The Taj Mahal: One of the 7 wonders of the world
(1 night, 2 day excursion to Agra)
DAY 01 (JAIPUR –AGRA)
Two great Mughal monarchs, Akbar and Shah Jahan, had transformed the little village of Agra into a befitting second capital of the Mughal Empire. In Agra, you will be caught up in a world of contrasting edifices, of red sandstone and white marble, narrow galleys and quaint buggies, as well as the city’s irresistible charm. Unsurprisingly, modern Agra has held onto its Mughal heritage so that the modern city is blended with old and beautiful monuments.
In the morning – After breakfast set off for the lovely drive to Agra. The journey will take around four & half hours. Arrive at Agra and check in to your hotel before visit the local market of Agra. Evening free to visit the local market.
Stay overnight at the Agra hotel. (Meals – Breakfast & Dinner)
DAY 02 (AGRA – JAIPUR)
Early morning – visit the magnificent Taj Mahal, a pristine white marble mausoleum built by Emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his wife – Mumtaz Mahal. One of the Seven Wonders of the World, it took 20,000 workers from neighboring Islamic countries and 22 years of ceaseless toil to create this exquisite white marble monument upon which people have waxed eloquently throughout the world. Experience a splendid sunrise viewing of the Taj Mahal.
Agra Fort: – After Taj Mahal visit to red fort. Agra Fort was built in the year 1573 under the reign of Akbar – one of the greatest Mughal Emperors. It took more than 4000 workers and eight years of hardship to complete the fort. Knowing the significance of its location, Akbar built the fort to make it the main residence of the Mughals. The fort is separated from its sister monument Taj Mahal by just 2.5 kilometers. Often described as the walled city, Agra Fort is a UNESCO World Heritage site. Return to your hotel. After breakfast - check out from your accommodation and drive down to Jaipur. The journey will take around four & half hours.
Stay overnight at the accommodation, Jaipur (Meals – Breakfast Dinner)