Delhi Heritage Getaway with Agra extension(3 Nights)

New Delhi, Agra, New Delhi

for Family Traveller, Inbound Traveller, Heritage Traveller

Holiday Overview

Taj Mahal
Fatehpur Sikri
Photo Courtesy: Superka
Isa Khan Tomb
Parliament House
India Gate
Alai Minar
Humayun Tomb
Red Fort (Lal Quila)
Rajpath (Photo Courtesy: Seb & Jen)
Safdarjung Tomb (Photo Courtesy: Michael Vito)

Delhi heritage getaway offers guests a coverage of the all popularly visited heritage sites in Delhi.


New Delhi(2) - Agra(1)

Summarised Itinerary
  • Day-1 New Delhi Arrival. Afternoon visit to Lotus Temple, Qutab Minar, Humayun Tomb and Dilli Haat.
  • Day-2 Morning visit to Old Delhi for Red Fort and Jama Masjid. Afternoon spend time shopping / exploring.
  • Day-3 Proceed to Agra. Visit Taj Mahal and other heritage monuments in and around Agra.
  • Day-4 Departure. Enroute visit Fatehpur Sikri and / or Mathura.
Sightseeing Summary

Agra - Jama Masjid Agra (1.40 kms), Taj Mahal (5.00 kms), Mehtab Bagh (6.00 kms), Sikandara Agra (10.00 kms), Fatehpur Sikri (37.00 kms)

New Delhi - India Gate (4.30 kms), Jama Masjid Delhi (5.00 kms), Red Fort (Lal Quila) (5.00 kms), National Zoological Park (5.00 kms), Raj Ghat (5.00 kms), Rashtrapati Bhavan and Parliament house (8.00 kms), Humayuns Tomb (8.50 kms), Dilli Haat (9.50 kms), National Railway Museum (11.00 kms), Bahai Temple - Lotus Temple (13.00 kms), Qutab Minar (18.00 kms), Sulabh International Museum of Toilets (24.00 kms)

Preferred Arrival /Departure Destination
Arrival - New Delhi Departure - New Delhi
Best Season to Travel
  • Jan
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  • Sep
  • Oct
  • Nov
  • Dec
Popular Extensions to the Itinerary

Additional day in Agra would allow guests to visit Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary.

  • New Delhi to Agra -210 kms (4 hrs)
  • Agra to New Delhi -210 kms (4 hrs)

New Delhi(2) - Agra(1) - New Delhi

Detailed Itinerary

Day-1 New Delhi Arrival. Afternoon visit to Lotus Temple, Qutab Minar, Humayun Tomb and Dilli Haat. New Delhi Arrival. New Delhi is the capital of India and one of the prime heritage destinations in India and home to many renowned heritage sites (Some of them UNESCO heritage sites). In Afternoon visit to Lotus Temple, Qutab Minar, Humayun Tomb (UNESCO Site) and Dilli Haat (Craft Market where artisans from different states of India have set up shop).

Day-2 Morning visit to Old Delhi for Red Fort and Jama Masjid. Afternoon spend time shopping / exploring. Morning visit to Old Delhi for Red Fort (UNESCO Site) and Jama Masjid. Afternoon spend time shopping in Karol Bagh or exploring Conanught Place. Guests with interest in further sightseeing have option to take a drive to India Gate, Parliament House and/or visit Zoo, Railway Museum, Sulabh Toilet Museum, Rajghat (Mahatma Gandhi Memorial).

Day-3 Proceed to Agra. Visit Taj Mahal and other heritage monuments in and around Agra. Day Excursion to Agra (210 kms - 3.5 hours) covering all major monuments of Agra (most notably Taj Mahal alongwith Agra Fort, Jama Masjid, Mehtab Bagh, Sikandara etc.). Possible light and sound show in the evening.

Day-4 Departure. Enroute visit Fatehpur Sikri and / or Mathura. Depart for onward journey. Enroute visit Fatehpur Sikri (Heritage Town) and / or Mathura.(Birthplace of Lord Krishna and renowned for its Lord Krishna Temple).

Detailed Sightseeing

Agra :

  • Jama Masjid Agra - Jama Masjid in Agra is opposite the Agra fort, is one of the larger mosques in India and a most visited monument after Taj Mahal and Agra Fort.

  • Taj Mahal - The Taj Mahal is often the reason to visit India. Its a monument built by Shahjehan in memory of his wife Mumtaz Mahal and became symbol of love world over. Taj Mahal today is a major attraction and one of the original seven wonders of the world.

  • Mehtab Bagh - Mehtab Bagh overlooks The Taj Mahal from otherside of the river and offers excellent views. The Mehtab Bagh garden was the last of eleven Mughal-built gardens along the Yamuna opposite the Taj and the Agra Fort

  • Sikandara Agra - The Tomb of Akbar the Great is an important Mughal architectural masterpiece, built 1605-1613, set on 119 acres of garden in Sikandra, a suburb of Agra.

