EXPLORE AGRA’S HISTORY WITH A TOUR OF THE TAJ MAHAL
The Radisson Blu Agra Taj East Gate places you within walking distance of one of the modern wonders of the world, the stunning Taj Mahal. You can also take a short drive to Agra Fort or Itmad-ud-Daulah, the mausoleum that inspired the Taj Mahal’s construction. Looking to purchase a souvenir? Head to our hotel's shopping arcade or to nearby Sadar Bazaar, a popular market known for its handcrafted leather and marble goods.
- Taj Mahal - 1.2 km
Built in the 17th century as a mausoleum for a Mughal emperor’s wife, the Taj Mahal now stands as one of the world’s most impressive architectural feats. The massive building, perched on the banks of the Yamuna River, is made entirely of white marble that shimmers in the sun.
- Agra Fort - 5.3 km
Agra Fort was one of the most important strongholds of the Mughals and home to palaces that date back as far as A.D. 1080. Tour this beautiful World Heritage Site to learn about the rich history hidden behind the red sandstone walls of the city.
- Sadar Bazaar - 6.7 km
Humming with activity, Sadar Bazaar is one of the largest markets in the area, selling local foods, marble products, and Agra’s famous shoes and other leather goods.
- Itmad-ud-Daulah - 9.8 km
Found in the old city of Agra, Itmad-ud-Daulah was the first Mughal mausoleum built from white marble, which served as an inspiration to the architect of the Taj Mahal. Often called the “Baby Taj,” Itmad-ud-Daulah is a gem that shouldn’t be missed.
- Fatehpur Sikri - 45 km
Admire the fusion of architectural styles at Fatehpur Sikri, a World Heritage Site that offers a glimpse of ancient life in India and the mix of cultures that influenced each generation in the 16th and 17th centuries.
- Keoladeo National Park - 62 km
This avian sanctuary is home to more than 380 species of birds, including cranes and pelicans. You’ll also find migratory birds from as far away as Siberia that make the park their winter home.
- Mathura - 65 km
Known by Hindus as the birthplace of Lord Krishna, Mathura is one of the seven holy cities and home to numerous temples with fascinating architecture.