Taj Mahal need no formal introduction. It is the monument of love that has also become the symbol of India as an exotic tourist destination. Taj Mahal has placed Agra tourism on the world map. Words fall short to describe its beauty and splendor. Taj Mahal is an unparalleled combination of old-world charm with its heritage value and rare royal architecture, inspired by the Muslim era. It is also a specimen of the most forward technology techniques known to and utilized by the engineers of those times. Built in White Marble, it is the most famous Mausoleum in the world. Situated at a distance of 230 kilometers, it can be easily visited in a one day trip from Delhi. It is the main, if not the only reason to visit Agra.
Agra was the capital of the Mughal dynasty up until 1638 and Agra Fort was their central residence. It is a complete city designed and developed as per the royal architecture norms and techniques of that era. Agra Fort has been deemed as a UNESCO world heritage site, and Agra sightseeing is incomplete without a visit here. The city has been built initially by a series of kings including Ibrahim Lodi, Babur and Humayun; witnessing various tales of invasions and fortifications. It was refurbished in Sandstone by Akbar and in marble later by Shah Jahan. Some 4000 workers are known to work daily for a period of 8 years to build this site of world history in 1573. It is one of the most famous places to visit in Agra.
Tomb of I’timād-ud-Daulah
This is where the idea of Taj Mahal is known to have been initiated. Commissioned by Nur Jahan, the wife of Jehangir, this gorgeous mausoleum site is known to be made for her father and other family members. The architecture here is a rare combination of two phases of the Mughal Era. It exhibits the transformation of early sandstone era into the later Marble constructions times. This ‘baby Taj’ is one of the most famous places to see in Agra. The gorgeous walking gardens and water ways surrounding this place provide it with a surreal view to be enjoyed by visitors from all walks of life. Your Delhi Agra tour package shall include a short visit here as well.
It is the mausoleum of the greatest Mughal Emperor in India, Akbar the great. It is thus, constructed as per the fame associated with the ruler. The famous tomb has been created with Marble as well as red sandstone and is adorned with numerous designs intricately embellished within its walls. We shall take you to visit the tomb and admire the architecture genius of those times. Interestingly, this mausoleum’s site and initiation had been planned by Akbar himself and has been completed under the orders of Akbar’s son, Salim or Jahangir. Located 4 kilometers away from the main city in suburbs, your Delhi to Agra bus shall pick you and take you to visit this place. It features regularly on the list of the most famous things to do in Agra.
The heart of the capital of India is marked by a 42 meters high structure, called the India Gate. In essence it is a war memorial, built to commemorate the demise of the 70,000 soldiers of the British Indian Army who laid down their lives in the First World War. Their names have been inscribed into the walls of this memorial for the visitors to read, and get inspired. It was designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens. A perennial flame called the ‘amar jawan jyoti’ lights up the memorial since 1971 to represent our unending respect towards them. It is our representational mark of respect towards the unknown war heroes. We shall take you to visit this famous tourist place in Delhi. After visiting the site, you could enjoy a good stroll in the huge gardens surrounding it or opt for a scenic boat ride.
It was the capital city of Akbar during 1571 to 1585. It is here that King Jehangir, heir and son of Akbar, the greatest Mughal emperor in India was born. It is a city made in Red Sandstone and is a testament to the architecture and royal residential living of that era. This famous city received its name from an adjoining village Sikri. It is the most famous places to visit near Agra. Situated at a mere distance of 35 kilometers from Agra, it can be easily covered in Agra tour packages for one day. With the famous Jama Masjid and Buland Darwaza, this is one of the Agra tourist places surely not to be missed.
It is one of the most visited buildings in the world. Thus, when visiting Delhi; Lotus temple is a destination not to be missed. This marble complex is basically a Bahai worship center which is open to people of all religions and caste. Built in the shape of a real Lotus flower from the outside, this temple has time and again been highlighted in various architecture and interiors magazines, newspapers and articles. The complex houses a 40 meters high central hall and twenty seven marble petal shaped halls that can together accommodate more than 2500 individuals at a time. It is surrounded by 9 beautiful ponds specifying the nine faces of a lotus. It is also the first temple in the country to generate and use its own Solar Power. We shall take you to visit this divine destination to take some time out and relax with your inner self. You could also take a rejuvenating stroll in the surrounding beautiful gardens.
This Masjid is a part of the famous Agra Fort. As per royal lifestyles of Kings of that era, it was a private mosque made by Shah Jahan for usage by his own self and some other selected royal relatives. The structure includes three arches atop the prayer chamber made in white marble. It is situated adjacent to the royal court or the Diwan-i-Khas. This small and simple mosque was used by the emperor from 1658 to 1666 for daily prayers. We are a leading travel agency in Agra who have customized packages to cover all necessary destinations in our same day Agra tours. We shall take you to visit this devotional destination and seek divine blessings and peace in the divine environment.
