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Witness the Taj Mahal and get an insight into rural village life on this one day Agra tour!
The Taj Mahal is one of those rare world famous sights that exceeds expectations. Any trip to Delhi is not complete without a visit to Agra, taking in this jaw-dropping architectural marvel. But we want to take you deeper.
While the Taj Mahal is the must-see sight, Agra Fort is also spectacular and would be the crowning jewel of almost any other city. On the way south to Agra, we’ll stop for chai with some of our friends in a small village. While in Agra, between visits to the two big sights, we’ll have a home-cooked lunch in a local home.
The day will be a balance of must-see sights and local cultural experiences – the perfect day in India! We will visit the Taj Mahal and Agra Fort with the assistance of locally certified expert guides.
Your friendly guide from Reality will be with you the entire time as we travel from Delhi to Agra and back again on this day tour.
Learn about village life as we stop for a chai with community members of a small village en route to Agra. Your guide will be there to facilitate any questions you may have.
Gape in awe at the Taj Mahal. Spend some time wandering around the courtyard, taking in the architecture, history, and refined beauty of this world-famous mausoleum.
Afterwards, we stop at a local family’s house for a delicious home-made vegetarian lunch. Get ready to feast!
Agra is also home to the impressive, 94-acre Agra Fort that, although often overshadowed by the Taj, is spectacular in its own right.
6:30am – evening
It takes 3.5 hours to drive to Agra from Delhi. We will travel in a private air-conditioned car and stop at a small village for a chai on the way there to break up the journey.
The village we visit is located mid-way between Delhi and Agra.
We’ll drink a chai, walk around the town and speak with anyone who is around in order to learn about village life.
Entry fees to the Taj Mahal and Agra Fort are not included in the tour price.
We would highly recommend including the fort in your day. Although less well-known, it is very impressive and our guests are always happy they went. It also has an interesting view of the Taj Mahal. But if you would like to skip it, we can.
We’ll have a home-cooked vegetarian lunch that will certainly include roti and a few vegetable dishes. Sometimes we have dishes such as dal (lentils), mixed vegetable curry and paneer vegetable curry.
Yes, your guide from Reality Tours will accompany you the whole day. When we go into the Taj Mahal and Agra Fort we will be assisted by a local guide.
Yes, no problem, it will just cost a bit more.
Because the Taj Mahal is closed on Fridays!
We leave at the crack of dawn to avoid the notorious Delhi traffic and to ensure we have time to visit both the Taj Mahal and Agra Fort before the sun sets.
Absolutely. Please get in touch if you are organising a group visit and we would be happy to help. You can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Yes! We also offer this option. Please check out our overnight tour details: http://realitytoursandtravel.com/tour/agra-overnight-with-mathura-tour/
We now offer a Golden Triangle Tour (Delhi, Agra, Jaipur). Please check details on the multi-day tours: http://realitytoursandtravel.com/tour-destination/golden-triangle-tour/
Yes, we can drop you in Agra and you can continue on from there but the tour will still be the same price. Also, be sure to look into your onward transport options in advance as this can sometimes be expensive.
Great guide! Very open and interested.
Shenaz was really great and we enjoyed our tour to Agra and the homestay lunch was really nice
Fantastic tour – Sagar has great energy, and impressive local/historical knowledge that he was able to share in a relaxed and engaging way. We had great conversations about Delhi, India, histor, family and life. I would recommend Sagar to anyone and will suggest Reality Tours to anyone looking for a trip to Agra. Definitely a highlight of our time in India.
TL;DR Visiting the Taj and Agra is a hell of a long day, but was made entirely worth it by our tour guide, Sagar, and Reality Tours.
On the day of the tour, Sagar, showed up at our hotel at 06:00 with a driver to get us started on the three hours drive to Agra from Delhi. Along the way, we stopped at a charming little Chai stand as well as a local village that Reality Tours had a relationship with. All the while, Sagar peppered us with incredibly interesting information and engaged us in interesting conversation, even playing us some of his favorite music.
The actual Taj is a bit crazy, as you’d expect one of the wonders of the world to be, but we breezed through the lines, and got the full rundown of the monument with the help of a local tour guide (since you must be licensed to lead a guide through the Taj). After the Taj, we headed to the Agra fort and again were ushered through the lines and given the full history of the building and the Mughals responsible for erecting it.
One of the best experiences I had in two and a half weeks in Indaii
We had a great day and Sagar is always looking out for us and our safety. We would like to have had more time at Taj Mahal to walk around some more. But overall we had a fantastic day. Also the driver drives really good and we feel safe and comfy all the time. Nice with water all the time.