Agra Tourist Attractions and Sightseeing

(Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India)

Photo showing the Gateway of Akbar's TombOne of the best ways to sightsee in Agra is to hire an auto rickshaw or taxi for half a day or more, allowing you to easily reach the main tourist attractions, which are very much spread around the city.

The best English speaking drivers will also be able to act as guides whilst driving around Agra, offer an insight into the city's numerous tourist attractions.

Of special interest in the Agra area are camel rides, which are at their most popular between November and March. Other traditional tourist attractions include Akbar's Tomb, the Bageshwarnath Temple and the Moti Masjid (Pearl Mosque). Agra's main tourist attractions are described here.

Adlabs Cinema

Located along Fatehabad Road and very much targeted at tourists, the Adlabs Cinema is one of the newest attractions to grace the tourism scene in Agra, opening in 2007. Classed as a '6-D cinema' and complete with moving seats, state-of-the-art sound and even realistic breezes, the multi-screen Adlabs Cinema offers the ultimate movie experience, where you can experience a film at another level.
Open hours: daily, hours vary
Admission: charge

Photo of Agra's regional Camel Rides and Safaris

Camel Rides

Many tourists staying in Agra find the camel rides and camel safaris particularly enjoyable and one of the ultimate Indian experiences. Camel rides are especially plentiful on the deserts around Rajasthan and close to Agra, such as the Thar Desert. Be sure to hold on tight when the camel bends down for you to dismount.
Open hours: daily, seasonal variations
Admission: charge

Guru Ka Taal

The Guru Ka Taal is a famous attraction within the Sikandra area of Agra and visited by literally thousands of Sikhs each year. Originally the Guru Ka Taal was actually a reservoir and this historic structure dates back to the 17th century, when it featured 12 towers. Today only eight towers remain, along with beautiful stone carvings, grand pillars, terraces, domes and red-stone architecture, all of which has recently been restored.
Open hours: daily - dawn to dusk
Admission: charge

View of Moti Masjid (Pearl Mosque)

Moti Masjid (Pearl Mosque)

Often known as the Pearl Mosque, due to its striking white, shiny marble facade, the Moti Masjid lies within the Agra Fort and boasts a series of domes and minarets. Close to the Yamuna River, the magnificent Moti Masjid was actually built by Shah Jahan, the emperor who originally commissioned Agra's iconic Taj Mahal.
Open hours: daily - dawn to dusk
Admission: charge

Bageshwarnath Temple

Located in a particularly affluent part of northern Agra and off Ramratan Road, the Bageshwarnath Temple is a popular attraction for those staying in this part of the city. Just 2 km / 1.5 miles from central Agra, the Bageshwarnath Temple is especially close to the Raja Ki Mandi Railway Station.
Open hours: daily
Admission: charge

View of Akbar's Tomb

Akbar's Tomb / Mausoleum

Tel: +91 0562 264 1230
Located on the north-western outskirts of Agra and within the Sikandra area, Akbar's Mausoleum features a mixture of marble and sandstone architecture, built as a tomb to the great Mughal Emperor Akbar. This beautiful landmark features three-storey minarets, geometric patterns constructed with inlaid white marble, and a surrounding garden, where both monkeys and parakeets can be easily spotted in the trees.
Open hours: daily - dawn to dusk
Admission: charge