Duration : Days of Run : Everyday except Friday Destination Covering : Same Day Trip to Agra to Visit Taj Mahal by Car
06:00 hrs Pick up from hotel & proceed to Agra by Car
This early morning our driver will pick you up and you will proceed to Agra. Midway you will stop for refreshment. 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 Mahal
Around 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.
14:30 hrs Visit Agra Fort
After 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 Delhi
Finally 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.
19:00 hrs Refreshment on the way
You will stop over midway to have refreshment and continue your drive to Delhi.
Arrive Delhi pick up & drop to your hotel/airport
On arrival at Delhi you will be dropped at your hotel or airport for your onward journey.
Fatehpur Sikri , 38 km south-west of Agra, was built by the side of an artificial lake about 3 km long and 1.6 km wide. Still perfectly preserved, this complex of palaces, mosques, gardens and pavilions is a rich legacy of the Mughal era. You can stroll through the Emperor's bedroom, climb to the top of the Panch Mahal, the five tiered palace and look down on the Pachisi courtyard. Then move to the Anup Talau, the sandstone platform on a pond, where Mian Tansen once sang. And no trip is complete without a visit to Salim Chisti's Dargah, where you can tie a thread on the latticework of its walls and make a quiet wish. Fatehpur Sikri, was one of the capital cities of Akbar after the childless Mughal was blessed with a son with the blessing of the Sufi Saint, Sheikh Salim Chisti, who lived here.
Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary , Situated 60 km from Agra. During the season, cormorant, darter, spoonbill, egret, stork and black ibis are found in large numbers. In winters, migrant birds from as far as Siberia and Northern Europe collected here. Dabchicks, pheasant tailed jacanas, moorhens and coots find their natural surroundings here.
Mathura , Situated 55 km from Agra and 10 km south of Bridavan on the west bank of the Yamuna, is believed to be the birthplace Lord Krishna, who is said to have been born in a prison here. Mathura is one of the oldest cities in India, much older than even Agra. Its history can be traced back prior to the days of the Maurya dynasty, which ruled from 325 BC to 184 BC.
Sur Sarovar , Also known as Keetham lake, is linked by motorable road. The lakeside is ideal for picnics/outings. A large variety of fish and waterbirds add to the lake's charms. Named after Surdas who is said to have resided here, the lake is 30 minutes away by road.