Agra-Fatehpur Sikri from Delhi (2 Days)

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6:30 Am

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2 Day

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Agra-Fatehpur Sikri

Tour Description

The tour usually starts early in the morning with a pickup from your hotel or a designated meeting point in Delhi. From there, you will embark on a journey to Agra, which is approximately 200 km away from Delhi.

The first stop on the tour is usually the iconic Taj Mahal, which is one of the most famous landmarks in the world. You will have ample time to explore the monument, take pictures, and learn about its history from your local guide.

After the Taj Mahal, the tour takes you to Agra Fort, a massive fortress that was once the seat of Mughal power. You can explore the various palaces and courtyards inside the fort and learn about the Mughal dynasty’s legacy from your guide.

Next, the tour takes you to Fatehpur Sikri, a deserted city that was once the capital of the Mughal Empire. Here, you can explore the stunning architecture of the Buland Darwaza, the Diwan-i-Khas, and the Tomb of Sheikh Salim Chisti.

After exploring Fatehpur Sikri, the tour usually includes a break for lunch, which may be included in the package or at your own expense. After lunch, you will head back to Delhi, where you will be dropped off at your hotel or the designated drop-off point.

Overall, a trip to Agra and Fatehpur Sikri from Delhi is an excellent way to explore the rich history and culture of the Mughal Empire and witness some of the most iconic landmarks in India.

Agra-Fatehpur Sikri from Delhi (2 Days)

Itinerary Details

Our driver will take you up from Delhi airport, to a hotel in Delhi and drive to Agra. 

Taj Mahal

Taj Mahal, one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world, is located on the southern bank of the Yamuna River in Agra of Uttar Pradesh State. Taj Mahal was declared as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1983 and it is also counted among the seven wonders of the modern world. It attracts around four million visitors annually. Taj Mahal was commissioned in 1632 by the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan (reigned 1628-1658), in the memory of his favorite wife Mumtaz Mahal. 

Taj Museum

Taj Museum is one of the most popular museums in Agra and is located in the ground floor of western Naubat Khana, also known as Jal Mahal, within the Taj Mahal complex.

The museum was established in 1982. It is a double storied building having a quadrangle projection outside and is built on a raised platform. It is a big museum comprising two floors and has three galleries along with a chief hall. The museum displays various exhibits relating mostly to the construction of the Taj Mahal and to the period of its builders. Totally 121 antiquities are on display, which are broadly categorized as Mughal miniature paintings, manuscripts, government decrees, specimens of calligraphy, arms, utensils, plans and drawings of Taj Complex, paintings, specimen inlay work, marble pillars, etc.

Lunch at multi – cuisine restaurant inn Agra.

Agra Fort 

The Agra Fort, also known as the Lal Qila or Red Fort, is situated on the banks of Yamuna River in Agra, Uttar Pradesh. The Fort is a UNESCO World Heritage and one of the best forts in India. Agra Fort was originally a brick fort known as Badalgarh, held by Raja Badal Singh, a Hindu Rajput king (1475 AD).

Tomb Of Itimad-ud-Daulah

The tomb is also known as the Jewel Box or Baby Taj as it looks like a smaller version of the Taj Mahal. It is one of the popular Agra tourist places and also one of the top attractions you must include in Agra packages. It is believed that this tomb was the inspiration behind the construction of the Taj Mahal.

Drive back to your hotel and overnight stay in Agra.

Our driver will take you up from your hotel and drive to Fatehpur Sikri.

Buland Darwaza

Buland Darwaza or the Gate of Magnificence serves as the main entrance to the Jama Masjid Complex Fort in Fatehpur Sikri of Uttar Pradesh. This massive gate is the highest gateway in the world and it was built in 1576 AD by Akbar to commemorate his victory over Gujarat.

Buland Darwaza is an astounding example of Mughal architecture. It is made of red and buff sandstone, decorated by white and black marble. One needs to climb a flight of 42 steps in order to reach the gateway, which stands tall at a height of 40 m. The total height of the structure is about 54 m (176 feet) from the ground level. It is a 15 storied high gateway acting as the southern entrance of the city of Fatehpur Sikri. It took nearly 12 years to build this magnificent gateway.

Jama Masjid

Jama Masjid or Jami Masjid is one of the largest mosques in India and situated on the highest point of the ridge in Fatehpur Sikri Complex. This is one of the most notable tourist attractions to visit in Fatehpur Sikri as part of Agra tour. This mosque was recognized as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1986.

The Jami Masjid was built by Akbar in 1571-72 AD. This is also called Friday mosque. It is the congregational mosque and was perhaps one of the first buildings to be constructed in the complex. It was built under the supervision of Sufi Saint, Sheikh Salim Chishti and his descendants. The structure of the Jama Masjid is in a rectangular form and is placed on an elevated platform. The mosque has a large courtyard and has a gateway entrance from North, South and East.

Jodha Bai Palace

Jodha Bai’s Palace (or Jodha Bai Ka Rauza) is one of the largest buildings in the complex of Fatehpur Sikri. This Palace was constructed by Akbar for his favorite wife, Jodha Bai who was a Rajput Princess.

Jodha Bai Ka Rauza is an excellent example of the fusion of Hindu and Muslim architecture. The palace has distinct Gujarati and Rajasthani architectural patterns. The palace building consists of a rectangular block with a single magnificent gateway on the eastern side, which was protected by guard rooms.

Lunch at multi – cuisine restaurant.

Archaeological museum

The Archaeological Museum is situated about 100 m from Diwan-i-Am in Fatehpur Sikri Fort. The structure housing the Archaeological Museum is known as Treasury Building, a centrally protected monument. It was built during Akbar’s period. It was in a dilapidated condition and Archaeological Survey of India restored it extensively during 2002-04.

The Museum showcases both pre-Mughal and Mughal artifacts excavated at Fatehpur Sikri. There are four galleries in the Museum. First Gallery displays the objects including micro lithic stone tools of prehistoric period collected during surface exploration from Rasulpur and Patsal near Fatehpur Sikri, Ochre Coloured Pottery, Painted and plain grey ware pot shreds, associated Black and Red ware shreds of Painted Grey Ware culture of early Iron Age, Kushana period from excavation near Hada Mahal and Red ware pottery of different shapes from excavation at Bir Chhabili Tila.

Back to Delhi. 

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