Delhi Agra Fatehpur TourDuration : 01 Nights / 02 Days
Places to Visit : Delhi-Agra-Fatehpur
Day - 1 » Delhi/ Agra (203 kms. 4 hrs. 30 min. approx.)
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 is one of the wonders of the modern world. Built in 1652 by Emperor Shah Jahan. Agra the zenith of art and an enshrined romance. 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. Agra town lives mainly in the past. Once the seat of Mughal rulers. Their passion for building endowed it with some of the loveliest buildings in the world. After sight-seeing the Taj Mahal, you are taken to a first class hotel for a sumptuous buffet lunch.
The tour continues with a visit to 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. It was here that Aurangzeb the third son of Shah Jahan kept his father under house arrest, from where the Emperor spent the last years of his life gazing at the tomb of his beloved.
This is followed by a visit to the marble factory to witness the inlay work of precious and semi-precious stones into marble. The tour terminates and you are transferred to your hotel for overnight stay. (Lunch included)
Day - 2 » Agra/ Fatehpur Sikri/ Agra/ Delhi (275 kms. 6 hrs. approx.)
After breakfast at the hotel an excursion to the ghost city of Fatehpur Sikri built in red sandstone in honour of Saint Salim Chisti who foretold the birth of 3 sons to Emperor Akbar, is an example of robust stability combined with originality. Each important edifice here represents a type by itself. Notable among them is the Diwane Khas, Punch Mahal, the Tomb of Salim Chisti, and the Buland Darwaza. (Breakfast included)
Return to Agra. You are free for independent activities. Later you join the same day Agra travellers and return to Delhi by 2100 hours.