CITY OF JOY WITH THE TAJ MAHAL  

TOUR DURATION – 07 DAYS 

02 NIGHTS KOLKATA / 02 NIGHTS DELHI / 02 NIGHTS AGRA

  

 

   ITINERARY

DAY 01: KOLKATA  

Upon your arrival in Kolkata, you will be greeted and transferred to your hotel/resort. After a refreshing break, you are free to embark on your sightseeing adventures at your own pace, immersing yourself in the rich heritage of this captivating city.              

Discover Kolkata, once Calcutta and famously known as ‘the city of joy,’ where colonial architecture, world-class museums, vibrant art galleries, traditional cuisine, music, and theater converge seamlessly in a vibrant blend of tradition and modernity. With nearly 300 years of history, Kolkata stands as a cultural epicenter, where its splendid past harmoniously coexists with a promising future. It’s a foodie’s haven, akin to Bangkok for Thailand and Osaka for Japan, and a city adorned with heritage buildings showcasing captivating architecture, telling the story of its rich heritage.

A journey to the Victoria Memorial is a step into history and architectural grandeur, a vivid homage to Kolkata’s colonial legacy, with the marble masterpiece blending Mughal, British, and diverse cultural influences within its Indo-Saracenic design. The path then leads to Prinsep Ghat, where a harmonious blend of Greek and Gothic aesthetics frames breathtaking sunset views from its Palladian porch. As daylight transitions into the enchanting night, venture to Park Street, Kolkata’s vibrant nightlife hub, adorned with showrooms and dining establishments, truly defining the city’s heart and promising an unforgettable nocturnal adventure.

DAY 02: KOLKATA  

After breakfast, set out to explore the treasures of Kolkata.

Discover Kolkata’s rich history and architectural wonders. Begin with the Indian Museum, a world-renowned institution dating back over 200 years, showcasing India’s cultural tapestry. Next, experience the British-era architectural charm of BBD Bagh, also called Dalhousie Square, to witness the architectural magnificence of the British era. Then immerse in the cricketing legacy at Eden Gardens, India’s oldest cricket stadium, built in 1864 under the stewardship of Lord Auckland. This iconic venue, the largest cricket stadium in India and second-largest globally. Your next move to Nakhoda Masjid (Mosque) a stunning Indo-Islamic marvel mirroring Akbar’s Agra mausoleum. With three domes, two towering 151-foot minarets, and 25 smaller minarets, it’s an architectural gem. The granite structure’s gateway resembles Fatehpur Sikri’s Buland Darwaza. Inside, ornate details and a spacious prayer hall for 10,000 worshipers. Finally, the legendary Howrah Bridge, an engineering marvel and the face of the City of Joy. Whether crossing by road or river, this iconic bridge, renowned as the world’s sixth-longest suspended span cantilever, stands as the heart of Kolkata. Your journey through Kolkata’s history and architectural splendors promises an unforgettable experience.

DAY 03: KOLKATA – DELHI 

After breakfast, check out from your hotel/resort and set out to explore the vibrant city Kolkata. Later, you will be transferred to Mumbai Airport to catch your scheduled flight to Delhi. Upon arrival at Delhi Airport, you will be greeted and transferred to the hotel/resort.                 

DAY 04: DELHI  

After breakfast, immerse yourself in Delhi’s rich heritage and culture with a unique blend of Walking and Car Tours. Explore the authentic Delhi, designed by those who know it best.  

Discover Delhi, India’s capital, nestled along the Yamuna River. This ancient city, with its rich history, UNESCO heritage sites, and British colonial charm, houses a treasure trove of ancient relics, historic marvels blending Indo-Islamic architecture, captivating museums, inspiring art galleries, lively performing arts, delightful dining, and bustling markets that breathe life into every corner.  

