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Agra
Once capital of India under the Mughals, an enduring legacy of this time are the superb monuments which date from this period. Perhaps the most famous example is Emperor Shah Jahan’s Taj Mahal, built in loving memory of his beloved spouse Mumtaz.
Day 1: Delhi
Akshar Dham Temple in DelhiDelhi - Agra. This morning drive to Agra (about 4-5 hours) & enjoy a sightseeing tour of the city in the afternoon, stopping en route to visit Sikandra. They head to Agra Fort for a short visit. Behind its colossal walls are a number of the finest Mughal buildings in India.

Construction of the fort commenced in the work of the reign of Emperor Akbar and additions continued to be made until the rule of his grandson Shah Jahan. In the work of Akbar’s time, it was primarily a military fort though later the focus shifted and it partially became a palace. After our touring, you’ll have time to relax back at the hotel. Overnight – Agra

Day 2: Legendary Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal in AgraEnjoy a memorable dawn visit to the Taj Mahal at dawn. Described as the most extravagant monument ever built for love, this fine example of Mughal architecture was built by Emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his beloved second wife-Mumtaz Mahal, who died tragically in the coursework of childbirth. Built entirely of white marble, construction began in 1631, the year in which Mumtaz died, and was not done until 1653. A staggering total of twenty,000 workers contributed their skills, in the construction of this unique mausoleum.
After exploring the legendary Taj Mahal, drive to the deserted city of Fatehpur Sikri. The deserted Mughal city of Fatehpur Sikri was built by Emperor Akbar in 1569 & abandoned after fifteen years due to shortage of water. Overnight – Agra

Day 3: Agra to Delhi
Agra - Delhi. Hotel check out, drive to Delhi and transfer to the international airport in time to board your onward flight.

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