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Same Day Agra Tour

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Duration : 1 Day

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Destinations Covered : New Delhi-Agra

Day 1: Arrival at Delhi

Set out on a journey to the most beautiful monument of love ever created by men-The Taj Mahal. This eternal symbol of love has an equally fascinating story to tell, which begins with Emperor Shahjahan and Mumtaz falling in love at 15 and getting married at age 20. Mumtaz was originally named Arjumand Banu Begam and Emperor Shahjahan after becoming emperor, named her Mumtaz Mahal meaning "Jewel of the Palace". Her untimely demise in the year 1631 left the emperor devastated, and it is said that his beard and hair turned grey out of grief within few months!

And when he emerged from the self imposed solitude, he had a vision to build a monument showcasing the best of architecture, design and beauty. One that will stand for ages as the symbol of love and he ordered the construction which took 20 years and 20,000 skilled artisans, who labored day and night to inlay the marble with semi-precious and precious stones, tones of precious stones were brought from different countries and thousands of elephants lugged marbles from mines in & around Agra. The Taj Mahal was born and stands today as a testimony that true love lives on…

0630 to 1245 Hours: After a leisurely breakfast, drive to Agra and upon arrival visit to the Taj. A One of the 7 wonders of the world and arguably 'the most' popular monument in India, Taj Mahal is flawless in its conception and execution. It is rightly said that Taj Mahal's beauty cannot be described in words; one has to see it to experience it. A guided and detailed tour of Taj and other monuments located within its vicinity.

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1300 to 1400 Hours:

Enjoy a lavish lunch at one of your chosen hotel.

1400 to 1500 Hours:

After lunch visit to Agra Fort sprawling over 2.5 km. of area alongside picturesque Yamuna River. Regarded as one of the finest example of fusion architecture practiced in Mughal era, this red sandstone monument played host to four Mughal Emperors. Explore several famous monuments are located inside like Moti Masjid, Khass Mahal, Diwan-i-Khass, Diwan-i-Am and Jahangir Mahal. This is also the place where Shahjahan was imprisoned by his son Aurangzeb, and he spent his last days staring at Taj from its prison wall.

1500 to 1530 hours:

Visit to a marble factory to watch skilled artisan creating the beautiful inlay of precious and semi precious stones into the marble.

1600 to 1630 hours

Finally before the drive back to Delhi, a brief visit to Sikandara Fort, the tomb of Mughal Emperor Akbar set in the middle of a vast garden. Enclosed by high walls on all sides, Sikandara exhibits the best of Hindu-Mughal-European architectural styles synthesis.

Arrival at Delhi at approximately 21:00 hrs. and conclusion of your memorable tour.