Discover Delhi’s UNESCO World Heritage Sites, including the Qutub Complex, the magnificent tomb of Humayun, and the grand Red Fort (Lal Qila). Immerse yourself in the enchanting heritage-walk of Shahjahanabad, Delhi’s walled city, with its rich history, architecture, cuisine, and traditions steeped in Urdu and Persian literature. Explore iconic the Masjid-i Jahān-Numā (Jama Masjid). Later in the day, explore the modern side of Delhi, known as New Delhi or Modern Delhi, the former capital of British India. Enjoy a leisurely evening at your own pace.

DAY 05: DELHI – AGRA

(Approximately 210 kilometers, or a 3-4 hour drive)

After breakfast, we will drive to the “Indian heritage city Agra.” Upon arriving in Agra, we will embark on a journey of sightseeing and visits. 

Nestled on the serene banks of the Yamuna River, Agra is a global treasure, alluring millions each year to witness the iconic Taj Mahal and explore its historical riches. Known for Mughal architectural mastery, Agra boasts three UNESCO World Heritage Sites, including the awe-inspiring Taj Mahal. Immerse yourself in a tapestry of history, architectural marvels, and artistic heritage, leaving an indelible mark on your soul. Agra is a must-visit destination.  

Embark on a heritage journey in Agra, beginning with the iconic Taj Mahal, a world wonder and emblem of India’s rich history. Celebrated as the “Jewel of Islamic Architecture,” it represents the zenith of Mughal design and was honored as one of the New 7 Wonders of the World. Then, explore the UNESCO-listed Agra Fort, which witnessed significant Mughal events, and marvel at the red sandstone beauty known as the “Qila-i-Akbari.” Conclude your day tour with a visit to the exquisite Itmad-ud-Daulah Tomb, a Mughal masterpiece from Emperor Jahangir’s era. Housing the cenotaphs of Mirza Ghiyas and Asmat Begum, parents of Mughal Empress Nur Jahan, it’s often dubbed the ‘Baby Taj Mahal’ for inspiring the Taj’s grandeur

DAY 06: AGRA IN AND AROUND 

Begin your day with a captivating sunrise visit to the Taj Mahal, a moment of awe and inspiration. Following this breathtaking experience, return to your hotel or resort to rejuvenate and prepare for a day filled with exploration in and around the enchanting city of Agra. 

Indulge in the timeless beauty of Sikandra Tomb, where Mughal Emperor Akbar, one of India’s revered rulers, rests eternally. This magnificent mausoleum stands as a testament to his visionary aesthetics, adorned with an enchanting garden lovingly crafted by his son, Emperor Jahangir.

Embark on a captivating journey to Fatehpur Sikri, just a 40-minute drive from the heart of Agra city, known as the “City of Victory.” This UNESCO World Heritage site, conceived by Mughal Emperor Akbar in the 16th century, serves as an embodiment of Indo-Islamic architectural brilliance. This historic city briefly served as the capital of the Mughal Empire, leaving an indelible mark on Indian urban design with its majestic Mughal architectural style and grand gateways.

DAY 07: AGRA / DELHI 

After breakfast, transfer to Agra Airport or continuing your drive to Delhi. Upon arrival in Delhi, transfer to Delhi International Airport. 

Delhi International Airport, situated approximately 210 kilometers away, can be reached comfortably in just 3-4 hours by road travel.

Embark on a mesmerizing 7-day journey with our “City of Joy with The Taj Mahal” itinerary, unveiling India’s heritage treasures. This grand tapestry of unique cultural heritage, panoramic vistas, and architectural splendors will leave you spellbound. Explore Kolkata, Delhi, Agra, and Fatehpur Sikri, each a cultural and architectural gem in its own right. From the picturesque beauty of colorful streets and British monuments to the echoes of Islamic heritage and awe-inspiring surroundings, this journey promises a wealth of diverse experiences. Immerse yourself in ancient Indian, Indo-Islamic, and captivating Indo-British art and architecture. Explore the world’s most visited places, magnificent monuments, world-class museums, and UNESCO-listed sites, ensuring an enchanting Halal-friendly travel experience brimming with history and breathtaking beauty.