Samadhi Swamiji Maharaj Bagh


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. The epic building has been in a state of perpetual construction for close to a century now and the elaborate design incorporates a real mish-mash of building styles, including some fabulously delicate floral carvings – it's well worth a look.

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1. Chini-ka-Rauza

2.18 MILES

This Persian-style riverside tomb of Afzal Khan, a poet who served as Shah Jahan’s chief minister, was built between 1628 and 1639. Rarely visited, it is…

2. Itimad-ud-Daulah

2.48 MILES

Nicknamed the Baby Taj, the exquisite tomb of Mizra Ghiyas Beg should not be missed. This Persian nobleman was Mumtaz Mahal’s grandfather and Emperor…

3. Kinari Bazaar

2.59 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,…

4. Jama Masjid

2.84 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…

5. Agra Fort


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…

6. Diwan-i-Am

3.13 MILES

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

7. Khas Mahal

3.18 MILES

This beautiful marble pavillion and pool formed the living quarters of Shah Jahan, while the large attached courtyard housed the court harem.

8. Jehangir's Palace

3.22 MILES

This huge red-sandstone palace inside Agra Fort, a combination of Indian and Central Asian architectural styles, was most likely built by the Mughal ruler…