Discover cultural and historic attractions in Agra
Conveniently located a short drive from the Expressway that leads to New Delhi and Jaipur, Radisson Hotel Agra provides abundant services within minutes of top area attractions like the Taj Mahal and Agra Fort. You can haggle for leather goods and purchase local spices at the bustling Shilpgram marketplace or travel to Fatehpur Sikri to see the former capital of the Mughal Empire. Planning a trip with the family? Make memories while exploring Agra Fort or pack a picnic to enjoy at Ram Bagh Gardens.
Tombs and mausoleums:
- Taj Mahal (2.2 km)
Dedicated to Shah Jahan’s late wife Mumtaz Mahal, this iconic mausoleum combines influences of Indian, Persian and Islamic architecture. Completed in 1648, the Taj Mahal is surrounded by 17 hectares of lush green gardens that provide a stunning contrast to the pristine white marble exterior.
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- Itimad-ud-Daulah (7.8 km)
Nicknamed the 'Baby Taj', this tomb built entirely out of marble was the first of its kind. Located on the banks of the Yamuna River, the mausoleum was completed five years before the construction of the Taj Mahal. Some scholars believe the intricate motifs, inlays, carvings and paintings of this monument heavily influenced the design of the later structure.
- Sikandra Fort (16.8 km)
This ancient tomb, completed in 1613, memorializes Akbar the Great of the Mughal Empire and boasts a blend of Hindu and Islamic architecture. After a walk through the inside, be sure to stroll through the surrounding gardens, which are often filled with colourful peacocks.
- Agra Fort (4.3 km)
Dating back to 1573, this fort served as the home of the Mughal emperors until the capital was moved to Delhi. The inside of the fort contains remnants of royal life, from ancient baths and courtrooms to mosques, palaces, a grape garden, a mirrored palace and more. Secret passageways are thought to connect various parts of the grounds.
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- Jama Masjid (5.3 km)
Constructed in 1648 and located in the centre of the city, this red sandstone and white marble mosque offers a prime example of Islamic architecture. Adorned with paintings and carvings, it is one of the largest mosques in India, and the grounds are surrounded by a large bazaar.
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- Ram Bagh Gardens (8.9 km)
Escape the bustle of the city and enjoy the serene views of lush greenery, pavilions and waterways at this public garden, built during the time of the Mughal empire.
- Fatehpur Sikri (41.8 km)
This royal city founded by Akbar the Great served as the seat of the Mughal empire until 1585, when Delhi became the capital. The abandoned fortified city, often considered a 'sister city' of Agra, features a grand mosque and multiple palaces built out of red sandstone.
- Shilpgram (0.7 km)
Shop for trinkets at this bustling marketplace, brimming with local fashions, jewellery, shoes and local artwork. When you’ve worked up an appetite, take a break to grab a bite from the on-site café.
- Sadar Bazaar (5.2 km)
Put your bargaining skills to the test at this bustling bazaar where you can pick out a traditional saree, shop for leather goods or cool off with ice cream from one of the many food stands.