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About The Place

About Agra

Agra Same Day tour is a city on the banks of the river Yamuna in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh, India. It is 378 kilometres (235 mi) west of the state capital, Lucknow, 206 kilometres (128 mi) south of the national capital New Delhi and 125 kilometres (78 mi) north of Gwalior. With a population of 1,686,993 (2013 est.), it is one of the most populous cities in Uttar Pradesh and the 19th most populous in India. Agra can also refer to the administrative district that has its headquarters in Agra city. It is a major tourist destination because of its many splendid Mughal-era buildings, most notably the Tāj Mahal, Agra Fort and Fatehpūr Sikrī, all three 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 the capital of the state and Varanasi. Agra falls within the Braj cultural region. The city was first mentioned in the epic Mahabharata, where it was called Agrevaa (derived from Sanskrit (अग्रेवण) meaning "the border of the forest"). Legend ascribes the founding of the city to Raja Badal Singh, a Sikarwar Rajput king (c. 1475), whose fort, Badalgarh, stood on or near the site of the present fort. However, the 11th century Persian poet Mas'ūd Sa'd Salmān writes of a desperate assault on the fortress of Agra, then held by the Shahi King Jayapala, by Sultan Mahmud of Ghazni. It was mentioned for the first time in 1080 AD when a Ghaznavide force captured it. Sultan Sikandar Lodī (1488–1517) was the first to move his capital from Delhi to Agra in 1506. He governed the country from here and Agra assumed the importance of the second capital. He died in 1517 and his son, Ibrahim Lodī, remained in power there for nine more years and several palaces, wells and a mosque were built by him in the fort during his period. Finally being defeated at the Battle of Panipat in 1526. Between 1540 and 1556, Afghans, beginning with Sher Shah Suri ruled the area. It achieved fame as the capital of the Mughal Empire from 1556 to 1658.


Your tour itinerary:

DURATION: ONE DAY
This is the highest selling Private Guided Tour, specially made for those who really wants to see Taj Mahal in one day. If you are on business trip to India and have an extra day left and want to explore Taj Mahal on that day, then this tour itinerary is perfect for you.
06:30 AM or After breakfast at 7:30 AM:
Our Representative will pick you up from the hotel in Gurgaon / New Delhi. Then we will straight away drive towards Agra via New Expressway Highway. It will take around 3 hours to reach Agra. Arrive Agra at 9:30 am
09:30 AM:
After arriving Agra you will meet you Guide, who will guide and you assist you in your whole trip.
While proceeding towards Taj Mahal, Guide will explain you each and everything about Agra, Taj Mahal and other historical monuments built in the era of Mughal Empire.
Note: Taj Mahal remains closed on Friday for all visitors.
11:30 AM:
After visiting Taj Mahal, we will proceed towards Agra Fort. Agra fort was once the capital building of Mughal Empire and Agra was the capital city. Agra Fort was built in 1566 AD by Mughal Emperor "Akbar". Rest history will be explained by the guide to you. Make sure you have all your doubts clear with him.
01:00 PM:
After seeing Taj Mahal and Agra Fort, you will be take to a Restaurant for your lunch break and little bit of leasure. Restaurant will provide you with Mughal Cuisine and Famous Indian Cuisines.
Later after having lunch we will proceed towards Mehtab Bagh (the sunset point), back side of a Taj Mahal. Here you will see the magnificent reflection of Taj Mahal over the river Yamuna during the time of sunset. Here you will also explore the sunset view of a Taj Mahal.
03:00 PM:
After exploring all day tour (Taj Mahal, Agra Fort, Lunch and Mehtab Bagh) our assistant will drive you back towards Delhi by car.
06:00 PM:
After arriving Delhi, we will drop you to Hotel or Airport for your onwards journey or flight back to your sweet home.

  

***Tour Ends***

Inclusions

English Seapking Guide In Agra.
Toll Tax, Parking, Driver & Car Charges.
Cost Of The Tour Minimum 02 Guest.

Hotel

City NameHotel NameHotel Type
DelhiNABudget

About Taj Mahal {Agra}

It is regarded as one of the Seven Wonders of the World, and some Western historians have noted that its architectural beauty has never been surpassed. The Taj is the most beautiful monument built by the Mughals, the Muslim rulers of India. Taj Mahal is built entirely of white marble. Its stunning architectural beauty is beyond adequate description, particularly at dawn and sunset. The Taj seems to glow in the light of the full moon. On a foggy morning, the visitors experience the Taj as if suspended when viewed from across the Yamuna River. Taj Mahal was built by a Muslim, Emperor Shah Jahan (died 1666 C.E.) in the memory of his dear wife and Queen Mumtaz Mahal at Agra, India. It is an "elegy in marble" or some say an expression of a "dream." Taj Mahal (meaning Crown Palace) is a Mausoleum that houses the grave of Queen Mumtaz Mahal at the lower chamber. The grave of Shah Jahan was added to it later. The queen’s real name was Arjumand Banu. It was completed in 1648 C.E. at a cost of 32 Million Rupees. The construction documents show that its master architect was Ustad ‘Isa, the renowned Islamic architect of his time. The documents contain names of those employed and the inventory of construction materials and their origin. Expert craftsmen from Delhi, Qannauj, Lahore, and Multan were employed. In addition, many renowned Muslim craftsmen from Baghdad, Shiraz and Bukhara worked on many specialized tasks. The Taj stands on a raised, square platform (186 x 186 feet) with its four corners truncated, forming an unequal octagon.

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