Travel a distance of 3½ hours on the Yamuna expressway to Agra. On arrival check-in to Trident Agra located just 1 mile from the Taj Mahal amidst 6 acres of beautiful gardens. Agra was the seat of Imperial Mughal court during the 16th and 17th centuries before the capital was shifted to Delhi. The city strategically located on the banks of the Yamuna, flourished under the patronage of the great Mughal Emperors attracting artisans from Persia, Central Asia and also from other parts of India who built luxurious forts, palaces, gardens and mausoleums. In the afternoon visit Taj Mahal (closed on all Fridays) at sunset when the monument appears to change its hue, tinted by the glow of the setting sun. In the memory of his favorite wife Mumtaz Mahal who died at the age of 39 while giving birth to their 14th child, the great Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan built this most extravagant and incomparable monument of love. Described by the poet Rabindranath Tagore as a "tear on the face of eternity", the Taj Mahal is undoubtedly the zenith of Mughal architecture and quite simply one of the world's most marvelous buildings.(Trident Agra)
After breakfast drive 7 miles north of Jaipur to visit Amber Fort, the ancient capital of the Rajputs from 1037 until 1728. Fortified by natural hills, high ramparts and a succession of gates ascend the Fort. The building of the fort palace was started by Raja Man Singh, a noted Rajput general in Akbar’s army in 1600, and the architecture shows distinct Mughal influence. The practice of covering walls with mosaics of mirrors was first introduced to India by the Mughals. Explore some excellent shopping opportunities in Jaipur. Markets of Jaipur are famous for gold and silver jewelry and gem stones particularly emeralds, rubies, sapphires and diamonds. Jaipur is also specializes in printed cotton handicraft, carpets and durries; embroidered leather footwear and blue pottery. In the late afternoon drive 5 hours back to Delhi.
Itinerary can be changed during the tour due to operational reasons. No refund will be given in the event that some part of the tour has to be forgone due to bad weather, local conditions, political reasons