While in Jaipur, don’t miss India’s undisputed highlights: Taj Mahal and Agra Fort, both UNESCO World Heritage Sites. On this private tour, venture to Agra and tour the Taj Mahal, a majestic architectural wonder built by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his third wife. Enjoy a traditional Indian lunch and then discover ancient Agra Fort, a massive monument resembling a walled city. Your private guide will provide expert commentary, and round-trip hotel transport by air-conditioned vehicle is included.
After pickup from your Jaipur hotel in the morning, relax on a comfortable 4-hour drive to the world-famous Taj Mahal, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Spanning an area of about 1,000 acres (400 hectares), this majestic architectural wonder, flanked by several red-sandstone buildings, offers endless incredible sights. Follow your guide on a tour and learn about the structure’s magnificent Persian, Turkish and Indian architecture, apparent in its grand facade and intricate interior. A beautiful garden and long pond lead to its predominant edifice, the iconic white-marbled mausoleum built by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his beloved third wife, Mumtaz Mahal.Next, have lunch at a local restaurant in Agra before visiting Agra Fort, another UNESCO World Heritage Site. This 94-acre (34-hectare) brick fort, dating back to 1080 AD, has seen many battles and undergone major renovations. Witness the interesting fusion of Hindu and Islamic architectural influences as you walk inside the fort and learn about the different functions of the various buildings. After your tour, you’ll be taken back to your Jaipur hotel.