Art and Culture
Moonlight visit to Taj Mahal

Day 1 : Delhi - Agra

In the morning you will be picked up from your residence/hotel in Delhi and drive to Agra. (approx 4 hours drive)

Agra was the capital of the Mughal Empire in the 16th and 17th centuries. The city began to grow in 1504 when the Sultan of Delhi, Sikander Lodhi moved his capital here to keep a check on the warring factions of his empire. Agra’s greatest days arrived during the reign of Akbar the Great (1556 – 1605), with the construction of the Agra fort.

Upon arrival in Agra, transfer to the hotel

Later in the afternoon proceed to visit the Agra Fort

Agra Fort, Situated on the banks of the river Yamuna, the fort was built by the great Mughal visionary Emperor Akbar. His son Jahangir and grandson Shah Jehan added to this imposing structure during their rule. The palaces, mosque and audience halls contained within its massive wall of red sandstone are perfect examples of blending Islamic and Hindu traditions.

After visiting Agra Fort continue on to explore the old city of Agra through Discovering oriental Agra program Discovering Oriental Agra program is conducted by using Eco friendly Battery operated Rickshaws. In this tour Tourists get to see Dara Shikoh's library, Mirza Ghalib's birthplace, the headquarters of the Radhasoami faith, the ancient Manka Meshwar temple, the Jama Masjid, and churches of different Christian sects, St. Patrick's Junior College - Asia's oldest convent and the Akbar Church. On the way, they will see the early morning bustle at the shoe mandi in Johri Bazar, the only street of Ayurvedic doctors, the paan and the petha mandi and the food street of Seth Gali. Return to the hotel in the evening.

After an early dinner we will proceed to witness the Taj Mahal in the moon light.

Visiting the Taj Mahal by Moonlight involves bureaucracy, tight security, the risk of fog in January and February and you aren’t even allowed to get very close, but the silvery gleam of the white marble and the shimmer of precious inlay stones through the darkness makes it all worthwhile.

The Taj Mahal is open at night for five nights a month when there is a full moon, and for 2 days before and 2 days after– except on Fridays when it is always closed for prayer and during the month of Ramzan (Ramadan).

Return to hotel

Overnight in Agra

Day 2 : Agra - Delhi

Breakfast will be serves in the restaurant

After breakfast visit the Taj Mahal in the morning

Taj Mahal – With its incredible lacy white grandeur the Taj Mahal is perhaps the most perfect architectural monument in the world. To the poet Tagore it was a ‘tear in the face of eternity’. In memory of his wife, Emperor Shah Jehan constructed this most extravagant and incomparable monument built for love.

Later visit the Fatehpur Sikri

Fatehpur Sikri is the abandoned red sandstone city built in the 16th century by the Mughal emperor Akbar, one of India’s greatest rulers. Remarkably broadminded for his time, this Muslim king married a Rajput princess in order to win over his Hindu subjects. The architecture at Fatehpur Sikri is a combination of Hindu and Muslim styles, expressing Akbar’s vision of synthesizing the cultures.

Later in the evening drive back to Delhi.

Highlights
  • Visit all the three UNESCO’s world Heritage sites i.e. Taj Mahal, Agra Fort and Fatehpur Sikri
  • Experience the Taj Mahal in the moon light, available for 5 days in a month
  • Explore the old city and life of the local people
  • An exclusive English speaking Guide for 2 days in Agra
  • Overnight accommodation at a 3-star hotel
  • Pick up and drop from Delhi and drive by an air conditioned car. 
Meeting place
Hotel or Residence in Delhi
Time
7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Other details
Things included in the price
  • Accommodation in a 3 star hotel
  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Services of a Greeter for the city tour for 2 days
  • Round trip transfers along with all sightseeing tours by an air conditioned car
  • Entrance fee at the monuments
  • Tickets for night view of Taj Mahal
  • Government Service tax
  • Things excluded in the price
  • Any Kind of Personal Expenses or Optional Tours / Extra Meals Ordered
  • Medical & Travel insurance

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