Taj Mahal, Agra

Itinerary

Romance of Taj

  Delhi – Agra –Delhi
 

Day Trip by Surface

Sunday, November 13, 2016: Delhi / Agra / Delhi (Drive)
  • Pick up from your place of stay
  • Drive to Agra
  • Visit to Taj Mahal & Agra Fort
  • Lunch at Sai Khandela (local restaurant)
  • Afternoon drive back to Delhi & drop at your hotel

This morning, pick up at 0730 Hrs & at 0800 hrs drive to Agra. Journey to Agra is approximately 4 Hrs.

Upon arrival in exploring the city of Agra.

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At the time of the Mughals, in the 16th & 17th centuries, Agra was the capital of the grand Mughal Empire. During this period the city became a leading centre of art, science, commerce and culture. Akbar the Great made Agra great. The city’s origins are dim but Akbar’s grandfather Babur is credited with Agra’s founding. The short golden age of Agra came to an end with the seventeenth century reign of Shah Jehan, mastermind of the unforgettable Taj Mahal.

This morning visit the impressive Agra Fort, where you are taken through the chambers of this royal residence. As you drive through the city, witness the local life and bazaars (markets) and the hustle bustle of everyday India.

Agra Fort is a UNESCO World Heritage site located in Agra, India. The fort is also known as Lal Qila, Fort Rouge and Red Fort of Agra. It is about 2.5 km northwest of its much more famous sister monument, the Taj Mahal. The fort can be more accurately described as a walled palatial city.

It is the most important fort in India. The great Mughals Babur, Humayun, Akbar, Jehangir, Shah Jahan and Aurangzeb lived here, and the country was governed from here. It contained the largest state treasury and mint. It was visited by foreign ambassadors, travellers and the highest dignitaries who participated in the making of history in India.

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At the time of the Mughals, in the 16th & 17th centuries, Agra was the capital of the grand Mughal Empire. During this period the city became a leading centre of art, science, commerce and culture. Akbar the Great made Agra great. The city’s origins are dim but Akbar’s grandfather Babur is credited with Agra’s founding. The short golden age of Agra came to an end with the seventeenth century reign of Shah Jehan, mastermind of the unforgettable Taj Mahal.

Visit that magnificent monument to love – Taj Mahal, built by an emperor in memory of his beloved queen. Construction of the Taj Mahal began in 1631, and is believed to have taken 18 years to complete, with over 20,000 craftsmen working around the clock. The design and construction is said to be that of the legendary architect, Ustad Ahamad Lahori. Legend has it that once construction was completed, Shah Jehan had Lahori’s hands cut off, and blinded, so he would never be able to duplicate the structure. What makes the Taj Mahal unique is its perfect proportions, distinct femininity, medium of construction and ornamentation.

Its marble exterior reflects rose and golden tints at sunrise and sunset, while it is dazzling white during the day. It is impossible to visualize the Taj Mahal in any surrounding others than its paradoxical garden. Paradise, in Islam, is visualized as lush garden where running streams flow. When the Mughals brought this concept to India they elevated it to the heights of incomparable history.

Continue exploring the city of Agra & later during the day in time drive to Delhi.

Tour Ends

NOTE: THE DRIVING TIMES MENTIONED ARE APPROXIMATE AND AS PER NORMAL TRAFFIC CONDITIONS. SOMETIMES DUE TO MORE TRAFFIC / CONGESTIONS ON THE ROADS THE DRIVES MAY TAKE MORE TIME THAN MENTIONED

Pricing

Romance of Taj

The cost for the above will be as follows:

Paying pax Price
02 pax INR 12500 per person
03 pax INR 11700 per person
04 pax INR 10800 per person
05 pax INR 9700 per person
06 pax INR 9000 per person
07 pax INR 8500 per person
08 pax INR 8000 per person
09 pax INR 7500 per person
10 pax INR 7000 per person

Your Tour will include:

  1. Transport to & from you place of stay by an air-conditioned vehicle
  2. Services of English speaking city restaurant
  3. Entrances Tickets to Monuments as per the program.
  4. Currently applicable entrance fees to the places of visit (except camera fees) (any new fees levied in the future will be extra) All prices are subject to hikes in government taxes, excessive fuel hikes and monument entrance fees. All these hikes will be billed extra with prior intimation.

Not included in the above costs are:

  1. Any Accommodation in Delhi & Agra
  2. Anything not mentioned under head “INCLUDE”