Attractions of Agra

January 23, 2017


Attractions of Agra

Being a city which attracts a large number of tourists every year, Agra is a must-visit Indian location. It offers an urban landscape filled with fantastic sights and experiences for the visitors. The majesty of Agra’s past still lingers around in the aura of this place and is clearly evident in the culture and surrounding that this place possesses. Agra offers the very famous and beautifully architectured inlaid marble and red sandstone buildings from the old aged times. However, the modern luxuries and amenities available to all visitors, offers a wonderful balance of the classic and contemporary amongst the city’s beautiful settings.

Best time to visit :

Best Time to visit Agra is between October to March. The weather during this time is pleasantly cold most of the time. This also happens to be the peak travel season for Agra. But if you are planning to visit between April – September,  the weather can be very hot during this time, especially between April – June.

Major Places Of Tourist Attraction:

 

TAJ MAHAL

Explore Agra with a new eye of beauty…experience the spectacular view of Taj Mahal in the full moon light….

It doesn’t matter what time of the day it is when you look at the Taj Mahal; you know it’s going to be an experience to remember for lifetime. But looking at the Taj Mahal on a silent night when the moon is at its full glow, is a moment which is truly priceless! That sight of Taj Mahal with that silvery glow under the moonlight is mesmerizing and magical. Lucky are the people who get to adore the Taj Mahal gleaming like a polished diamond under the moonlit sky. There are no words magnificent enough to describe the splendour of this beautiful tomb. And, the only thing that can be more magical and mesmerising than the Taj Mahal is the “Taj Mahal on a full moon night”.

The night view of Taj Mahal is available on five days in a month, including a full moon night and two nights before and after the full moon. The viewing is opened from 8:30 pm to 12:30 am in 8 batches of 50 people for the duration of 30 minutes for each batch. Hence, only 400 people are allowed on a single night. Tickets for the night viewing may only be purchased 1 day in advance, in person from the booking counter at the Archaeological Survey of India, located at Agra Circle, Uttar Pradesh, in between 10 am to 6 pm.

HotelBids wants you to enjoy this magical experience in a well known tourist city of India, away from the hustle and bustle of daily life. We assure that this unique experience is truly going to leave you in awe of its beauty and serenity. Plan an extended weekend and fill your eyes with beauty with one of the 7 wonders of this world. You can also get the best last minute deals of budget hotels in Agra at prices starting from Rs.1000 (Approx). Download our very user friendly mobile application and Book your Hotels online with HotelBids as we promise to give you the best of experience and memories, exactly at the price you want! Do not miss to experience the sheer beauty of this white monument standing tall on a dark night, illuminated by the silvery white moon rays. Not to forget the calm river, the star- rich sky and the silence, which combines to make it all look so pure and beautiful!

Being in the city for a weekend, other places of tourist attraction which can be visited in Agra are:

AGRA FORT:

This 16th century monument is yet another proof of the architectural brilliance of the Mughal era. This is situated near the gardens of the world famous Taj Mahal in Agra. Also called as the Red Fort of Agra, it is a symbol of Mughal’s grandeur and vibrancy.  It is India’s one of the most historic structures from the Mughal era and is also a UNESCO World heritage sight. Notable buildings in the fort include the Pearl Mosque, the Diwan-e-‘Am and Diwan-e-Khas, Jahangir’s Palace, Khas Mahal, Shish Mahal (mirrored palace), and the Musamman Burj.

FATEHPUR SIKRI:

Built by the mughal emperor Akbar in 1570, this city was a tribute to Sufi Saint. Fatehpur Sikri is a perfect blend of Indian, Islamic and Persian architecture and it was built using red sandstone. The city remained the capital of Mughal Empire For around 10 years. The city has a 6-kilometer long wall on three sides, surrounded are towers and gates. It houses some of the city’s remarkable buildings namely Buland Darwaza, Birbal’s House, Panch Mahal and Jama Masjid. The entire city along with all the important architectures including royal palaces, Jama Masjid and courts were declared as World Heritage Site in the year 1986.

JAMA MASJID:

Jama Masjid in Agra is opposite to the Agra fort and it overlooks the Agra Fort Railway Station. The Jama Masjid is also popularly known with another name – the Jami Masjid or “Friday Mosque”. It is one of the largest mosques in India. Shah Jahan built this mosque in 1648 to dedicate to his favourite daughter, Jahanara Begum. Jama Masjid of Agra has Imam of Ahle Sunnat Wala Jamaat or Barelwi. It is a very simple mosque made up of red sandstone, decorated with white marbles and blue colour painted walls and ceilings. It’s a huge mosque located in the center of Agra and is surrounded by a great bazaar. This place is often visited by tourists.

SADAR BAZAR:

If you are looking for some shopping in Agra then ‘Sadar Bazaar’ is one of the most popular destinations for the tourists. This market located very close to Agra Cantt Railway Station and is also quite close to both Taj Mahal and Agra Fort. It is surely the most visited place for shopping. This market has plenty of shops selling different varieties of stuff from leather footwears to clothes, and delicious street food to pethas. Handicrafts and exquisite pieces of marble decorations is also what this market is famous for. It is surely a place which is a real treat for shopaholics!

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