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clock-o14 hours (Approx.)
TransportHotel pickup offered
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commentOffered in: English and 4 more

Overview

This private Taj Mahal day tour gives you the opportunity to make a pilgrimage to the Taj Mahal, India's most famous architectural wonder. This guided tour gives you insight into Agra, a city famous for its Unesco World Heritage sites which include the Taj Mahal and Agra Fort. On this tour, you will visit the Taj Mahal, Agra Fort and Mehtab Bagh.
  • Family friendly
  • Step back in time on a history tour
  • Tour is wheelchair accessible
  • All-inclusive tour
  • Hotel pickup included
  • Vegetarian meal option available
  • Led by a local guide
Enjoy a memorable day at the Taj Mahal in this day trip from Delhi!

6:30am - Morning pick-up from your hotel in Delhi, Gurgaon or Noida or from the Delhi Airport (contact the local operator after booking to confirm your pick-up location). Then you will be driven 3 hrs via the express highway to the City of Taj Mahal where your adventure begins.

9:30am - Arrive at Agra where your tour guide will be waiting for you in a hotel lobby. He will brief you on your upcoming sightseeing tour, you can use the hotel washrooms to get yourself refreshed before you start your sightseeing.

10am - Visit the legendary Taj Mahal (a Unesco World Heritage Site). No trip to Agra would be complete without a visit to this shimmering vision of domes and minarets. The world's best-known tomb stands testimony to the timeless love story of the 17th century Mughal Emperor, Shah Jahan, and his wife, Queen Mumtaz Mahal.

12pm - Visit the imposing Agra Fort (a Unesco World Heritage Site). Built by Emperor Akbar in 1565 A.D, this huge fort is made of red sandstone. The elegant buildings inside reflect an interesting synthesis of Hindu and Central Asian architectural styles. The maze of the courtyards, mosques & private chambers of the fort echo the story of the Mughal Empire.

1:30pm - Lunch will be provided at a local restaurant.

3pm - Free time for shopping in Agra which is known for its fabulous handicrafts made of marble and soft stone inlay work. The Mughals were great patrons of arts and crafts. Empress Nur Jahan took personal interest in the arts and was an accomplished artist herself in zari embroidery work. Agra's major handicraft products besides inlay work are leatherware, brassware, carpets, jewellery and embroidery work.

5pm - Enjoy a photo tour of the Taj Mahal from Mehtab Bagh. Also known as The Moonlight Garden, Mehtab Bagh is believed to have been designed by Shah Jahan to view the Taj on moonlight nights, far away from the maddening crowd. The garden complex is situated on the left bank of Yamuna opposite to Taj Mahal. It is a huge square courtyard and is in straight alignment with the Taj Mahal. The forestry plantations and agricultural fields provide a green forecourt to the Taj Mahal and its reflection in Yamuna.

6pm - After a memorable day, you will be driven back to Delhi. Arrive Delhi by 9pm where you will be dropped at your hotel or airport.

Reviews

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R
, Oct 2018

Overall the tour is well arranged and everything is on time. Driver pick and drop us to the hotel on time with safe drive. Our Tour Guide Mr.Saurav very professional and speak very well in english, he is patient to explain the history/background of Taj Mahal and Agra Fort He helps us to take many photos. Highly recommend to friends who wish to visit India.

R
, Jun 2018

I am not used to make any reviews but this experience merits all my efforts to tell you all about it.
First, immediately, after receiving my ticket, I received a whataspp message to welcome me and provide me with all the information which made me feel very safe with the trip from Delhi to Agra. This included the name and mobile number of the drive, the vehicle information, the time of pick up from my hotel, the guide at Agra.
The car was super clean and the driver Mr. D.K Sharma was very nice, friendly and professional. The car was equipped with wifi and charging mechanism. cold water and one stop for tea and rest room.
We arrived at 10:35 and at 10:31, the guide called to find out where we were. This was a sign of punctuality and professionalism!
The guide, Mr. Mahesh Kumar, very knowledgeable, professional, and friendly. We were extremely lucky to have him showing us around. The knowledge he had was outstanding compared to the one I had 4 years ago. No comparison at all.
He was very flexible and would ask us our opinion, if we were tired, if we want to see more/less. he was just great!
He took amazing pictures. Please do not be fooled with the professional who will try to sell you album pictures. Your mobile phone will do the work and if you are lucky and have Mahesh as guide then you will get outstanding pictures.
Lunch was just ok. Lunch doesn't include drinks not even mineral water which I found strange.

Again, this is the best trip experience I have ever had in my life. I am thinking of repeating this in Jaipur!

C
, Mar 2018

It was a very complete tour, amazing our driver Sharma was very kind! Our guide was wonderful he gave us a great input about the Taj Mahal story. The car was comfortable and clean. I totally recommended this tour! Thank you !!

