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Taj Mahal Extension

3 days with Intrepid Travel   Rating: Budget

Itinerary
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Day 1: Delhi/Agra
 
Namaste! Welcome to India.
Your tour begins at 9am on Day 1.
Your English speaking guide will escort you on a tour of Old Delhi that pulses with the energy and colour of thronged bazaars and is laced by a maze of narrow lanes full of the sights, sounds and smells of India. 
 
Visit the Jama Masjid mosque, which boasts wonderful marble domes and tapering minarets. You can also ride a rickshaw around the back streets to experience the hustle and bustle of everyday Indian life.
 
After a busy morning, you can stop for an optional lunch in Old Delhi before departing city around 2 pm for the drive to Agra by a private air conditioned car (approx 5 hrs).
 
Upon arrival, check in to your hotel with the assistance of our local representative who will provide you with a briefing of the next day's itinerary. The rest of the evening is free for you to explore the local bazaars or enjoy an evening meal.
If you wish to visit the Taj Mahal for sunset, your driver will transport you to and from the monument. You need to pay your own entrance fee. Please allow INR750 per additional visit.
 
Please note: the Taj Mahal is closed on Fridays.
 
Day 2: Taj Mahal/Agra
 
If you opt to view the Taj Mahal at sunrise you will be met at your hotel at approx 6 am by your guide who will brief and accompany you on today's activities. Alternatively if you opt for a later 2 pm visit to the Taj your guide will meet you at a time decided the previous evening (this is usually around 8.30 am in order to visit the Red Fort first).
 
Visit the Taj Mahal - a masterpiece of shimmering white marble set amid beautiful formal gardens. Built by Emperor Shah Jahan as a memorial to his wife Mumtaz, this 'teardrop on the face of eternity' (as it was described by writer Rabindranath Tagore) lives up to all expectations.
 
Visit Agra Fort on the banks of the Yamuna River. Built in 1565 by Emperor Akbar, the fort was originally designed to be a military structure. It was converted to a palace in Emperor Shah Jahan's time and eventually became his prison after he lost power in 1658.
 
During the day you will also have free time to unwind and relax, explore the back lanes of Agra, visit the Taj again, or watch local artisans and villagers making handicrafts, marble inlay work, or carpets.
 
Day 3: Delhi
 
After breakfast you will be met by your guide who will assist in checking you out of your hotel. Travel by private A/C vehicle towards Delhi - we stop en route at the deserted Mughal kingdom of Fatehpur Sikri (approx 4 hrs).
 
The magnificent deserted Mughal city of Fatehpur Sikri was built by Emperor Akbar in 1569, but was abandoned after 15 years due to the scarcity of water. A highlight of the settlement is Jama Masjid, a striking mosque featuring elements of both Persian and Hindu design. The main entrance of the mosque is the impressive 54 metre-high Buland Darwaza, the Gate of Victory, constructed to commemorate Akbar's military victory in Gujarat.
 
After this visit your guide will bid you farewell as you begin your journey back to Delhi.
Your driver will drop you off at your joining hotel in Delhi. You can expect to arrive back in Delhi by approx 3 pm. If you are departing today, please do not book your flight before 8 pm to allow enough time to get to the airport and check in.
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All This Included
Journey to India’s famous Taj Mahal, a majestic monument to love. Built by a Mughal emperor as tribute to his late wife, this incredible structure continually astounds visitors with its inspiring architecture and remains one of the world's finest examples of Islamic art. Beginning in Delhi, journey to Agra to see this iconic sight, enjoying plenty of sightseeing along the way. Watch the sun rise over the Taj before taking a trip to the magnificent sandstone Red Fort. Experience the expansive deserted city of Fatehpur Sikri and the tomb of Akbar the Great in Sikandra. Returning to Delhi, sample spicy curries, bargain at the markets and interact with locals to get a feel for the unforgettable culture, colour and character of India.
 
  • No meals are included on this tour.
  • Cycle rickshaw, Private vehicle, Shuttle Bus
  • Hotel (2 nights)
  • Delhi - Old Delhi Walking Tour
  • Local Guide Agra (Full Day)
  • Agra - Agra Fort
  • Agra - Taj Mahal
  • Fatehpur Sikri
Highlights
  • Enjoy a wander around the ancient sites of Old Delhi, teeming with humanity.
  • Gaze upon the wonders of the Taj Mahal. Is it the most beautiful structure known to man?
  • Visit the might of Agra Fort.
  • Explore the magnificent deserted city of Fatehpur Sikri.
Accommodations
Hotel (2 nights)
Notes
  • Ages: Min 5
  • Group size: Min 1, Max 12
  • This trip finishes in Delhi at 3pm. Please do not book any international flights before 8pm.
  • This is a join-in trip, so if other travellers have booked on the same date you will share included activities.
  • Please ask your Vacations To Go travel counselor for more information.
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