Agra Bharatpur  
     
     

TOUR TO  AGRA (2d & 1N) & BHARATPUR(1d & 1N)

DURATION ( 2 NIGHTS/ 3 DAYS)

     

Fact Sheet :  Agra  is a city on the banks of the river Yamuna in the northern state of Uttar PradeshIndia. With a population of 1,686,976 (2010 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. Though Agra's history is largely recognised with Mughal Kingdom, but the place was established much before it and has linkages since Mahabharat period and Mahirshi Angira in 1000 BC. It is generally accepted that Sultan Sikandar Lodī, the Ruler of the Delhi Sultanate founded Agra in the year 1504. After the Sultan's death the city passed on to his son Sultan Ibrāhīm Lodī.
                        
Bharatpur
is a city in the Indian state of Rajasthan. It was founded by Maharaja Suraj Mal in 1733. Located in the Brij region, Bharatpur was once an impregnable, well-planned and well-fortified city, and the capital of Jat kingdom ruled by Sinsinwar Maharajas. The trio of Bharatpur, Deegand Dholpurhas played an important part in the history of India. Located 55 km west of the city of Agra (the city of the Taj Mahal) and 35 km from Mathura, it is also the administrative headquarters of Bharatpur District and also the headquarters of Bharatpur Division of Rajasthan. The Royal House of Bharatpur traces their history to the eleventh Century AD. of this region are of most respected royal status in Rajasthan
Location :  

Bharatpur  is located at  It is bounded by Rewari and Gurgaondistricts of Haryana on the north, Mathura and Agra districts of Uttar Pradesh on the east, and the Rajasthan districts of Dholpuron the south, Karauli on the southwest, and Dausa and Alwar on the west.27.22°N 77.48°E.  It has an average elevation of 183 metres (600 feet). Bharatpur is also known as Lohagarh.
 Agra  is located on the banks of the river Yamuna in the northern state of Uttar PradeshIndia. It is located at the banks of riverYamuna, 363 kilometres (226 mi) west of state capital, Lucknow and 200 kilometres (124 mi) south from national capital New Delhi.

 

ITNERARY
DAY 1

5:00AM- ARRIVAL  at Agra and  drive to Bharatpur (55km).

6:30AM-    Arrival at Bharatpur and then check in the Hotel.

8:00 AM-   Breakfast  at  the hotel.

9:00 AM-   Full day Bharatpur  sightseeing  visit World Famous Keoladeo Ghana National Park

     
(The Keoladeo National Park or Keoladeo Ghana National Park formerly known as the Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary in BharatpurRajasthanIndia is a famous avifaunasanctuary that sees (or saw) thousands of rare and highly endangered birds such as the Siberian Crane come here mostly during the winter season. Over 230 species of birds are known to have made the National Park their home. It is also a major tourist centre with scores of ornithologists arriving here in the hibernal season. It was declared a protected sanctuary in 1971. It is also a declared World Heritage Site)

Ganga mandir (Maharaja Balwant Singh started the construction of this big temple in 1845. The construction was carried out by a unique method, where all persons employed in the service of the state, were asked to donate one month’s salary of their service or any raise in pay towards the shrine. The temple is a beautiful piece of architecture.)
Laxman Mandir(This temple is famous for beautiful stone work with elaborate carvings from doorways to ceilings, pillars, walls and arches. The temple is dedicated to Laxmana, brother of Lord Rama.) 
& Lohagarh fort (Lohagarh Fort (Iron fort) is situated at Bharatpur in RajasthanIndia. It was constructed by Bharatpur Jat rulers. Maharaja Suraj Mal used all his power and wealth to a good cause, and built numerous forts and palaces across his kingdom, one of them being the Lohagarh Fort (Iron fort), which was one of the strongest ever built in Indian history.)
13:30 PM -  Lunch at the Restaurant.
18:00 PM – Local shopping in th  city market  .

20:00 PM – Back at the hotel.
21:00 PM – Dinner & overnight stay at hotel.

     
DAY 2

7:00 AM – Breakfast at the hotel.

8:00 AM – check out and ready to drive to Agra.

9:30 AM -   Arrive at Agra ,Full day tour of Taj Mahal  ( The Taj Mahal "crown of buildings",  is a mausoleum located in Agra, India. It was built by Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his third wife, Mumtaz Mahal. The Taj Mahal is widely recognized as "the jewel of Muslim art in India and one of the universally admired masterpieces of the world's heritage." Taj Mahal is the finest example of Mughal architecture, a style that combines elements from PersianTurkish and Indian architectural styles.)

Agra Fort  (Agra Fort  is a UNESCO World Heritage site located in AgraIndia. It is about 2.5 km northwest of its more famous sister monument, the Taj Mahal. The fort can be more accurately described as a walled city. The fort was the site of a battle during the Indian rebellion of 1857, which caused the end of the British East India Company's rule in India, and led to a century of direct rule of India by Britain.)

Itmatudaullah  ( The Empress Nūr Jahān built I'timād-Ud-Daulah's Tomb, sometimes called the 'Baby Tāj', for her father, Mirzā Ghiyās Beg, the Chief Minister of the Emperor Jahāngīr. Located

on the left bank of theYamuna river, the mausoleum is set in a large cruciform garden criss-crossed by water courses and walkways ).

