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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

Your day will begin early at 3:00AM, when you are picked up from your hotel in Delhi, Gurgaon, Noida, or the airport. You will then drive to Agra, enjoying a peaceful 3-hour ride in your own private air-conditioned car. You will arrive to Agra at 6:00AM, at which point you will meet with you tour guide before proceeding to visit the Taj Mahal. You will 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, which was built by the Great Mughal Emperor "Akbar". Here, you will spend around 1 hour in the building. After visiting Agra Fort, you will proceed for breakfast break at 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 another site, you can visit Itimad-Ud-Daulah (Baby Taj). Here you can explore the rear view of the Taj Mahal, as it casts its shadow on the river Yamuna. At 10:00AM you will drive back to New Delhi, and at 1:00PM you will arrive back at your point of origin/Delhi Airport.

Varanasi: Evening Arti Boat Tour with Dinner

2. Varanasi: Evening Arti Boat Tour with Dinner

At around 5:30PM, your chauffeur along with your tour representative will pick you up from the hotel lobby to drive you toward the Dashashwamedh Ghat to experienc the mesmerizing Ganga Aarti. On arrival, you will board the royal boat to enjoy a 1-hour cruise and Aarti experience in a more comfortable manner. This royal boat has red carpet flooring and is decorated with flowers. You will receive a warm welcome on board to the boat with a welcome drink, with the boat also having snacks and soft drinks to make this evening more relaxed and comfortable. You can easily catch a glimpse of Ganga Aarti from the boat, with many vantage points being provided to enhance your evening aboard the vessel. The Aarti will start from 6:45PM after sunset, with a croon of mantra. This will be followed by melodious hymns dedicated to Lord Shiva, Surya (The Sun), Mata Ganga (Ganga river) and Agni (Lord of Fire) given by priests wearing the same kind of cloth named as dhoti and kurta, and holding a multi-tiered heavy brass lamp and conch shell. After experiencing the elegance of Ganga Aarti, you will be taken to a famous restaurant in Varanasi for a tempting dinner. In the restaurant, you will receive a pleasing welcome before being served with drinks, starters, a main course and desert. After your appetizing dinner and interesting conversation with your guide, your chauffeur will drop you back at your nearby accommodation.

Delhi: All-Inclusive Taj Mahal & Agra Day Trip by Train

3. Delhi: All-Inclusive Taj Mahal & Agra Day Trip by Train

Your tour will begin with as your guide picks you up from your accommodation in Delhi. From there you will be transferred to the Hazrat Nizamuddin Railway station to board the Gatimaan Express to Agra. A hot breakfast will be served on the train followed by tea or coffee, before you arrive to the Agra Cantt Railway Station. There you will be received from the platform upon arrival, before your guided city tour starts. From the Agra railway station, you will be taken to the majestic Taj Mahal. The Taj Mahal is one of the seven wonders of the world, and is known for its breathtaking beauty. It stands as a perfect white mausoleum with intricate carvings all over it, and your guide will explain the history of the Taj Mahal whilst giving you an insight into its main attraction spots. Just overlooking the Taj Mahal beyond the River Yamuna is the Agra Fort. This red sandstone structure is a marvel of architecture and art and represents the royal life during the Mughal Empire in Agra. The premise of the Red Fort consists of various historical places, which are able to be explored during your visit. Following the Agra Fort lunch will be served at one of the famous air-conditioned restaurants in Agra. Following lunch, you will explore Itmad-Ud-Daulah. Also going by the name "Baby Taj", this monument is built out of white marble with intricate carvings and works. Once you have had your share of the local feel of Agra, you can head back to the Agra Railway Station to board your train back to New Delhi. After reaching New Delhi you will be picked up by a representative, before being transferred to the airport/your hotel.

From Delhi: Taj Mahal and Agra Fort Private Sunrise Tour

4. 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.

