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In the state of Uttar Pradesh, Agra is a medieval city on the banks of the Yamuna River. Founded by Sultan Sikandar Lodi in 1506, it achieved fame as the capital of the Mughal emperors from 1526 to 1658 and remains a major tourist destination thanks to its many splendid Mughal-era buildings, most notably the Taj Mahal and Agra Fort - both of which are UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

Agra's dominant structure, the Agra Fort, was built by Emperor Akbar in 1565. The red sandstone fort was renovated and converted into a palace during Shah Jahan's time and reworked extensively with marble and pietra dura inlay. Notable buildings in the fort include the Pearl Mosque, the Diwan-e-Am and Diwan-e-Khas (halls of public and private audience), Jehangir's Palace, Khaas Mahal, Sheesh Mahal (mirrored palace) and Musamman Burj.

An enduring Indian symbol which attracts around 3 million visitors a year. The elegant structure known as the Taj Mahal was ordered to be built by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan for his wife, Mumtaz Mahal, who died giving birth to their 14th child. The immense mausoleum has no peer. It took some 20,000 labourers and craftsmen 22 years to build the Taj and it is said that some artisans and workers later had their hands or thumbs amputated, to ensure the perfection of the Taj Mahal could not be replicated anywhere else on earth.

To get you started with planning your holiday to Agra, we have showcased below some popular itineraries requested by our clients which we hope will inspire your visit to India

The Taj Mahal | Agra | India
Taj Express
8 days FROM $1,499

Experience the richness of Indian culture on this classic tour of India's Golden Triangle taking in Delhi, both old and new, the famous Taj Mahal in Agra and the stunning Pink City of Jaipur.

The Taj Mahal | Agra | India
Taj Traveller
8 days FROM $1,499

Discover the spectacular sights of India's famed Golden Triangle including both old and new Delhi, the Pink City of Jaipur and Agra - home to the magnificent Taj Mahal as well as sampling traditional rural Indian life in the quaint village of Peharsar.

The Taj Mahal | Agra | India
India with Teens
8 days FROM $1,499

Experience the richness of Indian culture with your family on this classic tour of India's Golden Triangle taking in Delhi, both old and new, the stunning Pink City of Jaipur and the world famous Taj Mahal in Agra.

Tiger tracking | India
Shere Khan
9 days FROM $1,899

With all the highlights of Delhi, Jaipur and Agra, we also go in search of Shere Khan himself, at Ranthambhore, one of India's best national parks and home of the tiger!

Lake Palace | Udaipur | India
A Taj Showcase
9 days FROM $5,199

PREMIUM TOUR: Explore the famous Golden Triangle while staying in the lap of luxury at some of the world’s most luxurious hotels. From the lavish Gateway Hotel in Agra, to the majestic Rambagh Palace in Jaipur and exquisite Lake Palace Hotel in Udaipur, this itinerary is the definition of luxury and India at its absolute finest

Shikari boats | Kashmir | India
Golden Triangle & Kashmir
12 days FROM $3,449

Experience Indian culture on this classic tour of India's Golden Triangle before spending some time aboard a traditional houseboat in exotic Kashmir. Kashmir is a wonderland at the foot of the snow capped Himalayas which has recently opened up again to tourism and is just waiting to be explored.

Lake Pichola | Udaipur | India
Taj, Temples & Havelis
10 days FROM $3,799

Join us for an exciting Indian adventure, taking in the highlights of India’s famed Golden Triangle and exploring romantic Udaipur before getting off the beaten track in rural Rajasthan. Hosted by a senior member of our team from On The Go HQ and escorted by one of our expert local guides, we’ll watch the sunrise at the Taj, enjoy sunset boat cruises and lofty cable car rides, visit floating markets and more.

The Ganges | Varanasi | India
Deserts Palaces Ganges
13 days FROM $2,749

An exciting two week tour that takes in Jaipur, the legendary Taj Mahal, the incredible carved temples of Khajuraho and the colourful city of Varanasi, right on the banks of the holy Ganges.

House boat on the backwaters | Kerala | India
Golden Triangle & Kerala
14 days FROM $3,369

Uncover the delights of India’s famed Golden Triangle - Delhi, Jaipur and Agra, then head south to tropical Kerala. Visit historic Fort Kochi and the picturesque hill station of Munnar with its verdant tea plantations, relax in sleepy Kumarakom and spend a night aboard a house-boat, gliding along the palm fringed backwaters.

Beautiful beach | Goa | India
Golden Triangle & Goa
14 Days FROM $3,049

The perfect holiday cocktail! Starting off with the sites of India's famous Golden Triangle, this tour concludes in the tropical climes of Goa. Sun, sea, sand and plenty of famed Goan cuisine! You can also try your hand at cooking up a curry or two!

