Private Agra Day Tour with Culture Walk
This is a typical itinerary for this product
Stop At: Nizamuddin Railway Station, New Delhi India
Start with a pickup from your Delhi hotel between 6:30 – 7 a.m. to the city’s Hazrat Nizamuddin Railway station, where you’ll catch the premium non-stop fast train to Agra with light breakfast served on board.
Duration: 10 minutes
Stop At: Taj Mahal, Agra 282001 India
Meet your driver upon arrival and make your way to the iconic Taj Mahal with your guide. Taj Mahal was commissioned by the Mughal emperor, Shah Jahan, to house the tomb of his favorite wife, Mumtaz Mahal. Learn about Mughal architecture as your guide discusses the Mughal empire’s history.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Stop At: Agra Fort Rakabgani, Agra 282003 India
Thereafter head to the imposing Agra Fort, made of red sandstone white marble.
If you opt for the Culture Walk, you head for the walk and admire the fort from outside the Army Gate - you do not visit inside the fort.
If you opt to visit the Agra Fort instead, entry to Agra Fort is included, along with a knowledgeable guide. The guide will regale you with stories about the history and anecdotes associated with the fort. You will end up spending anywhere between 30 minutes to 90 minutes exploring this massive, yet fascinating fort.
If cultural walk option selected - 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, sautéed, 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 transfer you to your hotel.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
- Hotel pickup and drop-off in Delhi
- Private English-speaking guide
- Professional driver
- Transport by air-conditioned coach in train
- Culture Walk (if option selected)
- Breakfast and evening meal aboard train
- Bottled water in vehicle
- All taxes, fees and handling charges
- Entry/Admission - Taj Mahal
- Entry/Admission - Agra Fort
- Camera fee in monuments
- 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 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
- Tour does not operate on Fridays, as Taj Mahal is closed on Fridays. Also the fast train does not run on Fridays.
- IMPORTANT: In order to make train reservation, please confirm the following information upon booking: Full Name, Gender, Age / Date of Birth, Passport Number and Nationality
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Near public transportation
- Infants must sit on laps
- Most travelers can participate
- This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
wonderfully organised, done at your pace. Lunch in great international hotel. Friendly guide, you see a lot in one day, and there is always someone with you, felt safe.
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...
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.