Enjoy a full-day trip of Agra, departing from Delhi in the early morning in order to arrive at the iconic Taj Mahal by sunrise. Following a pick-up from your accommodation in Delhi, Gurgaon or Noida, transfer to Agra by private, air-conditioned vehicle. Dawn is a magical time to see the Taj Mahal, the UNESCO World Heritage Site built by a Mughal emperor in memory of his beloved wife.
Itinerary of Same Day Trip from Delhi to Taj Mahal at Sunrise
Pickup at 2:30am from hotel/airport or anywhere in Delhi-it’s your choice and drive to Agra. Get ready for an early takeoff time for private tour to Agra. Sit back in your private vehicle and relax. The drive from Delhi to Agra takes three hours.
Reach Agra meet your tour guide will be waiting in a hotel lobby. He will brief you on upcoming sightseeing tour, you can use the hotel washrooms to get yourself refreshed before start sightseeing.
TAJ MAHAL AT SUNRISE TOUR: Your first stop is at the Taj Mahal, and you’ll be just in time for sunrise. See just how stunning the majestic palace looks under the beautiful rising sun before you head out with your guide on a tour of the grounds.
BREAKFAST: Take a break at nearby hotel where breakfast is served for you and your private group.
WITNESS LIVE DEMONSTRATION OF THE 350 YEAR OLD TRADITION OF MARBLE INLAY WORK (MOSAIC): Visit a workshop where this beautiful art form being practiced even today. The craftsmen making the exquisite table tops, boxes, platters & figures are the descendants of craftsmen brought to Agra by Shah Jahan. This art use semi-precious stones embedded into white, black or green marble to form floral and geometric designs very similar to the Taj Mahal. If you wish, can shop here (own expense). Day-Trip Delhi to Taj Mahal
Next up is the second UNESCO World Heritage Site, Agra Fort. Admire the red sandstone the fort’s made out of as your guide fills you in on the history of the Mughal Dynasty’s former imperial residence.
WITNESS LIVE DEMONSTRATION OF TRADITIONAL PERSIAN HAND KNOTTED CARPET: During Mughal Kingdom weavers brought to Agra from Persia to weave rugs for the king and family. This artist when meet locals and get friendly so they share the weaving of rugs to locals and that is how this art start in Agra. You will witness complete process how the hand knotted carpet weaves by using original tradition. If you wish, can shop carpets here (own expense)
WITNESS LIVE DEMONSTRATION OF ZARDOSI (TAPESTRIES) ALONG WITH STONE JEWELLRY: Zardosi, name derives from 2 Persian terms, of “Zar” meaning gold and “Dozi” meaning embroidery. Being done by using gold & silver threads with precious stones during Mughal Time to decorate Royal family dresses. Now-a-days, metallic threads with semi-precious stones use to make unique wall hangings, purses, bags, boxes & much more. Also enjoy wide range of stone jewelry includes high quality gemstones like amethyst, Smokey, topaz, ruby, emerald, sapphire, star ruby etc. If you wish, can shop here (own expense).
After sightseeing hop back into your vehicle for 3-hour ride to Delhi. Your driver drops you off at your hotel / airport Delhi.
1. All Transfers/Sightseeing’s by air conditioned private vehicle
2. Hotel/airport pickup and drop-off
3. Professional private tour guide
4. Buffet breakfast at a 5* hotel
5. Monument entrance fees
4. Gratuities (recommended)
1 Traveler – USD 135
2 Travelers – USD 85 Per Person
3 Travelers – USD 75 Per Person
4 Travelers – USD 65 Per Person
5 Travelers – USD 60 Per Person