Places to visit- Taj Mahal, Agra Fort, the Tomb of Itmad-ud-daulah, Fatehpur Sikri
The city of Agra is famous for housing one of the wonders of the world, the Taj Mahal. This marble beauty attracts travellers in large numbers not just from India but from all across the globe. Dying love The Symbol of love is visited by tourists to be witness to the undying love of the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan for his wife Mumtaz Mahal. There are many other sightseeing attractions in the city of Agra. The Same day tour of Agra is a convenient and comfortable option particularly for those who have busy schedules but a keen desire to visit the city. It is easily accessible by bus, train and car. The trip starts from Delhi and one can return to Delhi at night after completing the sightseeing. In fact the Yamuna Expressway has made the distance more comfortable.
You can board the Shatabdi Express from the New Delhi railway station. The journey is pleasant and comfortable and breakfast is served on the train. In two hours time duration you reach Agra railway station.
From the Agra railway station the guide will take you in the pre booked cab to see the magnanimity of the white beauty-Taj Mahal. This monument is the epitome of Mughal architectural excellence which was built by Emperor Shah Jahan for his wife Begum Mumtaz Mahal. Many attempts were made to replicate this beauty, but all were unsuccessful.
After the Taj Mahal, the next destination will be the Agra Fort, which is situated close to the Taj Mahal. This fort was built by Akbar the great and served as his capital. Made of red sandstone, it stands as the symbol of power, resilience of the Mughal Empire.
After these destinations, you can settle down for some mouth watering food popular local cuisine. After a good meal you can continue with the same day Agra Tour.
The tomb of Itmad-ud-daulah will be the next destination of the day. It is the mausoleum of Mira Hoyas Beg, the father of Nor Jahan, Jahangir’s wife. It is often referred to as “Baby Taj”.
After visiting the tomb, you can head straight to Fatehpur Sikri. It used to be capital of the Mughal Empire, but today it is in ruins. It also houses the Dorgan of Salem Christi, which Akbar built to honor the Sufi saint.
After witnessing the heritage glory of Agra, you cannot leave without indulging yourself to explore the markets of the city. You can buy the finest quality of handicrafts and take back souvenirs for the loved ones. Marble carvings and beautiful inlay work artifacts, leather products, carpets, semi precious stones can be bought from Agra.
After the shopping escapade you can drive down to Delhi in a cab through the Yamuna Expressway which takes close to three hours to reach Delhi.
Enjoy the Same day Agra Tour and witness the historical beauty of the city and have pleasant travelling experience.