The first place and thing we do when we visit Agra are visiting Taj Mahal and exploring its wonders. It’s a very usual thing everyone does in Agra. But not only this, there is a lot to discover and enjoy in Agra. If anyone wants to explore another side of Agra let’s go through this. Here are the best 5 offbeat things to do in Agra.
And by the way, Agra is also a part of Palace on Wheels itinerary so it will be better to travel through Palace on Wheels train to nourish in luxuriousness.
Visit Agra Fort:
Agra Fort, popularly known as Red Fort of Agra is one of the fine architectural wonders of Mughal era. The fort was built under the supervision of the great ruler Akbar. That’s why the fort exhibits his greatness in many forms like through massive fortifications and tight security system design. For invaders to conquer the Agra Fort became impossible in those days.
Many more architectural wonders inside the fort such as palaces, courtyards, mosque, etc showcase beautiful and unique architectural styles. Visiting Agra Fort near the Taj Mahal is the best thing to do in Agra to capture the captivating architectural styles.
Hike to Fatehpur Sikri:
The next best thing to do in Agra is visiting Fatehpur Sikri. It is a small city near to Agra which was constructed by Akbar. This city was planned and supervised under Akbar, he was very fascinated to build this city. Fatehpur Sikri is the best place for sightseeing tours to see many historical and heritage wonders.
Akbar’s interest in building constructions can be seen here with a number of examples. Here must-see architectural and historical attractions are Jama Masjid, Buland Darwaza, Salim Chisti, Mariam-uz-Zaman’s palace, Diwan-I-Aam etc. For history buffs, Fatehpur Sikri is the best choice to explore.
Shopping in Agra:
Whenever we visit a new place shopping is the most prior thing to do. In the same way shopping in Agra also should not be neglected. A number of shopping zones in Agra will surprise the tourists to buy different things what they want. The major famous things available in Agra are Taj Mahal miniature souvenirs, metal crafts, handicrafts, ethnic wears, designer carpets, etc a lot.
Simply, different shopping zones with different things make people get in confusion about what to buy. Kinari Bazaar, Subhash Bazaar, Sadar Bazaar, Shah Market, etc are the best places for shopping in Agra.
Enjoy the serenity at Chambal river:
Chambal river close to Agra is a very pleasant and calm place to enjoy the serene environment of the river and greenery around. This river is quite famous for native and migratory birds, turtles, and Gangetic Dolphins. Nearly 242 bird species can be seen at this river. Tourists can also cruise on the waters of Chambal to experience a closer view with a number of birds. Moreover, tourists can take a trip to the surrounding greenery of the river through jeep safaris. Chambal river is the best spot for wildlife lovers in Agra.
Relish with Mughlai cuisines:
Visiting Agra and not tasting the famous cuisines of Mughlai’s means it’s a big mistake you done in Agra. It is home for Mughals so here many cuisines of them are very popular in many places. After all your trips in Agra and then pleasantly enjoying the delicious savors of Mughai’s is the best thing to do in Agra. If you want to taste the best of Mughalai cuisines then visit Tajganj.
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