The museum is housed in the Hindola gate by the Gujari Palace (c. 1500) and has a good collection of Gupta paintings and sculptures. In town is the tomb of the great musician, Tansen (b.1506). Tuesday September 18 At 6.50pm the Shatabadi Express will depart for Agra arriving at about 8pm.
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You will stay at the Taj View Hotel. Wednesday September 19 There will be a full day tour of Agra beginning with a visit to the tomb of the Emperor Akbar at Sikandra. The tomb is set in large symmetrical gardens and comprises a strong, sandstone base topped with layers of white marble pavilions.
On your return to Agra you will visit the Tomb of Itmid Aud Daulah – known as the Baby Taj – and which is profusely decorated with non-precious inlay. There will then be a pause for lunch and a rest from sightseeing. Later in the afternoon there will be a visit to the impressive Agra fort, where you will see the white apartments of the Emperor Shah Jahan and glimpse the Taj Mahal in the distance.
The days tour will end with a visit to this incomparable delight at sunset. Thursday September 20 The journey 235 kms south-west to Jaipur commences after breakfast. There will be a stop en route at the deserted Mogul city of Fatephur Sikri.
The city was built in the late sixteenth century but was abandoned after fifteen years. Today it stands in near perfect condition, allowing the visitor an interesting glimpse into everyday life at the Mogul court. Resuming the journey to Jaipur, we will stop en route for lunch and arrive at the Mandawa House hotel in the early evening.