When one thinks about India, one of the first iconic landmarks that come to mind is the Taj Mahal, one of the most famous and beautiful buildings in the world. This tour takes you right up to this iconic landmark of Indian history and culture, as well as takes you on a tour of the Agra Fort. You'll be picked up from your hotel in where your first stop will be at the Agra Fort, which is a UNESCO World Heritage site and a noteworthy piece of Mughal architecture.
Embark on a private tour from Agra to visit two of the most beautiful UNESCO World Heritage sites in India: Taj Mahal and Agra Fort. Explore the world-famous white-marble mausoleum built by Emperor Shah Jahan for his wife, Mumtaz Mahal and stroll through the courtyards of the majestic Agra Fort. You will have two options for this tour: the Morning Sunrise Tour (kicking off at 5:30am) is perfect for romantics who want to see India’s most impressive sites hit by the first rays of the sun while the Regular Day Tour (10:00am hotel pick up) is a great way to see the two attractions without disturbing your beauty sleep. Both options come with convenient roundtrip transfers between the sites and your hotel in Agra and there are two vehicle options to choose from to match the size of your traveling group. You can also add a visit to the Fort of Fatehpur Sikri — one of the finest examples of a Mughal architecture. The tour includes the services of a professional English speaking guide who will tell you interesting facts about India’s iconic buildings.
The Taj Mahal remains as one of the world's most famous landmarks, and is a definite must-see when in India. Enjoy a thrilling journey to visit the majestic landmark, and the neighbording Agra in this private day tour by express train. Get picked up from your hotel and taken to the railway station in Delhi. From there, travel to Agra in a comfortable train ride, where breakfast will be served on board. After disembarking, meet your guide and driver at the Agra Cantt railway station, where your tour officially begins.
Indian cuisine is so rich, varied, and nuanced that you won't find the same exact flavors everywhere. Here in Agra, you'll be able to experience first hand the magical tastes of the Mughal Empire's influence on local food through this unique cooking and dining experience. Guided by home chef Pooja, you will make with your own hands some of the most famous foods in Agra, including how to make the famous Kashmiri tea called Kahwa. Flat breads are a staple food in much of Indian cuisine, so the lesson will instruct you on how to roll your very on Puri and how to fry them to perfection. Don't be shy with the use of spices – they're what makes Indian food so flavorful and vibrant! And after cooking all that food for yourself, it's time to dig in (use your hands!) and relish that uniquely Agra-style meal. It's an enjoyable cooking and dining experience that you'll take back home with you for years to come.
Agra is mainly famous for the traditional Mughal culture in the area and how it has been carefully retained throughout the generations. It is home of many historic landmarks, but is also the home of numerous markets that place special emphasis on traditional, local handicrafts. This private tour takes you to a number of Agra bazaars with an English speaking guide, so you can experience shopping for these incredible crafts. Let your guide show you to around the marketplaces to see potters, weavers, embroiderers, jewelers, and more. Browse through rows of finely-made textiles and embroideries. Select the best of the pottery crafts to bring home for use. Enjoy finding something new with its traditional charms around every corner. It’s both a learning experience about Mughal culture and a chance to enjoy shopping in the area.
Delve into the art and culture stemming from the Mughal era, starting with an exploration into characteristic designs such as marble inlay work and a variety of handicrafts. With the help of a local sixteenth generation entrepreneur, you'll learn about how these designs and styles have come down all the way from the Mughal times, and how the different designs are crafted meticulously. You'll be able to see how carpets are woven and designed, and the incredible elaborate work that it takes to create a single one.
If you’re looking for an adventure during your stay in Agra then this half day tour is the perfect match for you! Embark on an exciting expedition that would take you to two UNESCO World Heritage Sites in one day. Kick off your journey with a convenient pick up service from your hotel in Agra inside the vehicle size of your choice and you’ll be ready to set off to Bharatpur City. Have the chance to explore the Keoladeo Ghana National Park, formerly known as the Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary, where thousands of migratory birds such as cranes and green sandpipers visit the park each year. The bird sanctuary has been a haven for photographers and tourists all over the world as countless species flock the national park - hop on a rickshaw and tour around the vicinity, make sure to get your cameras ready to capture the beautiful creatures inside! Next, head over to the ancient city of Fatehpur Sikri and witness the world’s most perfectly preserved ghost town. See clusters of red sandstone mosques, temples, complex monuments, and marvel at each structure’s unique architecture. Enjoy your day adventure without worrying about time as this private tour has a flexible itinerary and schedule so you could always customize it according to your preference.