Agra: Full-Day City Tour with Taj Mahal and Fort Agra

5. Agra: Full-Day City Tour with Taj Mahal and Fort Agra

Prepare for a full day in Agra City, a city of love (the Taj Mahal), history (Agra Fort), and amazing local bazaars with traditional food. Your driver and guide will meet you at your requested are in Agra, from where you will set off for your adventure in a private vehicle. Your guide for the day will begin by briefing you on what your day will be like. They will also provide you with all the information of what you need to bring with you, as well as what is not permitted inside the monuments. Depending on the weather conditions, you will first move to the Taj Mahal, where you will have plenty of time for amazing pictures throughout your memorable visit. You will then be taken for a traditional lunch, containing Indian herbs and spices (both vegetarian and non-vegetarian) in a western standard restaurant. Following lunch, enjoy the local arts and crafts, seeing the traditional art work of Mughals. You will also learn how the Taj Mahal was built, as well as how they decorated the Taj Mahal in the past. Following that, you will be taken to Agra fort: the big and beautiful fort of Mughals. Once there, discover the spot from where the king used to admire the Taj Mahal from Agra Fort, overlooking the River Yamuna. After your Agra Fort visit, you will be taken to Fatehpur Sikri, a town which is about 40 kilometers from Agra (optional). At the conclusion of your tour, your guide will check with you if you wish to see anything else, before they drop you off to your requested location in Agra,

New Delhi: Skip the line Taj Mahal & Agra fort private tour

6. New Delhi: Skip the line Taj Mahal & Agra fort private tour

Your day trip with start with your friendly driver picking you up from your requested location in New Delhi. Your driver will welcome you before you depart in a private air-conditioned car complete with mineral water, soft drinks, and some snacks for the ride. You can relax and recharge yourself in the car as your driver takes you via a new expressway to Agra. Upon arrival to Agra your government-approved tour guide will welcome you and brief you about your day. You will visit the Taj Mahal at the most magical time of the day, which will provide you with great views and amazing picture opportunities. Take your time at the Taj Mahal, and once you are done you will be taken for lunch in a recommended restaurant. Following lunch you will be taken to Agra Fort, which is one of the most beautiful and grand forts of the Mughals. Whilst at the fort you can understand how the royal families use to live, and will also see a special area in the fort from where King Shah jahan use to admire the Taj Mahal. You will be free to take some pictures, after which you can see some arts and crafts before you leave Agra early to be back in New Delhi in the afternoon.

From Delhi: Private Taj Mahal and Agra Fort Tour by Car

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

Step into a world wonder with this day trip to the Taj Mahal. Travel in a comfortable and climate-controlled car from Delhi to Agra and lose yourself in this architectural masterpiece. Travel back in time with a visit to the Agra Fort before returning to Delhi. Begin your full-day Taj Mahal and Agra Fort tour with a pickup from your hotel in the Delhi NCR area or the airport and make your way to Agra city via the expressway. Meet your private guide when you arrive in Agra city and proceed to the Taj Mahal, which was built in the 17th century by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan as a memorial for his beloved wife Mumtaz. After touring the Taj Mahal, head to the nearby Agra Fort, built in 1565 A.D. and another majestic creation of the Mughal Emperor Akbar. Begin the drive back to your hotel in Delhi after enjoying lunch in Agra, for which your guide can give you an overview and suggestions for the best restaurants in the city. 

