Day 05: Jaipur - Fatehpur Sikri - Agra
After breakfast drive to the city of Taj, Agra, enroute also visit the evocative city of Fatehpur Sikri - Built by Emperor Akbar as his capital and palace in the late 16th century, it is a veritable fairytale city built of red sandstone, and its "ruins" are in pristine condition. On arrival at Agra we check in.
Afternoon we leave to explore the monumental heritage of the Great Mughals, including the magnificent Taj Mahal - one of the Seven Wonders of the World and surely the most extravagant expression of love ever created. 20,000 men laboured for over 17 years to build this memorial to Shah Jahan's beloved wife. It's a wealth of white marble and semi-precious stone - undoubtedly the highlight of the tour. Later tour of the imposing Agra Fort - built of red sandstone and marble is a hilltop citadel with fabulous courtyards, fountains and gates.Evening free to explore the local handicrafts and shopping centres of the city where one can look for marble inlay work, fine quality carpets, Zari and embroidery, leather goods etc. Enjoy your comfortable stay in Agra.[Taj Mahal remains closed on every Friday].