Agra & The Taj Mahal - 3 days
Agra, once the capital of India under the Mughals, a lasting legacy of this time are the superb monuments which date from this era. Perhaps the most famous example is Emperor Shah Jahan’s Taj Mahal, built in loving memory of his beloved wife Mumtaz.
Delhi - Agra. This morning drive to Agra
(approximately 4-5 hours) and enjoy a sightseeing
tour of the city in the afternoon, stopping en route
to visit Sikandra. We head to
Agra Fort for a short visit. Behind its colossal walls
are some of the finest Mughal buildings in India.
Construction of the fort commenced during the reign of Emperor Akbar and additions continued to be made until the rule of his grandson Shah Jahan. During Akbar’s time, it was primarily a military fort though later the focus shifted and it partially became a palace. After our touring, you’ll have time to relax back at the hotel.
Enjoy a memorable visit to
the Taj Mahal at sunrise. Described as the most extravagant
monument ever built for love, this fine example of
Mughal architecture was built by Emperor Shah Jahan
in memory of his beloved second wife-Mumtaz Mahal,
who died tragically during childbirth. Built entirely
of white marble, construction began in 1631, the
year in which Mumtaz died, and was not completed
until 1653. A staggering total of 20,000 workers
contributed their skills, in the construction of this
After exploring the legendary Taj Mahal, drive to the deserted city of Fatehpur Sikri. The deserted Mughal city of Fatehpur Sikri was built by Emperor Akbar in 1569 and abandoned after fifteen years due to scarcity of water.
Overnight: Agra | Breakfast
Agra - Delhi. Hotel check out, drive to Delhi and transfer to the international airport in time to board your onward flight.
Prices & Dates
Prices shown are ‘per person’, based on a travelling party of at least 2 adults. The single supplement price needs to be added to the twin/double price if single rooms are required. If travelling solo, an additional ‘1-person’ supplement will apply.Read More
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Guides and drivers were excellent and most helpful. We had more than one on each day. Hotel was good but small rooms. Second stay was a better room. The staff made it great.”