A beautiful natural forest cover spreading over an area of 70 hectares, just 500 mts away from the Eastern Gate of Taj Mahal. An excellent view of the Taj is available from the different species that are also seen here. Visitors can have an excellent view of the Taj from different mounds in the park.
The Taj Nature Walk is situated in a real jungle of pristine flora and fauna near the right bank of the River Yamuna. A number of butterflies, birds including some rare ones, some kinds of mammals, and children’s play equipment are the main attractions of this huge park.
The Taj Nature Walk area has numerous mounds and platforms to enjoy views of the Taj Mahal. The variety of birds spotted here can delight birdwatchers. Among them bulbuls, paradise flycatchers, golden orioles, treepies, Indian flame woodpeckers, ringed doves, common green and blue pigeons, parakeets, small bee-eaters, Indian cuckoos, and many more.
The dancing peacocks among the background of the Taj create an especially peaceful atmosphere. In addition to birds, animals such as hyenas, jackals, and blue bulls can also be found here.
The Taj Nature Walk has variation in its hue and color depending on time and season. From October to April the forest is blooming with 46 varieties of flowers which are home to numerous butterflies. So this is the best time for this hike. Visiting Hrs. Summer 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Winter 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
A beautiful natural forest cover is spread over 70 hectares just 500 meters away from the eastern gate of Taj Mahal. Visitors can have an excellent view of the Taj from different mounds in the park. The forest abounds in a variety of flora and fauna.
When you hear Agra, you’ll automatically think of the magnificent monuments that dot the city. But there’s a little (or rather a vast) treasure hidden in the woods of Agra, offering you a chance to explore the Taj in a serene and somewhat offbeat way. Walk through the Taj Nature Park, an initiative of the Social Forestry Division of Agra, and experience the beauty of Taj from various angles and settings.
You’ll be walking through a 9 km trail, while various species of birds and wildlife and rare trees and shrubs keep you company. There are also elevated photo points, which give you the opportunity to capture the Taj with a backdrop like nowhere else. The area consists of rifts and valleys, a natural ridge area with pathways for the visitors’ comfort and guidance. With different hues offsetting the pristine white of the monument of love, you’re in for a literal visual treat.
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