Agra Attractions

Places to visit, points of interest and top things to see in Agra

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Taj Mahal
* Overcrowded with overtourism issues
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As you approach the famous Taj Mahal of India, your eyes will be drawn up to the incredible white dome which rises in the center, flanked on each side by more white domes and surrounded by incredible white towers. The construction of this splendid building was commissioned in 1632 by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jana as a mausoleum for his favorite wife, Mumtaz Mahal.

The Taj Mahal is an early example, perhaps the first, of Mughal architecture, and is a masterpiece combination of Turkish, Indian, Persian, and Islamic architectural styles. It was designed by an entire team of designers to create and was not completed until 1648, long after Mumtaz Mahal died during the birth of their fourteenth child. The gardens and outbuildings of the Taj Mahal were not completed until five years later.

Even the outer sections of the Taj Mahal are incredible to look upon, including the gardens, which are a traditional char bagh, which is a formal garden of the Mughal period, divided into four parts... read more arrow

* Regular pre-pandemic touristic activity level.