Places visited - Delhi – Taj Mahal- Agra fort - Sikandra - Delhi
DELHI AGRA (203 kms. 4 hrs. 30 min. approx.)
0630 to 1245 hours
Drive to Agra through the Indian country side. Upon arrival proceed to the Taj Mahal to see the architectural modern day wonder of the world, the incredible Taj Mahal. This monument is a finest example of the fusion of many architectural styles and is one of the new seven wonders of the modern world built in 1652 by Emperor Shah Jahan.
1300 to 1400 hours
Proceed to Hotel for a sumptuous Indian buffet
1400 to 1500 hours
After lunch visit the Agra Fort built in red sandstone with its magnificent palaces, halls of public and private audience and the beautiful gardens. This is where Emperor Shah Jahan was kept under house arrest by his third son Aurangzeb and spent the last years of his life viewing the Taj Mahal from across the river.
1500 to 1530 hours
Visit to a marble factory to see the beautiful inlay of precious and semi precious stones into the marble.
1600 to 1630 hours
Finally before driving back to Delhi, one can make a brief visit to Sikandra the tomb of the Mughal Emperor Akbar, a magnificent garden tomb. Return to Delhi around 2130 hours stopping midway for refreshments. Overnight at the hotel or directly to the International airport for flight to the onward journey.