Destinations Covered: Delhi - Agra - Delhi
Day 01: Delhi - Agra (Bhopal Shatabdi express: 06:10 / 08:10)
Morning pick you from your hotel in Delhi and drop you at Railway station to board train to Agra. Have breakfast on board. Upon arrival at Agra railway station you be met by our representative / guide and driven to Fatehpur Sikri. Fatehpur Sikri is a fascinating ghost city built in the 16th century, about 40 kms from Agra. Akbar the great founded this historic site. After visit drive back to Agra. On arrival at Agra have a LUNCH AT LOCAL RESTAURANT
After Lunch visit Agra city & Taj Mahal
Agra Fort - It is a UNESCO World Heritage site. 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. This Fort was built by Akbar in Red Sandstone in 1654. This Fort worked both as a military strategic point as well as the royal residence.
Taj Mahal The construction of this marble masterpiece is credited to the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan who erected this mausoleum in memory of his beloved wife, Arjuman Bano Begum, popularly known as Mumtaz Mahal, who died in A.H. 1040 (A.D. 1630). Her last wish to her husband was "to build a tomb in her memory such as the world had never seen before". Thus emperor Shah Jahan set about building this fairytale like marvel. The construction of Taj Mahal was started in A.D. 1632 and completed at the end of 1648 A.D. For seventeen years, twenty thousand workmen are said to work on it daily. The Taj Mahal is the only one of its kind across the world,
After the Taj Mahal tour enjoy a visit to local Handicraft shop in Agra before train departure to Delhi.
DEPARTURE FROM AGRA RAILWAY STATION TO DELHI
Agra - Delhi (Delhi Shatiabdi express: 20:35 / 22:45).