Sightseeing in Agra
Taj Mahal: Built by Shah Jahan for his favorite wife, Mumtaz Mahal, Taj Mahal is the crowing glory of Agra and of India on a large. More than 20,000 laborers were employed to construct Taj Mahal for about 20 years starting from 1632. Counted among the Seven Wonders of the World, Taj Mahal is the ultimate realization of Emperor Shah Jahan’s dream. Let the elegant architecture and charm of Taj Mahal enchant you during Delhi Agra Weekend Tour.
Agra Fort: Made up of red stone, Agra Fort is another famous monument in Agra. Initial construction of Agra Fort was started by Akbar in 1565. Flattened on the east with a long wall facing the river, Agra Fort is of crescent shape. It’s interesting to know that the layout of the fort was determined by the course of the river. The fort has a perimeter of 2.4 km with a most of 9 m wide and 10 m deep surrounds the outer wall of the fort. Explore the fort during Delhi Agra Weekend Tour on your own.
Sikandra Fort: Sikandra Fort is situated only 13 km from Agra Fort. It is known as the resting place of the great Mughal emperor Akbar. In the Sikandra Fort, you will see Akbar’s carved red sandstone tomb amidst a lush green garden. According to people, Akbar himself chose this site for his tomb. It was Akbar’s son Jahangir who later completed the construction of the tomb in 1613.
Fatehpur Sikri: Get an insight in to the past with a visit to the royal city of Fatehpur Sikri. Akbar built this new capital when the prophecy of the birth of a male royal heir came true. Fatehpur Sikri houses a number of gateways and majestic palaces all built in red sandstone. Don’t forget to visit Fatehpur Sikri during your Delhi Agra Weekend Tour.
Excursions from Agra
There are a number of excursions to choose from during Delhi - Agra weekend tour. Mathura is located at a distance of about 50 km, Bharatpur is situated at a distance of about 62 km and National Chambal Safari is at a distance of about 86 km. Rest assure of having a gala time going on excursions to these places during Delhi Agra Weekend Tour.
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