Agra Fort and Itmad-ud-Daulah

Agra Fort is one of the most impressive Mughal-era buildings and certainly worth visiting when you are in Agra. It was constructed by Emperor Akbar in 1565 and is surrounded by 20m high walls 2.5 kms in circumference. Explore the areas where the Mughal Emperors conducted their daily business, along with the Gem Mosque, Ladies Bazaar, Shish (Mirror) Mahal and Khas Mahal where Shah Jahan was imprisoned by his son Aurangzeb overlooking the Taj Mahal which he built as a mausolean to his late wife, Mumtaz Mahal. See the Anguri Bagh, where Akbar kept his 500-strong harem and Jahangir’s Palace.

The Itmad-ud-Daulah, or Baby Taj, was built between 1622 and 1628 and was a pre-cursor to the Taj Mahal. It is a mausoleum for Mirza Ghiyas Beg, who was the father of Nur Jehan, Jehangir’s wife and means ‘Pillar of the State’. For the first time, they based the construction of white marble rather than sandstone (as you will see in many of the Mughal buildings in Delhi).

Itineraries

North and South India

Delhi - Agra - Jaipur -Udaipur - Cochin - Backwaters - Marari Beach  

You might well feel India is a once-only holiday, and as such a combination of the highlights of north and south India might be what you are looking for.

14 days from £4455 p. p.

India’s Golden Triangle & Maldives

Delhi - Agra - Jaipur - Maldives  

Explore the forts and palace of India before kicking back alongside the picture-perfect turquoise lagoons of the Maldives, the ultimate combination of culture and beach.

13 days from £3475 p. p.

Luxury India: Best of the Best

Delhi - Agra - Ranthambore - Amanbagh - Jaipur - Udaipur  

This is India done in style, using the very finest hotels in the top suites, private air charters to cut down on the long drives, and woven together with the most exclusive experiences.

16 days from £19955 p. p.

Maharajas & Mughals: Ultimate North India

Delhi - Varanasi - Khajuraho, Agra, Ranthambore, Jaipur, Nimaj, Jodhpur, Pali, Udaipur & Mumbai  

This amazing comprehensive tour of northern India certainly leaves few stones unturned and is perfect for those with times on their hands and don’t want to miss out on hidden highlights!

21 days from £4295 p. p.

A Honeymoon to India and Oman

Mumbai - Udaipur - Amanbagh - Ranthambore - Agra - Muscat  

Rajasthan is unquestionably one of the most romantic places on earth, with amazing hotels to match. See the forts and palaces, tigers, the Taj Mahal and kick-back on the beach in Oman to end.

15 days from £5790 p. p.

Family Holiday to India

Delhi - Agra - Ranthambore National Park - Jaipur - Goa  

Colourful, vibrant and exotic; a family adventure to Rajasthan will no doubt spellbind your children. See the Taj Mahal, tigers, forts and palaces before ending on the beach in Goa.

14 days from £2995 p. p.

Holy and Regal India: Varanasi & Rajasthan

Delhi - Varanasi - Agra - Jaipur - Shahpura - Udaipur  

This is a perfect combination seeing the highlights of northern India; the evocative city of Varanasi and a private tour of the must-see sights of Rajasthan.

13 days from £2695 p. p.

India’s Golden Triangle and Tigers

Delhi - Agra - Ranthambore National Park - Jaipur  

Perfect for a first-time trip to India, this private tour of the Golden Triangle also includes a visit to Ranthambore National Park where you can see tigers in the wild.

9 days from £2565 p. p.

Rajasthan with Oberoi Hotels and Resorts

Delhi - Agra - Jaipur - Udaipur  

An exquisite experience awaits you as you take a private luxury tour of Rajasthan with Oberoi Hotels & Resorts. Stay in immaculate hotels as you leisurely tour through this magical part of India.

10 days from £2495 p. p.

Rajasthan in Depth

Delhi - Jaipur - Nimaj - Jodhpur - Jaisalmer - Rohet - Narlai - Udaipur - Barli - Ranthambore - Ramathra - Agra - Gurgaon  

If you like to travel and leave no stone unturned, then this long itinerary might be one to base your ideas around. Take in all that Rajasthan has to offer seeing it from top to toe.

22 days from £4530 p. p.

The Forts and Palaces of Rajasthan

Delhi - Agra - Jaipur - Nimaj - Jodhpur - Jawai - Udaipur  

Delve a little deeper into Rajasthan on a private tour that perfectly blends the colourful cities with rural charm, staying in lovely boutique hotels as you travel.

15 days from £2795 p. p.

Classic Rajasthan

Delhi - Agra - Ranthambore - Jaipur - Shahpura - Udaipur  

Perfect for a first-time visitor to India, delve into the classic highlights of Rajasthan; marvelling at the Taj Mahal, heading out on a tiger safari, exploring the hidden side to the bustling cities of Jaipur and Udaipur, and also having time to experience Rajasthan’s magical rural heartlands.

13 days from £2935 p. p.

Related Hotels

ITC Mughal, Agra, India

ITC Mughal

$ $ $ $ $ Agra, Varanasi and Northern India  

The ITC Mughal is a comfortable international hotel located close to the Taj Mahal in Agra, India, set within 25 acres of landscaped gardens featuring Mughal style water gardens and fruit trees.

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The Oberoi Amarvilas

$ $ $ $ $ Agra, Varanasi and Northern India  

The opulent and elegant Oberoi Amarvilas is by far the best hotel in Agra, with all the exceptional rooms offering exceptional views of the Taj Mahal.

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