  • Fatehpur Sikri - Built during the 16th century, the Fatehpur Sikri is one of the best preserved collection of Mughal architecture in India. Fatehpur Sikri often referred to as the lost city and has a number of monuments to visit.

New Delhi :

  • India Gate - India Gate is a stone arch that was built as a memorial to the Indian soldiers killed in the World War I. An eternal flame burns beneath the India Gate. This landmark has thousands of names engraved on it, it bears the names of over 90,000 soldiers.

  • Jama Masjid Delhi - Jama Masjid of Delhi commissioned by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in mid 17th century, is the largest and best-known mosque in India.

  • Red Fort (Lal Quila) - The Red Fort or Lal Qila was started in 1638 by Shah Jahan and completed in 1648. The Red Fort was the seat of Mughal power from 1639 to 1857.The red sandstone walls of the fort vary from 18m to 33m and the fort covers over 2 kilometers. This is UNESCO World heritage site

  • National Zoological Park - Established in 1959, the zoo provides a natural habitat to more than 2,000 animals and birds species. The abundant wildlife is representative of all the continents such as Africa, America, Australia and Asia. Some of the animals found at the National Zoological Park include chimpanzee, hippopotamus, spider monkey, zebras, macaque, hyenas, Fallow deer, Peafowl, and jaguar. The underground Reptile Complex houses a variety of snakes such as King Cobra and Pythons

  • Raj Ghat - Rajghat is home to memorials of several Indian past leaders such as Mahatma Gandhi, Jawaharlal Nehru etc. It is popular for dignitories to arrive here to pay homage to past leaders of India. Its also become a well visited tourist site.

  • Rashtrapati Bhavan and Parliament house - Rashtrapati Bhavan (or Presidential House) is the official home of the President of India. It was built during the British Raj and was home of British Governor General of India till 1950 when President of India took it over. The Rashtrapati Bhavan is a large and vast mansion with four floors and has 340 rooms. Due to security reasons, one can only look at it from outside and take a few pictures. Parliament house is visited alongwith Rashtrapati Bhavan. Parliament house is an impressive structure that can only be looked from outside much like Rashtrapati Bhavan.

  • Humayuns Tomb - Humayuns Tomb is a lofty mausoleum set in a square garden. The tomb was constructed with white marble and red sandstone, and was designed as a prototype of the Taj Mahal in Agra. It is an excellent example of Mughal architecture. The tomb was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1993. Humayuns Tomb is one of the most visited monuments and has kind of become must visit. Isa Khans Tomb is a popular monument that is also visited alongwith.

  • Dilli Haat - A market where artisans from all over India have set up shop. Its an excellent one point stop for souvenirs and some genuine handicrafts.

  • National Railway Museum - Collection of over 100 real size exhibits of Indian Railways. Static and working models, signaling equipments, antique furnitures, historical photographs and related literature etc. are displayed in the museum.

  • Bahai Temple - Lotus Temple - The Bahai House of Worship in Delhi also popularly known as the Lotus Temple due to its flowerlike shape. It's spread over a large area with gardens around it and is a major tourist draw.

  • Qutab Minar - The Qutub Minar is a UNESCO world heritage site and was completed in the 13th C. The Qutub Minar rises over 230 feet in the air, has five stories and is covered with intricate carvings. The carvings feature the history of Qutub and inscriptions from the Koran. The Complex is also home to Imam Tamims Tomb and Alai Minar. There is a large garden around it as well for tourists to spend some time to marvel at the monument.

  • Sulabh International Museum of Toilets - A Museum by Sulabh, pioneer in Sanitation and Public toilets in India. It features toilet collecton from 2500 BC to modern times. There are hundreds of them on display and can be an interesting visit.

Destination Overview

New Delhi - Delhi is the capital city of India and a major International arrival point and a major tourist destination. Red Fort, Qutab Minar, Lotus Temple, Jama Masjid, India Gate, Birla Temple, Mughal Gardens, Lodi Gardens, Rail Museum, Doll Museum, Zoological Park etc remain major tourist attractions of Delhi.

Agra - Agra is home to Taj Mahal, a mughal era monument that is considered one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Agra forms a part of the Golden Triangle circuit Delhi-Jaipur-Agra which is the most visited tourist circuit in India.

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  • New Delhi to Agra -210 kms (4 hrs)
  • Agra to New Delhi -210 kms (4 hrs)

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  • New Delhi to Agra -210 kms (4 hrs)
  • Agra to New Delhi -210 kms (4 hrs)

Expert Speak

Experiential travellers may opt for a heritage walk on Day 2 in Old Delhi instead of just a visit. Guests with interest in Street food may opt for an evening street food walk in Old Delhi around Chandni Chowk area. For guests departing early from Delhi, a day visit to Agra is also possible.

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