Start your private trip with pickup from your Delhi hotel or Delhi airport, and travel to Agra by private, air-conditioned vehicle.
After roughly three hours, arrive and meet your local guide at the Taj Mahal entrance. Go inside (own expense), and get your first, spectacular view of the pearlescent-white marble monument.
Then, stroll through the gardens to get close-up to the ornate arcades, inner hall and terrace, built in Persian, Indian, and Islamic architectural styles.
Listen as your guide shares information about the building, commissioned by Mughal emperor, Shah Jahan, in 1630 as a mausoleum for his queen, Mumtaz Mahal, and hear how it took a staggering 20,000 workers 22 years to complete.
Following your 1.5-hour tour, enjoy lunch at a local restaurant before visiting Agra’s UNESCO-listed Red Fort, another Mughal masterpiece.
Enter the massive, walled fort (own expense), built in 1565, and meander through the courtyards, pavilions and halls, including the tower where Shah Jahan was imprisoned by his son within view of the Taj, his late wife’s tomb.
Afterward, see more of Agra’s historical buildings before a spell of souvenir shopping and your return to Delhi, where your tour finishes with drop-off at the original departure point.