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The Taj Mahal, one of India's most iconic landmarks stands proud in Agra, its white marble glistening against the blue sky. We prefer to do our sightseeing at the Taj Mahal at sunrise and also at sunset to see the true effect of its magnificence. Stroll the marble pathways and marvel at the symmetry of its architecture. However, there is more to Agra tours than just the Taj Mahal. The Red Fort of Agra is more like a walled city. The former imperial city of the Mughal rulers, it is now a UNESCO World Heritage site. Within its high walls, you will discover palaces and mosques.About 35km from Agra is Fatehpur Sikri. Built by the Mughal Emperor Akbar, this red sandstone fort was to become his headquarters until a water shortage meant the he had to return to Agra fort, leaving the fort deserted. Fatehpur Sikri can be visited enroute to or from Jaipur.
Our experts can tailor-make the perfect holiday to suit your individual requirements, however, if you need inspiration or a starting point, below are some of our suggested trips and experiences:
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The Oberoi Amarvilas is recognised as the leading luxury hotel in Agra. Built in a style inspired by Moorish and Mughal architecture, the resort is a... Find out more
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Early Booking Offer
Stay for 4 nights and only pay for 3 nights. Experience glamping at its very best in a Luxury Suite Tent. This offer is valid for limited dates and must be booked by the 31st March 2017. Subject to availability. Terms and conditions apply
Incredible Royal Escapes by Taj Hotels
Explore India with Taj Hotels, stay a minimum of six nights, four nights to be in one of the Grand Palaces in Jaipur, Udaipur, Jodhpur or Hyderabad and receive 20% discount on spa treatments and Food and Beverage ( soft drinks only). Valid for stays from now until the 15th April 2017 ( not valid for travel from 20th December 2016 to 7th January 2017). Subject to availability. Terms and conditions apply.
Incredible Royal Escapes by Taj Hotels with 1 free night in Agra
Prices from £3,499pp include 2 nights in Taj Delhi, 1 night in Gateway Agra, 2 nights in Taj Rambagh Palace, 2 nights Taj Lake Palace, private transfers throughout and BA flights in Economy Class London to Delhi and internal flight from Udaipur to Delhi.
Explore India with Taj Hotels, stay a minimum of seven nights, four nights to be in one of the Grand Palaces in Jaipur, Udaipur, Jodhpur or Hyderabad and receive 20% discount on spa treatments and Food and Beverage ( soft drinks only) and one free night in Agra at The Gateway Hotel Fatehabad Road, Agra. Valid for stays from now until the 15th April 2017 ( not valid for travel from 20th December 2016 to 7th January 2017). Subject to availability. Terms and conditions apply.
25% off spa therapies, complimentary WiFi and further discounts when you stay 6 nights or more
Discover India staying with Oberoi hotels. Stay a minimum of 6 nights at selected Oberoi Hotels and receive further discounts as well as 25% off spa therapies and complimentary high speed WiFi. Valid for travel from now until the 15th April 2017. Subject to availability. Terms and conditions apply. Selected hotels are; Oberoi Amarvilas - Agra, Oberoi Rajvilas - Jaipur, Oberoi Udaivilas - Udaipur, Oberoi Vanyavilas Ranthambore, Oberoi Mumbai, Oberoi Grand Kolkata, Oberoi Gurgaon - Delhi and Wildflower Hall Shimla - Himalayas.
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Annie, Brandon, Debbie, Margaret, Vicky Hamlin, Vicky Smith and Rachel - are experts in designing travel experiences across the region to suit your personal needs, interests and budget. Their intimate knowledge of every hotel and resort featured in our Orient, India, Australasia and Indian Ocean portfolio, together with our own network of offices throughout these areas, allows us to offer unique in-depth knowledge, unparalleled insider access and the VIP service for which Abercrombie & Kent is renowned.
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Best time to be there
From October to March the weather is refreshingly cool with minimal rainfall in most places. India's main festivals also take place during this time, such as the Pushkar Fair in Rajasthan, the Republic Day of India and Holi, the festival of colours.
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