The iconic Taj Mahal, without doubt, ranks 1st on this list of Top 10 Places to Visit in Agra. The marble monument is a labour of love, the result of an emperor's love and grief for his deceased wife. It is hard to believe that this magnificent marble structure is actually a mausoleum and houses the tombs of Emperor Shah Jahan and his love - Mumtaz Mahal.
Cross the steps of a huge red gateway and lo behold! The Taj Mahal, the most famous of all the places to visit in Agra and India, comes into view. Resplendently white, standing tall and proud against the blue sky with two red sandstone structures standing sentinel on each side, and a water-feature in the front, the Taj Mahal mesmerises the viewer.
It is one of the most famous UNESCO World Heritage Sites and a member of the iconic Modern Seven Wonders of the World! As India's most famous place to visit, it features in all holiday tours of Agra and most multiple-day tours of India.
Visitors try to capture it from different camera angles, its different moods, at different times of the day - at dusk with a sunset tour, at dawn with a sunrise tour, by moonlight and during the day. Each experience is different than the other and leaves you in awe of the monument. The crowds might bother - avoid it with sunrise tours.
While taking selfies is all the rage, you will also find professional photographers available on site to capture your tryst with the Taj Mahal in unique poses. As they deliver the photos in a couple of hours, you can easily get one clicked as a precious memento of this very beautiful place to visit in Agra.