DAY 1: ARRIVAL Agra:
Meetings and assistance upon arrivel as our representatives welcome you
and escort you to your car.Later you will be taken to visit:
Agra Fort :-
Agra Fort was begun by Akbar between 1565 and 1573. It is situated on the
west bank of the Jumna River, about 2km upstream from the Taj Mahal. Akbar
built the fort of sandstone; his grandson Shah Jahan, the builder of the
Taj Mahal, constructed palaces of white marble within the fort itself.
Shah Jahan was imprisoned in Agra Fort following the coup of his son,
Aurangzeb, and died here in 1657.Agra Fort is entered today at the south
end, through a low outer wall and gate (shown here) built by Aurangzeb.
Visitors then pass in succession through two of Akbar's gates, the Amar
Singh and the Akbari, before finally gaining admittance to the fort
proper. The original entrance to the fort was through the grander Delhi
Gate in the west wall.
Fatehpur Sikri :-
Built by Akbar, the Mughal emperor in 1570, the city was a tribute to Sufi
Saint. Fatehpur Sikri is a perfect blend of Indian, Islamic and Persian
architecture and it was built using red sandstone. For around 10 years,
the city remained the capital of Mughal Empire. The city has a 6-kilometer
long wall on three sides and there are towers and gates. It houses some of
the city’s important buildings namely Buland Darwaza, Birbal’s House,
Panch Mahal and Jama Masjid. The entire city along with all the important
constructions including royal palaces, Jama Masjid and courts were
declared as World Heritage Site in the year 1986.
The Taj Mahal :-
The Taj Mahal looms fairytale-like from the banks of the Yamuna River. It
has a rich history dating back to 1630 AD and is actually a tomb that
contains the body of Mumtaz Mahal, the wife of Mughal emperor Shah jaha.
He had it built as an ode to his love for her. It's made out of marble and
took 22 years and 20,000 workers to complete.
We do hope the flavor of India will remain on your taste buds for all
times to come and hopefully would kindle an indelible fondness for the
country and her people .Thanks you for being our guest and as we say in
india “Please Come Back Soon”