Day 3 of the Rajputana Splendour Tour would see you covering
a distance of 203 kms to Agra, the city of the ethereal Taj
Mahal. Enroute, you will stop at Sikandara that houses the
tomb of Emperor Akbar. Built in red sandstone, this monument
is one of the finest examples of the famed Mughal style of
architecture. In fact, a visit to Sikandara would be a prelude
to what lies in store for you in form of the Taj Mahal. You
will then drive through the busy streets of Agra towards hotel
Jaypee Palace, a fine blend of traditional hospitality
Later in the day, enjoy a tonga ride to the Taj Mahal, one
of the most poignant symbols of love ever beheld by man. In
fact, this marble structure is the most famous symbol of India
that attracts tourists in hordes. Many even go on to say that
a single visit to the Taj Mahal is worth the entire trip to
India. As you walk through the corridor, don't be surprised
to see your hand moving to touch the cool marble that has
been touched by thousands of tourists who have visited Taj
Mahal in the past. Besides, your guide will be there to give
you all the details about the Taj Mahal, right from its rich
architecture to its history. Your guide will also take a photo
shoot of you with the Taj Mahal.
As part of the Rajputana Splendour Tour, you will travel
to Agra Fort, an impressive structure built as a military
structure by Mughal Emperor Akbar. However, this red sandstone
fort was later transformed by Shah Jahan to a grand palace.
Besides, the Agra Fort was the very place where Shah Jahan
was imprisoned by his son Aurangzeb in 1658. Visit the local
market to buy white pigeons that would be released by you
in the open air in memory of Shah Jahan. Your guide will also
take you to a marble house where you can learn about marble
inlaying or simply indulge in kite flying in the playground.
Later drive back to the hotel where you will stay overnight.
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