Full-Day City Tour of Agra visit Taj Mahal at Sunrise and Sunset with Agra Fort
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Pass By: Tdi Mall, Taj Mahal Road, Agra 282001 India
After pickup from your hotel or the train station in Agra at 6am, transfer to the Taj Majal to enjoy sunrise at this iconic UNESCO World Heritage Site which was built by Mughal emperor Sha Jahan as a mausoleum to honor the memory of his beloved Queen Mumtaz Mahal after she died.
Then visit the Agra Fort, also a UNESCO World Heritage Site, which was built by Emperor Akbar in 1565 A.D. Made of red sandstone, the elegant building is a melding of Hindu and Central Asian architectural styles.
Around 1pm enjoy lunch at a local, air-conditioned restaurant, then take advantage of time to shop for Agra's famous handicrafts including marble and stone inlay, embroidery, leather goods, carpets, and jewellery.
Finally, re-visit the Taj Mahal at sunset before returning to your Agra hotel or the railway station in Agra around 7pm.
- All Transfers/Sightseeing’s by air conditioned private vehicle
- Professional private tour guide
- Monument entrance fees
- Buffet Lunch
- Gratuities (recommended)
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Not wheelchair accessible
- No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
- Group discount is available
- The duration of transfers are approximate, the exact duration will depend on the time of day and traffic conditions
- Most travelers can participate
- This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Taj and Agra Fort are definitely worth the 160 I spent on this full day tour. HOWEVER: and this is a BIG however for me the high pressure shopping that I was forced to do was ridiculous. After the morning tour which was very foggy, but wonderful because it wasn't crowded, I was taken to a high-priced inlaid marble store, a high-priced rug store, and a high-priced jewelry store. Despite saying No pressure, they continued to show me things after I said 100 times, I'm not buying anything! My guide even admitted that he gets a cut of things we buy at these places. The itinerary said the tour would be over at 7:00 p.m. Because sunset in the winter is so early due to fog and smog, we were done by 3:30. I asked if we could go see something else and was told that would be a 40 extra charge. Seeing Taj twice was necessary because the morning was so foggy, we could only get exterior shots in the afternoon. But it was so crowded in the afternoon, the morning was the only time we could spend any quality time seeing the details of the monument. My guide was very informative and helpful about both Taj and Agra Fort, but you could do it MUCH cheaper on your own with a little help from the internet.