Best Things To Do in Agra, India

Home to one of the seven wonders of the world- Tajmahal, Agra has a lot to offer to anyone who comes here for a nice time. The city is replete with numerous tombs and relics depicting the rich Mughal era when Muslim architecture had seen its prime. Among the prominent structures in the city (apart from Taj Mahal), the Agra fort is a renowned one. Kick start your Agra tour by a thorough visit to Taj Mahal, its crown jewel. Stop for a while relishing the breathtaking sight of this beautiful marble mausoleum and spend some time in the lush green parks surrounding it. Ensure to capture the moments through your camera lens while you are at it. After that, you can pay a visit to the Red Fort and admire this stunning architectural masterpiece. Stroll through, have a picnic bash or just lie down spending some quiet moments in one of the many gardens in the city like Suomi Bagh, Ram Bagh, and Mehtab Bagh. Once you are done with sightseeing, go for the other places to visit near Tajmahal such as Itmad-Ud-Daulah Tomb and Mankameshwar Temple. Dotted with bazaars and food places, the city provides a great indulgence with 'Agra activities' like exclusive Chaat fair which is held year every day on every other street. Ensure to nosh on some of that delicious Agra petha while you are at it. With some other cultural delights like Jama Mosque Agra (Jama Masjid) and Sikandra, the city will spoil you for good, especially if you have a knack for history.

Things to do in Agra for Teenagers

Being the small town that it is, Agra is hardly a place where you will see a buzzing nightlife. While you may not be able to find an assortment of pubs here, the city gets its zest from the bustling restaurants and food joints, along with markets and parks that come alive at night with folks and explorers. For teenagers coming here will find their interests in the various places to eat in Agra. Yes, go for a fun Agra food tour, relish the taste of lip smacking Mughlai Cuisine in Esphanan and have some of those Agra pethas by the end of it. Apart from food, the city is rich in markets and local shopping destinations as well, giving you ample reasons to go for shopping in Agra. As for sightseeing, places like Taj Mahal, Mother Teresa's Missionaries of Charity, and Balkeshwar Temple works the magic.

Things to do in Agra at night

Agra is definitely a place you can go in nights. The nightlife in Agra pretty much revolves around its crowded market places and movies theatres. If you are looking for things to do in Agra in the evening, start off with Kalakriti Cultural & Convention Center. The place is known for its various plays and performances performed by artists who recreates the magical moments of Mughal Era on the stage. Once you are done watching the show, spend some time shopping at Kinari Bazaar and appease your inner shopper. The market, decked with a variety of items, from colourful handmade crafts to branded accessories and clothes, will surely keep you sorted for a while. The nightlife in Agra also includes an array of food centres, from high-end restaurants to dhabas and streetside stalls, opening up and preparing for the hectic evening ahead. Mapping the streets on foot, interacting with strangers, praying at various temples, marvelling at the sights of old buildings and enjoying the subtly hidden chaos of the city are some of the activities in Agra you must definitely try.

Things to do in Agra in one day

Agra is one city that despite it myriad attractions can be easily mapped in one day. Apart from the common ones, there are various other things to do around Agra that are not only fun but enough for an exhilarating experience. Go for a bird watching session at National Chambal Sanctuary, visit the renowned structure of Fatehpur Sikri and get enchanted with its allure (the place is not far from Agra), chart out the various temples like Kailash Temple and Mankameshwar Temple, or gear up for a up and close interaction with wildlife at Wildlife SOS, there is absolutely no dearth of fun things to do in Agra India. If you are visiting in winter then you will find a lot of things to do in Agra in January, as it is season for festivals like Taj Mahotsav and such. Coming here this time will provide you with a lot of indulgence.

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    Taj Mahal

    Tags: Art And Culture, Mosque, Religious Site, Historical Site

    Address: Agra, Uttar Pradesh 282001, India

    Timings: 06:00 am - 06:00 pm Details

    The Taj Mahal is one of the most famous and most recognized buildings of India and the world and the Story of Taj Mahal is monumental wonder built by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan, in memory of his wi...Read more

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    Agra Fort

    Tags: Historical Site, Monument, Architecture , Archaeological Site

    Address: Rakabganj, Agra, Uttar Pradesh 282003

    Timings: 07:00 am - 06:00 pm Details

    The Agra Fort is a historical fort bearing the honorary designation of a World Heritage Site. The fort is built on a semicircular design, and huge circular pillars form the supporting base of the fort...Read more

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    Fatehpur Sikri

    Tags: Art And Culture, Historical Site, Monument, Architecture

    Address: Fatehpur Sikri, Uttar Pradesh 283110

    Timings: 06:00 am - 06:00 pm Details

    The Fatehpur Sikri is presently a municipality of Agra but it is nationally as well as internationally famous for being a heritage city of tremendous historical importance. Emperor Akbar had founded t...Read more

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    Tags: Religious Site, Garden, Monument, Architecture

    Address: State Highway 39, Moti Bagh, Etmadpur, Agra, Uttar Pradesh

    Timings: 08:30 am - 06:00 pm Details

    The tomb of Itmad-ud-Daulah is a mausoleum built of white marble, which also consists of premises featuring luxurious gardens and composite buildings. The monument is situated upon a large garden. Aro...Read more

