Monument of Love
Duration: 4 Days / 3 nights
Places Covered: Delhi - Agra - FatehpurSikri - Delhi
Day 01 | Delhi
Arrive at Delhi International airport. On arrival in Delhi, the guest will be met by representative and transferred to hotel. Overnight at hotel.
Day 02 | Delhi - Agra ( 205 Kms)
After breakfast sightseeing of the Red Fort, built in 1648 . Later visit the Jama Masjid, the greatest mosque in India and completed in 1658 by Shah Jahan who also built the Taj Mahal later you will be taken to visit New Delhi - drive past the stately government buildings of the British Era designed by Lutyens, including the India Gate & the Presidential Palace. Continue onto the beautiful Humayuns tomb of the Mughal era & predecessor of the world famous Taj Mahal. End the tour at the towering minaret of Qutub Minar. Later drive to Agra . Upon arrival in Agra - check into the hotel. Overnight at hotel
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Day 03 | Agra
After Breakfast visit Red Fort and famous Taj Mahal.
Red Fort - lies on the bend of the river Yamuna, almost in the heart of the town. It was built by Akbar as his citadel over the years 1563-73 in the finest architectural style. It has imposing gates and walls of red sandstone and a moat.
Taj Mahal -This most famous Mughal monument was constructed by Emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his wife Mumtaz Mahal "the lady of the Taj".
It has been described as the most extravagant monument ever built for love, for the emperor was heartbroken when Mumtaz died after 17 years of marriage, during the birth of her 14th child.
The central structure has four small domes surrounding the huge, central dome.
Above the tombs of Mumtaz Mahal and Shah Jahan are false tombs, a common practice in Indian mausoleums. (Taj Mahal is closed on Friday).
Later excursion to the ghost city of Fatehpur Sikri built in red sandstone in honour of Saint Salim Chisti who foretold the birth of 3 sons to Emperor Akbar, is an example of robust stability combined with originality.
Each important edifice here represents a type by itself. Notable among them is the Diwane Khas, Punch Mahal, the Tomb of Salim Chisti, and the Buland Darwaza.Overnight at hotel.
Day 04 | Agra - Delhi (205kms)
After breakfast drive to Delhi . End of tour