Get picked up from your hotel in Delhi and drive to Agra, taking about 4 hours. The city has an ancient history dating back to the Mahabharata epic and has also been the capital during sultan Sikander Lodi's time in the 14th century and during the Mughal Empire from the 16th to 17th century.
On arrival, meet with a local Agra guide and visit the Taj Mahal and spend around 1.5 hours to explore this stunning historical monument. The guide will tell you about the impressive architectural foundation and techniques it took to build this monument, as well as the mesmerizing love story of Shah Jahan and his late wife Mumtaz Mahal. The Mughal emperor Shah Jahan had the construction of this monument begin in 1632 as a mausoleum for his wife Mumtaz Mahal that passed. Construction was finished in 1643 and has since then been visited by millions of people each year, coming to admire the beauty and charm of this UNESCO World Heritage Site monument.
After the Taj Mahal, continue to have buffet lunch at a nearby hotel and get re-energized. Afterwards continue to explore the historical Agra Fort, where the present-day structure was built by the Mughals. The Agra Fort is usually described as a walled city and visiting this fort will be an incredible experience with witnessing the architectural structure, ancient art paintings and reliving the history that once took place here.
Lastly, make a visit to the historical Kachhpura Village to explore a more hidden part of Mughal architecture and culture. Walking through this area experience the sight of Humayuns Mosque, ancient wells of Baoli and the lifestyle of the locals. Enjoy the sunset here and later head back to Delhi to your hotel.
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