Taj Mahal Sunrise Tour from Delhi
The “Sunrise Taj Mahal Tour” is a variant of our “Same Day Agra Tour”. If you want to witness the breathtaking Taj Mahal while the sun appears in the early morning and then visit the city of Agra, this tour is what you need!
The Taj Mahal:
The Taj Mahal, a symbol of the endless love of the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan for his beloved third wife, Mumtaz, will naturally be the first and most memorable stop of your visit. It will be even more impressive with the sunrise as a background. During the tour, you will also have time to thoroughly visit the white-marble mausoleum and take pictures.
After the visit to the Taj Mahal during the sunrise, you will have the opportunity to also visit – according to your preferences :
Agra Fort, his old castle made out of red sandstones was built between 1565 and 1573 by the Mughal Emperor Akbar and was the main residence of Mughal Emperors for almost a century.
Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daula:
Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daula, also known as « Baby Taj Mahal »: this mausoleum was built by the then Mughal Emperor Jahangir’s wife, Nur Jahan, for her father. It is said to have served as a draft for the Taj Mahal, built later, and that’s why it is often called Baby Taj Mahal
You will be picked up in Delhi the evening before with a comfortable AC car which will bring you to Agra. The sunrise happens around 6 am in the morning. It is, therefore, more convenient if you spend the night in Agra and are already on the spot to start the tour.
Throughout the day, you will be guided by an experienced English speaking guide, native of Agra, who will make sure that you won’t miss any exclusive anecdote of the secret of the city. You will then be brought back to Delhi in the evening, to the drop-off location of your choice and your Taj Mahal Sunrise Tour ends here.
The exact details and program have naturally to be discussed according to your wishes, your travel plans, and your time constraints (hotel of the star category of your choice, time and precise pick-up location, etc…).
Please Note: In the morning, the opening time of the Taj Mahal is not fixed because it totally depends on the time of the sunrise.
Why should I book a Sunrise Taj Mahal Tour?
Taj Mahal is especially magnificent during sunrise. The Indian white marble used to build the monument changes its colour according to the light. It usually looks pinkish during sunrise and is therefore gorgeous; such a sight will give you a very different memory of the monument.
How many attractions can I explore in this tour?
You will be able to explore three of the most major attractions of the city of Agra in this tour ; Taj Mahal, Agra fort and Itimad-Ud-Daula. This “Sunrise Taj Mahal Tour” will therefore allow you to visit the biggest highlights of Agra.
Can I book this tour in advance? How?
Yes, of course, you can book this tour in advance and it is very easy to do so. You just need to go and click on the option “Book this tour”, fill your details and you will get an instant confirmation of booking.
What are the best hours to visit Taj Mahal and when is it closed?
Definitely sunrise time is the best time to visit Taj Mahal according to us, as it will show you the building under unique lights and colors. Be aware that Taj Mahal is closed on Fridays though.
Are there any charges to cancel a booking?
There are not any cancellation charges, as long as you cancel it more than 12 hours before the tour starts. You can therefore book this tour in last minute and you can also cancel it 12 hours before the tour’s start.
- Delhi-Agra-Delhi by air conditioned car
- English speaking Tour Guide
- Packaged mineral water
- All vehicle & travel expenses
- All applicable taxes
- Any tipping for guide & driver
- Lunch or any food
- Any monuments fees
At 02:30 or 03:00 AM- Pick up
You will be picked up by our driver from your desire location(Hotel, Airport, or Anyplace) in Delhi to proceed with Agra via Yamuna Expressway. The duration of the journey will be around 3h in order to reach Agra. Upon your arrival in Agra, our experienced tour guide will be introduced to you, who is a native of Agra to make sure that you won't miss any exclusive anecdote of the secret of the city.
At 05:30 or 06:00 AM- Visit to Taj Mahal
The Taj Mahal,symbol of the endless love of the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan for his beloved wife,Mumtaz. During the sunrise, this magnificent monument has an unique and stunning beauty thanks to the translucent nature of marble. it will naturally be the first and most memorable step of your visit of the city of Agra. After that stop you will head for breakfast.(Taj Mahal is closed on every Friday)
At 09:00 AM- Visit to Agra Fort
It was the main residence of Mughal Emperors of the Mughal dynasty until 1638. It's made of red sandstone and is therefore also called Red Fort(Lal Quila). After exploring Agra Fort, visit the local market of Agra. Where you will see different types of traditional products, which only exist in Agra.
At 10:30 AM- Colorful market of Agra
During the stop, you will get a chance to explore the colorful market of Agra city which gathers the old tradition of Agra. Not only will you witness the beautiful inlay work on marble,but also Agra's famous craftmanship :handicraft items,leather and other kind of art(souvenirs).
At 12:00 NOON- Visit to Itimad-ud-Daula (Baby Taj)
Itimad-ud-Daula is a beautiful mausoleum in the shape of jewellery box,which was built by fourth Mughal Emperor Jahangir's wife,Nur Jahan,in the memory of her father. After that you will then move to lunch.
At 01:15 PM- Lunch
you will enjoy some delicious North Indian,Mughlai and the local food of Agra and after having lunch proceed back to Delhi.
At 02:30 PM- Proceed back to Delhi
you will proceed back to Delhi and drop you at your desire location only in Delhi.
We hope that you will have a wonderful experience in Agra and that we will see you soon in the future through our company Dream India Trip.