Destinations Covered : Delhi – Agra – Delhi
Short Weekend Getaway is a 4 days/ 3 nights tour package which takes you to the two most beautiful and alluring cities of the country – Delhi and Agra. Explore the colors of the capital city Delhi and take back some special and memorable moments.
Awaken your spirit of love with a visit to the city of love, Agra. The itinerary has been specially designed to meet the requirements of every traveler.
Arrive Delhi. Meeting and assistance on arrival. Transfer to hotel.
Morning tour of Delhi visiting Raj Ghat and Shanti Vana – the cremation sites of Mahatma Gandhi and Jawaharlal Nehru, Jama Masjid and drive past Red Fort and Chandni Chowk. Afternoon visit Qutub Minar built by Qutub-ud-Din Aibek in 1199, Humayun’s Tomb, India Gate (War Memorial Arch ), Lakshminarayan Temple – a modern Hindu Temple. Also drive past President’s House, Parliament House, Government Secretariat Buildings and Connaught Place shopping centre. Overnight Delhi.
Drive to Agra enroute visiting Fatehpur Sikri enroute. Fatehpur Sikri is 40 kms from Agra and built by Emperor Akbar in 1569 and abandoned after 15 years due to scarcity of water. See the graceful buildings including the Jama Masjid, Tomb of Salim Chisti, Panch Mahal and other Palaces. Overnight Agra.
Taj Mahal : This most famous Moghul monument was constructed by Emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his wife Mumtaz Mahal who died after 17 years of marriage, during the birth of her 14th child. It has been described as the most extravagent monument ever built for love, (Taj Mahal is closed for foriegn visitors on Friday).
Stay at pristine Taj Mahal for sunset, to see this true Wonder of the world in gentle late afternoon light. Overnight at hotel.
Morning visit the world famous Taj Mahal built by the Moghul Emperor Shahjehan in 1630 for his Queen Mumtaz Mahal to enshrine her mortal remains. Later visit the Agra Fort containing the Pearl Mosque, the Halls of Public and Private Audience. Also visit the Tomb of Itmad-ud-Daullah built by Empress Noorjehan in memory of her father. Afternoon drive to Delhi. Transfer to international airport to board flight for onward journey.