Rambagh  (The oldest Mughal garden in India, the Rām Bāgh was built by the Emperor Bābar in 1528 on the bank of the Yamuna. It lies about 2.34 km north of the Tāj Mahal. The pavilions in this garden are designed so that the wind from the Yamuna, combined with the greenery, keeps them cool even during the peak of summer.)

& Jama Mazjid   (The Jāma Masjid is a large mosque attributed to Shah Jahan's daughter, Princess Jahanara Begum, built in 1648, notable for its unusual dome and absence of minarets. The inscription at its entrance shows that it costed Rs 5 Lakhs at that time for its completion.)

15:00 PM-   Visit Jehangir mahal  (Jahangiri Mahal may be the most noteworthy building inside the Agra Fort of India. The Mahal was the principal zenana (palace for women belonging to the royal household), and was used mainly by the Rajput wives of Akbar. The building is made of red sandstone. A splendid gateway leads to an interior courtyard surrounded by grand halls covered with profuse carvings on stone, heavily fashioned brackets, piers, and crossbeams.) Diwan e- aam, (Diwan-e-Aam, the hall of public audience, was located in the center of the Agra Fort in Agra. Built by Shah Jahan in 1628, it is a pavilion supported by 40 carved pillars where the emperor sat down with his subjects to hear their complaints. This hall is made of red sandstone.)
Diwan e-Khaas (Diwan-e-Khas was the true citadel of power built within the Agra Fort in Agra. Constructed by Shah Jahan in 1635, it had two thrones on the terrace, one in white marble and one in black slate. This is the hall of private audience where the emperor received important dignitaries or foreign ambassadors. It is decorated with solid gold, silver and precious stones.) &  Sheesh  mahal (Shish Mahal or the Glass Palace is situated on the western side of the Muthamman Burj below the Diwan-i-Khas hall. Shah Jehan built it between 1631-40, perhaps to be used as imperial baths. Thus, it had extra thick walls to ensure cool interiors. It was so named because of the extensive use of mirrors in its walls and ceilings set in the plaster. It lent a beautiful dramatic effect when illuminated and thus, it was purposefully made dark to necessitate the use of artificial light. According to Abdul Hamid Lahauri, the historian of Shah Jehan, these splendid mirrors belonged to Haleb (Aleppo, Syria) that was the main centre for manufacturing such glasses at the time. )

     

18:00 PM-  shopping in the city.
20:00 PM-  Back at the hotel.
21:00 PM- Dinner overnight and stay at the hotel.

     

DAY 3 

8;00 AM- Breakfast.

9:00 AM-  Tour to ancient  fort at Fatehpur Sikri.( 37km) ( Fatehpur Sikri is a city and a municipal board in Agra district in the state of Uttar PradeshIndia. Built near the much older Sikri, the historical city of Fatehabad, as it was first named, was constructed by Mughal emperor Akbar beginning in 1570. It was built in honour of Sufi saint Shaikh Salim Chisti, who lived in a cavern on the ridge at Sikri, and foretold the birth of his son, who was named Prince Salim after the saint. He later succeeded Akbar to the throne of the Mughal Empire, as Emperor Jahangir. Fatehabad later acquired the name Fatehpur, and gave rise to present name Fatehpur Sikri )
13:30 PM- Lunch & check out
14:30 PM-  Visit Moti mazjid  (The Moti Masjid in Agra was built by Shah Jahan. During the rule of Shah Jahan the Mughal emperor, numerous architectural wonders were built. Most famous of them being the Taj Mahal. Moti Masjid earned the epithet Pearl Mosque for it shined like a pearl. It is held that this mosque was constructed by Shah Jahan for his members of royal court.)  

Octagonal Tower  ( The Octagonal Tower is an exquisitely carved tower where Shah Jahan spent the last seven years of his life. The tower was considered to provide one of the best views of the Taj but today the pollution has reduced the visibility. The tower, and much of the Agra Fort, is in bad shape but blank spaces and the empty inlay works give an idea of how this building must have looked in its prime.)
     

Panch  mahal ( Panch Mahal is a five-storey palace in Fatehpur SikriUttar PradeshIndia. It is also known as "Badgir", which means windcatcher/tower. Panch Mahal stands close to the Zeenana quarters or Harem and that supports the fact that it acted as a pleasure palace)

Finally  back to railway station and dinner on train.

The Above package Includes:

  • Tour Manager to take care of entire offsite
  • Transportation by 2x2  AC Dlx.  Coaches
  • Accommodation in well appointed Rooms on Quad/ Five sharing basis.
  • All meals during the stay at Hotels.
  • All recreational activities indoor & outdoor available at the resort. 
  • 01 Extra Breakfast on the 1st day in Resort
  • 01 Extra lunch on the last day in Resort.
  • Presentation given by Professional on Agra & Bharatpur on its historic importance.
  • All ideal sightseeing mentioned in above itinerary
  • All Hotel taxes

 

 

Transport-   RAILWAYS :        LUCKNOW – AGRA  AVADH EXP(19040)
                                              DEP :19:00 PM – ARR: 4:55 AM
                                              AGRA -  LUCKNOW  AVADH EXP(19039)
                                              DEP : 21:25 PM – ARR : 7:25 AM.