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Taj Mahal & Agra Fort: Private Sunrise Tour from Delhi

1. Taj Mahal & Agra Fort: Private Sunrise Tour from Delhi

Enjoy a full-day tour of Agra, departing from Delhi in the early morning in order to arrive at the iconic Taj Mahal by sunrise. Following a pick-up from your accommodation in Delhi, Gurgaon or Noida at 03:00, transfer to Agra by private, air-conditioned vehicle. Relax on the 3.5-hour drive in a private, air-conditioned car, arriving in Agra at approximately 06:15 AM where you will meet your private guide and enjoy a great view of the sunrise over the Taj Mahal. Marvel at the spectacular marble mausoleum from the outside, before looking inside the temple to Mumtaz Mahal, beloved wife of the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan. Spend about 2-3 hours at the Taj Mahal, with some free time to walk around. Your guide will lead you to the best spots to capture photos and will be happy to take some photos for you. Later, continue to the nearby Red Fort (Agra Fort) to see the beautiful pavilions of a walled city. You will spend 1.5 hour here. Enjoy some free time for breakfast (own expense) before heading back to Delhi where you will arrive at around 3:00 PM.

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New Delhi: Guided Taj Mahal and Agra Fort Tour

2. New Delhi: Guided Taj Mahal and Agra Fort Tour

Your day trip with start with your friendly driver picking you up from your requested location in New Delhi. Your driver will welcome you before you depart in a private air-conditioned car complete with mineral water, soft drinks, and some snacks for the ride. You can relax and recharge yourself in the car as your driver takes you via a new expressway to Agra. Upon arrival to Agra your government-approved tour guide will welcome you and brief you about your day. You will visit the Taj Mahal at the most magical time of the day, which will provide you with great views and amazing picture opportunities. Take your time at the Taj Mahal, and once you are done you will be taken for lunch in a recommended restaurant. Following lunch you will be taken to Agra Fort, which is one of the most beautiful and grand forts of the Mughals. Whilst at the fort you can understand how the royal families use to live, and will also see a special area in the fort from where King Shah jahan use to admire the Taj Mahal. You will be free to take some pictures, after which you can see some arts and crafts before you leave Agra early to be back in New Delhi in the afternoon.

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Private Taj Mahal & Agra Fort Tour from Agra

3. Private Taj Mahal & Agra Fort Tour from Agra

Begin your full day tour discovering the famous Taj Mahal and Agra Fort with a pick up from your requested location in Agra city, to be transferred to the sights. Skip the long lines to one of the world’s most iconic and romantic buildings, and discover the marble mausoleum of the Taj Mahal in Agra at your own pace. Visit the historic Agra Fort and explore the inside of the walled city.  Discover a jewel of Islamic and Indian art and architecture, built in 1652. Walk by the reflecting pool and fountains, and see the pure marble monument and intricate decorations of Persian calligraphy and interior precious stones up close. Experience the serenity of the monument where the Queen rests in peace with her King for all eternity. Take breathtaking photographs to last a lifetime as you wander around the grounds of the Taj Mahal and Agra Fort, and step back in time as you learn about the history behind the iconic mausoleum and monument. Be transferred back to your hotel in Agra after the tour ends.

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From Delhi: Day Trip to Taj Mahal, Agra Fort and Baby Taj

4. From Delhi: Day Trip to Taj Mahal, Agra Fort and Baby Taj

Following pickup from any desired location in Delhi, Gurugram or Noida, proceed to Agra in a climate controlled, private car. Visit some of India's most well known destinations with the ease and comfort of a private driver and guide.  Upon arrival at the Taj Mahal, your guide will join you and handover the tickets for entry to the infamous Taj Mahal. Spend as much time as you like exploring this impressive example of Mughal architecture. Head to Agra Fort, and enjoy a guided tour of 1-hour before lunch at the Courtyard by Marriott. Taste a freshly prepared lunch in 5 star surroundings. After Lunch, visit the Baby Taj an exquisite tomb constructed centuries ago.  Following your day of exploration, your driver will return you to Delhi, back where you began.

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

5. 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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Private Taj Mahal & Agra Tour from Delhi by Car

6. Private Taj Mahal & Agra Tour from Delhi by Car

Begin your full day Taj Mahal and Agra Fort tour with a pick-up from your hotel in the Delhi NCR area or the airport starting any time between 4.00 and 10.00 am, to depart to Agra city via the expressway. Meet your private guide when you arrive in Agra city and proceed to the Taj Mahal, which was built in the 17th century by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan as a memorial for his beloved wife Mumtaz. After touring the Taj Mahal, head to the nearby Agra Fort, built in 1565 A.D. and another majestic creation of the Mughal Emperor Akbar. Begin the drive back to your hotel in Delhi after enjoying a lunch in Agra, for which your guide can give you an overview and suggestions for the best restaurants in the city. 

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Delhi: Sunrise Taj Mahal and Agra Fort Group Tour

7. 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

8. 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

9. 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 Bangalore: Taj Mahal Tour with Round-Trip Flights

10. 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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What people are saying about Agra

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 2,840 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.

A good, communicative guide. Showed us lots of details, helped to get interesting photos. Good and understandable English-speaker. We really enjoyed! A calm guide who knows a lot and tells interesting things. Picked up from the hotel on time, everything is clear. I advise! The tour is suitable for English speaking people. Amir guide

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.

Amir was a fantastic tour guide. He is very courteous, friendly, and extremely knowledgeable. I am very appreciative of all the photos he took for me. He knew all the best vantage points for photos. It was also nice to have the time on your own to explore.

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