How to Spend a Day in Agra – Ideas and Itineraries
Though Agra is a very important tourist destination in India, people usually take up small trips to Agra from Delhi. All it takes is one day to enjoy Agra. This article talks about a detailed itinerary for how to spend a day in Agra on your next trip.
Taj Mahal –
Taj Mahal is the main attraction here. Top things to enjoy here are the monument, prayer room, museum and the garden. It would take around 90 minutes to two hours to enjoy this monument.
This monument is considered as an antecedent of Taj Mahal. It was built by a Mughal Queen for her father. Itmad-ud-Daulah Tomb located on the bank of the river Yamuna and almost look like Taj Mahal with carvings and inlay works. You can have a small stroll along the banks of the river too.
This is the oldest Mughal garden in the city. There is a reason to visit this garden during peak afternoon. This garden is built in a manner that it will be cool no matter when you visit the park. During hot afternoons, the breeze from the Yamuna River would cool the place. Taking a stroll in this garden is a relaxing activity.
Akbar’s tomb –
This tomb is located a little away from other attractions. This monument is famous for its pyramidal tomb. It is the resting place of Akbar the Great. Another important feature of this monument is that, 99 names of Allah are inscribed in the walls of this monument.
Agra Fort –
Though Agra Fort is very close to Taj Mahal, there is a reason to visit this place at the last. The first reason is that it would look more beautiful in the evening. The second reason is the light and sound show that takes places at 7 in the evening, every day. It is a heritage site with wonderful architectural beauty and interesting entertainment show. After the show, find any restaurant for a nice hot dinner before reaching your hotel or starting towards your next destination.
Agra is famous for its Marble works & Handicraft . You can find a lot of attractive souvenirs and other items here. Top items to buy are leather goods, replica of Taj Mahal, Agra shoes, handicraft items, marble works, wood inlay works, antiques and marble goods.
This itinerary just included the top most attractive places in Agra. It is a large tourist area and you can stay for a week to enjoy the complete Agra. Other top destinations to visit are Fatehpur Sikri, Guru ka Taal, Jama Masjid, Mariam’s tomb, Mehtab Bagh, Cathedral of Immaculate conception, Paliwal Park and Keetham Lake.