Agra Delight - Vision Impaired - 2 nights

Agra

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  • This leisurely trip has been especially curated for Vision Impaired travellers. It will will include the services of a specially trained driver and guides who will be able to bring alive all monuments and attractions to enhance the experiences. In addition to important monuments, we have included places that could delight an explorer's soul for the sounds, smells and tastes.
starting from
337 * per person
  • Overview
  • Itinerary
  • Accommodation
  • Inclusions
  • Dates & Price
  • Before you Go
  • Important Info

What’s Included?

  • Accommodation as per hotels mentioned in the itinerary.
  • All transfers by air-conditioned vehicle as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • All excursions and sightseeing tours by air-conditioned vehicle as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Services of an English speaking local guide as mentioned in the itinerary.
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Itinerary in Brief

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  • Day 1 Depart Agra - Delhi

  • Day 2 Agra

  • Day 3 Depart Agra- Delhi

Itinerary

  • Day 1
    Depart Agra - Delhi
    • An Enable Travel representative will receive you from a designated destination with a placard bearing your name. The representative will guide you to the awaiting vehicle, facilitating your smooth transfer to the hotel and assist with check-in.

      A smooth check-in would also involve one of the staff members familiarising you with the layout of the room and the amenities within the hotel premises.

    • Enjoy a visit to Itmad-ud-Daulah's Tomb.

      The charisma of times of yore greets you right at the outskirts of the city, as you visit the magnificent Itmad-ud-Daulah's Tomb, popularly known as the 'Baby Taj'. Filled with gardens, mini structures and heritage monuments, this elegant tomb built by Empress Noor Jahan for her father is the first structure of its kind to be constructed of pure marble in Mughal India - said to be a perfect draft of the iconic Taj Mahal.

    • Meals included: None (meals on your own)
    • Taj Vilas
  • Day 2
    Agra
    • Visit Taj Mahal and Agra Fort.

      Your day begins a visit to the Taj - the epitome of marvellous Mughal architecture. Partake in the poetry of the beautiful Taj and the lost love stories that surround the mausoleum, as it sits reminiscing by the gurgling Yamuna.

      In order to protect the Taj Mahal from vehicular pollution, tourist vehicles are allowed only up to the designated parking zone which is a short distance away from the Taj Mahal entrance. Here onwards, we are expected to board battery operated vehicles (golf cart / bus) to reach the main entrance of the Taj and back

      Celebrated for its structural magnificence and aesthetic beauty, symbolically, the Taj Mahal complex was conceived as a replica on earth of the house of Mumtaz in paradise. Additionally, sound was also used to express ideas of paradise. The interior of the mausoleum has a reverberation time of 28 seconds, providing an atmosphere where the words of the Hafiz, as they prayed for the soul of Mumtaz, would linger in the air. Truly a symphony in white marble, its magical serenity almost merges with the calmness of the River Yamuna. Words fail us as we describe the exterior decorations of the Taj Mahal as among the finest in Mughal architecture.

      Worth caressing are its calligraphic panels, its abstract forms, its recessed arches, its lattice screens, vegetative motifs and passages from the Quran that comprise some of the decorative elements.

      We will head off to Agra Fort, an outstanding example of Mughal art and architecture. An impregnable military structure built by Akbar, the Agra Fort luxuriated with the elegance, lavishness and majesty of an imperial palace - a perfect synthesis of civic and military architecture. Relive the era as you step into the seat of power and the stronghold of the Mughal Empire. Absorb the glory of this imposing, red sandstone structure and visualise the fabled peacock throne, which incorporated virtually all the important gems of the imperial treasury here, as well as the beautiful Deewan-e-Khas, or Private Audience Hall within the fort.

      As you move towards the fort entrance, be ready to hear the excited and forceful vendors hawking away cheap souvenirs.

      Go back in time as you walk up the ridged ramp which was once used by royalty to enter or exit the fort on horsebacks. Put your ear to the hollow walls in the summer palace and hear voices reverberating in the room.

