Things to Do in Agra on a Friday

India, Agra Guide (B): Things to Do in Agra on a Friday

If you happen to rock up to Agra on a Friday, you may be shocked or surprised to know that the Taj Mahal complex is closed. Even the seventh wonder of the world, needs a break! Kidding, it’s actually closed for the locals to perform Namaz (islamic prayer) due to the two mosques inside.

Agra is definitely an ‘in-and-out’ in one day kind of city (polite way of saying it’s awful) and so this can be a little bit of a set back if you’re on a strict itinerary. But, don’t despair, there is still plenty to keep you occupied and some attractions include an up close view of the majestic Taj. It’s actually nicer in someways to see it this way as the main complex is always hot, crowded and a bit of a cattle market!

The closest you can get to the Taj Mahal in Agra on a Friday is a boat ride on the Yamuna river. Now, this isn’t an official tourist attraction by any means. It’s essentially a shanty boat which is parked at the edge of the river bank! If you turn right from the East Gate, head all the way down to the river and the temple there. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Things to Do in Agra on a Friday
Guide Location: India » Agra
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Sight(s) featured in this guide: Taj Mahal complex   Good Vibes Café   Agra Fort   Baby Taj Mahal   Metabh Bagh   Oberoi Amarvilas  
Author: Sophie Pearce
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