Mehtab Bagh

About Mehtab Bagh Agra


Mehtab Bagh Agra, also called the moonlight garden, is located north of the Taj Mahal on the other side of the banks of the Yamuna river. Mehtab Bagh was the last among the 11 garden series built by the Mughals. The garden complex is square and it is measured around 300m on each side. These gardens are very prone to floods and during the monsoon season when the Yamuna river flows wildly some areas of the garden get flooded.

Emperor Babur of the Mughal empire built this Garden in the year 1530. At the time of the construction of this garden, there was no sign of the Taj Mahal. After the death of Babur, no proper care was provided to this garden and it went into disrepair. It was Shahjahan who restored the lost beauty of this garden to protect the Taj Mahal from the abrasion of sand.

The width of this garden perfectly aligns with the Taj Mahal. A perfect view of the beautiful wonder the Taj Mahal is can be seen from the garden. Mehtab garden is the common name among tourists visiting the city of Agra alongside The Taj Mahal. Originally, the shape of this Historical garden was like Charbagh’s garden, which is subdivided into four parts. White walkways, beautiful fruit trees, well-ventilated pavilions, and a water fountain separate this alluring garden. Mehtab Bagh timings are very flexible for the visitors. 

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Mehtab Bagh

Weather : 19° C

Timings :6.00 A.M- 6.00 P.M

Time Required : 2 hours

Entry Fee : 30 rupees for Indians and 200 for foreign tourists

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History


Among the last of the eleven Mughal-built gardens along the banks of Yamuna river and opposite the Taj Mahal and the Agra Fort, Mehtab Bagh Agra is one of its kind. It was Babur, the founder of the Mughal empire in India, who built these gardens in the year 1530. After the death of Babur, the gardens were left unattained. Shahjahan was the one who restored these gardens to their former glory.

Shah Jahan built the Mehtab Bagh garden to prevent soil abrasion by the Yamuna that will harm the Taj Mahal. Most of the beautiful features of the Mehtab Bagh were destroyed due to frequent floods that occurred in the early 1900s. Most of the ground was turned into a plain ground of sand. 

The myth of Shah Jahan wanting to build the replica of the Taj Mahal at the site of Mehtab bagh was turned out to be a false one when the archaeological survey of India ( ASI ) excavated at the Mehtab Bagh site in the year 1994. The ASI discovered the Charbagh which was buried under the sand. After the excavation was done all the important features of this popular tourist attraction were restored in their original form.

Architecture


Mehtab Bagh Agra is a square-shaped garden which is known as Charbagh Mughal Style with each side measuring 300m. The garden is located on the banks of river Yamuna. White walkways of this garden divide this garden into various sections. A variety of beautiful fruit trees are also present in Mehtab Bagh. A stunning water fountain is located at the very center.

Activities


  • A beautiful view of sunset can be enjoyed at Mehtab Bagh Agra. 
  • A great view of the Taj Mahal appears from the garden. 
  • Some quality time can be spent on the banks of river Yamuna. 
  • Long walks during the sunset are profoundly enjoyed by the visitors.

Tips for visiting


  • Do not pollute the beautiful gardens by throwing garbage other than dustbins.
  • Sunset from the garden is a must to watch.
  • The garden is not on the same side as the Taj Mahal, so keep that in mind.
  • The Mehtab Bagh ticket price is only 30 rupees for Indian visitors.

Best time to visit


The beauty of Mehtab Bagh Agra remains intact throughout the year, so feel free to plan your visit without any hesitation. During the monsoon season, watching the river Yamuna flow from Mehtab Bagh is a whole different experience.

Nearby Atractions


  • Taj Mahal
  • Agra Fort
  • Taj mahal museum
  • Paradise park
  • Red Fort

Nearby Hotels


  • Aaram Bagh Agra
  • Hotel Taj Villa Agra
  • Hotel Crimson Palace
  • ITC Mughal Agra
  • Four Points by Sheraton Agra

Interesting Facts About Mehtab Bagh


  • The garden area was originally built by the Mughal emperor Babur.
  • Shah Jahan was the one who built the Mehtab Bagh Agra.
  • The view of the Taj Mahal from Mehtab Bagh Agra is something to see.
  • Mehtab Bagh was destroyed due to frequent floods in the 1900s.

Nearby Restaurants


  • Yes restaurant
  • Joney’s place
  • Moon terrace
  • Shiva restaurant
  • Yash Cafe

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  • Jaipur
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  • 5 - Excellent

Great service and friendly team

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People Also Ask About Mehtab Bagh

It is located in Agra, Uttar Pradesh.

This popular tourist attraction is close to the airport, railway station, and bus stand of Agra.

No advance booking is required to visit.

Some of the nearby hotels to Mehtab Bagh Agra are mentioned below:

  • Aaram Bagh Agra
  • Hotel Taj Villa Agra
  • Hotel Crimson Palace
  • ITC Mughal Agra
  • Four Points by Sheraton Agra

Some of the nearby tourist attractions to the Mehtab Bagh Agra are listed below:

  • Taj Mahal
  • Agra Fort
  • Taj mahal museum
  • Paradise park
  • Red Fort

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