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Itinerary : (DELHI – AGRA – DELHI) 203 Kms, Approx 4 hrs drive one way.)
0700 hrs : Pick up from conference venue, IIT Delhi and Drive to Agra via Yamuna Express Way.
1100 - 1230 hrs : Upon arrival in Agra, visit Taj Mahal - world famous marble mausoleum built by Emperor Shah Jehan in the ever lasting memory of his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal, It is widely considered as one of the most beautiful buildings in the world and stands as a symbol of eternal love. Taj Mahal is the finest example of Mughal architecture, a style that combines elements from Persian, Islamic and Indian architectural styles. In 1983, the Taj Mahal became a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
13:00 - 1400 hrs : Lunch at a deluxe restaurant
1415 - 1500 hrs : Visit Agra Fort which is a huge monument of red sandstone that dominate a bend in the river Yamuna, 2 km northwest of Taj Mahal was build by the Mughal during 1565-1571. The fort contains wonderful mosques and palaces in red sandstone and white marble erected by two generations of inventive builders during the time of Akbar and afterward Jehangir and Shahjahan.
1530 - 1600 hrs : Shopping at Agra which is famous for its marble and soft-stone inlay work, leather goods, brassware and carpets which involve delicate yarn overlays. Semi-precious and precious jewellery in ornate Mughal style is also available.
1600 hrs : Drive back to Delhi, reach Hotel 2000 Hrs (approx.)
Duration: 7 Hrs (Pick up at 9 AM from IIT Delhi, Drop back at IIT Delhi at 4 pm)
Visit: The architectural marvels of Mughal Era – Humayun’s Tomb & Qutub Minar. Drive past India Gate and Parliament House. Shopping at the Dilli Haat
Qutub Minar complex at Mehrauli. Qutub Minar is the tallest stone tower in India and one of the greatest bequests of Islamic culture. This 72.5 metre high tower dates back to the 13th century. At its base lies the Quwwat-ul-Islam mosque, the very first mosque to be built in India. A famous iron pillar of the 5th century stands before it, that has remained rust free for 1500 years!
Humayun’s Tomb (a UNESCO World Heritage monument) Built by the widow of the second Mughal Emperor, Humayun, it is an outstanding monument in Indo-Persian style & a precursor to the Taj Mahal.
Drive past India Gate and Parliament House India Gate – the war memorial dedicated to Indian soldiers, who died during World War I. The eternal flame runs on gas and is a tribute to soldiers who lost their lives in the service of the nation.
Dilli Haat (a village market setting), it transports you to the magical world of Indian art and heritage presented through a fascinating panorama of craft, cuisine and cultural activities. It is the best place to buy Indian handicrafts and textiles.
You can also savour the inimitable flavors of delightful local foods from various regions of India be it the momos from Sikkim or the Bamboo hot chicken from Nagaland, Kahwa & Kebabs from Jammu, Pooranpoli from Maharastra or the Gujrati Dhokla.