Day 1: Delhi - Agra
Drive to Agra through the Indian countryside. Upon arrival proceed to see the architectural wonder of the World, the incomparable Taj Mahal. This monument is a fine example of the fusion of many architectural styles is one of the wonders of the World. Built in 1652 by Emperor Shah Jahan. Agra the zenith of art and an enshrined romance. Taj Mahal, a poem in white marble which took 22 years to build by 20,000 skilled artisans who inlaid the white marble edifice with precious and semi precious stones. Agra town lives mainly in the past. Once the seat of Mughal rulers, their passion for building endowed it with some of the loveliest buildings in the world.
After sightseeing the Taj Mahal, you are taken to one of the best restaurants for a sumptuous lunch.
The tour continues with a visit to the Agra Fort from where one can get the most moving view of the Taj from the little octagonal tower in the Agra Fort which lies across the river Jamuna. It was here that Aurangzeb, the third son of Shah Jahan, kept his father under house arrest from where the Emperor spent the last years of his life gazing at the tomb of his beloved.
This is followed by a visit to the marble factory to witness the inlay work of precious and semi-precious stones into marble. The tour ends and you are transferred to your hotel for overnight stay.
Day 2: Agra - Fatehpur Sikri - Agra - Delhi
After breakfast at the hotel an excursion to the ghost city of Fatehpur Sikri built in red sandstone in honor of Saint Salim Chisti who foretold the birth of 3 sons to Emperor Akbar, is an example of robust stability combined with originality. Each important edifice here represents a type by itself. Notable among them is the Diwan-e-Khas, Punch Mahal, the Tomb of Salim Chisti, and the Buland Darwaza, after finishing the Sight Seeing you proceed back to Delhi.