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This weekend is completely apt for visiting the most popular heritage place called Agra. Well, we clubbed it with Fatehur Sikri to add more reasons to travel.
Besides, historical monuments , Agra is also popular for appetizing delicacies specially the street food.
It is home to 3 UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
1. One of the most prominent spots known to one and all is definitely the marble tomb built called the Taj Mahal. A visit to this location is a must when sightseeing in Agra, as it provides a view that cannot be obtained anywhere else. It has made its way to the list of Seven Wonders of the World.
2. The Agra fort is similar in layout to the Red Fort in Delhi, but better preserved.
3. Fatehpur Sikri - Built during the second half of the 16th century by the Emperor Akbar, Fatehpur Sikri (the City of Victory) was the capital of the Mughal Empire for 10 years.
Indicative Itinerary :
Day 1 -
Early morning, leave from Delhi to Fatehpur Sikri - the first planned city of the Mughals and also the first one designed in Mughal architecture, an amalgamation of Indian architecture, Persian and Islamic architecture. It was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1986.
This would include -
Buland Darwaza - Jama Masjid
Jodha Bai Palace
Post lunch , head towards Agra and endure the evening beauty at magnificent Taj.
Dinner and night stay at a hotel to follow.
Day 2 -
Post Breakfast, leave for Agra Fort.
Agra Fort -
Also known as Lal Qila, Fort Rouge or Red Fort of Agra, the Agra Fort is a UNESCO world heritage site. It is situated at a distance of about 2.5km northwest of the famous Taj Mahal. The construction of the massive fort of red sandstone by the banks of Yamuna river was started by emperor Akbar.
Itimad-ud-daula's Tomb -
This tomb nestled on the bank of the river Yamuna was built by Queen Noor Jahan for her parents in the middle of the Persian Garden. It was constructed using yellow marble, with black and white marble inlay, and was hence called the Baby Taj.
Akbar's Tomb -
The Tomb of Akbar the Great is an important and iconic Mughal architectural masterpiece, built in 1605_ã_1613, spanning over an area of 119 acres in Sikandra, an outlying section of Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India.
Many other attractions here portray the monumental beauty of Agra. They include Mausamman Burj, Moti Masjid, Panch Mahal, Maryamuzzamani Palace and Mehtab Bagh.
Travel back to Delhi after a beautiful trip.
Trip cost includes :
Travel from Delhi to Agra and Agra to Delhi (Inter transport to Fatehpur Sikri)
1 Night Accomodation
Meals during the trip