Stones Set in History: A Tour of Taj Mahal and Agra Fort

Cultural & Theme Tours in Agra
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Tour description

This relaxed 4-hour private tour is based in the former Mughal Imperial capital city of Agra. Your tour will begin with a visit to the Taj Mahal which is followed by a tour of the Agra Fort. In a fully air-conditioned vehicle with an English speaking guide, you will get the opportunity to witness the brilliance of the architectural wonders of the early modern period in Indian history. You will also receive complimentary mineral water.

Overview: The first capital of the Central Asian Mughal Empire was the city of Agra. Celebrated for its architecture, the place creates a space for both, a visual and an emotional experience. The tour begins with a visit to the Taj Mahal. A phenomenal architectural marvel of design and construction, the monument is symbolic of Shah Jahan's dedication and love to his wife, Mumtaz Mahal, for whom the structure was created. Constructed in ivory-white marble, this mausoleum rests on the Southern banks of the river Yamuna. The tour will take you further to explore the renowned Agra Fort built by the third Mughal descendant Jalal-ud-din Muhammad Akbar in 1565. While additions to the structure continued to be made in the later years, the red sandstone looks as alive today as it did during the reign of Akbar which marked the apogee of the Mughal empire. The Agra Fort was built before the Mughals shifted their capital from Agra to Delhi. As a result, the Red Fort in New Delhi was built on the same lines and is in fact, rather similar to the one built in its neighbouring city. Guidelines: You are requested to make all tour bookings at least 2 working days in advance.Our guide will assist you in buying entry tickets, where required. Please make all ticket and camera payments directly at the customer care centres or booths of the venue. After you book the experience a voucher will be generated and sent to your email ID. The voucher will have all the information, including contact details of the experience provider. A 'No Show' will result in No Refund. The duration of the trip is 4 hours (from pick up to drop off). You will be collected from within the city limits.The ideal time for this experience is between 6:00 A.M. and 6:00 P.M

What's included

  • Driver/guide
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transport by air conditioned private vehicle
  • Bottled water

What's not included

  • Gratuities
  • Camera Fees