Taj Mahal visit; Agra- Fatehpur Sikri- Abhaneri village-Jaipur (235 kms/05 hrs)
The first monument a visitor tries to see in Agra is Taj Mahal but, at the same time, he/she prefers to behold Taj Mahal at the time of sunrise when, supposedly, Taj Mahal looks amazing. Keeping in view this desire of a guest, we planned to take you Taj Mahal 2nd day of Agra tour. In the very early morning, approximately around dawn hours, you will be taken by Agra tour guide to Taj Mahal. The time of sunrise has been purposefully chosen so that you could see the Taj Mahal when it looks most stunning and beautiful. You will be taken to Taj Mahal from your hotel on a ‘tonga’ (a horse carriage) which will impart you a feel of medieval Agra. Visit the world famous Taj Mahal.
After watching Taj Mahal, return to Agra hotel. Have breakfast, refresh and move for Jaipur- the Pink City – the capital of Rajasthan. On the way to Jaipur, 35 kms from Agra is located deserted medieval town of Fatehpur Sikri. Fatehpur Sikri was built by Akbar on a grandiose scale to make it capital of his kingdom but due to paucity of potable water made him to re-look his plans. But the gargantuan and fine monuments are still well-preserved. Have a stop-over there and visit monuments-rich Fatehpur Sikri. The famous monuments of Fatehpur Sikri include Buland Darwaja, Jodhabai Palace, Salim Chishti Shrine and Jama Masjid.
After visiting Fatehpur Sikri, continue your drive to Jaipur. About 95 kms before Jaipur, is located a historical village of Abhaneri. This village tour will present before you ancient lineage of India in terms of cultural values, architectural gems and traditional rural lifestyle in villages of India.
Abhaneri is a village about 95 kms from Jaipur on the Jaipur-Agra Road. A detour is well merited for its amazing stepwells or 'baoris' and Harshat Mata Temple. The village's original name was Abha Nagri and its present name is Abhaneri. Gurjar king Mihir Bhoja ruled over the Gujar kingdom in the ninth century AD. The ruins of the temple also speak of the 10th century architectural and sculptural styles. There is a huge tank named "Chand Baori", opposite to the temple fortified on all four sides with bastions for defence. Even though Abhaneri is now in ruins, the place has a distinct reminiscence about itself.
After visiting Abhaneri village, move for Jaipur. On arrival at Jaipur, representative of Optima India Tourism will receive you and transfer you to Jaipur hotel. Our representative will ensure smooth check in at the pre-booked Jaipur hotel. Have relaxed overnight stay in Jaipur hotel.