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Summary

This 4-day itinerary in Agra takes you through the majestic beauty of the Taj Mahal, the historical significance of Agra Fort and Akbar the Great's Tomb, the serene Mehtab Bagh, and the conservation efforts at Wildlife SOS. Luxurious stays at The Oberoi Amarvilas, Bhawna Clarks Inn, and Trident Agra enhance the experience, while the Taj Nature Park and Keetham Lake offer a glimpse into the natural beauty surrounding this historic city.

🕌 Day 1: Exploring Agra's Wonders

Begin your Agra journey with the iconic Taj Mahal, followed by the historic Agra Fort, and conclude with a luxurious stay at The Oberoi Amarvilas with a view of the Taj.

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🕌 Taj Mahal

The Taj Mahal, a symbol of eternal love, stands as a mesmerizing masterpiece of white marble, showcasing changing colors from dawn to dusk.

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Tips

An early morning visit is recommended for a serene experience with fewer crowds and cooler temperatures. Remember that photography inside the main mausoleum is prohibited.

Travel Information
📞   Phone: +91 562 222 6431
🌐   Website: https://www.tajmahal.gov.in/
📍   Address: Dharmapuri, Forest Colony, Tajganj, Agra, Uttar Pradesh 282001, India
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🕌 Agra Fort

A UNESCO World Heritage site, the Agra Fort, built with red sandstone, offers a captivating glimpse into the opulent lifestyle of the Mughal emperors.

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Tips

Plan to spend 1-3 hours exploring the fort's intricate architecture and historical significance. The ticket price for entry is 300 INR.

Travel Information
📞   Phone: +91 562 222 6431
🌐   Website: https://www.tajmahal.gov.in/agrafort.aspx
📍   Address: Agra Fort, Rakabganj, Agra, Uttar Pradesh 282003, India

🕌 The Oberoi Amarvilas Agra

The Oberoi Amarvilas Agra is a luxurious hotel offering unparalleled views of the Taj Mahal, blending Mughal and Moorish architecture for an unforgettable stay.

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Tips

Booking a room with a Taj view is highly recommended for an enchanting and exclusive experience, allowing you to immerse yourself in the magic of the Taj Mahal.

Travel Information
📞   Phone: +915622231515
🌐   Website: https://www.oberoihotels.com/hotels-in-agra-amarvilas-resort/?utm_source=GMBlisting&utm_medium=organic
📍   Address: Taj East Gate Rd, Paktola, Tajganj, Agra, Uttar Pradesh 282001, India
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🕌 Day 2: Agra's Historical Gems

  • Discover the serene Mehtab Bagh for unique Taj views, delve into the history at Akbar the Great's Tomb, and enjoy a comfortable stay at Bhawna Clarks Inn.

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🌳 Mehtab Bagh

Mehtab Bagh, also known as the Moonlight Garden, is a tranquil botanical garden located on the banks of the Yamuna River, offering a unique perspective of the Taj Mahal away from the crowds. It provides a perfect setting to quietly enjoy the Taj Mahal at sunset, with the added charm of a leisurely walk along the Yamuna River in the park.

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Tips

Best visited at sunset for a spectacular view of the Taj Mahal. Take a leisurely stroll along the riverbank for a peaceful experience.

Travel Information
📞   Phone: +91 522 406 1369
🌐   Website: https://www.tajmahal.gov.in/travel-information.aspx
🕒   Hours: See hours
⏳   Typical duration: 1 hour
📍   Address: 1, MEHTAB BAGH, Nagla Devjit, Agra, Uttar Pradesh 282001, India

⚱️ Tomb of Akbar the Great

The Tomb of Akbar the Great is a testament to the greatness of the Mughal Emperor, featuring a unique blend of architectural styles. The majestic tomb, built by his son Jahangir, showcases a novel hybrid architectural style, with four tall white marble minarets and intricate stone inlay work. The peaceful garden surrounding the tomb adds to the serene ambiance, with deer grazing as they did during the Mughal era.

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Tips

Set aside time to enjoy the peaceful gardens surrounding the tomb. Take a moment to appreciate the intricate stone inlay work and the tranquil surroundings.

Travel Information
📞   Phone: +91 1800 200 8335
🕒   Hours: See hours
⏳   Typical duration: 1 hour
📍   Address: Tomb of Akbar The Great Area, Sikandra, Agra, Uttar Pradesh 282007, India

🏨 Bhawna Clarks Inn - Agra

Bhawna Clarks Inn Agra is a comfortable and convenient 3-star hotel offering modern amenities and services. The hotel provides a relaxing stay with facilities like free Wi-Fi in all rooms, 24-hour room service, and a hot tub for guests to unwind after a day of exploration.

