Taj Mahal tour packages Visit the city of Taj Mahal – Experience its glory!!
Agra is a city in Uttar Pradesh which is just a few kilometres away from Delhi, the capital of India. Agra is synonymous with the grand Taj Mahal which is the chief attraction in all Agra tour packages.
Taj Mahal is the pride of India as it is the seventh wonder of the world as well as a UNESCO world heritage site. However, other than the Taj Mahal, there are also many other Mughal architectural wonders that can be witnessed in the city as a part of Agra city tour.
It is for this reason that Agra has been a popular tourist destination and attracts tourists from all over the world. Here are a few places in Agra that should be a must inclusion in your Agra Taj Mahal tour packages–</>
The Taj is a wonder of architecture and is well known for its symmetry. It appears exactly the same from all its four sides. Moreover, the walls of the Taj Mahal are filled with intricate carvings and verses from the holy book Quran.
Underneath the Taj Mahal, in the underground chambers lie the tombs of Mumtaz Mahal and her husband Shah Jahan. Taj Mahal attracts a huge number of tourists who undertake Agra day trip from all over the world and hence makes Agra one of the prime contributors to the tourism economy of India.
Agra Fort– Another must visit on every Agra tour packages is the Agra Fort. The Agra Fort was built by Emperor Akbar and it is built entirely of red sandstone.
The exquisite Mughal architecture of the Agra Fort is something to marvel at. The main attraction of the Agra Fort is the Sheesh Mahal, Moti Mahal and Khas Mahal.
This fort was renovated during Shah Jahan’s reign and this is where Shah Jahan was kept prisoner by his son Aurangzeb in the last years of his life.
Agra Fort provides one of the best views of the Taj Mahal and hence is included in all Agra and Taj Mahal Tour Package. It is said that Shah Jahan spent the last years of his life gazing at the Taj Mahal from his prison.
Fatehpur Sikri Tour– Also known as the city of Ghosts, Fatehpur Sikri is a walled city built by Emperor Akbar. Fatehpur Sikri is also optional in Agra tour packages and you can include it if you are taking a full day trip to the city.
Fatehpur Sikri still has all of its 3 walls intact and is a UNESCO world heritage site. The entire city is filled with palaces, harems, mosques and gardens. Every palace has its own unique architectural design.
It also harbours a Birbal Palace in honour of Akbar’s favourite minister, Birbal. The chief attraction of Fatehpur Sikri is the Buland Darwaza which is a huge gate made of red sandstone. It is the chief entry point to the city of Fatehpur Sikri. Hence, Fatehpur Sikri is a must inclusion in your Agra trip packages.
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