      Experience the masterpiece of acoustics in the hall of public audience which meant the emperor was loud and clear enough for all those present there. If you are lucky, with not many people around, you could easily hear the finest of the sounds from a distance.

    • Meals included: Breakfast
    • Taj Vilas
  • Day 3
    Depart Agra- Delhi
    • Departure transfer from hotel in Agra to airport in Delhi, en route visit the Fatehpur Sikri.

      Following breakfast, enjoy the scenic road from the capital of the Mughals to Fatehpur Sikri, a brilliant fusion of Hindu and Mughal architecture.

      As you leave Agra and embark on a fascinating day of travel, the rural landscape unfolds the soul of India hidden in its villages. The contrast is indeed breathtaking dotted with thatched roofs and cow dung cakes. Yes, India still lives in its villages!

      Located just 40 km from Agra, it is an enchanting folly that changed the landscape of the region, a mesmerising capital city built by Akbar in honour of Sufi saint Sheikh Salim Chisti only to be deserted within 14 years to fall to slow, poetic ruin.

      Embrace and feel the delicately carved pillar at the hall of private audience - a beautiful manifestation of Akbar's secular attempt towards unification of all the religions. Visiting the Turkish queen's palace is an experience that will leave you spellbound. Standing close to the wall facing it, stretching out both your hands, feel the exquisite craftsmanship - every inch of the palace is profusely carved. Each of its stone slab has a different design such as arabesque designs on the pillars of verandah and bell-shaped, floral and herring-bone carvings on the brackets supporting the roof. The dado panels depict scenes of forests and gardens. There are animal motifs and swastika patterns too.

      Later, proceed to the airport in Delhi for your onward journey.

    • Meals included: Breakfast
About
  • New Delhi
  • Agra

Magnificent, mystic and magnetic, Delhi is a bustling backstreet of mausoleums and vibrant bazaars. Explore the chaotic bylanes of Old Delhi, tussle in the gleaming gardens at dusk and gorge on the most delicious roadside chaat. The city of Djinns is overwhelmingly fascinating to all!

The mystical appeal of one of the seven wonders of the world, the Taj Mahal draws tourists from all over the world. But the Taj isn't the only attraction here. The magnificent legacy of the Mughal empire includes a grand list of tombs and mausoleums that are all worth a visit. Also, don't miss out on the bustling bazaars and splurge a bit on luxurious carpets and leather goods!

Accommodation

  • Agra
    2 nights

    Taj Vilas

    Economy Room
    • Air Conditioner
    • Restaurant
    • Room service
    • Business Center
    • Internet

Inclusions

  • Accommodation as per hotels mentioned in the itinerary.
  • All transfers by air-conditioned vehicle as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • All excursions and sightseeing tours by air-conditioned vehicle as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Services of an English speaking local guide as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Assistance of an Enable Travel representative at airports.
  • All currently applicable taxes, i.e. Hotel tax & Transportation tax.
  • Porterage at all airports - 2 pieces of baggage per person.

Exclusions

  • Cost of international / domestic airfares.
  • Airport taxes.
  • Air, train or bus fare from / to your originating city of stay, unless specified.
  • Visa charges.
  • Travel insurance.
  • Any meals / en route meals unless specified.
  • Any additional sightseeing tours other than the mentioned in inclusions.
  • Items of personal nature, viz, tips, porterage, room service, laundry, mineral water, alcoholic or non-alcoholic beverages, phone calls, additional sightseeing tours and excursions not included in the itinerary, still or video camera fees, etc.
  • Any increase in fuel cost, government taxes, entrance fees, intra and interstate taxes, etc. The tour price will be amended in accordance.
  • Entrance fees @ INR 3685 per person, payable extra over and above the tour cost.
  • Any items / services not specifically mentioned in the 'Tour Price Includes' column.
  • Supplement charges applicable for long weekends and festivals.
  • Any rides, safaris, boating charges, additional sightseeing tours other than the mentioned in inclusions.
  • Goods and Services Tax of 5%.

