About Agra

Situated on the banks of the river Yamuna in Uttar Pradesh, Agra is a place that needs no introduction. It is popular all around the globe for the Taj Mahal which is an iconic UNESCO Heritage Site. Agra, Delhi and Jaipur also make up the famous Golden Triangle tourist circuit.

Apart from being home to one of the wonders of the world, there are lots of other things that make Agra a very interesting tourist hotspot. Agra has a flourishing arts and crafts industry that is famous for unique crafts like Pietra Dura, marble inlays and carpets. Agra’s delectable cuisine is also popular among tourists, along with the famous ‘Agra Petha’ which can be found in every corner of the city.

So if you are planning a trip to Agra, here’s a list of things you can do other than seeing the Taj! Don’t forget to avail MakeMyTrip coupons while booking your travel tickets to Agra.

Things To Do In Agra

10. Shopping

You can pick up a variety of stuff from the markets in Agra. Look for zardozi embellishments and jewellery from Kinari Bazaar, leather goods and handicrafts from Sadar Bazaar, and silk sarees from Subhash Bazaar.

9. Cuisine

Delight your taste buds with extraordinary Mughlai cuisine, the very famous Agre ka Petha, Chaat from chat gali and more. Stroll around the lanes or get a fine dining experience from many famous restaurants like The Oberooi Amarvilas, ITC Mughal and many more.

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8. Mughal Heritage Walk

This initiative was started by the Center for Urban and Regional Excellence to support villagers make an income from tourism. It is a 1 km walk conducted by villagers who are trained as guides. It takes you through the Kachhpura village and ends at Mehtab Bagh. You also get to interact with villagers, see lesser known Mughal-era monuments and enjoy a different view of the Taj Mahal.

7. Keetham Lake or the Sur Sarovar Wildlife Sanctuary

Sur Sarovar Wildlife Sanctuary is at a distance of 17 km from Agra on the Delhi-Mathura highway. You can watch local migratory birds, animals like mongoose, jackal, etc., or simply relax by the lake.

6. Kalakriti

The Kalakriti Cultural and Convention Center features art exhibits and grand live shows depicting the story behind the Taj Mahal. A beautiful window into the past, this place is a must visit when in Agra!

5. Gurudwara Guru ka Taal

Guru ka Taal was made in memory of the 9th Sikh Guru, Guru Teg Bahadur. The structure stands strong from the 17th century and the taal or reservoir was used to collect and conserve rainwater during the reign of Jehangir.

4. Keoladheo National Park

You can get to Keoladheo National Park by taking an hour-long drive from Agra. This National Park is a man-made and man-managed wetland and is home to more than 350 bird species, 400 floral species and other animals.

3. Dolphin Water Park

Dolphin – The Water World is one of North India’s biggest amusement parks. With some amazing water rides surrounded by a scenic scape, this place is worth a visit if you are tired of the bustle of Agra City.

2. New Nice Marble Art and Handicraft

Get souvenirs that will remind you of the trip to the Taj. You can see craftsmen working and get pieces like inlayed marble stones, decorative items, miniature statues of Gods and Goddesses, among others.

1. Air Safari

Did you know you could watch the Taj from an aerial view? Hot air balloon rides in Agra are quite popular and give you an unadulterated view of the wonderous monument and other UNESCO Heritage sites. You can experience it anytime of the year, November to March being the best period.

When in Agra, we also recommend you to try the Golden Circuit tour that covers Delhi, Agra and Jaipur. It is also recommended that you visit either of these places during a festival. Although this would mean these places will be crowded, but it will also give you a beautiful perspective while you explore the place.

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How To Reach Agra

Nearest Airport: 

Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyay Airport, Agra or New Delhi Airport

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Nearest Railway Station: 

Agra Cantt, Agra Fort, Agra City

Nearest Bus Stop:

ISBT Agra, Bijlighar Bus Stand

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