Day Trip To The Taj Mahal And Agra From Delhi By Train

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 14 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    5:00 AM
  • Departure Details :
    New Delhi, Delhi, India
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Pickup from Hotel / Airport or any other desired pickup location in Delhi, Noida or Gurugram
    Airports
    Indira Gandhi Intl Airport, New Del.. read more
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Step back in time and discover the glory of Indian's Mughal Empire on this private day tour to Agra from Delhi. Visit Indias world famous Taj Mahal and Agra Fort. Your own private guide will ensure that you get an in-depth experience of these emblematic structures.

Highlights

  • Private tour is operated with just your party and a guide/driver
  • Soak up the atmosphere on a walking tour
  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
  • Step back in time on a history tour
  • Vegetarian meal option available

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Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Pass By: New Delhi Railway Station, New Delhi, National Capital Territory of Delhi

You will be picked up from your hotel in Delhi/Gurgaon/Noida at 5am and transferred to the New Delhi railway station to board a super fast deluxe train to the city of Taj Mahal - Agra.
At 6am your train Shatabdi Exp (Train No. 12002) departs from the New Delhi railway station. Breakfast will be served on board during this 2-hour journey.

Pass By: Agra Railway Station

Upon arrival to Agra Cantonment railway station at 8am, you will be greeted by your driver with your name on the nameplate at the main exit gate. He will transfer you to a 4/5 star hotel, where you will have some time to freshen up and, later meet your tour guide in the hotel lobby.

Stop At: Taj Mahal, Agra, Agra District, Uttar Pradesh

Your tour will start at 9am with a visit to the Taj Mahal, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is regarded by many as the best example of Mughal architecture and is widely recognized as "the jewel of Muslim art in India". It is one of the worlds most celebrated structures and a symbol of Indias rich history.

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Agra Fort, Agra, Agra District, Uttar Pradesh

At 11:30am continue your tour by visiting Agra Fort, also a UNESCO World Heritage Site, built by Emperor Akbar in 1565 A.D. from red sandstone. The maze of the courtyards, mosques and private chambers of the fort echoes the story of the Mughal Empire.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Priya Restaurant

At 1pm you will make a stop for lunch at a local air-conditioned restaurant.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Mehtab Bagh, Agra, Agra District, Uttar Pradesh

If time permit we visit Mehtab Bagh (own expense) the moonlit garden believed to have been designed by Shah Jahan to view the Taj on moonlit nights, far away from the maddening crowd, The garden complex is situated on the left bank of Yamuna opposite to Taj Mahal. Here you can witness the sunset over the Taj Mahal.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Shopping anywhere

You may enjoy some shopping in Agra is known for its fabulous handicrafts. The Mughals were great patrons of arts and crafts. Empress Nur Jahan took personal interest and was an accomplished artist herself in zari embroidery work. Agra's major handicraft products beside an inlay are: brass-ware, carpets, jewellery and embroidery and leather accessories and clothes.

Duration: 1 hour

Pass By: Agra Railway Station

At the end of your memorable day, you will be transferred back to the Agra Cantt Railway Station to catch your train and Train Depart at 5:40pm to New Delhi.

Pass By: Nizamuddin Railway Station, New Delhi, National Capital Territory of Delhi

Your train arrives in Nizamuddin Railway Station New Delhi at 7:30pm, you will be met by a driver who will return you to the airport or your hotel in New Delhi.

Inclusions

All Transfers/Sightseeings by air conditioned private vehicle

Round-Trip Train Ticket AC Chair Car between (Delhi - Agra)

Professional private tour guide

Monument entrance fees

Buffet Lunch

Entry/Admission - Taj Mahal

Entry/Admission - Agra Fort

Entry/Admission - Priya Restaurant

Exclusions

Drinks

Gratuities (recommended)

Entry/Admission - Mehtab Bagh

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

A current valid passport is required on the day of travel

Not wheelchair accessible

All Travelers date of birth, gender, Passport number and Nationality are required at time of booking

Dress code is smart casual

Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required

Not recommended for participants with back, heart complaints or other serious medical conditions

The duration of transfers are approximate, the exact duration will depend on the time of day and traffic conditions

Please carry a valid ID like a passport, drivers license, or student identity card. The ID should contain your passenger photograph

The Taj Mahal remains closed on Fridays

Most travelers can participate

This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Traveler Reviews

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  • 02-May-2018

    This was an amazing full day tour, and when I say full day it certainly was that being picked up at 5am from the hotel and dropped back at about midnight ...made this a very long day.....but well worth it!
    We were picked up and taken to the train station, escorted right to our seats! the train ride takes about 2hrs. Rocky our tour guide was at the station to meet us, we then went to the Taj Mahal, the Agra Fort another fort out of town, plus lunch and visiting shops and markets in Agra. If you have only a day this is the tour to do! Recommended!

