Agra Bear Rescue Facility


A sanctuary for over 200 rescued 'dancing' sloth bears, located in a bird sanctuary 25km outside Agra on the road to Delhi. Visitors can tour the park-like grounds and watch the bears enjoying their new, better world. It's a project of Wildlife SOS. Email or phone in advance to book one of the three time slots. You'll need to pay a Forestry Dept ₹500 entry fee in order to access the facility.

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1. Elephant Conservation Centre

5.33 MILES

Wildlife SOS runs this conservation centre, which offers rehabilitation and medical care to rescued elephants. You'll get to see the elephants while…

2. Akbar’s Mausoleum

6.23 MILES

This outstanding sandstone and marble tomb commemorates the greatest of the Mughal emperors. The huge courtyard is entered through a stunning gateway…

3. Samadhi Swamiji Maharaj Bagh

9.76 MILES

Known simply as Swami Bagh, this huge white marble mausoleum houses the tomb of Sri Shiv Dayal Singh Seth, the founder of the intriguing Radhasoami Faith…

4. Kinari Bazaar

10.8 MILES

The narrow streets behind Jama Masjid are a crazy maze of overcrowded lanes bursting with colourful markets. There are a number of different bazaars here,…

5. Jama Masjid

10.9 MILES

This fine mosque, built in the Kinari Bazaar by Shah Jahan’s daughter in 1648 and once connected to Agra Fort, features striking zigzag marble patterning…

6. Agra Fort

11.18 MILES

With the Taj Mahal overshadowing it, one can easily forget that Agra has one of the finest Mughal forts in India. Walking through courtyard after…

7. Diwan-i-Am

11.33 MILES

In Agra Fort, the Hall of Public Audiences was where emperor Shah Jahan listened to petitions from ordinary citizens.

8. Amar Singh Gate

11.39 MILES

The sole entry point to Agra Fort, and where you buy your entrance ticket.