So you’re taking a trip to India but haven't made plans to see the Taj Mahal? We can't let that happen. We're offering a little something extra for those who don’t want to miss Agra’s highlights. On this Independent trip, you’ll see the spectacular Taj as well as take a G Adventures-supported walking tour around the streets of Delhi led by a former at-risk youth. It’s a whole new perspective.
Arrive at anytime. Take an included transfer to the hotel where a G Adventures representative will provide information on the upcoming days.<p><strong>Additional Information: </strong> This tour is an Independent style trip with no group and no CEO (Chief Experience Officer). A G Adventures representative will meet you and give you a briefing to start your trip and there will be local guides provided at the included sights.</p><p><strong>ACTIVITY: </strong> Begin your adventure today. There are no planned activities so feel free to explore or rest up for the excitement ahead.</p><p><strong>ACTIVITY: </strong> On Day 1 of the tour, a G Adventures representative will meet you at the hotel to go over the details of the tour, providing a schedule, documentation/vouchers, and pick-up times for all included activities. The representative can also answer any questions about the tour or the general area.</p>
Accommodation: The Exotica Grand
Enjoy a youth-led walk through Delhi by G Adventures-supported City Walk project. This is a unique way for travellers to observe Delhi from a new perspective and learn about the important work of local nonprofit Salaam Baalak Trust. Continue on to Agra for the evening, stopping to visit the Baby Taj en route.<p><strong>ACTIVITY: </strong> Explore the streets of Delhi with a youth-led tour guide from the G Adventures-supported City Walk project. As a former at-risk youth, your local guide will have a unique perspective on the city and can provide more information on the life of a child in India. The guided tour helps support the guide's college or university tuition. Please note that City Walk is closed on Sundays and holidays and this activity will not run on those days.</p><p><strong>TRANSPORT: </strong> Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.</p><p><strong>ACTIVITY: </strong> Visit this mausoleum that looks like a jewel box, built before the Taj Mahal by Queen Nur Jahan for her father. Enjoy the intricate details of the structure; it was the first Mughal building faced with white marble and where "pietra dura" (precious stones inlaid into marble) was first used. </p>
Accommodation: Hotel The Agra Grande
Rise early to visit India’s most famous landmark, the Taj Mahal. This will ensure the best light to see this white marble masterpiece. After, visit the Agra Fort, a walled city taken over by the Mughals. Return to Delhi in the afternoon where tour ends on arrival.<p>Upon arrival in Delhi in the afternoon, you are free to continue on.</p><p><strong>ACTIVITY: </strong> Cross one off your bucket list as you visit one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Explore the gorgeous white marble mausoleum, built by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan as a testament of his love for his favorite wife, Mumtaz Mahal. </p><p><strong>ACTIVITY: </strong> Enjoy a visit to this impressive Mughal fort made of red sandstone and white marble.</p><p><strong>TRANSPORT: </strong> Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.</p>
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