Four hours south of Delhi by car is the city of Agra, home to the Taj Mahal. With shimmering marble domes and intricately carved walls, the Taj Mahal is Agra’s highlight and one of the world’s most recognised and greatest monuments.
The Taj Mahal is decorated with black marble and semi precious stones on both the inside and the outside, while the Koran is inscribed on the exterior of the main dome. Set against large Indian skies, the Taj Mahal glows white by moonlight and a pearly pink at dawn. This iconic building never fails to take your breath away.
Agra’s other sites include Akbar’s impressive Red Fort and the intimate tomb of Itmad-ud-Daulah, both of which boast magnificent architecture conveying the power and sensitive aesthetics of the great Mughal Empire.