Agra: A Two Days Destinations



    Taj Mahal: Sheer poetry in marble, majesty and magnificence unrivalled. Taj Mahal, the one and only of its kind in the world. The monumental labour of love of a great ruler for his beloved queen. The ultimate realization of Emperor Shahjehan’s dream. One of the wonders of the world. This enchanting mausoleum, on the bank of river Yamuna took 22 years (1631 to 1652 AD.) to complete with the help of an estimated 20,000 workers. Tel.; 0562- 2330498.
    Open: 6.OOA.M. to 7.30 P.M. (Friday closed) Shoe Cover & Mineral Water is provided with the ticket
    Entry Fees :- As per applicable (Children below 15 Years free)
    EATABLES, MOBILE, MATCH BOX, HAND BAG ARE NOT ALLOWED INSiDE TAJ. Tickets available 24 hours before for day of night viewing at ASI, Mall Road,Ph. 0562-2227261


    Agra Fort :- The great Mughal Emperor Akbar commissioned the ‘‘ construction of the Agra Fort in 1565. A.D. although additions were made till the time of his grandson Shahjehan. The forbidding exteriors of this fort hide an inner paradise. There are a number of exquisite buildings like the Moti Masj id-a white marble mosque akin to a perfect pearl; Diwan-e-Aam. Diwan-e-Khaas, Jehangir’s Palace; Khaas Mahal; Sheesh Mahal and Musamman or Samman Burj-where Shahjehan was held captive in 1666 AD. Ph.0562-2364512
    Open : Sunrise to sunset. Entry Fee : as per applicable


    Mehtab Bagh: Located on the left bank of river Jamuna opp. to the Taj Mahal. The garden complex is a huge square measuring approx. 300x300 meters and in straight alignment with the Taj Mahal. Fantaies floated by guides that Emperor Shahjhan proposed to construct a black Taj here.
    Open : Sunrise to sunset. Entry Fee as per applicable.


    Itmad-ud-daulah(Baby Taj): This exquisite marble tomb was made by Emperor Jehangirs queen. Noorjahan. for her father Mirza Ghiyas Beg during 1622-1628 A.D. The craftsmanship at Itmadud-ud-daulah foreshadows the Taj Mahal. It was here that pietra Dura’-the inlay work on marble-so characteristic of the Taj was first used.
    Open: Sunrise to sunset. Entry Fee as per applicable Ph-0562-2080030



    Fatehpur Sikri (39 Kms.): An epic in red sandstone. A city of yesteryears. today lost in the mists of time. Fatehpur Sikri was built by the Mughal Emperor Akbar during 1564 AD. A son-less Akbar had gone to Sikri to seek blessings of a muslim saint Sheikh Salim Chisti. When his son was born, he in gratitude. constructed his capital city and named it Fatehpur Sikri. Later, due to shortage of water and unrest in north-west, Akbar has to abandon this city. The beautiful marble tomb of Sheikh Salim Chisti still attracts thousands who seek blessings of the revered saint. Other renowned places are Diwan-e-Aam. Diwan-e-Khaas, Buland Darwaza. Panch Mahal. Jodha Bai’s Palace and Birbal Bhawan.
    Open : Sunrise to Sunset, Entry fee : as per applicable


    Sikandara : The mausoleum of Emperor Akbar represents his philosophy and secular outlook, combining the best of Hindu and Muslim architectures in a superlative fusion. Completed in 1613 A.D. It is one of the well preserved monuments.
    Open: Sunrise to sunset. Entry Fee: as per applicable • Ph. 0562-2641230


    Radha Soami Samadhi Dayalbagh : The headquarter of the Radha Soami sect. On the sprawling lawns here, is a beautiful marble temple with beautiful carving of fruits, flowers, leaves and plants which have been reduced into stone true to nature, and are distinctive specimens of the plastic art (under construction for almost 100 years).
    Open: 9-OOA.M. to 5.30 P.M. Tel. :0562- 2150335.


    Gurudwara : Guru Ka Tal, Near Sikandra, Delhi Highway.