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Introduction

Agra is on the must visit places map of most tourist and is one of the most popular getaways among Indians and international tourists alike. Places near Agra are a perfect amalgamation of hill stations, trekking spots, and wildlife sanctuaries. Tourist places near Agra provide a perfect weekend getaway for laid back vacationers or adrenaline fuelled adventurers alike. There are many tourist places near Agra that showcases the beauty of the place and offer an unforgettable travel experience. Find here the top places to visit near Agra. A lot of tourists first visit Agra and then combine top places near Agra for a perfect short trip. The destinations are attractive and popular. It offers its travelers a mix of tourist attractions ranging from Hill Stations to Lakes to Wildlife sanctuary. Places to visit near Agra offer a quite retreat from the busy city lives. Some of them can even try the various picnic spots near Agra which are rife with people every other weekend. Next to Agra can be divided in different categories as spiritual, Religious, wildlife and heritage. Mathura-Vrindavan belongs to spiritual and religious places as well as Jaipur, Gwalior and Orchha are come under heritage category. Bharatpur and Ranthambore come in wildlife tourism.

Fatehpur Sikri

Fatehpur Sikri is a deserted fort city, 37 km from Agra. Legend has it that Akbar, who had no son, went to the Sufi saint Sheikh Salim Chishti to seek his blessings. Soon enough, Prince Jahangir was born to his Hindu wife Jodha Bai. As an expression of gratitude, Akbar shifted his capital to the new city which was build between 1569 and 1585. Built in Akbar's favorite style in red sandstone, this 8 square kilometer complex houses several buildings, which are an amalgamation of Hindu and Islamic architecture.

Bharatpur

The Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary is specially meant for the bird lovers and also for those who wish to get unwind by watching the amazing creations of the nature. Situated just 56 km away from Agra, it can be reached by hires taxis.

Vrindavan

Vrindavan also known as Braj is better known as the place where Lord Krishna spent his childhood days. The Distance from Agra to Vrindavan is 66 km and it takes 1 and half hour's drive from Agra to Vrindavan by car. The town showcases hundreds of temples and other sacred places and is a must visit place at least once in a lifetime.

Mathura

Like Vrindavan, Mathura is also associated with the life of Lord Krishna. It the birth place of Lord Krishna and stores abundance of his memories. It is located 60 km away from Agra and there are lots to religious places to visit here. Evidence of lord Krishna is scattered in entire city.

Gwalior

Gwalior is located 118 km away from Agra. Named after a saint, there are forts and temples which makes it a must visit place. A historic city, which was founded by king Suraj Sen. The great Indian musician Tansen was born in Gwalior and the tomb of Tansen is also an important place here.

Orchha

Situated on the banks of Betwa River, Orchha's old world charm casts a spell on tourists from all around the world. The medieval architecture of the palaces and temples tell the story of this city's rich cultural heritage. Orchha was the capital of one of the most powerful dynasties to ever rule in India- the Bundela. The sheer magnificence and grandeur of the havelis and temples are absolutely breathtaking. Orchha is world-renowned for its classic mural paintings and frescos.

Ranthambore

Ranthambore is one of the best tiger reserves of the country, known to have "friendly" tigers and chances of sighting one here is reasonably better than many other tiger reserves of India. Along with this Ranthambore has one of the richest flora and fauna making it an absolutely must visit area. It is 295 kilometers away from Agra.

Lucknow

Referred to as the city of Nawabs, Lucknow is the capital city of Uttar Pradesh. Famous for its monuments, food, clothing in all of which, one can see the traces and grandeur of Mughal reign. Lucknow, the city of Nawabs is naturally the city of Adabs and Tehjeebs (manners and hospitality). Situated on the banks of the Gomti River, Lucknow is famous for its culture, food, heritage and its traditional dance form Kathak.

Jaipur

Literally translated into the City of Victory, Jaipur has always been one of the faces of tourism in India. Popularly clubbed with Agra and Delhi, they form the Golden Triangle of Indian Tourism and would be the most popular tour for any foreigner visiting India. Jaipur is a beautiful city with different shades to it. The Amber region of Jaipur is decorated with beautiful hills and lakes and studded with magnificent forts including Amber Palace, Nahargarh, and Jaigarh Forts. Jaipur is a beautiful city with different shades to it.

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