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Morning Tour to the Taj Mahal

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Key facts

Where: Agra , India Duration: 3 hours

Highlights

  • Watch the fascinating effect of the morning sun on the Taj Mahal

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. In the morning, the magnificence of the building is enhanced by the soft light which makes it a memorable sight!

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 rises higher up in the sky. From a dusky pink in pale sunlight to glorious white in bright sunlight, the Taj Mahal's fine pietra dura (marble inlay work) and marble screens seem to undergo many changes depending on the amount of light.

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: 0900h (09:00am)
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 passengers.
  • Guide –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 fee to monuments.

Do/Dont's

Do carry a camera to take pictures of the magnificent Taj Mahal

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Please note

Taj Mahal remains closed on Fridays.

Please call the local activity operator at least 24 hours prior to the start of the tour to reconfirm the departure details.

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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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