Agra With Fatehpur Sikri: We’ll pick you up from you hotel and drive you to Agra to visit the world famous Taj Mahal. Perhaps no other symbol epitomizes India as Taj Mahal. Situated on the banks of the River Yamuna, the Taj Mahal is an ode to love, a poem in marble by Mughal Emperor Shahjehan for his beloved queen, Mumtaz Mahal.
The Taj Mahal is entirely made of white marble and its walls are decorated with exquisite pietra dura (stone inlay) work. It is said that different types of rare, precious and semi-precious stones were used in the intricate inlay work done on the interiors.
Then visit the Agra Fort, the seat and the stronghold of the Mughal Empire under successive generations. It owes its origins to Akbar, who erected the walls and gates and the first buildings on the eastern banks of Yamuna River. Visit the Hall of Public Audience and the Royal Pavilions.
Continue to drive to Fatehpur Sikri, which was the capital city of Akbar but within years of being built was abandoned due to a lack of water. This complex in red sandstone is considered by many to be more beautiful than the Taj Mahal itself.
Meeting point: Pick up from Delhi city hotels.
Pick-up time: At 8:30am.
Drop-off time: At 4pm approx.
Others: Transport, English speaking guide and Taj Mahal admissions are included. The Taj Mahal is closed on Fridays.