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Evening Tour to the Taj Mahal

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Key facts

Where: Agra , India Duration: 3 hours

Highlights

  • The Taj Mahal looks fascinating in the evening light, changing colours as the sun sets

Overview

The Taj Mahal, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, was built by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jehan as the mausoleum for his favourite queen Mumtaz Mahal. Constructed entirely out of white marble, it is an architectural masterpiece with four minarets, beautiful inlay work and marble screens.

Often described as a teardrop on the cheek of time, it is also one of the most famous historical landmarks of India and reflects the grandeur and wealth of the Mughal empire. Watch this beautiful monument glow with a reddish tinge in the light of the setting sun. This is a sight you'll never forget!

Itinerary

You will be picked up from your hotel and travel in an air-conditioned vehicle, accompanied by an English-speaking guide to visit the Taj Mahal.

Although this architectural masterpiece looks stunning at all times, you will be impressed and fascinated by the changing colours of the Taj as the sun sets in the sky. From a glorious white in bright sunlight, the Taj Mahal's fine pietra dura (marble inlay work) and marble screens seem to undergo many changes as the light fades. This is a sight you will never forget.

Listen to your guide tell you how it took 17 years and 20,000 skilled craftsmen from India and Central Asia to bring to life Emperor Shah Jehan's mausoleum for his favourite wife, Mumtaz Mahal.

After your visit to the Taj, you will be dropped back to your hotel where the tour ends.

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Activity Schedule

When does it run?

Daily except Friday

Duration

3 hours

Start time

Start time: 1700h (5:00pm)
Duration: 3 hours

Meeting point

Your hotel in Agra.
(Please advise your hotel at the time of booking. If you do not have this information now, please contact the local activity operator 24 hours prior to the start of the tour with these details.)

Ending point

Your hotel in Agra

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Inclusions

  • Transport services using an Air-conditioned Medium Car for 1-2 passengers, Toyota Innova for 03 passengers & Tempo Taveller for 04-07 passengers.
  • English-speaking local guide for sightseeing

Exclusions

  • Any airfare, airport taxes, supplement for which are quoted separately if applicable.
  • Expenses of personal nature such as table drinks, telephone calls, laundry, camera fees still or video, tips to drivers, local guides, and hotel staff.
  • Entrance to monuments
  • Taj Mahal – Agra remains closed on Fridays

Do/Dont's

Do carry a camera to take pictures of the Taj Mahal against the setting sun

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Please note

Any airfare, airport taxes, supplement for which are quoted separately if applicable.

Expenses of personal nature such as table drinks, telephone calls, laundry, camera fees still or video, tips to drivers, local guides, and hotel staff.

Entrance to monuments

Taj Mahal – Agra remains closed on Fridays

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Additional info

  • The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.
  • You will travel in an air-conditioned medium-sized car if there are 1-2 passengers, Toyota Innova if there are 3 passengers and a Tempo Traveller if there are 4 - 7 passengers.
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Cancellation policy

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