Agra Tour | 3 World Heritage Sites to Visit in Agra | Taj Mahal, Agra Fort and Fatehpur Sikri

Agra Tour | 3 World Heritage Sites to Visit in Agra | Taj Mahal, Agra Fort and Fatehpur Sikri


Agra Tour
Agra is a beautiful city located on the banks of River Yamuna in the Indian state Uttar
Pradesh. The city was once the capital of Famous Mughal
Rulers. At present, it is one of the most visited
tourist attractions of the country as it has some most famous Mughal-era buildings like
Taj Mahal, Agra Fort or Fatehpur Sikri fort. These three places are now UNESCO World Heritage
sites. Here is a short day tour of these places. How to Reach
From the capital city of India New Delhi, you can reach Agra via Taj Express Highway
or Yamuna Expressway. The distance here is 233.1Km. This is the shortest route to reach Agra from
New Delhi by road where it is around 4 hours journey. Reserved cab fare for this trip is around
Rs 2500. Other than private cars, there are also train
and bus services. By train it will take around 2 hours to reach
Agra from Delhi. Train fare is around Rs 150 per head. Bus fare is around Rs. 400 per head. The World Heritage Places to Visit in Agra
Taj Mahal It is one of the most visited tourist attractions
of India. Car parking space of Taj Mahal is 1 Km ahead
of the main mausoleum. From there ample options are available to
reach the main building. There are battery operated cars, buses, local
horse carts or rickshaws by which you can go to the adjacent ticket counter of the Taj
Mahal. The bus fare is Rs 10 per person and the battery
operated car fare is Rs20 per person. The entry fee to Taj Mahal is Rs 50 for Indian
tourists, Rs1110 for foreigners. If you want to visit the main mausoleum, then
you have to pay one additional charge of Rs200 which is optional. Children up to 15 years require no entry fee. Taj Mahal is a complex of beautiful Mughal
era buildings. The main building of this complex is the famous
ivory-white marble Mausoleum which was built in the loving memory of Mumtaz Mahal by her
husband the 5th Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan to house her tomb. Now this is a UNESCO world heritage site as
well as a winner of the new 7 wonders of the world. In a year, Taj Mahal experiences 7-8 million
visitors from all over the globe. It is mandatory to purchase disposable shoe
cover charged Rs20 per pair, if you are visiting the main mausoleum. Entering through the main gate you will be
exposed to a long stone-path passing through the beautiful garden of the complex. In the middle of the path, there is a beautiful
water fountain. On a public holiday the place becomes overcrowded. You may see huge number of people roaming
here and there and taking selfy. The view of the Yamuna River from the back
of the basement of the main mausoleum needs a special mention. Agra Fort can also be seen from here. Next go to visit Agra Fort. This is another UNESCO world heritage site. Once, this fort was the main residence of
great Mughal emperors. Three emperors of Mughal dynasty Akbar, Jahangir,
and Shah Jahan built this massive fort during their reign. First palace to visit here is the Jahangiri
Mahal built by Emperor Akbar for his son Salim or Jahangir. It is a two-storied architecture built in
red sand stone and was once the main residence of Emperors Akbar and Jahangir. Moving from this palace come to see the Diwan-i-aam
or the public Audience hall of Mughal emperors. This hallway is famous for beautifully designed
pillars. Behind Diwan-i-aam, there is the main residence
of Emperor Shah Jahan. The garden in front of this palace complex
is known as anguri bag. Behind it, you can observe the residence of
Emperor Shah Jahan and his two daughters Jahanara and Roshanara. These buildings are built with white marble
stones. Throughout the year, the fort experiences
huge number of tourists. In the evening you can be entertained by a
light and sound show here. Photography is prohibited there and so we
are not able to show you that. You can also purchase the entry tickets of
Taj Mahal and Agra Fort online. We will share the respective links in the
description box. Next visit Fatehpur Sikri
Fatehpur Sikri is a town in Agra district of Indian state Uttar Pradesh. Great Mughal Emperor Akbar founded the city
to celebrate his victory over Gujarat. The UNESCO World heritage site to visit here
is the Fatehpur Sikri fort. Park your car just after entering through
the outer gate of the city and from here avail government buses to go to the main fort entrance. The bus fare is Rs10 per person. The
entry fee to Fatehpur Sikri fort is Rs.50 for Indian tourists and Rs.610 for foreign
tourists. No entry fee is needed for children up to
15 years. Here, 1st you will see Diwan-i-am or the public
audience hall of Emperor Akbar. Behind Diwan-i Am there is a big courtyard. In the middle of this courtyard stands the
Diwan-i-Khas or the hall of private audience. The building is famous for its gorgeous central
pillar. The pillar has a square base and octagonal
shaft. On the left of Diwan-i-Khas stands the treasury
building of Emperor Akbar. Behind it is Anup Talao. It is a tank in front of the khwabgah or the
Emperor’s residence. The tank is made up of red sandstone. In front of Anup Talao, there is Panch Mahal
built by Akbar. The palace was just outside the harem and
was a summer retreat for royal family. Going from bottom to top each floor of this
building is smaller than the other. Beside Panch Mahal, there is Khas Mahal or
the Emperor’s private palace which is interconnected to the Ladies harem. At the centre of the ladies harem there is
the palace of Jodhabai, the Hindu Rajput wife of Emperor Akbar. The palace is built around a courtyard. Surrounding the courtyard, there are the summer
and winter Palaces of Jodhabai and a temple where she used to worship God. Both the palaces are decorated with intricate
Jali work. On one side of Jodhabai’s Palace, you can
see the horse stable. At the end of this stable, there is Birbal’s
Palace. Birbal’s palace is an example of gorgeous
Mughal and Persian architecture and is of two stories. From the back of the harem complex, you can
clearly see the fort entrance. Now this fort experiences thousands of visitors
every day. Where to Stay
Agra is a place where you don’t need to think about a hotel or resort. There are numerous hotels and resorts of different
budget range are available all over the city. You may also book the hotels online. Check the description box below for online
hotel booking links. Please don’t forget to like and share the
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