Places to visit near Taj Mahal

Are you planning to visit Taj Mahal? Apart from Taj mahal many other beautiful places are there in Agra which reflects the richness and grandness of Mughal dynasty. Here in this article let's try to get some more information about some of the most important historical structures surrounding Taj Mahal. Read this article to know about Places to visit near Taj Mahal.

Taj Mahal is one of the Seven Wonders of the World. People from all over the world reach Agra to enjoy the snow white, magnificent beauty of Taj Mahal. Taj Mahal and other structures are the main attractions of the Indian as well as foreign tourists all over the year. This is how Agra has become one of the most important tourism places in India and is one among the Golden Triangle in India. Here is the list of Places to visit near Taj Mahal

Agra Fort

After enjoying the magnificent beauty of Taj Mahal, every traveler visits Agra Fort to take pleasure of work of art during Lody Empire. The Agra Fort as famous as Heritage Tourist Attraction in India. Visiting Agra Fort can explain you the rich history of that era and you will get mesmerized with the architectural sumptuousness of Agra Fort. DuringShah Jahan era, the red sandstone was replaced with white marbles for the variety of architectures. Imprisonment of Shahjahan by his own son, Aurangzeb is the major part of the history. You can visit the mansion and the area where Shah Jahan was imprisoned. You can also get the chance to visit the particular place from where Shah Jahan used to glance at Taj Mahal. You can enter the fort from its southern gate which is named as Amar Singh Gate.

Agra Fort and Taj Mahal are located at the distance of only 5 km from each other and you can reach Taj Mahal within 10 to 15 minutes from Agra Fort. If you want to take more information about this historical place then you can take help of a trained guide there. Inside the fort, you can visit the variety of structures like Mosque, Public Hall, towers, courtyards etc. The major attraction of tourists visiting Agra Fort is a Wonderful and vibrant garden in the center of the fort. The ticket to visit this ancient structure is just Rs. 20 for Indian visitors and Rs. 400 for foreign visitors. Overall visiting Agra Fort will give you some unforgettable memories for the lifetime.


King Akbar is the most important part of Indian history. He was one of the most famous rulers of that era. Sikandra is the tomb of king Akbar but sadly this place is not much popular as a tourist attraction. Due to lack of attention, this place does not much famous but those who know the importance of the place do visit this place surely. During his dynasty, Akbar got this construction done with the combination of Christian, Islamic, Hindu, Jain and Buddhist themes. Visiting this place can elaborate you about the interest of king Akbar in Art, Literature, Philosophy and culture. This is the right place to visit with the family where you can give more and more knowledge to the children about rich Indian history. The most important attribute of this place is an astonishing gateway with four slender towers carved complicatedly. These four minarets gather tourists around it to observe its wonderful structure. You can enjoy the eye-catching artwork on the entrance part in the front of the Akbar's grave. The area is covered with marvelous Stucco Paintings. To visit Sikandra you need to take the ticket of Rs. 10 only and for foreign visitors the ticket price is Rs. 100/-

Itmad-ud- Daulah

The place is the tomb of Mir Ghiyas Beg, the father of Nur Jahan. This is another important must see tourist place which can explain you about Indian heritage. This white marble structure is the first white marble tomb in the history. From here you can take a view of Yamuna River. This wonderful structure of Itmad-Ud- Daulah is surrounded with the scenic beauty of surrounding beautiful garden. This is considered as a famous picnic spot for many tourists. This is the place where you can get knowledge of history about Nurjahan.

Fatehpur Sikri

If you want to experience the best example of Mughal Architecture then Fatehpur Sikri is the best place to visit in Agra. Fatehpur Sikri is the place where you can find more information about the most popular king Akbar. This complex explains you about the rich Mughal Empire. When you enter the fort you can experience the mishmash of Islamic as well as Indian architecture on pillars and walls. Visit the structures like Diwan-e- Khas, Diwan-e- Aam, a mosque instigated by the mosque in Mecca and Buland Darwaza and Panch Mahal. Visiting these structures will be a mesmerizing experience for every visitor. If you wish to visit this historical place then you have to take a ticket of Rs. 10 and Rs. 110/- for foreign tourists. Apart from all these places you can also take pleasure of visiting Dayal Bagh, Chausat Khambha, Chini ka Rauza, Mariam's Tomb and Chhatri of Raja Jaswant Singh in the city of Agra.


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