Agra Weekend Tour
Duration - 2 Days / 1 Nights
Destinations : Delhi - Agra - Delhi
Day 01: Delhi - Agra (205 kms/4hrs)
Morning drive to Agra. On arrival check in to the hotel. whole day sight seeing tour of Agra including Agra Fort, Itmad - Ud Daula's Tomb, Fatehpur Sikri. In the evening return back to the hotel. Overnight in the hotel.
Fatehpur Sikri: Fatehpur Sikri, 38 km from Agra, was one of the capital cities of Akbar after the childless Mughal was blessed with a son with the blessings of the Sufi saint, Sheikh Salim Chisti, who lived here. The new capital came up in 1569. Through the Juxtaposition of the buildings seems whimsical, they are thoughtfully planned, imparting an atmosphere of playful brilliance. Towering, walls on three sides surround the rectangular-shaped city, accessible through nine gates, and an artificial lake is located on the west. Credit for preserving the monuments goes to Lord Curzon. These protected monuments and the city's environs are well maintained by the Archaeological Survey of India.
Agra: Agra is famous as being home to one of the Seven Wonders of the World-the "TAJ MAHAL". The architectural splendor of the mausoleums, the fort and the palaces is a vivid reminder of the opulence of the legendary Mughal Empire, of which Agra was the capital in the 16th and early 17th centuries. While its significance as a political center ended with the transfer of the capital to Delhi in 1634 by Shah Jahan, its architectural wealth has secured its place on the international map. A pleasant town with a comparatively slow pace, Agra is know for its superb inlay work on the marble and soapstone by craftsmen who are descendants of those who worked under the Mughals. The city is also famous for its carpets, gold thread embroidery and leather shoes.
Day 02: Agra - Delhi.
Morning visit Taj Mahal at Sunrise. Return back to the hotel for breakfast. After breakfast free for shopping around the local market. Later drive back to Delhi.