It is one of the best places to visit in Delhi. Humayun’s Tomb has long been touted as one of the most beautiful mausoleum sites in the country. It was initially commissioned by the Queen of Humayun, Bega Begum; nine years after the demise of Mughal King Humayun. The site also holds tombs of Bega Begum herself, and many other notable Mughal royals. The structure is made with red sandstone under the designs of Mirak Mirza Ghiyas, one of the greatest architects of those times. Humayun’s Tomb structure also includes beautiful gardens called the Charbaghs lined by beautiful fountains. They also served as host to one of the largest Muslim camps during the India-Pakistan partition era. Located on the banks of river Yamuna, your Agra to Delhi Volvo bus shall escort you to this beautiful destination to soak up the peaceful tranquility and to appreciate the heritage value of the place.
Safdarjung’s Tomb is a sandstone and marble mausoleum in New Delhi, India. It was built in 1754 in the late Mughal Empire style for the statesman Safdarjung. Safdarjung’s Tomb is a sandstone and marble mausoleum in New Delhi, India. It was built in 1754 in the late Mughal Empire style for the statesman Safdarjung.
It is world’s largest brick tower to this date. Built by Qutub-ud-din Aibak, the first Sultan of Delhi around 1192, it is one of the oldest architectural developments in the country. The tower has five storeys, with exquisitely designed and decorated balconies tapering towards the top. The structure also houses a mosque and a tomb of Imam Zamin, Smith’s folly cupola and the famous Iron Pillar of Delhi built by Chandragupta-II, standing tall and rust-free to this date. Since, we have promised to take you on a comfortable journey to visit the best tourist places in Delhi; a stroll through this green scenic site in Mehrauli is a must. The surrounding gardens and small eateries outside the place make it an overall enjoyable destination for individuals as well as families.
Every Indian knows the Red Fort. It is the place where Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, and all other Prime Ministers thereafter unfurl the Indian Tricolor every independence day. This red sandstone fort is a UNESCO world heritage site. It is known as the most breathtaking architectural marvel of the Mughal Era. Its interiors are a rare combination of Persian, European and Indian Art and served as the main residence of the Mughals till the 18th century. Its innovative design, including its gardens had inspired numerous buildings in Delhi, Punjab, Rajasthan and Haryana after this ‘Lal Qila’ was built. It is one of the most important and famous places to see in Delhi as well as India. It is a bold symbol of India’s pride and honor. We shall escort you in our Volvo bus to experience this destination.
Words fall short to describe this stunning Hindu Temple that also commemorates the architectural heritage and technology achievements of Indians in ancient period as well. No doubt, it is one of the most famous tourist places near Delhi. This famous Swaminarayan Mandir with more than 200 idols of Hindu deities, saints and devotional followers took more than 300,000,000 work hours of artisans and volunteers to be built. The temple grounds as well as the very well maintained surrounding gardens provide a peek preview of Indian Heritage. Since, the Akshardham Temple celebrates the 10,000 years of Indian culture, its complete visit includes visiting the Hall of Values, watching a film screened on Indian achievements and a boat ride highlighting all of this. The temple also plays host to a beautiful fountain show in the evenings. We help you easily enjoy all of this and to soak in all the spiritual positivity offered here.
It is an essential devotional as well as architectural destination in Delhi. Jama Masjid is also called Masjid-i-Jahan-numa. It was built on the orders of Shah Jahan and took 5000 workers a time period of 12 years (1644-1656) to be completed. Muslim, or not, you should be visiting this architectural marvel as it is one of the must visit Delhi tourist attractions. It is one of the most splendid and largest mosques in the country. It is made with red sandstone and marble. More than 25,000 people can pray in its large courtyard. After your Volvo Bus bookings are done with us, we shall take you to visit this auspicious destination. Any Delhi tour is incomplete without visiting Jama Masjid or the Friday Mosque.
India is a land of temples. But, some temples and devotional destinations tend to stand out from the rest. ISCKON temple Delhi is one such place. This Lord Krishna and Radha ji’s temple is an epitome of architectural beauty and serene environment. No doubt, it features on all must visit places in Delhi lists. It was built in 1998 in Hare Krishna Hills, and has been a famous devotional destination ever since. The place offers peace and tranquility to all its visitors. This one of the largest temple complexes in the country also houses a cafeteria, a book store as well as a fountain show area. Our all encompassing one-day Delhi tour shall take you to this ethereal destination to seek inner peace and solace.
Bangla Sahib Gurudwara
Sikhs are famous the world over for their open-heartedness and Gurudwara Bangla Sahib is a proof of it. It is a spiritual destination of Sikhs that is famous the world over. It is built on the bunglow of Raja Jai Singh where the eighth Guru of the Sikhs, Guru Har Kishan resided and helped people suffering from Cholera and Smallpox to recover from the water of his well. The complex now houses a humungous pond or ‘Sarovar’ whose water is known to heal ailments. It is stored and taken home by people far and wide. The complex also houses a huge kitchen that serves food to all people keen to have ‘langar’ or food here. The complex also houses a museum, a school and some rooms for devotees to stay. We shall take you to visit this golden-domed divine destination and seek blessings. Headscarves, necessary to visit the destination are provided inside the premises itself.