Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India
The perfect 3 days itinerary

Agra, a city in northern India’s Uttar Pradesh state, is home to the iconic Taj Mahal, a mausoleum built for the Mughal ruler Shah Jahan’s wife, Mumtaz Mahal. The city is also known for its other Mughal-era buildings like Agra Fort and Fatehpur Sikri, all three of which are UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Agra is included on the Golden Triangle tourist circuit, along with Delhi and Jaipur. Let's dive into the itinerary for your 3-day trip to this historic city.

What to do in Agra?

This 3 days itinerary is the perfect guide to the best things to see in Agra. It includes day-by-day activities, travel tips, and the top places to visit.

Day 1: Witness the Iconic Taj Mahal

Morning

Start your day early with a sunrise visit to the Taj Mahal, a symbol of love and one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Spend a few hours exploring this magnificent monument and its beautiful gardens.

Afternoon

Head to the Agra Fort, a historic fort which was the main residence of the emperors of the Mughal Dynasty. Take a guided tour to explore the grand interiors and the beautiful gardens.

Evening

Visit the Mehtab Bagh, a garden complex directly opposite the Taj Mahal. It's a perfect spot to view the Taj Mahal at sunset.


Day 2: Explore the Historic Fatehpur Sikri

Morning

Take a day trip to Fatehpur Sikri, a city built by the Mughal Emperor Akbar. Visit the Buland Darwaza, the largest gateway in the world, and the Jama Masjid, one of the largest mosques in India.

Afternoon

Continue exploring Fatehpur Sikri. Visit the Tomb of Salim Chishti, a white marble encased tomb of the Sufi saint, Salim Chisti.

Evening

Return to Agra and relax at your hotel or explore the local markets.


Day 3: A Day of Leisure and Shopping

Morning

Visit the Itmad-ud-Daula, also known as the 'Baby Taj'. It's a mausoleum that predates the Taj Mahal and is considered a precursor to it.

Afternoon

Head to the local markets for some shopping. Agra is famous for its marble inlay work, leather goods, and sweets.

Evening

End your trip with a visit to the Taj Mahal at night. The monument is open for night viewing on the day of the full moon and two days before and after.


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