The Taj Mahal meaning Crown of the Palace is an ivory-white marble mausoleum on the south bank of the Yamuna river in the Indian city of Agra. It was commissioned in 1632 by the Mughal emperor, Shah Jahan (reigned from 1628 to 1658), to house the tomb of his favourite wife, Mumtaz Mahal. The tomb is the centrepiece of a 17-hectare (42-acre) complex, which includes a mosque and a guest house.
Duration: 12 hours
Places Covered : Delhi – Agra – Delhi
Visit the world-famous Taj Mahal at sunrise on this full-day tour from New Delhi. Get picked up from the airport or your Delhi hotel and travel in a private vehicle to Agra. Dawn is a magical time to see the Taj Mahal, the UNESCO World Heritage Site built by a Mughal emperor in memory of his beloved wife. Afterwards, your guide will take you to the imposing red sandstone Agra Fort and to enjoy some shopping, before returning you to Delhi. Breakfast, transport, and entrance fees are included.
Pick up from your Hotel in Agra and leave for Sunrise tour of world famous – Taj Mahal. Later back to Hotel for breakfast. Taj Mahal is a symbol of the devotion and dedication of love that was built by emperor Shah Jahan In the memory of her wife Mumtaz Mahal.
11:30 AM. :
Visit The Imposing Agra Fort (A UNESCO World Heritage Site), built by Emperor Akbar in 1565 A.D, this huge fort is made of red sandstone. The elegant buildings inside reflect an interesting synthesis of Hindu and Central Asian architectural styles. The maze of the courtyards, mosques & private chambers of the fort echo the story of the Mughal Empire.
01:00 PM. : Lunch break
Lunch will be provided at one of the best local AC restaurants
02:00 PM. :
Leave for Excursion to Fatehpur Sikri (A UNESCO World Heritage Site) (approx. 1 hour drive from Agra). It has been described as “The world’s most perfectly preserved ghost town”. Built by Akbar in the late 16th century, it was abandoned after only 14 years, and the elegant buildings of this superb walled city remain intact to this day.
03:30 PM. : Enjoy Photo Tour of Taj Mahal from Mehtab Bagh
The Moonlight Garden, believed to have been designed by Shah Jahan to view the Taj on moonlight nights, far away from the maddening crowd, The garden complex is situated on the left bank of Yamuna opposite to Taj Mahal. Mehtab Bagh was originally built by Emperor Babur to protect the Taj from the erosive effects of the sand blown across the river, but the park was reconstructed and now is one the best places from which you can view the great mausoleum. It is a huge square measuring approximately 300×300 m and in straight alignment with the Taj Mahal. The forestry plantations and agricultural fields provide a green forecourt to Taj Mahal and its reflection in Yamuna.
06:30 PM. :
You may wish to enjoy shopping in Agra is known for its fabulous handicrafts, made of marble and soft stone inlay work. The Mughals were great patrons of arts and crafts. Empress Nur Jahan took personal interest and was an accomplished artist herself in zari embroidery work. Agra’s major handicraft products besides inlay work are: leather ware, brass ware, carpets, jewellery and embroidery work.
07:30 PM. :
After a memorable day, take you back to your hotel / Train Station in Agra.
|Terms||Price per person in USD|
|No Of Pax||1 Adults||2 Adults|
|Cost||$ 150 USD||$ 120 USD|