Taj Mahal Tour by Car
Highlights / General details
Points of Interest: Agra - Taj Mahal, Agra Fort & Sikandra.
Hotel pick-up and drop-off New Delhi Hotels only; Travel Delhi-Agra-Delhi by medium air-conditioned car; Professional English speaking tour guide in Agra; Horse and cart/buggy ride to Taj Mahal - Agra; Delicious Buffet Lunch at the ITC Mughal 5* Hotel in Agra; All taxes, driver allowances, parking, and unlimited bottled water.
Entry fee to monuments; Gratuities.
Hours of operation
Available: Daily, except Friday; Departs at 6:30am.
Approximately 12.5 hours.
Pick up / Drop off from New Delhi hotels only. If pick up point is outside Delhi like Gurgoan, Noida, Ghaziabad, or Faridabad, there will be an additional charge collected in cash on the day of pick up.
6:30am - Pick up from hotel and drive to Agra by air-conditioned car.
9:00am - Arrive Agra and proceed to visit Taj Mahal.
9:30am - Visit the magnificent Taj Mahal - one of the Seven Wonders of the World surely the most extravagant expression of love ever created. 20,000 men labored for over 17 years to build this memorial to Shah Jahan's beloved wife. The Taj Mahal shows a different aspect of beauty at different times of the day. The sight of the Taj awash with the subtle pinks of dawn is an unforgettable sight.
Ride a Tonga and visit Taj Mahal. Vivacious, amusing young men, who are more than willing to help tourists, these Tonga wallahs will do their best in making you feel at ease. The horses of the Tonga are equally colorful and active. A Tonga ride in Agra is sheer fun and frolic all through. Tonga rides will take you to the most beautiful monument in the world.
12:00pm - Visit the Agra fort, Built by Emperor Akbar in 1566, the rusty and majestic red-sandstone fort of Agra stands on the banks of the river Yamuna. It comprises many fairy-tale palaces, such as the Jahangir Palace and the Khas Mahal, built by Shah Jahan; audience halls, such as the Diwan-i-Khas; and two very beautiful mosques.
1:00pm - Lunch: Transfer for a buffet lunch in ITC Mughal Hotel a Five Star Hotel. Sprawled over 35 acres of luxurious gardens, and in close proximity to the Taj Mahal, The only Indian hotel to have won the prestigious Aga Khan Award for its excellent representation of Mughal architecture, it now boasts of a brand new accommodation wing - the 'Khwab Mahal' - Palace of Dreams.
Rated among Agra’s best restaurants, ITC Mughal’s offerings present an eclectic selection of fine dining options that include a range of Indian and international cuisines.
2:00pm - Free time for shopping: Free to explore the Agra’s rich heritage of handicrafts or at Leisure.
3:00pm - Proceed to visit Sikandra -it is home to Akbar's tomb. This grand monument was started by Akbar and completed by his son Jahangir. The mausoleum was started by Akbar in the Spartan style of Timurid architecture. Akbar's son Jahangir added more decorative designs to the mausoleum.
4:30pm - Drive to Delhi.
7:00pm - Arrive Delhi and transfer to hotel.
Tour requires a minimum of 2 passengers to operate.
Complete information, including local telephone numbers at your destination, will be included on your Confirmation Voucher.
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