Journey back to the days of India’s Mughal Empire on this private Delhi to Agra tour that includes admission to two World Heritage sites—Agra Fort and the Taj Mahal. With a private guide, you’ll admire the 16th- and 17th-century architecture of the enormous Agra Fort and the Tomb of Itmad-ud-Daulah (aka Baby Taj), and gaze in wonder at the exterior and interior grandeur of the Taj Mahal, one of the New 7 Wonders of the World. On this private day trip, you can be sure you’ll enjoy an in-depth and personalized experience.
What is included in the tour
- Professional English-speaking guide
- Hotel/airport pickup and drop-off
- Entrance fees to all site attractions
- Lunch and mineral water
- Private AC car to/from site attractions
- All taxes, fees and handling charges
What is NOT included in the tour
- Still/video camera fees=
- Gratuities (optional)
- Visit two of India's UNESCO World Heritage-listed sites: the Taj Mahal and the Agra Fort
- Get an in-depth tour of the iconic Taj Mahal and the Tomb of Itmad-ud-Daulah (Baby Taj)
- Enjoy a traditional Indian lunch at a popular restaurant
- Transport by air-conditioned vehicle
- After pickup in Delhi by private vehicle, your day trip begins with the approximate 4-hour drive to Agra, a city located on the Yamuna River.
- Your first stop is Agra Fort, a World Heritage site and Mughal architectural wonder. With your private 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 Fort (Moti Masjid), Mirror Palace (Sheesh Mahal) and Hall of Public Audience (Diwan-i-Am).
- Next, enjoy a lunch of Indian dishes at a local restaurant
- Continue your tour to your second 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 Turkish, Indian and Persian architectural styles as you admire the detailed interior and exterior décor, the beautiful garden and the general magnificence of the place with your guide.
- 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.