Duration: 02 Nights/ 03 Days
Destination Covered: Delhi – Agra – Delhi
Day 1 : Delhi – Agra
On this 2-day tour, experience India’s cultural and artistic heritage on visits to several of the country’s significant architectural sites. Early-morning private pickup in Delhi will take you approximately four hours to the city of Agra by the banks of the Yamuna River. Stop at Sikandra and take guided tour of Akbar’s Tomb, a mausoleum built for the third emperor of the Mughal Empire, Akbar the Great. Marvel at the structure’s perfect blend of Hindu, Christian, Islamic, Buddhist and Jain designs and motifs. Head to the hotel for check-in before visiting Agra Fort, a 16th-century red-sandstone fortress. Explore this UNESCO World Heritage Site with your guide to see its remarkable palaces, embellished chambers and marvelous mosques, like the Pearl Mosque.
Enjoy traditional Indian cuisine at lunch in a popular restaurant chosen by your guide before driving 10 minutes to reach the Taj Mahal, one of India’s most-renowned monuments. On a guided tour, discover why archaeologists all over the world consider this one of the finest examples of Mughal architecture. Spend the rest of your afternoon in Meena Bazaar, a large shopping paradise where you will find vendors selling quality craft items, jewelry, marble figurines and more (purchases are at customer’s own expense). End the night with a relaxing dinner at your hotel.
Day 2 : Agra – Delhi
After breakfast on your second day, visit Fatehpur Sikri (the City of Victory), which was the capital of the Mughal Empire for about 10 years. Walk around inside the inner citadel of the city with your guide and see some of its finest monuments including Panch Mahal, Buland Darwaza and Jama Masjid — one of India’s largest mosques.On the way back to Delhi, you may stop for lunch at a popular restaurant at your guide’s suggestion (own expense).