We will pick you up around 5 am in the morning at your hotel or accommodation or at the airport in New Delhi. We will then proceed down to Agra reaching it around 9 am where we will start to the various historical monuments and be a part of Mughal legacy that ruled India in 15th century and constructed many mammoth structures. The city was the capital of Mughal Empire and is nestled on the banks of Yamuna River.
In the company of an expert guide, first stop at the the Agra Fort, one of UNESCO world heritage site. The monument served at the administration center for the gigantic Mughal Empire and is a treasure house of its architecture.
This 94-acre (34-hectare) brick fort was built in 11th century 11th century and has seen many battles and undergone major renovations. Witness the interesting fusion of Hindu and Islamic influences in its construction as you walk inside the fort with your guide and learn about the different segments of the buildings including the Moti Masjid (Pearl Fort), Diwan-i-Khas (Hall of Private Audience), Diwan-i-Am (Hall of Public Audience), Sheesh Mahal (Mirror Palace) and more.
From here, head to the Taj-Mahal, India’s most iconic building and one of world’s 7 wonders. Listed as UNESCO’s World Heritage site, Taj Mahal spans in an area of about 1,000 acres (400 hectares) and stands out as Emperor Shah Jahan’s token of immortal love for his deceased wife Mumtaj Mahal. The monument is believed to be a classic combination of Persian, Turkish and Indian architectural styles.
Admire the magnificent white marble construction, the intricate exterior and interior decor, the beautiful gardens and the outlying red-sandstone gates, as the guide narrates you stories and legends. Along the way, stop at a popular restaurant for traditional Indian breakfast.
Finally, visit the Tomb of Itmad-ud-Daulah, situated on the opposite bank of River Yamuna from the Taj Mahal and commonly known as the Baby Taj. Built between 1622 and 1628 by Empress Nur Jahan for her father, the mausoleum is often described as a jewel box. Witness the intricate jewel carvings and the precious stone inlay as you listen to the details from your guide. Observe the strong Persian influence on the tomb’s design, first monuments in India entirely made out of white marble.
At the day retires and your tour comes to an end, sit back and relax in your private vehicle and ride back to Delhi.