Agra : Private Day Tours : Activities, Excursion , Sightseeing

Agra - the city of Taj is the only city in India, which is home to one of the seven wonders of the world. Besides the Taj Mahal, it is home to various other magnificent Mughal monuments and Persian-styled gardens. The city is a perfect combination of rich culture, history, architectural marvels, mouthwatering cuisines, shopping hub and more.

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Situated on the banks of Yamuna River, it is a city in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. It covers an area of around 4027 sq km. It is also one of the 75 districts of Uttar Pradesh bounded by Mathura District on the north, Firozabad District on the east and Dholpur and Bharatpur districts of Rajasthan state on the south and west respectively.

The existence of Agra relates to the Mahabharata period where it finds its mentioned in the epic Mahabharata as Agraben. Modern-day Agra was founded by Sikandar Lodhi of the Lodhi Dynasty. It was then ruled by the mighty Mughal Empire, during whose reign the city served as the Capital of the Mughal Kingdom. It was also ruled by the Chauhan clans of the Hindu Rajputs for a brief period.

Agra is undoubtedly famous for the majestic Taj Mahal, which attracts millions of tourists every year. What makes it unique from other cities is the fact that it hosts three UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The town of Fatehpur Sikri in Agra is home to Buland Darwaja, which is the world’s largest door. Agra is also considered as the land of Urdu and Hindu Literature as it is the birthplace of the world’s renowned Urdu and Hindi poet.

The city exhibits rich traditions and cultures. The centuries-old Mughal rule had a great influence on the culture of the city. Some of the festivals like Ram Lila, Diwali, Holi, are celebrated with huge grandeur. When it comes to the residents, people of diverse cultures and religions reside there. The cuisines of Agra were also inspired by the Mughal era. Mughlai food and Petha are the best traditional foods in Agra.

Travelogy India is offering various Agra Tour Packages to experience the beautiful Taj along with other attractons. The best time to visit Agra is between November to March to enjoy the pleasant weather and avoid the blazing heat. For everyone visiting Agra, a visit to the Mughal monuments are a must. They should also spare some time to pay a visit to the beautiful Persian style gardens built by Mughal emperors. The Mughlai food is a must-try when in Agra followed by the sweet pethas to satiate your sweet tooth. Agra is also a paradise for the shopaholics with some of the great shopping spots like Sadar Bazar. Agra hosts some grand fairs and festivals annually such as Taj Mahotsav, Kailash Fair, Bateshwar Mela and many more.

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Same Day Taj Mahal Tour (Agra) By Car From Delhi

From ₹ 5900 USD 88 ₹ 6600
₹ 700 savings
  • Same Day
  • agra
  • Sightseeing Tajmahal and the Agra fort
  • Travel in Private air condition Car
  • Private english speaking guide
Tour Details
  • Tour type : Private Tour
  • Age : 12 - 99 yrs
  • Tour start : agra, India
  • Tour duration : Same Day

Taj Mahal Sunrise & Agra Fort Tour From Delhi

From ₹ 5900 USD 88 ₹ 6600
₹ 700 savings
  • Same Day
  • agra
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • English speaking guide
  • Authentic lunch at Indian restaurant
  • Battery van ride
Tour Details
  • Tour type : Private Tour
  • Age : 12 - 99 yrs
  • Tour start : agra, India
  • Tour duration : Same Day

Private Taj Mahal & Agra Tour by Gatimaan Express Train from Delhi

From ₹ 8500 USD 127 ₹ 9200
₹ 700 savings
  • Same Day
  • agra
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Train tickets from Delhi-Agra-Delhi
  • English speaking guide
  • Battery van ride
  • lunch in local restaurant
Tour Details
  • Tour type : Private Tour
  • Age : 12 - 99 yrs
  • Tour start : agra, India
  • Tour duration : Same Day

Overnight Agra Tour (1 Night / 2 Days)

From ₹ 11786 USD 175 ₹ 12486
₹ 700 savings
  • 2 Days
  • agra
  • 01 night accommodation in 5* hotel.
  • Private vehicle
  • Local English speaking Guide
Tour Details
  • Tour type : Private Tour
  • Age : 12 - 99 yrs
  • Tour start : agra, India
  • Tour duration : 2 Days

Private Day Tour of Taj Mahal & Agra Fort from Agra

From ₹ 3800 USD 57 ₹ 4500
₹ 700 savings
  • Same Day
  • agra
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • English speaking guide
  • Battery van ride
Tour Details
  • Tour type : Private Tour
  • Age : 12 - 99 yrs
  • Tour start : agra, India
  • Tour duration : Same Day

Taj Mahal Sunrise Tour From Delhi (1 Night / 2 Days)

