Your private driver and local guide take you to see two UNESCO World Heritage sites: the Taj Mahal, a masterpiece from the Mughal era, and Agra Fort, which showcases architecture from both Hindu and Central Asian traditions.
You will travel from Delhi to Agra on a private overnight tour that visits the Taj Mahal and other top attractions. You also have the option to view the Taj Mahal from Mehtab Bagh (the Moonlight Garden).
Day 1: Delhi to Agra
At 9 am, you’ll be picked up from the airport or hotel in Delhi and drive to Agra (3 hours) via the express highway. You will reach city of the Taj Mahal, Agra, in the early afternoon. At this point, you will enjoy a lunch break provided at one of the best local air-conditioned restaurant.
Then it is off to enjoy a photo tour of Taj Mahal from Mehtab Bagh – The Moonlight Garden, believed to have been designed by Shah Jahan to view the Taj on moonlight nights, far away from the maddening crowd.
The garden complex is situated on the left bank of Yamuna opposite the Taj Mahal. It is a huge square measuring approximately 984 x 984 ft (300 x 300 m) and in straight alignment with the Taj Mahal. The forestry plantations and agricultural fields provide a green forecourt to Taj Mahal and its reflection in Yamuna.
You will overnight at a premium hotel with excellent ratings, such as: Crystal Sarover Primer, Four Point by Sheraton, or similar
Day 2: Agra Sightseeing and drive back to Delhi
At 9 am, you’ll be picked up from your hotel in Agra to visit the world famous Taj Mahal, a UNESCO World Heritage site. (Taj Mahal closed on Fridays).
In the late morning, you will visit the imposing UNESCO World Heritage site – Agra Fort. Built by Emperor Akbar in 1565 AD, this huge fort is made of red sandstone. The elegant buildings inside reflect an interesting synthesis of Hindu and Central Asian architectural styles. The maze of the courtyards, mosques and private chambers of the fort echo the story of the Mughal Empire.
Finally, in the early afternoon, you will savor lunch at one of the areas best local air-conditioned restaurants.
Afterwards, you have time to visit Agra before you drive back to Delhi arriving around 5pm at your hotel or airport.