Thursday, 19 January 2012

Same Day Agra Trip


Everyone knows that Taj Mahal is a must visit monument, when you are in India. We have prepared an itinerary for same day Agra tour that matches your schedule where you can have lots of fun in a day trip. This tour suits everyone from corporate travelers to the leisure travelers and also for the people who has short time for their Indian holidays. It is basically a train tour. We let you enjoy the luxury train journey from Delhi to Agra and vice-versa during a trip. You can make the most of Agra tour including the world famous building Taj Mahal, Agra Fort and Fatehpur Sikri in one day.  Same Day Agra Trip  is organized by Shatabdi Train. This tour is not operated on Friday as Taj Mahal is closed on Friday. You journey starts early in the morning from New Delhi Railway station, though your pick up is included in the tour package from your Hotel or residence. Shatabdi train departs at 06:15 AM every day except Friday. You will have breakfast on board and also the dinner on way back. Train reaches out there in Agra in less than two hours. You will be greeted by our company representative in Agra and taken out for same day Agra tour by Ac Car or Coach depending upon the size of the group, including Taj Mahal, Agra Fort , Fatehpur sikri and many other significance monuments too. During the day, a buffet lunch at Five star hotel is also included in Same Day Agra Tour. On way back, you will be transferred back to the Agra cantt. Railway station well before time to board Shatabdi train back to New Delhi. It arrives New Delhi at 10:30 PM. On arrival you will be picked up and transferred to your Hotel or residence.

Major attractions of the tour are as follows:

Taj Mahal : One of the most famous building of the world, a mausoleum built by the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in the memory of his beloved wife Mumtaj Mahal. Taj Mahal , a monument to eternal love, took 22 years to built this masterpiece of Marble by 20,000 worker. You can visit
the monument with sunrise also as the opening time of Taj Mahal is 06:00 AM.

Red Fort in Agra : This majestic fort was built by Mughal Emperor Akabar between 1565 to 1573.Agra fort is situated on the west bank of river Yamuna and northwest of famous monument Taj Mahal. It is built of red sand stone. Emperor Shah Jahan who built Taj, was imprisoned by his own son Aurangzeb in this fort for last eight years of his life. It is believed that an emperor Shah Jahan died in Musamman Burj. Agra fort is known for its magnificent rampart and incredible architecture. Entrance fee to the Red Fort in Agra is Rs.300/- per person for foreign national and for Indian national is Rs.20/- per person. Timings are 06:00 AM to 05:30 PM.

Fatehpur Sikri: Fatehpur sikiri is popularly known as “The Ghost City” or “ Abandoned City” situated 40 km from Agra. The construction of Fatehpur sikri started by Mughal emperor Akbar in 1570 in an honor of sufi saint Shaikh Salim Chisti. It took 15 years to complete the structure but he had to leave the city due the lake of water and also of the proximity to the Rajput provines. It was first planned city of Mughals designed in Mughal architecture. You can also feel the impression of mixture of Indian, Persian & Islamic architecture in the constructions of Fatehpur
Sikri. Timing to visit this monument is 06:00 AM to 07:30 PM. Entrance fees to Fatehpur Sikri is Rs.260/- Per person for the foreign national and Rs.20 per person for the Indian.

Though above details are not enough to elaborate the legacy of Taj Mahal but make us feel to come over again to enjoy  Taj Mahal Tour

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