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This tour was amazing!
Seeing the Taj Mahal is a must for anyone visiting India and this tour lets you see it twice! Our guide was fantastic... we got tons of excellent photos of the Taj, and our guide was very happy to tell us which spots were best, and took photos of the both of us together. She was also very knowledgeable and patient as she was explaining about the Taj and the Agra Fort.
We caved and opted for the "professional" photographer at the Taj. Although most people would probably advise against it, we found it worth the price (100 rupees per pic that you decide to print) as the guide could speak Hindi and was yelling at people in the crowd to move away so that we could get a clear picture with no people in the background! Would have been impossible to do on our own...
This tour is highly recommended, and hopefully you get the same guide we did...a female (I want to say her name is Jaya, but can't remember for sure). Our driver was also excellent and brought me fresh jalebis on the 2nd morning as I had told our guide the previous evening that I wanted to find a place to buy some :)
The driver and the tour guide were excellent.
While my initial impression of Gets was a rocky one due to the incredibly slow communication during the planning phase of our tour, once I was actually in India, things picked up very quickly. I enjoyed seeing the Taj and the Fatehpur I also have to give Gets some major bonus points for how flexible and willing to please the customer they were. You want a massage in Agra? you got it. You want a private yoga lesson? You got that too. Thank you Tikendra, sir!
My actual guides of the landmarks ranged anywhere from a 4/5 to a 5/5 on the enthusiasm for their craft. I think everyone did a good job overall.
P.S. The full Moon view of the Taj, at least the one I saw was so-so. I wouldn't go out of my way to see it again.
This tour was well thought out in theory but ended up being not quite the same in reality. The day we arrived in New Delhi we got to,d that the tour was cancelled. Our tour started in about 8 hours so was very irritating. We managed to change the day but the local tour guide tried to change the itinerary. When we eventually got to 'see the Taj Mahal in moonlight' at midnight - would probably recommend 9pm... you couldn't see the Taj Mahal... wasted money due to a disorganised tour agency. You could do it cheaper yourself and not be messed around!!!
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