Duration : Same Day Tour
Destination : Agra
Agra Local Craft and Food Tour Agra is mainly known for its rich history and monuments like Taj Mahal and Agra Fort. However, this city has many more attractions that one must explore during his visit. Agra is one of the largest manufacturers of handicrafts, leather and marble items. Also, this city is globally known for delicious sweets and street food.
Same Day Luxury Tours offers you an opportunity to explore the unexplored attractions of Agra, along with providing you an exciting Train Journey. In the train you will see people from different cultures travelling harmoniously. During our craft tour you'll be having an opportunity to have a cup of tea and interaction with artisans whose forefathers were involved in construction and decoration of the Taj Mahal. And during our Food and Walk Tour, you'll be introduced to the famous street food of Agra and of course you can taste them, in a safe mode. Besides that, you can also watch shoe making process and why Agra has its name in the industry of Footwear. Jardoji (Jar = Gold, doji = hand) is another ancient time craft, which is still alive and practiced in Agra.
05:00 AM – Pickup in Delhi: Our driver shall reach you at your hotel or IGI Airport to pick you up in a luxury car. He will then transfer you to New Delhi Railway Station to board the train to Agra. We will make all your arrangements for train boarding and our driver will help you in boarding the train. The train departs at 06:00 AM and breakfast will be served in the train.
08:50 AM – Agra: The train arrives at Agra Cantt. Railway Station at 08:50 AM. Our driver at Agra Cantt. Railway Station will receive you and we shall head towards our first destination, The Taj Mahal.
09:30 AM – Taj Mahal: Just like any other tourist, our first destination in Agra will be none other than the Seventh Wonder of the World, the marvelous Taj Mahal. A proud monument built by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan for his beloved wife Mumtaj Mahal. The Taj Mahal is no less than a poetry and a Symbol of Love.
Made of white marble, Taj Mahal stands proud on the right bank of River Yamuna. It took 20000 people and approx. 1000 elephants to complete it in 22 years. The supreme architecture and the marble inlay work on its walls make this monument superior to others. The pure love and sorrow forced the Great Poet Rabindranath Tagore to quote – "The Taj Mahal rises above the bank of the river like a solitary tear suspended on the cheek of time." Such is the beauty of this monument that makes it a must visit for every human being.
12:00 Noon – Marble Inlay Factory (KarKhaana):
The marble inlay factory of Agra is the largest of its kind in India where thousands of people work sophisticatedly on raw marble stones to convert them into beautiful sculptures, and do inlay work on marble sculptures like statues, animal figures, replicas of the Taj etc. You may also buy a good and genuine collection of marble items at very reasonable price. At the Marble Inlay Factory, you may also watch the inlay work being done very closely, and can talk to the workers who have been doing this work since many generations.
01:30 PM – Food Tour:
We shall head towards the Sadar Bazaar to taste delicious food items, sweets and fast food of Agra. Here you may satisfy your taste buds by trying mouth-watering Samosa, Chilla, Pani Puri, Meethi Paapri and other sweets. At this time, don't forget to taste and buy Agra ka Petha, a traditional sweet.
03:00 PM – Hand-knotted Carpet Making Factory: Carpets these days are usually made with the help of advanced machines in other countries. But in Agra carpets are handmade and hand knotted. The colors are obtained from vegetables and fruit dyes therefore these Agra carpets are not harmful for the skin. They use silk and wool from Kashmir, also in recent days we are getting marino wool from New Zealand. You will see people working hard to create beautiful carpets with their hands. It's a great experience watching weavers working step-by-step in knotting the carpets. If your luggage allows, you may also purchase high-quality hand-knotted carpets at very reasonable price.
04:00 PM – Embroidery School:
The art of fine embroidery was introduced in India by Mughals. Embroidery School is a place where you can learn the beautiful art of embroidery. Here you can find hundreds of people practicing embroidery on clothes under the guidance of experts. You may also attend a session and may try your hands in learning embroidery from experts. The school also has a good collection of embroidered clothes for display.
05:00 PM – Departure: Our driver shall transfer you to the Railway Station and will help you to board your train for Delhi. Board into the train and enjoy a soothing journey. Train leaves at 5:50 PM and dinner will be served in the train.
Upon reaching Delhi, our driver shall pick you up at the Railway Station and will transfer you to your hotel or airport. The Agra Local Craft and Food Tour ends here. Same Day Luxury Tours wishes you the best for your future journey.
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