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Thousands of Indian and international visitors flock to Agra every year to see the magnificent Taj Mahal. The Taj Mahal does not disappoint. Its glistening white marble and perfectly balanced architecture continues to captivate on first, second and countless visits. However, the Taj Mahal is not the sole attraction of Agra. The capital of the Mughal Empire once ruled much of modern day India and Pakistan and is brimming with impressive tombs, bustling markets and manicured gardens. The Taj Mahal has made this city one of the top tourist destinations in the world, but intrepid travellers will find that many of Agra’s less well known sites are real gems for experiencing Indian culture and history.
Taj Ganj - The sprawling network of alleyways that make up Taj Ganj were the previous home of the labourers of the Taj Mahal. THe many flower-filled rooftop cafes in Taj Ganj are ideal spots to take in the view of the Taj Mahal.
North Agra - The holy Yamuna river crosses northern Agra. This is a lovely area for going for a stroll in the park and resting under a tree to watch the world go by.
Mathura - A 90 minute bus ride from Agra is the sacred Hindu city of Mathura, which is the renowned birthplace of the Hindu god Krishna and welcomes many pilgrims every year. Take a boat ride along the Yamuna river where people have their holy river dip at dawn.
Any traveller’s photo album would not be complete without a photo of them leaping in front of the stunning Taj Mahal. This mausoleum was built in the 17th century as a beautiful tribute to the emperor's wife who died in childbirth. Nearby are a series of parks where you can relax by a fountain and watch the buffalo wallowing in the river. Agra Fort and the abandoned city of Fatehpur Sikri are two other UNESCO World Heritage sites that shouldn’t be missed. Explore the mazes of the majestic red sandstone Agra Fort, which was the governing centre for five Mughal emperors. Taking a day trip to the nearby Fatehpur Sikri to step back in time to an ancient Indo-Islamic city is sure to leave an impression on you.
In the Kinari Bazaar you can get lost in the maze of passages bursting with colour and spicy smells and pick up clothing, fabric and jewellery to take home as souvenirs and gifts. After shopping head to a restaurant in the nearby district of Old Delhi for a chai and a tasty curry. A great opportunity for relaxing and rejuvenating in Agra is to visit one of the city’s spas that imitate the luxury of the Mughal emperors and are sure to leave you feeling fabulous.