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Agra & The Taj Mahal Extension

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Special Tour 3 Days/2 nights
Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India India Adventure Tours
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$1,995.00 From $1,995.00 /person

Agra Tour | Taj Mahal Tour |

See the Fabled Taj Mahal and Agra Fort, Splendors of India’s Mughal Imperial Age

No adventure to India would be complete without a pilgrimage to see its most storied cultural treasure, the fabulous Taj Mahal. Our Agra extension includes two visits to the monument to capitalize on early-morning and late-day light. Agra is also famous for its magisterial fort, the 16th-century walled city built of red sandstone that was the center of the Mughal Empire for many decades before it was moved back to Delhi. Our extension also includes a visit to this impressive UNESCO World Heritage Site.

 


DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION
Delhi (Google Map)

ARRIVE AT HOTEL
Meet At Hotel For Welcome Orientation.

INCLUDED
  • All Accommodations
  • Meals And Non Alcoholic Drinks
  • Daily Excursions
  • Professional Guides
  • Transfers Upon Arrival And Departure
  • Ground Transfers Upon Arrival and Departure
  • Workshop Instruction By Tour Leaders

NOT INCLUDED
  • Trips/ Gratuity
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Airfare to And From Destination Start/End Point
  • Visas

Trip Highlights:

  • Max 12 Participants: Small Group Size
  • Photograph The Taj Mahal Twice
  • Luxurious Accommodations

 

What to Expect

 

No adventure to India would be complete without a pilgrimage to see its most storied cultural treasure, the fabulous Taj Mahal. Our Agra extension includes two visits to the monument to capitalize on early-morning and late-day light. Agra is also famous for its magisterial fort, the 16th-century walled city built of red sandstone that was the center of the Mughal Empire for many decades before it was moved back to Delhi. Our extension also includes a visit to this impressive UNESCO World Heritage Site.

It is an adventure you will talk about for the rest of your life and we want to make sure it is perfect.

 

Get in contact with us today and we will start planning your dream trip to the Taj Mahal.

 

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Day 1

Arrive in New Delhi and transfer to the Radisson Blu Delhi Hotel. Enjoy a welcome dinner in the evening and an orientation to our India tiger safari by our expedition leaders.

 

Day 2: Agra—Taj Mahal & Agra Fort

Transfer to the railway station this morning to board the Gatimaan Express train for Agra. The city of Agra attained fame as the capital of the Mughal Empire during the 16th and 17th centuries. Agra flourished under a series of emperors who attracted artisans from Persia and central Asia, and the city is still famous for its handicrafts such as inlay work on marble, woven carpets, jewelry, zari and embroidery. Yet it is Agra’s architectural monuments that draw the greatest renown. Supreme among them is the Taj Mahal, the marble mausoleum built by Emperor Shah Jahan as a tribute to his wife, Mumtaz Mahal, who died in childbirth. Considered one of the seven wonders of the modern world, the Taj Mahal is India’s most exquisite example of Islamic architecture, revered by many as the most elegant building in the world. Visit the Taj Mahal today, followed by a tour of Agra Fort. This massive red sandstone complex, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, was the locus of Mughal power until the imperial capital was moved to Delhi in 1637. The maze of palaces, courtyards, mosques and luxurious private chambers captures the wealth and prestige of the empire during its heyday.

 

Day 3: Agra / Delhi / Depart

Day 3: Agra / Delhi / Depart
Rise early to experience the Taj Mahal by the ethereal light of dawn. To see the sunrise glow on this monument to immortal love is magical, when, weather permitting, the translucent white marble gleams rosy-pink in the morning rays. Standing regally on the banks of the River Yamuna, the Taj Mahal manifests the apex of Mughal art. Its exquisite architectural details, interior painting and calligraphy, and elaborate gardens embody the wealth and luxury synonymous with the imperial age. Construction took 22 years, requiring the labor of 20,000 men and a thousand elephants. An icon of romance, the Taj Mahal has captivated the imaginations of travelers and writers since its completion in 1653. The English poet Sir Edwin Arnold called it “the proud passions of an emperor’s love wrought in living stones.” After breakfast, we drive back to Delhi by van, where day rooms await on arrival. Later, a transfer to the international airport is provided to meet departing flights.

Please Note: The Indian government has begun comprehensive conservation work, including cleaning and repairs, on the Taj Mahal. This work requires that there will be scaffolding covering various parts of the monument as the project progresses, as well as mud on portions of the dome, and it is expected to take a minimum of two to three years to complete. However, all four sides of the Taj Mahal are identical, so it is likely that visitors will still get excellent views and photos of the iconic facade

The Taj Mahal is an ivory-white marble mausoleum on the south bank of the Yamuna river in the Indian city of Agra. It was commissioned in 1632 by the Mughal emperor, Shah Jahan, to house the tomb of his favourite wife, Mumtaz Mahal. It also houses the tomb of Shah Jahan, the builder.
 Call Center: +1-307-363-1644
$1,995.00 From $1,995.00 /person