Delhi To Agra Same Day Tour By Road. 1 City You Visit. No Hotel Used. Tour Starts From Delhi And Ends In Delhi.
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Rs. 6,000**per car for small AC car from/to South/Central Delhi.
Day Trip to Agra from New Delhi
Day trip to Taj Mahal, Agra by car with a private chauffeur. Independent safe and secure car tours of Tajmahal, with your private driver.
Starts at a low price for a small car for Agra trip from South/Central Delhi. Best way to visit Agra. Agra to Delhi.
See Taj Mahal at Sunrise. Leave Delhi at 2 am.
Costs Rs. 500/- extra for small AC car and Rs. 650/- for large AC car.
Even though Agra is well known because of Taj Mahal, a World Heritage site, there is another World Heritage site in Agra as well, called Agra Fort. It is important to keep in mind that Taj Mahal is closed on Friday when you plan your day trip to Agra.
In addition to the famous Taj Mahal and impressive Agra fort, there is Sikandara as well. These monuments can be visited in your Delhi to Agra 1 day tour. Sikandara is the tomb of Akbar, the most famous Mogul emperor, whose endeavours are largely responsible for making the Mogul dynasty so fascinating and enduring.
Save time and have stress-free travel between Delhi and Agra using the Yamuna Expressway. Extra charge for one-way travel: Rs. 350 for small AC car; Rs. 450 for large AC car.
Agra was the capital of the Mogul Empire for nearly 150 years, starting from the end of the first quarter of the 16th century.
While the monuments in Agra are brilliantly gorgeous, the city is quite uninspiring. The very fact that Agra has not much to offer beyond the stunning monuments is a letdown. Because of this reason, we recommend a Delhi to Agra by car day trip.
Delhi to Agra Route
Delhi to Agra by road round trip is about 450 to 500 km. This takes about 8 to 9 hours driving time. Depending upon from which part of Delhi you are picked up and to which part of Delhi you choose to be dropped at.
While Agra has been made famous by Taj Mahal in recent history, it finds mention in the great Indian epic Mahabharata as Agraban. A 2nd-century ancient map drawn by Ptolemy marks the location of Agra.
History tells us that Agra prior to the Mogul rule was an important regional centre for commerce and trade. In the eyes of most people, Agra is nothing much beyond the Mogul rule. While this is true, that Agra flourished as never before, for nearly 200 years, under the Mogul emperors patronage, Agra had a life before.
Before the Moguls, Agra was ruled by the Turkish and Afghan rulers as well as the Hindu rulers. But all the famous buildings in Agra are you the moguls.
Agra city has been on a kind of decline ever since the Moguls moved their capital from Agra to Delhi. However, in matters of trade and commerce Agra has continued with its enterprising ability and even today it is an important commercial of North India.
Today Agra is well known for marble artworks, carpets, leather, and shoes. It is also an important destination for education. Agra is also famous for a dry dessert called "Petha”. This is an Indian sweet, almost a sugar bomb. A firm, juicy, fragrant and soft simultaneously, this delicacy is produced and consumed in hundreds of kilograms every day. Nowhere else in India is Petha may as well as it is in Agra.
Another delicacy for which Agra is famous for is the savoury snack called "Dal Moth”. Made of lentils as the main ingredient, it is delicately spiced and salty.
We recommend that you sample tiny portions of both these delicacies.
Your New Delhi to Agra trip is because of Taj Mahal. Question is what inspired Shah Jahan to spend so much of money in its construction?
Why was he so besotted with Mumtaz? Not much is discussed about the relationship between the emperor and his queen.
While Mumtaz Mahal was alive, Shah Jahan was not promiscuous. Promiscuity came later, after Mumtaz Mahal's death. Shah Jahan was intensely intimate, deeply affectionate and considered his wife to be his close confidante.
Shah Jahan was intensely intimate and caring towards his wife. He used to consider her as an almost equal partner. He used to seek her opinion on Royal and governance matters like his father Jahangir used to respect his wife Nur Jahan.
However, unlike Jehangir Shah Jahan was circumspect about his dependency on Mumtaz Mahal and the general public was unaware of it.
Shah Jahan even considered abdication of the throne after the death of his wife Mumtaz Mahal, but would not bring himself to do it as he considered kingship to be a sacred duty, which cannot be kicked away due to personal grief or trauma.
When you enter the Taj Mahal, you will spot the graves of the Shah Jahan and Mumtaz Mahal on the ground floor. But these are faux graves. The real graves are located in the subterranean chamber of Taj Mahal.
The scholars are still grappling with the puzzle as to why these graves were built subterranean.
This grave of Mumtaz Mahal (born as Arjumand Bano Begum) in Taj Mahal is the second install. The first one was at Burhanpur, on the banks of the river Tapti.
At the time of her death, the Emperor Shah Jahan was engaged in a military campaign and Mumtaz Mahal was accompanying him. She died while giving birth to her 14th child. At that time she was buried there at Burhanpur, on river Tapti's bank to stop
Six months later, the corpse of Mumtaz Mahal was transported to Agra, the Mughal capital under the supervisory escort of her son, for it was deemed fitting that she'd be buried in the Imperial capital in full glory.