Exploring the hidden gems of Agra through a heritage walking tour can be a delightful experience, as the city is not just about the iconic Taj Mahal but also has a rich history and cultural heritage. Here's a suggested itinerary for a heritage walking tour in Agra:
Start your tour at the Mehtab Bagh on the opposite bank of the Yamuna River. It offers a stunning view of the Taj Mahal and is a serene spot to begin your journey.
Walk along the riverbank towards the Taj Mahal and discover the lesser-known viewpoints that offer unique angles and perspectives of this magnificent structure.
Head towards Chini-ka-Rauza, a mausoleum dedicated to the Prime Minister of Shah Jahan. It is known for its intricate Persian glazed tile work and is often less crowded compared to other Mughal structures.
Explore Guru ka Taal, a historic Sikh pilgrimage site with a sacred sarovar (pond). The gurudwara is known for its peaceful ambiance and beautiful architecture.
Visit the Jama Masjid, a grand mosque built by Shah Jahan's daughter, Jahanara Begum. It is a serene place for reflection and showcases Mughal architecture.
While not exactly hidden, the Agra Fort is often overshadowed by the Taj Mahal. Explore its less-visited corners, such as the Shish Mahal and the Moti Masjid, to discover more about the Mughal history.
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