Highlights of the famous monuments of Agra are listed below.
Agra Monuments
Taj Mahal
The Taj Mahal (1622-1653) is the crown of all buildings, literally and figuratively. It is one of the 7 modern wonders of the world but unrivalled by the rest for it is a monument of love, for love and to love. It was erected by Emperor Shah Jahan as homage to his beloved wife, Mumtaz Mahal.

Agra Fort
Agra Fort is also known as Lal Qila for it is similar in texture to its counter building in Delhi. It is described as a walled regal city full of luxuries and delicate designs. Not far from sister monument, Taj Mahal, it evokes an aura of long lost memories because once upon a time, the entire nation was ruled from this fort.

Jama Masjid
Jama Masjid in Agra is positioned right opposite to the Agra fort, much like Red Fort and Jama Masjid face each other in Delhi. It was built by none other than Emperor Shah Jahan bestowed to his daughter. This huge mosque is near the railway station and is generally called as ‘Friday Mosque’.

Itmad-ud-Daula's Tomb
Itmad-ud-Daula’s Tomb is yet another contribution of the Mughal reign (Noor Jahan) in the ancient city of Agra. Going with the Sobriquet Jewel Box, it is often regarded as a descendant of the Taj Mahal. This grand affair is enhanced by a number of equally exotic but small buildings and garden in the compound.

Fatehpur Sikri
Fatehpur Sikri (1570) is a historical city situated near Agra, constructed by the greatest of all Mughals, Emperor Akbar. It took 15 years to construct the city. But it could not serve as the Mughal capital due to the problem of water scarcity. Yet it has survived centuries and never ceased to lyre tourists.

Taj Mahotsav
Taj Mahotsav or Taj Jubilee is a yearly festive event stretching for 10 days. It ceremoniously begins on 18th February and winds up on 27th February. It is held in a small place called Shilpgram in Agra. It attracts countless tourists due to its cultural importance dating back to the times of Mughals and Nawabs.

Mehtab Bagh
Mehtab Bagh lying on the bank of River Yamuna gives one of the best views of Taj Mahal. It has an interesting history. The legend goes that the Emperor Shah Jahan wanted to build an identical but black Taj Mahal in this place. It is a lovely walk from Taj Mahal.

Marble Factory
A marble factory in Agra is always worth a visit and you can watch how various designs are etched on marbles. The marbles made in Agra are especially in demand because they are non porous and translucent. You can watch the phases of entire production of marbles.