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Taj Mahal Trip

Trip at a Glance

  • Locations

    New Delhi, India

  • Activities

    Private Tour, Sightseeing

  • Price
    $149 USD per person
  • Duration

    12 Hours

  • Avg Distance

    400 kms

  • Departure Day(s) and Time(s)

    Daily (except Fridays)

  • Starting Location

    Your hotel

  • Price Includes

    Guide, pickup and drop-off, private transportation, all road taxes, fees , toll, fuel surcharge, entry fees, 1 bottle mineral water per individual

  • Notes

    Taj Mahal is closed on Fridays; Not included are gratuities, tips; lunch/tea or other food items (lunch can be arranged in 5-star hotel of buffet service on 1000 rs per person); alcohol and other drinks; service of professional photographer (can be arranged at 100 rs per picture)

Highlights

  • Explore the magnificent Taj Mahal and its white marble beauty.
  • Be inspired by such a powerful fortress comprised of many palaces at the Agra Fort .
  • See India’s first tomb to be made completely out of marble, the Itmad-Ud-Daulah.

Guide

Trip Info

This private tour is a perfect introduction for first-time visitors and a great overview and orientation of the city. It includes ground transportation from the capital city of New Delhi to Agra, home of the famed Taj Mahal. You will have a personal driver to Agra and a personal guide to show you the various attractions of the city. Enjoy a full day of sightseeing, departing in the morning and returning in the evening to your hotel. We will pick you up at any address within the city of Delhi or the National Capital Region (NCR).

You cannot think of Agra without thinking of the celebrated Taj Mahal. Perhaps you may have never thought of Agra were it not for this monument of love. The Taj Mahal’s white marble beauty was constructed by Shah Jahan in memory of his beloved wife, Mumtaz Mahal. This monument stands as proof of the brilliance of Mughal architecture. Named one of the Seven Wonders of the World, the Taj Mahal stands the test of time. Declared a World Heritage Site in 1983, the Taj is a feast to your eyes and senses when observed on the night of a full moon.

You would surely regret missing Agra Fort during your visit to Agra. This 16th century monument is yet another proof of the architectural brilliance of Mughals. The fort is situated near the gardens of the world famous Taj Mahal. Called the Red Fort of Agra, you will be awe inspired by such a powerful fortress. The fortress is comprised of many palaces such as Jahangir Palace, Khas Mahal and so on. There are audience halls and two mosques. The entire fortress is a symbol of Mughal’s grandeur. It was in Agra Fort that Shah Jahan was held prisoner by Aurangazeb, his son. Shah Jahan, the emperor, spent his last days here viewing the monument of love he had built for his wife.

India’s first tomb to be made completely out of marble, Itmad-Ud-Daulah, signals the beginning of new era in Mughal architecture. Until then, it was buildings of red sandstone. It was constructed during the Jahangir period. This 21-meter high tomb was constructed in memory of Mirza Ghiyas, who was the father-in-law of Jahangir. He was bestowed with the title Itmad-Ud-Daula, which means pillar of the state. Influenced by Islamic architectural style, the monument’s towers display a Persian touch. The wall paintings inside are a sheer beauty to view.

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