Taj Mahal Extension

3 Days | Journey from Delhi to Agra and visit the spectacular Taj Mahal

5 out of 5 based on 14 reviews submitted.
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Journey to India’s famous Taj Mahal – a majestic monument to love and one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Built by a Mughal emperor as a 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, this Short Break Adventure will take you to Agra, where you can watch the sunrise over the Taj before visiting the sandstone Red Fort and 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.

Trip overview

Map of Taj Mahal Extension including India
Start
Delhi, India
Finish
Delhi, India
Theme
Short breaks
Destinations
India
Physical rating
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Style
Comfort
Ages
Min 5
Group size
Min 1 - Max 12
Trip code
HHAJ
This trip generates 65.6 kg of CO2-e per person per day.
We offset these emissions on your behalf. But we know that is not enough, so we also have a carbon reduction target.

Why you'll love this trip
  • See one of the Seven Wonders of the World and explore Agra and Delhi at your own pace with a Short Break Adventure – perfect for a weekend away or to add to an existing trip.
  • Travel to major sites with local guides who know all the insights and local perspectives. Then, enjoy plenty of free time to see Agra your way.
  • 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.
  • Stop in at the mighty Agra Fort and deserted city of Fatehpur Sikri – both important and impressive historical sites from Mughal times.

Is this trip right for you?
  • On Short Breaks, you maintain a good level of independence and freedom, with the added bonus of having the details sorted out for you. You’ll have lots of free time and you won’t be accompanied by a Trip Leader. This means that all included activities and tours will be run by different local Intrepid partners, and these may operate independently from each other. The included activities and transfers will operate on a join-in basis, which means that you could have your Adventure all to yourself, or others may join you along the way. If you would prefer to travel in a group with a dedicated Trip Leader, just get in touch with your booking agent and they will take you through some alternatives.

Itinerary

Map of Taj Mahal Extension including India

Inclusions

Transport

Private vehicle, Cycle rickshaw, Shuttle bus

Accommodation

Hotel (2 nights)

Activities
  • Delhi - Leader-led Old Delhi walking & rickshaw tour
  • Agra - Local Guide (Full Day)
  • Agra - Agra Fort
  • Agra - Taj Mahal
  • Fatehpur Sikri - Guided tour
Add on activities
  • Delhi - Visit to the Jama Masjid Mosque - INR400
  • Agra - Additional entries to Taj Mahal - INR1300

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Important notes

1. This trip starts with a welcome meeting at 9am on Day 1 in Delhi. This trip ends on Day 3 and you are free to leave at any time.
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. Please provide your full name exactly as it appears on your passport at the time of booking (including any middle names listed on your passport. Fees may apply for adding or amending details within 45 days of departure, and in some cases, you will be required to cover the cost of issuing a new ticket.

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Reviews

5 out of 5 based on 14 reviews submitted.
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Brony · Traveled January 2024
The Taj Extension is a great tour for a deep dive into Mughal history. Khurram in Agra was an outstanding guide and I felt safe in the hands of our driver Dhiraj. Highly recommend this tour.
Review submitted 17 Jan 2024

Shannon · Traveled January 2024
This tour was amazing. We’re we’re travelling as 2 female travellers and felt safe the entire time. Tour guides were excellent and went the extra mile by helping us obtain SIM cards. Accommodation was much nicer than expected. Would highly recommend to anyone wanting to see the Taj Mahal as 3 days for the tour was perfect
Review submitted 13 Jan 2024

Maisy · Traveled January 2024
Amazing tour! Guide and driver were excellent, made our trip to Delhi and Agra completely hassle free and easy. Would recommend.
Review submitted 13 Jan 2024

Brent · Traveled December 2023
This brief excursion provided us with a glimpse into India’s Mughal past. We learned a lot about, not just the history of the people, but the history of the buildings, how they came to exist, and the dramatic context surrounding them. Our tour was efficient, flexible, and accommodating! Great job!
Review submitted 14 Dec 2023

James · Traveled September 2023
An excellent extension to our longer stay in India. Our driver Raza and guide in Agra, Khurram, were both excellent. Really great opportunity to go to the Taj Muhal and Fatehpur Sikri. Hotel in Agra was excellent too. Would highly recommend.
Review submitted 11 Oct 2023
Taj Mahal Extension
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ZAR  6,265