See one of the jewels in India’s crown on a full-day tour to Agra from Delhi and admire the architectural monument of love that is the Taj Mahal. Step back in time to the glory of the Mughal Empire, and visit the “ghost city” of Fatehpur Sikri.
What to Expect
Depart Delhi early in the morning for this full-day tour to Agra, site of one of India’s best loved monuments. The Taj Mahal is one of the 7 Wonders of the World and an enchanting symbol of one man’s love for his wife.
Following a pick-up from your hotel at 07:00, drive along the Express Highway for an arrival in Agra at about 10:30. The Mughal city is most famous for the Taj Mahal, and it is to this marble mausoleum that you will head first.
Marvel at the aching beauty of the Emperor Shah Jahan’s monument to his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal, who died while giving birth to their 14th child. Built of pure white marble, the Taj Mahal is located along the banks of the River Yamuna and spreads across almost 42 acres of land. It is believed that the spot was chosen by the emperor for the Taj due to its soothing effect.
Continue after lunch to the “ghost city” of Fatehpur Sikri, about 15 miles (25 kilometers) from Agra. Here, you will go to the Sikandra, the mausoleum of Emperor Akbar. The structure offers a unique combination of styles, from Hindu, Christian, Islamic, Buddhist and even Jain conventions.
Return to Delhi, with the memory of the Taj’s magic still fresh in your mind.
- Pick-up from your hotel in Delhi
- Transportation by air-conditioned car
- English-speaking driver
- Complimentary mineral water
- English-speaking guide
What's Not Included
- Entrance fees to monuments
- Any meals
- Driver and guide tips
Know Before You Go
• Please note that the Taj Mahal is closed on Fridays
• Entrance to the Taj Mahal is INR 750
• Entrance fee to Fatehpur Sikri is INR 250