JAIPUR – AGRA TOUR
DURATION: FULL DAY
DEPARTS FROM: YOUR PREFERRED LOCATION
TIME OF DEPARTURE: 8:00 AM
DROP: YOUR PREFERRED LOCATION IN JAIPUR
TAJ MAHAL – AGRA RED FORT – ITMAD-UD-DAULA – CHINI KA RAUZA
Located on the banks of river Yamuna in the north Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, Agra has achieved fame as the capital of the Mughal Empire. Fascinating Mughal architectures and abundance of Mughal art and culture makes Agra a popular travel destination throughout the world. The magical aura of Taj Mahal one of the seven wonders of the world attracts travelers from all over the world.
You will be picked up from your hotel or the location of your choice at 5.30 in the morning. It will take almost 4-5 hours to reach Agra (240 kms). Once reaching Agra, you will enjoy a brief meal at the local restaurant in Agra.
Afterwards start exploring Agra, The capital of Mughal Empire. Start your sightseeing tour by visiting:
An immense mausoleum of white marble, built in Agra between 1631 and 1648 by order of the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his favourite wife, the Taj Mahal is the jewel of Muslim art in India and one of the universally admired masterpieces of the world’s heritage.There are Quranic inscriptions on the pillars at the entrances. It looks the same from all the four sides. It took 22 years to complete this epitome of love.
After visiting the Taj Mahal you will be taken to the next destination, the Red Fort.
AGRA RED FORT
The Agra Red Fort was built by the great Mughal Emperor Akbar in 1666 A.D. However, the his grandson, Shah Jahan added a few portions to it later. There are exquisite buildings like Moti Masjid, Diwan-I-Am, Diwan-I-Khaas, Musamman Burj, Jahangir’s Palace and Sheesh Mahal.
This monument has a unique place in the history of architecture in India. This is the first tomb in India that is completely made of marble. It is the tomb of Mir Ghiyas Beg, a minister in the court of Shah Jahan.
CHINI KA RAUZA
This is a funerary monument which was built in the 16th century in the honor of the Prime Minister of the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan. The tomb is built facing the Mecca and is also known for one of finest examples of glazed tile work, called kashi or chini in Mughal era buildings.
This was your last stop of the trip. Next, you will be heading back to Jaipur. We hope that this small trip has bagged you big cheerful memories.