The stunning city of Agra is perhaps one of the most visited places in India. Home to the iconic Taj Mahal, Agra is tailor-made for lovers and seekers of beauty. This wonderful city was is brimming with Mughal architecture that will remind you to have an era that you only find in your history books. From strategic forts to anecdotal gardens, Agra goes beyond the Taj Mahal. From the moment you enter Agra, till the moment you leave, you will feel a sense of warmth and love in the air. Perhaps it is the air of Agra, or it is the brilliant monuments that surround you.
The lovely city is also located close to Delhi, making it a great place to visit for a same day Agra tour. You can easily head up to Agra, see the city in a glance and come back on the same day. There are many sights in Agra that you can easily cover in a half-day tour.
Here is a suggested for a half-day tour to Agra.
Arrive as early as you can to the historic city of Agra. This is will not only allow you a lot of time to witness all the stunning sights of Agra but also help you witness a more serene and quieter side of Agra on your same-day Agra tour.
As you arrive in the wee hours of early morning, feel the peace and tranquillity in the otherwise noisy city.
The Taj Mahal
After freshening up a little, and indulging a lovely breakfast, head off to the most iconic site of India- The Taj Mahal. This regal monument is not only regarded as one of the most beautiful sites on the earth but also symbolises an undying love story.
This mesmerising and historic marble monument was built by Shah Jahan as a mausoleum for his wife. The Taj Mahal was also featured as one of the Seven Wonders of the World, making it a hugely popular tourist spot.
Just go in and witness all its grandeur and beauty, and listen to all the anecdotes and stories that will stun you and enthral you throughout your visit. You should also visit the nearby garden called Mehtab Bagh, to get the most picturesque and aesthetic photograph of the gorgeous Taj Mahal on your same-day Agra tour.
The Agra Fort
After your exciting visit to the Taj Mahal, you can take a break and enjoy a wholesome lunch at any of the wonderful restaurants at Agra.
After lunch, head off to the royal Agra Fort to witness the past unfolding in front of you. A UNESCO World Heritage Sites of India, the Agra Fort is a testimony to the Mughal powers in India. This Red Sandstone structure is filled with secrets, anecdotes and stories that will enchant you. From how the Fort was kept cool, to the area from where you can see the entire city of Agra, this fort brimming with fascinating and unique details. Many claims that you can also view the Taj Mahal from here, and that Shah Jahan used to see it every day from the Agra Fort. The Agra Fort is an iconic structure in Agra and is laden with charm and mystic.
If you do have the time, then do not miss the light and sound show at the Agra Fort. It is quite something, and worth watching if you wish to be enthralled by a scintillating show. The history of the Fort is also depicted quite accurately through this show.
Before heading back to Delhi, just roam around the streets of Agra to get a feel of the culture and tradition. Let the Agra air take you in, as you explore the bustling markets and eat some delicious street food. You can also pick up some fantastic souvenirs when you are here, before heading back to Delhi, and thus, concluding your same day Agra tour.