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Private jet rental and flights to Agra

Steeped in the legacy of the Mughal empire, Agra is a city rich in cultural treasures, from bustling markets to a magnificent fort – and, of course, the spectacular Taj Mahal. Experience it all: request a private jet charter quote from Air Charter Service.



The white marble silhouette of the Taj Mahal is a symbol of love and extravagance the world over. Luring in four million visitors each year, this resplendent memorial was commissioned by Emperor Shah Jahan in 1632 following the death of his beloved wife, Mumtaz Mahal. Housed in its impressive grounds, Mumtaz’s white marble mausoleum is one of the Seven Wonders of the World.

The Taj Mahal took 20 years to complete with the help of over 20,000 workers and 1,000 elephants, a sign of the emperor’s unbridling love and devotion. The building is said to have cost more than 32 crore rupees, a staggering amount at the time. In addition to exploring the main buildings, the Taj Nature Walk is a great way to escape the crowds and get some good photos. Other showcases of Mughal architecture in the city include Agra Fort (a UNESCO World Heritage Site), Akbar’s Tomb, Jama Mosque and Tomb of I'timād-ud-Daulah – known as the Baby Taj.

For unparalleled views of the Taj, stay at the Oberoi Amarvilas, a five-star residence located just 600 metres away. With the proximity and the decadent surroundings inside the hotel, the experience is as close as you can get to staying in the Taj itself. The restaurant, Esphahan, offers an exceptional standard of traditional Indian cuisine accompanied by candlelit views of the Taj and live music.

Agra’s shopping scene has flourished and caters to tourists, with souvenirs aplenty. There are a number of specialised boutiques in the city where you can pick up fine silks and made-to-wear suits and saris. Other items to shop for are traditional Indian carpets and Persian rugs. For a larger selection of goods and designer labels, Delhi is only a short flight away.

The Blue City is a foodies’ paradise where many popular Indian dishes originated. The best way to experience its legendary flavours is to explore the city’s street food offerings, which include the hot and spicy mirchi vada (chilli fritters) and moreish puff-pastry dessert mawa ki kachori.

For the most luxurious trip to Agra, contact our team and we’ll arrange everything you need to charter a private jet to Agra, landing at Agra Airport.


 
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