Agra was once the capital city of Mughal Empire for more than one hundred years. The rich history and culture of Mughal dynasty leaves their descendants with many cultural heritages. There are 3 UNESCO World Heritage sites included in our Agra tours which are the stunning Taj Mahal - a monument as a symbol of eternal love; the majestic Agra Fort - the royal palace of Mughal emperors; and the abandoned city - Fatehpur Sikri, the former capital city founded by empire Akbar. Agra sightseeing tour plays a significant role in India golden triangle tours. Our well designed Agra tour packages will ensure you a pleasant and memorable visit to this romantic city.
What is the best way to travel from Delhi to Agra?
It is quite convenient to travel from Delhi to Agra. You have several options like bus, flight and train. Taking a private car is also a good choice. The distance between the two cities is about 200km and it takes around 3-4 hours. While, for a quick and safe trip, you are suggested to try the Gatimaan Express train. It departs from Delhi at 08:10am and arrives at Agra at 09:50am which is the fastest train in India. If you don't plan to stay over in Agra for your Agra trip, you could also take the fast train back in the late afternoon. You gonna love it.
What are the popular attractions to visit in Agra?
Agra, a city with rich history, has a lot of must-see attractions. The most worthy site is definitely the world famous Taj Mahal, and you will be amazed by its majestic design and delicate carvings. What's more, you cannot miss the Agra Fort - built in red-sand stone which is a typical Mughal architecture. You could enjoy the beautiful view of Taj Mahal at balcony here.
Fatehpur Sikri - another UNESCO World heritage site, is also a key point in your Agra tours. It is a small town which was founded as the capital city for Mughal emperor Akbar and finally abandoned.
If time permits, you could also watch the Taj Mahal sunset view at Mehtab Bagh, pay a visit to Baby Taj- Tomb of Itimad Ud Daulah, try a tuk-tuk to Akbar's Tomb and enjoy the flavors of Mughlai Cuisine etc… So many things you could experience there. In a word, you won't be regretted for taking an Agra tour and it will be a memory for rest of your life.
How many days are needed for an Agra tour?
It depends on your interest in this city. Usually, you could discover the highlights of Agra in one day. You may wish to get up early to visit the Taj Mahal at sunrise and then move to Agra Fort and other popular sites in downtown. If you plan to explore this city more deeply, you can add one more day and extend the tour to Fatehpur Sikri or Tomb of Akbar the Great, walk through the local villages or stroll around the nearby bazaars on the second day.
How to travel around in Agra?
The main transportations in Agra are taxi, bus and tuk-tuk like other cities in India. You could easily get around Agra by Tuk-Tuk (Auto-Rickshaw) which is the most economical way undoubtedly. Travel to some places further away, it's better to take a taxi and you could easily get a cab on Ola or Uber. If you decide to take a private tour, there is nothing to worry about. An air-conditioned car with a skilled driver is always at your service.
Julius Buzenet from FrancePosted on April 02, 2021
It was so nice to have a perfect Agra day trip.
Agra was a beautiful city full of grand buildings including the Taj Mahal. The guide was knowledgeable and had a deep insight into Indian culture. We got along well and appreciated her companion, which made this trip more comfortable.
We have no hesitation in recommending AgateTravel to our friends.
Fior del Valle from BelgiumPosted on January 31, 2021
We had a memorable time on the Agra day trip.
We visited the Taj Mahal, Agra Fort and local bazaars. A professional English-speaking guide ensured that we made the best use of our time. She always paid attention to our needs and introduced every site carefully. A nice trip!
Shrikhanth from the United KingdomPosted on December 21, 2020
First, we’d like to say that the Agra trip was great. We visited all the scenic spots as the company promised and enjoyed excellent services throughout the trip. I thought the distribution of time was well spent at each destination. However, it would have been nicer to have more time to visit the Agra Fort.
J Grozier from USAPosted on October 20, 2020
Really a hassle-free visit to the city of romantic love, Agra! On the 2-day Agra tours from Delhi, I appreciated enriched cultural heritages like the Taj Mahal, Fatehpur Sikri, Agra Fort and Baby Taj. According to the guide, the first two architecture complexes were listed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites, especially the Taj Mahal was an unmissable spot. It would be my lifetime memory while catching the gorgeous sunrise view over the buildings. Very pleased with this short but amazing itinerary!
Vikram Mckay from SpainPosted on August 11, 2020
Excellent organization, guides, pick-up service and the clean cars on the Agra trip. Great value for money!
Eva Maria Peters from NetherlandsPosted on July 30, 2020
We booked an Agra tour from Delhi by car with a private driver on Agate Travel a few months ago and it was super interesting along the way! The driver was talkative and humorous, sharing with us a lot of Indian facts about the culture, history, sites and natural scenery.
The guide was on time to pick us up at our Agra hotel and helped with a smooth check-in. The tours to the Agra Fort, Baby Taj, and Taj Mahal were excellently arranged and we got a lot (about information, pictures and religion) from these historical sites. The explanation was in detail and our visiting time was reasonable. In brief, this Agra tour was easy and if necessary, prepare carsickness medicine for 3 hours driving in advance!...More
Campbell Vergara from AustraliaPosted on July 29, 2020
Both our Agra guide and the driver were experienced, conscientious and helpful. Very good price-quality ratio of this Agra tour (professional agency and excellent van quality)!
David Gryglak from USAPosted on July 15, 2020
We booked an Agra tour to Fatehpur Sikri and Keoladeo National Park where we saw so many birds I had never seen before. Fatehpur Sikri was a spectacular architectural complex with palaces, gardens, library, mosque, Hindu temples…
There were sightseeing buses at the scenic spot and it would save you much physical strength.
Daphne from HungaryPosted on June 17, 2020
On the whole, the Agra tour was satisfactory including attentive service and breathtaking attractions. So many thanks to our experienced guide for accommodating our needs!
Joseph Daley from DenmarkPosted on June 04, 2020
It was an enjoyable Agra trip with an energetic and meticulous guide. We were lucky to meet some kind and interesting group friends. Everyone was professional and very willing to help the members in need. We received the comfortable services of a private driver and air-conditioned vehicle.
The one-day Agra trip to Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary was special. This national park had been designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and we saw deer, foxes, antelopes and a large number of rare birds. February was the best time to see the migrating birds there. If you are interested in wild birds, this is a very good spot!...More