Agra Tour


Spanish group tour agraAgra Tour is one of the most symbolic trips in India. Taj Mahal Tour is one of the most popular trips in India. Visit Taj Mahal during your Agra tour to see this iconic beauty that represents India on the global tourist map. Having seen the Tajmahal you will cherish your Agra Tour for life. You Your India visit is incomplete without seeing this premier tourist attraction known as The Taj Mahal. The story behind the construction of Taj Mahal is even more interesting. An emperor decided to build a unique edifice in the memory of his beloved wife, after her demise 400 years ago. We insist that you should learn about other interesting stories about Agra Trip from our knowledgeable guide during your trip to Taj Mahal.

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Agra Tour is the most popular trip in India. Your India Trip is incomplete without Agra Tour. Agra is famous for Taj Mahal. It is a 400 years old love memorial. It is the premier tourist attraction in India. Agra Trip is one of the three destinations of Golden Triangle Trip. Agra is also known for its splendid Mughal-era buildings, most notably the Taj Mahal, Agra Fort and Fatehpur Sikri; all three are UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

Agra city is the main tourist attraction in India that is located 200 km from Delhi. It is situated on the banks of River Yamuna. The Taj Mahal is an architectural marble beauty, surrounded by other monuments such as Red Fort and I’timad-Ud-Daulah’s Tomb etc.

Delhi Agra Jaipur Trip 6 days @ USD 490
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Golden Triangle Trip 

We do also organize Golden Triangle Trip in India. It is a visit to Delhi, Agra and Jaipur cities. We plan India Trip utilizing your precious time and energy. Some travellers prefer same day trip from Delhi to Agra if there is paucity of time. Otherwise one night stay is recommended in Agra before departing to the next destination. We arrange high end personalized trips in India.

AGRA SIGHTSEEING

Taj Mahal in Agra is the most fascinating and beautiful masterpieces in India. This perfectly symmetrical edifice is set amidst landscaped gardens on the banks of River Yamuna. Mughal Emperor Shahjehan built the Taj as a memorial for his beloved wife, Mumtaz Mahal. After her untimely death, Shah Jehan had her mortal remains buried in this mausoleum then after his death; he was also placed to rest next to his queen in the same mausoleum. Planning and construction for the Taj started in 1634 and continued for over two decades.  Taj Mahal has been a visual delight for viewers over the ages. The monument looks its best on clear full moon nights. It looks its spectacular best in the full moon nights of October, when the skies are clear and the Taj is bathed in the off-white moonlight. However, it is a delight even in the radiance of dawn and the orange glow of sunset. The Taj Mahal in all its timeless beauty is still the inspiration of poets and painters, writers and photographers. It is rated one among the seven wonders and new seven wonders in the world.  It remains closed for visitors on Friday.

Agra Fort (Red Fort): The great Mughal Emperor Akbar commissioned Agra Fort, in 1565. The fort is crescent shaped, flattened on the east with a long, nearly straight wall facing the river. The fort is a typical example of Mughal architecture. It  is the architectural wonder in red stone located within a radius of 3 kilometers, on the banks of the river Yamuna. Agra Fort was designed and built by Akbar in 1565 A.D. this fort is surrounded by a 70 feet high wall. It houses the beautiful Pearl Mosque and numerous palaces including the Jahangir Mahal, Diwan-i-Khas, Diwan-i-Am and Moti Masjid. Later it was used by his son Jehangir also as the seat of power. Shahjahan modeled his creation, the Red Fort at Delhi on this fort. The Agra fort happens to be on the same bank of the river Yamuna as the Taj Mahal, which is visible in all its beauty from one side of the fort. So very ironically, Shahjahan, a prisoner of his son Aurangzeb in his old age was put in a cell from where he could gaze at the Taj Mahal at a distance, from his cell in the Agra Fort. The fort has four gates and is enclosed by a double barricaded wall of red sand stone. Many buildings were constructed within the fort of which very few remain till date. One of the most significant ones is the multi storied Jahangir Mahal built by Akbar for his wife Jodha Bai. This palace is reached through an impressive gateway and its inner courtyard consists of beautiful halls, profuse carvings on stone, exquisitely carved heavy brackets, piers and cross beams. Open: 7 A.M. to 6 P.M.

I’timad-Ud-Daulah, the Empress Nur Jahan built I’timad-Ud-Daulah’s Tomb for her father; it is also called the Baby Taj. It is located on the left bank of the Yamuna River. Nur Jahan erected itmad-ul-Daulah’s Tomb in the memory of her father Ghiasud-Din-Beg between 1622-1628 A.D. This white marble structure of the pre-Taj era though smaller is often considered equal if not better to the great one itself.

Chini Ka Rauza: It is renowned to be an Afzal Khan creation; a high official in the court of Shahjahan, Chini Ka Rauza is decorated by glazed tiles on the facade. It depicts the Persian influence on Mughal architecture.

Soami Bagh / Dayal Bagh: It is 15 km from Agra; Soamibagh houses the samadhi of the founder of Radha Swami faith, ‘Swamiji Maharaj’. The main structure is a majestic building, 110 feet in height, built of pure white marble. The most impressive features of the samadhi are the detailed and exquisite carvings on the walls, arches and pillar capitals. The belief here is that construction work should never end, making it into a living monument, for work is going on incessantly since 1904.

Fatehpur Sikri: The Mughal Emperor Akbar built Fatehpur Sikri. The site displays a number of buildings of significant historical importance. It is a World Heritage Site; visited by tourists. Fatehpur Sikri, the City of Victory is located 37 km from Agra, stands Fatehpur Sikri, Akbar’s capital. Full credit goes to the Archeological Survey of India for this perfectly preserved example of a Mughal city at the height of the empire’s splendor. It is an attraction, which no visitor to Agra should miss. This sprawling structure is made of red sandstone and combines Hindu and Mughal architecture. This walled city contains the mausoleum of the Sufi saint, Saleem Chisti who is said to have granted Akbar and his Hindu queen Jodhabai their wish for a son. The main entrance to Fatehpur Sikri is through the 175 feet Buland Darwaza, the highest gateway in the world. It was built by Akbar to commemorate his victory over Khandesh in Gujarat. Open: Sunrise to Sunset.

Akbar’s Tomb, Sikandra, the last resting place of the Mughal Emperor Akbar the Great, is on the Delhi-Agra Highway. It is vast, beautifully carved and red-ochre sandstone tomb. Sikandra is located 10 kms north west of Agra that is the final resting place of Emperor Akbar. The Tomb of Akbar shows an interesting fusion of Hindu and Mughal architecture reflecting the spirit of the Mughal Emperor Akbar. Akbar began the construction of his own garden mausoleum during his lifetime, a red sandstone structure in a charbagh literally means square formal garden.

Apart from those mentioned, there are some other tourists’ attractions of Agra such as Mankameshwar Temple, Guru ka Tal,Jama Masjid, and Ram Bagh etc.


 

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