0630 to 1245 hours
Drive to Agra through the Indian country side. Upon arrival
proceed to the Taj Mahal to see the architectural modern day
wonder of the world, the incomparable Taj Mahal. This monument is
a fine example of the fusion of many architectural styles and is
one of the wonders of the modern world. Built in 1652 by Emperor
1300 to 1400 hours
Proceed to Hotel Trident/Amar Vilas in Agra where a sumptuous
buffet lunch awaits you.
1400 to 1500 hours
After lunch visit the Agra Fort built in red sandstone with its
magnificent palaces, halls of public and private audience and the
beautiful gardens. This is where Emperor Shah Jahan was kept under
house arrest by his third son Aurangzeb and spent the last year of
his life viewing the Taj Mahal from across the river Jamuna.
1500 to 1530 hours
Visit to a marble factory to see the beautiful inlay of precious
and semi precious stones into the marble.
1600 to 1630 hours
Finally before driving back to Delhi, one can make a brief visit
to Sikandra the tomb of the Mughal Emperor Akbar, a magnificent
garden tomb. Return to Delhi around 2130 hours stopping midway for