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    Mehtab Bagh

    Tags: Garden, Fountain

    Address: Taj Mahal, Near, Dharmapuri, Forest Colony, Nagla Devjit, Agra, Uttar Pradesh 282001

    Timings: 06:00 am - 06:00 pm Details

    Mehtab Bagh, otherwise known as the moonlight garden is a magnificent piece of greenery with 25 fountains to add to its beauty. The garden is located on the opposite bank of the sumptuous mausoleum re...Read more

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    Jama Masjid

    Tags: Mosque, Religious Site, Landmark, Historical Site

    Address: Jama Masjid Road, Kinari Bazar, Hing ki Mandi, Mantola, Agra, Uttar Pradesh 282003

    Timings: 06:00 am - 08:00 pm Details

    The Jama Masjid is an assembling mosque for vast groups of followers, which was built by Sheikh Salim Chisti, and was among the architects which were the first creations of Fatehpur Sikri. It has the ...Read more

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    Wildlife S. O. S Elephant Conservation And Care Center

    Tags: Outdoors, Wildlife Park, Conservation Centre

    Address: Near Sachdeva Institute of Technology, Thurmura Ghari, NH2, Mathura, Uttar Pradesh 281122

    Timings: 09:00 am - 06:00 pm Details

    The Wildlife SOS Elephant Conservation and Care Center is a charity that works to improve and address the issue of sick, injured and suffering elephants that are usually forced to work for humans in c...Read more

  8. # 8 of 160 Things To Do in Agra | Added 2828 times in trip plans
    Kalakriti Cultural And Convention Centre Image

    Tags: Art And Culture, Entertainment, Performance, Stage Show

    Address: 41/142, A/1, Fatehabad Road, VIP Road to Taj Mahal, Agra, Uttar Pradesh 282001

    Timings: 09:00 am - 08:00 pm Details

    The Kalakriti Cultural & Convention Centre of Agra is a live concert for the hosting of exceptional shows and demonstrations of the rich cultural and historical heritage of India. The show chiefly...Read more

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    Guru Ka Tal

    Tags: Religious Site, Gurudwara, Historical Site

    Address: Guru Ka Taal, Mathura Road, Agra, Uttar Pradesh 282007

    Timings: 06:30 am - 07:30 pm Details

    The Guru Ka Tal is originally the Sikhs place of worship which was once visited by one of the ten revered Gurus of Sikhism. The ninth Sikh Guru Tegh Bahadur Ji voluntarily surrendered to the Mughal Em...Read more

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    Dayal Bagh

    Tags: Neighborhoods

    Address: Soami Bagh Temple, Dayal Bagh, Agra, Uttar Pradesh 282005, India

    Timings: 11:00 am - 06:30 pm Details

    This urban community, a self-sustaining community built on a 1,200-acre subsistence farm, is a marvel. No individual owns any individual part of the community. Everything is shared, including duties, ...Read more

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    Tomb Of Mariam Zamani

    Tags: Historical Site, Architecture , Tomb

    Address: Mathura Delhi Highway, Near Delhi Highway, Sikandra, Agra, Uttar Pradesh 282007, India

    Timings: 06:30 am - 06:30 pm Details

    Mariam-uz-Zamani, today also known as Jodha Bai, was the Hindu consort of the Mughal Emperor Akbar and a Rajput Princess of Jaipur. This tomb was built by her son Jahangir. First constructed as a plea...Read more

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    Tags: Art And Culture, Garden, Historical Site, Architecture

    Address: Lakhisarai, Agra, Uttar Pradesh 282007

    Timings: 08:30 am - 06:00 pm Details

    Sikandra is a famous heritage area of Agra which is most widely known as the burial place of Emperor Akbar. It used to be a favoured architectural site during the Mughal era, especially under Emperor ...Read more

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    Tomb Of Akbar The Great

    Tags: Religious Site, Landmark, Historical Site, Architecture

    Address: Sikandra, Agra, Uttar Pradesh 282007

    Timings: 07:00 am - 06:00 pm Details

    The Tomb of the Greatest of the Mughal Emperors- Akbar is a very grand Mughal structure, which was built in Sikandra. Akbar himself had started the construction, and it was completed by his son Jehang...Read more

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    Buland Darwaza

    Tags: Art And Culture, Outdoors, Historical Site, Architecture

    Address: Buland Gate, Dadupura, Fatehpur Sikri, Uttar Pradesh 283110

    Timings: 08:00 am - 07:00 pm Details

    The Buland Darwaza is a very famous structure of the Mughal architecture, and since the built it has been regarded as the Gateway of Pride, Victory, and Magnificence of the Mughal Rule. The Buland Dar...Read more

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    Mankameshwar Temple

    Tags: Religious Site, Temple

    Address: Lahor Gali, Daresi Rd, Near Jama Masjid, Sita Ram Colony, Sheb Bazar, Mantola, Agra, Uttar Pradesh 282003

    Timings: 05:00 am - 09:30 pm Details

    Mankameshwar temple is a Shiv temple wherein it is believed that prayers prayed wholeheartedly are always granted. It is also believed that when Goddess Sita was taking a dip in the water she prayed t...Read more

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