What is the best daytrip from Delhi?

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Nirvana Bhatia

Hire an air-conditioned car and driver for a daytrip to Agra to gawk at the Taj Mahal. The iconic white marble mausoleum is the ultimate symbol of eternal love, given that Emperor Shah Jahan constructed this Mughal masterpiece as a tribute to his beloved third wife (you’ll see how differently he commemorated his other wives). Beyond the postcard view of the reflecting pool leading to the main tomb, keep your camera poised for shots of the ornate tile work, the swishes of Quranic scripture running along the ceilings and the expanding archways in the mosque. The route to Agra takes about four hours each way, but you ought to have plenty of time to visit the Taj Mahal, as well as Fatehpur Sikri, the ancient capital of the Mughal Empire. As a reminder, foreign tourists pay nearly ten times as much in entrance fees and you must remove your shoes while in the complex.

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