Delhi: Same Day Tour of Taj Mahal, Red Fort, and Baby Taj
- Pickup available
- Duration: 1 day
We took the Delhi to Agra one-day trip on March 2nd 2020. The excellent (!) driver Jitender picked us up at our hotel and took us to Agra in a neat and comfortable car. On the way he stopped several times to let us have a quick glance at some landmarks in Delhi - we really enjoyed that! The ride to Agra took about 3 hours in total and we added a quick stop for breakfast and a coffee somewhere along the way. Once we reached Agra we met our guide Arif, who took us to the Taj Mahl, the Agra Fort and a craftsmen demonstration of Indian marble and inlay art. Arif was very energetic and we enjoyed our time with him very much. He took a lot of pictures, knew a lot of good spots to take pics and was very knowledgeable about the sights as well. We had lunch at a pretty fancy place for Indian standards and it was also really delicious! At the craftsman's stop we were not pressured to buy anything, but we just had a look around and listened to the demonstration.
We booked this trip before we came out to India on the recommendation of friends. We were picked up from our hotel, taken to the train station and then met at Agra. There we spent the day with our guide Ashik Khan who was very friendly, knowledgable and with excellent English. We went to the three sites and learnt so much. Ashik was also very good at picking the right spots to take our photos - he took some great pics of us too. We finished off the tour with a great Indian curry. We would highly recommend this company and Ashik. Thank you.
The tour was exceptionally well executed: the taxi pick up and drop offs were seamless, walked to specific train and guided to our train seats. Guide was charming, attentive, and informative. Taken to a very good Indian restaurant (which was not included in price). Enjoyed visiting Baby Taj, and skipped walking into Fort, as I had been there before. Feedback was given to tour agency: provide box lunches from better catering company and skip the train food. Really not appetizing. You might want to bring your own food.
Private car, driver and guide was absolutely great. I unfortunately lost the name of our driver but he was very nice and kind. Took us to breakfast before the long 3.5 hours to Agra. Once in Agra we picked up our guide Akil who was fantastic. Showed us all around the Taj, baby Taj and the Agra Fort. Lunch was at a great restaurant. Overall a great value for the $ and we tipped well! Definitely worth a day trip so I recommend making the time!
We covered all the locations as advertised by the tour. The driver was punctual at all times, very polite and the car clean. The ride on a Sunday was smooth. We were given the chance to skip the shopping of souvenirs, which was also appreciated. The guide was very experienced and adapted well to our rhythm. He took great care of us and helped us navigate the crowd. He went slow or faster as and when required.