For nature lovers and bird watching enthusiasts there is Sur Sarovar Wild Life Sanctuary on the way to Agra, 40 km. from Mathura on your left hand side at NH-2, just before Agra.
Just at the entrance of Agra is Sikandra Tomb, mausoleum of Akbar. Out of all visitors to city of Taj, only 5 -8 % of travellers visit this place. This place offers amazingly calm and serene surroundings. Huge lawns with lot of deers, and black bucks roaming around peacefully, it is an ideal place to find some quiet moments.
Keep some time for Agra, you can not afford to miss "The Taj Mahal".
- Kakan Math Temple: 115 ft. high Lord Shiva temple, assembled out of stones without any adhesive. Pyramids share stark resemblance with this temple. 34 km. from Morena bus stand.
- Mitawali, Shiva Temple: The place which inspired the design of Indian Parliament house (Sansad Bhawan). 23 km. from Kakan Math temple towards Gwalior.
- Padawali Temple, dedicated to all Gods and is considered as superior to Khajuraho Temple. 3-4 km. from Mitawali temple.
- Batesara complex of temples: A complex of around 350 temples. Excavation work is ongoing to restore the original glory of the temples.
Believe me real safari will start from the above left turn. Keep Driving, keep travelling....