Have you ever been to the Taj Mahal? It is the major attraction not only of Agra but the whole India or the world for that matter. Taj Mahal tour will make you fall in love with this one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Made of white marble, it looks amazing in the moonlight. It depicts a love so potent and so pure that it will echo in the hearts of everyone for eternity. Many a historians’ delight, many a lovers’ inspiration, many a poets’ muse, it is a superb place to be. But there is a lot more to Agra than the Taj Mahal! Agra is blessed with some of the most important monuments in the country.
How to explore Agra in same day?
Taj Mahal : Explore it from 9am to 11 am
No doubt that Agra’s main attraction is the Taj Mahal. Well, it is The Iconic Symbol of Love. The top things to enjoy here are the monument, museum, prayer room, and the garden. It would take around one and a half hours to two hours to enjoy this monument. Taj Mahal is a famous tourist destination in India.
Itmad-ud-Daulah Tomb – Explore it from 11 am to 12 pm
This amazing monument is considered a precursor to the Taj Mahal. Itmad-ud-Daulah Tomb was built by a Mughal Queen for her father. It is located on the bank of the Yamuna River. It looks quite similar to the Taj Mahal with inlay works and carvings. Well, don’t miss enjoying a small stroll along the banks of the river too.
Mankameshwar Temple – Explore it from 12 pm to 12:30 pm
On four corners of the city, Agra has four ancient temples. Mankameshwar Temple is an ancient Hindu temple. It is surrounded by a lot of markets. You can have an Agra styled lunch in any hotel, after small sightseeing.
Ram Bagh- Explore it from 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm
Ram Bagh is the oldest Mughal garden in the city. One should visit this garden during peak afternoon. There is a reason for that. The garden is built in such a way that it will be cool no matter at what time of the day you visit it. During hot afternoons of summer the breeze from the Yamuna River cools the place.
Akbar’s tomb – Explore it from 2:30 pm to 3:30 pm
Located a little away from other attractions, Akbar’s tomb is a monument famous for its pyramidal tomb. It is known as Akbar’s resting place. Ninety-nine names of Allah are inscribed in the walls of this monument.
Shopping – Explore it from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
There are a lot of markets in Agra. Sadar Bazaar is the best place for a tourist shopping destination in Agra. You can find several attractive souvenirs here. It is quite near to Agra Fort, which is, by the way, your next travel destination. Leather goods, Agra shoes, a replica of Taj Mahal, marble works, handicraft items, antique wood inlay works, and marble goods are the top items to buy in Agra.
Agra Fort – Explore it from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Though Agra Fort is not far away from the Taj Mahal, there is a reason why you should visit this place at last. One reason is that the place looks amazing in the evening. The other reason is the light and sound show that takes place at seven in the evening, each day.
It is a World UNESCO heritage site with interesting entertainment shows and wonderful architectural beauty. After the show, have a nice hot dinner at a restaurant nearby before reaching your hotel or starting towards your next destination.
How to reach Agra?
Agra is well connected with Rail, Air, and Road Network with all the major tourists’ cities in India. The city can be reached by train from Delhi, or you can hire a car easily. It is located at a distance of 200 km from Delhi. You can reach within 2 hours by luxury trains. If you decide to make a day Agra tour by train, Gatiman Express is a better option. Similarly, there are more than 70 trains between Delhi and Agra.
You can do Agra Tour by car or use Bus from Delhi if you want to avoid the hassle of booking the train ticket. You can also reach Agra from Jaipur pretty easily by Road. You can fly from any part of India to Delhi and can easily come to Agra.
Best Time to Visit Agra?
September to March is the best time to visit Agra. It gets pretty hot in May & June. It may also be a bit expensive to manage in those hot waves. So, it is not advisable to visit in May & June. When it comes to July and August, you will encounter monsoon, and it rains heavily. Well, in case you have no other option than visiting Agra in these unfavorable months, equip yourself with a plethora of water bottles, sun cream, umbrella, and wet wipes.
Other Activities To do in Agra!
The city is known for tours like Kinari Bazar Walking tour, Heritage Walk, Cycle Tours, Mohabbat-The Taj Show at Kalakriti Auditorium, and more. Get some Kitchen class experience or indulge in Yoga practice in the surroundings of the Taj Mahal. One can make a visit to the Missionary of Charities of Mother Teresa.
All those adventure seekers can book a seat in the Fly Dining Agra for Dinner or Lunch 150 feet high above the ground level overlooking the surroundings of the Taj Mahal. If someone has a passion for draught beer, they can enjoy a glass of fresh beer sitting in the deck of the Beep Café.
Taj Mahal at Sunrise or Sunset?
One can visit the Taj Mahal either at the time of dusk or dawn to get the best photographs. Want to avoid the hassle of being in the line? Book the Taj entry tickets online.
For most people, the Taj Mahal is a priority in Agra. If the same is the case with you, then it is best to pick a hotel nearby to save time on commuting. Now you must be thinking about where to stay. Well, most tourists want to stay near the Taj Mahal.
Let’s check out the best picks of hotels near Taj!
Hotel Taj Resort
It is only 600 meters away from the Taj Mahal. Here you will get furnished rooms with all kinds of modern amenities such as massage center, air-conditioning, in-room dining, and swimming pool. The hotel offers great value for money. The service is prompt, and the rooms are perfectly clean. It also has an in-house restaurant, which serves scrumptious food.
Hotel Atithi is just a kilometer away from the Taj Mahal’s west entrance. It is a well-maintained three-star property, which is just 2 kilometers away from Agra Fort. The staff is courteous, and the rooms are clean. Your stay will be enjoyable and comfortable here. This expediently situated hotel is the perfect option for budget travelers.
Hotel Howard Plaza
If you are looking for a little upscale hotel, then Hotel Howard Plaza will serve your purpose. It is a four-star hotel that offers luxurious facilities like a Jacuzzi, rooftop barbeque, swimming pool, well-stocked minibars in the rooms, and shopping arcade. Here, you can enjoy a luxurious stay at a rational price. It is centrally located to most of the tourist attractions. Taj Mahal is 2 kilometers away, Agra Fort is 1.5 kilometers away, and Agra Fort Railway Station is 2.5 kilometers away from the hotel.
The amazing city has a vast heritage and has all modern facilities and a wide network of railways and the connection with other cities through the national highways. Agra Tours caters to the need of all sorts of tourists, whether they may be culture seeker, nature and wildlife interested, and so on.
So, what are you waiting for? Book your Taj Luxury tour, and gear up for a lifetime experience!