New Delhi and Agra Tour

New Delhi and Agra Tour

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Overview

DAY 01 ARRIVAL DELHI - AGRA
Pick up from Delhi Early morning you will be collected from your hotel and proceed to Agra. Agra is about 200 kilometers (124 miles) from Delhi. In Agra, you will visit the world famous Taj Mahal built by the Moghul Emperor Shahjehan in 1630. Legend says the tomb was built for his Queen Mumtaz Mahal, who died giving birth to their fourteenth child. The death of Mumtaz left the emperor so heartbroken that his hair is said to have turned grey overnight. Construction of the Taj Mahal began in the same year and was not completed until 1653.
After lunch at a restaurant of your choice in Agra town (lunch at own expense), you will visit the Agra Fort, the Halls of Public and Private Audience and the Tomb of Itmad - ud - Daullah built by Empress Noorjehan in memory of her father and visiting Fatehpur Sikri-a perfectly preserved red sandstone “ghost town” which was the estranged capital of mughal emperor Akbar, built in 1569 and deserted when its water supply failed. Arrive Agra & transfer to hotel. Evening at leisure. Over Night Stay In Agra.

 DAY 02 AGRA - DELHI DEPARTURE
After breakfast drive to Delhi (Aprox. 4 hrs.). On arrival transfer to airport Or Hotel in Delhi and Tour Ends.

Hotel accommodation for this tour
Hotel which have been tested in the past by us and are good value of money (subject to availability).
 

City    Heritage / Deluxe Hotels
Agra    Howards Par Plaza /  Yamuna View / Hotel Mansingh / Similar
 

Transport for this Tour

01 to 03 people - Medium sized cars - Indian make cars like Ambassador or Tata Indica with one baggage each
01 to 05 people - Large cars - Toyota Innova/Qualis or GM Tavera with one baggage each
06 to 09 people – Tempo Traveller Mini Van with 8 to 9 seats
08 to 14 people – Small coaches with 18 seats
15 to 32 people – Coaches with 27 or 35 seats
All the vehicles are air-conditioned

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Included in the Tour

Accommodation for 1 Night in the above mentioned / similar hotels. (Subject to availability)
Breakfast in the respected Hotel during the tour.
Services of qualified English Speaking Guide for Local Sightseeing tour.
All Transfers and Sightseeing throughout the tour by an individual Air Conditioned vehicle with English Speaking Driver.


Excluded in the Tour

Any Kind of Personal Expenses such as Monument Tips, Laundry, Telephone Bills and Alcoholic beverages.
Camera Fees (Still or Movie).
Any Flight Charges.
Unspecified Meals etc.
5.15% service tax

Tour Terms and Conditions

The best time to travel to Agra is during the Taj festival or the Taj Mahotsav. The festival is celebrated over 10 days, and it portrays a festive introduction to the state of Uttar Pradesh and India, which is generally celebrated in the month of February

Taj Mahotsav is organized by the Uttar Pradesh Tourism Department and it is a very vibrant cultural festival that brings together the finest cultural nuances and crafts under the same platform. This festival has several recitations of “shayari” and other forms of poetry. Several classical dancers and folk musicians come from all over the country to showcase their rich culture.

Other attractions of the festival range from camel and elephant rides to playing various games while sitting on them. The food festival during the 10-day Taj Mahotsav attracts foodies to taste a diverse range of Indian cuisines and savories. Some of the oldest exponents in the trade are invited to prepare typical dishes from the remote areas of Uttar Pradesh.


               


What to Expect
Traditional art forms and crafts are the major attraction of this festival. Noted Indian musicians from the Indian classical genre flock together during the festival to mesmerize spectators from across the globe.

If you have an inclination towards photography then, Taj Mahotsav is the right time to capture the overwhelming sight of the Taj Mahal in different hues. The monument is said to be the most photographed heritage site in India. Renowned photographers from all over the world come down to India to capture the essence of this festival.

Taj Mahotsav is commenced with a splendid procession inspired by the Mughal splendor. Bedecked camel and elephants, folk artists, master craftsmen and drum beaters recreate a visual delight that is reminiscent of the Mughal Darbars.


                                        

Entry fee and Other Charges


There is a very nominal fee charged for tourists and spectators. INR 20 and INR 10 are charged as entry fees for adults and children respectively as per the 2011 fee structure. For a group of 50 school children in uniform the entry fee would be INR 150. There are no separate tickets for entry to any of the cultural programs. You can purchase the tickets from the ticket windows available on all the entry points.

Getting to Agra
Agra is just 30 minutes away from Delhi. The Kheria airport is located at a distance of 6 km from the city. The Agra railway station is an important railway junction on the main broad gauge routes in the central Indian railways. The city is well connected to the rest of India via roadways.

New Delhi pronunciation, an urban area within the metropolis of Delhi, is the capital city of the Republic of India and the seat of the Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi.

Delhi is a spacious, open city that houses many government buildings and embassies, apart from places of historical interest. Notable attractions in New Delhi include the Rashtrapati Bhawan, the official residence of the President of India, the India Gate, a memorial raised in honour of the Indian soldiers martyred during the Afghan Wars and World War I, the Laxminarayan Temple, one of the most visited Vaishnavite temples, the Swaminarayan Akshardham temple, the Humayun's Tomb, the Purana Quila, built by Humayun, with later-day modifications by Sher Shah Suri, the Tughlaqabad fort, a 14th century fort on the outskirts of the city, the Qutab Minar, built by Qutb-ud-din Aybak of the Slave Dynasty and the lotus-shaped Bahá'í House of Worship.

                         

New Delhi (dĕl´ē), city (1991 pop. 294,149), capital of India and of Delhi state, N central India, on the right bank of the Yamuna River. Predominantly an administrative center, it was constructed between 1912 and 1929 to replace Calcutta (now Kolkata) as capital of British India; New Delhi was officially inaugurated in 1931. The city is also a transportation hub and trade center with manufactures in electronics, automobile parts, engineering products, and electrical appliances.

Designed by architects Sir Edwin Lutyens and Herbert Baker, New Delhi has broad, symmetrically aligned streets that provide vistas of historic monuments. Between the main government buildings a broad boulevard leads east to west from India Gate, a massive war memorial arch (built 1921), through a great court to the resplendent sandstone and marble Government House (formerly the viceroy's palace; now the residence of India's president). In the southern section of the city is the prayer ground where Mahatma Gandhi was assassinated (1948). In the west are Balmiki and Lakshminarayan temples, which Gandhi frequented; the Swaminarayan Akshardham temple (2005) is is East Delhi across the Yamuna. The city has many sports stadiums and medical institutes. In recent years metropolitan New Delhi, including Old Delhi, has experienced overcrowding and severe air pollution. The city opened its subway system, the second in India, in 2002.

               

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