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The city was an Indo-Islamic masterpiece, but was erected in an area that supposedly suffered from water shortages and so was abandoned shortly after Akbar’s death. The red-sandstone palace walls are at their most atmospheric and photogenic near sunset.


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Agra to Jaipur Private Full-Day Trip Including Fatehpur Sikri

Your Driver will meet you at your hotel in Agra at 9am. Board the air-conditioned minivan and head west to Uttar Pradesh. After around one hour you will see the Buland Darwaza, also known as the "Gate of Magnificence". Built in 1601 and standing 40 meters high, the Buland Darwaza is the highest gateway in the world and marks the main entrance to the palace at Fatehpur Sikri. Ninety minutes later you will arrive at Fatehpur Sikri itself where your guide will explain the history of the Buland Darwaza – one of the finest surviving examples of Mughal architecture – an imposing structure built from red and buff sandstone, and decorated with black and white marble.Stroll around Diwan-E-Khas, the royal chamber where Emperor Akbar held important meetings with members of his court. Grandly decorated with precious stones, it stands out among the other palace buildings and makes a beautiful backdrop for photographs. For the best views, head to the Pancha Mahal and admire the scenic panorama once enjoyed by royal ladies and their guests.Get back into the minivan for a 3-hour drive to Abhaneri, where you will visit the Chand Baori stepwell. This is one of the oldest and most beautiful landmarks in Rajasthan, built by King Chanda of the Chauhan Dynasty between AD 800 and AD 900. Its geometrical architecture isn't just attractive – it was designed to conserve as much water as possible. After some time to explore and take photos, continue another hour driving toward Jaipur where you will be dropped off at your desired destination. Please note that this tour does not return to Agra.

$192 Multi-day & Extended Tours

Agra Private 2-Day Tour from Jaipur with Delhi Drop-Off

Day 1: Jaipur to Agra - 149 mi/240 km (L)8am - You'll be picked up from the airport or your hotel in Jaipur. You will enjoy a scenic drive to Agra which will take about 4 hours to get to the city of the Taj Mahal in Agra.11am - Enroute to Agra, you'll stop at Fatehpur Sikri which has been described as the world's most perfectly preserved ghost town. Built by Akbar in the late 16th century, it was abandoned after only 14 years. The elegant buildings of this superb walled city remain intact to this day. After your short visit at Fatehpur Sikri, you'll continue your journey to Agra which is about 1 hour away.1pm - You'll stop for lunch which will be provided by one of the best local air-conditioned restaurants.4pm - You'll enjoy the shopping in Agra which is known for its fabulous handicrafts, made of marble and soft stone inlay work. The Mughals were great patrons of arts and crafts. Empress Nur Jahan took personal interest and was an accomplished artist herself in Zari embroidery work. Agra's major handicraft products besides inlay work are: leatherware, brassware, carpets, jewelry and embroidery work.You'll spend the night at Crystal Sarover Primer/Four Point by Sheraton or similarDay 2: Agra Sightseeing and drive to Delhi (B,L)8am - You'll be picked up from your hotel in Agra and visit the Taj Mahal unless it's a Friday due to the Taj Mahal being closed on Fridays. You'll be able to visit the world's best-known tomb which stands testimony to the timeless love story of the 17th century. Mughal Emperor, Shah Jahan and his queen Mumtaz Mahal.11:30am - You'll visit the Imposing Agra Fort (A Unesco World Heritage Site), Built by Emperor Akbar in 1565 A.D, this huge fort is made of red sandstone. The maze of the courtyards, mosques & private chambers of the fort echo the story of the Mughal Empire.1pm - You'll stop for a lunch break. Lunch will be provided at the best local air-conditioned restaurant.2pm – After visiting Agra, you'll enjoy your scenic drive to Delhi where you will be dropped off at the airport or your hotel.

