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Off Beat Places to Visit in Agra

Known popularly for the world famous Taj Mahal – one of the seven wonders in the world, Agra has lot in its store to be explored. A prominent destination for tourists, the places is not just about the larger than life palaces but also the beautiful and intricate architecture which can be seen elaborately adorned on every tomb, fort and construction. Thus, reminding the royal reign of Mughal period, their richness and culture. With centuries of historical storied buried deep within the city, it is a great place for every adventurer. Take a same day Agra tour and visit these fantastic places for an exceptional experience.

Itmad-ud-Daulah’s Tomb

Like the famous of mausoleum of Mumtaz and Shah Jahan, Itmad-ud-Daulah’s Tomb is too a mausoleum which was built by Noor Jahan for her father Mirza Ghiyas Bagh. It was an honour for the title he received i.e Itmad-ud-Daula (pillar of the state). Made of white marble and semi-precious stones, this tomb is worth a visit.

Itmad-ud-Daulah's Tomb

Akbar’s Tomb

Built in the honour of the great emperor Akbar, Akbar Tomb is one of the finest Mughal architecture. Made with area sandstones and a touch of white marble, the tomb is beautiful and magnificent. The tomb can be the perfect place for the ones who appreciate art and architectural designing.

Akbar’s Tomb

Jama Masjid

Constructed by Shah Jahan for his favourite daughter, Jama Masjid is a famous mosque which constitutes great religious value for the Muslims. The masjid is located just opposite of Agra fort, it has five different entrances that leads to the courtyard. Its prayer chamber is decorated with slender turrets which also come with kiosks that are alternatively places. A visit to this mosque should be included in your Agra package.

jama masjid agra

 

Bageshwarnath Temple

Considered as a very holy place, Bageshwarnath temple is a place where people worship lord Shiva. Located just few kilometres away from the heart the city, the temple comes to life during festive occasions covered with beautiful lighting and full with devotees.

Bageshwarnath Temple

Jodha Bai Ka Rauza

An excellent combination of Muslim and Hindu architectures, the palace is beautifully constructed for Jodha Bai who was Emperor Akbar’s favourite queen. Beautifully designed, this palace is worth your visit.

Jodha Bai Ka Rauza

Places like these have even greater stories ready to unfold to the visitors. Hence, spare some time from your daily routine and loose yourself in the great history of the country.