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Agra & Taj Mahal from New Delhi

By Viator, August 2014

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Of all the Wonders of the World, only one is a monument to romantic love: the Taj Mahal. Poetry written in marble spires by the heartbroken Shah Jahan, the monument's graceful white domes arc over the tomb of his wife and mother of his 14 children, Mumtaz Mahal.

It is a splendid sonnet in stone, inlaid with precious gems, surrounded by spectacular gardens and engraved with sweet verses from the Qu'ran. The Taj Mahal is perhaps the most famous building in the world, and though you've almost certainly seen it in photos, the structure's symmetry, scope and obsessive detail can only be appreciated in person. Moreover, the Taj is but one of three World Heritage sites in Agra, a city of architectural achievements.

If staying in Delhi, with its own wonderful old buildings and  fascinating culture, you can visit Agra and the Taj Mahal on a 12-hour day trip. You'll make the 124-mile (200 km) journey through the arid countryside in an air-conditioned van, with a private, English-speaking guide explaining a bit about daily life in India outside the tourist spots.

After exploring the Taj Mahal, Agra's other treasures await, including the Agra Fort (also called Lal Qila), about 1.5 miles (2.5 km) northwest of the Taj Mahal. The magnificent stone fortress, as richly ornamented as any palace, is humbled only by its beautiful neighborwith its array of architecturally interesting buildings, you may even enjoy it more.

A wonderful add-on to the Agra tour is Fatehpur Sikri,  24 miles (40 km) from Agra. A truly ancient place, the city (inhabited since the Stone Age) rises majestically in richly adorned buildings at the edge of a dried lake, long since drained to quench the city's thirst. Today it is abandoned, save for visitors.

While a day trip will suffice for those with limited time, visitors with more time to spend in this fantastic region could consider a more leisurely  four-day trek, stopping in the glittering jewelry shops of Jaipur as well.

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