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.