Agrabana, the legendary city of the ancients, is today remembered as the capital of the Mughals and famed all over the world as the City of Taj Mahal. Not far away is Fatehpur Sikri, now a ghost city. According to legends, the great Emperor Akbar used to visit the hamlet of Sikri to take the blessings of the great Sufi saint Salim Chisti in order to have an heir to his throne. Men who came to the city as conquerors stayed behind and left us the relics of an unbelievable golden age, a glorious century of culture, art and architecture.
Included: Accommodation: In hotel of your choice of “Budget”, “Comfort” or “First” (see “Rates” and “Type of Accommodation”).
Meals: 1 Breakfast.
Transport: AC car w/road taxes and parking fees.
Guide: Chauffeur who speaks basic English. English Speaking local Guide in Agra for visiting monuments
only. Not included: · Meals other than the one mentioned in “Included in price”.
· Visas, travel insurance (compulsory)
· Entry fees at the monuments
· Personal guide for the whole trip
All other expenses not stated as included in the above.
· Experience one of the Seven Wonders of the World with your own eyes when visiting majestic Taj Mahal.
· Feel the thrill in Fatehpur Sikri, an abandoned fortified city referred to as Ghost City.
· A quick tour from Delhi – perfect for the time conscious travellers.
Day 1: Delhi - Agra
Today, you will start your trip from Visit beyond office at 10: 00 a.m. and later drive to Agra. Check in to the hotel. Later we drive to Fatehpur Sikri (40 km from Agra). Fatehpur Sikri contains imposing gateways and palaces that were built in red sandstone within this fortified city only to be abandoned a few years later. This is the reason for calling it a Ghost city. After the visit you will drive to the hotel back. Overnight at hotel.
Day 2: Agra - Delhi
Today you will drive early morning to visit the Taj Mahal for a sunrise view. After breakfast you will visit the Agra fort. Built by the great Emperor Akbar in 1565 A.D., the fort is a masterpiece of design and construction. After lunch we proceed to Delhi. On the way gets the glance of monuments standing as silent witness of the Mughal era. Later transfer you to your pre-booked hotel or you may proceed to your next destination.
Notice: The Taj Mahal is closed every Friday, the Muslim day of rest. If your trip begins on Thursday then it will be in reverse order. Thus, you will see the Taj sun set view on the first day of your trip.
Please note: The massive monument Taj Mahal stands like a beautiful lady on the bank of river Yamuna in Agra. The beauty of Taj needs regular attention from the care takers, to keep it looking young, fresh and charming as always. This includes some beauty treatments and mud packs like some do face packs in beauty saloons. Taj is currently going under beautification, which may last until 2018 or beyond. So when you visit Agra chances are that some part of Taj is covered with a mud pack etc., this to cleanse the outer marble and keep it glowing as always.
Experience some of India's most awe-inspiring sites in one quick venture.
Child age: Up to and including 6 years of age.
Child price: 1 child is free of charge if sharing bed with parents. Children aged over 6 years will be treated as adult.
Budget: Guest House in standard room with private bathroom - 1 star hotel or similar
Comfort: Deluxe/standard room with private bathroom - 3 start hotel or similar
First: Standard/Deluxe room with private bathroom - 5 star hotel
Budget class – no meals.
Tourist class – 1 breakfast
First class – 1 breakfast