Come join us for this Agra city travel guide as we visit the Taj Mahal and some of the other top attractions in Agra located in Uttar Pradesh, India. When it comes to things to do in Agra city you might be surprised to learn that the city features many places worth visiting including Agra Fort, Mehtab Bagh Moonlight Garden Tomb of I’timād-ud-Daulah and the Taj Nature Walk. Although the main reason to come to Agra is without a doubt to visit the Taj Mahal places such as Agra Fort would be standalone tourist attractions in many other cities in India. Some come for the Taj (it is so worth it) but be pleasantly surprised by the additional things to do in Agra city, Uttar Pradesh, India.
Things to do in Agra, India Travel Guide (Taj Mahal)
1) Taj Mahal (ताजमहल)
2) Agra Fort (आगरा का किला)
3) Taj Nature Walk
4) Baby Taj (Tomb of I’timād-ud-Daulah – اعتماد الدولہ کا مقبر)
5) Rooftop views of the Taj Mahal
6) Mehtab Bagh Moonlight Garden (मेहताब बाग़ – مہتاب باغ,)
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Our visit Agra travel guide documentary covers some of the top attractions including home cooked food, top attractions, fascinating temples and mausoleums and the city by day and sunset. We also cover off-the-beaten-path activities you won’t find in a typical Agra tourism brochure, Agra city tour or Agra itinerary.
Agra City Guide | Taj Mahal Travel Video in Uttar Pradesh, India Video Transcript:
Well good morning good morning. Today we are in Agra (आगरा). How excited are you? Super excited. I mean ‘hey guess what’ there is a little kind of tiny attraction here we might be visiting. Maybe the Taj Mahal (ताजमहल). The Taj Mahal (ताजमहल) is actually closed on Fridays and we didn’t realize that until we got here. So we can’t visit today but instead we’re going to visit Agra Fort (आगरा का किला). Yeah. And maybe the Baby Taj Mahal. Yeah, and the good news is that I’ve actually been to Agra (آگرہ) before and I’ve been to Agra Fort (आगरा का किला) and it is one of the most impressive I’ve ever visited in India. If this fort was outside of Agra (आगरा) it would be a standalone attraction in another city. So we’re going to go check that out today and maybe check out the Taj from across the river. And then we have to buy tickets for the Taj. Right so busy day actually. Let’s begin.
Agra Fort (आगरा का किला) is a UNESCO World Heritage Site that draws big numbers, especially on a Friday when the Taj is closed. Admission to Agra Fort (आगरा का किला) is through the Amar Singh Gate, which is the south gate. Outside the gates you’ll find guides offering their services, so that’s something you can keep in mind if you’re looking to learn about the fort’s history and architecture.
So we’ve been getting all of these like teaser views of the Taj. Last night we had it during dinner and today we have this. And I think we’re going to get one more vantage point later on in the day. And then finally tomorrow we actually visit it.
Once you walk through a series of gates, you’ll find yourself in a giant complex of marble palaces, inner courtyards and gardens, complete with wild monkeys running along the fort’s walls.
You also get some pretty cool views of the Taj Mahal (ताजमहल) off in the distance – but we’ll show you an even better lookout point later in this video.
The Taj Mahal (ताजमहल) was built by Shah Jahan as a memorial for his third wife, Mumtaz Mahal, who died giving birth to their 14th child in 1631. He wrote that the beauty of the structure made “the sun and the moon shed tears from their eyes”, and while I may not have shed a tear, it’s a sight that did not disappoint.
So we made it to the Baby Taj Mahal (Tomb of I’timād-ud-Daulah – اعتماد الدولہ کا مقبر).
So our last stop of the day is the Mehtab Gardens (मेहताब बाग़ – مہتاب باغ,) which are directly behind the Taj Mahal (ताजमहल) so you get some pretty cool views.
so that is a wrap from Agra (आगरा).
This is part of our Travel in India video series showcasing Indian food, Indian culture and Indian cuisine.
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