Taj Mahal Overnight Trip From Delhi
Day 1: – Agra
We will pick-up you from your hotel / Airport in delhi and drive to Agra, on the way you visit Sikandra.
En-route you will be visiting Sikandra, which is 18 K.M before to Agra. Six miles north of Agra, is a glorious introduction to the city of Mughal wonders, Sikandra. The site of Akbar’s mausoleum, Sikandra was begun by Akbar and completed by his son Jehangir in 1613 AD. It reflects the fusion of Hindu and Muslim art and architecture which characterized the era. The tomb is situated in the centre of a large garden and four identical red sandstone gates lead to the tomb complex. The building, with three-storey minarets at each corner, is built of red sandstone with white marble polygonal patterns inlaid. Sikandra is named after Sikandra Lodi, the Delhi ruler who was in power from 1488 to 1517.
Continued drive to Agra
On Arrival at Agra, you will be check-in to hotel.
Lunch at hotel, then you will be start sightseeing Tour of Agra.
Described as the most extravagant monument ever built for love, it was constructed by Mughal emperorShah Jahan as a memorial to his queen Mumtaz Mahal, made out of white marble took 22 years to complete (1630-1652 AD). Ustad Ahamad Lahori, a Persian Architect, is said to be the main
designer and planner for this magnificent memorial. On full moon nights, the glory of the Taj is at its best. Over the centuries, the Taj has attracted more visitors than perhaps any other Monuments in the country, and it is all too easy resort to conventional superlatives when describing it. What makes
the Taj Unique is its perfect proportions, distinct femininity, medium of construction and ornamentation. Its marble exterior reflects rose and golden tints at sunrise and sunset, while it is dazzling white during the day and glowes pearl-like in the moonlight and during the monsoon.
Construction of the massive red sandstone Agra Fort on the bank of the Yamuna River was begun by Emperor Akbar in 1565, though additions were made up until the rule of his grandson, Shah Jahan. In Akbar’s time the fort was principally a military structure, but during Shah Jaha regin it had partially become Palace. It is an imposing strcture with walls of red sandstone almost three kilometers long. Entered through the Amar Singh Gate, the eastern part of the fort contain palace, audience hall and mosques built by three emperors. The fort presents a good sampling of their favored architectural styles.
Akbar drew on Islamic and Hindu traditions and the result is eclectic. By Shah Jahan’s time the style had become so homogenized that it is impossible to seprate the Hindu and Muslim strands. The Diwan-i-Am (public audience hall), the beautiful Diwan-i-Khas (private audience hall) and the magnificent Moti Masjid (Pearl Mosque) were also added by Shah Jahan. After visit these two monuments back to hotel. Evening free for shopping or at Leisure.
After Fort Visit you will have lunch at Indian Restaurant. Post lunch you can do the shopping because agre famous for Marble Art and many more or free at leisure. Overnight stay.
Day 2: – Agra to Delhi
After breakfast Check-out from your hotel and then drive back to delhi Via Fatehpur Sikri.
En-route Jaipur you will visit Fatehpur Sikri which is 40 Kms from Agra built by Emperor Akbar in 1569 and abandoned after 15 years due to scarcity of water. See the graceful buildings including the Jama Masjid, Tomb of Salim Chisti and then drive back to Delhi and drop at your hotel or Airport.
End Of The Services.
Low Season Cost (1st April’2016-30th September’2016)
|No. Of Person||Vehicle||Price Per Person|
|1 Person||A/C Sedan Car||USD 159|
|2 Person||A/C Sedan Car||USD 85|
|3 Person||A/C SUV Car||USD 75|
|4 Person||A/C SUV Car||USD 70|
|5 Person||A/C SUV Car||USD 66|