From beautifully constructed gardens to architectural wonders, Agra is home to a wide variety of tourist spots and destinations. Amidst the fast-moving city life, the red stone and white marble monuments blend in and yet stand out with their magnificent stature. The presence of these monuments, reflecting romance across the centuries serve as a perfect setting for young couples to celebrate their love, and older couples to rekindle their romance. We’ve picked out the top 5 romantic places to visit in Agra for your next trip with your partner.
1. Taj Mahal
No visit to Agra is complete without a visit to the globally renowned UNESCO World Heritage Site – the Taj Mahal! Built on the orders of Mughal emperor Shah Jahan, it was constructed in the memory of his wife Mumtaz Mahal. Serving as the final resting place of Mumtaz, it has come to be known as a symbol of eternal love. The picturesque site is credited as one of the Seven Wonders of the World, and the place is enhanced by the beautiful gardens around, and the Yamuna river beyond.
2. Keetham Lake
Located just off the busy Agra-Delhi National Highway, Keetham lake is home to several birds, both migratory and resident. Offering an eclectic mix of tranquil scenic beauty and an adventure-filled wildlife experience, this lake has a quaint charm that makes it one of the top romantic places to visit in Agra. Depending on your preference, you can choose to drive through the sanctuary and witness wildlife in its habitat, or simply sit and soak in the natural beauty of the lake. Also known as the Sur Sarovar Bird Sanctuary, the birds that can be seen here include the Night Heron, the Black Necked Stork, the Spot Billed Duck and the Lesser Whistling Teal.
3. Agra Fort
One of the most historically rich locations and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Agra Fort is another top option among romantic places to visit in Agra. Made of beautiful red sandstone, the fort has weathered attacks, natural disasters and sieges over the centuries, standing tall as a reminder of the architectural marvel and power of the Mughals in Indian history. The must visit sites at this location include the gates of the fort, particularly the Delhi and Lahore gates, the Divan-i-Am and the Mahals housed within the fort.
4. Ram Bagh
Known to be the oldest Mughal garden in India, the Ram Bagh is one of the most beautiful places to visit in the country. It was constructed by the Mughal emperor, Babur in the typical Persian garden style. It was later temporarily used as a tomb for him after his death. Typical of the Persian style, the garden is divided into four, by stone-paved pathways. It is a great place for couples to slow down and relax in a centuries-old garden, enjoying each other’s company amidst the historical brilliance that lies before them.
5. Mehtab Bagh
A picturesque location that is sure to be an unforgettable memory, the Mehtab Bagh was the eleventh, and last Mughal Garden to be built on the banks of the Yamuna. Established in the typical ‘charbagh’ style that characterizes most Mughal constructions, it is also known as the ‘Moonlight Garden’. Owing to its scenic beauty, this is another of the romantic places to visit in Agra. It provides a beautiful view of the Taj Mahal and is believed to have been chosen by Shah Jahan himself, as the ideal location for seeing the monument, situated on the banks of the Yamuna.
Now that you know where to head to with your partner on your next trip to Agra, plan a getaway soon!