- Visit two of India's UNESCO World Heritage-listed sites: the Taj Mahal and the Agra Fort
- Explore the huge expanse of the Agra Fort and learn about its Mughal architecture
- Enjoy a traditional Indian lunch at a popular restaurant
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.
- Professional English-speaking guide
- Hotel/airport pickup and drop-off
- Entrance fees to all site attractions
- Lunch at Local restaurant
- Mineral water
- Food and drinks, unless specified
- No strict dress code is enforced at tour sites. However, please be advised to dress accordingly for places of worship; shorts or sleeveless tops are not recommended.
- Please advise any specific dietary requirements after booking.
- A moderate amount of walking is involved; comfortable walking shoes and sunglasses/sunscreen are highly recommended
- This tour operates with a maximum of 8 people
If cancelling less than 48 hours before the chosen start date no refund applies.