The Taj Mahal & Delhi Tour includes a 3 night stay in Delhi and 2 day tour. On your return to Delhi from your Himalayan Tour, you will be dropped off at your hotel in the heart of Delhi. The following day your sightseeing tour of Delhi will commence at 10am and finish at approximately 5pm. On Day 2 you will leave Delhi for Agra at 6am and return to your hotel at approximately 5pm. Accommodation*, taxi, tour guide and tickets for the Taj Mahal and Red Fort are included in the price of the tour. Lunch and dinner are not included.
Delhi’s numerous sights include the colonial buildings of British architect, Edwin Lutyens, such as India Gate and the Viceroy’s House, now Rashtrapati Bhavan. This dome shaped building was designed as the residence of the Viceroy of India. It is now the official residence of the President of India. The Red Fort was the main residence of the emperors of the Mughal dynasty for nearly 200 years, until 1856. The Lotus temple was opened in 1986 to accommodate people of all cultures and religions. It is now one of the most visited sites in Delhi.
The Taj Mahal is an iconic image, and a must see for anyone coming to visit India. It was commissioned in 1632 by Mughal emperor Shah Jahan as a mausoleum for his wife. Situated on the southern bank of the Yamuna river in Agra, it is constructed of shimmering white marble, which seems to change colour depending on the time of day. It takes approximately three hours by road from Agra to Delhi.
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- Day 1 Sightseeing tour of Delhi. After the first night in your Delhi hotel, your guide will take you to see the colonial buildings of India Gate; a memorial to the dead of the British India Army in World War I, in the form of a triumphal arch. Then on to Rashtrapati Bhavan, now the residence of the President of India, and previously home to the Viceroys of India. There will be a break for lunch before proceeding to the Red Fort to see its classic Mughal architecture, and finally a visit the Lotus Temple to sample impressive modern architecture in the shape of a lotus flower. Return to your Hotel for rest and relaxation before an early start the following morning.
- Day 2 The Taj Mahal. It is advisable to reach the Taj Mahal as early as possible to avoid the afternoon crowds. You will leave Delhi at 6am in order to arrive at Agra at 9am. The Taj Mahal is an enormous mausoleum complex commissioned in 1632 by the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan to house the remains of his beloved wife. Constructed over a 20-year period on the southern bank of the Yamuna River in Agra, India, the famed complex is one of the most outstanding examples of Mughal architecture, which combines Indian, Persian and Islamic influences. At its centre is the Taj Mahal itself, built of white marble and it is this iconic image that is world famous. The Taj Mahal was designated a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1983. It remains one of the world’s most celebrated structures and a stunning symbol of India’s rich history. After the tour of the Taj Mahal you will have lunch before returning to Delhi. Check-out from your hotel the following day.
*Accommodation rate is based on double occupancy, there is a supplement for single occupancy.