Private Agra Day Tour: Taj Mahal, Agra Fort And Kachhpura Village - Delhi

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Overview

Discover the magnificence of the Mughal Empire on a private day trip to the walled city of Agra! Traveling by train and private vehicle from Delhi, visit two UNESCO World Heritage Sites – the Agra Fort and the Taj Mahal, a beautiful monument to love and one of the Seven Wonders of the World. You’ll see Itmad-ud-daulah’s Tomb plus lesser-known landmarks like Humayun's Tomb Mosque and Mehtab Bagh on a Mughal heritage walk through the rural village of Kachhpura. Railway transfer plus meals (two aboard the train) are included.

Highlights

  • All entrance fees included
  • Round-trip train fares
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Private guide for a more personalized experience
  • Private tour is operated with just your party and a guide/driver
  • Lunch included
  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide

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Start with a pickup from your Delhi hotel between 6:30 7 a.m. to the citys Hazrat Nizamuddin Railway station, where youll catch the premium non-stop fast train to Agra with light breakfast served on board.

Meet your driver upon arrival and make your way to the iconic Taj Mahal with your guide. Learn about the Mughal architecture as your guide discusses the Mughal empires history. Then enjoy a buffet-style lunch at a quality restaurant.

Thereafter head to the Agra Fort, made of red sandstone white marble, and admire the fort from outside the Army Gate. You do not visit inside the fort.

Start the cultural walk and head to Ambedkar Park that is named in the memory of the architect of Indian constitution Dr. B.R. Ambedkar. Hop onto a cycle rickshaw and head to the old bazaar area. Visit the mid-17th century Shahi Jama Masjid. Then tickle your taste buds in an Indian snack shop and a shop specializing in Paan which is a combination of areca nut and other ingredients wrapped in a betel leaf.

During the walk, your guide will suggest places for lunch. Then visit a place specializing in bridal wear, and perhaps witness one of the dresses being handcrafted. Thereafter visit a local temple dedicated to Hindu deity Shiva, and marvel at a balcony with intricately carved sculptors.

Then walk through a spice market and see as well as smell and taste various spices in different forms - whole, chopped, ground, roasted, sauted, and fried. End your walk in a garden dating back to Mughal times, and affording a magnificent view of the majestic Taj Mahal. Also get an opportunity to get dressed in age old Mughal attire and feel like royalty.

Catch the evening train to Delhi, and enjoy a meal on board. A private driver will return you to your hotel.

Inclusions for Private Agra Day Tour: Taj Mahal, Agra Fort And Kachhpura Village

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Private English-speaking guide
  • Professional driver
  • Transport by air-conditioned coach
  • Round-trip train tickets between Delhi and Agra
  • Entrance fees
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Bottled water in vehicle
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Carbon offset certificate

Exclusions for Private Agra Day Tour: Taj Mahal, Agra Fort And Kachhpura Village

  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Camera fee in monuments

Itinerary:

In order to confirm your train reservations, please verify the following information with local operator upon booking:
  • Full Name
  • Gender
  • Age and Date of Birth
  • Passport Number and Nationality

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking

A moderate amount of walking is involved; comfortable walking shoes are recommended

A current valid government issued passport or ID is required on the day of travel

Please note that tour duration includes travel time; on any given day, traffic conditions in India may be busy and you may spend a good amount of time in transit

In order to confirm train booking, please confirm the following information upon booking: Full Name, Gender, Age and Date of Birth, Passport Number and Nationality

French, Spanish or German language-speaking guide services are available at no extra charge. Please contact your tour operator to make arrangements

Cancellation Policy
  • If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
  • Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
  • Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.
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9 reviews by the users

  • Really great trip. Our guide was so knowledgeable and accommodating, as was the guide for the village tour. All of the arrangements worked well we were escorted to and from the train and were well looked after. Meals were good and transport was comfortable. If you want a hassle free way of visiting these great sights then I can thoroughly recommend.

  • Excellent tour with informative and friendly guide .
    Village walk is great.

  • The tour of the village was totally different, and did not really fit in with the rest of the tour. It was really a walk through total poverty, which was already evident from driving through the countryside. Unnecessary.

  • Excellent tour the guide was very knowledgable. The train reduced travelling time and was easy enough to do although we finished the tour at half 4 and the return train wasn't until 9.20 the evening meal included was on the train. We sat around at a hotel (5*) for over 4hrs expensive drinks bill!

  • For those visiting India, Taj Mahal is a must see, and this day tour was a great way to see it. The Express train was definitely a great option for traveling to Agra - and the tour operator made it very easy to navigate both in Delhi and in Agra, even for a solo traveler. Agra provided for many sights beyond the Taj - and the tour guide was very knowledgeable about each site. Kachhpura Village was a great add to get the local flavor. Only caution - be prepared to be shown final products for sale when visiting the cottage industries to see how certain crafts are done...

  • The Taj Mahal ! There is nothing else to say ! This is the moment we looked forward to and it is everything you have imagined - Stunning, inspiring and the memories of a lifetime- Viator used a tour company for our tour and they did an excellent job - however please read about the Kachhpura option below to see if this specific tour is for you -
    We were picked up at 5 am because our trip to Agra was by way of the direct train that leaves at 6 am and takes 2.5 hours. This is a great option as compared to driving - you get a reserved seat and its a comfortable ride all the way there - they serve some snacks on board but we brought food from the hotel. We were met at the train station and off we went for the tour. Nothing can compare to the WOW factor of the Taj Mahal - Our guide Sanjay has a History degree and was a fountain of information - extremely professional and friendly - he clearly is an expert in his field and his explanations were very clear and interesting. We bought the photo package at the Taj Mahal - for about 100 US we had personal photographer take 60 photos of us that were developed, printed and put in an album before we left - he posed us and got us the most incredible memories. Most importantly you get the jpg images on a computer disc so you can make your own prints and load them to your computer that night ! this was well worth it for a trip of a lifetime - we spent plenty of time at the Taj Lunch was included and was a buffet at a 5 star hotel in Agra and was delicious. We went to the Agra Fort and had an extensive tour of the palace and also toured the mini Taj - Now the Kachhpura Village is an interesting option - it is billed as a Mughal heritage walking tour but in reality it has a little bit of Mughal relics but more importantly it is a walk into a typical rural village - its not easy to see the way of life and poverty but the people are friendly and their spirit is inspiring. We were glad we did it - Ask for Sanjay !

  • I would not take the train if you are at all squeamish about dirty surfaces. I would suggest luxury bus instead. Our guide in Agra was terrific, very knowledgeable. The Taj Mahal was incredible - not too be missed.

  • Great trip, tour guides spoke perfect English and were very adept at handling some of the difficult cultural obstacles. I will book with Viator again.

  • Know what you are getting into, this is a very very long day! Driver from hotel to train station, train to Agra with breakfast on board (I'd pass...), but then Agra! Once there this was fantastic, all the sites to see, easy / direct access with a knowledgeable guide, good lunch / rest spot, and ability to add the show if finishing up early enough before the train back with dinner on board (I'd pass...).

USD 208.59