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Agra: Skip-the-Line Taj Mahal with Mausoleum Admission

1. Agra: Skip-the-Line Taj Mahal with Mausoleum Admission

Book your tickets to the Taj Mahal in advance, and save time on your visit to this must-see sight. The Taj Mahal is a UNESCO World Heritage site, admired for its beautiful Mughal architecture. Avoid the stress of waiting in line and choose a convenient time slot so you can plan your day in advance. One of the New 7 Wonders of the World, this mausoleum was commissioned by Shah Jahan for his wife in 1631. Spend time walking around and admiring the minarets, fountains, and adjoining gardens. A sunrise visit is highly recommended for a memorable experience and to avoid crowds.

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From Delhi: Private Taj Mahal & Agra Tour by Express Train

2. From Delhi: Private Taj Mahal & Agra Tour by Express Train

Get picked up from the airport or your hotel in the Delhi NCR area at around 7:00 am, before being taken to the Nizamuddin railway station. Enjoy the 90-minute air-conditioned train journey that departs at 8:00 am with complimentary breakfast. At 9:30 am, you will reach Agra Cantt railway station. Upon exit, you will be met by your private guide with your name sign. Start the tour by visiting the Taj Mahal, one of the 7 wonders of the world. Admire the beauty of the Taj Mahal, and learn about the remarkable story of how and why it was built by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan as a memorial for his beloved wife, Mumtaz. Your guide can assist in taking photos for you at the best spots at Taj Mahal. After touring the Taj Mahal for approximately 2 hours, you will be guided to the nearby Agra Fort, which is another UNESCO World Heritage Site. Following this 45-minute tour of Agra Fort tour, enjoy a lunch break. Once you have enjoyed your lunch (not included), visit Baby Taj, the first Mughal structure built completely from marble. The monument makes extensive use of Pietra Dura, and sits magnificently on the Yamuna River, making for excellent views. At around 4:30 pm, begin your return journey back Agra Cantt Railway station, where you will take the train departing at 5:45 PM to Delhi with supper on board. Upon arrival, you will be transferred back to your desired location in Delhi by private car.

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From Delhi: 2-Day Golden Triangle Tour to Agra and Jaipur

3. From Delhi: 2-Day Golden Triangle Tour to Agra and Jaipur

Live the life of luxury on this tour of two of the great cities on India's Golden Triangle. Stay in a 5-star hotel and enjoy private transportation and a personal guide for your group. Day 1 Benefit from pickup at your desired location in Delhi, Noida or Gurgaon. Upon arrival in Agra, enjoy a guided tour of the Taj Mahal. Later, visit the historic Agra Fort before proceeding to Jaipur. Here, check into your 5-star hotel for the night. Day 2 After breakfast, take a guided sightseeing tour of Jaipur city. Visit the majestic Amber Fort and marvel at the beauty of the Jal Mahal. Afterward, continue to the Palace of Winds and stop at the Jantar Mantar Observatory and Maharaja's City Palace. Break for lunch along the way. At the end of the day, get dropped off back in Delhi or at the airport if you wish.

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Delhi: Sunrise Taj Mahal and Agra Fort Group Tour

4. Delhi: Sunrise Taj Mahal and Agra Fort Group Tour

Your day will begin early at 3:00AM, when you are picked up from your hotel in Delhi, Gurgaon, Noida, or the airport. You will then drive to Agra, enjoying a peaceful 3-hour ride in your own private air-conditioned car. You will arrive to Agra at 6:00AM, at which point you will meet with you tour guide before proceeding to visit the Taj Mahal. You will explore the Taj Mahal whilst enjoying its sunrise views, spending around 2 hours in the mousoleum. After visiting the Taj Mahal, your next monument will be Agra Fort, which was built by the Great Mughal Emperor "Akbar". Here, you will spend around 1 hour in the building. After visiting Agra Fort, you will proceed to a restaurant for breakfast, where you will be able to enjoy some food and relax. Next, if you are not in a hurry and also want to explore another site, you can visit Mehtab Bagh. Here you can explore the rear view of the Taj Mahal, as it casts its shadow on the river Yamuna. At 10:00AM you will drive back to New Delhi, and at 1:00PM you will arrive back at your point of origin/Delhi Airport.

