Luxury Taj Mahal Agra
Duration: 01 Nights / 01 Days
Places Covered: Delhi - Agra
(203 kms. 4 hrs. 30 min. approx.)
Agra the zenith of art and an enshrined
romance. It is a town that lives mainly in the past. Once the seat of the Mughal
rulers. Their passion for building endowed it with some of the loveliest buildings
in the world - the Taj Mahal a poem in white marble which took 22 years to build
by 20,000 skilled artisans who inlaid the white marble edifice with precious and
semi precious stones. The Agra Fort from where one can get the most moving view
of the Taj from the little octagonal tower in the Agra Fort which lies across
the river Jamuna.
0630 to 1245 hours
Drive to Agra through
the Indian country side. Upon arrival proceed to the Taj Mahal to see the architectural
modern day wonder of the world, the incomparable Taj Mahal. This monument is a
fine example of the fusion of many architectural styles and is one of the wonders
of the modern world. Built in 1652 by Emperor Shah Jahan.
1300 to 1400
Proceed to Hotel Trident in Agra where a sumptuous buffet lunch
1400 to 1500 hours
After lunch visit the Agra Fort
built in red sandstone with its magnificent palaces, halls of public and private
audience and the beautiful gardens. This is where Emperor Shah Jahan was kept
under house arrest by his third son Aurangzeb and spent the last year of his life
viewing the Taj Mahal from across the river Jamuna.
1500 to 1530 hours
Visit to a marble factory to see the beautiful inlay of precious and semi precious
stones into the marble.
1600 to 1630 hours
Finally before driving
back to Delhi, one can make a brief visit to Sikandra the tomb of the Mughal Emperor
Akbar, a magnificent garden tomb. Return to Delhi around 2130 hours stopping midway