Agra is located at a distance of about 203 kms towards South East from Delhi.
Ideally set on the banks of River Yamuna, Agra is a city of monuments and heritage. If there is one thing that can describe Agra it’s no doubt the beautiful Taj Mahal. Monument of love, built by Shah Jahan, Taj Mahal is what makes Agra a popular tourist destination. Agra is both an educational and business center, known for its handicrafts and craftsmen. Get to know more about Agra during Delhi Agra Weekend Tour.
Visit a number of tourist attractions during Delhi Agra Weekend Tour. Come grab countless memories visiting the attractions in Agra.
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 T our.
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 kms and a 9 m wide and 10 m deep moat surrounds the outer wall of the fort. Explore the fort yourself during Delhi Agra Weekend Tour.
Situated only 13 kms from Agra Fort is the Sikandra Fort. Sikandra Fort 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.
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 kms, Bharatpur is situated at a distance of about 62 kms and National Chambal Safari is at a distance of about 86 kms. Rest assure of having a gala time going on excursions to these places during Delhi Agra Weekend Tour.
By Road: Delhi – Agra via Mathura (NH 2) (3 ½ hrs). By Rail: Bhopal Shatabdi Morning (2 hrs), Taj Express (4 hrs) By Air: Delhi to Agra in 40 minutes.