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Agra Fort and Taj Mahal
Enjoy a day tour with your local specialist guide visit and stunning Taj Mahal & Agra Fort to learn about their origins and history.
Built in the early 16th century and the capital of the mighty Mughals for a long time, Agra is famous for its beautiful medieval monuments. The city was pampered by the Mughals for more than two centuries which is evident in the grand monuments scattered across the city. The Agra Fort was begun by Emperor Akbar in 1565 and the magnificent palaces, towers, bastions, ramparts and gateways symbolise the power of the Mughals. It is made mostly of red sandstone and is very similar to the Red Fort in Delhi. You will also visit the Taj Mahal on this tour. The Taj Mahal (which is closed on Fridays) has been described as a ‘tear on the face of eternity’ and as an enduring monument of love. The complex took 22 years to complete and is today counted among the Seven Wonders of the World.
Please note the Archaeological Survey of India is currently working on a long term restoration project of The Taj Mahal that may take up to 3 years. This is a slow and delicate process and may involve wrapping parts of The Taj Mahal in clay with some scaffolding. The magnificence of the Taj Complex remains, and the detailing is generally not interrupted, however it may be noticeable and may affect your photographs. Our guides will do everything they can to limit any disruption to your visit.
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