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A trip to Delhi and Agra

03 NIGHTS / 04 Days DELHI & AGRA

(02 Nights Delhi – 01 Night Agra)

Delhi has been continuously inhabited since the 6th century BCE.Through most of its history, Delhi has served as a capital of various kingdoms and empires. It has been captured, ransacked and rebuilt several times, particularly during the medieval period, and modern Delhi is a cluster of a number of cities spread across the metropolitan region. A union territory, the political administration of the NCT of Delhi today more closely resembles that of a state of India, with its own legislature, high court and an executive council of ministers headed by a Chief Minister. New Delhi is jointly administered by the federal government of India and the local government of Delhi, and serves as the capital of the nation as well as the NCT of Delhi. Delhi hosted the first and ninth Asian Games in 1951 and 1982, respectively, 1983 NAM Summit, 2010 Men's Hockey World Cup, 2010 Commonwealth Games, 2012 BRICS Summit and was one of the major host cities of the 2011 Cricket World Cup. Delhi is also the centre of the National Capital Region (NCR), which is a unique 'interstate regional planning' area created by the National Capital Region Planning Board Act of 1985. Agra is a major tourist destination because of its many Mughal-era buildings, most notably the Tāj Mahal, Agra Fort and Fatehpūr Sikrī, all of which are UNESCO World Heritage Sites.Agra is included on the Golden Triangle tourist circuit, along with Delhi and Jaipur; and the Uttar Pradesh Heritage Arc, tourist circuit of UP state, along Lucknow and Varanasi. Agra falls within the Braj cultural region. The region around the modern city was first mentioned in the epic Mahābhārata, where it was called Agrevaṇa (derived from Sanskrit (अग्रेवण) meaning "the border of the forest").However, the 11th-century Persian poet Mas'ūd Sa'd Salmān writes of a desperate assault on the fortress of Agra, then held by the Shāhī King Jayapala, by Sultan Mahmud of Ghazni.It was mentioned for the first time in 1080 AD when a Ghaznavide force captured it. Sultan Sikandar Lodī (1488–1517) was the first to move his capital from Delhi to Agra in 1506. He governed the country from here and Agra assumed the importance of the second capital. He died in 1517 and his son, Ibrāhīm Lodī, remained in power there for nine more years and several palaces, wells and a mosque were built by him in the fort during his period, finally being defeated at the Battle of Panipat in 1526.Between 1540 and 1556, Afghans, beginning with Sher Shah Suri ruled the area. It was the capital of the Mughal Empire from 1556 to 1648.

Additional Days / Nights       : 01 Night at Agra

Recommended Extensions   : Jaipur, Ranthambore, Varanasi, Jaisalmer, Jodhpur, Bikaner, Pushkar, Khimsar and                                                       Mandwa

Meals                                       : Breakfast Inclusive. Lunch and Dinner Optional.

N.B. De-tours and Optional services also available. Itinerary can be customized.

Itinerary

  • 1

    ARRIVE DELHI

     Arrive Delhi Airport by late evening or night flight.

     Meeting and assistance on arrival at Delhi International airport. Complete Immigration and transfer to the hotel.

     Check-in, freshen-up and relax to beat the jetlag.

     Overnight at hotel

  • 2

    Delhi (City Tour)

     Enjoy Breakfast at hotel

     Post Breakfast embark on a journey to have a partial glimpse of History of India.

     Start sightseeing tour of Old and New Delhi with first visit to the magnificent Red Fort (Closed on Monday) built of red sandstone. Opposite the fort are the black and white onion shaped dome and minarets of the Jama Masjid, the most elegant mosque in India. Drive past Kotla Firoze Shah, ruins of an old fort of the 14th century and the Ashokan Pillar of 3rd BC. Then visit Raj Ghat, where Mahatma Gandhi was cremated in 1948. Continue driving through the old city and get to see the buzz of the daily life of the natives. If time permits make a visit to the local market to feel the local flavor.

     Lunch at restaurant/hotel.

     Tour continues to New Delhi and takes you to the new capital designed by Sir Edward Lutyens. Drive past the Presidential Palace and the Secretariat buildings- the centre of all government activity and down the main avenue. Then drive past the impressive Rajpath (Kings Way) to the World War I memorial arch, the India Gate. Later visit the famous Humayun’s Tomb built in 1565 AD followed by Qutub Minar, 72 metres high tower and the ruins of Quwat-ul-Eslam (Light of Islam) Mosque. End your Day by surprising yourself with Delhi’s most curious antique, the uncorroded Iron Pillar, which dates back to the 4th century AD.

     Dinner at restaurant/hotel.

     Overnight at the hotel

  • 3

    Delhi - Agra (By surface: 230 Kms/ Approx 4 Hours)

     Enjoy Breakfast at hotel

     Morning proceed by surface for Agra through Taj Expressway or Yamuna Expressway which is a Hi-Speed Toll road.

     Arrive Agra and check-in at the hotel.

     Quick bit Lunch at restaurant/hotel.

     Visit Taj Mahal (Taj Mahal closed on Friday) which is among the wonders of world that was built by Shahjahan as a memorial to his wife Mumtaz Mahal by the banks of river Yamuna The Taj has been called the most extravagant monument ever built for the sake of love. The great monument took almost 22 years to build and was completed in 1653. Believe its Grandeur and teleport yourself to that bygone era soaking yourself in the saga of love turning your dream into a reality. An experience never-before will be embossed in your memory to be cherished forever.

     Next to visit is Agra Fort - the foundation of which was laid by Emperor Akbar in 1565 and continued till the time of Shahjahan. The high red stone monument stretches for around 2.5 Kms, dominating a bend in the river Yamuna northwest of the Taj Mahal. Enjoy the private hall, sleeping chambers, the court of King and the fascinating palaces inside the fort. Travel back to time on the interesting facts narrated by our guides.

     Dinner at restaurant/hotel.

     Overnight at the hotel

  • 4

    Agra - Delhi (By surface: 230 kms/ Approx 4 hrs)

     Enjoy Breakfast at hotel

     Visit the local market and feel the local flavor as well as indulge in the most done activity by every traveler i.e. souvenirs and shopping.

     Check-out and Lunch at local restaurant/hotel

     After lunch, transfer to Delhi with en-route visit to Fatehpur Sikri situated around 40 km from Agra built by Emperor Akbar in 1569.

     On arrival Delhi by late evening, Dinner at local hotel/restaurant. (No rooms calculated on this day in Delhi)

     After dinner, transfer to airport to connect onward flight. International flight check-in starts 03 hours prior to the scheduled time of departure of the flight.

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