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From Delhi: Sunrise Taj Mahal and Agra Fort Private Tour

1. From Delhi: Sunrise Taj Mahal and Agra Fort Private Tour

Begin your day with an early 3:00 AM, pickup from your hotel in Delhi, Gurgaon, Noida, or the airport. Be driven to Agra, enjoying a peaceful 3-hour ride in your own private air-conditioned car. Arrive tin Agra at 6:00 AM and meet with your tour guide before proceeding to visit the Taj Mahal. Explore the Taj Mahal whilst enjoying its sunrise views, spending around 2-3 hours in the mausoleum. After visiting the Taj Mahal, your next monument will be Agra Fort, built by the Great Mughal Emperor "Akbar". Here, you will spend around 1 hour in the building. After visiting Agra Fort, proceed for a breakfast break at the 5-Star Hotel, where you will be able to enjoy some food and relax. Next, if you are not in a hurry and also want to explore more, visit Itimad-Ud-Daulah (Baby Taj). Explore the rear view of the Taj Mahal, as it casts its shadow on the River Yamuna. At 10:00 AM, drive back to New Delhi, and at 1:00 PM you will arrive back at your point of origin/Delhi Airport.

Agra: Skip-the-Line Taj Mahal with Mausoleum Admission

2. Agra: Skip-the-Line Taj Mahal with Mausoleum Admission

Book your tickets to the Taj Mahal in advance, and save time on your visit to this must-see sight. The Taj Mahal is a UNESCO World Heritage site, admired for its beautiful Mughal architecture. Avoid the stress of waiting in line and choose a convenient time slot so you can plan your day in advance. One of the New 7 Wonders of the World, this mausoleum was commissioned by Shah Jahan for his wife in 1631. Spend time walking around and admiring the minarets, fountains, and adjoining gardens. A sunrise visit is highly recommended for a memorable experience and to avoid crowds.

From Delhi: Day Trip to Taj Mahal, Agra Fort and Baby Taj

3. From Delhi: Day Trip to Taj Mahal, Agra Fort and Baby Taj

Following pickup from any desired location in Delhi, Gurugram or Noida, proceed to Agra in a climate controlled, private car. Visit some of India's most well known destinations with the ease and comfort of a private driver and guide.  Upon arrival at the Taj Mahal, your guide will join you and handover the tickets for entry to the infamous Taj Mahal. Spend as much time as you like exploring this impressive example of Mughal architecture. Head to Agra Fort, and enjoy a guided tour of 1-hour before lunch at the Courtyard by Marriott. Taste a freshly prepared lunch in 5 star surroundings. After Lunch, visit the Baby Taj an exquisite tomb constructed centuries ago.  Following your day of exploration, your driver will return you to Delhi, back where you began.

From Delhi: Private 4-Day Golden Triangle Luxury Tour

4. From Delhi: Private 4-Day Golden Triangle Luxury Tour

Discover some of the most magnificent monuments in India on a luxury, private tour of the 3 great cities of India's Golden Triangle. Treat yourself and stay in luxury accommodation to get a taste of life on the subcontinent during the days of the Raj. Alternatively, book your own accommodation and choose the option which does not include hotel bookings. Day 1: Delhi – Agra Benefit from pick-up at your desired location in Delhi, Noida or Gurgaon. Take a half-day tour of Delhi city center to see monuments such as the Qutub Minar, built by Qutub-ud-din Aibek. Admire the Lotus Temple (Bahai Temple) and India Gate. Drive past Parliament House and the President's Palace before taking the expressway to Agra.  Day 2: Agra – Jaipur Wake early to get a majestic view of the sunrise and Taj Mahal. Look inside the mausoleum on a 2-hour guided tour before the crowds arrive. Return to your hotel for breakfast. Visit the historic Agra Fort before proceeding to Jaipur.  Day 3: Jaipur City Tour Visit the majestic Amber Fort after breakfast and gaze in wonder at the beauty of Jal Mahal. Continue to the Palace of the Winds (Hawa Mahal) and stop at the Jantar Mantar Observatory and Maharaja's City Palace. Day 4: Jaipur – Delhi Drive back to Delhi after breakfast and get dropped off at the airport, railway station or your hotel. Agra 4 star hotel options: Holiday Inn or Crystal Sarovar Premier or similar Agra 5 star hotel options: Jaypee Palace or Courtyard by Marriott or similar Jaipur 4 star hotel options: Sarovar Premier or Similar 4 Star Hotel Jaipur 5 star hotel options: Holiday Inn city center or Hilton or Similar 5 Star Hotel

