Spend a day in Agra, and embrace all the city has to offer! Home to numerous heritage sites, such as the Taj Mahal and Agra Fort, this day of sightseeing is guaranteed to leave you with a taste of the amazing culture and history of India!
You will be met at the Delhi airport or railway station by a company representative. You will be driven from Agra to Delhi in a comfortable, air conditioned car. While on the 4 hour drive, you will be able to see the beautiful Indian countryside, shimmering with vibrant life, as the sunlight reflects off the landscape. You will also see the other side of India, such as the side portrayed in Arvind Adiga’s, “The White Tiger.”
Upon arrival in Agra, you will be met by your personal tour guide. Enjoy some light refreshments, and then get ready to explore Agra! Although Agra is known for the Taj Mahal, there are many other attractions in the city which was once the capital of Mughal Empire. You will fall in love with the Mughal architecture, reflected in the masterpieces of the Taj Mahal, Agra Fort, and more.
Begin your discovery of Agra with the delicious Mughlai cuisine, quite popular among foodies. After that, it’s on to the heritage sites!
We will start with the Agra Fort, beautifully constructed of red sandstone, located on the bank of River Yamuna. While exploring the fort, we will see the splendid palaces, halls, gardens, and stone carvings, which allow for some amazing acoustics. While standing on top of the fort, you will have a spectacular view of the Taj Mahal.
Our next stop is the Tomb of Itmad-ul-Daulah, built by Nur Jahan, in memory of her father. The tomb is renowned for its white marble walls and its semi-precious stone decor. After your guide takes you back in time with an informative story of the history of the tomb, you will move on to the Agra markets, the best place to immerse yourself in the culture of the lively city.
You may wish to choose to add on an optional tour of Taj Mahal to the Agra Day Tour. Visit one of the Seven Wonders of the World! The Taj Mahal is the most revered attraction in all of Agra. The Taj Mahal was created out of love by Mughal Emperor Shah Janan in memory of his beloved wife, Mumtaj Mahal. The marble architecture of the structure is second to none. You will be spellbound by the level of stone mastery and intricate paintings. The true beauty of the Taj Mahal is apparent when the glow of the sunset envelops the architectural masterpiece. Don’t leave early!
On our way back to Delhi, we will visit the Sikandara monuments. Once arriving in Delhi, the history-heritage tour comes to an end. You will be left with a whole new perspective of India.