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From Delhi: Sunrise Taj Mahal and Agra Fort Private Tour

1. From Delhi: Sunrise Taj Mahal and Agra Fort Private Tour

Begin your day with an early 3:00 AM, pickup from your hotel in Delhi, Gurgaon, Noida, or the airport. Be driven to Agra, enjoying a peaceful 3-hour ride in your own private air-conditioned car. Arrive tin Agra at 6:00 AM and meet with your tour guide before proceeding to visit the Taj Mahal. Explore the Taj Mahal whilst enjoying its sunrise views, spending around 2-3 hours in the mausoleum. After visiting the Taj Mahal, your next monument will be Agra Fort, built by the Great Mughal Emperor "Akbar". Here, you will spend around 1 hour in the building. After visiting Agra Fort, proceed for a breakfast break at the 5-Star Hotel, where you will be able to enjoy some food and relax. Next, if you are not in a hurry and also want to explore more, visit Itimad-Ud-Daulah (Baby Taj). Explore the rear view of the Taj Mahal, as it casts its shadow on the River Yamuna. At 10:00 AM, drive back to New Delhi, and at 1:00 PM you will arrive back at your point of origin/Delhi Airport.

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

2. 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.

From Delhi: Taj Mahal and Agra Fort Private Sunrise Tour

3. From Delhi: Taj Mahal and Agra Fort Private Sunrise Tour

Enjoy a full-day guided tour of Agra from Delhi, Gurgaon, or Noida. Avoid the crowds at the Taj Mahal and explore Agra Fort. Relax on a seamless transfer in an air-conditioned vehicle.  Meet your private guide upon arrival in Agra and enjoy the view of the sunrise over the Taj Mahal. Marvel at the spectacular marble mausoleum from the outside before looking inside the temple. Spend some free time walking around. Your guide will lead you to the best spots to capture photos. Later, continue to the nearby Red Fort (Agra Fort) to see the beautiful pavilions of a walled city. Enjoy some free time for breakfast (not included) before heading back to Delhi.

From Delhi: All Inclusive Taj Mahal Sunrise & Agra Tour

4. From Delhi: All Inclusive Taj Mahal Sunrise & Agra Tour

The Taj Mahal Sunrise tour from Delhi begins with 3:00 am pick up from Delhi, Noida, Gurugram, Ghaziabad and Faridabad. Travel in a private, air-conditioned vehicle. You will reach in Agra at around 6:00 am and will meet your tour guide, then proceed for Taj Mahal sunrise tour. professional tour guide will explain you about Taj Mahal. Here you will spend approximately 3 hours. Then proceed for breakfast at five star hotel. Here you will enjoy the taste of Multi Indian Cuisine.   Following breakfast, visit the Agra Fort, a UNESCO heritage site famously known as the Agra Quila. Built from red sandstone, this impressive structure was the home of notable Mughal emperors such as Akbar, Jahangir, Shah Jahan and Aurangzeb. After a morning full of touring, the return transfer departs for Delhi, Noida, Gurugram, Ghaziabad and Faridabad at around 11:30 am. Your driver will drop you back at your desired location.

From Delhi: Private Taj Mahal and Agra Fort Tour by Car

5. From Delhi: Private Taj Mahal and Agra Fort Tour by Car

Step into a world wonder with this day trip to the Taj Mahal. Travel in a comfortable and climate-controlled car from Delhi to Agra and lose yourself in this architectural masterpiece. Travel back in time with a visit to the Agra Fort before returning to Delhi. Begin your full-day Taj Mahal and Agra Fort tour with a pickup from your hotel in the Delhi NCR area or the airport and make your way 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 lunch in Agra, for which your guide can give you an overview and suggestions for the best restaurants in the city. 

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

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

Discover the beauty and history of Agra on this day trip from Delhi. Travel on a comfortable train and be met by a private guide and car. Visit top sights like the Taj Mahal, Agra Fort, and Baby Taj. Enjoy a delicious breakfast and hearty supper during your tour. Get picked up from the airport or your hotel in the Delhi NCR area, before being taken to the Nizamuddin railway station. Sit back and relax on the 90-minute air-conditioned train journey with a tasty complimentary breakfast.  Arrive at the Agra Cantt railway station and be met by your private guide who will be waiting with a sign bearing your name. Drive to 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. Have assistance with taking photos at the best angles from your guide. Head to the nearby Agra Fort, which is another UNESCO World Heritage Site. Tour this facinating sandstone fortress before having some free time to purchase a nice lunch. Continue to Baby Taj, the first Mughal structure built completely from marble. The monument makes extensive use of Pietra Dura ( stone inlay technique), and sits magnificently on the Yamuna River, making for excellent views. Begin your return journey back at the Agra Cantt Railway station. Hop aboard the train to Delhi and savor a hot supper on the train. Upon arrival in Delhi, be transferred back to your desired location in the city by private car.

