Taj Mahal Sunrise Tour

Visit Taj Mahal, a UNESCO World Heritage site at sunrise. This white-marble world wonder was built by a great emperor in memory of his beloved. Afterwards, you'll visit the imposing Agra Fort (another UNESCO World Heritage site), built by Emperor Akbar in 1565 CE. This huge fort is made of red sandstone and features elegant buildings. The inside reflects an interesting synthesis of Hindu and Central Asian architectural styles which are simply amazing. Before returning to New Delhi, enjoy some shopping in Agra known for its fabulous handicrafts made of marble and soft-stone inlay work. The Mughals were great patrons of arts and crafts. Empress Nur Jahan took personal interest and was an accomplished artist herself in zari embroidery work.

02:30 AM
Morning pickup from anywhere in Delhi and drive 3 hours to Agra via Yamuna Express Highway.

06:00 AM
Arrive in Agra and meet your tour guide and begin sightseeing.

06:30 AM
Leave for sunrise tour of the world famous Taj Mahal, a UNESCO World Heritage site. This white-marble world wonder was built by a great emperor in memory of his beloved.
Note: The Taj Mahal is closed every Friday.

08:30 AM
Break for buffet breakfast in hotel restaurant.

09:30 AM
Visit the imposing Agra Fort, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Built by Emperor Akbar in 1565 CE, this huge fort is made of red sandstone. The elegant buildings inside reflect an interesting synthesis of Hindu and Central Asian architectural styles. The maze of the courtyards, mosques and private chambers of the fort echo the story of the Mughal Empire.

11:00 AM
You may wish to enjoy shopping in Agra, which is known for its fabulous handicrafts, made of marble and soft-stone inlay work. The Mughals were great patrons of arts and crafts. Empress Nur Jahan took personal interest and was an accomplished artist herself in zari embroidery work. Agra's major handicraft products besides inlay work are leather-ware, brass-ware, carpets, jewelry and embroidery work.

01:00 PM
Enjoy a lunch break at one of the best local restaurants (at your own expense).

02:00 PM
After a memorable day, drive back to Delhi, arriving by 5:00 PM, where you will be dropped off at your hotel or airport in Delhi.

End of Tour.