Agra, the city known for the famous Taj Mahal, lies in the state of Uttar Pradesh in the northern part of India. It once served as the capital of India during the times of the Mughals, who built some wonderful architectural wonders in this city, including Taj Mahal, Red Fort, Fatehpur Sikri and Jama Masjid. Besides visiting these renowned architectural marvels with their Agra tour packages, tourists can also explore the other facets of the city, such as parks and gardens.
Situated opposite to Agra Fort and Taj Mahal, this garden is one the 11 gardens constructed by the Mughals along the bank of Yamuna River. The motive to build this place was to provide a great view of Taj Mahal. Once upon a time, the garden comprised well-maintained pools, fountains, plants, fruit trees, walkways and pavilions. With time, its charm start to subdue; however, in recent years, efforts have been made to reconstruct it bring back its original grandeur. Tourists can visit this place as part of their Agra tour packages.
One of the famous parks of the city, Paliwal Park sprawls over an area of 70 acres and comprises a small lake, where boating can be done, and a wide variety of trees. Until it was renamed to Paliwal Park in memory of Krishna Datta Paliwal, who was the foremost finance minister of the state, it was known as Hewitt Park.
Located in the vicinity of Taj Mahal, this garden was built in 1528 by Emperor Babur. Constructed in Persian garden style, this place has a number of fountains and waterways. Locals flock here in the evenings to relax and unwind.
Travellers can easily find accommodation as per their tastes and preferences near these attractions and other important places of interest as there are many 5 star, 3 star to budget hotels in Agra. These properties can be reached easily from the airport or railway stations by availing local taxis or private cars.
On a family or group trip, travellers can visit these 3 parks with Agra tour packages.