Agra Tour Packages

Being the seat of world famous Taj Mahal and other two UNESCO World Heritage sites Agra Fort & Fatehpur Sikri, Agra tops the list of popular tourist destinations of India. Agra tour packages are either stand-alone or part of a larger India tour. Keeping in view the travelers’ wishes, a large gamut of Agra tours are offered by destination management companies. Same Day Agra Tour by Train, Same Day Taj Mahal Tour by Car and Overnight Agra Tour are some of the most popular Agra travel packages. In addition to one day Agra tours, Agra happens to be an essential destination in Golden Triangle tour packages. During Agra tours, the tourists have opportunity to see many beautiful historical monuments built during the Mughal authority. On the top of the list is the Taj Mahal. It is open every day except Friday from sunrise until sunset. Other monuments recommended for the visit are the tomb of Akbar, the tomb of It Mad ud Daulah (Baby Taj), Mehtab Bagh and the red fort of Agra. Since Agra has emerged as a globally renowned tourist destination, therefore, a large number of modern hotels, restaurants and malls have mushroomed all-around. Most of the major hotel brands of India have their presence in Agra.

Various gigantic but beautiful monuments speak about glorious past of Agra. Situated on the banks of holy river Yamuna, Agra is almost synonymous with Taj Mahal. History of Agra dates back to hundreds of years. Being on bank of River Yamuna, makes it quite strategic. It has been ruled by Rajput, Jat and Mughal rulers for centuries. Agra remained capital of Mughal Empire till Aurangzeb shifted capital to Delhi (Shahjahanabad). Agra was founded by Sikandar Lodhi, the Sultan (the King) of Delhi Sultanate (the kingdom). Later Mughal ruler Akbar took special interest in this city and made it his capital. Here he built the Red Fort of Agra and the town of Fatehpur Sikri, located forty kilometer from Agra. Other Mughal rulers also built many architectural structures, but the most important of them, Taj Mahal was built by Shah Jahan. This beautiful white marble tomb was built by him in memory of his wife Mumtaj Mahal. It is because of the Taj Mahal, Agra is one of the most favorite tourist destinations in India & the world.

The activities available during your Agra tour and travel are Kalakriti show, Tonga (horse-drawn carriage) ride & a walk through the alleys of Agra. A trip to Agra offers opportunity to see artisans at work and purchase handicraft products at good bargain. Agra is surrounded by several historical & cultural destinations like Mathura, Bharatpur, Dholpur, Gwalior etc. For the sake of convenience, due to proximity, brief excursion by the tourists can be made into Rajasthan, via Mathura and Vrindavan, to explore Deeg and Bharatpur, with its Keoladeo National Park, an ornithologist's paradise. Before leaving Agra, many travelers may wish to make an excursion southward to Gwalior, which possesses the finest of all Indian forts, and a series of enormous Jain rock carvings.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) Regarding Agra Tour Packages

A tourist should visit Agra to visit Mughal monuments (primarily Taj Mahal & Agra Fort), scenic view of Yamuna & buzzing bazaars. In order to relish authentic Mughal dishes, one should visit Agra.

Erstwhile Mughal capital Agra is home to several medieval era monuments including three UNESCO World Heritage Sites – Taj Mahal, Agra Fort & Fatehpur Sikri. Mughal Garden, known as Mehtab Bagh & located across River Yamuna, offers excellent full moon night & sunset views of Taj Mahal. In addition to these monuments, an interested visitor may visit Dayal Bagh Temple, tomb of It Mad ud Daulah, Sikandara, Chini ka Rauza etc. While in Agra, a tourist must explore colorful markets and visit famous restaurants to enjoy delicious cuisines.

A full day sightseeing of Agra includes a visit to Taj Mahal at the time of sunrise; post-breakfast visit to Agra Fort & tomb of It Mad ud Daulah & post-lunch, visit to Fatehpur Sikri & exploration of local market. This plan is customizable except the visit timing of Taj Mahal. The alternate itinerary of sightseeing may include visit to Agra Fort, tomb of Akbar in Sikandara, Baby Taj, Mehatab Bagh & local market. Mehtab Bagh is visited during late afternoon to have glimpse of Taj Mahal at the time of sunset.

A tourist can visit some of major tourist attractions in Agra in one day.

