Duration : 1 Days
Destinations : Taj Mahal, Agra Fort, Itmad Ud Daula
Agra Sightseeing Day Tour
During the day sightseeing you will visit the rich heritage & culture of Agra in north India. Agra, Agra has been immortalized as the City of the Taj. Yet, it doesn’t take much for the roving eye to discover that there’s more to Agra than just the fabled Taj Mahal. The city is a virtual gateway to a world of discovery, a freeze-frame from a resplendent era that’s long since gone by. In the great epic Mahabharat the region of Agra is described as Agraba an integral part of the Braj Bhumi or the land of Lord Krishna. The latter part of Indian history outlines the origins of Agra to 1475 A.D., the reign of Raja Badal Singh.
Places To Visit In Agra,
A world-renowned wonder, Taj Mahal sits pretty on the northern side of this green paradise. It looks the same from all the four sides. The Quranic inscriptions on its four entrances are carved in such subtle increase in size that may appear to be of the same size from top to bottom.
The forbidding exteriors of this fort hide an inner paradise.There are a number of exquisite buildings like Moti Masjid, a white marble mosque akin to a perfect pearl; Diwan-I-Am, Diwan-I-Khaas, Musamman Burj - where Shahjahan died in 1666 A.D., Jahangir\'s Palace; Khaas Mahal and Shish Mahal.
Chini Ka Rauza,
The mausoleum of Shahjahan\'s prime minister and Persian poet Afzal Khan Aalmi known as ‘Maula Shukrullah, Shirazi’ was built in 1635. It exhibits fine use of glazed tiles, originally an exotic Persian art style, which finds itself a home in Agra.
One of the earliest Mughal gardens, it is believed to be laid out by Mughal Emperor Babur, the founder of Mughal dynasty. It is said that Babur was temporarily buried here before being taken to Kabul in Afghanistan.
Mehtab Bagh is located on the left bank of Yamuna opposite Taj Mahal. The garden complex is approximately 300 square meters and in straight alignment with the Taj Mahal. Excavation here revealed a huge octagonal tank on the southern periphery; baradaris or pavilion on the east and west; a small octagonal tank at the center and a gateway at the northern wall.
This exquisite marble tomb was made by Emperor Jahangir\'s queen, Nurjahan, in the memory of her father Mirza Ghias Beg during 1622-1628 A.D. Built entirely in white marble and inlaid with semi-precious stones, this mausoleum on the bank of the Yamuna exhibits a strong Persian influence.
It is the mausoleum of Emperor Akbar. It represents his philosophy and secular outlook, combining the best of Hindu and Muslim architecture in a superlative fusion. Completed in 1613 A.D., it is one of the well-preserved monuments in the area.
This unique tomb in red sandstone was built in memory of Emperor Akbar wife Mariyam Zamani. The tomb has some exceptional carvings. The structure was originally a pavilion under Sikandar Lodhi who built it in 1495.
The building with rectangular open forecourt was constructed in 1648 A.D. by Shahajahan\'s daughter, Jehanara Begum. Of particular importance is its wonderful assimilation of Iranian architecture.
Inclusion and Exclusions This Package
- Accommodation as per itinerary - Double room on twin sharing basis at all destinations.
- Meals at hotel as Per Itinerary
- 01 air conditioned chauffeur driven deluxe car for all transfers, sightseeing
- Assistance on arrival and departure.
- Air fare / train fare.
- Monuments Entrance fees during sightseeing
- Camera Charges / Jeep Safari / Camel Safari / Elephant Ride Charges.
- Any other item not specified in the Package Inclusions.
- 4% Government Service Tax on Bill.