Sunrise Taj Mahal, Agra Fort, Red Taj and Moonlit Garden Private Tour | La Vacanza Travel

Sunrise Taj Mahal, Agra Fort, Red Taj and Moonlit Garden Private Tour

Duration: 8 to 10 hours
Destination: India, Uttar Pradesh, Agra

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  • 8 to 10 hours
  • Agra
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Not-Cancellable


Pack in two UNESCO World Heritage sites into one day on this private Agra sightseeing tour. Not only do you see the Taj Mahal at one of the most stunning times of day—at sunrise—but you also visit the fascinating Agra Fort and the hidden gem of Agra the Red Taj built entirely in red sandstone. The day ends by witnessing the Taj Mahal from the Mehtab Bagh Garden (moonlit garden) the best places from which to view the great mausoleum. Along with lunch at 5-star hotel, this private tour comes with round-trip transport from your hotel, live tour guide, sights entrance fees and bottled water.

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Taj Mahal, Dharmapuri, Forest Colony, Tajganj, Agra 282001 India

Start your day with an early morning 6am pickup from your Agra hotel or other desired location in Agra. Head to the breathtaking Taj Mahal to see the sunrise over the World Heritage Site. Introduce yourselves to what the Victorian Viceroy Lord Curzon called the “gem of man’s handiwork…the most perfect structure in the world. Built in the 1600s by Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in the tribute to the memory of his wife Mumtaz Mahal. Just immerse yourself in its amazing architecture, history, and beauty. The magical allure of the Taj Mahal shall definitely be the highlight of your tour.

After visiting the Taj Mahal return to your hotel for breakfast and soon after breakfast visit a marble inlay studio (after seeing the exquisite Taj inlays, you must want to know how this marble magic works).

Duration: 3 hours

Stop At: Agra Fort Rakabgani, Agra 282003 India

Early afternoon visit the second World Heritage Site of the day, the fascinating Agra Fort (where Shah Jahan was imprisoned for the last years of his life, peering dolefully out at his masterpiece - The Taj Mahal). It was the main residence of the emperors of the Mughal Dynasty until 1638 and one of the finest Mughal forts in India. The imposing red sandstone fort combines both Hindu and Central Asian architectural styles. Walking through courtyard after courtyard of this palatial red-sandstone and marble fortress, your amazement grows as the scale of what was built here begins to sink in.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Courtyard by Marriott Agra, Fatehabad Rd, Taj Nagri Phase 2, Ii, Agra, Uttar Pradesh 282001, India

After visiting Agra Fort enjoy your lunch at a 5-star Hotel Courtyard by Marriott in a welcoming atmosphere.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: John Hessing's Tomb (The Red Taj Mahal), 125, Mahatma Gandhi Rd, Kripal Colony, Sanjay Nagar, Pashupati Colony, Civil Lines, Agra, Uttar Pradesh 282002, India

Shah Jahan built the Taj Mahal in memory of his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal, but do you know there’s another Taj Mahal in Agra, which was also built out of love. One such unexplored and well-kept secret of Agra is the Red Taj, also known as John Hessing Tomb built entirely in red sandstone. But unlike Taj Mahal, the Red Taj was built by a wife in memory of her beloved ‘man’ and this man was called John Hessing a Dutch soldier who died fighting the British. The only things missing in this tomb of Col John William Hessing are the four minarets like the Taj Mahal. It is said that his wife ran out of money, and hence they had to be removed from the original plan.

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Mehtab Bagh, Nagla Devjit Etmadpur, Agra India

Evening proceed to a Photo Tour of Taj Mahal from Mehtab Bagh — the moonlit garden — believed to have been designed by Shah Jahan to view the Taj on moonlit nights, far away from the maddening crowd, The garden complex is situated on the left bank of Yamuna opposite to TajMahal. It is a huge square measuring approximately 300x300 m and in straight alignment with the Taj Mahal. The forestry plantations and agricultural fields provide a green forecourt to TajMahal and its reflection in the Yamuna. Here you can witness the sunset over the Taj Mahal.

At the end of the day, your guide returns you to your hotel, Agra train station or other desired location in Agra.

Duration: 1 hour

  • Hotel Pick-up and drop-off
  • Sightseeing by air conditioned private vehicle
  • Professional private local tour guide
  • Buffet Lunch at a 5-star hotel in Agra
  • Entrance fees for sights mentioned
  • Battery Bus/Golf Cart return ride from Taj Mahal parking
  • Bottled water
  • Entry/Admission - Taj Mahal
  • Entry/Admission - Agra Fort
  • Entry/Admission - Mehtab Bagh

  • Any kind of drinks with lunch
  • Camera fees at monuments
  • Gratuities
  • Anything not mentioned in Inclusions
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Near public transportation
  • Stroller accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • Taj Mahal visit at sunrise is subject to clear weather conditions
  • The duration of transfers are approximate. The exact duration will depend on the time of day and traffic conditions
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Travelers should be vaccinated and carry the covid vaccination certificate
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
From Your Hotel in Agra, or other desired location in Agra


  • Kheria Airport, Agra India

Departure Time

06:00 AM

Voucher info

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.


8 to 10 hours

User's Reviews


26 Feb, 2023

We traveled to India from the U.S.A. to have a great adventure and we certainly have with this private tour company. We have taken many different private tours on this same trip with this same company. For Agra we had Mahesh as the tour guide and D.K. as the best driver in the world. D.K. made sure we were safe and Mahesh made sure we were well taken care of. We had bottled water always available and clean restroom stops. We were in a spotless clean spacious private car. Mahesh gave us the important background to understand better what we were about to see. Although we had researched this part of India when planning the trip, we were taught so many more things by the knowledgeable Mahesh! This really added a lot to the places once we were there. He assisted us in taking photos and knows all the best spots. Due to our being of retirement age, I must give highest compliments to Mahesh for being so patient and helpful because we were slow walking and needing help with stairs. The tourist sights are flocked to for a good reason - They are overwhelmingly great! Due to the constant attention to our itenerary, we felt like we got a good bargain for our cost. We were more impressed with the touring than we ever expected to be, and we have traveled to more than 50 countries! Our great adventure would not have been possible without the help of this wonderful private tour company.

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Great adventure


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