Taj Mahal

It’s considered to be the most beautiful building in the world. Rudyard Kipling described it as ‘the embodiment of all things pure’, Rabindranath Tagore as 'a teardrop on the cheek of eternity’. The Taj Mahal draws more travellers each year than the entire population of Agra, and is probably the biggest and longest-standing token of love ever built. Constructed over eight years by Shah Jahan in the 17th century, the Taj Mahal is obviously a must see for any travellers passing even remotely near Delhi. Our local guides can give you the historical background and colourful anecdotes that truly bring this ancient wonder to life. 
 

Our top trips

 

Taj Mahal Extension


3 days, New Delhi round trip
A perfect add-on to your Indian itinerary, this 3-day trip takes you south of Delhi to Agra – the home of the Taj Mahal and the incredible Red Fort.

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India Family Tiger Adventure


10 days, New Delhi round trip
India’s best and brightest. Track Bengal tigers in Ranthambore National Park, stroll through the pink city of Jaipur and stand beneath the Taj Mahal in Agra.

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Spiritual India


19 days, New Delhi round trip
A sprawling journey packed with vibrant culture and ancient mysticism. Travel all the way from the high valleys of Dharamsala to the heritage hotspots of Jaipur and Agra.

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Rajasthan Adventure 


15 days, New Delhi round trip
Sip tea at a royal retreat, camp under the stars on a camel desert safari, and soak up all the old-world pomp and majesty of the Rajahs.

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Best time to visit


To avoid the worst of the summer heat, it’s generally best to travel in the more temperate months of October through to March. Try to make it to the Taj Mahal at sunrise as the dawn stains the temple pink and purple – this is also good advice if you’re concerned about the midday crowds. Return in the evening for another technicolour display. The structure glows amber as the sun starts to dip below the horizon, then returns to pearl white just before sunset. 

 

Forgotten fact


The four sides of the Taj Mahal are perfectly identical, so it’s pretty hard to take a bad photo of the place.

 

Other popular cultural holidays


Angkor Wat
Egyptian Pyramids
Petra
Machu Picchu
Terracotta Warriors