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Add another dimension to a Taj Mahal visit by wearing Indian dress on this private day trip from Delhi. Enjoy your first views of Agra’s 17th-century marble mausoleum from the Mehtab Bagh or ‘Moonlight Gardens,’ and tour the UNESCO-listed Red Fort. Then, don your Indian finery for a tour of the Taj, making your visit and souvenir photos extra magical. Private transport, guided tours, Indian dress, and Delhi hotel pickup and drop-off included.

Highlights

  • Private Agra day trip from Delhi with Taj Mahal visit in Indian dress
  • Enjoy views of the Taj Mahal from the Mehtab Bagh or ‘Moonlight Gardens’
  • Visit the Red Fort, a UNESCO-listed Mughal fort filled with palaces and courtyards
  • Break for lunch (own expense) and visit a family home to dress in authentic Indian clothin
  • Tour the Taj Mahal in your Indian finery, making your souvenir photos extra special
  • Learn the love story behind the Taj as you explore
  • Private transport, use of Indian clothing, and Delhi hotel pickup and drop-off included

What You Can Expect

Private Tour: Agra Day Trip from Delhi with Taj Mahal Tour in Authentic Indian Dress and Local Family Visit

Taj Mahal

Start with hotel pickup in Delhi, and relax as you make the roughly 3-hour journey to Agra by private, air-conditioned vehicle.

On arrival, stop at Mehtab Bagh, sometimes known as the ‘Moonlight Gardens,’ laid out alongside the River Yamuna facing the Taj Mahal. Enter the gardens (own expense), and enjoy a stroll to soak in the spectacular, sweeping views of the Taj.

Next, continue to the Red Fort, Agra’s 16th-century walled Mughal fort-palace, and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Head inside (own expense) and explore the richly decorated palaces, pavilions, and chambers, all built in Hindu, Islamic, and central Asian designs.

View highlights including the Pearl Fort and Mirror Palace, and see the octagonal tower where Shah Jahan, the emperor who ordered the building of the Taj Mahal, was imprisoned within view of the masterpiece he commissioned.

Afterward, enjoy lunch (own expense) at a local restaurant, and then visit a local family home to change into your traditional Indian clothes. Get outfitted in the beautiful garments, including turbans for men and saris for women, and then continue to the Taj Mahal.

Wearing your Indian finery, head inside (own expense) and marvel at the magnificent monument, with its marble domes and towers shimmering like a mirage. Then, cross  the gardens and admire the marble terraces, arcades, and inner hall close-up, as well as the outlying red-sandstone monuments.

As you explore, hear the love story behind the building. Learn how Shah Jahan commissioned it as a mausoleum for his beloved late queen, Mumtaz Mahal, and how it took 20,000 workers 22 years to build.

Be sure to capture plenty of photos in your Indian dress, and afterward, change back into your everyday clothes for your return drive to Delhi. Your tour then concludes with a hotel drop-off.

Customer Reviews

Tracy United States of ... 

4 star rating: Recommended July 2016

I loved being able to be in authentic dress, however it is not a local family visit it is with a shop that sells sarees and souvenirs. My guide was very informational and wanted to stick to his plan rather than going by what I would want to do/see during this visit which made it a little upsetting but overall it was a good tour just a lot of information was given in a lecture type way.

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