1-Day Trip To The Taj Mahal And Agra With Fatehpur Sikri From Jaipur

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 14 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    6:00 AM
  • Departure Details :
    Jaipur, Rajasthan, India
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Pickup from Hotel / Airport or Anywhere in Jaipur
    Airports
    Sanganeer Airport, Jaipur India
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

On this 14-hour trip, you will leave early in the morning from Jaipur, and see two beautiful and mysterious UNESCO sites, Fatehpur Sikri and Agra Fort. Along the way to Agra is the world-famous Taj Mahal. You will have the option to shop for goods while in Agra, and will get to appreciate the work of the locals. You can enjoy anincluded lunch at a local restaurant as well.

Highlights

  • Private guide for a more personalized experience
  • Buffet lunch included
  • All entrance fees included
  • Romantic experience, perfect for couples

Know More about this tour

Your 4-hour journey to Agra begins after a 6am pickup from your hotel, airport or accommodations in Jaipur.

The UNESCO World Heritage Site of Fatehpur Sikri is approximately 1-hour from Agra. It has been described as the worlds most perfectly preserved ghost town," you'll have the option to learn about this ghost town from your guide. Built by Akbar in the late 16th century, it was abandoned after only 14 years, and the elegant buildings of this superb walled city remain intact to this day.

Visit the Taj Mahal, another UNESCO World Heritage Site. No trip to Agra would be complete without a visit to this shimmering display of domes and minarets. The world's best-known tomb stands testimony to the timeless love story of the 17th century Mughal Emperor, Shah Jahan and his wife, Queen Mumtaz Mahal. After this visit, have lunch, which will be provided at a local restaurant. (note: the Taj Mahal is closed on Fridays)

Visit yet another UNESCO World Heritage Site, the imposing Agra Fort, built by Emperor Akbar in 1565 A.D. This huge fort is made of red sandstone, and its interior reflects an interesting synthesis of Hindu and Central Asian architectural styles.

Enjoy some shopping in Agra, known for its fabulous handicrafts made of marble and soft-stone inlay work. The Mughals were great patrons of arts and crafts. Empress Nur Jahan took personal interest and was an accomplished artist herself in zari embroidery work. Agra's major handicraft products also include leatherware, brassware, carpets, jewellery and embroidery work.

After a memorable day you will be driven back to Jaipur, arriving back at your hotel, or airport in Jaipur at approximately 9pm.

Inclusions

All Transfers/Sightseeings by air conditioned private vehicle

Professional private tour guide

Monument entrance fees

Buffet Lunch

Exclusions

Drinks

Gratuities (recommended)

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Not recommended for travelers with back problems

Not recommended for pregnant travelers

Not wheelchair accessible

No heart problems or other serious medical conditions

Dress code is smart casual

Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required

The duration of transfers are approximate, the exact duration will depend on the time of day and traffic conditions

This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Traveler Reviews

  • 01-May-2017

    The day started badly. Although we had confirmed by text our hotel address in Jaipur and had received a confirmation that this had been received and that our pick up time would be 6 am, our driver didn't arrive until 6.50 am. He hardly spoke any English and my husband couldn't understand where he had been. When we eventually spoke to the driver's superior, we were accused of giving them incorrect details of our pick up location. We did refer him to our text but received no apology. We had already used taxis and drivers in Delhi, all of whom supplied clean, comfortable cars with drivers who spoke English. The car supplied for our very long four-and-a-half hours drive to Agra was not comfortable or of the quality we expected, and our driver drove erratically probably because we were behind schedule and seemed surly and unfriendly. Even if we couldn't converse, he could have been more attentive and friendly. It was a long, uncomfortable in every sense of the word drive. We eventually arrived at Fatehpur Sikri and met our guide who did try to apologise for how the day had started. He was very informative and knowledgeable throughout the day. The Taj Mahal was everything that you could wish for and Agra Fort was amazing - more majestic than the Red Fort in Delhi. Our lunch venue was fine - they seemed to cater for tourists who were doing Agra, but the food was fresh and tasty. Although we had been warned about not accepting guide's offers to go shopping, we actually had a great time. We visited several shops and watched real craftsmen at work. The intricacy of their work made us realise why some items seem so expensive. Our drive back to Jaipur was then delayed because the car we were using had a flat tyre and then, when our Agra guide left us, our driver became quite lost and our journey back took even longer. We arrived back in Jaipur at about 9.30 pm. It had been a long, exhausting and expensive day. With hindsight, the journey could have been made using the train.