Visit Taj Mahal, a UNESCO World Heritage site at sunset. This white-marble world wonder was built by a great emperor in memory of his beloved. Afterwards, you’ll visit the imposing Agra Fort (another UNESCO World Heritage site), built by Emperor Akbar in 1565 CE. This huge fort is made of red sandstone and features elegant buildings. The inside reflects an interesting synthesis of Hindu and Central Asian architectural styles which are simply amazing. Before returning to New Delhi, enjoy some shopping in Agra known for its fabulous handicrafts made of marble and soft-stone 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.
You will be picked up from New Delhi and driven to Agra, where you can enjoy the interesting scenery along the way. In Agra you get to see the Taj Mahal twice – once at sunset on the first evening and once at sunrise in the early morning the next day. You will also have the chance to explore the Agra Fort, Sikandara also known as the baby Taj.
Arrive in Agra and proceed for sightseeing. First visit Itmad ud Daulah’s tomb (also called Baby Taj).
Visit Agra Fort.
The driver will take you to a restaurant of your choice for lunch. You have the option of booking a buffet lunch.
Visit the Taj Mahal at sunset.
Visit a marble inlay workshop demonstrating the same fine workmanship that went in building the Taj Mahal and its delicate motifs, plus a carpet-making workshop.
Later evening drive back to Delhi. On arrival drop to Delhi airport or railway station for onwards journey.
End of Tour.
Taj Mahal remain Closed on Friday