$70 Multi-day & Extended Tours

Overnight Agra Taj Mahal Tour From Delhi

Day 1: Delhi - AgraWelcome to your Agra Overnight Tour. you will take a breathtaking drive to Agra through the Indian country side. Then take you to Agra, the home of majestic Taj. Upon arrival, you proceed to see the architectural wonder of the World, the unsurpassed Taj Mahal. After sightseeing the Taj Mahal, you are taken to one of the guest restaurants for an extravagant lunch. Late afternoon you visit today Agra Fort and It-mad-Daula's Tomb. River Yamuna, the river of myths flows near Agra Fort. Agra Fort is known for its stone carvings.Inside it you see here palaces, halls, gardens. It is a worth creations of Mughals. The tomb has finest perfections of marble inlay of works.This is followed by a visit to the marble factory to witness the inlay work of precious and semi-precious stones into marble. Overnight Agra Tour The first day of the tour ends here and you will be transferred to your hotel for the overnight stay.Day 2: Agra - Fatehpur Sikri - Agra - DelhiAfter breakfast, you can take an excursion to the ancient ghost city of Fatehpur Sikri, one of the world heritage sites located at a distance of 37 kilometers from Agra. Fatehpur Sikri was once the capital of Mughal Emperor Akbar and later due to shortage of water it has been shifted to Lahore. At Fatehpur Sikri, the buildings of Mughals masterpieces tell a story of a bygone era. Explore its silent beauty. Once you are done with the Sightseeing of Overnight Agra Tour you proceed to get back to Delhi.

$132 Multi-day & Extended Tours

Private Golden Triangle Tour Package 3 Nights & 4 Days Ex Delhi

Day 01: Delhi Arrival – Mathura/Vrindavan – Agra NightArrive you at Delhi Airport/Station/Hotel and proceed for Agra and check into your hotel. Afternoon Sightseeing of Agra.Taj Mahal: The Taj Mahal, the seventh wonder of the world is beautifully crafted with white marble is located in Agra, India. Agra Fort: Agra Fort is a Unesco World Heritage site built alongside the Yamuna river located in Agra.Itmad ud daulah fort: Nicknamed the Baby Taj, the exquisite tomb of Mirza Ghiyas Beg should not be missed. Overnight Agra. Day 02: Agra Sightseeing’s – Fatehpur Sikri – Jaipur NightAfter breakfast drive to Jaipur, enroute visit Fatehpur sikri -  Later you will Reach Jaipur & Check into hotel.Jaigarh Fort is situated on the promontory called the Cheel ka Teela of the Aravalli range.Nahargarh Fort stands on the edge of the Aravalli Hills, overlooking the city of Jaipur. Overnight Jaipur. Day 03: Jaipur Sightseeing – Night DelhiThis morning after breakfast proceed you will be proceed to visit Jaipur S/s:Jantar Mantar: This is the largest and the best preserved of the five observatories built by Jai Singh II in different parts of the country.Hawa Mahal: The ornamental facade of this "Palace of Winds" is a prominent landmark in Jaipur.City Place: It was the seat of the Maharaja of  Jaipur, the head of the Kachwaha Rajput clan.Amber Fort: Amber is the classic romantic Rajasthani fort palace. Evening drive to Delhi. On arrival check inn at Hotel. Overnight Delhi.Day 04: Delhi Sightseeing - DepartureMorning after breakfast Delhi Sightseeing.The Indian gate was part of the imperial war grave Commission, Which come existence in May 1917  for building war graves and memorials of soldiers killed in the First World War. Rashtrapati Bhavan: The splendour of the Rashtrapati Bhavan is multi-dimensional.The Qutub Minar was commissioned by Qutb-ud-din Aibak, the first Sultan of Delhi, and was completed by his successor - Iltutmish. Lotus Temple: Since its inauguration to public worship in December 1986, the Bahá'í House of Worship in Delhi.Humayun's tomb is the tomb of the Mughal Emperor Humayun in Delhi, India.The Red Fort was built in the 17th century by Mughal Emperor of India Shah Jahan and designed by his daughter Jahanara. In evening we will drop you at Delhi Railway Station / Airport/Hotel.

