20,000 men laboured for over 17 years to build this
memorial to Shah Jahan's beloved wife , Also visit the
Red fort - the rusty and majestic red- sandstone fort
of Agra stands on the banks of the river Yamuna and
the construction was started by Emperor Akbar in 1566.
At the Diwan-I-Am (hall of public audience), a colonnaded
hall of red-sandstone with a throne alcove of inlaid
marble at the back, the Emperor heard public petitions.
At the Diwan-I-Khas (hall of private audience) where
marble pavilions with floral inlays lend an ethereal
ambience, the Emperor sat on his gem-studded peacock
Throne and met foreign ambassadors and rulers of friendly
kingdoms. Afternoon drive to Jaipur enroute visiting
Fatehpur Sikri-a perfectly preserved red sandstone “ghost
town" which was the estranged capital of mughal
emperor Akbar, built in 1569 and deserted when its water
supply failed. Arrive Jaipur & transfer to hotel.
Night stay in Jaipur.
Day 04 / Jaipur
Proceed for a morning excursion to Amber Fort. Elephant
ride ascent to the fort.
AMBER FORT PALACE -
Amber is the classic
romantic Rajasthani fort palace. Its construction was
started by Man Singh I in 1592, and completed by his
descendent Jai Singh I. Its forbidding exterior belies
an inner paradise where a beautiful fusion of Mughal
and Hindu styles finds it's ultimate expression. Continue
CITY PALACE - A delightful blend
of Mughal and traditional Rajasthani architecture,
the City Palace sprawls over one-seventh of the area
in the walled city. It houses the Chandra Mahal, Shri
Govind Dev Temple and the City Palace Museum.