Duration : Same Day Return (Daily except Friday)
Destination : Delhi – Agra - Delhi
The Taj Mahal, one of the Seven Wonders of the World, is a living monument silently whispering the love of the legendary Mughal emperor Shah Jahan for his wife Mumtaz Mahal. It is one of the most prominent symbols of love situated on the banks of the Yamuna River in the historical city of Agra. The Taj Mahal is made of white marble with beautiful inlay work of precious and semi-precious stones and verses of the Quran are written in inlay work over its gates. Travelers from all parts of the world visit India especially to catch a glimpse of the magnificent Taj Mahal. Without a doubt the stunning architecture and the peaceful environment make the Taj Mahal a unique and memorable place to visit.
Although most famous for the Taj Mahal Agra has many other interesting sights to offer. Our Same Day Agra Tour by Car which include a visit to Agra Fort another stunning example of Mughal architecture built in 1565 by the Emperor Akbar.
This morning a driver will meet you in your hotel lobby and you will drive to Agra via the expressway. The car will be fully air conditioned and the journey should take a maximum of 3 to 4 hours depending on traffic.
On arrival in Agra your guide will meet you and you will continue to the first stop of the day Agra's most famous monument the magnificent Taj Mahal. The Taj Mahal was built in the 17th century by the Emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his beloved wife Mumtasz Mahal. Built from white marble with beautiful inlay work it is easy to see why the Taj Mahal is one of the Seven Wonders of the World and an important world heritage site.
(Please note: the Taj Mahal is closed to visitors on Fridays)
Following your visit to the Taj Mahal we will break for a buffet lunch at a 5 star hotel where you will have time to relax and recharge.
After lunch we carry on to Agra Fort which was built in 1565 A.D. This is another example of the majestic and very distinctive Mughal era architecture.
Throughout the day there will be the option to visit a selection of arts and crafts galleries where you will have the opportunity to purchase some souvenirs. In one gallery we can see the descendants of the people who built the Taj Mahal creating intricate marble inlay designs.
After finishing your sightseeing and shopping you will say goodbye to your guide and the driver will take you back to Delhi and drop you off at your hotel.
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