The city of Agra is not just famous for Taj Mahal, but also for a lot of reasons. Since Taj Mahal is the prime attraction of this place, people often overlook other attractions of this city. A passionate traveler would definitely love to explore those lesser known yet quite amazing things about this city.
Global Recognition of Agra Fort
The historic and famous Agra Fort, which is basically a red sandstone fort, developed during Mughal era, can be found to be mentioned in the second novel of Sherlock Holmes.
Remembering Chatrapati Shivaji
Right in front of Agra Fort, there is a statue of the Great Maratha warrior Chatrapati Shivaji. He was kept as prisoner in this fort, and this is the place where he chalked his famous “Master Escape” plan.
Tomb of Akbar and Mariyam
Apart from Taj Mahal, which is mausoleum of Shah Jahan’s wife Mumtaz, the city of Agra is also famous for possessing tomb of Emperor Akbar and his wife Mariyam (aka Jodha Bai).
Only City of India to Have Three Heritage Site
Agra is the only city to possess three heritage sites of the world, as declared by UNESCO. There three places are Taj Mahal, Agra Fort and Fatehpur Sikri.
Agra is popular for being the birth place of the famous Urdu poet of all time, Mirza Ghalib.