Agra, the location of the Taj Mahal, is the most popular tourist destination in India.
Even if the place had nothing else, it would be worth the trip, for the Taj, as one calls it, is a ‘sight’ that awakens the wonder and enthusiasm of the most blasé, world-weary traveller, a sight for which no amount of stunning photography in guidebooks and magazines can adequately prepare you. But there’s plenty more. Agra was the capital of Akbar the Great and the site of his Agra Fort, as well as his tomb outside the city at Sikandra and the Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah.
What is included in the tour
- 03 Nights/ 04 Days accommodation on twin sharing basis
- All transfers & sightseeing as per itinerary in an air-conditioned vehicle*
- All toll taxes, parking fees & driver’s allowances.
- All applicable hotel taxes..
- Daily Breakfast Lunch & Dinner at all places
What is NOT included in the tour
- Guide Charges
- Entrance or camera charges payable
- Any airfare and train fare applicable
- Personal Expenses such as Laundry, telephone calls, tips & Liquor
- Any other cost not mentioned in the inclusions
- Additional sightseeing or usage of vehicle not mentioned in the itinerary.
Agra's imperial history
The first historical mention of Agra is in 1501, when Sultan Sikandar Lodi made it his capital. Babur captured it along with the Koh-i-Nur diamond, now among the British crown jewels. His grandson Akbar chose Agra for his capital over Delhi. In the 17th century, Jahangir made it a major focus of the Islamic world. His son Shah Jahan lost his taste for Agra after finishing the Taj Mahal for his wife Mumtaz Mahal following her death. He moved the capital back to Delhi again in 1648, leaving the city’s treasure to vandals (including the British) after the 1857 ‘Mutiny’, until the viceroys organised its restoration. Today it is the effects of pollution that are taking their toll on Agra’s monuments.
Day 01 :Arrive Delhi
On arrival , assistance and transfer to hotel. Afternoon half day city tour of Delhi, visiting ”Laxmi Narayan Temple” , ’Hanuman Mandir’ , ‘Gauri Shankar Mandir’ , ‘India Gate’ and ‘Chattarpur Mandir’. Overnite at hotel.
Day 02 : Delhi - Mathura ( 147 kms/03.00 hrs )
Drive to Mathura – city associated with the most revered of Hindu Gods – “Lord Krishna” On arrival , check in at hotel. Afternoon visit Vrindavan. Visit the “Govind Dev Temple” Proceed to Rangaji Temple – Vrindavan’s longest temple, Dhwaja Stambha ’ believed to be gold – plated. Continue to Madan Mohan Temple situated near Kali Ghat , Glass Temple and the “Bankey Bihari Temple” .Overnite at hotel.
Day 03 : Mathura - Gokul - Mahavan - Goverdhan - Mathura
Drive to Gokul. Also visit Gokul Nath Ji Temple. Proceed to Mahavan – believed to have cradled Lord Krishna. Visit ‘Assi Khambha’ the temple dedicated to Mathura Nath Ji. Continue to Goverdhan. Return to Mathura. Overnite at hotel.
Day 04 : Mathura - Nand Goan - Barsana - Mathura
Morning visit Nand Gaon – the house of Lord Krishna’s foster father Nand , A little beyond is Pan Sarovar – one of the four most celebrated lakes in Braj. Continue to Barsana – the birth place of Radha – with temples in reverence of Ladliji ( Radha ) . Also visit the water tank ‘ Prem Sarovar ’ , the first meeting place of Radha – Krishna. Overnite at hotel.
Day 05 : Mathura - Agra - Delhi
Drive to Agra ( 57 kms/01.50 hrs ). Visit Taj Mahal , Agra Fort and the tomb of Itmad – Ud – Daullah. Proceed to Delhi ( 203 kms/05.00 hrs ) Drop to Airport/Railway station.