Drawing in hordes of tourists on a regular basis, Agra is perhaps one of the most visited cities in India for both Indian and global travellers. Although tourists mostly flock to the Taj, there are several other places of significance which are worth visiting when you’re in the city.
For visitors who have only a day to spare, we highlight the top attractions for you to fit into your itinerary. From touring the Taj Mahal to sampling delicious local cuisine—pack it all into a day without missing out on a thing. Here’s how you can make the most of your 24 hours in Agra.
Kick-start your day with the Taj Mahal
Begin your day by heading straight to the Taj Mahal. Considered by many to possess architectural beauty unsurpassed by any other structure in the world, it’s the perfect introduction to Agra.
Take a guided tour of Agra Fort
A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Agra Fort is one of the finest examples of Mughal architecture, and is definitely worth seeing even during a fleeting visit to the city.
Lunch at Esphahan
Regardless of how long you’re in Agra, a meal at Esphahan in the Oberoi Amarvilas is a must. Set in a beautiful courtyard featuring intricate carvings, this is the best restaurant in the city.
Drive out to Fatehpur Sikri
Located about 40 km outside of Agra, Fatehpur Sikri once served as the Mughal capital from 1571 to 1585, and was was given the status of a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Take a guided tour to make the most of your visit.