Agra is a city on the banks of the river Yamuna in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh, India.Agra is one of the most populous cities in Uttar Pradesh, and the 24th most populous in India.Agra is a major tourist destination because of its many Mughal-era buildings, most notably the Tāj Mahal, Agra Fort and Fatehpūr Sikrī, all of which are UNESCO World Heritage Sites.Agra is included on the Golden Triangle tourist circuit, along with Delhi and Jaipur; and the Uttar Pradesh Heritage Arc, tourist circuit of UP state, along Lucknow and Varanasi. Agra falls within the Braj cultural region.
Agra is a major tourist destination because of its many Mughal-era buildings, most notably the Tāj Mahal, Agra Fort and Fatehpūr Sikrī, all of which are UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
Famous as one of the wonders of the world, the Taj Mahal at Agra, India, is epitome of true love and passion. This ivory-white marble mausoleum on the south bank of the Yamuna River looks ethereal at the end of its reflecting pool during early Morning visit.
The beauty of the Taj Mahal has been aptly summarized by the famous English poet, Sir Edwin Arnold, as "Not a piece of architecture, as other buildings are, but the proud passions of an emperor's love wrought in living stones."
The Taj Mahal is considered the finest example of Mughal architecture, a style that combines elements from Persian, Indian, and Islamic architectural styles. The romanticism and sheer majesty of the structure is unbelievably true! No wonder if millions of people chose it amongst the World’s top wonders.
The Agra Fort, also known as the “Lal –Qila”, “Fort Rouge” or “Qila-i-Akbari”, is the highlight of the city of Agra. A symbol of power, strength and resilience, as it stands today in full glory. Knowing the significance of its location, Akbar built the fort to make it the main residence of the Mughals when the Mughal capital was in Agra. The fort can be more accurately described as a walled city.
Bricks formed the base of Agra Fort’s structure. Red sandstone was brought all the way from Rajasthan and that was laid on the external surfaces. Back then, the entire fort was built using the red sandstone. This appearance of the fort underwent a major change during the reign of Shah Jahan.
I'timād-ud-Daulah is a Mughal mausoleum in the city of Taj. Often described as a "jewel box", sometimes called the "Baby Taj", the tomb of I'timād-ud-Daulah is often regarded as a draft of the Taj Mahal. Built by the Mughal Empress Nur Jahan for her parents, Itimad-ud-Daula and Asmat Begum, between 1622 and 1628, this small mausoleum is the first example of a Mughal tomb faced in white marble that employed such a wide use of stone inlay to decorate its exterior It doesn’t have the same awesome beauty as the Taj, but it’s arguably more delicate in appearance thanks to its particularly finely carved jalis(marble lattice screens). The mausoleum is set up in the centre of a large garden with water courses and walkways that crisscross each Theother. The tomb is like a precious object preserved in the middle of a garden. The splendid grandeur of this monument is amazingly bewitching.
Drive back to Delhi in our car
- Private Air-Conditioned car and driver
- Toll and taxes
- Parking Fees
- Hotel pick up and Drop off
- Packed Water Bottle
- Monument Fees, Camera Fees and Rickshaw Ride Fees
- Lunch or any other meal.
- Any Gratuities For Guide & Driver