Agra - Sightseeing Tours and Activities

Agra - Sightseeing Tours and Activities

Agra should be a part of your sightseeing tours and activities in India if you want to learn more about the Mughal empire. It should also be on your list if you’re short on time and want to cram in the most popular Indian attractions into your itinerary — such as the Taj Mahal. Visiting the Taj is one of the top things to do in Agra, but take note that it’s not the only sight you can check out. You can also include Agra Fort, Fatehpur Sikri, and other historically and culturally significant attractions in your list of must-see places.

Agra - Sightseeing Tours and Activities

Agra is a city situated on the banks of the River Yamuna in Uttar Pradesh, India. It has become a major tourist destination because of its numerous splendid buildings that date back to the Mughal era, including some UNESCO World Heritage Sites and one of the wonders of the world The Taj Mahal. The city is included in the Golden Triangle tourist circuit, together with Jaipur and Delhi.

Sightseeing destinations in Agra

The best way to experience this destination is taking a walk on Sadar or the Mall Road, which is lined with leather and handicraft shops. The most popular sites in the city include the incomparable The Taj Mahal and Agra Fort. When planning your sightseeing trip, take note of the convoluted entry fee system that is implemented in these attractions and many others. You will also find plenty of food items that are quite unique to the city in many of its areas. Remember that Indian cuisine is generally very spicy, so you might want to bring with you some antacids in case you are not used to this kind of food. Other places that offer great sightseeing opportunities include gardens and temples, which you can find scattered throughout the city.

Top tour activities in Agra

There is a broad selection of things to do in Agra, and here are some of the most popular of these activities:

  • Experience an interactive cinema - The Adlabs multiplex houses an interactive theatre (the first ever in the world), where you will be able to participate in a trivia game about the theme of the film it is showing, specifically called “India in Motion”. This is a 25-minute show where you will pass through today’s India on certain types of vehicles to see historical events at sites like Indraprastha, Mohenjo Daro and the Taj Mahal in a life-like experience.
  • Discover the city in battery-powered rickshaws - By doing so, you will not only see Agra’s heritage monuments, but will also experience the culture, craft, cuisine and life of the locals.
  • Take a food tour - Considering that India is known for its food, then a food trip is a must when sightseeing in Agra. While you discover ancient monuments, you can stop at certain points to enjoy some delicious and spicy delicacies.

Top tour attractions in Agra

Among the plethora of attractions in this marvelous city, here are those that should top your list:

  • Taj Mahal - This world-famous building is the mausoleum of Mumtaz Mahal, Shah Jahan’s favourite wife. It is one of the New 7 Wonders of the World and one of the city’s three World Heritage Sites. In fact, Agra is widely identified as the “City of Taj”.
  • Agra Fort - This fort was commissioned in 1565 by the great Mughal Emperor Akbar and is another of the city’s World Heritage Sites. Notable buildings here include the Moti Masjid, Diwan-e-'Am and Diwan-e-Khas, Khas Mahal, Jahangir's Palace, Musamman Burj and Shish Mahal.
  • I'timad-Ud-Daulah - The Empress Nur Jahan built this tomb, also known as the “Baby Taj”, for her father, Mirza Ghiyas Beg, who is the chief minister of the Emperor Jahangir. The mausoleum is set in a large cruciform garden that is criss-crossed by walkways and water courses.

Agra sightseeing tours and activities

There are plenty to include in your itinerary to this city, so you might want to check out all Agra sightseeing tours and activities here at La Vacanza Travel.

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