Mughal Magnificence - (4 Days/ 3 Nights)

Delhi - Agra
Whether you’re flying all the way to India just to see the Taj Mahal (absolutely worth it!) or want to spice up your business or personal visit to the country with a short trip to Agra, just leave all the planning to us. Visiting the Taj Mahal and its neighboring monuments can be hectic, but we know the secrets to make it a stress-free, enjoyable, and safe experience.
Destination Number of Days Highlights
Delhi 2 Red Fort, Old Markets at Chandni Chowk,
Jama Masjid, Old Delhi Walking Tour, Raj Ghat,
Qutub Minar, Humayun’s Tomb, Lotus Temple
Delhi to Agra
Drive Time (4 hrs)
Agra 1 Taj Mahal, Agra Fort,
Mehtab Bagh, Fatehpur Sikri
Agra to Delhi
Drive Time (4 hrs)

Namaste! Welcome to your unique experience of India.

You will be greeted by your personal tour director at the Indira Gandhi International Airport. A chauffeured vehicle will escort you to your hotel as soon as you have gathered your belongings. Please make sure to relax, and take this opportunity to soak in your first sights, sounds and smells of India. Your tour director will be happy to answer any questions and will bring your attention to points of interest along the way.

Once at the hotel, we encourage you to take a comfortable seat, or to explore the lobby while your tour director checks you in. He will then provide the details of your customized itinerary. This is a good time to agree on your next meeting time, confirm your itinerary for the following day, discuss your preferences, and address any other questions or concerns you may have!

Morning: Begin your adventure in India with a guided tour of Old Delhi.

Your tour will begin with a visit to Delhi's most famous monument, the Red Fort (closed on Monday). Here you will explore the chambers of this seventeenth-century fort, Delhi-Red Fort which was named after the red sandstone used to build its massive walls. The fort, which originally stood at the epicenter of Emperor Shah Jahan’s then-new city of Shahjahanabad, exudes the grandeur and military prowess of the Mughal Empire, the mightiest empire in medieval India.

After your visit to the Red Fort, you will tour another treasure of the old city. Jama Masjid, the largest mosque in India and Shah Jahan’s final architectural feat. The structure is a prominent feature of the Old Delhi skyline. You will also have the opportunity to view a collection of the Prophet Muhammad’s relics – including the Koran written on deerskin, a strand of the prophet’s red beard, his sandals and his foot prints implanted in a marble block.

Next, you will enjoy a rickshaw ride through Chandni Chowk, the main street of Old Delhi. As one of the oldest and busiest markets in India, Chandni Chowk’s narrow winding lanes are full of inexpensive jewelry, fabrics, and electronics.

Your tour of Old Delhi will conclude with a visit to Gandhi Smriti, the house where Mahatma Gandhi, the man affectionately referred to as the “Father of the Nation,” was assassinated on January 30, 1948. His room remains exactly as he left it, and the prayer ground where he held his daily evening congregation is now open to the public. Plenty of photos, sculptures, paintings, and inscriptions are on display as well. You will also have the opportunity to visit the Raj Ghat, Gandhi’s cremation site. Based on your tastes and preferences, your director will plan a meal at a lunch spot featuring local and/or continental flavors.

Afternoon: After lunch, you will go on a guided city tour of New Delhi. The tour will begin with a visit to Qutub Minar - Delhi-qutab minar the tallest brick minaret in the world, it stands at 238 feet. So, prepare to crane your neck to get a good look!

Built in the year 1206 AD, the original function of Qutub Minar remains a mystery. Some believe it was built to signify victory and the beginning of Muslim rule in India, while others say it was used to call believers to prayer.

The Ashoka Pillar, one of just nineteen surviving pillars that bear the inscription of Ashoka’s edicts, is located inside the Qutab complex as well. Ashoka the Great, as he is known in India, was an emperor who ruled much of the Indian subcontinent during the third century B.C.E. He is the first known Indian emperor to have embraced Buddhism, and his edicts were a proud proclamation of his Buddhist beliefs. They were meant to serve as guidelines for his citizens.

India Gate, Delhi
After the Qutab complex, you will visit Humayun's Tomb, which served as a source of inspiration for the magnificent Taj Mahal. You will have the option to walk around or relax in the lovely gardens, or both.

