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iXiGOers Dec 09 2012

Which are the most famous Gardens/Parks in Agra?

Kirat S DEC 10 2012
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Do you think that Agra is only the city of forts and palaces? If yes, then we are sorry to inform that you are wrong. The city of Agra is beautified with the various gardens or Baghs as they are lovingly called at multiple locations in the city. The gardens in the city are as famous as any other attractions of Agra which explains the large number of people who visit these parks everyday from sunrise to sunset. You can find cheap air tickets to Agra on ixigo. Though there are many in the city, but some of the more popular gardens in Agra are:

  • Swami Bagh
    This particular garden has an interesting story to tell. It is said to be cursed and is prophesied to be completed sometime in the next century even though being in construction since 1904. It is basically a white marble temple/shrine for the Radha Swami religion. The carvings in the marble work showcases the brilliant talent that the city holds. Also known as the Dyal Bagh, it is often said about the place that it is the next Taj Mahal of Agra. The bagh is located around 2 km away from Agra and can easily be accessed through rickshaw or an auto rickshaw. There is no entry fee to enter the attraction and enjoy the beauty of the almost a century old marvel.

  • Mehtab Bagh
    This 25 acre garden constructed during 1631 to 1635 alongside the beautiful Yamuna river is one of the most beautiful baghs in the city that is a hit among the locals and the tourists alike. The garden is a hotspot because of its exquisite location parallel to the ever majestic Taj Mahal. The garden is also called as the Moonlight garden as it gives a splendid view of the Taj in the moonlit nights. The Garden is not only known for its location but is also loved for being an exhibition of the Mughal Empire’s grandeur. From the fragrance of the varied species of flowers to the cool breeze flowing over the adjacent river make the visitors go crazy. The entry fee for a foreigner is INR 100 but for an Indian, the entry is free, free, free!!

  • Aram Bagh
    Literally meaning the garden of relaxation, this garden is unique as it is the first Persian garden in the country. It was built by the founder of the Mughal empire, Babur. The garden is situated on the banks of the Yamuna river and is known for its classical Persian style of developing gardens. It is believed that Babar used to come to this garden to get away from the worries of ruling a kingdom and used to stare at the trees and the exquisite species of flowers for hours. The garden is further beautified by the various fountains in the complex. The garden is also known with the names Mughal Garden and Ram Bagh locally. A perfect weekend picnic spot, this garden is popular for a 200 year old Tamarind tree and the stone pond. The Garden is open to public on all days from early mornings to late in the evenings.

    You just have to drop a coin for INR 5 to enter the beautiful garden if you are an Indian, if you are a foreigner, you will have to shed coins equal to INR 100. Most of the Agra travel packages include these destinations in their itineraries.

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