Shah Jahan Park is a Mughal park located near Taj Mahal. It stands as a tourist attraction because of its picturesque beauty and ambience. Out of all the parks in Agra, this is the most visited one.
Best time to visit in Shah Jahan Park
The best time to visit the park is early morning in winter. The vegetation will be lush and fresh during this time. During mornings, you can find joggers and photographers here. During evenings, you can find couples here. The park is open from sunrise to sunset, throughout the week.
Where Shah Jahan Park is located ?
The park is located to the west of Taj Mahal. The park is very close to Motilal Nehru Park and Golf course. The public buses stop very close to the park. You can hire autos or cabs from any part of the city to reach the park. If you are visiting Taj Mahal, you can walk to the park.
Why this park is so famous ?
The park has lush vegetation and flowering plants with a pathway in the middle. There is a lake inside the park where boating service was allowed in the past. There are plans to commence the boating service in near future. Top activities inside the park are strolling, enjoying nature, resting, photography and jogging. The walkway is made with emerald floors. You can get a good view of Taj Mahal from the garden.
Entry Fees ?
There is no entry fee for the park.
History about the Shah Jahan Park ?
Shah Jahan built this garden after the construction of Taj Mahal. Exact year of construction of the garden is not known. The main purpose of the garden was to give a good view of the mausoleum and a good resting place. He planned to spend his life gazing at the monument from the garden. However, he was taken off his throne by his son and was detained inside Agra Fort.
No guides are available and it is not necessary too.