Agra is home to several Mughal era monuments, particularly Taj Mahal, Agra Fort and Fatehpur Sikri. These three monuments are UNESCO World Heritage sites and are major tourist attractions. Though tourism in Agra revolves around world famous Taj Mahal but there are several places to visit in Agra. Major highlights of Agra can be explored on a One Day Agra Tour Packages .
If a tourist has ample time and keen interest in exploring various facets of an erstwhile Mughal capital city, there are several things to do in Agra. Perhaps, you want to try out one of the famed Golden Triangle Tour Packages on your holiday this time? If you don’t have much time to spare, but would still like to breathe a different air, it might be a good idea to take a Delhi-Agra-Jaipur Tour? Not only is it full of historic sites, but there’re also other things you can see and do here.
If you’ve already visited Delhi, you could confine your trip to just Agra and Jaipur and do both places extensively. In that case, an agra-jaipur tour would be just fine for a few days. If this sounds like your holiday, may we suggest a few must spots for you in Agra?
Apart from the Taj Mahal and Agra Fort, there are other lesser-known historic sites that will blow your mind. For instance, how about visiting these sites?
Tomb of Mariam
Mariam-uz-Zamani was the Queen consort of Emperor Akbar and the mother of Emperor Jahangir. Her mausoleum, built by Emperor Jahangir in memory of his mother can be seen in a suburb of Agra called Sikandara.
Chini Ka Rauza
Chini Ka Rauza is the tomb of Emperor Shah Jahan’s prime minister, Allama Afzal Khan. This monument contains all the items related to a funeral and is situated on River Yamuna’s eastern bank. The word ‘Chini’ refers to Chinese and ‘Rauza’ stands for ‘tomb’. It was built between 1628 and 1639, using Indo-Persian architectural styles. It is known for its superb use of glazed tiles.
Dayal Bagh or "Garden of the Merciful" is a self-contained colony in Agra. Here, the inhabitants lead an extremely disciplined, active and cooperative life, adhering to spiritual tenets of their faith. The Radhasoami faith has its headquarters here where the Dayal Bagh sect also lives.
Adjacent to the Soami Bagh is the tomb of Swamiji Maharaj, the founder of the Radhasoami faith. It is built entirely in white marble and has elegant pietra dura inlaid on its interior walls.
North of the famed Taj Mahal and facing the Agra Fort and River Yamuna, the Mehtab Bagh is an extremely scenic spot Agra boasts of. It is also called the Moonlight Garden. It was the last of the 11 Mughal gardens built on similar lines on the banks of the Yamuna.
If you love the idea of visiting these spots in Agra, besides the Taj Mahal, why not make arrangements for a trip here as soon as possible? Winter is a great time to be here, so pack your bags and visit this city with several little-known historical spots you’ll love to explore.
One good way of seeing everything that Agra has to offer is to book yourselves on one of the better Agra Tour Packages which will take care of your sightseeing and travel to the historical sites. If you put yourself in the hands of a reputed travel agency, they will use their experience and foresight to give you the best package and the most economical one that will give you a memorable holiday to Agra.
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