After pickup in Delhi by our vehicle, your day trip begins with the approximate 4-hour drive to Agra, a city located on the Yamuna River.
welcome in and introduction to the our Guide.
continuing your tour to your World Heritage site and perhaps India’s most iconic landmark, the Taj Mahal. Built in the mid-1600s, this white marble mausoleum was commissioned by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in dedication to his wife. Learn about the, Indian and Persian architectural styles as you admire the detailed interior and exterior decor, the beautiful garden and the general magnificence of the place with your guide.
Next, enjoy a lunch of Indian dishes at a local restaurant. muglai and continental food.
continuing your tour to our second World Heritage site Agra Fort, a World Heritage site and Mughal architectural wonder. With your guide, enter the 94-acre (34-hectare) brick fort, noting the mix of Islamic and Hindu influences in its design. Hear about the purposes of the various buildings such as the Hall of Private Audience (Diwan-i-Khas), Pearl mosque (Moti Masjid), Mirror Palace (Sheesh Mahal) and Hall of Public Audience (Diwan-i-Am).
Then head to your last attraction, the Tomb of Itmad-ud-Daulah, another mausoleum sometimes referred to as the Baby Taj, as it was one inspiration for the Taj Mahal and sits just across the river from it. Learn from your guide about the Persian influences behind the design of the tomb as you admire its stone inlay and trellis work. Your day trip then ends with the return drive to Delhi.