A tourist, interested in delving a bit deep into culture, history & heritage of Agra, needs two or three days to explore architecturally significant monuments, vestiges of Mughal legacy, amalgam of Hindu & Islamic cultures, centuries old traditional handicrafts and eating joints catering authentic Mughal dishes.

The best time to visit Agra is from September to mid-April when the weather conditions are conducive to let a tourist explore the city in pleasant climate.

A traveler can spend evening in Agra by watching Sound & Light Show at Agra Fort. One can get indulged in the activities like heritage walk, tasting street foods, enjoying Mughal cuisines, exploring local market etc in the evening to have a deeper peep into various aspects of Agra.

Agra is about 210 km from New Delhi and 245 km from Jaipur. It takes about three hours by road (Yamuna Express Highway) and two hours by train (Gatimaan Express/ Shatabdi Express) to reach Agra from Delhi. Similarly, a traveler can reach Agra from Jaipur by train in three hours whereas by car in five hours (approx).

A traveler can reach Agra by car, train and flight. Agra is connected with all major cities of India by several National Highways, Yamuna Express Way, Agra –Lucknow Express Way etc. Several trains like Gatimaan Express, Shatabdi Express, Rajdhani Express etc. There is an airport in Agra called Kheria Airport, rechristened as Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Airport. Flights from Bangaluru, Delhi, Varanasi, Lucknow, Mumbai etc connect Agra.

Gatimaan Express Train is the best train from New Delhi to travel to Agra.

Whole of India, following and practicing the ethos of Atithi Devo Bhav (guests are like gods), is perfectly safe for the tourists. Agra is also not an exception. Agra tour is completely safe for ‘solo’ and female travelers.

Due to excellent road and railway infrastructure, both tours – Agra Tour by Car & Agra Tour by Train – are equally popular and comfortable. If a traveler wants to experience a journey into Indian train, then, Agra tour by train is natural choice. Agra tour by train will involve transfer to & pick up from railway stations; and intra-city sightseeing travel by car. Agra tour by car is fuss-free from point of view of pick up from and drop at a chosen place. Second, Agra tour by train has a constraint – a tourist needs to book the tour well in advance to ensure that train tickets are available. On the contrary, Agra tour by car is always available. Third, Agra tour by car offers more flexibility of timings whereas, in case of Agra tour by train, a tourist has to comply with the train’s schedule.

There are innumerable accommodation options in the form of budget to luxury hotels, paying guest houses and home-stays. Hotel Oberoi Amar Vilas in Agra is an epitome of sheer luxury. ITC Mughal, Hilton, Marriot, Taj View are some of the 5* hotels. Mansingh Palace, Ramada, Sarovar Portico etc are popular 4* hotels. Seven Hills Tower, Siris 18, Taj Resorts etc are highly rated 3* hotels.

Agra tour packages provide ample opportunity for shopping. In addition to historical monuments, Agra is known for pottery, marble replicas, leather products, jewelry, rugs, carpets, embroidered textiles and ‘petha’.

There is no prescribed dress code for Agra tour. A tourist can wear any dress but the female tourists are suggested to put on modest attires. During winter season (December & January), a tourist needs to carry woolen clothes. In summer & rainy seasons (February to November), a traveler should prefer cotton dresses.

Petha (a sweet) of Agra is famous all over India. Panchhi Petha has become a potent brand in its domain. Mughlai non-vegetarian dishes are necessarily savored by the tourists. Paratha, Dahi Bhalla Chutney, Bedami Puri-Sabzi, Jalebi with Rabri, Tandoori Chicken, Dalmoth and Aloo Chaat are some of popular and delicious delicacies of Agra.

Some of the famous restaurants & eating joints in Agra are Dasaprakash, Tea’se Me, Peshawri, Bamboo Café, Esphahan, Good Vibes Café, Jahanpanah, Pinch of Spice, Sky Grill, Bon Barbecue, Joney’s Place, Laxmi Vilas & Bob Marley Café & Restaurant.

Car driver cannot double up as Agra tour guide as a guide needs to be certified by the government.

Agra tour packages are completely customizable to traveler’s budget, timings, schedule, duration etc. A tourist can opt for the category of hotel, means of transportation, language specific Agra tour guide, monuments to be visited etc.

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