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From Delhi: Taj Mahal and Agra Fort Guided Tour with Lunch

5. From Delhi: Taj Mahal and Agra Fort Guided Tour with Lunch

The tour begins with early morning pickup at 6:30am from your hotel in Delhi and sets out towards the historical city of Agra. Arrive at the Taj Mahal around 10am and immediately feel immersed in the magical atmosphere of this world-famous landmark. With your guide, learn about the history and hidden secrets of the Taj Mahal and admire the incredible beauty of this man-made structure. After your tour of the Taj Mahal, head to the banks of the Yamuna to visit the magnificent Agra Fort. Explore the 15th and 16th century history of the fort which shaped the course of modern India and learn about the battles and rebellions that once took place here. You’ll also hear stories about how the fate of the fort is entwined with that of the infamous Kohinoor Diamond. Other interesting and mystifying stories you’ll uncover include the Stolen Gates of Somnath Temple by Ghazni and Jahangir’s Chains of Justice. At the end of an insightful and educating day, arrive back to Delhi at around 6pm.

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From Jaipur: Same Day Taj Mahal Private Tour

6. From Jaipur: Same Day Taj Mahal Private Tour

In the early morning at 6:30 AM, the driver will receive you and head towards Agra. On the way to Agra, stop at Fatehpur Sikri, which was declared a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1986. Upon arrival in Agra, head towards the magical allure of the Taj Mahal. Words can’t justify its beauty and you’ve got to see it for yourself. This is what draws tourists to Agra like moths to a wondrous flame. Despite the hype, it’s every bit as good as you’ve heard. Enjoy a guided tour of the other spectacular sights of Agra. Then, drive to Agra Fort (Red Fort). Spread over a sprawling 94 acres, this massive red sandstone fort lies parallel to the Yamuna River and is situated 2 kilometers northwest of the Taj Mahal. The Agra Fort (Red Fort) was originally occupied by Sikarwar Rajputs and was later captured by the Lodi rulers of Delhi. In 1526, after the Lodi’s were defeated in the Battle of Panipat, the victor Emperor Babur took over the fort. After losing the fort briefly to the Suri rulers, it was eventually reclaimed by Akbar, who made Agra his capital. Have lunch at a restaurant of your choice. Suggestions will of course be given on where to eat if you wish. Afterwards, head toward Baby Taj - the Tomb of I'timād-ud-Daulah is a Mughal mausoleum in the city of Agra. Often described as a 'jewel box,' it is regarded as a draft of the Tāj Mahal. Then, you will be transferred back to Jaipur. Upon arrival in Jaipur, the driver will drop you off at your designated place with lots of good memories of the tour. 

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From Delhi: 2-Day Golden Triangle Tour to Agra and Jaipur

7. From Delhi: 2-Day Golden Triangle Tour to Agra and Jaipur

On day 1, travel from New Delhi to Ara by car and enjoy some sightseeing during the day. Begin the trip with a pick-up from the airport, railway station or your hotel in Delhi. You will be taken to Agra, the city of the Taj Mahal via a 3-hour drive on the expressway. Upon arrival to Agra, meet the tour guide and proceed to the magnificent monument Taj Mahal. The Taj Mahal is an ivory white marble mausoleum on the south bank of the Yamuna River. It was commissioned in 1632 by the Mughal emperor, Shah Jahan, to house the tomb of his favorite wife, Mumtaz Mahal. After, explore the Agra Fort, yet another UNESCO World Heritage Site. Agra Fort is a historical fort in the city of Agra in India. It was the main residence of the emperors of the Mughal dynasty until 1638 when the capital was shifted from Agra to Delhi. After visiting Agra Fort, you will be driven to Jaipur. On arrival, check into your hotel and stay overnight in Jaipur. On day 2, enjoy sightseeing in Jaipur. Depart in the morning after breakfast, and meet your local guide to visit the Amber Fort. The Amber Fort was the capital of this state a long time ago. En route, enjoy a photo stop at Hawa Mahal - the Palace of the Winds. Later, visit Jantar Mantar, City Palace, and the apartment housing museums with an array of textiles, costumes, arms, weapons, and paintings. In the end, you will be transferred back to your hotel in New Delhi or another location in the city.

