You will be picked up from your hotel early in the morning at 6:30 AM in Agra and leave for an exceptional day digging the history of this timeless city. You will start your day with an amazing view of Taj Mahal at sunrise away from the scorching heat of Agra. This white marble mausoleum built by Emperor Shah Jahan in the memory of his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal on the banks of River Yamuna is the ultimate paragon of love on earth. Learn more from your expert guide about the intricacies of this classic monument that required masons, stonecutters, inlayers, carvers, painters, calligraphers, dome-builders from every corner of India, Central Asia and Iran.
Proceed ahead with your guide to the magnificent Agra fort, the center stage of Mughal Rule in India. The massive red-stone fort was constructed by Emperor Akbar in 15th century. Shah Jahan transformed the fort into a palace and later it was served as his prison for 8 years after his son Aurangzeb seized power. Learn the intrigued history of Mughal Empire as your expert guide unfolds the centuries old legend and tales. Next stop is the Itmad-Ud-Daulah’s Tomb, also called “Baby Taj”. Learn the significance of this monument and how it is believed to be a draft of Taj Mahal.
Before the tour is concluded, enjoy your lunch at a local restaurant and, as the heat starts to pile up, you will be dropped back to your hotel in Agra.