Things to do in Agra: The city is situated on the banks of the river Yamuna which we know as Agra. The city has great historical importance, thanks to the many rulers who ruled here and the many monuments built by them. Agra is indeed one of the best places to visit in India if you want to explore the lanes of Mughal history. But the thing is, Agra has much more to offer than just historical monuments. When you are here, you will get to do a lot more than just take a tour of history.
So, let today be the day when we explore all the things to do in Agra India along with exploring the historical aspect of the city! On that note, here is a list of the best 10 things that you can put on your to-do list in Agra!
Make sure to book your flight and any resort or hotel in Agra well in advance to avoid any last-minute hassle in your trip!
10 Best Things to do in Agra
Celebrate beauty and love at the Taj Mahal
The Taj Mahal is a monument not only in Agra but also in India that has become a well-known name for people across the world. After all, it is one of the seven wonders of the world! Also because the monument represents romance and beauty. So, the first thing on your list of best things to do in Agra can be a visit to this monument. Preferably, early in the morning, at sunrise, or in the evening, at sunset. The colors of the sun during these two periods against the white marble piece of architectural brilliance look mesmerizing!
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 sunrise or sunset, but don’t want to face the crowds at the monument, then you should do it! Reach Yamuna River and opt for boating. You get to choose the boat of your choice and obviously, the fare will vary depending on the boat you choose. A boating tour generally lasts for 30 minutes, which is perfect for enjoying the views of the Taj Mahal as well as the surrounding areas!
Enjoy the light and sound show at Agra Fort
You have probably included Agra Fort in your Agra travel guide. And in that case, plan your trip during sunset and get tickets for the light and sound show. Watching the show is considered to be one of the best activities in Agra. So, you know it’s going to be awesome! The fort is wonderfully lit up after sunset and the high-quality sound system makes things even more enjoyable. What happens in the show is that you are taken back to the fort’s past through music and visuals.
Soak in natural beauty in the Mughal Gardens
The Mughal emperors built many wonders in the city of Agra and the Mughal Gardens are certainly one of those wonders. If we have to define the Mughal Gardens, shall we say, the heavenly land built according to the Persian-style garden layout. The beautiful Mughal Gardens are definitely worth visiting! After coming to Agra, you can visit Taj Mahal Garden, Ram Bagh, and Mehtab Bagh. All three are the cure for burning 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 of Fatehpur Sikri makes it one of the best places to visit in Agra. And that is why in this list we have Heritage Walk in Fatehpur Sikri. This small town today was once the capital of Emperor Akbar’s kingdom. So, you know it has many interesting tales waiting to be told! Convinced to visit the place? great! Add this to your list of things to do in Agra. And when you visit, make sure you have some time on hand so that you can explore all the impressive structures here. Diwan-e-Khas, Buland Darwaza, Diwan-e-Aam, Maryam-uz-Zamani Ka Mahal, Jama Masjid and Panch Mahal are what you have been waiting for!
Watch Kalakriti Dance Drama Show
The cultural heritage of India is important to all of us. While we all respect that cultural heritage in our own way, Agra also has its own special way! One of the special ways is the music performed daily at the Artwork Cultural and Traditional Center. It is basically a musical drama named Mohabbat-Da-Taj. It is a 90-minute long show and not even a minute of the show will be monotonous. Apart from watching the show, you can buy handicrafts of marble, wood, and metal from here.
Visit the Shilpgram
Another place to see and buy beautiful handicrafts is Shilpgram (craft translates to art and village to gram). The ethnic craftsmanship that you will get to see here will surely impress you with the original. So, pay a visit, look around, admire and buy a piece or two of the craft, to help the talented artists here carry on their legacy and talents. They will make great souvenirs!
Indulge in shopping
You come to Agra and don’t do any shopping, no, it doesn’t feel right! Busy markets are an integral part of Agra tourism and you must visit them. The first market you can visit is Kinari Market. It is famous for handicrafts, textiles, glassware, leather goods, marble works, and spices. You can also visit Sadar Bazar, Subhash Bazar, Subhash Emporium and Raja Ki Mandi. Textiles, jewellery, handicrafts, spices, household items, you name it and the markets of Agra will be supplying!
Go on a culinary tour
We will repeat, you come to Agra and taste the food, no, it doesn’t feel right! Thanks to the Mughal emperors and their love for food, enchanting Mughlai cuisine is definitely a specialty here! You must try some Mughlai dishes while you are here. Here are some more tips! Petha from Panchi Petha, Paranthas from Ram Babu, Chat from Agra Chat House, and Bedai and Jalebi from Deviram Sweets!
Plan a fun day at the water parks
Agra has two water parks, Dolphin – The Water World and Friends Gokulam Fun City. Visiting any of them can be one of the fun and adventurous activities in Agra. You can enjoy a lot of water rides in both these water parks. Dolphin also has an amusement park that you can visit. When you’re hungry in the middle of the fun, head straight to the food plaza and you’ll be fine.
So, our list of the 10 best fun things to do in Agra is complete. Now, you go ahead and add them to your travel guide and get ready to have a wonderful time!