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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

Begin your day with an early 3:00 AM, pickup from your hotel in Delhi, Gurgaon, Noida, or the airport. Be driven to Agra, enjoying a peaceful 3-hour ride in your own private air-conditioned car. Arrive tin 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. After visiting the Taj Mahal, your next monument will be Agra Fort, built by the Great Mughal Emperor "Akbar". Here, you will spend around 1 hour in the building. After visiting Agra Fort, proceed for a breakfast break at the 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 more, visit Itimad-Ud-Daulah (Baby Taj). Explore the rear view of the Taj Mahal, as it casts its shadow on the River Yamuna. At 10:00 AM, drive back to New Delhi, and at 1:00 PM you will arrive back at your point of origin/Delhi Airport.

From Delhi: Day Trip to Taj Mahal, Agra Fort and Baby Taj

2. 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.

Jaipur: Private Full-Day City Tour

3. Jaipur: Private Full-Day City Tour

Travel with a private guide and driver to explore the city of Jaipur. Visit the Hawa Mahal Palace and study the intricate lattice design. Explore with your professional guide as they explain the history and architecture of the region to you. Drive comfortably between stops to ensure a smooth-running and relaxing day.   See the Step Well, an ancient site featuring an architecturally unique arrangement of steps leading down to a well. Feel the serenity of the place and ponder the geometry of its architecture. Visit the red sandstone and marble Amber Fort, and the submerged wonder of the Jal Mahal. Relax with some free time for shopping, as Jaipur is famous for a variety of goods such as gems, bangles and silver jewelry. Sample local, freshly-cooked cuisine as your guide takes you to a restaurant for lunch.  Stop at the City Palace after lunch, the seat of the Maharaja of Jaipur, the head of the Kachwaha Rajput clan. The Chandra Mahal palace now houses a museum, but the greatest part of it is still a royal residence. Finally call at the Jantar Mantar and discover the many architectural and astronomical instruments.

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.

3-Hour Old Delhi Heritage Walking Tour With Rickshaw Ride

5. 3-Hour Old Delhi Heritage Walking Tour With Rickshaw Ride

Benefit from a pick-up by a local guide and walk to the nearest metro station to start your tour of Old Delhi. If your hotel is far from the metro station, your guide will pick you up by tuk-tuk and take you to the station. Explore the Red Fort, spread over 255 acres, connecting Old and New Delhi. Built in 1648, this Fort has royal residences, sections for public audiences used by Mughal emperors and fountains. Learn the history of Shah Jahan, who also commissioned the Taj Mahal in Agra, and admire the architecture of an era gone-by. Ride the metro to experience Delhi's lifeline first hand. Upon arrival in Old Delhi, stroll the streets to discover the heritage buildings and watch the lifestyle and culture come to life. Go to the Jama Masjid mosque, built by the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan between 1644 and 1656. Dive down the lanes of Old Delhi to visit the bazaars, where your guide will share ancient stories. Stop on one of Old Delhi's most famous streets to taste an Indian paratha flatbread, commonly served as a snack. Go to one of the city's gurudwara (Sikh temples), and then travel by cycle rickshaw to the spice market to get an insight into the produce on sale. 

Old and New Delhi: 8-Hour Private Highlights Tour

6. Old and New Delhi: 8-Hour Private Highlights Tour

Your full-day tour of India’s capital begins with the historic portion of the city, Old Delhi. After pickup from your hotel, set off towards the Red Fort, which was built by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan, who also built the Taj Mahal. Afterwards, you’ll weave through the bustling shopping area of Chandni Chowk by rickshaw, ending up at the Jama Masjid, a 17th-century mosque that is the largest in India. After stopping for an authentic local lunch, you’ll head into New Delhi, visiting the Qutub Minar, the world’s tallest brick minaret, before stopping at the Tomb of the Mughal Emperor Humayun. Next it’s off to the India Gate, a memorial to the Indian soldiers who died during World War I, before heading to the Lotus Temple, elegantly designed in the shape of a lotus flower.  To cap things off you’ll drive past the Presidential House and the Parliament Buildings before being driven back to your accommodation.

Old and New Delhi: 8-Hour Private City Tour

7. Old and New Delhi: 8-Hour Private City Tour

Start the day with pickup in a private car from your hotel. This tour can be customized according to your specific interests and hobbies, or the areas that you want to explore.  In Old Delhi, the top places to visit are the Red Fort, Jama Masjid, and the Spice Market. You may also like to take a ride in a local rickshaw. In New Delhi, visit Qutub Minar, Humayun's Tomb, the Lotus Temple, India Gate, the Agrasen ki Baoli step, and Raj Ghat. Drive past the presidential residence and parliament house.  In both Old Delhi and New Delhi, you'll gain fascinating insights into daily local life and you'll learn about the history and culture of India.  If you'd like to learn even more about Delhi, you may choose the option of a guided tour. Your private guide will accompany you on your trip alongside your driver to explain the history of the sites you visit. Choose the tour option with included entry tickets for maximum convenience during your adventure.

