Breakfast in the hotel. Moving to Agra. Today the first stop awaits you at the Galtagi temple complex. This is a place of pilgrimage not far from Jaipur, surrounded by the Aravalli hills. In addition to the central temple structure, dedicated to the sage Galva, on the territory of the complex there are temples of Sita, Hanuman and Krishna. The second name of Galtagi is the “Monkey Palace”, since monkeys feel here freely, because they are patronized by the temple of Hanuman. The next stop is Abaneri, where you will get acquainted with the stepped well of Chand Baori, built in the 7th century. The sight of the well Chand Baori surprises: it is a structure consisting of thousands of steps running down to the water, and it is very difficult to believe that all this huge and ingenious structure is just a well designed to fulfill one single goal, to give people water. You will see the Temple of Harshita Mata (Goddess of Happiness) with stunning medieval architecture and follow the “dead city” of Fatehpur Sikri. Fatehpur-Sikri is a city built in a deserted place of red sandstone by Emperor Akbar, just a reflection of the majestic past. Very briefly it was the capital of the Great Moguls, after which the inhabitants left it because of a shortage of water. Perhaps, thanks to this circumstance, we can see it today in its pristine beauty. Arrival in Agra and accommodation at the hotel.
Day 5: Wednesday. Agra
After breakfast, a tour of Agra, a majestic city, once the capital of the empire of the Great Moguls. Agra still attracts beauty seekers from all over the world to enjoy an unforgettable Taj Mahal. Early in the morning, you can admire the views of the Taj Mahal at sunrise, and then visit this famous mausoleum, which is called one of the wonders of the world. The Taj Mahal was built by the great emperor of the Mughals, Shah Jahan, in memory of his beloved wife Mumtaz. The palace was built by 20,000 artisans for 18 years. A thousand elephants carried white marble for construction. Merchants from Tibet, Persia and Russia sent gems for its decoration. The floral ornament of jasper, agate and malachite, opal and obsidian and mother-of-pearl, skillfully inscribed in the perfect symmetry of the snow-white palace, leaves a feeling of lightness and weightlessness. Further trip to Agra Fort, built as an army fortress in 1565. Emperor Akbar. Here Shah Jahan spent his last years in prison, treacherously devoted to his son, admiring from the window of his room at the snow-white Taj Mahal. The huge walls of Fort hide magnificent architectural structures – masterpieces of Indian and Muslim masters. In the afternoon, a visit to the workshop of carvers on marble is a unique opportunity to observe the work of masters whose skills have been handed down from generation to generation for centuries; Here you can also buy wonderful souvenirs made of marble and sandalwood. Visit one more grandiose monument of Mughal architecture of the tomb of Emperor Akbar in Sikandra. This landmark is also known for a huge accumulation of tame monkeys. Return to the hotel.
OPTION “Mohabbat the Taj” – one of the most popular productions, a beautiful saga of love. It tells about the legendary love of the royal couple Shah Jahan and Mumtaz Mahal and the history of the creation of the Taj Mahal. Bright costumes, songs and dances fascinate, and on the stage appears the world’s largest copy of the Taj Mahal (cost: 45 US dollars per person).
OPTION Dinner with an Indian family. Evening dinner, where the Indian family will cook in front of you, explaining various aspects of traditional Indian cuisine. Here you will get a rare opportunity to learn the different stages of cooking Indian food and, of course, try it (cost: 35 US dollars per person).
Day 6: Thursday. Agra – Vrindavan – Delhi (220 km – 5 hours)
After breakfast, transfer to Delhi, on the way to Vrindavan (the Temple of Iskona), connected with the birth and childhood of Lord Krishna (the Churches are closed between 12:00 and 16:00), as well as a visit to the spiritual complex of Prem Mandir. Vrndavana is the holy place of pilgrimage for the followers of Vaisnavism. In Delhi you can see the Temple of Akshardam. Temple Akshardam – recently opened the temple, entered the Guinness Book of Records as the most grandiose Hindu temple in the world. The height of the palace is 42 m, width and length 94 and 106 m. It is decorated with 234 columns, 9 majestic domes, 20 tetrahedral towers and more than 20 thousand statues. On the perimeter of the building are figures of 148 elephants. This is a genuine man-made masterpiece of stone carvings. Amaze openwork carved vaults, reminiscent of the carvings in the thousand-year Jain temples, sculptures of the gods, graceful bas-reliefs, in which the minute details are worked out. Visiting this place will not leave you indifferent. Hotel accommodation.
Day 7: Friday. Delhi – Tashkent
Transfer to the airport for a flight to Tashkent.
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