Agra Taj Mahal Walking Tour, Agra

Agra is most known for containing one of the seven wonders of the modern world - the Taj Mahal. This finest example of Mughal architecture attracts thousands of tourists and visitors, who admire its magnificence and beauty. Take the following tour to see the marvelous attractions in the Taj area!
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Agra Taj Mahal Walking Tour Map

Guide Name: Agra Taj Mahal Walking Tour
Guide Location: India » Agra (See other walking tours in Agra)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 5
Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 0.7 km
Author: leticia
The Great Gate

1) The Great Gate

The Great gate is the main gateway (darwaza) to the Taj Mahal Complex and represents a gorgeous monumental structure of early Mughal architecture. Originally built of marble, the gate features vaulted ceilings and walls in geometric designs, decorations with floral motifs, and wonderful archways, which mirror the shape of the tomb's archways. The calligraphy on the Great Gate reads "O Soul, thou art at rest. Return to the Lord at peace with Him, and He at peace with...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
Museum Taj Mahal

2) Museum Taj Mahal

Museum Taj Mahal is also known as Jal Mahal and is situated within the Taj Mahal complex. Established in 1982, the museum features a main hall and three galleries, which display a variety of exhibits related to the construction of the Taj Mahal, including antiquities, Mughal miniature paintings, manuscripts, royal documents, examples of calligraphy, jade and porcelain objects, plans and drawings of the Taj...   view more
Taj Mahal Mosque

3) Taj Mahal Mosque (must see)

The Taj Mahal Mosque is located on the western side of the magnificent Taj Mahal. The mosque is made of beautiful red sandstone and consists of four fine octagonal towers and three graceful domes. Its ceilings and walls are beautifully decorated with wonderful calligraphy, inscriptions of passages from the Muslim Holy Scriptures, and the name of...   view more
Taj Mahal

4) Taj Mahal (must see)

The Taj Mahal is a white marble mausoleum built by Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his third wife, Mumtaz Mahal. It is widely recognized as "the jewel of Muslim art in India and one of the universally admired masterpieces of the world's heritage." Construction of the Taj Mahal began in 1632. The principal mausoleum was completed in 1648 and the surrounding buildings and garden were finished five years later.

Taj Mahal is the finest example of Mughal architecture, a...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia

5) Jawab

Jawab is another red sandstone building, located on the the eastern side of the glorious Taj Mahal. It was built with the purpose of counterbalancing the mosque and maintaining the symmetry of the design of the Taj Mahal Complex. Jawab is decorated with beautiful flower designs and is used as a...   view more

Walking Tours in Agra, India

Create Your Own Walk in Agra

Create Your Own Walk in Agra

Creating your own self-guided walk in Agra is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
City Orientation Walk

City Orientation Walk

Agra, the former capital of India under the powerful Mughal emperors, today is perhaps India's most popular tourist destination, in large part due to the magnificent Taj Mahal located here. Still, other than the iconic mausoleum, Agra is renowned for its colossal historic heritage manifested in numerous sites. To find out what else the city has to offer, take this orientation walk!

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 6.5 km
Agra’s Amazing Handicraft Shops Walking Tour

Agra’s Amazing Handicraft Shops Walking Tour

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Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 0.6 km