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Reconnoitering the Beauty of Agra in a Day

by Ankur Jha Travel Creators

There is immense joy in seeing spectacular and unique historic sites, knowing the value of preservation, exploring their stories and feeling their significance by touching them. Experiencing the magnificence of Taj Mahal is something we look forward to as tourists and traveling enthusiasts. If you are in nearby cities such as Delhi or Jaipur and are tight on your itinerary, then you can take a same day Agra tour by car or train.

Sight-Seeing Agra in One Day

Agra is a small city and it is not difficult to sight-see several more things along with Taj Mahal in a single day. Here are some places that you can visit to see and learn more about the rich historical Mughal culture that once thrived in this city.

Taj Mahal

Visiting TajMahal during the sunrise or sunset is an extraordinary sight. However, you can visit the splendid mausoleum any time between 6:00 am and 6:30 am except on Fridays as the place is closed for Muslims to attend their prayers. If you have planned your visit ahead, then a night view would be great. They permit you to visit TajMahal on a full moon day, 2 nights before and 2 nights after. So, that’s 5 days in a month. Ensure you make necessary bookings after consulting your tourism company or do some research over the internet because just 400 people are permitted in one single night.

Agra Fort

This gorgeous fort is less than 3 kilometers from the TajMahal and can be easily covered in a Same Day Agra Tour. The Agra Fort is available for visiting on all days of the week from 6:00 am to 6:00 pm. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The entire fort is built of red sandstone and was the main residence of famous emperor Akbar who also happens to have ordered the construction of this fort. Agra Fort is also known as Qila-e-Akbari. There are many structures in the building that were later replaced by marble structures by Shah Jahan, Akbar’s grandson. Several other rulers came and made renovations to the fort including the British.

Abkar’s Tomb

Akbar was a famous Mughal Emperor who holds a significant place in Indian history. His tomb too lies here in Agra. It is an elaborate Mughal structure and the gateway to it is known as the Buland Darwaza. Akbar had started building his mausoleum when he was alive but it was completed by his son Jahangir after his death. The mausoleum drips of beautiful architecture of the Mughal period and every corner of the structure is laden with intricate designs. The mausoleum is surrounded by a beautiful garden where you can see peacocks, monkeys and deers too if you are lucky. It is open to tourists on all days from 6:00 am to 6:00 pm.

Tomb of Itimad Ud Daulah

This is also a mausoleum which was built by NurJahan who was the wife of Emperor Jahangir in the memory of her father, Mirza Ghiyas Beg. Itimad Ud Daulah is a title that he received from Jahangir, which means Pillar of the Government. Mirza Ghiyas Beg was the chief minister of Jahangir and he also took care of the Mughal treasury. The structure of the mausoleum is quite similar to that of the TajMahal and is often addressed as Baby Taj. It is open for visit on all the days of the week from 6:00 am to 6:00 pm.

Others Things to do in Agra

When you are taking a break for lunch or snacks, then you must taste the authentic Mughlai food here in Agra. The Agra Petha is scrumptious and you will love its taste. Keep an eye on the street markets you can buy good quality leather goods for affordable prices. Several street vendors sell miniature TajMahals you can buy them as souvenirs.

All you need is a Same Day Agra Tour by Car, to enjoy the beauty of this city.


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