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The Taj Mahal has made Agra India’s capital of romance, but there is more to the city than this spectacular monument. Discover its hidden marvels, like Akbar’s Tomb and the ‘Baby Taj’, lose yourself in its lovely food and glittering bazaars, and journey into the old Mughal capital of Fatehpur Sikri.

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Akbars Tomb
Open :Sunrise-Sunset
Renowned as the most famous of the Mughal emperors, Akbar the Great is said to have planned his tomb himself! The tomb itself is a beautiful creation of red sandstone with a crown of white marble while the cenotaph in the courtyard is decorated in delicate floral and Arabesque patterns.
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Travel Back In Time
Open :Sunrise-Sunset
Explore the UNESCO World Heritage site of Fatehpur Sikri – the Mughal capital founded by Emperor Akbar. It is set apart by the gorgeous red sandstone that features in some other buildings here, such as the the Buland Darwaza – a victory arch, and the tomb of the Muslim saint, Salim Chisthi.
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Buy local sweets to take home
Petha, a spongy candy made from ash gourd, also called winter melon and white pumpkin, is said to have been born in the kitchens of the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan. There are many variations, but the angoori petha is the most popular by far.
The Gateway Hotel Fatehabad Road
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Visit the Agra Bear Rescue Facility
+91 562 6602000
Open :6:30 AM am-6:30 PM pm
Sloth bears in India are often taken from their mothers as cubs, muzzled and tortured to be dancing entertainers. The rehabilitation centre in the Soor Sarovar Bird Sanctuary leads rescues, houses the bears in large, open spaces, and provides them regular meals, care and medical attention.
The Gateway Hotel Fatehabad Road
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Tomb Of Itmad-ud-daulah
Open :8:00 AM-12:00 AM
The tomb of Itmad-ud-Daulah is Agra’s hidden gem. Its beautiful stonework and inlay work is of the same style that was further refined and perfected while making the Taj Mahal. This tomb, built by Empress Noor Jehan for her father Mir Ghiyas Beg, is therefore also called the ‘Baby Taj’.
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Get a piece of ancient embroidery
Buy yourself an exquisite garment, embroidered with rich zardozi. This dying art was revived by the Mughals and uses silver and gold threads in intricate designs. This must-buy serves as a stunning reminder of the Mughal era.
The Gateway Hotel Fatehabad Road
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Wander through Fatehpur Sikri
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Open :6:00 AM am-7:30 PM pm
To visit Fatehpur Sikri is to go back to the era of the enlightened emperor, Akbar, and his Navratna – his nine advisors and artists who all became legendary in their own right. Marvel at this sandstone city, still standing in tribute to the grandeur of the past.
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Visit the greatest monument to love
Open :Sunrise am-Sunset pm
Rise early to catch the Taj Mahal in the pink light of the after-dawn. One of the seven wonders of the modern world, Shah Jahan’s memorial to his beloved queen Mumtaz Mahal is a masterpiece of architecture, symmetry and craftsmanship captured in untouched white marble.
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Shop for marble inlay souvenirs
Marble inlay work is enjoyed in all its glory in the Mughal monuments across Agra, but you can also have a little piece of the magic in the form of a plaque or platter. The artisans who create these pieces of art are rumoured to be descendants of the skilled hands that worked on creating
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