Rise early this morning to see the Taj Mahal’s marble sparkle in the dawn’s light. Constructed by Emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his favorite wife, the Taj Mahal is often described as the most extravagant monument ever built for love.
Today make an early start to take in the breathtaking sight of the legendary Taj Mahal at sunrise (subject to weather conditions). Twenty thousand craftsmen laboured for 20 years to build this exceptional monument, which symbolises eternal love and is one of the world’s finest pieces of architecture.
Board our private jet bound for Agra, the 16th- and 17th-century capital of India’s powerful Mughal Empire. Discover one of the world’s greatest architectural wonders, the Taj Mahal, built by Emperor Shah Jahan as a tribute to his beloved wife, Mumtaz Mahal. Explore the monument, which soars above the banks of the Yamuna River, incorporating Persian, Indian, and Islamic styles. Admire its form among the reflecting pools and gardens that surround it, and examine its intricate mosaics made of precious stones.
Alternative: Instead of the Taj Mahal, you may choose to venture into Kachhpura, a village within Agra inhabited by the Harijan people, formerly known as “Untouchables.” Meet with local families and visit a school. Then explore the tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah, an early 17th-century mausoleum renowned for its intricate marble-work and gardens.