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7 Awesome & Super Fun Things To Do In Agra Besides Visiting The Taj Mahal

Editors 2 May 2018


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So the first thing that comes to your mind when we say Agra is Taj Mahal right? But there are plenty of other fun, adventurous and exciting things which you just shouldn't miss out on when in Agra and we're here to tell you all about them! 

1. Light & Sound Show At Agra Fort

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A perfect blend of history and entertainment, the light & sound show at the Agra Fort will truly mesmerise you with narrations and depictions of some important events in the history of Agra while utilising the forts architecture perfectly! When in Agra, don't miss out on this mesmerising experience!

Location | Agra Fort, Rakabganj
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2. A River Safari At Chambal Sanctuary

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If you want to witness the rich heritage and wildlife legacy of our country then you should definitely opt for this safari. They will pick you up from your hotel in Agra and take you for an exquisite cruise on the river Chambal showcasing some important landmarks, habitat of various animals and birds which is truly an enriching experience. 

Location | Mela Kothi Road, Village and P.O. Jarar, Bah
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3. Marble Shopping At Subhash Emporium

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More than 60 years old, this place is touted to showcase some of finest craftsmanship as far as marbe is concerned, which is definitely something to shop for when in the city; it's the perfect place for souvenirs. 

Location | 18/1, Gwalior Road, Opp BSNL Office, Shahzadi Mandi
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4. Wildlife Appreciation At Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary

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To indulge in a perfect date with nature and birds, Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary is the place to go. It is one of those things you can tick off your bucket list if you have some spare time in Agra. A mere 1 hour drive from Agra, there are various tours which take place daily to visit this Sanctuary.

Location | Bharatpur
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5. Akbar's Mausoleum

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The mausoleum of Akbar at Sikandra is about 10 kms from Agra and is a must visit for anyone who loves history or architecture. This outstanding red sandstone and marble structure is mesmerizing with its intricate patterns and outstanding architecture! Don't miss visiting it.

Location | Tomb of Akbar The Great Area, Sikandra

6. Shopping At Kinari Bazaar

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Picture Credits: Japinder Singh

Every shopaholic's paradise, Kinari Bazaar in Agra offers up everything from clothing to junk jewellery to marble to shoes to spices and the list is never ending! Street shopping at its best, here you will find plenty of things to take home at reasonable prices. 

Location | Kinari Bazar, Hing Ki Mandi, Mantola

7. A Visit To Fatehpur Sikri 

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Fatehpur Sikri is another quaint city worth exploring when in Agra. It used to be the residence of the Mughal Emperor Akbar and was designed by himself. An hours drive from Agra, this red sandstone city comprises of various important structures in its complex which should definitely be visited.

Location | Fatehpur Sikri

Explore Agra like never before!