is lifted in the state except on Sundays. Now, Agra is open to tourists. All the monuments are also open except the Taj Mahal and Agra Fort which will be open for tourists from September 21, 2020.
Ques: What are the rules and guidelines for tourists in Agra?
It is mandatory to wear a mask and follow social distancing guidelines.
There will be a lockdown on Sundays.
Ques: How many Days are sufficient to visit Agra?
Ans:You can visit Agra with 01 to 02 days tour covering all important tourist places in the city like Taj Mahal, Agra Fort, Tomb of Akbar, Tomb of Itmad-Ud-Daula, etc.
Ques: What is Agra famous for?
Ans:Agra is famous for the Taj Mahal, it is known as “symbol of love”. It is a UNESCO world heritage site and also one of the Seven Wonders in the world.
Ques: What are other important places of tourist interest apart from Taj Mahal?
Ans: Apart from Taj Mahal, Agra famous tourist places such as Agra Fort, Fatehpur Sikri, Itmadaullah, Sikandra, Mehtab Bagh, etc.
Ques: What are the other important places around Agra?
Ans:One can visit SOS Bear Rescue facility & Elephant Rescue Centre on Agra - Mathura road, IF you have spiritual interest - One can go on day excursion to Mathura & Vrindavan Temples, can visit Chambal wetland & Bhartapur Sanctuary for Bird watching, Fatehpur Sikri visit for a history update etc.
Ques: Which is the railway station to reach Agra by train?
Agra Fort Railway station and Agra Cantonment Railway Station are two railway stations to reach Agra.
Ques: What is the best souvenir to buy from Agra?
Ans:Agra is famous for its Marble intricate work - you can visit the Marble workshops to see the whole process, meet the families involved in the craftsmanship through generations and can buy a piece of crafted marble for your best room, you can also try your hand at Zardozi workshop and buy precious Zardozi embroided garment, you can buy the local famous delicacy - a translucent soft candy known as “Petha” in hindi language.
Ques: Is there an airport in Agra?
Ans:Yes there is a domestic airport in Agra - Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyay Airport. There is a flight from Delhi to Agra but it does not fly daily, so you can contact us to check for the flights.
Ques: Are there any hotels which offer Taj Mahal, Agra View?
Ans:Yes, there are many Taj view hotels that offer the view of the Taj Mahal from its rooms or from its restaurants. Here is the list of the best hotels with the Taj Mahal View.
Hotel Clarks Shiraz
The Oberoi Amarvilas
DoubleTree by Hilton
The Gateway Hotel Fatehabad
Crystal Sarovar Premiere
Four Points by Sheraton
Ques: What are the nearest cities from where you can travel to Agra by road?
Ans:The nearest cities from where you can travel to Agra by road are Delhi, Bharatpur, Mathura & Vrindavan, Lucknow, and Jaipur.
Delhi: One can easily drive from Delhi to Agra; it requires 04 hrs drive to travel a distance of 206 km. In Delhi, you can explore India Gate, Qutub Minar, Humayun’s Tomb, Rashtrapati Bhavan, Parliament House, etc.
Bharatpur: Bharatpur is at 187 km from Agra and you can easily drive from Agra to Bharatpur in 3hrs and explore famous Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary and forts.
Lucknow: Lucknow is another nearby city at 200 km from Agra and you can drive from Lucknow to Agra in 04 hrs.
Jaipur: Jaipur is another major city from where you can easily drive to Agra, traveling a distance of 240 Km. in Jaipur, you can explore Hawa Mahal, Amber fort, City Palace, Jantar Mantar, etc.
Mathura and Vrindavan: Mathura and Vrindavan are popularly known as the “town of temples”. It is 63 km away from Agra and here you can visit the most famous Krishna temples such as Prem Mandir, Sri Krishna Balram Temple, Shri Banke Bihari Ji Temple, etc.