Top Historical Places in Agra

Are you looking to explore the history of Agra through the ages? There are a number of historical destinations in Agra including the time-honored buildings, monuments, palaces, and parks where you can learn about the glorious past of Agra. The presence of these historical sites and museums will take you on a walk through Agra ‘s rich history.
If you are willing to have an in-depth historical information about Agra, we recommend that you take a wonderful guided tour to cover the major historical attractions. Also, check the opening and closing time for each so that you can organize your time. Make sure that you go through the complete list of historical places in Agra for a great trip!

Let's witness the history of Agra with these top historical places - monuments and landmarks:

  1. Taj Mahal

    4.6 (7931 Votes)
    Taj Mahal

    Art And Culture, Mosque, Religious Site, Historical Site

    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 wife Mumtaz Mahal. It is designated as one of the Seven Wonders of the World, and one of the three World Heritage Sites which are located in Agra. The Taj Mahal was built of expensive marble, along w...Read more
  2. Agra Fort

    4.5 (6865 Votes)
    Agra Fort

    Historical Site, Monument, Architecture , Archaeological Site

    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 walls. The fort has impressive defensive measures that are very interesting to see. Of the four entrances, the one named the Delhi Gate- is the most famous entrance. The Lahore Gate and Khizri Gat...Read more
  3. Fatehpur Sikri

    Art And Culture, Historical Site, Monument, Architecture

    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 the city as the capital of the Mughal Empire, and the city remained the functional capital till 1585. Akbar himself had laid out and directed the design and detailed organization of the Fatehpur Sik...Read more
  4. Itmad-ud-daulah

    4.3 (4176 Votes)
    Itmad-ud-daulah

    Religious Site, Garden, Monument, Architecture

    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. Around it are numerous water streams and pathways, and is contrasted with the surroundings. The structure consists of the main central build placed upon a red sandstone platform, and has a six sided m...Read more
  5. Jama Masjid

    4.3 (5088 Votes)
    Jama Masjid

    Mosque, Religious Site, Landmark, Historical Site

    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 traditional design of a mosque, having the main nave with a central dome and large courtyard halls on each of the sides. There are two chamber halls square in shape which are adorned on the top wit...Read more
  6. Guru Ka Tal

    4.7 (2582 Votes)
    Guru Ka Tal

    Religious Site, Gurudwara, Historical Site

    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 Emperor Aurangazeb in an act of great courage and defiance at the very spot. Later a Gurudwara was built at the spot to mark its importance. The Gurudwara is very well maintained and a perfect place ...Read more
  7. Tomb Of Mariam Zamani

    3.9 (575 Votes)
    Tomb Of Mariam Zamani

    Historical Site, Architecture , Tomb

    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 pleasure garden in 1495, it was converted into a tomb in 1532. Of all of Akbar's wives, her tomb is nearest to him. On the ground floor there are forty chambers and the cenotaph of Mariam. The beautifu...Read more
  8. Sikandra

    Art And Culture, Garden, Historical Site, Architecture

    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 Akbar. Akbar had designed his own mausoleum called Tomb of Akbar the Great or Akbar Ka Maqbara in Hindi, which he illustrated so as to depict religious unity and harmony, involving the features of ...Read more
  9. Tomb Of Akbar The Great

    4.4 (3465 Votes)
    Tomb Of Akbar The Great

    Religious Site, Landmark, Historical Site, Architecture

    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 Jehangir. The Southern Entrance to the Tomb is the largest gate, adorned by four decorated minarets, which are built of marble. The tomb has four storeys, with a marble floored courtyard on top which bea...Read more
  10. Buland Darwaza

    Art And Culture, Outdoors, Historical Site, Architecture

    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 Darwaza is built mainly of the used and traditional building stone of the Mughals- the red sandstone, along with buff sandstone. As additional and decorative bearings, the top of the main courtyard ar...Read more
  11. Chini Ka Rauza

    3.8 (2542 Votes)
    Chini Ka Rauza

    Historical Site, Monument, Tomb

    Chini Ka Rauza is the Tomb of Allama Afzal Khan Mullah, a poet and Emperor Shah Jahan’s Prime minister, which was built, in 1635. The tomb is built in rich glazed tiles said to be imported from China. The Rauza is a funerary monument dedicated to the famous poet and scholar, Afzal Khan who died in Lahore in the year 1639. The tomb faces to city of Mecca and is situated close to the river ...Read more
  12. St. George's Cathedral

    4.3 (366 Votes)
    St. George's Cathedral

    Church, Religious Site, Cathedral

    It often surprises people to find out that there's a historical attraction in Agra that is not Mughal or Hindu. This elegant Protestant Church of clean lines was built in 1828 in neo-Gothic style. Inside are commemorations to British soldiers who died while serving in India. The church is usually not open to the public but can be visited on Sunday mornings during mass. It is one of the oldest c...Read more
  13. Jaswant Ki Chatri

    Garden, Monument, Architecture , Tomb

    Blending both Hindu and Muslim elements into its architecture, this is thought to be the only monument from Mughal times built by a Hindu in Agra - Jaswant Singh. It is a domed, pillared, pavilion-shaped cenotaph, dedicated to Rani Hada, a princess from Rajasthan. The tomb of the queen is in the centre of the garden. It is surrounded by a rectangular wall of red-sandstone.
  14. Samadhi Swamiji Maharaj Bagh Image
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    Garden, Landmark, Monument

    The Samadhi Swamiji Maharaj Baghis a monument that stands as a tribute to the commendable work of Huzur Swamiji Maharaj also referred to as Shiv Dayal Singh Seth, in Agra. The magnificent structure of the monument stands erect on a beautiful garden as a memory of the Radha Soami Satsang cult which was based a combination of ethics and principles of Sikhism, Buddhism, Christianity and Hinduism.
  15. Red Fort

    Fort

    Red Fort is a historical fort located in the heart of Agra. It was the main residence for the Mughal dynasty. Constructed in 1639 this fort has marked several connections with the Mughal emperors during that age. Built over an area of nearly 100 hectares, Red Fort is a beautiful sign of Mughal architecture. Situated with turrets and bastions and varying from 18m to 33m in height, Red Fort has b...Read more