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Early morning tonga Ride to visit Taj Mahal by Sunrise.

Taj Mahal (Close on Friday) stands serene and awesome, on a raised marble platform, by the banks of the Yamuna, testifying to the timelessness of art and love. Its pure white marble shimmers silver in the soft moonlight, exudes a shell - pink glow at dawn, and at the close of the day, takes on the tawny, fiery hue of the majesticsun.Shahjahan built the monument in memory of his beloved wife, Mumtaz Mahal, the 'lady of the Taj'. It has been called the most extravagant monument ever built for the sake of love. The construction of the Taj commenced in 1631, and was completed in 1653. Workers were gathered from all over the country and from Central Asia, and about 20,000 people were recruited to translate this wild dream into a reality.

After visit back to Hotel. After Breakfast visit Agra Fort & Itmad-Ul-Daulah.

Among the other monuments that Agra takes pride in is the Agra Fort, built by three of the greatest Mughal emperors. The construction of this massive structure began in 1565, under Akbar, and continued till the time of his grandson, Shahjahan. Armed with massive double walls, punctuated by four gateways, the fort houses palaces, courts, mosques, baths, gardens and gracious pavilions within its premises. Among the fascinating structures that are to be found within the fort is the red sandstone Jehangiri Mahal built by Akbar for his Hindu queen, Jodhabai, was one of the earliest constructions illustrating the fort's change from a military structure to a palace.

Pm Mughal trail Heritage Walk start from Jama Masjid and only from here you can mingle in the crowds & begin the experience of downtown Agra. While walk you will visit the Silber Lingam of Mankameshwar Mahadev Temple and proceeding to narrow lanes selling artides used for adornmentof images of Gods and Goddesses. The walk enters into the famous Khoya Gali of Chitti Khana. The walk proceeds into the Namak Ki Mandi where artisans beat Gold and Silver for medicinal use in Ayurveda and finally tour ends at 16th Century stone paved street of Kinari Bazaar.

Overnight at Hotel.

Day 6

Khajuraho

After breakfast transfer to railway station to connect train to Jhansi. Upon arrival meeting at the railway station and continue drive to Khajuraho. Upon arrival check-in into hotel.

KHAJURAHO: - once the capital of a powerful dynasty of Hindu kings called the chandelles (959 A.D.) it is today famous for its magnificent temples, considered to be among the most vibrantly original words of Hindu architecture and Sculpture. Visit the western and eastern Group of temples. The temples built by the Chandela dynasty are undeniably the main sightseeing attractions. The temples are split into three groups: the western group, the eastern group and the southern group. Of these, the western group is perhaps the most notable.

The fascinating temples of Khajuraho, were built between 950 and 1050 A.D. is India's unique gift of love to the world. Khajuraho is situated in the state of Madhya Pradesh. Khajuraho derives its name from the Khajur tree (the date palm tree) which can be found in abundance in the area. The divine sculptures in these temples are a tribute to Life itself, embodying everything that is sublime and spontaneous about it. The murals depict the life and times of the Chandelas, and celebrate the erotic state of being. They not only testify to the mastery of the craftsman, but also to the extraordinary breadth of vision of the Chandela Rajputs under whose reign, these temples were constructed.

Pm visit Western Group of temples. Later attend sound & light show. Overnight at the hotel.