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  2. Uttar Pradesh
  3. Agra

Agra: Historical Walking Tour and Pigeon Keeper Meeting

Product ID: 299090
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Discover the historical wonders of Agra on a guided walking tour through the city’s Old Town. Admire a selection of iconic monuments, including Jama Mosque, visit the bustling marketplace, then meet a traditional pigeon keeper.
About this activity
Duration 3 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English

Pickup included

Pickup from your hotel.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Visit Agra's historic rail station, which is one of the oldest in the country
  • Admire the rose-colored facade of the impressive Jama Mosque
  • Soak up the charming atmosphere and vibrant smells of the local spice market
  • Meet a pigeon keeper and learn about the popular sport of Kabootarbazi
Full description
The experience begins with pickup from your hotel and travels to Agra’s historic rail station, which is one of the oldest in the country. Follow your guide around the station and learn about its history as a stopping point for colonial tourists during the 1800s. Leave the station and head to the iconic Jama Mosque, built in 1648. Admire the mosque’s impressive architecture and rose-coloured facade as you discover the story behind it.

Continue the tour into the heart of Argra’s Old Town, passing through Vaidya Ramdutta Gali, a lane dedicated to a famous medicinal practitioner. Arrive at the bustling spice market next and soak up the vibrant atmosphere of locals going about their day. Allow yourself to be immersed by the market's sights and smells as you peruse the stores and haggle with vendors. After the market, stop by Patal Manuman Temple, the Mughal Police Station, and finally the Kinari Bazaar.

At the end of the walking tour, it’s time for your meeting with a local pigeon keeper. Pigeon keeping has been a favorite pastime throughout the course of Indian history, thanks to the widespread popularity of the sport Kabootarbazi. The sport was banned for a long time, but was revived when the ban was lifted in 2004. Learn about the sport from the pigeon keeper and discover how he trains his 250 pigeons to compete. After an unforgettable and insightful day of exploring, sit back and relax on the return journey to your hotel.
Includes
  • Private English-speaking guide
  • Private air-conditioned vehicle
  • Complimentary mineral water
What’s Not Included
  • Entrance fees
  • Camera fees
  • Gratuities