Things to do in Agra

644103aSikandra, also known as Akbar’s tomb plays an important role in reflecting the personality of the Mughal Emperor Akbar. Situated about 13 kilometers from the Agra Fort, the site boasts a vast, lavishly decorated red-ochre sandstone tomb. There is also a lush garden surrounding the tomb.

Itmad-Ud-Daulah’s Tomb was built by Empress Nur Jehan and is sometimes described as a jewel box because of its charming garden and white marble used for the construction of the tomb.

Soami Bagh Samadh is the mausoleum of Huzur Soamji Maharaj, also known as Shir Shiv Dayal Singh, located out of the city. The construction started in 1908 and it has been said that it will never be finished. Often described as the next Taj Mahal, the mausoleum features several carvings in stone and colored marble. This is one of the magnificent sites in India.

In Agra, you will find a number of things to do whether you want to exercise, observe the nature, satisfy your palate or empty your wallet. There are also plenty of traditional festivals that will wow tourists with colorful parades and an array of fun-filled activities.

The country’s most renowned water bird sanctuary, the Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary is located about 60 kilometers from Agra and makes a great day trip for those who wish to see rare species of birds. Also known as Keoladeo Ghana National Park, this impressive bird sanctuary is best visited from October to February as most of the birds of various species gather, filling the air with their song.

Cycling is a great way to explore Agra as you can stop to witness the sights and surrounding area at your own pace. Agra offers a beautiful, idyllic countryside where you can see lush-green mountains covered by white fluffy clouds and a clear blue sky. The best option is to rent a bike from your hotel.