Your private guide and driver will meet you at your Delhi hotel or the nearby airport where you’ll travel 124 miles (200 km) in air-conditioned comfort to Agra. Enjoy a 5-course lunch with an incredible view at the 4-star Gateway Hotel. The stunning Taj Mahal will serve as your backdrop while you sample delicious cuisine from the restaurant’s Sky Deck. The open-sided lounge has limited seating and offers up uninterrupted views of India’s most iconic building. As an alternative, you may choose to enjoy high-tea following your tour of the Taj Mahal instead.
Following lunch, you’ll head to the UNESCO World Heritage site Taj Mahal. Your guide will share the colorful history of this incredible structure, which is one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Built to honor Mumtaz Mahal, the third wife of Shah Jahan, this breathtaking building took 20 years to erect.
Once you’ve toured the site, head to the Taj Museum, located in the Naubat Khana complex. Wander the galleries where you’ll find ancient artifacts that provide additional context to the Taj Mahal.
Your guide will point out the original architectural plans for the complex before you ride to Agra Fort in the air-conditioned comfort of your private vehicle. You will first stop at the Sky Deck of Gateway Hotel to enjoy high tea if you have selected this option.
Uncover the history of the Islamic and Hindu architectural styles that give Agra Fort its unique aesthetic, and listen in as your guide shares stories about Emperor Akbar, who built this red sandstone fort on the banks of the Yamuna River. Wander the rooms, which include Diwan-I-Am (public audience hall) and the Diwan-I-Khas (private audience hall) for a more complete look at this historical landmark.
Once you’ve toured the sites of Agra, return to your Delhi hotel in the comfort of your private vehicle.