Same Day Trip to Agra
Duration : 1 Day
Places Covered : Delhi - Agra - Delhi
Day1 (In morning): DELHI to AGRA (203 kms. 4 hrs. 30 min. approx.)
Start the trip from Delhi to reach Agra, the ultimate zenith of art and an enshrined romantic symbol. The town still lives mainly in the past. It once served as the seat of the Mughal rulers. Agra boosts of possessing Taj Mahal, the epitome of beauty. The monument appears as a poem in white marble .It took 22 years to get built by 20,000 skilled artisans who laid the white marble structure with precious and semi precious stones. Many tourists visit India only to see the Taj Mahal and are engulfed in its mystery and spell.
Day1 (From 0630 to 1245 hours): In Agra
Drive to Agra through the Indian country side. Upon arrival, proceed to the Taj Mahal to take a glimpse of the architectural modern day wonder of the world. This monument built by Emperor Shah Jahaan is a fine example of fusion of many architectural styles prevalent.
Day1 (1300 to 1400 hours): In Agra
Having witnessed this wonder of the world, proceed to one of the best Hotels in Agra where a sumptuous buffet lunch awaits you.
Day 1 (1400 to 1500 hours): In Agra
Enjoy your lunch and later visit the Agra Fort. This fort was built in red sandstone with its magnificent palaces, halls of public/private audience and beautiful gardens. This is where Emperor Shah Jahan was kept under house arrest by his third son Aurangzeb and spent the last year of his life viewing the Taj Mahal from across the river Jamuna.
1500 to 1530 hours: In Agra
Visit a marble factory to see the beautiful inlay of precious and semi precious stones in the marble amazing intricate craftsmanship.
1600 to 1630 hours: In Agra
These hours conclude the tour. Before you drive back to Delhi, enjoy a brief visit to Sikandra (the tomb of the Mughal Emperor Akbar). It is a magnificent garden tomb. Return to Delhi around 2130 hours stopping in midway for refreshments.