Delhi: Street Art, Ancient Stepwell and South Indian Lunch
- Transportation included
- Duration: 3 hours
- Private group
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We took the Delhi to Agra one-day trip on March 2nd 2020. The excellent (!) driver Jitender picked us up at our hotel and took us to Agra in a neat and comfortable car. On the way he stopped several times to let us have a quick glance at some landmarks in Delhi - we really enjoyed that! The ride to Agra took about 3 hours in total and we added a quick stop for breakfast and a coffee somewhere along the way. Once we reached Agra we met our guide Arif, who took us to the Taj Mahl, the Agra Fort and a craftsmen demonstration of Indian marble and inlay art. Arif was very energetic and we enjoyed our time with him very much. He took a lot of pictures, knew a lot of good spots to take pics and was very knowledgeable about the sights as well. We had lunch at a pretty fancy place for Indian standards and it was also really delicious! At the craftsman's stop we were not pressured to buy anything, but we just had a look around and listened to the demonstration.
Private car, driver and guide was absolutely great. I unfortunately lost the name of our driver but he was very nice and kind. Took us to breakfast before the long 3.5 hours to Agra. Once in Agra we picked up our guide Akil who was fantastic. Showed us all around the Taj, baby Taj and the Agra Fort. Lunch was at a great restaurant. Overall a great value for the $ and we tipped well! Definitely worth a day trip so I recommend making the time!
We covered all the locations as advertised by the tour. The driver was punctual at all times, very polite and the car clean. The ride on a Sunday was smooth. We were given the chance to skip the shopping of souvenirs, which was also appreciated. The guide was very experienced and adapted well to our rhythm. He took great care of us and helped us navigate the crowd. He went slow or faster as and when required.
Shahid was a great driver, showed up on time and had fantastic English. Cozi Khan was a great tour guide, telling interesting stories at the Taj Mahal and the Agra Fort, and taking beautiful pictures along the way. Both made me feel very comfortable while traveling alone, and didn’t pressure me to buy anything or stop in any shops. Thank you for the wonderful day exploring Agra!
Driver was very punctual, lovely helpful guy and an excellent experienced driver - we were in safe hands. Our guide Rajesh was very friendly and knowledgeable and also a great photographer! We were picked up at our hotel in Delhi at 8am and dropped off about 9:30pm Would definitely recommend