Dates & Price

Price Validity Category Twin / Double Single
1st Apr 2019 - 30th Sep 2019 ECONOMY 337 390
1st Apr 2019 - 30th Sep 2019 HERITAGE 341 398
1st Apr 2019 - 30th Sep 2019 SUPERIOR 352 420
1st Apr 2019 - 30th Sep 2019 DELUXE 369 454
1st Apr 2019 - 30th Sep 2019 LUXURY 1,496 2,615
1st Oct 2019 - 31st Mar 2020 HERITAGE 364 420
1st Oct 2019 - 31st Mar 2020 ECONOMY 393 464
1st Oct 2019 - 31st Mar 2020 SUPERIOR 453 576
1st Oct 2019 - 31st Mar 2020 DELUXE 460 612
1st Oct 2019 - 31st Mar 2020 LUXURY 1,847 3,288

Before you Go

  • The Taj Mahal remains closed for visitors on Fridays.
  • We request all our guests to let us know of all their special requirements, i.e. dietary, mobility, accessibility, vision, speech or hearing, at the time of booking, enabling us to plan the trip accordingly.
  • Please be informed that guide dogs or any other pets are not allowed in aircraft and many other places in India.
  • Voltage available in India is 220-240 V. International adapters are available at most hotels.

Important Info

  • The following monuments/sites are closed to visitors on:

    Taj Mahal, Agra: Friday

  • Check in time will be 1400 hours and check out time will be 1200 hours.
  • Visas for India should be obtained by all passengers well before their departure for India.
  • Prices are subject to change without any prior notice.
  • Rates include only those items specified in your itinerary.
  • During the visit to the Taj Mahal, tourists are required to travel from the parking lot to the main gate (and back) on foot or by battery operated non air-conditioned vans. These vans cannot be pre-booked and guests will have to wait in queue for their turn. No wearing footwear and no carrying plastic or leather articles while entering any temple.
  • The rates mentioned above are confidential and should not be shared with a third party without written consent of Enable Travel. All arrangements made by Enable Travel are in the capacity of an agent only. Enable Travel will not be liable for claims or expenses arising from circumstances beyond our control such as accidents, injuries, delayed or cancelled flights and acts / forces of nature.
  • In case, at the time of booking, accommodation is not available in the hotels mentioned above, we will book an alternate hotel / category of room for which the supplement / reduction will be advised accordingly.
  • A refund / discount would not be applicable if breakfast or any meals included in the package are not utilised.
  • Enable Travel's costs are based on contracted rates for leisure business. No conference / business / corporate activity has been envisaged in the tour cost. Including any such activity may result in the above being treated as a Business Delegation and the hotels are likely to charge a separate contracted rate for the same.

  • In case of any additional expense incurred due to a change in Government of India and Reserve Bank of India regulations pertaining to taxes, fuel hikes, entrances to monuments, transport, fluctuation in the rate of exchange and any force majeure situation due to natural / political conditions, Enable Travel reserves the right to adjust the tour price accordingly.
  • Smoking in public places has been prohibited in India. Public places include open spaces, restaurants, hotels, pubs, discotheques, banquet halls, etc. No services would be permitted / provided in separate smoking enclosures / areas, if available, with the exception of rooms designated as 'smoking rooms' in hotels.
  • Force Majeure Situations: Enable Travel and its associates shall not be liable to pay any compensation where the performance / prompt performance of our contractual obligations is prevented / affected or any damage or loss is suffered as a result of a 'force majeure' situation. In these Booking Conditions, 'force majeure' would stand for any event which Enable Travel or the supplier of the service(s) in question could not, even with all due care, foresee or avoid. Such events may include war or threat of war, riot, civil strife, actual or threatened terrorist activity, industrial dispute, natural or nuclear disaster, adverse weather conditions, fire and all similar events outside of our control. Enable Travel and its associates are not liable for any compensation for damage caused by a force majeure or other unforeseen events. Enable Travel would notify our clients / agents timely of such force majeure events as and when feasible and will aim to limit the damage and supplement cost befalling the clients / agents for alternate arrangements deviating from the planned programme.