Agra located on the banks of river Yamuna, is a wonderful place and popular weekend getaway from Delhi. Agra houses several historic prestigious places, monuments and buildings which upholds the tradition and culture of the city. Besides being home to UNESCO Heritage Sites like the famous Taj Mahal, Agra Fort and the Fatehpur Sikri, Agar is also replete with other attractions like Itmad-Ud-Daulah's Tomb, Mariam's Tomb, Akbar's Tomb in Sikandra, Jama Masjid etc. The city of Agra with its laid-back style of living, treasured architecture, jewelry and handicrafts, is one of the remarkable cities in the world.
Distance from Delhi: 219 Kms(approximately 4 hours drive)
How to reach:
By Train : One of the most convenient ways to reach Agra from Delhi is by train. Agra has four railway stations, one of the most important railway stations is Agra Cantt. There are a number of super fast trains that connect these two cities.
By Road : Agra is well-connected to Delhi, by road. One can hire a private taxi from Delhi. You can also opt for state-run A/C buses. There is also an option of private A/C buses from Delhi.
Taj Mahal: Taj Mahal one of the seven wonders of the world. It is a white marble tomb built by Shah Jahan for his wife . It is also called as ‘monument of love’. The Taj Mahal is considered the finest example of Mughal architecture, a style that combines elements from Persian, Indian, and Islamic architectural styles.
Agra Fort: Agra Fort is located on the right bank of the river Yamuna in the city of Agra. It is one of the most important and robustly built stronghold of the Mughals, embellished with number of richly decorated buildings encompassing the imposing Mughal style of art and architecture.
Mehtab Bagh: The Garden complex, situated on the opposite bank of the Taj Mahal, is known as Mehtab Bagh, or “The Moonlight Garden”. It was constructed as a part of 11 gardens planned by emperor Babur.
Itmad-ud-Daulah: On the opposite bank of Yamuna River is this exquisite tomb of Mirza Ghiyas Beg, the Persian Wazir, or Chief Minister, of Emperor Jahangir. Extremely fine latticework passages and beautifully patterned surfaces of the tomb are examples of fine craftsmanship. The monument is also known as ‘Baby Taj’.
Sikandra: Akbar’s mausoleum at Sikandra (10 kilometres from Agra) is a fusion of Muslim and Hindu architectural styles, characteristic of that period.
Hotels in Agra: Multiple options are available in Agra ranging from budget hotel to luxury hotels. Few of the hotels are as follows:
-> ITC Mughal: Sprawled over 35 acres of luxurious gardens, and in close proximity to the Taj Mahal, ITC Mughal, a luxury hotel in Agra is a fitting tribute to the great Mughal builders of the past.
-> Four Points by Sheraton: Offering an outdoor pool and a restaurant, Four Points by Sheraton Agra is located in Agra. Free WiFi access is available. The famous and magnificent Taj Mahal is just 2 km away.
When to visit: The best months to visit Agra is from July to March
Ideal Duration: 2 nights and 3 days
Itinerary: Price On Request
Day 1: Delhi – Agra
Arrive Agra and check in at hotel. Evening visit Taj Mahal. Overnight at hotel.
Day 2: Agra
Half day sightseeing of Agra. Overnight at hotel.
Day 3: Agra – Sikandra – Delhi
Depart Agra by road en-route visiting Sikandra.
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