From Delhi: 4-Day Golden Triangle & Ranthambore Tiger Safari

8. From Delhi: 4-Day Golden Triangle & Ranthambore Tiger Safari

Day 1: Delhi - Agra After pickup, you will enjoy a guided sightseeing tour of Delhi city. You’ll visit the Qutub Minar, a "victory tower" that forms part of the Qutb complex, the Lotus Temple and the India Gate. Drive past Parliament House and Rashtrapati Bhavan, the official residence of the President of India. After your Delhi city tour, proceed to Agra, where you will check in to your hotel.  Day 2: Agra - Ranthambore Wake up early and start your day by admiring the sunrise over the Taj Mahal. Take a guided tour inside the Taj Mahal for approximately two hours, then return to the hotel for breakfast. After that, check out from your hotel, and visit the historic Agra Fort. See the fort's different apartments and enjoy its magnificent architecture. You’ll then head to proceed Ranthambore, where you will check in to your hotel.  Day 3: Ranthambore - Jaipur Wake up early and head into Ranthambore National Park for a jungle safari aboard a Jeep. Splend a few hours navigating the thrilling landscapes of this thick forest with your trained naturalist in pursuit of wild Bengal tigers. Enjoy breakfast back at your hotel after your morning game drive, then depart for Jaipur. Upon arrival in Jaipur, check in to your hotel.  Day 4: Jaipur - Delhi After breakfast, take a guided sightseeing tour of Jaipur. You’ll visit Panna Meena ka Kund, the Amber Fort, and the Jal Mahal, a palace located in the middle of the Man Sagar Lake. After your city tour of Jaipur, you will make the approximately five-hour journey back to Delhi, or be dropped off at Jaipur airport.

Varanasi: Night Cruise, Aarati Ceremony and Dinner

9. Varanasi: Night Cruise, Aarati Ceremony and Dinner

Your tour will begin at 5:00 PM with pickup from your hotel. Take a boat ride along the river, where you can enjoy the breathtaking sights of the city lit up at night. Here you’ll see locals washing, meditating or spending some serene time at the water’s edge. You might catch a glimpse of akhada, an Indian art of fighting. Disembark to watch the aarti ceremony on the banks of the Ganges. See a priest take a sacred brass lamp and offer prayers to the holy river. The ceremony involves lights, cymbals, scented incense sticks, and people singing hymns and chanting. It’s a truly mesmerizing experience. After the ceremony, you will be taken for a delicious dinner at a local restaurant. Order your favorite dishes and relish them in the warm hospitality and cozy ambiance. After dinner, you will be dropped safely back at your hotel in Varanasi.

Agra Fort: Fast-Track Ticket and Optional Guide and Transfer

10. Agra Fort: Fast-Track Ticket and Optional Guide and Transfer

Book your tickets to the Agra Fort in advance and save time. Avoid the stress of waiting in line and choose a convenient time slot so you can plan your day in advance. Agra Fort is a stunning display of Indian architecture. The majestic red-walled fort is spread out on 94 acres, about two miles away from the Taj Mahal. Recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Agra Fort used to be the home to Mughal emperors before Delhi became the capital of India. Walk around the distinctive halls, Diwan-i-Am and Diwan-i-khaas, and observe the ornate mirror work in Sheesh Mahal. Select the optional, two to three-hour guided tour and/or hotel pickup and drop-off in Agra to get the most out of your experience.

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Our trip was absolutely breathtaking. When you are sitting at your computer looking at some "3-day private trip" overseas the first thing that comes to mind is showing up in said country and a nasty bus with a hundred people and a guy that barely speaks your native language shouting out the names of the events around you.... but this trip is so far from that. We had a private Toyota SUV packed with water to drink, hand sanitizer and first aid kits. There was rarely anything that we needed that our private driver Rajeesh didn't have! Our driver picked us up from our hotel and accommodated our every need from the beginning of the trip until the end! Our personal guides were incredible! They were knowledgeable, friendly and helpful. This is truly a once in a life time trip!

I booked a 3:30 am pick up/tour. Naval was the driver that met me at the hotel. He was punctual and courteous. We picked up Islam our tour guide in Agra. Islam was great at providing information during the tour. He also takes amazing pictures. I highly recommend this tour.

Had a wonderful excursion while in India. I highly recommend this tour. Our guide Islam Ahmed was very knowledgeable and our driver was fantastic. Thanks for a great tour

Great driver, delicious breakfast, passionate guide, good pictures and overall great arrangement. I have no complains at all and would recommend this package for others.

Guide was good and he explained in detail about all the ghats