Delhi- Agra (200 kms/ 04 hrs) - Agra sightseeing tour
You reach Agra in about four hours after departing from Delhi hotel, post breakfast.
On arrival at Agra, you will directly be taken to Agra hotel. Our representative will
assist in your smooth check in. There itself, he will introduce you with your Agra tour guide.
Agra , a tourist treasure, is a city of over a million inhabitants and lies on
the banks of river Yamuna. As Delhi, Agra is an ancient city and was the capital of India for a
century and a half during the Mughal rule, until 1650. Agra was attacked, sacked and ruined by
successive wars. What now remains of Agra is a neglected but with spectacular monuments,
heritage of an imperial past city. Having relaxed for a while, move along with Agra tour
guide to visit famous monuments and market of Agra. Agra, the seat of best monuments of Mughal era,
has shot to fame for housing Taj Mahal, a specimen of unsurpassed architectural perfection. Taj Mahal
is one of the most beautiful buildings in the world and is the summit of Mongolian architecture.
The best view of Taj Mahal is grabbed at dawn. With the change of position of the sun,
Taj Mahal reflects different tones of colour. Taj Mahal represents paradise and was built
to house the lifeless body of the favorite wife of Shah Jahan. Her name was Begum Arjumand Bano a.k.a. Mumtaj Mahal.
The construction of the monumental building in which over 20,000 people participated began in 1632 and continued
for twenty years. It has a cast of precious stones brought from China, Tibet, Afghanistan and many corners of the world.
The Taj Mahal is always associated with the love story of Mughal emperor with his wife but more recent studies have revealed
that the building configuration corresponds to Islamic ideas of the city of God. The Taj Mahal is closed on Fridays.
Two kilometers from the Taj Mahal is Agra Fort, a military fortress erected in 1573 in the form of a crescent.
Part of its attractions is not open to visitors, such as Pearl Mosque (Moti Masjid). Itimad-ud-Daulah, known as Baby Taj,
is a beautiful tomb, surrounded by gardens and built for Mirza Ghias Beg, father of Jahangir’s favourite queen Noor Jahan.
Later in the evening, after visiting monuments and exploring colourful market of Agra, return to hotel for overnight stay.