Tour from Delhi to Agra and visit the spectacular Taj Mahal
Journey to India’s famous Taj Mahal, a majestic monument to love. Built by a Mughal emperor as tribute to his late wife, this incredible structure continually astounds visitors with its inspiring architecture and remains one of the world's finest examples of Islamic art. Beginning in Delhi, journey to Agra to see this iconic sight, enjoying plenty of sightseeing along the way. Watch the sun rise over the Taj before taking a trip to the magnificent sandstone Red Fort and experiencing the expansive deserted city of Fatehpur Sikri. Returning to Delhi, sample spicy curries and bargain at markets to get a feel for the unforgettable culture, colour and character of India.
This Short Break Adventure runs three times a week, so pick the date that suits you and add it to other travels in India or enjoy it on a quick stopover.
Experience the sights with up to 12 other travellers, however with an average of 2-5 travellers per departure you'll have all the benefits of being in a special small group.
Local guides to show you the most important sites and then freedom to do as you wish the rest of the time.
This trip is available in Original or Comfort levels of accommodation so you can choose what is best for you.
Wander Old Delhi on a walking tour and be immersed in the sights and sounds of this thriving and historical part of the city.
Choose between sunset or sunrise visits to the Taj Mahal and decide for yourself if this is indeed the most beautiful structure known to mankind. Read all about it before you go here: https://www.intrepidtravel.com/adventures/taj-mahal-firsthand-account/
Stop in at the mighty Agra fort and deserted city of Fatehpur Sikri - both important and impressive historical sights from Mughal times.
This is a join-in trip, so if other travellers have booked on the same date you will share included activities. As this is not a group itinerary you may be travelling or accommodated on your own, without other Intrepid travellers. If you would prefer the experience of travelling with others, please consider our HHSN (Original) or HHKH (Comfort) trips.
From April 2017, the main dome of the Taj Mahal will undergo mud pack therapy to restore its original colour. It is expected the dome will be covered in iron scaffolding during the process which is expected to last a year. There’s no reason to postpone your visit though! Read more about the restoration project here: https://www.intrepidtravel.com/adventures/taj-mahal-mud-restoration/
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There are currently no scheduled departures on our Taj Mahal Extension trip. If you are interested in other trips in the region visit one of the links below.
1.This trip begins on Day 1 at 9am in Delhi and finishes in Delhi on Day 3 at 3pm. Please do not book any international flights before 8pm on Day 3,
2. This is a join-in trip, so if other travellers have booked on the same date you will share included activities. As this is not a group itinerary you may be travelling or accommodated on your own, without other Intrepid travellers.
3. Using mud pack therapy the Archaeological Survey of India is planning to clean the four small canopies around the main dome of the Taj Mahal from the start of April 2018. This will be followed by the cleaning of the main dome but that could take some time as ASI is yet to calculate its load bearing capacity. The ASI’s science branch officials have stated that cleaning the four canopies will take approximately 2 months while main dome cleaning will be completed in phases. We will continue to update as information becomes available.
4. This Short Break is available in Original & Comfort levels of accommodation.