The Taj Mahal is an ivory-white marble mausoleum on the south bank of the Yamuna river in the Indian city of Agra.An English poet, Sir Edwin Arnold best describes it as “Not a piece of architecture, as other buildings are, but the proud passion of an emperor’s love wrought in living stones.”
The Taj Mahal was commissioned in 1632 by the Mughal emperor, Shah Jahan, to house the tomb of his favourite wife, Mumtaz Mahal. It is said that Shah Jahan was so heartbroken after her death that he ordered the court into mourning for two years. Sometime after her death, Shah Jahan undertook the task of erecting the world’s most beautiful monument in the memory of his beloved. It took 22 years and the labor of 22,000 workers to construct the monument. When Shah Jahan died in 1666, his body was placed in a tomb next to the tomb of Mumtaz Mahal. This magnificent monument came to be known as “Taj Mahal” and now counts amongst the Seven Wonders of the World.
The Taj Mahal has an amazing grace of perfection of proportions and grandeur of geometrical patterns of well appointed gardens enhancing the poise of the whole complex together add magnificence to the delicacy of this marvel of love, dedication and purity. The Taj displays its different moods through its varied shades. The Taj has as many shades as any kind of beauty can ever have! It is pinkish in the morning, milky white in the evening, golden when the moon shines and the intermediary variants during different hours of the day and during different seasons in a year.
Delhi to Agra distance – The aerial distance from New Delhi to Agra is 180 km while the road distance between New Delhi to Agra is 217 km.By Train it is 195 Km. There is/are 17 direct train(s) from New Delhi to Agra.
You can book a same day tour to Taj Mhal from New Delhi with Indus Trips. This tour starts early morning and we will pick you from your hotel or airport, drive you to Agra to visit Taj Mahal and Agra Fort. After a nice lunch we will start back for New Delhi and reach back by late evening. Drop to airport/ hotel as per your requirement.
Tour details are given below:
Same Day Tour of Taj Mahal by AC Cab from Delhi
07:30 am – Pick up from Hotel in Delhi to Agra by AC CAR
Morning drive to Agra – Journey time 3 Hours, via New Express Highway inclusive all tolls & taxes
10:30 – Meeting the guide on arrival in Agra city – Proceed to Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal remain Closed for all visitors on Friday
12.30 – Just after the Taj Mahal – Excursion to the nearby Agra Fort
14:00 – Lunch Break in AC Restaurant
After you explore all day tour, drive back to Delhi, arrive by 18:00 pm
US$ 170 for Single Person
US$ 120 per person for Two People
US$ 100 Per Person for Three People
Delhi – Agra – Delhi Same Day Trip in Private AC CAR with Driver
English Speaking Guide Fee
AC Car – All Parking, Tolls, Road Tax, Driver & Fuel
Lunch & Drinks in Multi Cuisine Air Con Restaurant
Entrance Tickets fee Taj Mahal & Agra Fort
Any Alcohol, Wine, Beer Served with Lunch
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