Relive the rise and fall of Mughal kingdom on a 04-days tour to two of the Mughal capitals and the most prominent historic cities of India – Delhi and Agra. Agra was the first capital of Mughals and Delhi the last. No wonder, the most renowned attractions of these two cities are the masterpieces of the Mughal architecture. Be it the wonder of the world – Taj Mahal, the majestic Agra Fort, the beautiful Humayaun’s Tomb, or the huge Jama Masjid; each and every monument is awe-inspiring. Apart from these Mughal splendors, you will also visit some other must-see attractions of Delhi. Though just a few days, but this trip will leave you mind-full of memories, to last for the lifetime.
Welcome to the beautiful chaos of Delhi! After arriving on your morning flight, jump-in right into the hustle and bustle of the capital of India and its second most populous city. Considered as one of the oldest existing cities in the world, Delhi’s importance lies not just in its past glory as the seat of empires and magnificent monuments, but also in the rich and diverse cultures.
A private car with driver will receive you at the airport and transfer you to hotel for check-in. After refreshing head out for Delhi sightseeing. Start with a visit to the famous Lotus Temple. Notable for its flower-like shape, it has become a prominent attraction in the city. Like all Baháʼí Houses of Worship, the Lotus Temple is open to all, regardless of religion or any other qualification. Afterwards drive past Rashtrapati Bhavan (the residence of President of India), and visit India Gate (a memorial to 82,000 soldiers of the Indian Army who died in the period 1914–21 in the First World War). Overnight stay will be at hotel in Delhi.
Enjoy a scrumptious breakfast to start your day of sightseeing in Delhi. A mixture of history with a taste of everyday Delhi, today’s itinerary covers all aspects of this former capital of the Mughal Empire. Stop off at the UNESCO World Heritage site, Humayun’s Tomb. Built in 1570, it is of particular cultural significance as it was the first garden-tomb on the Indian subcontinent. Then visit the magnificent Jama Masjid, the largest mosque in India built by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan between 1644 and 1656. After that visit the bustling Chandni Chowk – one of the oldest and busiest markets in Old Delhi. Enjoy a rickshaw ride at Chandni Chowk. Later visit the towering Qutub Minar (a UNESCO World Heritage Site), a 73-metre (239.5 feet) tall tapering tower of five storeys. Qutb ud Din Aibak, founder of the Delhi Sultanate, started construction of the Qutb Minar's first storey around 1192.
Afterwards visit Gurudwara Bangla Sahib, one of the most prominent Sikh temples, or Sikh house of worship in Delhi and known for its association with the eighth Sikh Guru, Guru Har Krishan. There is also a sacred pool inside its complex, known as the "Sarovar."
Have dinner at a nice restaurant and then reach back at the hotel. Overnight stay will be at hotel in Delhi.
Meals: Breakfast & Dinner
After early breakfast, transfer to the Delhi Train Station. Board the superfast train (around 8:00 AM) to Agra, which hardly takes 2 hours to reach Agra. Welcome to the city of Wonder… because it’s the place of Taj Mahal – one of the seven wonders of the world. Pictures of Taj Mahal don’t do the complete justice to its magnificence. It’s an epitome and symbol of love. You got to be here to feel your jaws drop. Agra used to be the historic capital of the Mughal empire.
Reach Agra by late morning (around 10:00 AM). Private car will pick-you for Agra Train Station. Start Agra sightseeing with a visit to the majestic Taj Mahal (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) built by Shah Jahan in 1560 in memory of his queen Mumtaz Mahal to enshrine her mortal remains. In the noon have lunch at a nice restaurant. In the afternoon visit Agra Fort, a historical fort, which remained the main residence of the Mughal emperors till 1638. Walking through courtyard after courtyard of this palatial red-sandstone and marble fortress, your amazement keeps growing as you hear about the history of this fort from the guide.
In the evening the private car will drop you at Agra Train Station, to catch your return superfast train (around 5:45 PM) for Delhi. The private car will pick you from Delhi Train Station and transfer you back to the hotel. Overnight stay will be at hotel in Delhi.
Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
After breakfast check out from the hotel and transfer to Delhi Airport. The private car will drop you at airport to catch your return flight.
To all the good things, comes an end. Bid farewell with the memories of the awe-inspiring 4 days trip of the Mughal Splendors (Delhi-Agra), worth remembering for the lifetime!
Taj Mahal remains closed on Friday. Please select your travel dates accordingly.
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