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Stop At: Taj Mahal, Agra 282001 India
• Meeting with you in your hotel or at the airport
• Head to Agra via yamuna express way
• 3 hours drive
• Agra arrival
Agra is a major tourist destination because of its many Mughal-era buildings, most notably the Taj Mahal, Agra Fort and Fatehpur Sikri, all of which are UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
The region around the modern city was first mentioned in the epic Mahabharata, where it was called Agrevaṇa.
Sultan Sikandar Lodi, the Muslim ruler of the Delhi Sultanate, founded the present-day Agra in the year 1504. After the Sultan's death, the city passed on to his son, Sultan Ibrahim Lodi. He ruled his Sultanate from Agra until he fell fighting to Mughal Badshah Babar in the First battle of Panipat fought in 1526.
The golden age of the city began with the Mughals. It was known then as Akbarabad and remained the capital of the Mughal Empire under the Badshahs Akbar, Jahangir and Shah Jahan.
After the decline of the Mughal Empire, the city came under the influence of Marathas and was called Agra, before falling into the hands of the British Raj in 1803.
• Sightseeing in Agra
1: Taj Mahal: The Taj Mahal was built by the Mughal king Shah Jahan as the final resting place for his beloved wife, Mumtaj Mahal. Finished in marble, it is one of India's many beautiful monuments and is set amidst landscaped gardens.
Duration: 3 minutes
Stop At: Agra Fort Rakabgani, Agra 282003 India
2: Agra fort: Agra Fort (sometimes called the Red Fort), was commissioned by the conquering Mughal Emperor Akbar the Great in 1565, and is another of Agra's World Heritage Sites.
The red sandstone fort was converted into a palace during Shāh Jahān's time, and reworked extensively with marble and pietra dura inlay.
The fort is a typical example of Mughal architecture, effectively showing how the North Indian style of fort construction differed from that of the South.
3: Lunch: Lunch in a local restaurant of Agra, enjoy here exceptional cooking of Agra.
• Return to Delhi
• Transfer to hotel or airport
Duration: 3 hours