Things to do in Agra

Our most recommended things to do in Agra

From Delhi: All-Inclusive Taj Mahal Tour by Gatimaan Express

1. From Delhi: All-Inclusive Taj Mahal Tour by Gatimaan Express

Spend a day visiting the top sites in Agra. Travel on a superfast train from Delhi, enjoying breakfast on the way and dinner on the return journey. Marvel at the Taj Mahal and Agra Fort, and eat like royalty in a 5-star hotel for lunch. Start your tour from your hotel where your driver will pick you up to transfer you to Nizamuddin Railway Station. Find your train coach and seats with your driver's assistance and depart from the train station at 8:10 AM. Eat breakfast on the train to begin your day. Arrive in Agra at 9:50 AM and meet your guide in front of the train coach. Get seated in the car and proceed to visit the famous and most iconic monument in India, the Taj Mahal. Spend up to 3 hours exploring this monument. Go to a 5-star hotel and feel like luxury as you taste Indian delicacies and admire the top-rated restaurant. Relax for up to 1 hour during this break before returning to the tour. Visit Agra Fort, the giant building made of red sandstone in the 16th century. Walk around the fort with your guide for 1 hour and then, make a final stop at Itimad-Ud-Daulah also known as Baby Taj. Return to Agra Railway Station and board your train for Delhi. The train will leave at 5:50 PM and arrive in Delhi at 7:30 PM. Have dinner on the train to finish off your memorable day. Upon arrival in Delhi, meet your driver in front of the coach and get dropped to your hotel.

From Delhi: Sunrise Taj Mahal and Agra Fort Private Tour

2. From Delhi: Sunrise Taj Mahal and Agra Fort Private Tour

Discover the famous Taj Mahal at sunrise on this guided tour. Choose a private tour with a delicious breakfast at a hotel or a group tour and explore Agra Fort, the Baby Taj, and the Taj Mahal. Begin your day with an early 3:00 AM pickup from your hotel in Delhi, Gurgaon, Noida, or the airport. Drive to Agra, enjoying a peaceful 3-hour ride in either a private or shared air-conditioned car. Arrive in 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. Continue to Agra Fort, built by the Great Mughal Emperor "Akbar". Spend around an hour exploring this sight before stopping at a 5* hotel for a delicious breakfast (costs included depending on the option). Next, if you are not in a hurry and also want to explore more, visit Itimad-Ud-Daulah (Baby Taj). At 10:00 AM, drive back to New Delhi, and at 1:00 PM you will arrive back at your point of origin or Delhi Airport.

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

3. 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.

From Delhi: Taj Mahal and Agra Fort Private Day Tour By Car

4. From Delhi: Taj Mahal and Agra Fort Private Day Tour By Car

Be collected from your accommodation in Delhi, Gurgaon, Noida or at the airport from 6:30 AM. Drive to Agra and enjoy a 3-hour peaceful ride in a comfortable air-conditioned vehicle. Arrive in Agra at 9:30 AM. Meet your tour guide and then proceed to visit the Taj Mahal. Explore the Taj Mahal and spend around 2-3 hours in the mausoleum.  At 12:00 PM, the next monument that you will visit is the Agra Fort. This was built by the Great Mughal Emperor Akbar. Spend around 1 hour exploring here. Next, you will go for lunch break at 5 Star Hotel. After your meal, at 2:30 PM, you will be driven back to Delhi. You will arrive around 6:00 PM. 

Agra: City Day Tour with Taj Mahal, Agra Fort, and Lunch

5. Agra: City Day Tour with Taj Mahal, Agra Fort, and Lunch

Prepare for a full day in Agra City, a city of love (the Taj Mahal), history (Agra Fort), and amazing local bazaars with traditional food. Your driver and guide will meet you at your requested location in Agra, from where you will set off for your adventure in a private vehicle. Your guide for the day will begin by briefing you on what your day will be like. They will also provide you with all the information of what you need to bring with you, as well as what is not permitted inside the monuments. Depending on the weather conditions, you will first move to the Taj Mahal, where you will have plenty of time for amazing pictures throughout your memorable visit. You will then be taken for a traditional lunch, containing Indian herbs and spices (both vegetarian and non-vegetarian) in a western standard restaurant. Following lunch, enjoy the local arts and crafts, seeing the traditional art work of Mughals. You will also learn how the Taj Mahal was built, as well as how they decorated the Taj Mahal in the past. Following that, you will be taken to Agra fort: the big and beautiful fort of Mughals. Once there, discover the spot from where the king used to admire the Taj Mahal from Agra Fort, overlooking the River Yamuna. After your Agra Fort visit, you will be taken to Fatehpur Sikri, a town which is about 40 kilometers from Agra (optional). At the conclusion of your tour, your guide will check with you if you wish to see anything else, before they drop you off to your requested location in Agra,

Agra: Skip-the-Line Taj Mahal with Mausoleum Admission

6. Agra: Skip-the-Line Taj Mahal with Mausoleum Admission

Book your tickets to the Taj Mahal in advance, and save time on your visit to this must-see sight. The Taj Mahal is a UNESCO World Heritage site, admired for its beautiful Mughal architecture. Avoid the stress of waiting in line and choose a convenient time slot so you can plan your day in advance. One of the New 7 Wonders of the World, this mausoleum was commissioned by Shah Jahan for his wife in 1631. Spend time walking around and admiring the minarets, fountains, and adjoining gardens. A sunrise visit is highly recommended for a memorable experience and to avoid crowds.

From Delhi: Taj Mahal and Agra Fort Private Sunrise Tour

7. 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.

