Wondering about visiting the Taj Mahal Tour From Delhi? Plan a one-day trip to the Taj Mahal & Agra Fort Tour from Delhi in which you can live your dream of spending a day at the unparalleled beauty of The Taj Mahal & Agra Fort. There are two main factors that make Agra so unique and signiﬁcant that it stands out from other cities. One of the most famous tourist destinations and buildings in the entire world is Agra's famous Taj Mahal. Its immense history does not stop there, though! There are also two other UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Agra: the Agra Fort and Fatehpur Sikri. It has been said that the Taj Mahal, as well as the city of Agra in general, are absolutely breathtaking and awe-inspiring. There is nothing like this city anywhere else in the world, and it has changed people's lives.
Note: The Taj Mahal remains closed to all visitors on Friday.
“Here you will Get to Know how you can plan a Day Trip to the Taj Mahal.”
Note: This is not a Fixed Itinerary, Just a Suggested One!
The Same Day Agra Tour starts from Delhi early in the morning and ends at the same place in the evening, after covering some of the most remarkable monuments in the city of Agra. The detailed itinerary of the Same Day Delhi Agra Tour goes as listed below :
Note: This tour can be planned directly from the Railway station, Airport Hotel, or Residence in Delhi-NCR.
🕕 06:00 A.M. – Pick up from Delhi:
We discovered a cab company called SRM Holidays that offered a Same Day Agra Tour From Delhi. For a couple, an AC sedan car is suitable for traveling, which costs 7000 for one day. The cab was air-conditioned and very well-maintained. Later we drive towards Agra in a comfortable car. Complete the 240km distance in 4 hours on Yamuna Expressway. Upon arrival in Agra, the journey starts right away with a visit to The Taj Mahal Tour.
🕙 10:00 A.M – Private Guided Taj Mahal Tour :
Our ﬁrst destination in Agra is none other than the splendid Taj Mahal, the Symbol of Love, and the Seventh Wonder of the World. Built by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his wife Mumtaz Mahal, the Taj Mahal stands proudly on the banks of the river Yamuna, attracting millions of tourists every single year.
Our Agra Tour Guide explains interesting facts and features about the Taj Mahal, such as:
- Taj Mahal India
- History Of the Taj Mahal
- Taj Design & Layout
- Taj Mahal main mausoleum
- Getting to the Taj Mahal
Visitors to The Mausoleum must climb a red sandstone platform and wear cloth overshoes to honor the custom of not wearing shoes in a mosque and to protect the marble ﬂoor. The raised platform has a black-and-white chessboard design and four minarets crowned with an umbrella dome. The entrance is through a 28-meter archway inscribed with verses from the Koran. The Taj features three types of marble work: ﬁligree, relief, and inlay. The dome has a brass pinnacle, and the enclosure beneath it has an exquisite white marble screen. The replica of Queen Mumtaz Mahal's tomb is here, and the actual grave is in the basement. The tombstones of Shah Jahan and Mumtaz Mahal are on separate raised platforms decorated with ﬂoral inlay designs.
The Taj is best viewed by moonlight, especially on a full moon night, when the gates are open until midnight.
Spend some time at this place appreciating the beauty of the monument and the love of the emperor before heading towards the next destination, the Agra Fort.
🕐 01:00 P.M– Guided Agra Fort Tour:
A massive fort and the pride of the Mughal Empire, Agra Fort has remained one of the most powerful forts in India. It was sometimes the capital of the Mughal Empire and has also served as the royal residence. Today, it serves as a royal museum showcasing innumerable belongings of the erstwhile rulers.
Get to Know About the Monuments within the Agra Fort:
- Khas Mahal
- Jahangiri Mahal (Jahangir’s Palace)
- Diwan-I-Khas (hall of private audience)
- Diwan-I-Aam (hall of public audience )
- Musamman Burj (an octagonal tower)
After Ibrahim Lodi's death at Panipat in 1526, the construction of Fort Agra began in 1565. This massive red sandstone fort was completed in around eight years at the cost of thirty-ﬁve lakh rupees. Qasim Khan Mir Barr-u-Bahr oversaw its construction.
Initially, the fort was a military structure under Akbar's rule. However, during Shah Jahan's reign, it became partly a palace. The fort is an imposing structure with walls of red sandstone stretching three kilometers long. To enter, one must pass through the Amar Singh Gate. The eastern part of the fort houses palaces, mosques, and an audience hall built by three emperors, each showcasing their favored architectural styles. Akbar drew inspiration from both Islamic and Hindu traditions, leading to an eclectic mix of styles. By Shah Jahan's time, the style had become homogenized, making it difﬁcult to distinguish between Hindu and Muslim strands. Shah Jahan added the Diwan-i-Am (public audience hall), the beautiful Diwan-i-Khas (private audience hall), and the magniﬁcent Moti Masjid (Pearl Mosque) to the fort.
🕝 02:30 P.M– Lunch Time
Enter a lavish restaurant to enjoy a delicious lunch. Agra is equally famous for its delicious food as it is for its remarkable monuments. Enjoy your lunch while discussing your journey so far. You are allowed to rest for some time before resuming your journey.
Some of the Best Lunch Places in Agra
- Pinch of Spice
- Salt Cafe
- Chicken Mama Franky
- Kwality Restaurant
- Panchi Petha Store
- Pind Balluchi at Taj Ganj
🕓 04:00 P.M– Mehtab Bagh (optional)
The Mehtab Bagh garden was the last of eleven Mughal-built gardens along the Yamuna opposite the Taj Mahal and the Agra Fort. Emperor Babur built the garden. It is also noted that Emperor Shah Jahan had identiﬁed a site from the crescent-shaped, grass-covered ﬂoodplain across the Yamuna River as an ideal location for viewing the Taj Mahal.
Legends attributed to the travelog of the 17th-century French traveler Jean Baptiste Tavernier mention Shah Jahan's wish to build a Black Taj Mahal for himself, as a twin to the Taj Mahal; however, this could not be achieved as he was imprisoned by his son Aurangzeb.
🕔 05:00 P.M– Local Markets (Optional)
With a visit to Mehtab Bagh and later doing some Shopping in Agra's local Markets its precious and semi-precious stones are crafted into desirable gemstone Jewellery. Surrounded by chic boutiques, classy leather things, culturally designed clothing, and Marble Markets: among the many admired shops.
🕡06:00 P.M: Departure
Afterward, Your Delhi Agra Tour Package ends here. Ride into the car and drive towards Delhi which is 4 hours drive by car. Upon arrival in Delhi at around 9-10 p.m. The cab driver will drop you off at your desired location, be it your hotel, airport, railway station, or home.