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Tips

Take advantage of the free Wi-Fi and 24-hour room service for a relaxing stay. Unwind in the hot tub to rejuvenate after a day of sightseeing.

Travel Information
📍   Address: Bhawna Tower, Kailashpuri Road, opposite Gurudwara Ka Taal, Sector 16 B, Kar Kunj Chauraha, Avas Vikas Colony, Lohamandi, Agra, Uttar Pradesh 282002, India
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🌿 Day 3: Nature and Wildlife in Agra

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🌳 Taj Nature Park

Taj Nature Park, also known as the Taj Mahal Green Park, is a serene oasis located just 500 meters from the east gate of the Taj Mahal. It offers a unique and picturesque view of the iconic monument amidst lush greenery, providing a perfect setting for nature enthusiasts and photographers alike.

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Tips

Ideal for photography enthusiasts looking for unique angles of the Taj Mahal, the Taj Nature Park provides a tranquil environment for capturing stunning and memorable shots of the majestic mausoleum.

Travel Information
📞   Phone: +91 522 406 1369
🕒   Hours: See hours
⏳   Typical duration: 30 min
📍   Address: East Gate Of Taj, Taj East Gate Rd, Paktola, Tajganj, Agra, Uttar Pradesh 282001, India

🐆 Wildlife SOS Leopard Rescue Center

The Wildlife SOS Leopard Rescue Center is a sanctuary dedicated to the rehabilitation and care of rescued leopards. It offers a rare opportunity to gain insights into India's wildlife conservation efforts and provides a heartwarming experience of witnessing the rescued animals living in a safe and comfortable environment.

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Tips

Consider volunteering at the Wildlife SOS Leopard Rescue Center for a hands-on experience in wildlife conservation, where visitors can contribute to the well-being of the rescued animals and support the organization's noble cause.

Travel Information
📞   Phone: +91 94588 26367
🌐   Website: http://www.pfa-agra.org/
🕒   Hours: See hours
⏳   Typical duration: 15-45 min
📍   Address: Gata No. 81, Moja, Jaganpur Rd, behind Pushpanjali Seasons, Amar Vihar, DayalBagh, Agra, Uttar Pradesh 282005, India
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🏨 Trident Agra

Trident Agra Hotel, situated in a prime location, offers a luxurious and comfortable stay with its comprehensive amenities. The hotel provides a perfect blend of modern comforts and traditional hospitality, ensuring a memorable and enjoyable experience for guests visiting Agra.

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Tips

Guests can indulge in relaxation and rejuvenation at the hotel's outdoor pool and fitness center, making the most of their stay at the Trident Agra Hotel.

Travel Information
📞   Phone: +915622235000
🌐   Website: https://www.tridenthotels.com/hotels-in-agra?utm_source=GMBlisting&utm_medium=organic
📍   Address: Fatehabad Road Near TDI Mall, Tajganj, Agra, Uttar Pradesh 282001, India
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🕌 Day 4: Cultural Insights and Departure

Explore the Taj Museum for historical insights, visit Keetham Lake for natural beauty, and conclude your Agra journey.

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🕌 Taj Museum

A treasure trove of artifacts related to the Taj Mahal and Mughal era, located within the Taj complex. The museum houses original Mughal miniatures, including a pair of 17th-century ivory portraits of Shah Jahan the Great and his beloved wife Mumtaz. Additionally, it features well-preserved gold and silver coins from the same era, architectural drawings of the Taj Mahal, and delicate celadon dinner plates, which are said to crack or discolor when contaminated with poisonous food, possibly used in ancient times as a court poison test container.

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Tips

Don't miss the original Mughal miniatures and the architectural drawings of the Taj Mahal. Take your time to appreciate the intricate details of the artifacts on display.

Travel Information
🕒   Hours: See hours
📍   Address: Taj Mahal, Dharmapuri, Forest Colony, Tajganj, Agra, Uttar Pradesh 282001, India

🐦 Keetham Lake

A serene spot ideal for bird watching and enjoying the tranquility away from the city. Keetham Lake, located about 23 kilometers northwest of Agra, within the Surdas Reserved Forest, offers a peaceful retreat amidst nature. Visitors can watch various kinds of waterfowl and explore a museum exhibiting forest animals such as birds, deer, and monkeys.

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Tips

Perfect for a relaxing afternoon before heading back. Don't forget your camera for bird photography and take a leisurely stroll along the lake shore to soak in the natural beauty.