The Ganges | Varanasi | India
Passage to India
15 days FROM $3,099

Embark on a colourful journey through remarkable Rajasthan. Explore the legendary Golden Triangle of Delhi, Jaipur and Agra, before travelling into the mighty Thar Desert to explore the remote towns of Bikaner, Jaisalmer and the Blue city of Jodphur. Opt to finish your tour back in Delhi or head south to Mumbai, the home of Bollywood.

Local family | India
Railways of the Raj
15 days FROM $3,839

Journey across this diverse country by train; Kolkata to the majestic hill stations of Darjeeling and Shimla, holy Varanasi on the Ganges, the Taj Mahal in Agra and more!

Polonnaruwa | Sri Lanka
Delhi to Colombo
15 days FROM $3,069

Combine the incredible sites of India's Golden Triangle with Sri Lanka's ancient ruins, verdant jungles, cool mountains and amazing wildlife. Explore the legendary Taj Mahal and pink city of Jaipur, Dambulla's rock temple and the elephant orphanage in Pinnawala, sip pure Ceylon tea and discover the bustling city of Colombo.

Mount Everest | Himalayas | Nepal
Highway to Himalayas
18 Days FROM $3,949

Combining an intoxicating mix of culture, incredible wildlife, exceptional sights and unsurpassed scenery. A road less travelled, the Highway to Himalayas is our definitive group tour of the North of India and Nepal.

Orchha Palace | Orchha | India
Delhi to Darjeeling
18 Days FROM $3,999

Taking in all the very best of India; Delhi, Jaipur, the Taj Mahal, the mysterious Temples of Khajuraho, ancient holy Varanasi, the remote hill station of Kalimpong and of course Darjeeling, tea central.

The Taj Mahal | Agra | India
Classic Golden Triangle
9 days FROM $2,199

Coined as 'golden' for the extraordinary wealth of cultural & historical splendour, Delhi, Agra & Jaipur offer a rich colourful history, incredibly impressive sights & lavish hospitality. Ideal for the first time visitor or combined with a beach break in the south.

The Amber Fort | Jaipur | India
Best Exotic Marigold Tour
10 days FROM $2,429

'There's always room in India', so join us for a thrilling adventure and an assault on the senses, following in the footsteps of the characters from 'The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel' film. Travel through the chaos of Delhi to the serenity of Udaipur, from the architectural wonder of Jaipur to the awe-inspiring Taj Mahal, with time to reflect on the light, colour and smiles of India with a stay at the 'Best Exotic Marigold Hotel' itself.

Marigold Hotel | India
Jewel in the Crown
11 days FROM $3,699

Head out on a journey to some of India’s finest sights. Take in bustling Delhi, the beautiful Pink City of Jaipur, the spectacular Taj Mahal in Agra and the mysterious erotic temples of Khujaraho. Finish off with a journey to the home of the famous purifying Ganges – holy Varanasi.

Local musician | India
Legends of the Rajputs
11 days FROM $4,159

Delight your senses in colourful Rajasthan on this classical itinerary of the North. Visit the famous Taj Mahal, spot a tiger in Ranthambhore, discover opulent palaces and explore ancient forts - all this whilst lapping up legends of the Rajputs!

Wildlife spotting | Ranthambhore National Park | India
Ranthambhore to Kanha
15 days FROM $7,309

Where the wild things are! Ranthambhore, Bharatpur, Bandhavgarh and Kanha National Parks. The definitive adventure for tiger and wildlife enthusiasts, this excitement-packed fortnight also takes in the legendary Taj Mahal in Agra and the historic sights of Delhi - old and new.

The Taj Mahal | Agra | India
Agra
3 days FROM $629

Once capital of India under the Mughals, a lasting legacy of this time are the superb monuments which date from this era. Perhaps the most famous example is Emperor Shah Jahan’s Taj Mahal, built in loving memory of his beloved wife Mumtaz.

Diwali Festival of Light | India
Diwali, Festival of Lights
8 days FROM $1,549

Every year on the dark nights of Diwali firecrackers announce the celebration of India’s favourite festival. Homes are decorated, gifts are given, sweets are shared and thousands of lamps are lit. Join us this year for Diwali – the Festival of Light on a tour of India’s famed Golden Triangle.

Join the festivities of Holi on a special tour in India
Holi, Festival of Colour
8 days FROM $1,579

Combine a tour of the famous Golden Triangle with the exuberant festivities of Holi - India’s most dazzling celebration, when streets throughout the country are transformed into a kaleidoscope of colour.

