• Location: New Delhi, India
  • Duration: 14 hours (approx.)
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If you’re planning to visit Agra from Delhi, squeeze every ounce of sightseeing from your trip with this 14-hour private tour. After viewing the marble masterpiece of the Taj Mahal, tour two more of Agra’s Mughal treasures: the Red Fort and Itmad-ud-Daulah (Baby Taj). Plus, experience sunset views of the Taj from the Mahtab Bagh or  ‘Moonlight Gardens.’ Private transport, in-depth privately guided visits, and Delhi hotel pickup and drop-off included.

Highlights

  • Private Agra day trip from Delhi to the Taj Mahal, Itmad-ud-Daulah, and Red Fort
  • Tour the 17th-century Taj Mahal, and learn how and why it was built
  • Explore the Red Fort, a massive UNESCO-listed palace-fort of Mughal pavilions and towers
  • Visit the Itmad-ud-Daulah (Baby Taj), a precursor to the larger Taj
  • Admire sunset views of the main Taj from the Mahtab Bagh or ‘Moonlight Gardens’
  • Break for lunch (own expense) in Agra
  • Private transport, guided tours, and Delhi hotel pickup and drop-off included

What You Can Expect

Private Tour: Agra Day Trip from Delhi Including Taj Mahal, Red Fort, and Itmad-ud-Daulah

Taj Mahal

After hotel pickup in Delhi, travel by private, air-conditioned vehicle to Agra, home to the Taj Mahal, one of the world’s most beautiful monuments.

Following your 3-hour journey, arrive at the UNESCO-listed Taj and join up with your private guide. Then, head inside (own expense) and marvel at the white marble masterpiece, built as a royal mausoleum in 1652. Admire the dream-like marble domes, archways, and towers, and cross the gardens to see the inlaid arcades, inner hall and terraces close-up.

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

Afterward, continue with your guide to the Red Fort, another UNESCO-listed must-see. Built by the Emperor Akbar, this vast, 16th-century walled fort displays a blend of Hindu and central Asian architectural styles. Go inside (own expense) to wander through the courtyards, mosques, and chambers, and see the tower where Shah Jahan was imprisoned by his son within view of the Taj.

After a break for lunch (own expense), visit (own expense) the Tomb of Itmad-ud-Daulah, nicknamed the ‘Baby Taj,’ on the banks of the River Yamuna. A precursor to the Taj dating from 1628, this exquisite mausoleum was built by the Empress Nur Jahan for her father, and is filled with artistic detail. Explore the beautiful rooms, adorned with trellises and precious stones, and hear how their design reflects Persian influences.

Finally, as the sun sets, head inside (own expense) the Mahtab Bagh or ‘Moonlight Gardens,’ located across the Yamuna from the Taj Mahal. Drink in the stunning views of the monument from here just as dusk falls.

Finally, return to Delhi and finish with a hotel drop-off.

Customer Reviews

blueguroo

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

Tour was very good!!guide/driver/car/tour/safety.

frsabanagrande

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2017

Una experiencia muy bonita. Es un lugar increíble. El tour incluyo un guía y fue muy atento, y muy profesional. Sabia exactamente la historia y nos explicaba muchos detalles de cada lugar, también nos hacia sugerencias de cosas que podíamos hacer. Nos ofrecieron visitar muchos lugares pero ya estábamos cansados y fuimos nosotros los que acortamos el tour, pero todo fue muy excelente. Fueron muy puntuales al recogernos en el Hotel y también nos dejaron en el hotel al terminar el tour. Definitivamente recomendamos este tour. Lo único que no nos gusto es que cuando buscamos el tour decia que costaba 37.50 y cuando hicimos el pago final ya era otra cantidad. Tengan presente que en cada lugar hay que pagar nuestra propia entrada porque eso no esta incluido en el tour.

Melissa S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2017

Recently, I traveled to Delhi for work with three colelagues who had never been to India. Well, you can't travel that far without seeing the Taj Mahal. I'm so glad that I was able to take them and this was perfect. The company that Viator contracted, Akbran Tours was awesome. They were so flexible with our itinerary and alllowed us to move at our own pace and really make it exactly what we wanted. The guide was excellent and he showed us some excellent shopping places as well. We enjoyed it so much that I assisted another colleague in booking a day trip to the Taj Mahal with them as well. Needless to say, he loved it! The owner/operator of Akbran Tours was very helpful. I have no hesitation in recommending this trip to anyone that is going to Delhi and wants to maximize their time and see the Taj Mahal.

Mateo P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Amazing tour, really well priced, great guides and awsome attention by Sumit.

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