The historical city of Agra is one of the shining gems of India. It’s beauty lies in the numerous stories of love, power, loss and survival that it holds. We have put together a tour that will walk you through these significant moments of history. Starting from your hotel in the morning, we will head off to Agra via the Yamuna Expressway, which will be a three and a half hour long drive. Upon reaching Agra, we will visit the Taj Mahal, where you can witness the splendour of this magnificent marble structure and learn all about its history. Post-lunch, we will take you for a classic Indian meal at one of the popular restaurants of the city. Once you’ve eaten to your fill, we will head to the Agra Fort, a monument which ties all of the different threads of history of the city together. It is here that you will learn about the life of the Mughal rulers, the circumstances under which Shah Jahan got the Taj Mahal built and how the succeeding kings took the Mughal lineage forward. We will then head back to Delhi and drop you off at your hotel, finishing the tour there.
There is a plethora of things that you can additionally do such as: a stopover at a village between Delhi and Agra where you can learn about rural Indian life, a visit to the inspirational Shreores Cafe in Agra run by some wonderfully strong women, learn how to cook an authentic Indian meal at a home stay or even vist Agra’s famous markets for some shopping. We can design your tour to fit in these activities as well!
We can also tailor the tour to meet your needs, by offering an overnight tour wherein you will get to stay the night in Agra and view the Taj Mahal at sunrise. We can also arrange to travel between cities by train instead of by car, however in order to make such arrangements we will require at least 2 days’ notice.
We would love to show you around this wonderous city, so do let us know and we can design the tour just for you!
Delhi by locals
Delhi by Locals was founded by Pradeep Kumar in 2016. He took the plunge and quit his job to undertake the risk of starting a business of his own. At the root of his decision was his love for Delhi and his passion for sharing the city he was born and raised in with visitors.