Late Afternoon / Early Evening: To complete your New Delhi city tour, you will have the option to visit sights such as India Gate, Rasthrapati Bhavan (the President’s House), and Lodhi Garden. You can also spend the evening at any one – or several – of the fantastic restaurants and pubs in Connaught Place, the vibrant city center.

Special Note: We strongly recommend that you spend an extra day at Delhi if you have the time to do so. Consider touring the Akshardham Temple, the Lotus Temple, the markets of Old Delhi, and a sampling of additional restaurants and shops. Spending an extra day at Delhi will also give you the opportunity to recuperate from your international flight and adjust to the local time.

At the end of your last evening in Delhi, your tour director will give you your itinerary for the following day.

Early Morning: You will be assisted with your check out from the hotel at 8 am after breakfast and will proceed Agra-Fortto your drive to Agra (3 hours).

Late Morning: Upon arrival at Agra, you will proceed on a guided city tour of Agra. This tour begins with a visit to the famous tomb of Itmad Ud Daulah. Often referred to as “Baby Taj”, this monument has a special place in the chronicles of both history and architecture. It is the very first tomb in India to be made entirely out of marble.

After a brief lunch break, you are at leisure to rest for a few hours.

Late Afternoon: Continue your city tour with a guided visit of the Agra Fort, which was commissioned by Akbar, literally translated as “The Great,” the most famous Mughal emperor. This is a grand and powerful fortress made of red sandstone. You will walk through palaces, audience halls, and two very beautiful mosques that appear to have been taken straight from a fairytale. From the Agra Fort, you will be driven to the five hundred-year-old Tajmahal Agra Mughal garden Mehtab Bagh, which offers stunning views of the Taj Mahal.

Evening: End your evening with a guided sunset tour of the Taj Mahal (closed on Friday) As one of the world’s most famous monuments, the iconic white shrine comes with a story as dramatic as its beauty. Your guide will narrate the fascinating history of the Taj Mahal while you walk the premises and embark on yet another journey back in time.

You are then driven back to your hotel. You will have the rest of the evening to spend at your leisure.

Early Morning: You can either sleep in or enjoy a guided sunrise visit to the Taj Mahal. If you choose to take the sunrise tour, you will have the opportunity to return to your hotel and freshen up for breakfast.

Late Morning: You will be assisted with your checkout from the hotel and Agra-Fatehpur Sikri will be driven to Fatehpur Sikri. We recommend taking a packed lunch from your hotel.

Fatehpur Sikri, an abandoned city that served as the Mughal capital for a mere fifteen years in the sixteenth century. Take a walk through the large courtyards and grand rooms. Make sure to pay attention to the stories behind the grand chessboard and the elephant justice – they are enthralling!

Continue on to your drive to Delhi. Upon arrival at Delhi you will be driven to the airport and assisted with boarding your flight.

If you have an early-morning flight, you have the option to book a room at the international airport for an additional fee.

We hope you enjoyed your stay in India, and we wish you a safe flight home!

Included

  • Number of Nights : 3 nights
  • Daily breakfast at all your hotels.
  • Rickshaw Ride at Old Delhi
  • Both Sunrise and Sunset visit to the Taj Mahal (2 Visits)
  • Battery Van ride to the entrance of the Taj Mahal & Fatehpur Sikri
  • An Accompanying English speaking guide from Delhi back to Delhi
  • All our Guides are Licensed and approved by the Government of India.
  • Services of fully air conditioned Luxury SUV throughout your itinerary
  • Bottled Mineral Water for all your long drives including the city tours.
  • Round the clock point of contact in India (24 Hours)
  • Personal assistance with check in and check out at all your Hotels and Airports
  • All monument entrance fees (single entry) included as per the itinerary
  • All Applicable taxes

Not Included

  • Cost of Visa Application
  • International Flights can be quoted separately on request
  • Personal expenses during the trip (shopping, laundry, tipping etc)
  • Camera Fees
Get Spoilt
$905 Per Person
Feel Like Royalty

On Request

Domestic Air Travel

N/A

Note: The prices mentioned above are per person based on Double Occupancy. Single Occupancy & Group Pricing can be provided on request.
Get Spoilt
$745 Per Person
Feel Like Royalty

On Request

Domestic Air Travel

N/A

Note: The prices mentioned above are per person based on Double Occupancy. Single Occupancy & Group Pricing can be provided on request.
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