06:00 Hrs: Pick up from your hotel/guest house/ residence. Early morning drive towards Agra.
09:30 Hrs: Arrives Fateh Pur Sikri. Upon arrival in Fatehpur Sikri, you are met with company’s representative along with a tour guide for the day. Your day trip to Agra starts from Fatehpur Sikri.
Visiting Fatehpur Sikri
Fatehpur sikiri is popularly known as “The Ghost City” or “abandoned City” situated 40 km from Agra. The construction of Fatehpur Sikri started by Mughal emperor Akbar in 1570 in an honor of Sufi saint Shaikh Salim Chisti. It took 15 years for Emperor to complete the structure but he had to leave the city due the lake of water and also of the proximity to the Rajput province. The city of Fatehpur Sikri is an imperial city built by the Mughal Emperor Akbar. The architectural grandeur of this deserted city cannot be described in words and one can only experience the aura of its magnificent edifices by seeing them. If you are looking for something that symbolizes the grandeur of the Mughals, Fatehpur Sikri is a must-see during your Taj Mahal tour in Agra.
11:00 Hrs: Moving on to Taj Mahal
Visiting Taj Mahal:
One of the Seven Wonders of the World, Taj Mahal is located on the bank of river Yamuna, regarded one of the most beautiful buildings in the world. The construction of Taj Mahal started in 1631 and completed in 1653. 20,000 workers had been labored for 22 years by Mughal emperor Shah Jahan to complete the Marble wonder. Precious and semi precious stones were used in intricate marble work. The marble used for building Taj Mahal was brought to Agra from the place called Makarna near Jodhpur in Rajasthan in 16th century. An attention to every detail and tremendous planning that had finally paid off in the form of the world’s most beautiful building. Taj Mahal is often called as Monument of love. The symmetry of the structure of Taj Mahal is worth seeing. Imagine how difficult was to build such a wonder without having any sophisticated devices and modern engineering work that time.
13:00 Hrs: Buffet Lunch at five start hotel in Agra.
Visiting Agra Fort:
This majestic fort was built by Mughal Emperor Akabar between 1565 to 1573.Agra fort is situated on the west bank of river Yamuna and northwest of famous monument Taj Mahal. It is built of red sandstone. Agra fort built by Mughal Emperor Akbar in 1565 and initially known as walled city. Mughal emperor Shah Jahan said to have deposed and restrained by his own son Aurangjeb in the fort where he spent last eight years of his life, looking at Taj. Agra fort is known for its magnificent rampart and incredible architecture Later on, you can also enjoy shopping here.
Shopping in Agra:
Agra produces exclusive handicraft products. Agra is also known for its inlay work on marble and stone carving. This ancestral fine art tradition can still be seen by the local craftsmen is an effort to prevent this unique art. Agra is a shopping delight for visitors especially for those who likes street shopping, may get souvenirs such as beautifully carved marble replica of Taj Mahal, marble table of all sizes. Above this Agra is also famous for brass artifacts, carpets and most importantly leather shoes. There are many attractive marble shops located near Taj Mahal can be a good place to buy some.
16: 30 Hrs: After city tour and Shopping. Drive back to Jaipur.
21:00 Hrs: Arrives Jaipur. On arrival, transferred to your hotel.
Note: Please avoid day trip on Friday as Taj Mahal is closed on Friday. Please click here for
Day trip to Agra by train from Jaipur