J
, Mar 2018

Fue una experiencia inolvidable, el chofer llego muy puntual a recogernos de nuestro hotel, si bien no hablaba español pero buscaba la forma de explicarnos algunos detalles, incluso paramos en un paradero local a tomar el te con leche, cortesía del conductor
En Agra nos esperaba Shakul de PCTI, con un español fluido, fue una agradable recepcion.
En los lugares que visitamos fue nuestro Angel Guardian, evitaba las colas para los tickets de ingreso, nos mostraba las mejores locaciones para fotos, evitaba que se acercaran los vendedores ambulantes, muy numerosos en los sitios turísticos, seleccionaba las rutas de visita y mostraba previa a la visita lo mas importante de cada lugar.
Conocía al detalle la historia y detalles de todos los lugares que visitamos, nos dejaba tiempo libre para hacer nuestras visita en privado, se preocupaba por los tiempos, sin apurarnos en lo mas mínimo
El almuerzo mas que suficiente a base a comida local.
En lo que compras se refiero. fuimos a sitios adecuados, ni caros ni baratos, finalmente uno busca recuerdos de calidad y eso fue lo que Shakul nos mostró, he leído otras opiniones, pero como recomendación este es un asunto que hay que mencionarlo al guía, en general en tours privados somos los usuarios los que decidimos que compras efectuar
En general muy buen servicio, lo recomiendo, creo sin temor a equivocarme que es la mejor manera de visitar Agra y el Taj Mahal, con los mejores, y ellos son Pacific Classic Tours of India

e
, Feb 2018

This was a great day tour to experience Agra and the delights of the Taj Mahal. Our driver who took us from Delhi to Agra was friendly and the car was very comfortable with wifi and water provided complimentary for the 3 and a half hour journey.

Our tour guide who joined us once we arrived in Agra had lots of interesting facts about the Taj and the local area. The addition of the tour of the Agra Fort was great, we would not have thought to go there if it were not for this guided tour.

Would highly recommend.

L
, Dec 2017

It was my very first time in India... Despite the extreme fog and low visibility, this was a very lovely private tour. My guide Mahesh Kushwah and the chauffeur DK Sharma were extremely professional and accommodating. Due to the fog, we shifted the itinerary around, and visited the Red Fort, and Mehtab Bagh Gardens first, had lunch, and then visited the Taj Mahal which was a very great call as the fog subsided a bit. I had waited umpteenth years to visit Agra, and I wish the weather was better. Having said that, the guide has no control over the weather. Mahesh was not only a very knowledgeable guide, he was also an extremely great photographer. I was on my own on this trip, and having someone like him to help capture my memories on camera, from very priceless and hidden gem angles was a plus and blessing. At the end of the tour, the chauffeur DK drove me safely back to my hotel in New Delhi. I'll recommend them both anyway. Great job well done.

E
, Oct 2017

Great tour. French Speaking guide Mody was excellent and his explanations in French were very clear and interesting.Very polite and careful driver Sharma.

D
, Oct 2017

It is a full 4-hour drive from Gurgaon to Agra but our driver was right on time picking us up from the hotel and delivered us to our local guide as planned. Saurabh Gupta, our guide in Agra was very well versed in the history of the area and the Taj specifically. We had plenty of time to enjoy both the Taj Mahal and the Agra Fort and our guide provided pertinent explanations at convenient vantage points all along the way. Our express admission to the Taj bypassed thousands of waiting visitors and put us into the mausoleum quickly and easily. The Agra Fort is fascinating in its own right and is also well worth the visit! The provided restaurant lunch was in a very pleasant air conditioned restaurant serving a typical Indian buffet which provided a nice respite from the heat of the day. Overall, a great experience which I would highly recommend.

s
, Apr 2017

We had a wonderful trip to Agra with our driver, and our tour guide, Seema. Seema was a fabulous guide, expertly navigating us through the sites, showing us the perfect spots for photos and giving us historical context that was interesting and thorough. We greatly enjoyed our lunch at the Taj Family Restaurant, the food was plentiful and delicious. The shopping experiences were also pleasant. We bought a little and while the shop owners would have liked if we purchased more, we didn't feel pressured. This is a must do trip and the private transportation, tour guide, food and all the sites were top notch. Highly recommended.

S
, Feb 2017

The facts:
1. The car ride 3 hours one way from Delhi was comfortable and nice. The car was clean and air conditioned.
2. Our tour guide was knowledgeable and spoke decent English. I learned a lot about the area and history of the Taj/Agra Fort.
3. The lunch is a buffet of standard Indian cuisine chicken curry, naan bread, etc.
4. Alcohol is only available at lunch
5. Unlimited bottles of water was a bit of a stretch, we did not even have any until we got to Agra

My recommendations/comments:
1. Bring sunglasses. The sun reflecting off of the white marble actually destroys your corneas. If you want to be able to look at the Taj or the Palace in the Fort, bring your sunglasses.
2. The shopping is set up like a typical tourist trap. You get to hear a small presentation about how people make marble furniture or embroidered fabric etc. and then you get chaperoned around a shop full of inventory with no price tags. In my opinion, you'd have to be pretty new to the world to think that that is the best place for fine jewelry and other arts and crafts and be willing to pay 5k for them to then ship it to your house. Please do not get fooled by this is the only place in the world where this is made or it is illegal to sell these outside of Agra. Upon a 2 second google search I found much more reputable places selling identical stuff to marble-side-table-man in Agra, India in a building/warehouse down a dirt road.
3. The Taj is absolutely worth it. Beautiful sights, interesting history, and truly a great experience. The Agra Fort, however, way less worth it in my opinion. It's a cool place rich with history, but when your day starts at 6:30am and now it's 2pm and you're at the Fort AFTER you've already seen the Taj...you're really more interested in starting the 3 hours back to Delhi than walking around another complex hearing about the same kind of things and architecture. I do not know if there is a Taj only tour, but it may be worth your time if you, like me, are honestly just trying to see the Taj and have never heard of Fort Agra. None of your friends or family will say Oh maaan, did you see the Fort though?!? instead it will be more like What is Fort Agra?

Bottom line:
It was a good experience. I'm glad I took this tour. I really have no complaints, it was worth the money. I got good pictures. I learned a lot. Bring sunglasses and maybe apply a little sunscreen before you go. Professional tour guide.


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