From ₹ 10400 USD 155 ₹ 11100
₹ 700 savings
  • 2 Days
  • agra
  • 01 night accommodation with breakfast & dinner.
  • Private vehicle
  • Local English speaking Guide
Tour Details
  • Tour type : Private Tour
  • Age : 12 - 99 yrs
  • Tour start : agra, India
  • Tour duration : 2 Days

Private Day Trip to Taj Mahal, Agra Fort and Baby Taj

From ₹ 2550 USD 38 ₹ 3250
₹ 700 savings
  • Same Day
  • agra
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Battery van ride.
Tour Details
  • Tour type : Private Tour
  • Age : 12 - 99 yrs
  • Tour start : agra, India
  • Tour duration : Same Day

Agra Day Trip With Fatehpur Sikri

From ₹ 3520 USD 53 ₹ 4220
₹ 700 savings
  • Same Day
  • agra
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • English speaking guide
  • Battery van ride
Tour Details
  • Tour type : Private Tour
  • Age : 12 - 99 yrs
  • Tour start : agra, India
  • Tour duration : Same Day

Yoga and Heritage Walk Tour in Agra

From ₹ 6100 USD 91 ₹ 6800
₹ 700 savings
  • Same Day
  • agra
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • English speaking guide
  • Yoga Session
  • Heritage City Walk
  • Battery van ride and street food tasting.
Tour Details
  • Tour type : Private Tour
  • Age : 12 - 99 yrs
  • Tour start : agra, India
  • Tour duration : Same Day

Cooking Class in Agra

From ₹ 4500 USD 68 ₹ 5200
₹ 700 savings
  • Same Day
  • agra
  • Mughal Khansamas
  • Cooking class
  • Veg & Non Veg dishes and Indian dessert.
Tour Details
  • Tour type : Private Tour
  • Age : 12 - 99 yrs
  • Tour start : agra, India
  • Tour duration : Same Day

Rustic Cycle Tour of Agra

From ₹ 3200 USD 48 ₹ 3900
₹ 700 savings
  • Same Day
  • agra
Tour Details
  • Tour type : Private Tour
  • Age : 12 - 99 yrs
  • Tour start : agra, India
  • Tour duration : Same Day

Frequently Asked Questions

For planning a cheap trip to Agra, you need to consider many things.

  • If you are staying in Delhi or nearby areas, you can travel by train, which will take 3 to 4 hours to reach Agra. You can travel by bus also, but it may take more time.
  • If you are planning to stay, you should search for home stays or guest houses, which will be cheaper than hotels.
  • For visiting nearby places, you can use public transport instead of private taxis or cabs. Also, you can go to local shops instead of bigger restaurants for food.
  • Agra has many popular places to visit. You can visit some best places like Taj Mahal, Red Fort, Jama Masjid, Taj Museum, Fatehpur Sikri, Tomb of Akabar, etc. Apart from the above, there are many other places in Agra to visit such as Chini ka Rauza, Soami Bagh Temple, Mehtab Bagh, Ram Bagh Garden, etc. You can visit these places if you have more time.

    In Agra, you can visit all the major places in two days. But if you don’t want to miss a single tourist destination in Agra, you may need 3 to 4 days.

    Agra looks beautiful in the evening. But, most shops and tourist placed get closed by 10 or 11 pm, so you can explore the nightlife in Agra within 3 to 4 hours in the evening.

  • You can do shopping in the markets of Agra such as Subhash Bazaar, Sadar Bazaar, Kinari Bazaar, etc.
  • You can taste the local dishes such as chat, Gol-Gappa, Paratha, Petha and Mughal dishes.
  • You can explore the view of the Taj Mahal in full moon night.
  • You can enjoy the light and sound show at Agra fort.
  • You can experience the breathtaking view of sunset in Yamuna River.
  • Shopping in Agra has its popularity. You can buy Jewellery, Silk Saris, Sweets, Handicraft items, carpets, leather items, etc.

    To visit Agra, three days are enough. If you want to visit all the small and big places, then you may add one or two days more.

    You need to spend at least 3 hours at Taj Mahal to explore its architecture from inside as well as outside. If you are planning for photography, then you can add one hour more.

    In Agra, you can buy embroidery textiles, metal items like plates, flower vase, etc., the memento of Taj Mahal, Marble items, leather products, jewellery, etc.

    Taj Mahal is closed every Friday but Muslims can go inside in the afternoon for attending prayers. Apart from that, it remains open from 6 am to 6.30 pm every day.

    Agra is famous for its sweet dishes. The most popular sweet dish of Agra is Petha. The other famous dishes of Agra are Bhalla, Dalmoth, Jalebi, Shawarma, Kachori, Paratha, Mughlai, etc.

    The time between October and March is the best time to visit Taj Mahal. In the summer season, the city experiences high temperatures so uncomfortable to visit.