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Taj Mahal Day Trip with Fatehpur Sikri From Delhi

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Enjoy this private day trip to Agra from Delhi and discover the glory of the Mughal Empire of India. You can see ancient architecture significant to India’s history such as The Taj Mahal, The Agra Fort and Fatehpur Sikri - the abandoned capital of the Mughal empire. Your own private guide will ensure that you get an in-depth experience.

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Stop At: Taj Mahal

the Taj Mahal, celebrated for its architectural magnificence and aesthetic beauty. Emperor Shah Jahan built this exquisite white marble mausoleum for his favourite queen Mumtaz Mahal. The monument was commissioned in 1631 and took 20,000 artisans, 22 years to complete. Witness the dramatic interplay of light as the sun rises and casts its golden rays over the pearl white tomb, recreating the magic of the Taj.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Agra Fort

the Agra Fort, an outstanding example of Mughal architecture and stronghold of the Mughal Empire under successive generations. Shah Jahan, the creater of Taj, spent the last years of his life time imprisonment awarded by his son Aurangzeb, here. It was built in the late 1560`s by their predecessor, Akbar, with later embellishments by Jahangir, his son, and Shah Jahan, his grandson.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Fatehpur Sikri

Fatehpur Sikri. Located 37 km from Agra, Fatehpur Sikri was built by Mughal emperor Akbar in 1571 in honour of the Sufi saint, Sheikh Salim Chisti. It was the Mughal capital for 14 years after which it was abandoned due to paucity of water. Made of red sandstone and combines influences from both Hindu and Mughal architecture.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes