Same day Taj Mahal Tour by Train
Destination Covered : Delhi - Agra - Fatehpur Sikri - Delhi
(Daily except Friday as Taj Mahal is closed on Friday)
We have made this trip in a way that suits everyone, whether it is leisure or corporate travelers. Taj Mahal is a major attraction of this tour; however, Agra fort and Fatehpur Sikri remains the masterpiece of Mughal art and architecture. Now, it's time to celebrate the golden moments with family and friends. You will be happy and satisfied with our Taj Mahal tour.
ITINERARY FOR TAJ MAHAL DAY TOUR
Pick up from your hotel in Delhi and transferred to Hazrat Nizamuddin Railway station to board the air-conditioned Gatimaan Express train to Agra.
The train departs From New Delhi. Breakfast serves on board.
Arrive Agra. Upon arrival, you are met with the company representative and later proceed towards the guided city tour of Agra starts.
Visiting Taj Mahal:
The eighth wonder of the world is the mausoleum of the Mumtaz Mahal and also one of the great architectural marvels in the world. An ideal epitome of love and dedication, the Taj Mahal was built by the fifth Mughal Emperor, Shahjahan, in 1630 after the death of his beloved Mumtaz Mahal while delivering the child. It is unique as it is the only shrine in the world that has created a hallmark in the whole world. Taj Mahal leaves the tourists coming to Agra spellbound. In 1612, the marriage of Shahjahan and Mumtaz Mahal took place. She conceived fourteen children, and while giving birth to the fifteenth child, she took her last breath. By the hard labor of twenty thousand workers, it took 22 years to build the Taj Mahal.
Agra Fort :
The Red Fort in Agra stands on the banks of the river Yamuna making itself quite dominant in the whole area. The Mughal Emperor Akbar designed and ordered the construction of Agra Fort in 1565.A.D. The Agra Fort is fortified, with a 70 - foot high wall. Within the precincts of Agra Red Fort is the beautiful Pearl Mosque and numerous palaces, including the Jahangiri Mahal, Diwan - i - Am, Moti Masjid, and Diwan - i - Khas. The fort is seized by four gates and enclosed by a double barricaded wall of red sandstone.
Buffet Lunch at any five-star hotel.
Visit Tomb of I'timād-ud-Daulah
After Lunch, visits the exquisite tomb of the emperor Jehangir chief minister and father - in - law, often called the Baby Taj. Its design foreshadows the Taj Mahal. Often described as a 'jewel box' sometimes called the Baby Taj, 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, constructed from red sandstone with marble decorations. Nūr Jahān commissioned the mausoleum, the wife of Jahangir, for her father Mirzā Ghiyās Beg, originally a Persian Amir in exile.
Fatehpur Sikri (Optional) - If time permits, you can also visit Fatehpur Sikri:
Later proceed towards Fatehpur Sikri, an excursion site. Situated 40 km from Agra, the city of Fatehpur Sikri is an imperial city built by the Mughal Emperor Akbar between 1571 and 1584. We can't describe the architectural grandeur of this deserted city in words. One can only experience the aura of its magnificent edifices by seeing them. If you are looking for something that symbolizes the grandeur of the Mughals, Fatehpur Sikri is a must-see during your Taj Mahal tour in Agra.
Later drive back to Agra and explore the city's culture and shopping until the train departs.
You will be dropped-in at Agra Cantt Railway Station to board on the Gatimaan Express train to Delhi.
Gatimaan Express train departs from Agra. Evening Snacks serve on board.
Arrive Delhi. Upon arrival, pick up from Railway Station and transfer to your hotel in Delhi.
Cost for the Above Programme :US $ 90 PER PERSON (Minimum 02 Person Required)
Cost Includes :
**Train tickets for Delhi - Agra - Delhi in air - conditioned chair car
**All transfers and sightseeing by exclusive air - conditioned cars
**Professional government approved English speaking guide
**Breakfast & Evening Snacks in the train and buffet lunch in 5 Star hotel in Agra
**All taxes , parking etc
Cost does not include :
**Entrances to monuments
**Visit of Fatehpur Sikri
If you wish to include Fatehpur Sikri in a day trip to Agra,than click here on Same Day Agra Tour by Road
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