Delhi – Agra (210 kms-04 hrs)
After breakfast, depart by road to Agra. It takes about four hours to arrive at Agra.
On arrival, you shall directly be transferred to Agra hotel. Having relaxed a bit,
the exploration of Agra will commence. Agra tour guide will be introduced with you in the hotel’s lobby.
Located on the banks of the Yamuna River, north of the state of Uttar Pradesh,
Agra is home to the most famous monument of the India: the majestic Taj Mahal.
Agra reached its peak as the capital of the Mughal emperors from 1526 to 1658 and remains a major tourist destination because of its beautiful buildings of the Mughal era,
listed as UNESCO World Heritage Site.The best time to visit the Taj Mahal is in the morning, at sunrise, before the arrival of cars of Indian tourists.
Your sightseeing will start by visiting the imposing Red Fort, second largest monument of Agra. Built by Akbar, third Mughal Emperor,
its sandstone walls surround the beautiful Moti Masjid, Pearl Mosque, all white marble, but also palaces,
courtyards and fountains built under his son and successor, Jahangir and Shah Jahan .
The latter spent the end of his life imprisoned by his own son Aurangzeb in the Agra Fort.
In the evening, you will watch the sunset over the Taj Mahal from Mehtab Bagh (Moonlight Garden): you cross the Yamuna River,
which flows behind the Taj Mahal and take a short but pleasant walk towards Mehtab Bagh.
From there, you can admire the Taj Mahal in all its glory, during sunset.
Return to the hotel late in the evening to spend evening in leisure and have overnight stay.