Sameday Taj Mahal Tour
Places Covered : Delhi – Agra – Delhi
Duration : 1 Day
DELHI/AGRA (203 kms/4 hrs. drive)
Agra – once the seat of Mughal rulers. Their passion for building endowed it with some of the loveliest buildings in the world – The Taj Mahal, a poem in white marble which took 22 years to built by 20,000 skilled artisans who inlaid the white marble edifice with precious and semi precious stones.
The Agra Fort from where one can get the most moving view of the Taj from little octagonal tower in the Agra Fort which lies across the river Jamuna.
Drive to Agra and direct proceed to visit Taj Mahal – the finest example of the fusion of many architectural styles and is one of the wonders of the modern world built in 1652 by Emperor Shah Jahan.
Free time for lunch.
After lunch visit Agra Fort built in red sandstone with its manificent palaces, halls of public and private audience and the beautiful gardens. Emperor Shah Jahan was kept under house arrest by his son Aurangzeb in Agra Fort and he spent the last year of his life viewing the Taj Mahal from across the river Jamuna.
Later visit to a Marble factory to see the beautiful inlay of precious and semi precious stones into marble.
Drive back to Delhi.