Things to do in India

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

1. 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. 

From Delhi: Sunrise Taj Mahal and Agra Fort Private Tour

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

Discover the famous Taj Mahal at sunrise on this guided tour. Choose a private tour with a delicious breakfast at a hotel or a group tour and explore Agra Fort, the Baby Taj, and the Taj Mahal. Begin your day with an early 3:00 AM pickup from your hotel in Delhi, Gurgaon, Noida, or the airport. Drive to Agra, enjoying a peaceful 3-hour ride in either a private or shared air-conditioned car. Arrive in 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. Continue to Agra Fort, built by the Great Mughal Emperor "Akbar". Spend around an hour exploring this sight before stopping at a 5* hotel for a delicious breakfast (costs included depending on the option). Next, if you are not in a hurry and also want to explore more, visit Itimad-Ud-Daulah (Baby Taj). At 10:00 AM, drive back to New Delhi, and at 1:00 PM you will arrive back at your point of origin or Delhi Airport.

Agra: City Day Tour with Taj Mahal, Agra Fort, and Lunch

3. Agra: City Day Tour with Taj Mahal, Agra Fort, and Lunch

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 location 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,

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

4. 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: Day Trip to Taj Mahal, Agra Fort and Baby Taj

5. 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: 4 Days Golden Triangle Sightseeing Tour

6. From Delhi: 4 Days Golden Triangle Sightseeing Tour

It's a visit wherein you will visit the real attractions of the Golden Triangle India Tour, similar to a visit to one of the biggest mosques, Jama Masjid in Delhi. The hypnotizing magnificence of Taj Mahal in Agra will steal your heart and the pink city Jaipur will take you to the Rajput period. If you've never been to the subcontinent, begin here a mesmerizing Golden Triangle Tour. Day 1 - Delhi Sightseeing & Drive to Agra Pick up by Ac Vehicle from hotel or any location in Delhi, Noida, Gurugram, Ghaziabad & Faridabad. Start visit from Jama Masjid in Old Delhi. Then enjoy rikshaw ride in the narrow street of Chandni Chowk and admire the colors of Spice Market. Afterwards drive & pass by Red Fort, India Gate & President Palace. Then go for the most popular visit Qutub Minar, Humayun tomb and Lotus Temple in New Delhi. (Overnight in Agra) Day 2 - Agra Sightseeing & Drive to Jaipur Enjoy the Mesmerizing Taj Mahal sunrise view early in the morning with tour guide and then go back to hotel for breakfast. Post breakfast and Shower be ready for the second visit of the day Agra Fort. Afterwards you will en-route to Jaipur. (Overnight in Jaipur) Day 3 - Jaipur Sightseeing Post breakfast meet your guide & driver to enjoy the magnificent Amer Fort to admire the culture of Rajput. Then pass by Jal Mahal & Hawa Mahal. Explore the royal residence of Jaipur City Palace and Experience the visit of world biggest observatory Jantar Mantar. (Overnight in Jaipur) Day 4 - Drive Jaipur to Delhi In Morning after having breakfast take the route for Delhi. Upon arrival driver will drop you at your desire location. Agra 3 star hotel options: Hotel Taj Vilas or The Retreat or similar Agra 5 star hotel options: Double Tree by Hilton or Courtyard by Marriott or similar Jaipur 3 star hotel options: Maurya Palace or Similar 3 Surya villa palace Star Hotel Jaipur 5 star hotel options: Holiday Inn city center or Hilton or Similar 5 Star Hotel

Elephanta Caves: Private Half-Day Tour from Mumbai

7. Elephanta Caves: Private Half-Day Tour from Mumbai

To start off your tour of Elephanta island, choose a pickup time that fits your schedule, though it’s best to get an early morning start. Take a beautiful, hour-long ferry ride across the bay from Mumbai to Elephanta Island, and begin your exploration of a labyrinth of caves, temples, and shrines with your own private guide. An elaborate system of man-made caves cut directly into solid basaltic mountains, the Elephanta Caves were used as sacred places of Hindu and Buddhist worship starting in the 5th to 7th century. Amble through the vast columns and arched colonnades, gazing at elaborately carved sacred shrines to deities.  The main cave, otherwise known as the Shiva Cave, contains numerous carvings depicting various aspects of Lord Shiva including his wedding, his slaying of Andhaka, and more. The most significant sculpture in the cave is the 20-foot-tall, three-headed Shiva, known as the Trimurti. Other wings of the caves have shrines dedicated to Shiva’s sons, Kartikeya and Ganesh, with similarly spectacular carved statues.  All the while, enjoy insightful commentary from a local guide, expert in the history of the Elephanta Caves, as well as Hinduism and Buddhism as a whole. After touring the magnificent island, you will be ferried back to the harbor. From there, your driver will drop you back at your hotel, marking the end of a memorable tour through over 1,500 years of history.

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

8. 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.

Delhi Indira Gandhi Airport (DEL): Premium Lounge Access

9. Delhi Indira Gandhi Airport (DEL): Premium Lounge Access

The premium lounges at Indira Gandhi Airport of New Delhi offer a delicious Indian buffet. Enjoy special high-tea snacks prepared by the chefs. Make use of the facilities including business stations, WiFi, shower, international magazines, and newspapers. Visit the bar with professional bartenders serving a selection of beverages at an additional charge. The Plaza Premium Lounge is located in many locations of the airport and features a panoramic view.  Featuring a warm and subtle décor, the lounges have spacious areas for travelers looking for a refreshing time before take-off. 

Private Taj Mahal & Agra Fort Tour from Agra

10. Private Taj Mahal & Agra Fort Tour from Agra

Begin your full day tour discovering the famous Taj Mahal and Agra Fort with a pick up from your requested location in Agra city, to be transferred to the sights. Skip the long lines to one of the world’s most iconic and romantic buildings, and discover the marble mausoleum of the Taj Mahal in Agra at your own pace. Visit the historic Agra Fort and explore the inside of the walled city.  Discover a jewel of Islamic and Indian art and architecture, built in 1652. Walk by the reflecting pool and fountains, and see the pure marble monument and intricate decorations of Persian calligraphy and interior precious stones up close. Experience the serenity of the monument where the Queen rests in peace with her King for all eternity. Take breathtaking photographs to last a lifetime as you wander around the grounds of the Taj Mahal and Agra Fort, and step back in time as you learn about the history behind the iconic mausoleum and monument. Be transferred back to your hotel in Agra after the tour ends.

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What people are saying about India

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Overall, I had a good trip to Agrar and would recommend the tour. Pick-up and ride went smoothly, although the drive is quite long and quite adventurous at times. My tour guide was Indian and spoke perfect German. He was really nice and funny and took a lot of pictures from me in front of the most beautiful spots. As I did not have reception on the way to the Taj, he offered to buy the tickets for me online and I reimbursed him later in cash without any mark-ups. Breakfast at the hotel was good and not too expensive. However, the overall tour is comparatively expensive. Including tickets and breakfast, I paid around 130 euros.

A great experience. We had an excellent driver and comfortable car. In each city, a local guide met us who was knowledgeable about that area. The tour could be adjusted based on our personal interests and time constraints.

awesome, I got a personal tour of old Delhi. guide is great and knowledgeable and tries to get you what you want.

Anthony was a great guide. Tailored the trip to our requirements and timings. Very knowledgeable.

Truly experience. Mr. Dinesh has my full recommendation