Explore the Agra Taj Mahal, Agra Fort and Mehtab Bagh — The Moonlight Garden on this day tour from Delhi.
What to Expect
Morning pick up from your hotel in Delhi and your 3 hrs drive to Agra via Yamuna Express Highway. Arrive in Agra and meet your Tour guide and continue for sightseeing’s. Visit Taj Mahal (A Unesco World Heritage Site). No trip to Agra would be complete without a visit to this shimmering vision of domes and minarets. The world's best-known tomb stands testimony to the timeless love story of the 17th century Mughal Emperor, Shah Jahan and his wife - Queen Mumtaz Mahal. (Taj Mahal remain closed on every Friday).
The visit Agra Fort (A Unesco World Heritage Site), built by Emperor Akbar in 1565 A.D, this huge fort is made of red sandstone. The elegant buildings inside reflect an interesting synthesis of Hindu and Central Asian architectural styles. The maze of the courtyards, mosques & private chambers of the fort echo the story of the Mughal Empire.
Then enjoy a lunch break, provided at the best local restaurant. Then enjoy a photo tour of Taj Mahal from Mehtab Bagh — The Moonlight Garden, believed to have been designed by Shah Jahan to view the Taj on moonlight nights, far away from the maddening crowd, The garden complex is situated on the left bank of Yamuna opposite to Taj Mahal. It is a huge square measuring approximately 300x300 m and in straight alignment with the Taj Mahal. The forestry plantations and agricultural fields provide a green forecourt to Taj Mahal and its reflection in Yamuna.
After, enjoy shopping in Agra is known for its fabulous handicrafts, made of marble and softstone inlay work. The Mughals were great patrons of arts and crafts. Empress Nur Jahan took personal interest and was an accomplished artist herself in zari embroidery work. Agra's major handicraft products besides inlay work are: leatherware, brassware, carpets, jewellery and embroidery work.
After a memorable day, drive back to Delhi, by 2130 Hrs where you will be dropped at your hotel or airport.
- All transfers/sightseeing by air-conditioned by private vehicle
- Professional Englishspeaking tour guide
- Buffet Lunch
- Monument Entrances fees
- Battery Bus Ride at Taj Mahal from parking up to monument & back
What's Not Included
- Tips to Drivers, Guides, at restaurants etc.
- Items of personal nature such as telephone calls, telegrams, table drinks and laundry etc.