Planning to visit Agra? What have you thought of doing apart from a visit to the marvellous yet clichéd Taj? Unfortunately, most people don’t know what the beautiful city holds apart from this monument of love.
Listed below are some of the most interesting things to do in Agra APART from a visit to the Taj Mahal:
- Explore the City on a Bike
This is certainly one of the best and most interesting things to do in Agra city. The bike tour will let you explore Agra in a unique way. Biker, ardent travellers, and explorers would love this tour. On a bike, you can explore the culture, heritage, local markets, monuments, cuisine of Agra. Bike and car tours of the city covers a lot of places such as Taj Mahal, Agra Fort, Fatehpur Sikri, local markets, streets, and restaurants / food stalls.
- Own a Taj Mahal!
Take your own Taj home by investing in a mini Taj marble replica from a Marble Inlay Workshop. You can also be a part of a marble inlay workshop. Here, you will be able to get a peep into the ancient Mughal art and heritage. Visitors can have a look as the seasoned artisans carve intricate designs on semi-precious stones and Indian marble. Also pick one as a souvenir piece for you or your loved ones.
- Bird Watching at Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary
The place is just an hour’s drive from Agra. It is home to the famous Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary, also referred to as the Keoladeo Ghana Bird Sanctuary. A harbor for bird watchers, the sanctuary has beautifully accommodated over 230 species of birds such as egret, open bill, cranes, painted stork, rosy pelicans, grey herons, and many more. The place also attracts a huge number of migratory birds too! The place is ranked as one of the best bird watching sites all over Asia.
- A Cultural Enlightenment at the Tribal Village
Are you fascinated by tribal culture? If yes, then do not miss out on a trip to the famous Korai Village. It is home to the ancient Kalandhar tribe. They are a small community of bear tamers. Presently, the village has opened its doors to outsiders. You can visit huts of the locals and enlighten yourself with their culture during your same day Agra tour by car. Living their life for a day will be fun.
- Enjoy a Gastronomic Tour
Your visit to a new city is incomplete without having the taste of local delights. So start off with a food walk that gets you acquainted with some of the most popular foodie ports of Agra. You can visit the Chat Gali to enjoy a wide range of lip smacking Indian savories. The local markets will serve you with Agra’s version of desi burger. Khasta kachoris and crunchy samosas are also very famous here. Do not end your food journey without tasting sweet delicacies of Agra, especially the world famous petha made from pumpkin and sugar syrup.
- Visit the Bazaars of Agra
Agra is known for its colorful bazaars. So when in the city, visit the local and the most iconic bazaars. These are famous for some of the most attractive zardozi embellishments and jewelry. These are available at the Kinari Bazaar. Also visit the Sadar bazaar for leather goods and the best of handicrafts. If you love Mughlai cuisine, go straight to the Daresi Bazaar for the best of whole aromatic spice. Let this be a part of this amazing tour.