Agra Fort - Nearby places

Besides visiting Agra Fort, tourists can also visit the places nearby which are Taj Mahal, Fatehpur Sikri, and Sikandra.

Fatehpur Sikri

Fatehpur Sikri was built by Akbar and its construction was started in 1564. While being childless, he went to Saint Sheikh Salim Chishti and due to his blessings, Akbar became the father of a male child.

Fatehpur Sikri

Fatehpur Sikri was constructed in the commemoration of this event. Later, Akbar abandoned the city due to water shortage and other events. The places to visit here are Salim Chishti tomb, Buland Darwaza, Panch Mahal, Jodha bai Mahal, and other structures. Fatehpur Sikri is around 38 km from Agra fort.

Taj Mahal

Taj Mahal was built by Shah Jahan in the memory of his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal. This monument is one of the seven wonders of the world and is built from white marble. Along with marble, red sandstone is also used to build some structures like mosque, entrance gates and others. Taj Mahal is around 7km from Agra Fort.

Taj Mahal


Akbar’s tomb was built by Akbar in Sikandra. Akbar started the construction of this tomb in 1600 and it was completed in the reign of Jahangir in 1613. The tomb has lawns and arched gates. The tomb has the combination of architectures of Hindu, Islam, Jain, Buddhist, and Christians. Sikandra is around 13km from Agra fort.


Festivals and Fairs in Agra

Agra is famous for many fairs and festivals which are celebrated each year and people participate in them enthusiastically. Some of them are as follows −

  • Taj Mahotsav − The Taj Mahotsav was first organized in1992 and from then it is organized every year. Many Indian and Foreign tourists participate in this festival. The festival is celebrated in the month of February in which many paintings, arts and crafts are available for sale.

  • Ram Barat − This is a festival of celebrating the marriage of Lord Rama during Ram Lila. People decorate the chosen place with flowers and lights and procession of barat is organized.

  • Kailash Fair − Kailash is 12km away from Agra where a fair is organized in the month of either August or September. People believe that once Lord Shiva appeared in the form of lingam and so the festival is celebrated.

Besides Agra Fort, there are many other places of interest which include Taj Mahal, Akbar’s Tomb, Fatehpur Sikri, malls, parks, gardens, and many more.

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