  • 19-Apr-2018

    Very well organised with professionals managing each step of the journey to Agra and back. Our guide in Agra, Rajesh, was very knowledgeable and gave us a good balance of history and great sights. Overall the tour surpassed our expectations - great day out

  • 29-Mar-2018

    First, it's probably partially my fault for booking a tour that's so long hotel pickup at 5am, planned dropoff at midnight. It would have been a brutally long day if we had completed the entire thing.

    But that said, by lunchtime, the guide let me know that we were ahead of schedule, and he planned to be done by 4pm, which would leave me 5.5 hours waiting for my train back to Delhi. I ended up paying the driver to take me back to Delhi by car it cost 95 rather than waiting so long for the train. Overall, the scheduling issues left a very bad taste for me.

    Even beyond the scheduling problems, this tour didn't live up to the high expectations I have developed for Viator tours. The guide was very nice and friendly, but he was a little difficult to understand and didn't seem as knowledgeable as past guides I've had. The logistics of hotel pickup, train dropoff, and meeting the guide were needlessly complicated. There were 5 people involved, and I felt like I kept getting handed over to someone different.

    As with many of these tours, there is a shopping component which involves them taking you around to handicraft shops where the owners try to get you to buy stuff. It's a mixed bag in terms of how much pressure there is to buy, but I get tired of saying no to people over and over again. I wanted to sightsee, not deal with pressured shopping situations.

    Taj Mahal was absolutely incredible, well worth the trip alone. Agra fort was interesting since you're already in the area, but couldn't hold a candle to the Taj Mahal. I intentionally selected a tour involving Fatehpur Sikri based on a friend's recommendation. It's an interesting place, but it is REALLY far out of the way. It ends up adding 3-4 hours to the trip. I think it would be worth seeing if you were in Agra for a few days, but for a single-day trip I wish I had chosen a half-day tour of just Taj Mahal and Agra Fort. Your mileage may vary.

  • 19-Mar-2018

    Our trip from Delhi to Agra to see the Taj turned out to be an amazing experience thanks to the persons involved in handling the trip. Beginning from pickup at the Hotel to being helped to board the train to Agra right up to being dropped back at the a Hotel, every step was handled in an extremely efficient manner. Information given by guide Rocky at the Taj was useful as also at Fatehpur Sikri. We were four persons all aged above 60 and great care was taken to cater to our special needs. Overall a great experience. Special thanks to Viator who made this trip a memorable one.

  • 20-Feb-2018

    Excellent trip. My guide Raj was well versed and easy to understand and communicate. He knew all the perfect photo spots and how to avoid the crowds. It is a long day but well worth it. The train was comfortable as well. - Jeff, Tampa Florida, USA

  • 09-Feb-2018

    On my bucket list and this trip lived up to my expectations.From the pick up from the hotel to being escorted onto our fast train to being met by our guide who was truly a gem and a font of knowledge to our return trip to the Taj in New Delhi the day was exceptional.So was all the behind the scenes work undertaken by the tour operator and Raj was most interactive and quick to respond to any question we had. The shops we were taken to at the end of the day were interesting and certainly ones we would not have found by ourselves. The quality of product was also high.I cannot recommend this tour more highly

  • 05-Feb-2018

    Very well organised and the guide was very knowledgeable and friendly

  • 01-Feb-2018

    The tour is really great. The only flaw is that the guide takes you to several shopping places, but that's normal in this industry.

  • 13-Nov-2017

    A great day well organised. The pick up from the hotel and transfer to the train was on time. we were taken to our seats before the guide departed. At Agra we were met and escorted for the day by Manoj the guide and Sanju the driver. Manoj had a wonderful way of giving us the history of the Taj Mahal explaining the love story that led to it being built and the unhappy family events afterwards. Manoj took photos of us a we went round and showed us the finer pints of the workmanship and materials used in the construction. The factory where the marble marquetry is practiced was really interesting. The lunch in a local restaurant was very nice. Sanju, the driver, took us to each destination safely in a comfortable car. We could not stay for the end of the tour because we had a flight to catch and we had arranged with the local operator for the driver to bring us back to Delhi and then transfer us to the airport. Sanju was with us all day and drove us the three hours back to Delhi, waited while we packed and then drove us to the airport.
    I would recommend this trip.

  • 09-Nov-2017

    This tour was great for us , having never travelled by train in India , we were a bit nervous , but we had no need to be , everything was very clear from the first e.mail , was picked up at hotel , put in our seats on the train , meet the other end , great guide for the day , same coming back .

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