Delhi: Private 3-Day Golden Triangle Experience

8. Delhi: Private 3-Day Golden Triangle Experience

Day 1: Delhi Half-Day City Tour, Agra Begin your 3-day Golden Triangle tour with pickup from your desired location in Delhi, Noida, or Gurugram by air-conditioned car. Your half-day tour of Delhi begins with a visit to Qutub Minar, a UNESCO World Heritage Site built by Qutub-ud-din Aibek. Admire the Lotus Temple, also called Bahai Temple, and India Gate. Traveling in a private climate-controlled vehicle with a driver, you will later ride past the Parliament House, the President's Palace, and the Secretariat buildings. Following your tour in Delhi, have lunch before driving for 3 to 4 hours along the Yamuna Expressway to Agra. Upon arrival in Agra, check-in to your hotel before spending the evening at leisure. Day 2: Agra and Jaipur Start your sightseeing of Agra city early with a mesmerizing view of the sunrise as it ascends beside the Taj Mahal. Take a guided tour inside the Taj Mahal for approximately 2 hours, before returning to your hotel for breakfast. Following breakfast, check-out from your hotel and visit the historic Agra Fort, also known as Red Fort. Afterwards, proceed to Jaipur, where upon your arrival you will check in to your hotel. Day 3: Jaipur City Tour, Delhi Kick start the last day of your tour with a satisfying breakfast. Following that, take a guided sightseeing tour of Jaipur city. Visit Amber Fort situated on the top of the hill, and be treated to the majestic and surreal views of Jal Mahal. Following your time exploring the Jal Mahal, head to the Palace of Winds, also known as Hawa Mahal, which was built in 1799 by Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh. You will later finish with a visit to Jantar Mantar and Maharaja’s city palace, during which you will have time for lunch. Finally, you will make the journey back to Delhi, or if you prefer, to Jaipur Airport. Agra 4 star hotel options: Holiday Inn or Crystal Sarovar Premier or similar 4 Star Hotel Agra 5 star hotel options: Jaypee Palace or Courtyard by Marriott or similar 5 Star Hotel Jaipur 4 star hotel options: Sarovar Premier or Similar 4 Star Hotel Jaipur 5 star hotel options: Holiday Inn city center or Hilton or Similar 5 Star Hotel

From Jodhpur: Overnight Stay in Desert with Camel Safari

9. From Jodhpur: Overnight Stay in Desert with Camel Safari

Your tour starts with a pick-up in Jodhpur at around 2:30PM from either your hotel, the airport or the train or bus station. From here you will travel by a private car to Osian where you have the chance to independently visit two famous temples, the Sachiya Mata Temples, which features a vast expanse of intricately carved marble. After taking in the temples, you will go to a desert village where you will be welcomed by a traditional Indian ceremony. Following this you can rest and relax for a couple of hours at a home stay before you head to the starting point for your camel safari. The camel ride is considered a peak experience in Rajasthan, and you can expect to spend between one to two hours riding your camel through the Thar Desert. You can stay to watch the skies and sands change colors during the sunset hour, before you return to your home stay where you will enjoy traditional Marwari food before you spend the night either sleeping under the stars or in a hut. The next morning you will be offered breakfast, before you return to your private vehicle for your transfer back to Jodhpur.

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

10. 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. 

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We had an excursion from Delhi to Agra with guide Sasha (it’s russian version from Ashfaq) in russian language. We left Delhi at night, the driver picked us up from the hotel and met with the guide already in Agra. Sasha speaks russian very well and knows a lot about Russia, was very polite. We have seen Taj Mahal and Agra Fort, everything was good. And then on the next day after our excursion Sasha helped us very much twice!! We had some problems with booking tickets and taxi from Fatehpur Sikri and Sasha was in touch with us and really helped us out a lot! Thank him a lot for that. And also he adviced us a bar in Agra and it was really great experience and evening. So we were pleased a lot with that excursion!

Had a fantastic experience coming from Delhi with my driver Sonu, and a great tour from my guide Shaoib! The beauty of the Taj Mahal at sunrise is like nothing I’ve ever seen - I would truly recommend this. A special thank you to Shaoib who took the time to take photos, provide the knowledge and history of the Taj Mahal, as well as being patient with questions for this American’s first time in India. I’m very appreciative of this experience and look forward to more in the future!

This has been an excellent tour. The whole experience from pick-up at the Delhi airport to transiting to Agra and the Taj Mahal has been perfect. Ali zaif and Chotu have been an amazing guide and driver. Would highly recommend for anyone wishing to see all that Agra has to offer and learn a bit about the history of the Taj Mahal.

The city palace is an amazing building and treasure trove. Our guide Vikram was witty and engaging as well as extremely knowledgeable. The tour included a boat tour of the lake.

Suraj was great! Very kind, patient and excellent at informing me of all things while we did our walking tour of India I highly recommend him!