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Overview

Visit the world-famous Taj Mahal at sunrise on this full-day tour from New Delhi. Get picked up from the airport or your Delhi hotel and travel in a private vehicle to Agra. Dawn is a magical time to see the Taj Mahal, the UNESCO World Heritage Site built by a Mughal emperor in memory of his beloved wife. Afterwards, your guide will take you to the imposing red sandstone Agra Fort and to enjoy some shopping, before returning you to Delhi. Breakfast, transport, and entrance fees are included.



Highlights

  • Vegetarian meal option available
  • Day trip (destination A to B)
  • Private guide for a more personalized experience
  • Breakfast included


  • What You Can Expect

    Get picked up from either the airport or your Delhi hotel at 2:30am in order to reach the Taj Mahal at dawn. Travel in a private vehicle to Agra, around a 3-hour drive away via the Yamuna Express Highway. 

    On arrival in Agra, meet your local tour guide and begin a sunrise tour of the world-famous Taj Mahal, built by a great emperor in memory of his beloved wife.

    Please note: the Taj Mahal is closed every Friday

    After your tour, enjoy an included buffet breakfast in a 4/5 star hotel before moving on to yet another UNESCO World Heritage Site, Agra Fort. Built by Emperor Akbar in 1565 CE, this large fort is made of red sandstone, and its elegant buildings reflect the synthesis of Hindu and Central Asian architectural styles. Its maze of courtyards, mosques, and private chambers echo the story of the Mughal Empire. 

    Next, enjoy some shopping in Agra, which is known for its unique handicrafts made of marble with soft-stone inlay work. The city’s other major handicraft products besides inlay work are leather, brass, carpets, jewelry, and embroidery work.

    At around 1pm, enjoy a lunch break at one of the best local restaurants in the city (at your own expense).

    After a memorable day, you will be driven back to Delhi, arriving by 5pm, where you will be dropped off at your hotel or the airport.

    Cancellation Policy

    Package is cancellable prior to three days from the commencement of the service.

Customer Reviews

Just K

18-Sep-2017

Wow!! What an incredible experience. I really wanted to get a selfie of the TajMaHal in a tiger outfit. The guards didn't want to allow it, but our awesome guide, Rocky, made it happen!! AWESOME! Both Rocky and our driver Vishan were exceptional. They were professional, kind and so very nice.

Florian N

15-Sep-2017

The tour and package is amazing and I can highly recommend it.

The pick up was on time from the Delhi airport, the car was comfortable the driver very friendly and we arrived in Agra on time. The guide for the Taj Mahal was knowledgeable but we personally didn't care too much about the historic information, we just wanted to explore and see the sight. After wandering around there and some free-time we went to a nice hotel near by for breakfast. The breakfast is included but the Taj Mahal guide told us that tip is not included. It was weird for him to day this since the tour is already at a higher price and tip in India is usually not a thing. It was obvious that is he said this because we're tourists. So if you're there, don't feel like you have to typ, it is not America or Europe where tip is normal.

After breakfast we went to some local manufacturing of jewelry made out of local stones. This was nice to see and there was also no pressure or awkward situation to buy anything. We also went to a clothing store to look for Saari's but in general I cannot recommend to buy anything there since the price is of course made for tourists. But again, everyone was very nice and not pushy at all.

Next stop was the Agra fort which is a very impressive castle with very beautiful architecture. The guide explains about the sight and takes care of the entrance fee and bringing you in. Everything went smooth and there was enough time for photos and wandering around. Some more free time where you can explore on your own would have been nice, but the guide is just always with you which some people may enjoy and need.

The day tour ended on time and Taj Mahal guide said good by at around 2-3pm. He asked us to fill out a review of the tour immediately in the car, which was a little be awkward and pushy from him. A feedback should be anonymous and not be filled out in front of the person that we're giving feedback about. So we declined and said we will do it when we return from our travels and have time for it - which I am doing right now. There is an expectation for a tip and we gave him around 10 or so dollars worth of tip, which is after I talked to my local Indian friends way to much. But again, you don't know it better and it is worth it for you and no problem to pay such a tip but again the tour is already pretty expensive for Indian standards so there should actually be no tip.

The driver brought us back to Delhi and dropped us off right at the hotel. Same tip situation with him... In general if you don't want to take care of anything for this day trip and just hop on a car and everything is taken care of, especially after a long flight there, this tour is perfect. It has it's price but they do a really good job taking care of you and making the experience as smooth and enjoyable for you as possible. Everything is safe and I would recommend this tour to my friends if they get to travel to India and want to see the Taj Mahal - it is unbelievably beautiful!

nmcinteer

05-Sep-2017

What a great way to see the Taj Mahal! It was difficult waking up so early, but so worth it to get there before it was crazy crowded. We were a group of 4, and the car they drove us in was large and very comfortable for the ride. We got to Agra to meet our guide Mahesh. He was immensely helpful in helping us navigate the landscape it's not the easiest place for tourists - can be overwhelming!, and he was excited to share his knowledge of the history of the Taj Mahal. After seeing the Taj Mahal, we had a good breakfast and then went on to the Agra Fort. We appreciated the flexibility of the company - they really listened to what we wanted to do. I would recommend this tour to anyone. The Taj Mahal can be a pretty overwhelming place, and Nikita made seeing it comfortable, safe, and informative!

Dan V

28-Aug-2017

See the majestic beauty of Taj Mahal at sunrise, when the temperature is cooler, the palace partly immersed in fog, and the entire complex not yet crowded with tourists. Driver and tour guide, Mr. Mishan and Mr. Rajesh, were on time 2:30am to pick us up. Lots of interesting info were provided, including the history and architecture of the Taj. Highly recommended.

Deanna G

24-Aug-2017

Amazing sunrise tour of Taj Mahal with Rocky and Sanju

Everything was perfect. I selected this trip to fill my one day in Delhi and it was exactly what I wanted. The pick up was in time and easy to find and Sanju made me feel comfortable as he drive me to Agra. Once there, we met Rocky for the English-language tour of the Taj Mahal and Agra. Rocky was very knowledgeable and friendly and also a fantastic photographer. He got all the right shots with my iPhone. Book your Agra tour with Nikita Holidays.

Visited August 2017

Details


Inclusions

    1. Hotel/airport pickup and drop-off
    2. Buffet breakfast at a hotel
    3. Professional private tour guide
    4. Monument Entrance fees
    5. All Transfers/sightseeing’s by air conditioned private vehicle

  • Exclusions

    • Lunch
    • Drinks
    • Souvenirs 
    • Gratuities (recommended)

    • Additional Info

      • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
      • Adult pricing applies to all travelers
      • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
      • Not recommended for participants with back problems
      • Not recommended for participants with heart complaints or other serious medical conditions
      • Not recommended for pregnant women
      • Not wheelchair accessible
      • Subject to favorable weather conditions; if canceled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund
      • The duration of transfers are approximate, the exact duration will depend on the time of day and traffic conditions

      • Voucher info

        You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

        Departure Point

        Hotel or airport in Delhi

        Departure Time

        2:30am

        Duration

        14 hours

        Return Details

        Returns to original departure point


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