Tour To Agra Delhi
 
     

Duration :  ( 2 Days/ 1 Night )

 
Fact Sheet
 

Delhi, officially National Capital Territory of Delhi (NCT), is the largest metropolis by area and the second-largest city by population in India, next to Mumbai. It is the eighth largest metropolis in the world by population with 16,753,265 inhabitants in the Territory at the 2011 Census. There are nearly 22.2 million residents in the greater National Capital Region urban area (which also includes the cities Noida, Greater Noida, Ghaziabad, Gurgaon and Faridabad along with other smaller nearby towns). The name Delhi is often also used to include urban areas near the NCT, as well as to refer to New Delhi, the capital of India, which lies within the metropolis. Although technically a federally administered union territory, the political administration of the NCT of Delhi today more closely resembles that of a state of India with its own legislature, high court and an executive council of ministers headed by a Chief Minister. New Delhi, jointly administered by both the federal Government of India and the local Government of Delhi, is also the capital of the NCT of Delhi.

Agra is a city on the banks of the river Yamuna in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh, India. 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.
Location

Itinerary
Day 01


As you reach Delhi, check in the hotel. After refreshment enjoy breakfast at the hotel and leave for guided sightseeings. Some major attractions of Delhi city includes a visit to the famous monuments of the Red Fort   (The Red Fort is a 17th century fort complex constructed by the Mughal emperor Shah Jahanin the walled city of Old Delhi (in present day Delhi, India) that served as the residence of the Imperial Family of India. It also served as the capital of the Mughals until 1857, when Mughal emperor Bahadur Shah Zafar was exiled by the British Indian government. It was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2007. Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan, started construction of the massive fort in 1638 and work was completed in 1648 (10 years). The Red Fort was originally referred to as "Qila-i-Mubarak" (the blessed fort), because it was the residence of the royal family.)

Jama Masjid  (The Masjid-i Jahān-Numā commonly known as the Jama Masjid of Delhi, is the principal mosque of Old Delhi in India. Commissioned by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan, builder of the Taj Mahal, and completed in the year 1628 AD, it is the largest and best-known mosque in India. It lies at the origin of a very busy central street of Old Delhi, the Chawri Bazar Road.)

Humayun Tomb   ( Humayun's tomb is the tomb of the Mughal Emperor Humayun. The tomb was commissioned by Humayun's wife Hamida Banu Begum in 1562 CE, and designed by Mirak Mirza Ghiyath, a Persian architect. It was the first garden-tomb on the Indian subcontinent,[2] and is located in Nizamuddin East, Delhi, India, close to the Dina-panah citadel also known as Purana Qila, that Humayun founded in 1533. It was also the first structure to use red sandstone at such a scale. The tomb was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1993)

Lunch in some midway restaurant at the way.

and,  Qutub Minar  (The Qutub Minar is a tower located in Delhi, India. It is the world's tallest brick minaret with a height of 72.5 meters (237.8 ft). Construction commenced by Qutb-ud-din Aibak who won Delhi from Prithviraj under Muhammad Ghori as his commander in chief, and finished by Iltutmish. The Qutub Minar is notable for being one of the earliest and most prominent examples of Indo-Islamic architecture. It is surrounded by several other ancient and medieval structures and ruins, collectively known asQutub complex.)

Drive along the imposing  India Gate   (The India Gate is the national monument of India. Situated in the heart of New Delhi, India Gate was designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens. It was built in 1931. Originally known as All India War Memorial, it is a prominent landmark in Delhi and commemorates the 90,000 soldiers of the British Indian Army who lost their lives while fighting for the British Indian Empire, or more correctly the British Raj in World War I and the Third Anglo-Afghan War. It is composed of red sand stone and granite.)

Mughal gardens of Rastrapati Bhawan (The Mughal Gardens situated at the back of the Rashtrapati Bhavan, incorporates both Mughal and English landscaping styles. It displays numerous types of flowers and is open to public in February every year)

 Also visit the magnificient Lotous Temple (The Bahá'í House of Worship in Delhi, India, popularly known as the Lotus Temple due to its flowerlike shape, is a Bahá'í House of Worship and also a prominent attraction in Delhi. It was completed in 1986 and serves as the Mother Temple of the Indian subcontinent. It has won numerous architectural awards and been featured in hundreds of newspaper and magazine articles.)
Visit the traditional bazaar Dilli Haat and shop for some exquisite handicraft work, jewelery, fabrics in the evening and back to the hotel for a leisurely dinner. Overnight stay at the hotel.


Day 2

Quick breakfast in the hotel and early check out from the  hotel and drive to Agra by train. 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 Persian, Turkish and Indian architectural styles.)

Agra Fort  (Agra Fort  is a UNESCO World Heritage site located in Agra, India. 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.)

Midway Lunch at the restaurant.

 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. )

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 Delhi & Agra on its historic importance.
  • All ideal sightseeing mentioned in above itinerary
  • All Hotel taxes

Transport ( RAILWAYS ) :      
LUCKNOW – NEW DELHI  LUCKNOW MAIL (12229)   
DELHI – AGRA  SAMTA EXP (12808)
 AGRA -  LUCKNOW  AVADH EXP(19039)
DEP : 21:25 PM – ARR : 7:25 AM.