10 places to visit in Agra

10 places to visit in Agra

Many people reasonably favor not to stay very long in Agra, as it is a quite unattractive city with a lot of touts. However, there are quite a few worthwhile places to visit in Agra and around, apart from India's most famous monument - the Taj Mahal. 

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1. Taj Mahal

The Taj Mahal looks like a fairy story from the banks of the Yamuna River. It has a well-off history dating back to 1630 AD and is in fact a crypt that has the body of Mumtaz Mahal, the wife of Mughal emperor Shah Jahan. He had it built as an ode to his love for her. It is made out of marble and took 22 years and 20 000 workers to complete.

2. Agra Fort

Agra Fort is one of the premium Mughal forts in India. Originally, a clan of Rajputs held a brick fort. However, it was then emprerored by the Mughals and rebuilt by Emperor Akbar, who decided to alter his capital there in 1558. There are many buildings inside, including mosques, public and private audience halls, palaces, towers, and courtyards. 

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6. Mughal Heritage Walk/Kachhpura Village

It Is a community based tourism initiative of CURE Center for Urban and Regional Excellence and the Uttar Pradesh government, to assist villagers create an income as of tourism and improve their living conditions.The walking tour costs 1,250 rupees for adults and 750 rupees for children under 12 years old.

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