Agra is more than just TAJ MAHAL - It offers an urban landscape filled with fantastic sights and experiences. The majesty of Agra’s past still lingers and is evident in the culture and surrounding architecture, including the famous inlaid marble and red sandstone buildings. Modern luxuries are also available to all visitors, delivering a wonderful balance of the classic and contemporary amongst the city’s beautiful settings.Agra is famous for its sweets, which are devilishly delicious and a real treat for your tastebuds.
2 Nights / 3 Days in Beautiful Agra
Any departure date is possible
Pricing starts : *INR 13,500/- per person on twin sharing
Day 1 Your private tour begins in Delhi.
Pick-up 11:00 am and transfer to Sikandra and The Tomb of Akbar the Great. Also called Akbar’s Mausoleum, this masterpiece of architecture was constructed in the 1600’s. It’s noteworthy for the beautiful sandstone buildings inlaid with marble and slate and the surrounding grounds. One of the greatest Mughal rulers, Akbar’s tomb is a fitting monument to his life and accomplishments. Covering over 119 acres, it hosts a wildlife park, expansive gardens and several tall minarets. Check-in to hotel Mansingh Palace. Dinner at Pinch of Spice restaurant. Overnight Agra.
Day 2 Breakfast and start our visit to the beautiful Taj Mahal
Stunning monument to Mumtaz Mahal, Shah Jahan’s beloved wife. Designed and built over 22 years by Persian architect Ustad Isa, it stands forever as a testament to the heart-broken Shah’s undying love. Following that, we will take the Taj Nature Walk for a view of the side portion of the Taj through beautiful gardens and greenspace full of birds and animals. Another famous monument we’ll see is Agra Fort. This was built as the summer palace of Shan Jahan and from the high terrace you can view the Taj Mahal in the distance. Built of intricately embellished red sandstone it provides a distinct contrast to the marble palaces within. Stop for lunch at Sheroes Cafe in aid of Women Acid Attack Victims (Optional) After lunch our tour continues. The lesser known, but still impressive, tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah called the “Baby Taj”. The buildings are smaller but wonderfully decorated with painted and raised plaster designs. We’ll continue on to Mehtab Bagh - Shah Jahan’s “Moon Garden” on the banks of the Yamuna River. Restoration has uncovered the massive reflecting pool said to capture the silver light of full moon nights. Rest at your hotel or optional shopping before dinner. Dinner at your leisure. Overnight Mansingh Palace.
Day 3 Breakfast before we start our journey to Delhi.
On our way, we will stop at Fatehpur Sikri, the city Akbar built in 1570 and abandoned 10 years later. This Unesco site has been well preserved with the palaces, gates and sandstone exteriors lying undisturbed over the centuries. Just before Fatephur Sikri is Keoladeo National Park in Bharatpur. The former duck hunting preserve of the Maharajas is an important overwintering area for thousands of migrating water birds as well as home to over 300 endemic species. Quiet trails surround man-made lakes and wetlands interrupted by grassy savannah and dry tropical forests. This Unesco World Heritage site spreads over 29 square kms and we will enjoy a naturalist guided hike and rickshaw ride for approx. 1.5 hrs on the dikes surrounding the park. Drop to Delhi late afternoon for onward travel.
What is included in the trip
- 5* hotel accomodation
- Breakfast each morning,
- Private car and driver,
- Local city guides
- All transport tolls
- All entry fees
- All tours and transfers as mentioned itinerary
What is NOT included in the trip
- Airline tickets/ Railway / Bus tickets
- Any personal expenses
- Guide tips or Driver tips
- GST of 5% will be applicable extra