Your day trip to Agra starts with the 124-mile (204-km) drive from Delhi, admiring the views of India outside the window of your private vehicle. When you arrive, your first stop is the Taj Mahal, the world’s biggest symbol of love.
Commissioned by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in dedication to his wife, this mausoleum and World Heritage site is known for its white marble façade. While you take in the opulence of the structure and its surrounding garden, hear stories about love, loss and stunning architectural accomplishments from your guide. Visitors can also choose to visit the Taj Museum, where you can learn more about the making of this great monument.
Then head to your second stop, Agra Fort, located across the Yamuna River. Enter the walls of the huge fortress with your guide, and explore the maze of structures that form this city within a city, built by Emperor Akbar in the late 1500s. While you walk, learn from your guide about the fort’s history, as well as art and architecture in India at the time. Your day trip then ends with return to Delhi in your private vehicle.
Please note: The drive between Delhi and Agra is typically four to five hours each way, but the duration can vary depending on unpredictable traffic conditions on the day of your tour. Please be prepared for a long tour.