Agra Tourism: Best Places to Visit in and around Agra - Sterling Holidays

Apart from the magnificent Taj Mahal, Agra has several places of attraction in and around the city.

Agra Fort Agra Fort is a beautiful walled city that later got evolved into an UNESCO World Heritage Site. At 2.5 km northwest away from the Taj Mahal, this fort is a historical testament to Mughal supremacy in India.

Tomb of Akbar the Great Built in 1603, the tomb of Akbar the Great is an iconic tourist spot set on the grounds of Sikandra, a suburb of Agra in Uttar Pradesh. An epitome of Mughal masterpiece, this one is a notable tourist hotspot of the Agra.

Buland Darwaza The main entrance of Fatehpur Sikhri, 43 km from Agra, is also known as the ‘Gate of Magnificence’. Built in 1756 AD, it was constructed to commemorate Akbar’s victory over the kingdoms of Gujarat. Adjoining the Buland Darwaza is the Palace of Jodha Bai, a beautiful example of Mughal architecture.

Tomb of I’timad-ud-Daulah Often regarded as a draft of the iconic Taj Mahal, the tomb of I'timād-ud-Daulah is an iconic marvel of Agra. Built during 1622 to 1628 primarily with red sandstone and marble, it is also regarded as ‘Baby Taj’ or ‘Jewel Box’ of the city.

Mathura and Vrindavan Situated 57 kms from Agra are two iconic places of Hindu pilgrimage, Vrindavan and Mathura - cities that have attracted devotees of Krishna for years. Krishna is said to have been born in Mathura and to have spent his childhood in Vrindavan which explains the significance of these destinations.


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