Since this is a personalised trip, you can alter the schedule to suit your preferences. The Taj Mahal or the Elephants or Bears Rescue Centre (SOS) are two further options.
A non-profit organization named The Elephants or Bears Rescue Centre (SOS) rescues and cares for elephants and bears that have been injured or mistreated. The center, which has approximately 200 elephants and bears as inhabitants, is situated in Agra, India.
The Taj Mahal is a masterpiece in Agra, India, and the perfect moment to view it is prior to sunrise. The Taj Mahal provides an absolutely stunning picture to behold when the sun rises over it.
|DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION||Delhi, India|
|DESTINATIONS COVERED||Elephants or Bears Rescue Center (SOS) & Agra|
|WEAR||Comfortable clothing, Comfortable Shoes, hat, Sunglass and sunscreen.|
02:00 AM : Departure from Delhi
05:30 AM Arrive at Agra
Arrive in Agra and be greeted by our knowledgeable guide, who will accompany you throughout the day, offering fascinating insights into the historical significance of the Taj Mahal.
05:45 AM Taj Mahal
Visiting the Taj Mahal is a mesmerizing experience that immerses you in the rich history, architectural grandeur, and timeless beauty of India. As one of the New Seven Wonders of the World, the Taj Mahal stands as an exquisite symbol of love and devotion.
Stepping through its grand entrance gate, you are greeted by the sight of the majestic white marble mausoleum, surrounded by perfectly manicured gardens. The intricate carvings, delicate marble inlays, and symmetrical design leave visitors in awe of the craftsmanship and attention to detail.
As you explore the Taj Mahal, knowledgeable guides share captivating stories and historical insights, unravelling the love story behind its creation. You learn about Emperor Shah Jahan’s eternal love for his wife Mumtaz Mahal, whose memory he immortalized through this architectural masterpiece.
08:00 AM Breakfast
As the sun rises over the Taj Mahal, savor a delightful fusion of traditional Indian or English breakfast (you can choose). Spice-infused parathas meet crispy toast, creating a morning symphony of flavors.
09:00 AM Agra Fort
Step into a world of regal splendor as you visit the majestic Agra Fort. Immerse yourself in the rich history and architectural grandeur of this UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Agra Fort was built by Mughal emperor Akbar in the 16th century, and it served as the capital of the Mughal Empire for over 200 years. The fort is a complex of over 100 buildings, including palaces, mosques, and gardens. It is a masterpiece of Mughal architecture, and it is one of the most popular tourist destinations in India. Marvel at its imposing red sandstone walls, exquisite palaces, and intricate carvings that stand as a testament to the grandeur of the Mughal era. You will also see the Diwan-i-Am, the Hall of Public Audience, where Akbar would meet with his subjects. The Diwan-i-Am is a vast hall with a marble floor and a gold-plated ceiling. Let the stories of emperors and empresses come to life as you explore the sprawling courtyards and stroll through the opulent halls.
Another highlight of the Agra Fort is the Jahangir Mahal, the palace of Mughal emperor Jahangir. The Jahangir Mahal is a beautiful palace with a lush garden and a marble pavilion. You will also see the Khas Mahal, the private apartments of Shah Jahan, the builder of the Taj Mahal. The Khas Mahal is a luxurious palace with a marble hammam and a private zenana, or women’s quarters. Agra Fort is a truly magical place, and it is a must-visit for any visitor to India. It is a journey back in time, a captivating experience that will leave you in awe of its sheer magnificence.
11:00 AM SOS Elephant or Bear Rescue Center
Located in a serene and lush environment, the Elephants or Bears Rescue Center (SOS) stands as a symbol of hope and compassion for these magnificent creatures. This sanctuary is dedicated to providing a safe haven for elephants and bears that have been rescued from various forms of exploitation, such as circuses, logging industries, and street performances. With a strong emphasis on rehabilitation and preservation, the center strives to create a nurturing environment where these animals can thrive and live out their days in peace.
Upon entering the center, visitors are greeted with a warm welcome and introduced to the incredible work being done to protect and care for elephants and bears. Knowledgeable guides provide educational tours, sharing stories about the rescued animals and their journeys to recovery. Visitors have the opportunity to observe the elephants and bears from a safe distance, allowing them to witness the natural behaviors and interactions of these remarkable creatures.
The center not only focuses on rescue and rehabilitation but also on raising awareness about the importance of wildlife conservation and responsible tourism. Through interactive programs and workshops, visitors are educated about the challenges faced by elephants and bears in captivity and the efforts being made to protect them in the wild.
By visiting the Elephants or Bears Rescue Center (SOS), individuals contribute to the ongoing efforts to provide a better life for these incredible animals. It serves as a reminder that by working together, we can make a difference in the lives of those who cannot speak for themselves.
01:00 PM Back to Delhi
As the day comes to a close, bid adieu to Agra, taking with you unforgettable memories of the Taj Mahal and the heartwarming encounters at the SOS Elephant or Bear Rescue Center. Relax in the comfort of your private car as our driver takes you back to Delhi, concluding this enriching journey.
I hope you enjoy your trip!