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, Itimad-Ud- Daulah, Sikandra, Red Fort and Fatehpur Sikri.
Pick up from your Hotel in Agra and leave for Adventure Begins with tour of world famous – Taj Mahal Agra (A Unesco World Heritage Site). (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.
Lunch will be provided at one of the best Local AC Restaurant.
Leave for Excursion to Fatehpur Sikri (A Unesco World Heritage Site) is 01 Hrs drive from Agra. It has been described as “the world’s most perfectly preserved ghost town”. Built by Akbar in the late 16th century, it was abandoned after only 14 years, and the elegant buildings of this superb walled city remain intact to this day.
Enjoy Photo Tour of Taj Mahal agra from Mehtab Bagh — The Moonlit Garden, believed to have been designed by Shah Jahan to view the Taj on moonlit nights, far away from the maddening crowd, The garden complex is situated on the left bank of Yamuna opposite to Taj Mahal. It is a huge square measuring approximately 300×300 m and in straight alignment with the Taj Mahal. The forestry plantations and agricultural fields provide a green forecourt to Taj Mahal and its reflection in Yamuna.
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 a memorable day, transfer to the Agra Cantt Railway Station (AGC) or drop to your hotel in Agra.
|1 Traveler||US$ 80|
|2 Travelers||US$ 50 Per Person|
|3 Travelers||US$ 40 Per Person|
|4 Travelers||US$ 30 Per Person|