$300 Multi-day & Extended Tours

10 Days Private Royal Rajasthan Tour- Experience of an Indian Heritage Cities

Destination: Delhi – Agra – Jaipur – Jodhpur – Udaipur – Pushkar  – DelhiDay 1: Arrive DelhiWelcome to Delhi, our representative will give you warm welcome at airport and you will be taken to hotel destination to relax and rest of the day is your Leisure...Overnight in DelhiDay 2: Delhi Sightseeing & Drive to AgraEnjoy the sightseeing of Historical & Heritage Monuments in Old & New Delhi ....Late afternoon drive to Agra.On arrival at Agra, you will be transferred to the hotel..overnight in AgraDay 3: Agra Sightseeing and Transferred to JaipurEarly morning visit & Enjoy Sunrise at Taj Mahal and praise the phenomenal monument that gives beautiful semblance of love.and then Move you back to hotel for breakfast and Freshen up.....and then Driver will Pick you and Proceed to visit you other spectacular places in agra. Later in the day start your journey towards Jaipur and en-route take a brief halt at Fatehpur Sikri which resembles the old worn out Mughal Dynasty. Upon arrival to Jaipur .....we will transferred you to hotel ....Overnight in JaipurDay 4: Jaipur Sightseeing Your Jaipur Sightseeing is Inclusive of - Amber Fort, a World Heritage Site, Jal Mahal, Hawa Mahal,City Palace, Jantar Mantar. and then driver will drop you back at your hotel ( Overnight Stay in Jaipur )Day 5: Jaipur – JodhpurGet up early morning and have the breakfast and drive to Jodhpur and on arrival check into the hotel. Enjoy the evening at leisure. Stay overnight at JodhpurDay 6: Jodhpur SightseeingAfter breakfast enjoy full Day sightseeing of Jodhpur visiting Mehrangarh Fort, the Jaswant Thada and the Umaid Bhawan Palace. Evening free for shopping around the local market. Overnight stay at hotel.Day 7: Jodhpur – Udaipur Take an early morning breakfast and drive to Udaipur – Venice of the East’. In the evening you can take boat ride on Lake Pichola/Fateh Sagar Lake, and watch the amazing sunset scene from Sajjangarh Fort/Monsoon Palace. Make your stay comfortable at the hotel complete night.Day 8: Udaipur SightseeingThe marvelous and appealing Udaipur palace is something which you just cannot afford to ignore. You would love the mesmerizing ambience of Lake City and the other parts of udaipur.. Stay overnight at udaipurDay 9: Udaipur – PushkarAfter having hearty breakfast at the hotel, drive to the Pushkar. It is the holy city of Rajasthan ...Stay overnight at PushkarDay 10: Pushkar – Delhi DepartureAfter having the breakfast drive back to Delhi, you’d be mesmerized by the memories of those amazing sights.

$230 Cultural & Theme Tours

Golden Triangle Tours 04 Nights 05 Days

 Day 1 - Arrive Delhi As per your Flight schedule, our representative will meet and assist you on arrival. Mostly international flight arrive in evening. so after the pickup from airport driver transfer you Delhi hotel.Day 2-Delhi-Agra After the breakfast start your guiding tour of Capital city Delhi. Visit the Qutab Minar, Humayun Tomb, Lotus Temple, Red fort, India Gate, President House. Evening around 5 pm depart from Delhi to Agra around 3 hours drive from Yamuna express way. around 8 pm check in Agra hotel.Day 3-Agra-Jaipur Early morning at the Time of Sunrise visit the Taj Maha. After breakfast visit the Agra fort also. After Fort, the time drive to Jaipur stopping at Fatehpur Sikri.Taj Mahal - The Taj Mahal is an ivory-white marble mausoleum on the south bank of the Yamuna river in the Indian city of Agra. It was commissioned in 1632 by the Mughal emperor, Shah Jahan, to house the tomb of his favorite wife, Mumtaz Mahal. After Taj Mahal tour back to the hotel for breakfast and visit Agra fort.Agra Fort:- Agra Fort is the former imperial residence of the Mughal Dynasty located in Agra, India. It is also a UNESCO World Heritage site. After lunch depart from Agra to Jaipur around 4 hrs drive on the way visit Capital City Fatehpur Sikri .Fatehpur Sikri:- Fatehpur Sikri is a city in the Agra District of Uttar Pradesh, India. Previously the city's name was Vijaypur Sikari,the later city was founded in 1569 by the Emperor. on the way Also you can visit The Chand Baori is a stepwell built over a thousand years ago in the Abhaneri village of Rajasthan. It is one of the largest stepwells in the world.Day 4-Jaipur Tour After the break fast around 8 am. visit the Amber fort, the majestic fort located at the top of Aravali Hills. Jantar Mantar, Hawa mahal,Jal Mahal. Evening free for shopping in Jaipur. Over night in Jaipur hotel. City Palace:- City Palace, Jaipur, which includes the Chandra Mahal and Mubarak Mahal palaces and other buildings, is a palace complex in Jaipur. Jantar Mantar:- is a collection of nineteen architectural astronomical instruments, built by the Rajput king Sawai Jai Singh, Hawa Mahal:-  it was essentially a high screen wall built so the women of the royal household could observe street festivals while unseen from the outside.Jal Mahal :-is located in middle of the Man Sagar Lake. it were renovated and enlarged in the 18th century by Maharaja Jai singh II. Day 5-Jaipur-Delhi Morning After the break fast around 8 am, drive to Delhi. Upon arrival in Delhi, Arrive & transfer to Delhi International Airport to board flight for onward journey.