Depart from Delhi early this morning. You can hire a taxi to take you down the Yamuna Expressway (3 hrs), or take a train. The best option is the Shatabdi Express which leaves New Delhi at 6 am and arrives 8 am. Both the Yamuna Expressway as well as the Agra Cantt railway station are close to your first attraction.
Visit the imposing Agra Fort (a.k.a. Red Fort) (CaptivaTour Audio Guide available), the seat of the Mughal Empire during the reigns of 3 of the great Mughals – Akbar, Jahangir and Shah Jahan.
Move on to the nearby Itamad-ud-Daula, the tomb of Mirza Ghias Beg – a senior noble in the Mughal court, father to Empress Nur Jehan, and grandfather to Arjumand Bano, the wife of Shah Jahan for whom the Taj Mahal was built.