Most travelers visit Agra as a whirlwind day trip from Delhi, visiting India’s most cherished monument under a hot afternoon sun amongst throngs of other visitors; definitely not fun! Moreover, Agra is not just about the Taj Mahal. This ancient city is home to some fabulous monuments including the Red Fort, Itimad-ud-Daulah, and Sikandara, all of which should be on every traveler’s ‘must visit in Agra’ list! Here is our version of the perfect Agra Itinerary.
ItineraryDay 1: Arrive Delhi to AgraPass By: Agra Fort, Agra, Agra District, Uttar PradeshWelcomed by Travel XS representative at Delhi airport and drive to Agra. It was the capital of the Mughal court during the 16th and 17th centuries and its sublime monuments date from that era. The emperors Akbar, Jahangir and Shah Jehan governed their vast empires from here and as prolific builders; artisans from Persia, Central Asia and other parts of India were attracted by their patronage. The resulting luxurious palaces, tombs, forts and gardens dot the picturesque riverine region along the Yamuna River; three of which, the Taj Mahal, Agra Fort and Fatehpur Sikri have been declared World Heritage Sites. Agra is renowned for its delicate Pietra Dura work; a Florentine technique imported by Jahangir of arranging minute pieces of precious and semi precious stones in complex, stylized floral and geometric designs into a marble base. No meals included on this day.Accommodation included: Overnight stay at AgraDay 2: Agra sightseeingStop At: Taj Mahal, Agra, Agra District, Uttar PradeshThis morning holds lot of excitement for you. You will be overwhelmed at the panorama of the Taj Mahal basking in the rays of the morning sun. Rise early visit sunrise of Taj Mahal (Taj Mahal Closed on Fridays), perhaps the most photographed monument in the world, may you heard about the Taj Mahal and once you see so many picture of building your expectations are real high and this is the enigma about the Taj Mahal. Taj Mahal glory and beauty of building surpasses beyond all human imaginations. Today visit Mehtab Bagh, Agra Fort & Itmad Ud Daulah as part of sightseeing tour.Note - Taj Mahal closed on every FridaysDuration: 8 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Overnight stay at AgraDay 3: Agra to Delhi AirportStop At: Indira Gandhi International AirportAfter breakfast, checkout your hotel and drive to Delhi Airport.Duration: 4 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastNo accommodation included on this day.