Heritage Walk Kachhpura

  • Walk Covered : Gyarah Sidi – Humayu Mosque – Mehtab Bagh – Kachhpura
  • Meeting point : Fatehabad Road, Agra / Hotel
  • Duration : 6 hrs.
PRICE : 
  • Single Person – USD 90 per person
  • 02to 03 Pax    – USD 75 per person
  • 04 to 10 Pax   – USD 60 per person
* Inclusive of Lunch, Cab & Guide  ** Minimum 2 persons

Included Features :-

  • All transfers & sightseeing’s by exclusive air conditioned private Toyota car.
  • Professional English Speaking Tour Guide in Agra for sightseeing.
  • Lunch at 5 Star Hotel ( ITC Mughal Hotel in Agra )
  • Entrances fees of all monuments mentioned in above program.
  • All Taxes & Parking’s.
  • Unlimited mineral water
  • Our personal care & attention.
Excluded Features :-
    • Any Alcohol, Wine, Beer with Lunch.
    • Camera fees at monuments.
    • Tipping for guide & driver.
    • Anything not mention in included features list.
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ITINERARY

Pick up from Hotel / Fatehabad Road take you by AC Cab  to Kachhpura

Gyarah Sidi : (Eleven Steps) is a lesser known monument at the starting of the tourist village walk. After Babar, his eldest son Humayun ascended the Mughal throne. Humayun had keen interest in astrology. He built Jantar-Mantar, a set of monuments that enabled Humayun to study the star constellations. Today, only small parts of Jantar-Mantar remain and are known as the Gyarah Sidi or eleven steps. The Gyarah Sidi is carved out of a single block of stone. It sits at the edge of River Yamuna providing a view of the Taj Mahal and Agra Fort.

Humayun Mosque : This mosque is located on the left bank of the River Jumna, where the Taj Mahal was later built. The mosque follows the lines of a traditional courtyard mosque, a contrast to Humayun's clearly more innovative taste. Appearing in very few texts, this is the only structure that clearly ascribes itself to Humayun's reign. There are two informative inscriptions. One dates the mosque to 1530, the year Humayun acceded to the throne. And the other names the client who commissioned the construction, Shaikh Zain of Khaf, a scholar, prominent noble and a friend of Babur.

Today, the mosque is in ruins, with only the main prayer hall intact. The southern wing has collapsed entirely making it difficult to determine how many bays originally composed the double-aisled north and south wings. It is thought that the side wings were once covered with eight cupolas. Influenced by Timurid architecture, the arch of the central bay takes the form of an iwan and is twice the width of the two arches flanking it. The central bay is capped by a dome that is supported on the interior by kite-shaped pendentives and net squinches. The smaller domes of the side wings had similar supports. This brick and limestone mosque displays eight-pointed stars and lozenge patterns in plaster on the façade. These patterns were painted, possibly to evoke the brilliant colors of Samarqand. Traces of decorative glazed tile are also found.

Mehtab Bagh : The Moonlight Garden was an extension of the Taj Mahal garden – on the other side of the river. In 1652 Aurangzeb wrote to his father telling of a visit to ‘the blessed tomb' and commenting that ‘the Mahtab Garden was completely inundated and has lost its charm, but soon it will regain its verdancy. The octagonal pool and the pavilion around it are in splendid condition.' The Mahtab Bagh was lost under the mud but re-excavated in the 1990s. Originally, the garden was planted with fragrant flowers and used in the cool of the night as a place from which to view the Taj Mahal reflected in the octagonal pool and in the rive.

Kachhpura village : was originally the property of the Hindu King of Kachh, Raja Maan Singh; who also owned the lands on which Taj Mahal stands. According to the Shahjahan-Nama, Emperor Shahjahan compensated Raja Maan Singh with four huge palaces to acquire the site for building the Taj Mahal as a memorial to his beloved wife, Mumtaz Mahal.

Come Back to City to have Luanch

Walk Essentials

  • The walks in Agra are partly on foot, on Car / Auto / Riksha
  • Be prepared to walk with good walking shoes that can be taken off and carried at religious sites.
  • Head cover to avoid the sun and also necessary at sites of worship. Mouth cover for the spice market
  • Carry enough drinking water.
  • Dress unobtrusively. No shorts/ half pants will be permitted in religious sites. No leather items are allowed in the Jain temples.
  • Average time per walk is usually around 4-5 hours
  • Please note some walks may be scheduled in the early mornings or evenings to suit the climate and place.
  • Carry small change.
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