Travel Tips: If you are also going to Agra for Taj Mahotsav, then do not miss these places!


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Agra is currently hosting the Taj Mahotsav, which began on February 17 and will continue till February 27. The festival attracts hordes of tourists from across the country and the world. While you can enjoy the festivities to the fullest, if you have some extra time, don't miss the opportunity to check out these nearby places in Agra.

Agra Fort:

After visiting the Taj Mahal, take some time to visit the massive Agra Fort located on the banks of the Yamuna River. This fort is located at a distance of only 2.5 kilometres from the Taj Mahal. Until 1638, it served as the residence of the Mughals. Built of red sandstone, this fort looks like the Red Fort of Delhi. The entry fee for Agra Fort is Rs 40 for Indians and Rs 550 for foreign tourists.

Fatehpur Sikri:

Located at a distance of about 38 kilometres from Agra Cantt, Fatehpur Sikri is a UNESCO World Heritage Site that is a must-visit. Made of red sandstone, Fatehpur Sikri is famous for its architectural beauty and historical importance.


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Mahtab Bagh:

Mahtab Bagh, also known as the "Moonlight Garden", is a beautiful garden on the banks of the Yamuna River. Spread over approximately 25 acres, this garden was built between 1631 and 1635. It is not far from the Taj Mahal, and a visit to it allows you to admire a variety of flowers. Mehtab Bagh is open from 6:00 am to 6:00 pm, entry fee is Rs 30 for Indians and Rs 200 for foreigners.


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Akbar's Tomb:

Agra is home to the magnificent mausoleum "Akbar's Tomb" built during the Mughal period. It houses the mortal remains of Akbar and is said to have been constructed between 1605 and 1618. Spread over about 119 acres in Sikandra, a suburb of Agra, this mausoleum is surrounded by beautiful gardens. It is believed that Akbar personally prepared the layout of this tomb.