From Delhi: 4-Day Golden Triangle & Ranthambore Tiger Safari

8. From Delhi: 4-Day Golden Triangle & Ranthambore Tiger Safari

Day 1: Delhi - Agra After pickup, you will enjoy a guided sightseeing tour of Delhi city. You’ll visit the Qutub Minar, a "victory tower" that forms part of the Qutb complex, the Lotus Temple and the India Gate. Drive past Parliament House and Rashtrapati Bhavan, the official residence of the President of India. After your Delhi city tour, proceed to Agra, where you will check in to your hotel.  Day 2: Agra - Ranthambore Wake up early and start your day by admiring the sunrise over the Taj Mahal. Take a guided tour inside the Taj Mahal for approximately two hours, then return to the hotel for breakfast. After that, check out from your hotel, and visit the historic Agra Fort. See the fort's different apartments and enjoy its magnificent architecture. You’ll then head to proceed Ranthambore, where you will check in to your hotel.  Day 3: Ranthambore - Jaipur Wake up early and head into Ranthambore National Park for a jungle safari aboard a Jeep. Splend a few hours navigating the thrilling landscapes of this thick forest with your trained naturalist in pursuit of wild Bengal tigers. Enjoy breakfast back at your hotel after your morning game drive, then depart for Jaipur. Upon arrival in Jaipur, check in to your hotel.  Day 4: Jaipur - Delhi After breakfast, take a guided sightseeing tour of Jaipur. You’ll visit Panna Meena ka Kund, the Amber Fort, and the Jal Mahal, a palace located in the middle of the Man Sagar Lake. After your city tour of Jaipur, you will make the approximately five-hour journey back to Delhi, or be dropped off at Jaipur airport.

One-Way City Transfer to and from Delhi & Agra

9. One-Way City Transfer to and from Delhi & Agra

Whether you want to see the Mughal delights of the Taj Mahal or the Agra Fort, this one-way transfer between New Delhi and Agra is an ideal way to travel comfortably. Travel between New Delhi and Agra in an air-conditioned private cab with an experienced and professional driver at an economical price. Avoid the rush and stress of public transport, and choose a start-time convenient for you. Your driver shall be waiting for you at the airport arrivals, hotel lobby or any other point you need your pickup from. In case of any flight delays, there are no waiting charges and the driver will wait for you at the arrivals area. You will be accompanied by a professional English-speaking driver who can assist you with any local information. You can also request bathroom or coffee breaks or stop for a quick picture on the way.

From Delhi: Private 4-Day Golden Triangle Luxury Tour

10. From Delhi: Private 4-Day Golden Triangle Luxury Tour

Discover some of the most magnificent monuments in India on a luxury, private tour of the 3 great cities of India's Golden Triangle. Treat yourself and stay in luxury accommodation to get a taste of life on the subcontinent during the days of the Raj. Alternatively, book your own accommodation and choose the option which does not include hotel bookings. Day 1: Delhi – Agra Benefit from pick-up at your desired location in Delhi, Noida or Gurgaon. Take a half-day tour of Delhi city center to see monuments such as the Qutub Minar, built by Qutub-ud-din Aibek. Admire the Lotus Temple (Bahai Temple) and India Gate. Drive past Parliament House and the President's Palace before taking the expressway to Agra.  Day 2: Agra – Jaipur Wake early to get a majestic view of the sunrise and Taj Mahal. Look inside the mausoleum on a 2-hour guided tour before the crowds arrive. Return to your hotel for breakfast. Visit the historic Agra Fort before proceeding to Jaipur.  Day 3: Jaipur City Tour Visit the majestic Amber Fort after breakfast and gaze in wonder at the beauty of Jal Mahal. Continue to the Palace of the Winds (Hawa Mahal) and stop at the Jantar Mantar Observatory and Maharaja's City Palace. Day 4: Jaipur – Delhi Drive back to Delhi after breakfast and get dropped off at the airport, railway station or your hotel. Agra 4 star hotel options: Holiday Inn or Crystal Sarovar Premier or similar Agra 5 star hotel options: Jaypee Palace or Courtyard by Marriott or similar 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

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What people are saying about Agra

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 4,271 reviews

Overall, I had a good trip to Agrar and would recommend the tour. Pick-up and ride went smoothly, although the drive is quite long and quite adventurous at times. My tour guide was Indian and spoke perfect German. He was really nice and funny and took a lot of pictures from me in front of the most beautiful spots. As I did not have reception on the way to the Taj, he offered to buy the tickets for me online and I reimbursed him later in cash without any mark-ups. Breakfast at the hotel was good and not too expensive. However, the overall tour is comparatively expensive. Including tickets and breakfast, I paid around 130 euros.

Absolutely fantastic experience start to finish! Imran is incredibly knowledgeable, taught me a lot about the Taj Mahal and had lots of ideas for photographs, which he was happy to take for me. Pick up from my hotel in Delhi was smooth and comfortable; the driver even stopped along the way so we could try masala chai. Breakfast after the tour was delicious too with plenty of Indian delicacies and continental favourites to choose from. As a solo female traveller, I had reservations about what I would be able to do on my own but I would definitely recommend this to anyone. Thank you so much

This trip to Agra was much better than expected. Rafeeq was a very professional and attentive guide, who explained us very details about history, architecture, materials, and trivials of Taj Mahal as a local. He was very keen on helping us take great photos too. The tour started early in the morning to catch sunrise and avoid the crowded queue, which was totally worth it. Highly recommended.

Great and efficient way to see the Taj Mahal and Agra Fort. The guide was so helpful! Afterwards you get to tour around local artisans (Persian rugs, jewelery, marble), which is great if you want to buy any goods before you leave.

A great experience. We had an excellent driver and comfortable car. In each city, a local guide met us who was knowledgeable about that area. The tour could be adjusted based on our personal interests and time constraints.