Meet your driver at Agra Railway Station and drive to the 16th century abandoned city of Fatehpur Sikri. This ghost town is remarkably well preserved and presents a perfect synthesis of Muslim, Hindu and Jain architecture. It was built by Emperor Akbar to commemorate the birth of his son. The audience halls, palaces and mosques are still in a state of perfection.
Return to Agra and explore the 16th century Agra Fort with its battlements, apartments, gardens and audience halls. The Red Fort of Agra is a powerful fortress built of red sandstone. It was the imperial city of the Mughal rulers. Within the Fort, you will find many fairy tale palaces, such as the Jahangir Palace and the Khas Mahal - built by Shah Jahan. Also view audience halls, such as the Diwan-i-Khas as well as two very beautiful mosques.
You will have an included lunch at a local restaurant in Agra midday.
After lunch, you will visit the magnificent Taj Mahal often thought as a “Monument to Love”. Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan built this monument in memory of his favorite wife Mumtaz Mahal. The Taj Mahal is an immense mausoleum of beautiful white marble with inlaid precious stones built between 1631 and 1648. It is the jewel of Muslim art in India and considered to be one of the most impressive architectural masterpieces in the world. You will witness the warm glow as the sun sets over the monument. Later you will be dropped off at the railway station in Agra.