Same Day Agra Tour by road with an Ac Car is the most comfortable way to do the trip from Delhi. All the major touist attractions of Agra such as Taj Mahal, Agra Fort, Baby Taj, Sikandra and Fatehpur Sikri are easily covered in a day trip if you travel by road. These monuments stand tall as the finest example of Mughal architecture designs of Forts and Monuments. These are listed as the UNESCO world heritage sites.
Agra produces exclusive handicraft products. Agra is also known for its inlay work on marble and stone carving. This ancestral fine art tradition can still be seen by the local craftsmen is an effort to prevent this unique art. Agra is a shopping delights for visitors specially for those who likes street shopping, may get souvenirs such as beautifully carved marble replica of Taj Mahal, marble table of all sizes. Above this Agra is also famous for brass artifacts, carpets and most importantly leather shoes. There are many attractive marble shops located near Taj Mahal can be a good place to buy some.
Destination covered : Delhi - Agra - Delhi( By Yamuna Expressway)
Distance : 200 Kms
Time covered : 03 Hrs Each Side
06:00 hrs to 09:00 hrs.
You will be picked up from your hotel at 06:00 AM. It will takes 03 hrs to reach Agra by Yamuna Expressway. You will reach Agra at 09:00 hrs. On arrival you are met with company representative and a guide who takes you for the city tour. Guide will show you all major attractions of Agra.
09:30 hrs: Visit Taj Mahal. The Guide will elaborate an art & architecture, the history of Taj Mahal an eternal love monument and regarded one of the wonders of the world. When it comes to the making of Taj Mahal , the architecture of Taj Mahal is always noticed. Pietra dura was extensively used as decorative patterns on the best of marble at Taj. The Florentine technique of Pietra dura said to have been imported from Italy and later developed in Agra as Pachikari. Minute silvers of precious and semi-precious stones such as carnelian, turquoise and malachite were arranged in floral designs into the marble base.
Emperor Shah Jahan called upon artisans and architects from different parts of the world and asked them to share their ideas of making this wonders a possible. Greving Emperor Shah Jahan built Taj Mahal in 16th Century in the memory of his late wife Mumtaj Mahal with the help of 20,000 workers in 22 years. Guide shares more information like this during the tour.
11:00 hrs : Visit 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 Yamuna. Some portion of fort is occupied by Indian Army, no public access to this part of the fort. It is again a fine example of Mughal architecture and craftsmanship dating back to 15th Century.
12:30 hrs: Time for lunch at your own
13:30 hrs: Tomb of I'timād-ud-Daulah
After Lunch visit the exquisite tomb of the emperor Jehangir’s chief minister and father - in - law, often called the ‘Baby Taj’ because its design foreshadows the Taj Mahal. Often described as a "jewel box", sometimes called the "Baby Tāj", the tomb of I'timād-ud-Daulah is often regarded as a draft of the Tāj Mahal. It comprises numerous outbuildings and gardens. The tomb, built between 1622 and 1628 represents a transition between the first phase of monumental Mughal architecture primarily built from red sandstone with marble decorations. The mausoleum was commissioned by Nūr Jahān, the wife of Jahangir, for her father Mirzā Ghiyās Beg, originally a Persian Amir in exile.
14:00 hrs: Visit Fatehpur Pur Sikri. After finishing the sightseeing tour of Baby Taj, we go to see the magnificent Fatehpur Sikri. Fatehpur Sikri is located 40 km away from Agra, popularly known as the Ghost City or Abandoned City. Mughal emperor Akabar built this city in 15th century in effort to shift his capital from Agra to new location 40 km away on Sikri ridge to honor the Sufi saint Salim Chishti. It took emperor 15 years to complete the construction of a planned walled city including a series of royal palaces, harem, courts, a mosque, private quarters and other prominent buildings. It is made of red sand stone. It is also a UNESCO world heritage site. Unfortunately, Akbar had to abandoned the city shortly after its completion, due to a dearth of water in this area and its proximity with Rajputana.
16:00 hrs: After visiting fatehpur sikri, drive back to Delhi.It takes again 04 hrs to get back Delhi.
On way back you can also visit Sikandara.The tomb of the Mughal Emperor Akbar. If time permits.
Cost for Same Day Agra Tour By Road
BY AC SWIFT DEZIRE, TOYOTA ETIOS CAR:( Accommodate 02 Person)
Including Visit of Fatehpur Sikri : US$ 153
Excluding visit of Fatehpur Sikri : US$ 130
BY AC TOYOTA INNOVA CAR:( Accommodate 04 Person)
Including Visit of Fatehpur Sikri : US$ 205
Excluding visit of Fatehpur Sikri : US$ 180
BY AC TEMPO TRAVELERS:( Accommodate 09 Person)
Including Visit of Fatehpur Sikri : US$ 325
Excluding visit of Fatehpur Sikri : US$ 275
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