Agra is home to one of the world's most recognisable monuments, the Taj Mahal. But first maybe take the chance to see Bharatpur is home to the World Heritage- listed Keoladeo Ghana National Park, one of the world's prime bird-watching grounds. This peaceful sanctuary is hard-core twitcher territory, and boasts 364species within its 29-sq km marshlands, including many threatened aquatic birds on migratory routes from Central Asia. Unesco World Heritage Site, where we'll enjoy a leisurely bicycle rickshaw ride through the park.
Another stop at Fatehpur Sikri (the City of Victory) was the capital of the Mughal Empire for only some 10 years. The complex of monuments and temples, all in a uniform architectural style, includes one of the largest mosques in India, the Jama Masjid.
Afternoon visit the Taj Mahal - a masterpiece of shimmering white marble set amid beautiful formal gardens. Built by Emperor Shah Jahan as a memorial to his wife Mumtaz, this 'teardrop on the face of eternity' (as it was described by writer Rabindranath Tagore) lives up to all expectations.