Agra is a city well-known for its Mughal era, Historic monuments, and Architecture. Popular as the home of the world-renowned, Agra is one of the most famous tourist cities in the world. However, there is a lot more to Agra than the Agra Forts, Taj Mahal, Fatehpur Sikri, and many other well-known historic spots. So let’s discuss the lesser-known tourist spots in Agra that you would want to visit while staying in our resort in Agra.
1. Roman Catholic Cemetery
The Red sandstone tomb is also known as the Red Taj Mahal, one of the oldest Roman Catholic cemeteries in North India. It was constructed by a colonel for his wife. Even though the cemetery is catholic it has pieces of evidence of being Mughal with its architecture. The cemetery has served as the final resting place for many great soldiers and artisans. It’s a beautiful Mughal tomb adorned with a red dome, carved wooden gates, and vaulted doorways, the tomb is a sight to behold. It is clearly a miniature replica of the Taj Mahal. Certainly, a must-visit place in Agra.
2. Jaswant ki chhatri
It is a rectangular domed pillared pavilion, common in Rajasthani architecture which justifies that this monument is the only one built by a Hindu. As its located in Agra, it gives a unique blend of Mughal and Hindu Architecture. It’s one of the hidden gems in Agra and one must visit to get the Rajput feels in Agra.
3. Ram Bagh: The oldest Mughal garden
Ram Bagh is the first and one of the oldest Mughal gardens in India. It was constructed by Emperor Barbur. The garden is beautiful in itself and the river Yamuna flows through the garden. It’s open from sunrise to sunset and gives you a beautiful view from the terrace. The best time to visit Ram Bagh is in the winter to experience the blooming flowers.
4. Gurudwara Guru ka Tal
Guru ka Tal is a Sikh pilgrim built with white marble and decorated walls. The moment you step into the Gurudwara it will give you spiritual vibes. They run many events and welfare programs for the goodness of their people. Visit the Gurudwara for some peace of mind between the hustle and bustle of Agra.
5.Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah
Meaning ‘ Pillar of the Government ’ is also called the Baby Taj Mahal. This tomb was the first to be fully built-in white marble and not in Redstone. The history behind it lies as a tribute from a daughter to her beloved father. It’s an impressive architectural wonder of the city and recommended to visit during sunset hours to have a grand view.