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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.
On the way from Delhi to Agra by car, accompanied by our tour guide who will pick you up from your hotel, you will stop off at a local village for a chai where you will learn about local life.
On arrival in Agra in the late morning, we head straight to the Taj Mahal where you can either roam around independently after an initial briefing from our tour guide about the historical background, or a local tour guide can give you a more detailed tour (guided tours inside Taj Mahal and Agra Fort have to be led by a local certified guide).
At lunchtime, we go to a local family in Agra to enjoy a vegetarian meal
After lunch, we get a tuk-tuk to Agra Fort, which is also spectacular and would be the crowning jewel of almost any other city. We then go to Mehtab Bagh, a small 22 acre Persian-style garden located next to the Yamuna river, offering a very unique view of the Taj Mahal, particularly at sunset. There is also the option to visit the tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah (“Baby Taj Mahal”)
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.
Enjoy the sunset view of the Taj from this garden located next to the Yamuna River
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 Agra 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 (as per local rules).
Yes, no problem
Because the Taj Mahal is closed on Fridays!
Absolutely. Please get in touch if you are organising a group visit and we would be happy to help. Please contact us
Yes! Please check out our Agra Overnight Tour with Village Experience.
Yes, please check our our Golden Triangle Tours