AGRA SAME DAY TOUR
TAJ MAHALThe Taj Mahal of Agra is one of the Seven Wonders of the World, for reasons more than just looking magnificent. It's the history of Taj Mahal that adds a soul to its magnificence: a soul that is filled with love, loss, remorse, and love again. Because if it was not for love, the world would have been robbed of a fine example upon which people base their relationships. An example of how deeply a man loved his wife, that even after she remained but a memory, he made sure that this memory would never fade away. This man was the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan, who was head-over-heels in love with Mumtaz Mahal, his dear wife. She was a Muslim Persian princess (her name Arjumand Banu Begum before marriage) and he was the son of the Mughal Emperor Jehangir and grandson of Akbar the Great. It was at the age of 14 that he met Mumtaz and fell in love with her. Five years later in the year 1612, they got married.
AGRA FortAgra Fort is located (270 10’ 47’’N & 780 1’ 22’’ E) on the right bank of the river Yamuna in the city of Agra in Uttar Pradesh. Agra Fort built by Akbar in Red Sandstone when he was through with the consolidation of his power after accession to power in 1654, Agra Fort worked both as a military strategic point as well as the royal residence. At the end of his life, his son, Aurangzeb, in the fort, a punishment that might not seem so harsh, considering the luxury of the fort, imprisoned Shah Jahan. It is rumored that Shah Jahan died in Muasamman Burj, a tower with a marble balcony with an excellent view of the Taj Mahal.
PICKUP FROM THE HOTEL IN MORNING BY 06:00 AM THEN PROCEED TO AGRA BY CAR.
06:00 hrs - Pick up from hotel & proceed to Agra by Car.
AGRA TOUR GUIDESThis early morning our driver will pick you up and you will proceed to Agra. Around 10:30 hrs you will reach Agra City and will be taken straight to Taj Mahal. The Mughal City Agra is most famous for the Taj Mahal, one of the seven wonders of the world.
11:00 hrs - Visit Taj MahalAround 11:00 hrs you will reach the Taj Mahal. The Taj Mahal, an essential sight for all visitors to India is one of the most achingly beautiful architectural achievements in the world, and is considered to be a symbol of enduring love. Shrouded in white marble the sheer elegance, purity and sentiment that are an integral part of the monument have touched the hearts of people from all corners of the world. One of the seven wonders of the world and a world heritage site was built by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in loving memory of his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal who died while giving birth to their fourteenth child. Built in pure white marble Taj Mahal is located along the banks of the River Yamuna, the Taj spreads across almost 42 acres of land and it is believed that this particular spot was chosen by the emperor because of its peaceful and soothing effect. One of the seven wonders of the world, it stands as a tribute to undying love and all who visit it stand awed at the first impression created by this marvel in white marble.
3:30 hrs - Lunch in a Good RestaurantAfter visiting Taj Mahal you will be taken to local Indian Restaurant for lunch.
Lunch Break:- From (01:30 P.M to 02:30 P.M)
14:30 hrs - Visit Agra FortAfter lunch you will visit Agra Fort constructed by Emperor Akabar in 1565 A.D and includes many other buildings like the Moti Masjid and Musanman Burj, where Shah Jahan is believed to have been imprisoned and died. 16:30 hrs - Visit Sikandara Tomb Around 10 km from Agra, lies Sikandra, the mausoleum of Emperor Akbar. This structure offers a unique combination of styles borrowing from Hindu, Christian, Islamic, Buddhist and even Jain architectural conventions.
17:00 hrs - Proceed back to DelhiFinally you will proceed back to Delhi along with an impression of TaJ and a sheer magic that the Taj exudes making it an unforgettable and cherished image forever.
21:30 hrs - Arrive Delhi pick up & drop to your hotel/airportOn arrival at Delhi you will be dropped at your hotel or airport for your onward journey.