Delhi Agra tour is known for its similarity in its ancient past. Both depicts great architecture of Mughal Era, including contemporary art work of Mughal Emperors mainly that of Akbar and Shah Jahan. Both cities are full of majestic monuments and forts that let you have an insight into rich creativity of Mughal artisans.
Both are interrelated as far as their magnificent pieces of art are concerned. It’s Delhi’s Humayun’s Tomb that inspired to the creation of seventh Wonder of the World Taj Mahal. In contrast to white marbled Taj is Delhi’s red sandstone built Red Fort where Mughals used to reside.
With the starting point of Delhi, start your tour with rich hospitality of people of Old Delhi. While tasting delicious affordable food of Chandni Chowk, explore the great richness of Red Fort and Jama Masjid in the midst of narrow twisty lanes. Apart from Old Delhi monuments, Lutyen’s tree lined and spacious New Delhi has numerous rich sites to explore. Among some magnificent historic sites, the most prominent ones are: Qutub Minar, Red Fort, Jama Masjid, India Gate, Lotus temple, Humayun tomb, ISKCON Temple, Birla Mandir and Parliament house.
Delhi figures amongst the historical capitals of the world, with two of its historical monuments, Qutub Minar and Humayun’s Tomb figuring in the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Delhi’s history, its culture has inherited the best from the various dynasties that ruled the place, with most of them making it their capital. Be it the Mughals, the Lodhi dynasty or British Empire, their examples can be seen in the form of monuments and cultural inheritance even today. It presents various historic monuments with the ancient architectural wonders that form the must-see attractions of the metropolitan city. Delhi has a lot to offer from rich heritage sites to shopping, food items to fashionable accessories, it has it all.
Moving to Agra, city of love is every tourist’s desire due to its amazing attraction of white marbled Taj Mahal. Taj Mahal, the symbol of eternal love of Shah Jahan for his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal is an important tourist destination in Agra. Marvelous architecture comprises best of Persian, Islamic and Indian styles. Built with white marble on red sandstone base, Taj on the bank of river Yamuna is an amazing picturesque spot. Next to the ultimate piece is Agra Fort, located on the right bank of river Yamuna which is another tourist place. Agra Fort built by the Mughal Emperor Akbar depicts heart throbbing architecture. This majestic red sandstone building includes of Anguri Bagh, Diwan-i-Aam, Diwan-i-Khas, Jahangir Mahal, Moti Masjid and Khas Mahal.
Nearby famous Fatehpur Sikri is another tourist attraction and forms the part of Delhi Agra tour. Built by great Mughal Emperor Akbar, it used to be the capital of Mughal Empire and beholds a rich collection of monuments like Diwan-i-Khas, Panch Mahal, Buland Darwaza and the tomb of Sheikh Salim Chisti. Jama Masjid, one of the largest mosques of India built by Shah Jahan is a fabulous monument here along with Akbar’s mausoleum Sikandra Tomb surrounded by three storey minarets on the four corners. The names of the Gods of ninety-nine religious sects have been inscribed on the tomb. Itmad-Ud-Daulah, commonly known as 'Baby Taj' is entirely made out of marble and was considered as the very first tomb built in India. Apart from historic monuments and sites, Agra is also known for handicraft products of inlay work on marble, leather work, footwear, brassware, carpets, Jewellery, zari and embroidery work..