Places to Visit in Agra

Moti Masjid (Pearl Mosque)

Built on a higher sloping ground, the Moti Masjid is located to the north of the Diwan-i-Am and faces the Yamuna River. The exterior is made of red sandstone and the interior is entirely made of marble. ... Read More>>

Musamman Burj (Octagonal Tower)

It was said that in Shah Jahan’s last years, hampered by failing eyesight, he was not able to see the Taj from this tower. Hence, his physicians advised him to look at the Taj through a convex mirror. Today, ... Read More>>

Ram Bagh

Also known as the “Garden of Leisure”, Ram Bagh is believed to be the first Mughal garden laid out in India. Slabs of marble cut in zigzag patterns create attractive floral designs on the remains of the water courses. ... Read More>>

Shah Jahani Mahal (Shah Jahan’s Palace)

This was said to be the palace from where the emperor used to watch the elephants fight. The Shah Jahani Mahal is octagonal in shape and made of red sandstone, which has beautiful floral designs in stucco. ... Read More>>

Sheesh Mahal (Palace of Mirrors)

Once described as the dressing room for the court harem, this exquisitely designed building was created with intricate Persian glass work. The Sheesh Mahal was built in 1637. ... Read More>>

Sikandra (Akbar’s Tomb)

Sikandra is located on the Agra-Delhi road, 8 kilometres north-east of Agra and on the same side of the Yamuna river as the Taj. This city was founded in 1492 by Sikander Lodi and the remains of this city can ... Read More>>

Soami Bagh Samadh (Dayalbagh)

This the headquarters of the Radhasoami religious sect founded in 1861 by Shri Shiv Dayal Singh, also known as Soamiji Maharaj. The Soami Bagh Samadh is lined with exquisitely carved pillars and panels. ... Read More>>

Taj Mahal

The Taj Mahal is known as one of the most majestic and breathtaking wonders of the world with its intricate marble designs and glorious hues that change colour from sunrise to sunset. This world-famous tomb was built in 1653 by ... Read More>>

Taj Museum

The Taj Museum is located to the left of the central chamber of the main gateway to the Taj. One of the main exhibits to see are the two beautifully decorated marble pillars of Shah Jahan’s time. It is ... Read More>>

The Mausoleum

To enter The Mausoleum visitors must climb a large red sandstone platform from the garden and proceed to wear cloth overshoes provided by the caretakers. The overshoes are important because one must respect the custom of not wearing shoes in ... Read More>>