Spend A Day In India’s City Of Love
Set out from Delhi in the early hours and make your way to Agra in a comfortable private car. Watch the day’s first sunrays hit the monument of love, Taj Mahal. Later in the day, marvel at the Indo-Islamic influences at the Agra Fort and shop at the bazaars, before returning to Delhi by sunset same day.
You will be picked up from your hotel in Delhi-NCR at around 2 am or as per your convenience.
Relax in your private air-conditioned vehicle as you drive along the Yamuna Expressway from Delhi to Agra. There are several eateries and public convenience stops along the way.
Arrive in Agra by dawn to catch the first rays of the sun. Meet your local guide and head straight to the magnificent Taj Mahal and spend some time admiring the architectural masterpiece, its white marble façade taking on a golden glow at sunrise.
You can spend a couple of hours walking around the Taj complex, taking pictures and learning about the UNESCO Heritage listed ‘monument of love’.
Then, move on to the Agra Fort. You may choose to stop for refreshments on the way.
Arrive at Agra Fort and start exploring the countless attractions from the Mughal era. You will see how Indian and Islamic architecture and art styles have merged to give this red-stone building its distinct features. The Queen’s chambers, the King’s courts and other well-preserved areas of the fort are sure to take you on a trip to the royal era.
After exploring the Agra Fort with your private guide, proceed for lunch at any of the popular local restaurants. (Lunch at your own expense)
Once you finish enjoying a hearty meal, it is time to burn off those calories – you may choose between:
Shopping: Agra is well known for its marble enamel work, textiles, traditional crafts, rugs and carpets, brassware etc. Visit shops and bazaars that sell authentic goods of high quality.
Visit the Baby Taj: The Tomb of I'timād-ud-Daulah, often described as the “jewel box”, is a Mughal Mausoleum on the eastern bank of the Yamuna River. Akin to the Taj, it is set amidst a large cruciform garden crisscrossed by water courses and walkways. You can spend a couple of hours exploring the grounds.
Any other activity or attraction, within Agra city, that you could be interested in. Driving around Agra city during the afternoon will also give you the best opportunity to capture local life in your cameras.
Later at sunset, you may opt to visit the Mehtab Bagh for a different view of the Taj, once again bathed in the golden glow of a setting sun. From here, you could see the reflection of the Taj Mahal in the waters of Yamuna River. (Optional)
Proceed to drive back to Delhi via the same route. You may pass your time watching the countryside pass by.
Arrive in Delhi by late evening and get dropped off at your hotel.
Professional guide and driver.
Air-conditioned private vehicle – Sedan (up to 3 pax) and Toyota Innova/Xylo or similar variant (4 – 6 pax).
Transfer charges - Fuel, Tolls, parking fees and taxes.
Mineral drinking water during sightseeing.
Monument entrance tickets.
Food and drinks.
Tips and porterage services.
Shopping and other personal expenses
Pick-up time, tour duration, and some activities are subject to weather conditions. In case of fog or extreme weather conditions, 2 am pick up and sunrise view of Taj Mahal might not be possible.
Services of the local guide will be available only at Taj Mahal and Agra Fort. The driver and private vehicle will be available throughout the tour.
Taj Mahal and Agra Fort are open from sunrise to sunset.
Taj Mahal is closed on Fridays
Timings and the itinerary are flexible; you may choose to exclude any activity and return to Delhi earlier.
Pickups and drop-offs outside central Delhi are subject to extra charges. Any extensions in the itinerary, made by the traveller, will also incur additional costs.
Contributed By : AdminTourHQ Experiences