Pushkar Camel Fair | India
Pushkar Camel Fair
9 days FROM $2,159

See the sights of the famed Golden Triangle before joining the colourful festivities of the Pushkar Camel Fair in Rajasthan for two days of camel races, beauty pageants, folk dancing, and fun competitions set against the vibrant backdrop of market stalls and rhythmic tunes.

The Taj Mahal | Agra | India
Hola Mohalla
11 days FROM $2,949

Witness the skill of Gatka (mock fighting), the thrill of bareback horse riding and the colour and splendour of Sikhism's famous annual Hola Mohalla Festival! Sikh's from all over the world make this pilgrimage every year and celebrate together. End the trip with a tour of the Golden Triangle taking in Delhi, Jaipur and the legendary Taj Mahal in Agra.

The Taj Mahal | Agra | India
Delhi: Essential Taj
1 Day FROM $279

Explore the legendary sights of Agra, from the imposing Red Fort on the banks of the Yamuna River, with its numerous beautiful mosques and palaces, to the iconic white marble Taj Mahal, one of the world's greatest masterpieces, on this day tour from Delhi.

Tea plantation | Darjeeling | India
India with the Tea Centre
14 days FROM $6,239

The Tea Centre has teamed up with On The Go Tours, to offer a colourful 14-day holiday to the sub-continent. Getting you to the heart of India, exploring mouthwatering sites like the Taj Mahal and the Pink City of Jaipur, we also visit the tea plantations of Darjeeling and Assam, staying at authentic tea bungalows too.

Tailormade Holidays to Agra

On the Go are expert at planning holidays in India — tailored to suit your individual requirements. Please have a look at some of the tailormade itineraries below that we have created for our clients which include Agra.

Clarks Shiraz, Agra
Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: 5 Star Hotel

Clarks Shiraz is a large modern hotel with a good choice of leisure activities.

Gateway Hotel, Agra
Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: 5 Star Hotel

Set amidst six acres of manicured gardens, the Gateway hotel is a beautiful oasis in the chaos of the city. Carefully blending modern day necessities with traditional designs - all rooms have both Wi-Fi connectivity and classic marble flooring. A refreshing outdoor pool offers guest some cool in the heat of Agra and our recommendation here is to upgrade to a Taj View room. Located on popular Fatehabad Road in Agra, close to all major attractions

Jaypee Palace, Agra
Our Category: Deluxe   |   Regional Category: 5 Star Hotel

The biggest hotel in Agra, the Jaypee Palace is both stylish and architecturally fascinating. Built using classic Mughal red sandstone and marble, this impressive construction is one of Agra’s finest. Offering no less than 7 restaurants and cafes serving a whole host of delicious cuisine from around the world – in winter we recommend you sample some local BBQ delicacies at Aqua Grill before taking a relaxing evening stroll around the grounds. The Jaypee Palace is located amongst 25 acres of beautifully landscaped gardens in the middle of down town Agra.

Raj Mahal Hotel, Agra
Our Category: Standard   |   Regional Category: 3 Star Hotel

The charming and elegant Raj Mahal hotel offers guests clean and spacious rooms with hard wood floors and stylish design. On a clear day some rooms benefit from a view of the legendary Taj Mahal. The roof top restaurant comes highly recommended with delicious food and magnificent views across the city. Perfectly located near to the Eastern Gate of the Taj Mahal.

Yamuna View, Agra
Our Category: Standard   |   Regional Category: 3 Star Hotel

The Yamuna View is a stylish, modern hotel set in beautifully landscaped gardens, blending Mughal and western architecture.

Accommodation on Tour

For all our tours and tailor-made holidays we provide you with a clear categorisation of all hotels we use. The REGIONAL CATEGORY indicates the local rating of each hotel in each respective country. We have also rated each hotel using OUR CATEGORY, which will be in line with generally accepted western hotel grading standards.

Simple
Basic hotels and simple accommodation is a no frills option with an adventurous authentic feel.

Standard
Standard accommodation equates to a Western 3-star standard, always featuring en-suite rooms and usually a restaurant.

Superior
Superior accommodation equates to a Western 4-star standard, featuring en-suite rooms and usually a restaurant and often a swimming pool and/or a fitness centre.

Deluxe
Deluxe accommodation equates to a Western 5-star standard, usually featuring spacious, en-suite rooms, a restaurant, swimming pool and fitness centre and an array of amenities, excellent service and customer care.

Lavish
Lavish accommodation equates to a Western 5-star plus standard - the creme de la creme. Featuring spacious, en-suite rooms, a restaurant, swimming pool and fitness centre and an array of amenities, this accommodation is a cut above the rest. Sheer opulence!

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