21 reviews of Private Tour: Agra and the Taj Mahal Day Trip from Delhi
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Reviewed by Nicole P, September 2012
I thoroughly enjoyed the day. The driver was 10 minutes early for the pickup which was very reassuring and kept me informed along the way, ie how to deal with hawkers, where we would meet the guide, how long the ride would take and also a bit of general knowledge on New Dehli. My tour guide, Mehran Uddin was very informative, made the day relaxed and easy and held interesting conversations. As a solo femal travellor I felt safe and looked after and the whole experience from booking the tour through to being dropped back at the hotel was so smooth and easy I don't think it could have gone any better. I would suggest taking some snacks for the trip, the driver does stop on the way and there is time for lunch, but I found with the humidity in Agra I got very hungry and weary quickly. Overall, a very enjoyable day.
Reviewed by Jonea M, May 2012
Had a great day visiting the Taj and Agra Fort. It was a interesting 5 hr drive up to Agra, but my driver did a great job in all the traffic. My guide around Agra was excellant and shared his knowledge with me. Thank you and I would use your company again.
Reviewed by Ronald Mark L, March 2012
One of the best tours we had so far. Our guide, Mr. Mehran Uddin, was very knowledgable and attentive to our needs.
Reviewed by Vu H, October 2011
Great trip. Worth doing if you want a more structured/organised itinerary. Our guide was excellent, very knowledgeable and knew intricate details about the 2 monuments.
Please note, it is a 5hr car ride each way from New Delhi. No scheduled refreshment stops along the way, so if you need, you will have to ask. The driver didn't speak much english, so good idea to get the hotel staff translate what you want before leaving. Don't expect much from the transport car, it is only an old simple bomb, but I guess it's all part of the experience! The tour guide will meet you in Agra.
Wear walking shoes, there is no dress sense in India and the more ill-fitting your clothes are the better.
At the Taj Mahal, get your photos taken by the local 'photographers'. Should cost about 50 - 100 rupees, and they aren't too bad. There are heaps of them, and you won't need to find them, they will find you. Remember don't pay until the end, as you are leaving they will come and find you.
Note on tips: If they don't charge you a service charge on your bill, then leave a tip of about 50-100 rupees. Otherwise, the service charge is about 3-5%. However, we tipped the guide about 500 rupees.
Note on Hawkers: There will be many hawkers attempting to either sell you stuff or beg. Trick seems to be not to give them any attention (no looking at them, never talk to them, don't say no or anything and just keep moving or doing your own thing) They will eventually leave. If you engage in any way, they will follow you everywhere, even to the loo.
Overall, great experience.
Reviewed by Mark H, September 2011
I spent 7.5 hrs in the car getting from Delhi to Agra and back, buts that Indai! The driver was good and the tour guide we picked up in Agra was teriffic and very passionate. The meal was great and both the Red Fort and Taj Mahal were spectacular. Throughtly recommend the tour!
Reviewed by Richard, USA, August 2011
Amazing experience, but be prepared for a very long day with traffic, etc. Our driver was excellent, including making it though several nasty traffic jams. The tour guide was very knowledgable and took care to get us into the shade when he wanted to explain some of the aspects of the site. The restaurant for lunch was very clean and had excellent food.
Reviewed by Balazs H, May 2011
Great trip and good organization. Helpful driver and guide. Restaurant selection was perfect as well. I prefer this trips organized by other companies!
Reviewed by David F, April 2011
This tour was one of the highlights of our visit to India. Our guide, Imran Khan, was quite knowledgeable and informative about the history and everything surrounding the Taj Mahal and the Red Fort. We really enjoyed his service.
Reviewed by Madan J, Australia, January 2011
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Reviewed by Patricia L, February 2013
Wonderful local agent intrepid journeys great tour guide FAB so knowledgeable loved every minute of this trip
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