The Taj Mahal is one of the most beautiful and renowned monuments of the world and is the main reason people visit Agra all over the countries to just to see this majestic architectural marvel.
But Agra is not just the home of the world’s most beautiful building but much more. It’s surprising to know that Agra is the only city in the world that can boast three World Heritage Monuments! And very few people are aware of this fact. You can easily spend more than a day in this amazing city and be amazed every day.
Below are the places and various things listed out you can visit hassle-free with the same day Agra tour by car. Avoid long ques, crowdy narrow streets and the overbearing stalls and vendors at Agra and enjoy the pure joy that the city has to offer with Luxury Agra Tour.
Things to do in Agra
Taj Mahal obviously being the first place to visit in Agra is an architectural marvel built by the great Mughal Ruler and builder Shah Jahan to express his undying love for his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal. The perfect symmetries, majestic minarets, pure white marble and the intricate design patterns make it an unmatchable beauty to any other in the world. it was built in 1630 and took 22 years and 20000 workers to complete
To avoid the crowd and take in all the wonderful views of the Taj hassle-free, the best time to visit is during early hours of the morning with the same day Agra tour by car. Visit Taj on any day except Fridays, especially during sunrise as the Taj rises in the misty mornings on the banks of Yamuna River.
Another world heritage monument, Agra Fort, is the symbol of power, fortitude and grandeur of the Mughal Era. Built in red sandstone by the great emperor Akbar as a military fort in 1565. Later transformed into a palace by his son Shah Jahan before he was overthrown by his son Aurangzeb and ended up being imprisoned in Agra Fort where he could only see the Taj Mahal from a distance. You can also enjoy the evening light and sound show which retells the story of the history of the Agra Fort
The third world heritage site- the proud red sandstone city of Fatehpur Sikri built by the great Emperor Akbar to mark his victorious Gujarat campaign in 1573. It was once the capital of the entire Mughal Empire of India in the 16th century and is one of India’s top historical destinations. The city was abandoned shortly after 15 years of its establishment due to the insufficient supply of drinking water there.
Watch a Kalakriti Show
Want to see how the grand Taj Mahal was built? You can visit the Kalakriti Cultural and Convention Centre, not far from Taj Mahal where every day the story of the making of Taj Mahal is performed in a dance drama in the evening. A huge replica of Taj Mahal is built which is lit up with multi-color lights and the show is multi-lingual for the various guests from the different countries.
Take a hot air balloon over the Taj
Enjoy the aerial bird’s eye view over the complete Agra and majestic Taj Mahal from the seat of a hot air balloon ride, available only at a 15-minute ride from the Taj. You cant take your DSLR over there with you but a photographer for hire is available there.
To enjoy a fresh and more peaceful view of the Taj, from across the Yamuna river visit Mehtab Bagh which is a delightful Mughal garden complex. Also known as the “The Moonlight Garden, it gives you an unexplored view and more serene experience of the famous monument situated across the Yamuna banks.
Visit the Bazaars in the Old City
Visit the Kinari Bazaar and experience the old city of fascinating warren of narrow lanes. Inside the buzzing street life, live with the heart of India. It has all manners of shops and stalls and good for sale, a good place for shopping if you can haggle!
Visit a village
Want to enjoy the spectacular views of the wondrous Taj Mahal without paying the bulky entry fee of Taj Mahal and also avoiding the overbearing crowd at Taj, join us on the amazing heritage walk of the same day Agra Tour where you get to see the lesser-known gem monuments of Mughal Era set in the rural areas of Agra town. Interact with village communities and share their experiences while also enjoying the simply breath-taking views of the Taj Mahal.
For your convenience, same day Agra tour picks you up from your hotel/ railway station/ airport at Agra from where you head to Kachhpura Village around Taj Mahal via car. Heritage walk begins at the banks of Yamuna opposite Taj Mahal, passes through Kachhpura village ending at Mehtab Bagh.
You will be picked up from your hotel/railway station/airport in Agra and taken to Kachhpura Village around Taj Mahal. It takes place on the riverside opposite the Taj Mahal, goes through Kachhpura village, and ends at Mehtab Bagh. The Mughal Heritage walk on the same day Agra-Delhi tour is community-based tourism that was initiated to help the locals and villagers produce an income through tourism activities and can improve their living conditions. Help these young local boys trying to uplift their community and take a memorable experience with you of the indigenous village life.
You are accompanied by the local villagers who are trained as tour guides at this heritage walk which is about 1 kilometer (0.6 miles) long. This gives you the chance to explore the lives of locals and interact with them and see how they have been living for ages. Agra is home to not only Taj but also many other monuments that are less famous. This heritage walk allows you to experience these lesser known but very interesting monuments dating back to the same period of the Mughal Era.
Don’t think you would be missing the magnificent Taj. You get the see the amazing views of the Taj from the banks of Yamuna. Experience Taj from the perspective of the local villagers and boys who grew up with this monument on the horizon.
Concluding your stay during the sunrise taj mahal tour, you will be dropped back to your hotel/ railway station/ airport in Agra
Agra Bear Rescue Centre
Visit the Agra Bear Rescue Centre, along with a Bird Sanctuary and Elephant Conservation and Care Centre. At the Agra Bear Rescue Centre, hundreds of sloth bears have been rescued after being held captive and forced to dance.