|Agra||The Gateway Hotel – Taj View Room / Radisson Blu||1|
Day 1: Delhi – Agra. Our driver will pick you up from the location of your choice in New Delhi or International airport and drive to Agra by a new express way. The drive will take around three hours.
Arrive at Agra and you are assisted with your check in at your hotel.
Afternoon - You now start your exploration of Agra with a half day city tour of the magnificent monuments of this city. The exploration of Agra includes a visit to the famous tomb of Itmad-Ud–Daulah. This memorial was built by the Mughal Emperor Jehangir’s queen as a memorial to her father. The tombs sheer beauty will surprise you – the only reason it does not get more accolades is because it shares the stage with the incomparable Taj Mahal. Like the Taj it has amazingly intricate ‘Pietra Dura’ inlay and lattice marble screens. The mausoleum rests in a walled garden with a view of the river Yamuna. Constructed in the year 1628, most historians believe that its design provided the inspiration for the Taj Mahal. After your exploration of the tomb you will visit the first red sandstone Agra fort of North India, the Agra Fort. It was built in 1565 by India’s greatest Mughal ruler, Emperor Akbar. Its royal audience halls, immense stone courtyards, marble mosque and the private royal chambers give us a glimpse of the grandeur of the Mughal Empire.
There is a break for lunch.
Later on - Visit one of the Seven Wonders of the World, the incomparable Taj Mahal. The world’s greatest monument dedicated to love is obviously a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Taj Mahal was completed by Emperor Shah Jahan in 1653 AD as a memorial to his beloved queen, Mumtaz Mahal. This spectacular white marble mausoleum was created by about 22,000 skilled craftsmen and it took twenty two years to complete. When you experience the Taj Mahal with your Tour Guide and have them provide unique insights into its innumerable facets, some of their passion for this masterpiece may rub off on you! Explore the amazing Taj and its surroundings until it is time to admire the sun’s rays setting on the façade of the world’s finest monument.
Important Note: The Taj Mahal remains closed on Friday.
Agra’s artists are famous for their creations in inlaid marble.
Day 2: Agra – Delhi. You can either sleep in or choose to enjoy either of these two optional excursions - a sunrise visit to Mehtab Bagh, which is a 500-year-old Mughal garden located across from the Taj Mahal on the other side of the Yamuna River; or a sunrise visit to the Taj Mahal (entry fee surcharge). If you select either of the latter options, you will return to your hotel to freshen up after the excursion.
You are assisted with your check-out from your hotel in the mid- morning and then driven back to Delhi.
Arrive at Delhi and our driver will drop you at location of your choice in Delhi / International airport.
Our services end at Delhi.
Why Travel With Us?
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- All transfers and sightseeing by your personal A/C SUV.
- Check-in time is 2 p.m. and check-out time is 12 noon for most of the hotels (but we can usually arrange earlier check-in).
- Breakfast at all the hotels.
- Battery Van to the Taj Mahal from the nearest parking point.
- Services of an English speaking guide as per the itinerary.
- Bottled mineral water for sightseeing/excursions and long drives.
- Representative for assistance on all arrival and departure transfers.
- All currently applicable taxes.
- Any accommodation in Delhi.
- Entrance fees to the monuments.
- Any personal expenses such as tips, laundry and drinks.
- Any extra meals (other than those specifically laid down).
- Personal Travel Insurance, visa etc.
- Camera fees (both still and video).
- International flight tickets.
|Agra||The Oberoi Amarvilas - Taj View Room||1|
|Agra||Four Point by Sheraton / Crystal Sarovar Premiere||1|
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