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Home » Hansa Golden Triangle Tours » Short Delhi Agra Tour

Short Delhi Agra Tour
Duration : 5 Days / 4 Nights
Destinations : Delhi - Agra - Fatehpur Sikri- Agra - Delhi

Day 01: Arrive Delhi by International Flight
Upon arrival in Delhi you will be met our Hansa Vacations representative and after a warm welcome proceed to the pre-booked hotel. Special welcome awaits you at hotel in traditional Indian style with aarti & tika. Overnight stay at hotel in Delhi.

Day 02: Delhi
After breakfast, proceed for a tour of the city. Your sightseeing will start with a visit to the (Birla Mandir) Laxminarayan Temple, built by one of India's foremost business families and dedicated to Lord Vishnu, the preserver. Proceed to the former centre of Moghul Power, Old Delhi that offers ancient monuments, narrow streets and bustling bazaars. Drive past the Red Fort, built in 1648 and board the 'cycle rickshaw' for a unique experience from the Red Fort, through "Chandni Chowk" or Silver Street, experiencing the sights and sounds of this very busy avenue-heading west from the Fort. Later visit the Jama Masjid, the greatest mosque in India and completed in 1658 by Shah Jahan who also built the Taj Mahal, and the Raj Ghat, the simple memorial to Mahatma Gandhi.

Afternoon proceed for a visit to New Delhi. Drive past the stately government buildings of the British Era designed by Lutyens, including the India Gate built in memory of the 85,000 Indian soldiers who laid down their lives during World War 1. Opposite the India Gate, is the massive Rashtrapati Bhawan, the official residence of the President of India. Continue on to Humayun`s Tomb of the Mughal era followed by tour of the towering minaret of Qutab Minar. Qutub-Minar in red and buff sandstone is the highest tower in India. It has a diameter of 14.32m at the base and about 2.75m on the top with a height of 72.5m. Overnight stay at hotel in Delhi.

Day 03: Delhi - Agra (204 Kms / 04 hrs)
After breakfast drive to Agra, once the capital of Mughal India, Agra  is  the one of the prominent destinations of the World Tourism  map with  three heritage monuments -The Taj Mahal, Fatehpur Sikri  & Red Fort. It is more just a decadent city of graveyards and stones, but it is a vibrant centre of Culture, Art and Religious philosophies that have enriched mankind and shaped human thought over centuries. Agra is famous for   handicrafts products   such   as Inlay work on Marvel, Leather work, Footwear,   Brassware,   Carpets, Jewellery, Zari and Embroidery work. Upon arrival in Agra check-in hotel.

Afternoon you are free to relax or enjoy the amenities of the hotel. Evening at the time of sunset proceed to visit the Taj Mahal. We are about to witness one of the greatest sights of one's lifetime - the Taj Mahal at sunset, as we visit the fabled Taj Mahal to witness the magical effects caused by the reflections of the changing colours of the rising Sun or setting Sun on this brilliant white marble building.  “Monument of Love” - Taj Mahal (closed on Fridays) symbolizes eternal love frozen in white marble built by Mughal emperor Shahjahan in the memory of his beloved wife Mumtaz. Overnight stay at hotel in Agra

Day 04: Agra - Fatehpur Sikri - Agra
Early morning before breakfast return to the monument of Love to catch a glimpse of the Taj Mahal at sunrise. Return to hotel for breakfast, after breakfast you will visit the Agra Fort. Agra Fort is located on the right bank of the river Yamuna in the city of Agra in Uttar Pradesh. It is one of the most important and robustly built strongholds of the Mughals, embellished with number of richly decorated buildings encompassing the imposing Mughal style of art and architecture. It was constructed by the third Mughal emperor Akbar on the remains of an ancient site known as Badalgarh. Sikandar Lodi (1487-1517) was the first Sultan of Delhi to shift his capital from Delhi to Agra. Overnight stay at hotel

Afternoon proceed for a half day excursion to Fatehpur Sikri- a perfectly preserved red sandstone “ghost town” which was the capital of Mughal Emperor Akbar, built in 1569 and deserted when its water supply failed. Akbar (1556-1605), grandson of Babur, shifted his residence and court from Agra to Sikri, for a period of 13 years, from 1572 to 1585 to honour the Sufi Saint Sheikh Salim Chishti, who resided here (in a cavern on the ridge). Akbar revered him very much as the Saint had blessed him with a son who was named Salim in 1569. He raised lofty buildings for his use, and houses for the public. Thus grew, a great city with charming palaces and institutions. Akbar gave it the name of Fatehabad and which in later days came to be known as “Fatehpur Sikri”.

Day 05: Agra – Delhi (204 Kms / 04 hrs)
Breakfast at hotel. Morning you are free to enjoy the amenities at the hotel. Afternoon depart for Delhi by surface. En-route visit Sikandra. The Mughal Emperor Akbar, known as Akbar the Great, ruled an empire that stretched across North India from 1556 to 1605. His reign is considered the pinnacle of Mughal rule in India. Akbar's tomb is located in the serene ambience of Sikandra 3 km away from Agra. Akbar began building it during his lifetime and his son, the Mughal Emperor Jahangir, completed it. Some of its design features are similar to the design of the Taj Mahal built later in Agra. Akbar's tomb at Sikandra has a large arched entrance and green lawns, on which deer can be seen grazing, surround the tomb. The entrance is decorated with marble inlay work around the arch, and the inner surface of the dome of the tomb is decorated with images of flowers, geometric designs and Islamic calligraphy.

Upon arrival in Delhi our representative will meet you and transfer you to the International Airport for flight back home.

****You have an option to request for a wash and change room at a luxury airport hotel should your flight depart late night or early morning.

End of Program