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India Taj Mahal

Sunrise at the Taj Mahal

Bite-sized trip

  • Itinerary:
    Jaipur - Galta - Bharatpur - Fatehpur Sikri - Agra
  • Duration:
    3 days / 2 nights (flexible)
  • Price:
    from £ 254.- per person (excluding flights)
India’s Golden Triangle is the stuff of legend, with the ethereal Taj Mahal at its pinnacle. This trip will take you from the Pink City of Jaipur to Agra, where you’ll stay with a local family and watch dawn break over the Taj Mahal. On the way, you’ll see pilgrims bathing in holy water under the Galta gorge; explore a watery world packed with wildlife and wander through an abandoned ghost town steeped in mystery.
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Day 1 – Arrival in Agra

This morning, you’ll begin your journey from Jaipur to Agra, first heading east towards Galta, a secluded mystical spot. The Monkey Temple here is a pilgrimage site that attracts flocks of brightly-robed devotees every day. People bathe and sing on the steps (Ghats) that lead down into the pools. Their voices echo through the rocky gorge, which opens into a wider valley dotted with temples overrun with monkeys.

After Galta, you’ll continue to the Bharatpur wetlands, home to hundreds of rare birds including the rare Siberian crane. The next stop is Fatehpur Sikri, an eye-opening and atmospheric ghost city, home to flocks of green parrots and troops of monkeys. Afterwards, you’ll drive on to Agra, where you’ll arrive at the home of Vandna and Gopal Singh, close to the Taj Mahal.

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Day 2-3 – Taj Mahal & Departure

Today, you’ll visit two breathtaking sites. First, in the morning you’re free to visit the Taj Mahal – a highlight of any trip to India. Standing serenely in the first light of the morning, we’re sure that this building will beat all your expectations. No postcard can possibly do it justice. Built by Shah Jahan as a token of his love for his deceased wife, it is the most romantic burial site in the world.

After visiting the Taj Mahal by yourselves, you’ll be collected and taken to Agra Fort. In the golden light of the afternoon you’ll see the sunshine slant through the pillars and galleries. From its majestic walls and through its arches, you can see the Taj Mahal, just as Shah Jahan would have done centuries ago, when he was imprisoned here by his son.

From here you’ll cross the River Yamuna and visit Itimad-ud-Daulah’s tomb – better known as the Baby Taj. Albeit not on the scale of the Taj Mahal itself, this peaceful building also features the marble inlay work for which Agra is famous. Finally you’ll visit Mehtab Bagh, a formally laid out Moghul garden which offers stupendous views of the Taj Mahal. The next day this trip comes to an end and you’ll depart for your next destination.

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Accommodation

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Sunrise at the Taj Mahal

For this bite-sized trip we offer the following options

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Upgrade to our In Style accommodation

  • Price:
    from £ 399.- per person (excluding flights)
  • Included:
    In Style accommodation, excursions, transport and meals as described above

For this bite-sized trip we have an alternative option available for your accommodation. Our In Style version is something a bit more special or unique but still with lots of local flavour! If you would like to upgrade your accommodation for this bite-sized trip, select our In Style option below.

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Birdwatching in Bharatpur

  • Price:
    from £ 145.- per person
  • Included:
    Extra night in Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary

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