From Delhi: All-Inclusive Taj Mahal Tour by Gatimaan Express

5. From Delhi: All-Inclusive Taj Mahal Tour by Gatimaan Express

Spend a day visiting the top sites in Agra. Travel on a superfast train from Delhi, enjoying breakfast on the way and dinner on the return journey. Marvel at the Taj Mahal and Agra Fort, and eat like royalty in a 5-star hotel for lunch. Start your tour from your hotel where your driver will pick you up to transfer you to Nizamuddin Railway Station. Find your train coach and seats with your driver's assistance and depart from the train station at 8:10 AM. Eat breakfast on the train to begin your day. Arrive in Agra at 9:50 AM and meet your guide in front of the train coach. Get seated in the car and proceed to visit the famous and most iconic monument in India, the Taj Mahal. Spend up to 3 hours exploring this monument. Go to a 5-star hotel and feel like luxury as you taste Indian delicacies and admire the top-rated restaurant. Relax for up to 1 hour during this break before returning to the tour. Visit Agra Fort, the giant building made of red sandstone in the 16th century. Walk around the fort with your guide for 1 hour and then, make a final stop at Itimad-Ud-Daulah also known as Baby Taj. Return to Agra Railway Station and board your train for Delhi. The train will leave at 5:50 PM and arrive in Delhi at 7:30 PM. Have dinner on the train to finish off your memorable day. Upon arrival in Delhi, meet your driver in front of the coach and get dropped to your hotel.

From Delhi: Private Taj Mahal & Agra Tour by Express Train

6. From Delhi: Private Taj Mahal & Agra Tour by Express Train

Discover the beauty and history of Agra on this day trip from Delhi. Travel on a comfortable train and be met by a private guide and car. Visit top sights like the Taj Mahal, Agra Fort, and Baby Taj. Enjoy a delicious breakfast and hearty supper during your tour. Get picked up from the airport or your hotel in the Delhi NCR area, before being taken to the Nizamuddin railway station. Sit back and relax on the 90-minute air-conditioned train journey with a tasty complimentary breakfast.  Arrive at the Agra Cantt railway station and be met by your private guide who will be waiting with a sign bearing your name. Drive to the Taj Mahal, one of the 7 wonders of the world. Admire the beauty of the Taj Mahal, and learn about the remarkable story of how and why it was built by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan as a memorial for his beloved wife, Mumtaz. Have assistance with taking photos at the best angles from your guide. Head to the nearby Agra Fort, which is another UNESCO World Heritage Site. Tour this facinating sandstone fortress before having some free time to purchase a nice lunch. Continue to Baby Taj, the first Mughal structure built completely from marble. The monument makes extensive use of Pietra Dura ( stone inlay technique), and sits magnificently on the Yamuna River, making for excellent views. Begin your return journey back at the Agra Cantt Railway station. Hop aboard the train to Delhi and savor a hot supper on the train. Upon arrival in Delhi, be transferred back to your desired location in the city by private car.

From Delhi: Taj Mahal and Agra Fort Private Sunrise Tour

7. From Delhi: Taj Mahal and Agra Fort Private Sunrise Tour

Enjoy a full-day guided tour of Agra from Delhi, Gurgaon, or Noida. Avoid the crowds at the Taj Mahal and explore Agra Fort. Relax on a seamless transfer in an air-conditioned vehicle.  Meet your private guide upon arrival in Agra and enjoy the view of the sunrise over the Taj Mahal. Marvel at the spectacular marble mausoleum from the outside before looking inside the temple. Spend some free time walking around. Your guide will lead you to the best spots to capture photos. Later, continue to the nearby Red Fort (Agra Fort) to see the beautiful pavilions of a walled city. Enjoy some free time for breakfast (not included) before heading back to Delhi.

One-Way City Transfer to and from Delhi & Agra

8. One-Way City Transfer to and from Delhi & Agra

Whether you want to see the Mughal delights of the Taj Mahal or the Agra Fort, this one-way transfer between New Delhi and Agra is an ideal way to travel comfortably. Travel between New Delhi and Agra in an air-conditioned private cab with an experienced and professional driver at an economical price. Avoid the rush and stress of public transport, and choose a start-time convenient for you. Your driver shall be waiting for you at the airport arrivals, hotel lobby or any other point you need your pickup from. In case of any flight delays, there are no waiting charges and the driver will wait for you at the arrivals area. You will be accompanied by a professional English-speaking driver who can assist you with any local information. You can also request bathroom or coffee breaks or stop for a quick picture on the way.

