Taj Mahal at Sunrise Private Tour with Agra Fort and Fatehpur Sikri
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Stop At: Taj Mahal, Agra, Agra District, Uttar Pradesh
he Taj Mahal, celebrated for its architectural magnificence and aesthetic beauty. Emperor Shah Jahan built this exquisite white marble mausoleum for his favourite queen Mumtaz Mahal. The monument was commissioned in 1631 and took 20,000 artisans, 22 years to complete. Witness the dramatic interplay of light as the sun rises and casts its golden rays over the pearl white tomb, recreating the magic of the Taj.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Stop At: Agra Fort, Agra, Agra District, Uttar Pradesh
the Agra Fort, an outstanding example of Mughal architecture and stronghold of the Mughal Empire under successive generations. Shah Jahan, the creater of Taj, spent the last years of his life time imprisonment awarded by his son Aurangzeb, here. It was built in the late 1560`s by their predecessor, Akbar, with later embellishments by Jahangir, his son, and Shah Jahan, his grandson.
Duration: 1 hour
Pass By: Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah, Agra, Agra District, Uttar Pradesh
the marble mausoleum built by Nur Jahan, the wife of Emperor Jahangir, in memory of her father, Ghiyas Beg. Also known as the ‘Baby Taj’, it is beautifully conceived in white marble, mosaic and lattice.
Stop At: Fatehpur Sikri, Fatehpur Sikri, Agra District, Uttar Pradesh
Fatehpur Sikri. Located 37 km from Agra, Fatehpur Sikri was built by Mughal emperor Akbar in 1571 in honour of the Sufi saint, Sheikh Salim Chisti. It was the Mughal capital for 14 years after which it was abandoned due to paucity of water. Made of red sandstone and combines influences from both Hindu and Mughal architecture
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
- Hotel pickup and drop off in Agra
- Transport by private air-conditioned vehicle
- English-speaking private guide
- Entry/Admission - Taj Mahal
- Entry/Admission - Agra Fort
- Entry/Admission - Fatehpur Sikri
- DVD (available to purchase)
- Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
- Food and drinks, unless specified
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- A maximum of 15 people per booking
- Wheelchair accessible
- Near public transportation
- Infant seats available
- Transportation is wheelchair accessible
- Most travelers can participate
- This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Bit of a mixed bag. The guide was on time but said very little much of the time and talked on his smartphone. He told me the tour did not include Tomb of Itmad ud Daulah but accepted it did when shown the voucher. After Agra Fort, he informed us he was leaving and another guide would meet us at Fatehpur Sikri. We were sent off with only a driver. When we went to the lunch stop, they insisted we had to pay for our lunch although we were told it was included when booking confirmed on our paperwork. As we had no guide with us, we had no option but to pay. Afternoon guide at Fatehpur Sikri was good but did drag us to shopping opportunity we did not need. Overall, OK but left a bit of a bitter taste.
Great tour. Perfect guide. Total value for money. Lunch also was perfect. You have to try it.
This was a great tour and Sumit and his team were very flexible and accommodating to our requests. We started a little bit later as there was too much fog to see and visited the Agra Fort first. Our guides for the day were very knowledgeable and interesting and were able to answer all of our questions. All of the sites are incredibly amazing and it certainly helps to have a private guide with you so that you don't get harassed by hawkers at each location. We also had a licensed photographer come with us for part of our Taj Mahal visit which meant we got access to all the good photo spots. The visits to the local marble and stone merchants was interesting, but I really don't like the sales aspect but was always expected. For those people wondering if the trip out to Fatehpur Sikri is worth it? It definitely is. This abandoned city is unlike what you will see in Agra. Each palace within the monument is so very different itself and shows the differences in heritage and religion of each Queen. It is definitely worth the extra distance and definitely not to be missed. Sumit and his team give a wonderful day and are very flexible and accommodating to their guests.