Day 4. Delhi – Agra

Overnight – The Oberoi Amarvilas

Drive to Agra. You are assisted with your check-out from your hotel after breakfast and you will be driven to Agra on a roughly 3.5-hour journey. After exiting sprawling greater Delhi, you will be driving along lush farmland and villages on one of India’s best elevated tollways.

Oberoi Amarvilas. Upon arrival at Agra, you are driven to your gorgeous luxury resort where you can drop your bags off and use the facilities to freshen-up. Your Taj Mahal view room will be ready for check-in by 3 PM at the latest.

Agra Fort. Now you will experience the predecessor of the Red Fort, the Agra Fort. This UNESCO World Heritage Site Forted City was built in 1565 by India’s greatest Mughal ruler, Emperor Akbar, and much was then copied in Delhi’s larger Red Fort about 7 decades later by his grandson, the visionary builder Shah Jahan. There are unique views of the Taj Mahal from a section of the fort, including from the room where Akbar’s great-grandson Aurangzeb imprisoned his father Shah Jahan during the end of his life.

Mehtab Bagh. After relaxing and enjoying your memorable view for a little while, you will proceed for a sunset visit to Mehtab Bagh, which is a Mughal Garden built at the same time as, and located across from the Taj Mahal on the other side of the Yamuna River. From this vantage point you can admire the magnificent Taj Mahal as the setting sun’s rays play on the facade of the world’s finest monument.

A note for photography enthusiasts: Although we include a sunrise and a sunset visit to the Taj Mahal, you may want to ask us to change the timing of one or both because the best photos are usually during the day. For five days a month, before, during, and after the full moon, a separate limited availability moonlight visit can also be added with prior notice.

Drive to Agra. You are assisted with your check-out from your hotel after breakfast and you will be driven to Agra on a roughly 3.5-hour journey. After exiting sprawling greater Delhi, you will be driving along lush farmland and villages on one of India’s best elevated tollways.

Oberoi Amarvilas. Upon arrival at Agra, you are driven to your gorgeous luxury resort where you can drop your bags off and use the facilities to freshen-up. Your Taj Mahal view room will be ready for check-in by 3 PM at the latest.

Agra Fort. Now you will experience the predecessor of the Red Fort, the Agra Fort. This UNESCO World Heritage Site Forted City was built in 1565 by India’s greatest Mughal ruler, Emperor Akbar, and much was then copied in Delhi’s larger Red Fort about 7 decades later by his grandson, the visionary builder Shah Jahan. There are unique views of the Taj Mahal from a section of the fort, including from the room where Akbar’s great-grandson Aurangzeb imprisoned his father Shah Jahan during the end of his life.

Mehtab Bagh. After relaxing and enjoying your memorable view for a little while, you will proceed for a sunset visit to Mehtab Bagh, which is a Mughal Garden built at the same time as, and located across from the Taj Mahal on the other side of the Yamuna River. From this vantage point you can admire the magnificent Taj Mahal as the setting sun’s rays play on the facade of the world’s finest monument.

A note for photography enthusiasts: Although we include a sunrise and a sunset visit to the Taj Mahal, you may want to ask us to change the timing of one or both because the best photos are usually during the day. For five days a month, before, during, and after the full moon, a separate limited availability moonlight visit can also be added with prior notice.