New Delhi: Skip-the-line Taj Mahal & Agra Fort Private Tour

7. New Delhi: Skip-the-line Taj Mahal & Agra Fort Private 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.

From Delhi: Jaipur Private Day-Trip by Car or Train

8. From Delhi: Jaipur Private Day-Trip by Car or Train

Discover the enchanting city of Jaipur on a private day-trip from New Delhi. See the highlights of Jaipur in a single day. Visit the Amer Fort, City Palace, and Hawa Mahal with an expert local guide. Choose between transfer via air-conditioned car or train. Maximize your day by getting an early start. Enjoy the convenience of being picked up from your accommodations. If you have chosen to be transferred to Jaipur by car, your driver will deliver you to Jaipur where you will meet your guide. If you have chosen to ride the train to Jaipur, you’ll be driven to the train station where your driver will assist you in boarding the train. Upon arrival in Jaipur, you’ll meet your guide and enjoy a full day of sightseeing in a private car. Visit the honeycomb structure of the Hawa Mahal, or the Palace of Winds. The building was designed to allow royal ladies to watch the city without being observed by others. Next, drive to Amer Fort and observe its intricate Indo-Muslim architecture. See its gorgeous halls and beautiful entrance gates. Spend approximately 2 hours here, allowing for both a guided tour and time free time to explore. Continue to the Jal Mahal or Water Palace. Located in the middle of the Man Sagar Lake, this viewing spot provides excellent birdwatching opportunities (when in season). Explore the Jantar Mantar, a UNESCO World Heritage Site which houses unique architectural and astronomical instruments. End your tour with a visit to the home of the royal family, the City Palace. Explore the palace’s courtyards, galleries, and museums before heading back to Delhi.

From Delhi: Taj Mahal & Agra Fort Day Trip by Express Train

9. From Delhi: Taj Mahal & Agra Fort Day Trip by Express Train

Start your day with pick up from any desired location in Delhi, Gurgaon, or Noida by your driver and proceed to Delhi railway station. On arriving at the station, collect your train tickets from your driver and get seated before the journey begins. Meet your guide at the Taj Mahal and get your skip-the-line tickets to the Taj Mahal (included in the "all inclusive" option). Then, join your guide for a tour inside the Taj Mahal, built in the 17th century by Emperor Shah Jahan for his beloved wife, Mumtaz. Then you will have free time for breakfast. Afterward, your guide will take you to Agra Fort, where you will also have skip-the-line tickets. The fort was built in 1565 A.D by the Mughal Emperor Akbar. Here, you will have an approximately 1-hour guided tour. Later, you will head to Baby Taj, also known as the Tomb of I'timād-ud-Daulah, where you will have an approximately 30-minute guided tour. After visiting these places, your guide will say goodbye to you. Then, proceed back to Delhi by train. In the evening, arrive in Delhi and enjoy drop-off at any desired location in Delhi, Gurgaon, or Noida.

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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We had an excursion from Delhi to Agra with guide Sasha (it’s russian version from Ashfaq) in russian language. We left Delhi at night, the driver picked us up from the hotel and met with the guide already in Agra. Sasha speaks russian very well and knows a lot about Russia, was very polite. We have seen Taj Mahal and Agra Fort, everything was good. And then on the next day after our excursion Sasha helped us very much twice!! We had some problems with booking tickets and taxi from Fatehpur Sikri and Sasha was in touch with us and really helped us out a lot! Thank him a lot for that. And also he adviced us a bar in Agra and it was really great experience and evening. So we were pleased a lot with that excursion!

Varun, i.e. Vinny made the experience so much easier that it might have been without him. My daughter and I both agreed we may never have made it past the line to buy a ticket let alone the 2-hour entry line. Vinny also helped negotiate a good deal with a photographer and helped out by taking some stunning pictures with our phones, arranging the tuk tuk ride back to where our driver was parked so we didn't have to walk up narrow crowded lanes. He made the whole experience exceptional allowing us to relax and enjoy this magnificent site that truly deserves its' designation as one of the wonders of the world. And, we learned a lot as well. I would recommend him unconditionally.

Had a fantastic experience coming from Delhi with my driver Sonu, and a great tour from my guide Shaoib! The beauty of the Taj Mahal at sunrise is like nothing I’ve ever seen - I would truly recommend this. A special thank you to Shaoib who took the time to take photos, provide the knowledge and history of the Taj Mahal, as well as being patient with questions for this American’s first time in India. I’m very appreciative of this experience and look forward to more in the future!

This has been an excellent tour. The whole experience from pick-up at the Delhi airport to transiting to Agra and the Taj Mahal has been perfect. Ali zaif and Chotu have been an amazing guide and driver. Would highly recommend for anyone wishing to see all that Agra has to offer and learn a bit about the history of the Taj Mahal.

Very amazing trip which was totally worth it The pick up was on time and we arrived at Taj Mahal right before sunrise My guide Rafeeq told me a lot of facts and also facts that most of the people don't know. He also took some amazing pictures of which are totally instagramable