DESTINATIONS: Tajmahal, Agra fort, Itmad-ud-Daulah( baby taj)
Taj Mahal tour from Delhi is the perfect day trip from Delhi. Taj Mahal is situated in Agra which is 200 Km away from Delhi and become one of the best tourist place in India. Agra has come a long way from the day when stories of the Mughal wealth and splendour surrounding its fairy tails courts were famous across the seven seas. Today it is like any other urban city of northern India, yet it is different because it retains its medieval essence. Its serpentine bylanes, old houses, markets, teeming with people and goods, take you back into a different age. Walking along the streets of Agra, it is quite likely that you will come across small dim-lit workshop where artisans claim to be descendants of ancestors who worked in the Mughal courts. Thousands of visitors from across the world come here every day to experience the marvels of the Mughal era and, in particular, the pristine beauty of the Taj Mahal and other ancient places,
Morning pick up from your hotel in Delhi & NCR and your 3 hrs drive to Agra via Yamuna Express Highway for tour to agra
On reaching Agra, one of our representatives will take you to visit Taj Mahal – a white marble mausoleum, which signifies undying love of Emperor Shah Jahan for his empress Mumtaz Mahal. This beautiful architecture has reserved its place in the list of Seven Wonders of the World and has become famous world heritage site, large numbers of people from all around the world visit every year to witness its beauty and remarkable architecture reflecting architecture techniques from Mughal and Persian architecture. (Taj Mahal remain closed on every Friday).
Visit – The Imposing Agra Fort (A UNESCO World Heritage Site), Built by Emperor Akbar in 1565 A.D, this huge fort is made of red sandstone. The elegant buildings inside reflect an interesting synthesis of Hindu and Central Asian architectural styles. The maze of the courtyards, mosques & private chambers of the fort echo the story of the Mughal Empire.
After, you have visited Agra fort and experience its beauty, you will be taken for lunch in an AC restaurant
You may wish to enjoy shopping in Agra is known for its fabulous handicrafts, made of marble and softstone inlay work. The Mughals were great patrons of arts and crafts. Empress Nur Jahan took personal interest and was an accomplished artist herself in zari embroidery work. Agra’s major handicraft products besides inlay work are: leatherware, brassware, carpets, jewellery and embroidery work.
After exploring the local art you will taken to itmad-ud-daulah( baby taj) The tomb is the precursor to the Taj Mahal as it was built by Nur Jahan for her father, Mirza Ghiyas Beg (also called “the pillar of the state” or Itimad-ud-Daulah) in the years 1622-1628, 5 years before construction of the Taj Mahal began. If visiting the Baby Taj at the end of your stay in Agra, it is easy to see where the designs of the Taj Mahal came from. The use of white marble and intricate inlays are similarly found in this mausoleum, but taken to the next level on the facade of the Taj Mahal. We like to think that there was possibly some bitterness in the family, and the husband of Mumtaz wanted to build something so grand that it overshadowed the otherwise stunning and iconic Baby Taj of its day
After the beautiful sightseeing of Agra city, you will drive back to Delhi, by 8:30pm you will reach Delhi and after that our driver will drop you to your hotel with the beautiful memories of tour to Agra.
|1 Traveler||US$ 140|
|2 Travelers||US$ 110 Per Person|
|3 Travelers||US$ 90 Per Person|
|4 Travelers||US$ 80 Per Person|