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Things to do in Agra

Agra has plenty of things to do. The top spot obviously is taken by the Taj Mahal – so see it in all its splendor, and if you can get an early morning view of it or when you are there and it is open to see by the moonlight, the sight is ethereal!

After the Taj, make tracks to the Agra Fort and admire its splendid architecture and pay a visit to the Itmad ud Daulah or the Baby Taj as it is sometimes known. A foray to Fatehpur Sikri is very much in order to see this deserted fort city built by Akbar - even today centuries after it has been deserted, this majestic red sand stone structure is reminiscent of its glorious past.

Sightseeing done, head to the markets and buy marble inlay artifacts to take back home, but do bargain for a good price. Agra is also known for its leather industry so buy a bag or some shoes – they are bound to be of very good quality.

Agra has many activities for the tourist, so do make the most of your trip to this historic city.

Sightseeing in Agra

Famed for nestling Taj Mahal, one of the seven wonders of the modern world, a visit to Agra is a trip to remember if one wishes to take a glimpse of the history of India.

Shopping in Agra

Shopping can be both an exciting as well as taxing experience in Agra. There is a lot one can pick up in handicrafts, but beware of the touts who lead you into shops that overcharge and pay a hefty commission.

Activities in Agra

Outdoor Activities in Agra include exploring the forts and museums. You may visit the monuments and enjoy camel and elephant ride here.

NearBy Places in Agra

Fatehpur Sikri is a deserted fort city, 37 km from Agra. Legend has it that Akbar, who had no son, went to the Sufi saint Sheikh Salim Chishti to seek his blessings.

Eating Out in Agra

There are a variety of restaurants and bars to choose from in Agra. Most of the good restaurants are in the Sadar Bazaar and Cantonment areas.

Festivals & Events in Agra

Taj Mahotsav is a grand 10 day long fiesta which enthralls the one who witnesses. The festival is held each year in Feb/March at Shilpgram, near the Taj Mahal.

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