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Pick up from your Hotel in Delhi and Transferred to New Delhi Railway Station to board the air-conditioned Gatimaan Express train to Agra.
The Gatimaan Express Train departs From New Delhi railway station. Breakfast is served in the train.
Gatimaan Express train arrives Agra. Upon arrival, you are met with our company's representative. later proceed towards the guided city tour of Agra. Agra is situated in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. It lies along the banks of Yamuna River. Agra used to be capital of the Mughal Empire till 1658, when it was shifted to Delhi.
Visit Taj Mahal in Agra: Taj Mahal is outstandingly beautiful marble building built by Mughal King Shah Jahan in the memory of her late wife Mumtaj Mahal in the 16th century. It is an example of the sheer brilliance of exceptional Mughal architecture and intricate carving on marble stone. 20,000 workers had been employed for 22 years to build an incredible marble building.
Visiting Taj Mahal is itself a lifetime experience. The love and emotion Emperor Shah Jahan had for his beloved wife Mumtaj can be felt here. It is often called as love monument. It is one of the wonders of the world & also listed as UNESCO world heritage site.
The most attractive feature of the mausoleum is a central dome, which is around 35 meters high. It is under the dome that the remains of Mumtaj Mahal and Shah Jahan lie in two sarcophagi. Like all Islamic structure, the Taj too has four corners, and on each corner is one minaret, which is 40 meters high. The minarets were used in those days by the muezzin, who used to call the people to come for prayers.
The exterior designs of the Taj Mahal stand still as an outstanding Mughal architecture. The ornamental elements were formed by applying stucco, paint, carvings or by stone inlays. The calligraphy found in the Taj Mahal. The calligraphy made by jasper is inlaid in white marble panels are exceptional, which was constructed by Persian calligrapher Amanat Khan, the one who designed numerous panels.
The incredible Taj Mahal witnessed a list of some notable guests from all over the globe such as Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Bill Clinton, The Beatles, the Prince of Wales, the Duke of Edinburg, Marianne Faithfull, the King and Queen of Norway, Joan Collins etc.
The Red Fort in Agra : Agra for is located just two and a half kilometers from the Taj Mahal. It is another monument in Agra where you get the chance to see and explore while you are on same day Agra tour. Red fort in Agra is build out of red sandstone with two and a half kilometers of rampart that enclose the imperial city. It was built by Mughal Emperor Akbar in 1565 on the north-west edge of Shah Jahan Gardens.
Along with Taj, Agra fort has also been included to the UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1983. Right after the construction of the Taj was completed, Aurangzeb, Shah Jahan's son, made his father home arrest and imprisoned him at Musamman Burj within the fort premises in the Agra Fort. This fort is located on the other side of the Yamuna River and it is said that Shah Jahan spent his time looking out of window at his beloved wife's mausoleum.
The two main gates, Delhi Gate and the Amar Singh Gate, guard the entrance to the fort with its myriad of "fairytale-like palaces" inside. Some of India's greatest leaders ruled their kingdom and spread their influence across the land living within the safety of these walls such as Babur, Shah Jahan, Akbar, Humayun, Aurangzeb and Jehangir.
This seemingly impenetrable fortress has a massive drawbridge which was known as the Elephant Gate. This drawbridge system along with a number of other security measures is known to have been a key feature in keeping out invaders.
Buffet Lunch at any 5 star hotel.
After delicious lunch, proceed to explore Kachhpura village which is a rural side of Agra located across the river Yamuna. In this heritage walk through Kachhpura village, The guide will take you through the narrow hives of beautiful lanes of the village. During the trip you will get to see the famous Baoli of Mughal period and the Humanyun Mosque. Villager’s hand-made crafts and paintings can also be seen during the visit. You will come across various monuments and structures from the Mughal era still stand and carefully restored to this day. After visiting the Kachhpura village, your next stop is at Mehtab Bagh garden located alongside River Yamuna, which is a sunset point of Taj Mahal across the river makes it picture perfect. Spend some time here for the picturesque view and photo clicks and later drive to see Tomb of I'timad-ud-Daulah
Later drive back to Agra. and explore the city's culture, do shopping and make the most of it till train departs
You are dropped at Agra Cantt Railway Station to board on Gatimaan Express Train to Delhi.
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