1 Day Agra 1 Day Jaipur Tour is a 2 days tour where you get an opportunity to explore the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Agra including Taj Mahal and then proceed towards Jaipur for one night stay. Explore the major attraction of Jaipur on the second day and after completing the sightseeing, return to Delhi followed by your drop at the hotel/airport.
Day 1: Delhi –Agra – Jaipur
Early in the morning, your pick up will be scheduled at the hotel/ Airport. Drive towards Agra and upon arrival, proceed to visit the following tourist spots-
Visit the great historical monument- Taj Mahal, which was built by Mughal Emperor, Shah Jahan as a memorial for his wife, Mumtaz; who died after giving birth to their 14th child. After the completion of the Taj Mahal, Shah Jahan was imprisoned in Agar Fort by his son cruel son – Aurangzeb. At that time, Shah Jahan could only gaze at the Taj Mahal form the small window of the prison. After the death of Shah Jahan, he was buried beside the grave of Mumtaz.
The Taj Mahal is a white marble architecture, lies on the banks of Yamuna River which took almost 20 years in completion. After that, Shah Jahan said – “The Taj Mahal has made the sun and the moon shed tears from their eyes.”This monument is bounded by three gates in the three different directions- East, West, and South. It was built with Mughal style and also known as the Crown of Palaces. Inside the mausoleum, the graves of Mumtaz and Shah Jahan lie in the basement of the central chamber. It is believed that Shah Jahan had cut off the hands of all the labors so nobody can built the similar piece of architecture in future. The chief architect was Ustad Ahmad.
The Taj Mahal is declared as one of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites. It had been also enlisted as one of the seven wonders for few years.
Note- The Taj Mahal is closed every Friday.
Visit the Agra Fort, another UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is inspired from the Indo-Islamic architecture. The fort is also known as Red Fort due to usage of the red sandstones in the architecture. This fort was also built by the same architect – Ustad Ahmad, who built the Taj Mahal. Shah Jahan, the Mughal emperor spent eight years of his life in the prisoner of the Agra Fort by the orders of his son, Aurangzeb. The fort is bounded by some courtyards- Diwan-i-Am, Diwan-i-Khas (Hall of Private Audiences), Sheesh Mahal (Palace of Mirrors), Musamman Burj, Khas Mahal, Anguri Bagh, Jehangir’s Palace and Hauz-i-Jehangir. Mina Masjid was the private mosque used by Shah Jahan. The main entrance is towards the Amar Singh Gate.
In the afternoon, depart for Jaipur by road. Get an assisted transfer to the hotel followed by an overnight stay.
Day 2: Jaipur – Delhi
Post breakfast, enjoy the Jaipur Sightseeing Tour and explore the following major attractions-
The most prominent attraction of Jaipur is the Amer Fort, also known as Amber Fort. It was built by Man Singh I in late 15th century. Some places like Diwan-i-Khas, Sheesh Mahal (Palace of Mirrors), Diwan-i-Am and Sukh Niwas make the fort more breathtaking and awe-inspiring. The best way to reach the fort is by an Elephant Ride over the hills and enjoy the panoramic views of the city. Remember, elephant rides can be experienced only in the mornings and should reach on time to avoid standing in the queue. The Light & Sounds Show can also be enjoyed in the evening where the story of the past is narrated with the lighting effects.
The City Palace is located in the center of Jaipur and dotted with gardens, courtyards and buildings. The palace was built by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh in the 17th century and since then, it is the royal residence of the rulers of Jaipur. The Mubarak Mahal welcomes and greets its guest in the royal style. Chandra Mahal within the city palace complex is also a significant building.
The Hawa Mahal is a five-story red sandstone structure which was built by Maharaja Pratap Singh in 1799. The shape of the building resembles with the crown of Lord Krishna- the Hindu god. A building has 953 windows or jharokhas to enable the royal women to see outside streets without being seen to outsiders. The architecture was built with Rajput and Mughal style. The Mahal is also known as Palace of Winds due to the passage of cool breeze from the honeycombed windows.
Jantar Mantar is the largest astronomical observatory in India. In total, there are 5 observatories located at Delhi, Jaipur, Ujjain, Mathura, and Varanasi. This instrument helps in the calculation of time and prediction of Solar Eclipses & Monsoons. It can also track the position of the moon, the sun, and the stars. The observatory is still used by scholars for astronomical study. This site is also one of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
The Jal Mahal was built by Maharaja Jai Singh II in the 18th century. It is a 5 –storey building, lying beneath the Man Sagar Lake. When the lake is full of water during monsoons, then the first floor get submerged into the lake. This attraction is also known as Water Palace.
In the afternoon, drive back to Delhi and you will be dropped at your hotel/airport after arrival.