Day 1 : Delhi / Agra (205 Kms) (04 Hrs Drive)
One of the major highlights of the city of Agra - the magnificent Agra Fort is the symbol of power, strength and valor, as it stands today in full glory. Built by Emperor Akbar, it narrates the fascinating tales of the Mughal Empire as well as its glorious past. Besides, this imposing fort has a wonderful mixture of Hindu and Central Asian architectural styles that will engage you and enthrall you.
Mohabbatein the Taj
A play that depicts the saga of love. The drama is set in the 16th century and portrays the lavishness and grandeur of the Mughal era. The performance is based on the story behind the making of Taj Mahal. The eternal love story of Emperor Shahjahan & his beloved wife Mumtaj Mahal resulted in the creation of one of the wonders of our world – The Taj Mahal. Moreover, this live performance is enacted by over 80 professional artists backed by latest light & sound technologies. The larger than life costumes and the extravagant setting delightfully portrays the 16th century Mughal era. The climax being the unexpected out of this world appearance of the most precious jewel the Taj Mahal on the stage! Which is made up of with the same material from which original Taj is made up of. The latter displays the same inlay work and the geometrical structure, as does the Taj Mahal the world adores. The show does create a period feel and a perspective for viewing the Taj Mahal. Though the show runs in Hindi & Urdu language, interpretation facility is available through earphones for major world languages as English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Chinese, Russian and Persian.
Our representative would meet & greet you at the Hotel / address in Delhi and would introduce
your tour to you.
Welcome to our tour, or as we say ‘atithi devo bhava’ (the guest is an incarnation of God).
Thank you for giving us the opportunity to serve you!
This morning, we will drive to Agra along one of the India’s finest freeways.
Upon arrival in Agra, check into your Hotel
saga of love.
Overnight at Hotel Crystal Sarovar Premier, Agra (Premium Taj View Room) (No Meals)
Day 2 : Agra (Taj Mahal is closed on Fridays)
The Moonlight Garden was an extension of the Taj Mahal Garden - on the other side of the river. In 1652 Aurangzeb wrote to his father telling of a visit to 'the blessed tomb' and commenting that 'the Mahtab Garden was completely inundated and has lost its charm, but soon it will regain its verdancy. The octagonal pool and the pavilion around it are in splendid condition.' The Mahtab Bagh was lost under the mud but re-excavated in the 1990s. Originally, the garden was planted with fragrant flowers and used in the cool of the night as a place from which to view the Taj Mahal reflected in the octagonal pool and in the river.
Nominated amongst the 7 wonders of the world and with the highest number of votes, the Taj has this amazing aura about it, and, quite rightly so. No matter how much you have heard about the place, or, no matter how high your expectation be, the actual viewing always exceeds the most ambitious expectation. There is absolute perfection in symmetry. Not a stone is out of place or out of balance. Then, talk about the detailed inlay work of semi precious stones. You could look at a small flower with 64 petals - each petal is a precious stone, and, so are the hair thin veins that separate each petal. Of course, all this arrives in a gigantic size!
Mother Teresas Missionaries of Charity
Founded by the Nobel laureate St. Mother Teresa, who had selflessly devoted the majority of her life to serving the downtrodden in India.
Agra by Night
A perfect opportunity to view many of Agra’s famous landmarks at its floodlit best. Start the tour with a visit to the charming Agra Fort which marvels deep in the pages of Mughal history. Next, we will visit the Dhobi Ghat – a well-known open air Laundromat where washers, (locally known as Dhobis), work in the open to wash the clothes (as part of their job routine). Plus, on the tour we will visit the Kali temple (Hindu temple of Goddess Kali), a popular Gurdwara (Sikh temple), the St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church, and the Tirupati Balaji Temple. Furthermore, we will now visit the Sadar Bazar (marketplace), where we will stroll around the narrow alleys of the market, and taste some delicious snacks as well as sweets including the famous “Agra Ka Petha” (said to have originated in the kitchens of Mughal emperor Shah Jahan). Finally, we will visit a local Indian home and spend some quality time, chit chatting with the members of the family.
Royal Buggy Ride
Royal Buggy was once a symbol of power for the Mughal emperors. Now you too can experience it!! Driven by four beautiful horses, this splendid Buggy will surely enthrall you with its colorful decoration of marigold keeping true to Indian traditions. The driver of this Royal Buggy will take you back to the days when the Maharaja was their passenger by wearing the same outfit. Our representative will pick you up from your hotel in Agra and will drive you directly to the point where we board the buggy. The ride will be as much fun for the passengers as for the onlookers. There would be hand waves, giggles, and laughter!! We believe that India is not just about the destination; it's about living the experience.
Women who fought back to life (Acid attack victims) are the real fighters as they have started to lead a normal life by running a one of its kind café, 'Sheroes Hangout' - An air of unhurried informality hangs in the air at Sheroes, aided by bamboo furniture and Bollywood music. Times are now different for these ladies as they work in the different capacities in the café – from a cook, waiter, cleaner to managing accounts. Alongside, one can find a boutique store too. The café also has a reading section that has become extremely popular among visitors and locals alike.
carriage ride through the bustling streets of Agra.
Agra is the city of the Taj Mahal, perhaps the most photographed monument in the world.
After a leisurely breakfast, we will visit Mother Teresas Missionaries of Charity
We will also visit a unique café, called Sheroes Hangout
Later in the afternoon, we will make our way to Mehtab Bagh
Suggested Optional activity:
This evening, we have also proposed a special Optional tour Agra by Night that would be an insightful experience for a visitor desiring to learn and explore the passionate history and culture of this amazing city.
Overnight at Hotel Crystal Sarovar Premier, Agra (Premium Taj View Room) (B)
Day 3 : Agra / Delhi (205 Kms) (04 Hrs Drive)
After breakfast, we drive back to Delhi along one of India’s finest freeways.
Upon arrival in Delhi, drop you at your hotel / address in Delhi.