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Places Covered: Delhi - Agra - Delhi
Delhi - Agra (203 kms. 5 hrs. 30 min. approx.) :
Agra the zenith of art and an enshrined romance. It is
a town that lives mainly in the past. Once the seat of
the 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 build 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 the little octagonal tower in the Agra
Fort which lies across the river Jamuna.
Pick up from your hotel and drive to Agra through the
Indian country side. Upon arrival proceed to the Taj Mahal
to see the architectural modern day wonder of the world,
the incomparable Taj Mahal. This monument is a fine example
of the fusion of many architectural styles and is one
of the wonders of the modern world. Built in 1652 by Emperor
Later in the afternoon proceed to Hotel in Agra where
a sumptuous buffet lunch awaits you.
After lunch visit the Agra Fort built in red sandstone
with its magnificent palaces, halls of public and private
audience and the beautiful gardens. This is where Emperor
Shah Jahan was kept under house arrest by his third
son Aurangzeb and spent the last year of his life viewing
the Taj Mahal from across the river Yamuna.
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Finally before driving back to Delhi, one can make
a brief visit to Sikandra , the tomb of the Mughal Emperor
Akbar, a magnificent garden tomb. Return to Delhi around
2130 hours stopping midway for refreshments.
Please note that "Taj Mahal is closed on Friday".
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