Delhi: 6-Day Golden Triangle Delhi, Agra, and Jaipur Tour

9. Delhi: 6-Day Golden Triangle Delhi, Agra, and Jaipur Tour

Day 1: Delhi Airport Pickup Be welcomed at the airport and relax on your transfer to your Delhi hotel, before settling in for a relaxing first night. Check in to the Hotel Singh Son or similar 3-star hotel. Day 2: Delhi City Tour Begin your adventure by visiting some of the key sights in Delhi such as India Gate, President House, Parliament House, Himayun's Tomb, Qutub Minar, Lotus Temple and Jama Masjid. Embark on a rickshaw ride through the Chandni Chowk Market to explore Kinnari Bazaar, Parantha Wali Gali (an Indian breakfast street), and several local markets. Make a final stop at the Fateh Puri Mosque, built in the 17th century. Stay in Same Hotel Singh Son or similar 3-star hotel. Day 3: Delhi - Agra Leave your hotel after breakfast before proceeding to Agra, with a visit to the Baby Taj Mahal and Agra Fort, before going to explore one of the most famous emblems of India. Spend the afternoon discovering the grand form of the Taj Mahal. Check in to the Hotel Taj Villa or similar 3-star hotel. Day 4: Agra - Jaipur  After being collected early from your hotel, experience the sunrise over the Taj Mahal before proceeding to Jaipur. On the way you visit Fateh-pur-sikri, and later on in the day you visit the engineering accomplishment of the Chand Baori Step Well before being transferred to your hotel. Check in to the Hotel King Palace or similar 3-star hotel. Day 5: Jaipur City Tour Head to see the Jaipur-Amber Fort and the visually stunning Water Palace. Visit also the Hawa Mahal and City Palace. See the Observatory of Jaipur, built in India in the first half of the 18th century. Stay in Same Hotel King Palace or similar 3-star hotel. Day 6: Jaipur - Delhi  Finish your tour with a final breakfast in Jaipur before being returned to Delhi where you will be dropped off at your hotel or the airport.

From Delhi: Taj Mahal and Agra Fort Private Day Tour By Car

10. From Delhi: Taj Mahal and Agra Fort Private Day Tour By Car

Be collected from your accommodation in Delhi, Gurgaon, Noida or at the airport from 6:30 AM. Drive to Agra and enjoy a 3-hour peaceful ride in a comfortable air-conditioned vehicle. Arrive in Agra at 9:30 AM. Meet your tour guide and then proceed to visit the Taj Mahal. Explore the Taj Mahal and spend around 2-3 hours in the mausoleum.  At 12:00 PM, the next monument that you will visit is the Agra Fort. This was built by the Great Mughal Emperor Akbar. Spend around 1 hour exploring here. Next, you will go for lunch break at 5 Star Hotel. After your meal, at 2:30 PM, you will be driven back to Delhi. You will arrive around 6:00 PM. 

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What people are saying about Uttar Pradesh

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 4,254 reviews

We had an excursion from Delhi to Agra with guide Sasha (it’s russian version from Ashfaq) in russian language. We left Delhi at night, the driver picked us up from the hotel and met with the guide already in Agra. Sasha speaks russian very well and knows a lot about Russia, was very polite. We have seen Taj Mahal and Agra Fort, everything was good. And then on the next day after our excursion Sasha helped us very much twice!! We had some problems with booking tickets and taxi from Fatehpur Sikri and Sasha was in touch with us and really helped us out a lot! Thank him a lot for that. And also he adviced us a bar in Agra and it was really great experience and evening. So we were pleased a lot with that excursion!

We had about 6 hours to see Agra, so time was important for us. The driver and our guide Ali met us at the station when we arrived. The activity did not include entry tickets but as a special request to save time Ali bought the tickets to enter Agra and we paid him separately. Ali showed Taj and Agra fort narrating the history very well and also explained local culture. The car provided was very clean and comfortable. Both our driver and guide Ali were very courteous, flexible and professional and dropped us off at the train station in time for us to catch the train in the afternoon to Jaipur. Highly recommend!!

Had a fantastic experience coming from Delhi with my driver Sonu, and a great tour from my guide Shaoib! The beauty of the Taj Mahal at sunrise is like nothing I’ve ever seen - I would truly recommend this. A special thank you to Shaoib who took the time to take photos, provide the knowledge and history of the Taj Mahal, as well as being patient with questions for this American’s first time in India. I’m very appreciative of this experience and look forward to more in the future!

This has been an excellent tour. The whole experience from pick-up at the Delhi airport to transiting to Agra and the Taj Mahal has been perfect. Ali zaif and Chotu have been an amazing guide and driver. Would highly recommend for anyone wishing to see all that Agra has to offer and learn a bit about the history of the Taj Mahal.

Very amazing trip which was totally worth it The pick up was on time and we arrived at Taj Mahal right before sunrise My guide Rafeeq told me a lot of facts and also facts that most of the people don't know. He also took some amazing pictures of which are totally instagramable