The UNESCO–listed Taj Mahal is one of the most famous buildings in the world. Though you’ve almost certainly seen the white marble wonder in photos, the structure’s symmetry, scope, and obsessive detail can be appreciated only in person. Here’s how to experience the Taj Mahal and Agra from New Delhi.
Situated 124 miles (200 kilometers) from New Delhi, Agra sits within day-trip distance of the Indian capital, and a full-day tour to the impressive UNESCO World Heritage Site is a good option if you’re pressed for time. Private or small-group tours often include visits to both the Taj Mahal and nearby Agra Fort. Save money with a small-group tour by train, or enjoy a more personalized experience with a private tour, including your own personal guide and transportation by air-conditioned private vehicle.
If you have more than a day to spare, you can explore the entire Golden Triangle on a multi-day trip from Delhi. After an in-depth Agra tour and Taj Mahal visit, journey to Jaipur, the capital of Rajasthan. See the Jal Mahal floating on Man Sagar Lake, learn about the astronomical tools at the Jantar Mantar observatory, and snap some photos of the intricate facade of Hawa Mahal, also known as the Palace of the Winds.
Things to Know
- Choose between an Agra day trip or multi-day Golden Triangle tour from New Delhi.
- Enjoy the value of a small-group tour, or opt for the flexibility of a private tour with a personal guide.
- Day trips to Agra can last anywhere from 12 to 18 hours, depending on the option you choose.
- Most guided tours include hotel pickup and drop-off in New Delhi.