Your guide will meet you at your Jaipur hotel and transport you in a comfortable air-conditioned vehicle on a scenic 4-hour drive to the Taj Mahal. This famed UNESCO World Heritage Site is one of the most recognized—and honored—structures in all of India. Tour the Taj, which spans an area of approximately 1,000 acres (400 hectares) and learn about the sandstone buildings and grand architecture that takes its influence from Persian, Indian and Turkish traditions. Wander past the peaceful pond and pristine gardens to enter the white-marbled mausoleum, which was built by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan to honor his third wife. After taking in one of the most breathtaking manmade structures in the country, enjoy lunch at a local Agra restaurant before making a stop at Agra Fort.
This UNESCO World Heritage Site sits on 94-acres (34-hectares) and serves as an incredible example of old world military architecture. Listen as your guide explains the Hindu and Islamic architectural features that decorate the impressive brick fort, which dates back to 1080 AD. Tour the various buildings and learn about their functions during epic battles. After a bit of exploring, head back to your Jaipur hotel for an evening of relaxing.