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Private Taj Mahal at Sunrise and Agra Day Tour from Delhi

Duration: 14 hours
Destination: India, Delhi, New Delhi
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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.


Inclusions

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

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
  • 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

Tour Options

1 Traveler

Code: TG1

2:30am Pick up from Hotel / Airport in Delhi and drop 5pm Hotel / Airport in Delhi 2:30 AM
2 Travelers

Code: TG3

2:30am Pick up from Hotel / Airport in Delhi and drop 5pm Hotel / Airport in Delhi 2:30 AM
3 Travelers

Code: TG5

2:30am Pick up from Hotel / Airport in Delhi and drop 5pm Hotel / Airport in Delhi 2:30 AM
4 Travelers

Code: TG8

2:30am Pick up from Hotel / Airport in Delhi and drop 5pm Hotel / Airport in Delhi 2:30 AM
5 + Travelers

Code: TG9

2:30am Pick up from Hotel / Airport in Delhi and drop 5pm Hotel / Airport in Delhi 2:30 AM

User's Reviews

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Sandra S

We had a great experience visiting the Taj Mahal. My friend and I were apprehensive in the beginning about booking the tour considering that it was over a three hour drive from Delhi. However, the tour operator coordinated everything for us and made the experience worry free. From the moment we arrived in India, Raj sent a message via Whats app with all the tour details including the name of the driver, Ravi, who would pick us up at the hotel. Ravi was extremely hospitable, arrived on time, and had snacks and water for us waiting in the car. The drive to Agra went smooth and we arrived at the Taj Mahal at sunrise to meet our tour guide, Shuba. Shuba immediately felt like a family member and was the best tour guide we could ask for. He was very knowledgeable of the Taj Mahal and Agra Fort and overall was a good history lesson. I would highly recommend this tour and for tourists visiting India, be rest assured that you are in extremely good hands!!!

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Alex H

Awesome experience from start to finish. Would highly recommend this tour to anyone and everyone

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Brian B

I booked the sunrise tour through La Vacanza Travel. I think they act as a contractor for other companies since the company that actually handled my tour was Nikita Holidays. The communication was excellent as I received a What'sApp message from Raj Sharma regarding my booking and that I would get driver details later in the evening, which I did. My driver, Manik, was right on time, waiting for me out front at my hotel at 2:30am. The car was spotlessly clean and comfortable a small sedan for just me,and he had water for me. The drive out takes about three hours with one restroom stop and I tried to sleep. In Agra, we met up with my guide, Rocky who was great. He speaks good english and is very personable and it's fun to hang out with him. He handled getting the tickets for the Taj and Taj fort and was very knowledgable regarding the history of both places. Since I was alone, he also acted as my photographer. There are people around trying to sell you photography services, but it doesn't seem necessary these days with cell phone cameras and such. I highly recommend getting there very early, both for the heat and the number of people that show up. I saw some other companies that would pick you up at 3am, but I think this would have been too late since sunrise on my day was 5:27AM. The best pictures were around 5:30am and by 6:15 some of them wouldn't have been as remarkable due to all of the people in the shot and the long queue to get the best picture angles.

After the Taj, we went to a marble inlay shop. Now, this is my only slight knock on the process. When I booked, I put no shopping in the request since I'm traveling light and I'm not one for knick-knacks. I understand that all of these companies sort of work together, and it's almost mandatory that they take you around to the various places. They also pitch it that it's local handicrafts and that it's important to see and I suppose it is so I didn't get upset. I did end up buying a couple of small things. Then, we went to breakfast which was the complimentary breakfast at a hotel where I assume they have a deal to let the tour clients eat for free. After that it was a rug/jewelry shop where I bought some cufflinks. I'm sure I overpaid for everything I bought, but I don't get too worked up about that.

We then went to the Taj Fort and again, Rocky was great about explaining the layout and history. Since I told him I didn't need to stay in Agra just for the sake of being there, we dropped him off and I headed back to Dehli. Once again, Manik was great. If you've not experienced the driving/traffic in India or all over SE Asia for that matter, it is a bit frightening so you want someone who knows how to drive like they do, though some people may find it too intense. I arrived back in Dehli a little after 2pm, which some reviewers complained was earlier than advertised, but was fine with me.

Overall, it was a great trip and if you don't want the hassle of finding transportation, waiting in line for tickets which would probably be bad the later you show up, etc., this is an excellent way to go. It is a bit pricey for one person, but for me it was worth it as a once in a lifetime type trip, and if you have more people the price per person goes down. I definitely recommend booking Nikita Holidays through La Vacanza Travel.

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Franco Z

Excellent service, the staff was very professional and proficient. I highly recommend this for people traveling alone, you feel safe and comfortable and this makes the experience of visiting this wonder even more enyoyable.

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ssymonds9

Awesome tour. Absolutely the best time to see the Taj is at sunrise, crowds are light and not as hot even in May. Ravi, my driver, was prompt and polite and kept cold beverages for me throughout the day. Manesh, my guide, was very knowledgeable about the Taj and the Red Fort and even added in another stop at Itimad-ud-Daulah's Tomb on my request. He also took my picture as I was traveling alone. The only thing I would change is that the breakfast provided at a local hotel in Agra was just so-so. Otherwise, highly recommend this tour and company!

User's Picture Gallery

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This picture wouldn't have been as good 45min later. Thanks Rocky!

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Me and Rocky

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Our tour driver

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Our expert tour guide.

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The Taj from the Red Fort

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Red Fort

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Quite some view...

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On first sight of Taj Mahal

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With Rajesh our guide at the Taj Mahal

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Rajesh suprise with anniversary cake

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Taj Mahal view from Masjid

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Agra fort

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Great breakfast after the Taj Mahal tour

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