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I have been traveling for business in India only had a weekend to explore Agra and Delhi, given that I wanted to get the most out of my time I decided to take the train into Agra Friday night and I booked the and #39;Sunrise Taj Mahal and Agra city tour and #39; through Pacific Classic Tours India. I am so glad that I did! Our guide, Rishi Pal, was incredible, he was waiting on time for us at 6 am ready to walk us to the Taj from our hotel and fill our heads with more knowledge than you would think one person could possibly contain, a trend that never ceased through the whole day. Rishi kept us laughing all morning and helped us get all the photos necessary to keep our family and friends jealous back home. He always seemed to find beautiful and quiet spots to walk us through the history of each of the monuments we visited during the day, despite the nearly overwhelming weekend crowds. Speaking of crowds Rishi knew all of the routes through each monument ensuring the least traffic and with him long queues seemed to just disappear.
The shopping portion of the day was accompanied by a few persistent vendors and admittedly I did make a few purchases but I do not regret any of them. I really appreciated getting to see how these fine crafts were produced. And it was fun haggling the prices!
We had an earlier train to catch on our way back to Delhi that we were a little nervous about but Rishi made sure we didn and #39;t have to stress about it a single moment, he even squeezed the sunset from the Moonlight Gardens which we though we would have to skip. At the end of the day he accompanied us right to the train car to ensure a smooth departure.
If you only have short period of time to get the most from Agra I would absolutely recommend taking this tour, you will not be disappointed!
Our guide, Mr. Mahesh, was superb. There was not a single questions he couldn't answer for us and he spoke very good English. Our driver for the day, Bipin, was also the best driver we had during our entire trip to India. I highly recommend this tour. Our guide was very flexible and asked us before we did anything if we needed a break, more water, or wanted to skip something we weren't particularly interested in. He also gave us plenty of time at each stop to explore the grounds ourselves. The guide and driver were both always on time, courteous, and knowledgable. The only thing that could have made this better was cooler weather!
Mahesh was an amazing tour guide - he has an endless wealth of knowledge and goes above and beyond to ensure you're enjoying the tour. He is also an amazing photographer - my travel buddy and I have the best pictures and it's all thanks to Mahesh! Incredible tour - not a single complaint.
The visit was exceptional and worth every minute, I spent. The guide, Mahesh, was very well prepaired and could answer all my questions regarding Indian and related history. It was an absolute, incredibly good experience.
Hugely knowledgeable guide, great timings to fit a lot in a day, highly recommend this tour.
Besides visiting this most remarkable sight, our guide was so very helpful and professional. His grasp of the sights and his eagerness to make it unforgettable for us was over the top. He was a most kind and thoughtful guide. He was most patient with our stops for pictures, and that was not easy. Most professional and knowledgeable guide. Would sign up again for his tour, in a heart beat. Highly recommend.
It was really a nice experience. Our tour guide Mr. Mahesh made us feel very comfortable. He was very informative and we felt like we went back into history. We learnt many new and amazing facts in this tours. Especially Taj mahal, Agra fort and marble art factory was very mesmerizing.
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