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Agra city was the capital of India in Mugal Era. Agra city is most popular Tourist Destination in the world and famous for its Architecture. Taj Mahal is most popular Tomb of Agra and in all monuments. Taj Mahal is a mughal era immense mausoleum and built by order of Emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his favorite wife Mumtaj Begam. The Taj is constructed totally in white marble. It took 20 years to construct. Taj Mahal is one of seven wonder of world and every person want to come Agra for seeing the Taj from every part of World. The city is most popular city of Uttar Pradesh for Mugal Era Monuments, Beautiful Garden, Forts and museum and third biggest city of State. Agra is 200 km southeast from Delhi capital of national. Best session for Agra tourism is March to Oct. If you are planning Agra tour by taxi from Delhi Agra then you will reach about 2 hour. Agra is one of point of Golden Triangle. You can make your stay in Agra in high standard hotel and resort and enjoy your trip. If you are planning only Agra tour packages from Delhi. We suggest you 3-days tour package for Agra trip.


Agra Tour Itinerary

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Places Covered: Agra > Agra
Tour Duration : 2 Nights / 3 Days

Day 1: Arrival Agra

On arrival at Agra airport or railway station, our representative will meet you. With displaying your name card and transfer to your hotel. Rest of the day is at your leisure. Stay overnight at the hotel in Agra. ( In case of any difficulty call us on our 24 x 7 No. +91 9818243600).

Day 2: Agra City Tour

The Taj Mahal, the one and only one of its kind across the world. The monumental labour of love of a great ruler for his beloved queen. The ultimate realisation of Emperor Shahjahan's dream. One of the wonders of the world. From 1631 A.D., it took 22 years in the making. An estimated 20,000 people worked to complete the enchanting mausoleum, on the banks of the Yamuna. For a breathtaking beautiful view of the Taj Mahal, see it by moonlight. The construction of this marble masterpiece is credited to the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan who erected this mausoleum in memory of his beloved wife, Arjumand Bano Begum, popularly known as Mumtaz Mahal, who died in AH 1040 (AD 1630). Her last wish to her husband was "to build a tomb in her memory such as the world had never seen before".

Agra Fort Though Agra is more famous world over as the city of Taj, Agra Fort is another dimension to the city that attracts tourists in hordes. Built by Akbar in Red Sandstone when he was through with 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. Many of the palaces inside the fort were later added by next generations of Mughal Emperors like Jahangir and Shahjahan.

Ram Bagh Laid out in 1528 by Babur the first of the Mughal emperors this is the earliest Mughal garden. It is said that Babur was temporarily buried here before being permanently interred at Kabul in Afaganisthan.

Dayal Bagh, 10 km north of Agra. The white marble samadhi of the Radah Soami religion is currently under construction. It was started in 1904 and is nor expected to be completed until sometime next century.

Jama Masjid The mosque at Sikri was the first structure to be built in 1571. The exterior is modest but the interior carries the most gorgeous ornamentation in the floral arabesques and ingenious geometrical patterns in brown, red, turquoise, black and white. The spacious courtyard adds a stately charm to the place. It could accommodate ten thousand men at prayer. Akbar was so enthusiastic about this mosque that he occasionally swept the floor and gave azan (call for prayer). On June 26, 1579, Akbar even read the khutba himself, a great innovation, earlier attempted only the Timur and Mirza Ulugh Beg.

Fatehpur Sikri a ghost city 37 km from Agra. The site is founded by Akbar the great, who at 26 years did not have a heir. He went to a saint, Shaikh Salim Chishti who lived in a city called Sikri. His blessing gave Akbar 3 sons. As a gesture, Akbar built a whole new city in Sikri.

Jahangir Mahal Undoubtedly, the most noteworthy building inside Agra Fort is the Jahangir Mahal (Jahangir's Palace), which was the principal zenana palace (palace for women belonging to the royal household), used mainly by the Rajput wives of Akbar.

Diwan-I-Am (Hall of Public audience) was again a building constructed by Shahjahan who replaced an earlier wooden structure. The arches are covered with white lime polished to a smooth finish. The triple arched royal canopy has lavish pietra dura ornamentation. Here was kept the famous Peacock Throne ordered by Shahjahan. He met officials and commoners and listened to the petitioners in the Diwan-I-Am.

Diwan-I-khas (Hall of Private audience) is a small hall with double marble columns inlaid with pietra dura decoration. Shahjahan built the structure between 1636 and 1637 and it is where the emperor used to receive the important dignitaries. On the terrace, in front of this hall, are two marble thrones. The black throne belongs to Jehangir who, as Prince Salim in rebellion against Akbar at Allahabad, had ordered it for himself. Below this terrace lies the grand courtyard of Machchi Bhawan, meant for the harem functions. On another side stands a small mosque built for Shahjahan by Aurangzeb.

Panch Mahal, a five storeyed pavilion, stands on the western line of the courtyard.This is the badgir, the Persian wind tower for ladies of the harem. The jail screens between the 176 differently carved pillars have disappeared. Once these screens provided purdah (cover) to queens and princess on the top terraces enjoying the cool breezes and watching splendid views of Sikri fortifications and the town nestling at the foot of the ridge.

Itmad-Ud-Daulah tomb is a highly ornate edifice, which is looked upon as an imminent precursor of the Taj Mahal as far as elaborate carvings and inlay work are concerned. The tomb marks a significant departure from the tombs of the Mughal dynasty built before its construction. ISLAMIC STYLE OF ARCHITECTURE The pure white and elaborately carved tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah conforms to the Islamic style of architecture. The use of arched entrances, octagonal shaped towers or minarets, use of exquisitely carved floral patterns, intricate marble-screen work and inlay work are all representative of the Islamic style. The absence of a dome and the presence of a closed kiosk on top of this building and the use of chhatris (small domed canopies, supported by pillars) atop the four towers (minarets) instead of proper domes are reflective of local influence.

Sikandra Akbar Mausoleum 10 km north of Agra, the tomb of Akbar lies in the centre of the large garden. Akbar started its construction himself but it was completed by his son, Jehangir who significantly modified the original plans which accounts for the somewhat cluttered architectural lines of the tomb. Four red sandstone's gates lead to the tomb complex: one is Muslim, one Hindu, one christian and one is Akbar's patent mixture. Akbar's mausoleum is open from sunrise to sunset.

Day 3: Agra Onwards Travel

Today you will be transferred to Agra airport / railways station to board your onwards journey.

Next Tourist Places to travel from Agra are: Jaipur, Ranthambor National Park, Gwalior, Orchha, Khajuraho, Bhadhavgarh National Park, Varanasi, Mumbai, Goa, Rajasthan, Haridwar, Delhi.

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