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.
Arrive by flight at Delhi before noon. Welcome to the chaos of Delhi. Love it or hate it, but you cannot just ignore it. It is capital of India and the base location to explore North India. The largest city of India, Delhi is considered to be the city with a heart. The city’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.
The private car will pick you from Delhi Airport and transfer to the hotel for check-in. In the late afternoon head out for some Delhi exploration. We will cover the central Delhi this day, which is the seat of the country’s political power. Drive past Rashtrapati Bhavan (the official residence of the First Citizen of India – the President) and the Parliament of India. Visit Rajpath (which means the "King's Way”), a ceremonial avenue that is located in the heart of New Delhi. Then visit India Gate, which is like the “Arc de Triomphe” of India. It is a memorial to 70,000 soldiers of the British Indian Army who died in the period 1914–21 in the First World War. Since 1971 it has served as India's Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and as a memorial of the unsung heroes of the wars.
Reach back hotel by late evening. Overnight stay will be at hotel in Delhi.
Enjoy a scrumptious breakfast to start your day. Then head out for exploring 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 sites, 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 an eco-friendly rickshaw ride at Chandni Chowk, and feel like a local. After that 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, India and known for its association with the eighth Sikh Guru – Guru Har Krishan, as well as the pool inside its complex, known as the "Sarovar."
Have dinner at a nice restaurant. 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.
Moods: Street Rush
3 nights’ accommodation on double/twin sharing at quality 3/4 star hotel mentioned below or similar.
03 Breakfasts, 01 Lunch & 01 Dinner included at hotel/ restaurants as per the itinerary.
Entrance fees for all monuments mentioned in the itinerary.
English speaking guides for all sightseeing.
AC train return tickets for Delhi-Agra-Delhi.
Transfers & sightseeing as per itinerary in a private sedan car (Toyota Etios) with a driver (all tolls, parking charges & driver allowances included).
All local taxes included.
Meals (unless specified).
Tips & gratuities.