6 Things You Must Do When In Agra
By: Neha Mon, 26 Dec 2022 5:59:46
On the banks of the Yamuna river lies the city we know as Agra. The city is of huge historical significance, credit to the many rulers that had ruled here and the many monuments they had built. If you want to take a walk down the lanes of Mughal History, Agra is truly one of the best places to be in India. But the thing is, Agra has a lot more to offer than just historical monuments. When you are here, you will get to do a lot more than just taking walks in history.
So, let today be the day when we do all the things to do in Agra India along with exploring the historical aspect of the city! On that note, here goes a list of the best 10 things that you can keep on your to-do list in Agra!
# Celebrate beauty and love at the Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal is one monument in not only Agra but in India that has become a known name to people around the globe. After all, it is one of the seven wonders of the world! Also, because the romance and beauty the monument represents. So, the first thing on your list of best things to do in Agra can be a visit to this monument. Preferably, in the early morning, during sunrise or in the evening, during sunset. The hues of the sun during these two times against the white marble piece of architectural brilliance look mesmerising!
# Go for a boat ride in the Yamuna river
Here’s a trick! If you want to enjoy the view of the Taj Mahal during a sunrise or sunset but don’t want to face the crowd in the monument, this is what you should do! Reach the Yamuna River and opt for boating. You get to choose the type of boat you like and obviously, the fare will vary based on the boat you opt for. A boating trip generally lasts 30 minutes, which is perfect to enjoy the views of the Taj Mahal as well as the surrounding areas!
# Enjoy the light and sound show at Agra Fort
You have probably added Agra Fort to your Agra travel guide. And in that case, plan your visit during the sunset and get a ticket for the light and sound show. Watching the show is considered to be one of the best activities to do in Agra. So, you know it is going to be fantastic! The fort is wonderfully lit after sunset and the high-quality sound system makes things even more enjoyable. What happens in the show is that you are taken back in the fort’s past through music and visuals.
# Soak in natural beauty in the Mughal Gardens
The Mughal emperors had created many wonders in the city of Agra and the Mughal Gardens are surely among those wonders. If we have to define Mughal Gardens, we will say, heavenly lands built according to the Persian style garden layout. The beautiful Mughal Gardens are definitely worth a watch! Coming to Agra, you can visit Taj Mahal Garden, Ram Bagh and Mehtab Bagh. All three are a treat to sore eyes. A visit to any of these gardens will bring you closer to nature and fill your heart with peace.
# Take a heritage walk in Fatehpur Sikri
The heritage legacy that Fatehpur Sikri carries makes it one of the best places to visit in Agra. And that is why we have a heritage walk in Fatehpur Sikri on this list. This present-day small town was once the capital of Emperor Akbar’s kingdom. So, you know that it has many interesting tales waiting to be told! Convinced to visit the place? Great! Add this to your list of stuff to do in Agra. And when you visit, make sure to have some time in your hand so that you can explore all the impressive structures here. Diwan-i-Khas, Buland Darwaza, Diwan-i-Aam, Mariam-uz-Zamani’s Palace, Jama Masjid and Panch Mahal are the ones to look forward to!
# Watch Kalakriti Dance Drama Show
The cultural heritage that India holds is significant to all of us. While we all honour that cultural heritage in our own ways, Agra has its special ways too! One of the special ways is a musical performed at the Kalakriti Cultural and Conventional Centre every day. It is basically a musical drama named Mohabbat-the-Taj. It is a 90-minute long show and not even a minute of the show will be dull. Other than watching the show, you can buy marble, wood and metal handicrafts from here.