Agra was the capital of the Mughal Empire that ruled large parts of North India from 1526 till Shah Jahan shifted his base to Delhi in 1658. like the Agra Fort and Fatehpur Sikri. The Agra Fort was built in 1565 with red sandstone and was partially replaced with marble and pietra dura inlay at a later date.main attraction of agar Taj Mahal
A study of the history of Taj Mahal reveals that it was started in A.D. 1631 and completed at the end of 1648 A.D. It is believed that the Taj is a result of twenty thousand workmen toiling day and night for twenty two whole years. A small town was built for the laborers called 'Mumtazabad' - named after the deceased empress. The town is now known as Taj Ganj.
Amanat Khan Shirazi was the calligrapher of Taj Mahal, his name occurs at the end of an inscription on one of the gates of the Taj. Poet Ghyasuddin had designed the verses on the tombstone, while Ismail Khan Afridi of Turkey was the dome maker. Muhammad Hanif was the superintendent of Masons. The designer of Taj Mahal was Ustad Ahmad Lahauri.
The material for the construction of the Taj was brought in from all over India and central Asia. It is believed that it took a fleet of 1000 elephants to transport it to the site! The history of Taj Mahal provides us with fascinating details about Mughal history and architecture.
Famous tourist attractions in Agra like Fatehpur Sikri, Agra Fort and Taj Mahal. This wonderful trip starts from New Delhi in the morning and will show you all the major attractions and local culture of Agra in just one day.
"Agra Tour starts with visit to Taj Mahal, Red Fort & Sikandara (tomb of the mighty Akbar). Guide meets you at Taj Mahal."
Morning drive to Agra .( 210 Kms , 4 Hrs Drive )
Visit to Sikandra Fort
Visit to Red Fort
Time Free for Lunch (lunch cost not included)
We will start Taj Mahal tour
Drive back to Delhi? (for dinner in Delhi, you can take our recommendations for restaurants)
Drop at Hotel in delhi / Airport in delhi
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Sight seeing as per the itinerary though we are flexible
Transportation using A/C car as per itinerary inclusive of fuel, parking, toll, driver allowance
All applicable tax
Air fare / train fare (unless specifically mentioned in the above itinerary)
Lunch/dinner at hotel
Any portage at airports and hotels
Expenses of personal nature such as tips, telephone calls, laundry, liquor etc
Any other item not specified in ‘Includes’
Guide fees during sightseeing (unless specifically mentioned in the above itinerary.
Entrance fees during sightseeing
Park Safari costs, Elephant or Camel or such rides