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From Bangalore: Taj Mahal Tour with Round-Trip Flights

8. From Bangalore: Taj Mahal Tour with Round-Trip Flights

The day begins with early morning pickup at 5am from your hotel in Bangalore and heads to the airport for your flight to New Delhi which takes off at 7am. Enjoy a tasty breakfast on the flight and look out the window to admire views of the world below. Arrive in New Delhi where your driver is waiting to pick you up, then travel along the Speed Expressway directly to Agra. Meet your friendly guide in Agra and stop by a local restaurant for a hearty lunch to set you up for a day of exploring. After lunch, drive to India’s most famous and iconic landmark, the beautiful Taj Mahal. Upon arrival, immediately feel immersed in the peaceful atmosphere that emanates from the building. As you follow your guide around the Taj Mahal and learn about this UNESCO World Heritage Listed site, admire the building’s impeccable architecture, of which every corner, wall, and detail is beyond imagination. After an unforgettable tour of the Taj Mahal, hop in the car for the drive back to Delhi Airport. Board your flight to Bangalore at around 10pm and enjoy dinner on the plane. Upon arrival in Bangalore, your driver will be waiting in the arrivals lounge to drop you back to your hotel after a busy but worthwhile day.

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Private Taj Mahal and Agra Local Heritage Day Tour

9. Private Taj Mahal and Agra Local Heritage Day Tour

Tour the city of Agra and its main attractions with your own private tour guide. Wake up early for a 6:30 AM pickup from your hotel in Delhi, Gurugram, or Noida, and drive the 3 hours to Agra city by air-conditioned car. On arrival, you’ll meet your private tour guide and head to the Taj Mahal, a magnificent mausoleum built by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan for his beloved wife, Mumtaz Mahal. Spend around 2 hours exploring this 42-acre complex that is perhaps one of the best-known UNESCO World Heritage Sites.   At around 11:30 AM, you’ll visit Agra Fort, built by Mughal Emperor Akbar. Spend an hour in this walled city and admire its beautiful walls, gates, and white marble inlays.   After lunch, you’ll take a 1.5-hour city tour of Old Agra by rickshaw, during which you’ll see the Jama Masjid (one of the largest mosques in India) and the local markets. Stop to watch a traditional live music show played on various traditional instruments, like the table, sitar, and harmonium.   Head back to your city at 5:00 PM for an approximately 8:00 PM arrival.

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From Delhi: Full-Day Taj Mahal Tour by Car

10. From Delhi: Full-Day Taj Mahal Tour by Car

After pickup from your Delhi hotel at 6:00 or 7:00 AM (or at around 2:30 AM for the sunrise option) your driver will take you to Agra for your exploration of the Taj Mahal. If you've booked an option with a guide, your guide will meet you in Agra. As one of the Seven Wonders of the World, the Taj Mahal is a must-see destination for all tourists. The magnificent monument, which was built between 1631 and 1653, is a shrine to the wife of the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan, who died during the birth of their 14th child. A standing symbol of true love, this building is a sight to behold. This monument is especially spectacular at sunrise, before too many tourists have arrived. Move on to the Agra Fort, another UNESCO World Heritage site, from which the country was once governed. Enjoy lunch at an authentic Indian restaurant and sample the local cuisine before visiting some marble inlay work, and finally a jewel carpet factory.

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What people are saying about Agra

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 1,001 reviews

The tour was really good. Especially our tour guide Ismail was amazing. He has 30 years of experience as a tour guide in Agra and he explained in detail about all the facts of Taj Mahal and Agra Fort. He even has a great skill of photography (you can save your money by not paying the professional photographers who are available in Taj Mahal). We highly recommend to have him as your guide to have an amazing experience.

We loved everything about the tour. Our tour guide Aashish Gupta was very helpful and he even came to pick up us from the hotel and even came to drop us to the hotel. He is knowledgeable and told us the history and amazing stories of Taj Mahal. He answered every single question we asked and he is one of the best tour guide we have ever met. I recommend him to everyone. Looking forward for more trips with you.

I booked a 3:30 am pick up/tour. Naval was the driver that met me at the hotel. He was punctual and courteous. We picked up Islam our tour guide in Agra. Islam was great at providing information during the tour. He also takes amazing pictures. I highly recommend this tour.

Had a wonderful excursion while in India. I highly recommend this tour. Our guide Islam Ahmed was very knowledgeable and our driver was fantastic. Thanks for a great tour

The guide Was very helpful and had full knowledge of Taj Mahal.