11-Hour Agra Day Tour: Sunrise and Sunset of Taj Mahal

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11-Hour Agra Day Tour: Sunrise and Sunset of Taj Mahal
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Visit Agra to experience the stunning sunrise and sunset of Taj Mahal. Your experienced local guide will reveal all the secrets about Taj Mahal and other UNESCO World Heritage in Agra including the magnificent Agra Fort, Baby Taj Mahal, and Great Emperor Akbar's tomb. Your journey will start at Taj Mahal in the morning and, before night falls, we take you to Mehtab Bagh (Moonlight Garden) for a beautiful romantic view of Taj Mahal at sunset. Your private guide will ensure a personalized and enjoyable experience at all time.
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In Brief

Location:
New Delhi, India
Country:
India
Duration:
10 to 15 hours
Operates:
See Availability
Highlights:
All entrance fees included
Skip the line
All taxes, fuel surcharges and service fees included
Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
Private guide for a more personalized experience
Private tour is operated with just your party and a guide/driver
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Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Pass By: India Gate, Near Connaught Place New Delhi, New Delhi 110001 India

We will Pick you up from any Location from Delhi / Agra as per Tour Option booked by you. If You wish, You can pass by India Gate without stopping.

Stop At: Taj Mahal, Agra 282001 India

Our Private driver will pick you up from your location in Delhi / Agra. Upon arrival, visit spectacular Taj Mahal. Your Expert Agra guide will then meet you and show you around the monument. Take your time to admire this majestic building, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the most famous and beautiful buildings in the world.  Marvel as your expert local guide explains all the mystery of the Taj Mahal and its architecture.

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Agra Fort Rakabgani, Agra 282003 India

Visit the nearby Red Fort, another amazing building which is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Often forgotten behind the nearby Taj Mahal, the Red Fort features more impressive architecture and beautiful pavilions. Your guide will teach you all about the origin, historical journey and beautiful palaces inside the fort.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah, Yamuna River, Agra 282001 India

Take a break with some free time to have lunch. Then, proceed to visit the Baby Taj Mahal, ( Itimad-ud-Daulah's Tomb ). This site is another architectural marvel, which is situated on the bank of Yamuna river. This is also called the Mini Taj Mahal because it has many similarities to the Taj Mahal itself including: minars, stone work called "pietra dura" and lattice work. Your guide will explain its history, carving work and architecture to you.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Mehtab Bagh, Nagla Devjit Etmadpur, Agra India

Visit Mehtab Bagh (Moonlight Garden) for an awesome romantic view of the Taj Mahal. Mahtab Bagh is located across the river Yamuna from the Taj Mahal, and is a perfect place to view the Taj Mahal without the jostling crowds. From here, one can actually sit in peace and admire the monument. Your guide will then explain the history of this beautiful garden. drive back to Delhi and be dropped off at your hotel.

NOTE - The itinerary in Agra can be customized upon request.  Please contact the local tour operator after booking if you would like to modify the itinerary. You can finish Tour anytime.

Duration: 30 minutes

Inclusions

  • Transport by Private Air-Conditioned Car
  • Professional Local Tour guide
  • Skip The Line Taj Mahal Entrance Ticket with main mausoleum VIP Entry Ticket
  • Pick up and Drop off from any location in Agra / Delhi as per Tour Option Chosen / Booked by You
  • Bottled water - Water Bottles and Snacks in Car
  • All Taxes, Fuel Cost and Parking Charges
  • Entry/Admission - Taj Mahal

Exclusions

  • Gratuities
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
  • Entry/Admission - Agra Fort
  • Entry/Admission - Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah
  • Entry/Admission - Mehtab Bagh

Departure Time

Full Day Agra Tour 10/4/2017 - 7/31/2024

Monday - Sunday:12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Same Day Agra Trip from Delhi 10/4/2017 - 7/31/2024
Monday - Sunday:12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
3/4 Day Golden Triangle Trip 10/4/2017 - 1/31/2024
Monday - Sunday:12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Overnight Agra Trip from Delhi 10/4/2017 - 6/30/2024
Monday - Sunday:12:00 AM - 11:59 PM

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
We will pick you up and drop off from / to any location or hotel in Agra / Delhi including railway station / Airport as per Tour Option Chosen / Booked by You .This is a Private Trip only for you. We will Pick you up from any location in Delhi / Noida / Gurgaon / Airport and drop you off back. You can choose any time to start from Delhi ,Starting from 3 am .

Airports

  • Indira Gandhi Intl Airport, New Delhi, New Delhi 110037 India


Returns To

Returns to original departure point

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Taj Mahal is closed on Friday.
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • * Bring your own camera * Wear comfortable shoes and clothes * Keep small change * Carry Indian money * Ladies bring scarf if possible * Bring cape and sunglasses in summer * Taj Mahal Remains Close on Every Friday * Wear winter clothes in the winter time .
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • We will pick you up and drop off from / to any location or hotel in Agra / Delhi including railway station / Airport as per Tour Option Chosen / Booked by You .This is a Private Trip only for you. We will Pick you up from any location in Delhi / Noida / Gurgaon / Airport and drop you off back. You can choose any time to start from Delhi ,Starting from 3 am .
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Booking Information

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Cancellation Terms

This trip is fully refundable up to 96 hours prior to the commencement of your trip.

Booking Terms and Conditions

When you book this trip, you need to read and accept the terms and conditions for booking our day trips in excursions.

Hotel Pickup

When you book, we will ask you to select a hotel to be picked up from. Once your booking is confirmed, we'll send you a confirmation voucher with full contact information (phone number, email address) for our local operator in case you need to update or change your hotel pick-up details.

Here are answers to some commonly asked questions about hotel pickup:

What if my hotel is not listed?
That's okay. When you book you can select an hotel from our list and make your way there on the day of departure; or you can contact our local operator directly to make alternate pick-up arrangements.

What if I have not yet booked a hotel?
Once your hotel arrangements are finalised, you can contact our local operator directly with your hotel details.

What if I live locally, am staying with friends or relatives, and/or don't require pick-up?
Once your booking is confirmed, we'll send you complete details and directions to the tour/activity departure point.

Scoring an average traveller rating of 4.68 out of 5 based on the last 19 recent reviews

We had a very nice tour with our tour guide Sameer and our driver Gurmeet. They were always on time and super professional. Gurmeet picked us up from Delhi, drove to Agra and the around town. Every time we got back in the car, he had cold water bottles waiting for us. Our guide Sameer was very knowledgeable and patient since I really enjoy taking my time taking pics and exploring. We definitely recommend this tour. Special thanks for Sameer and Gurmeet for making everything great.
• Submitted 03 Jul 2019
We started to the Taj Mahal early in the morning along with the guide Jitu where he told us a few interesting things and answered our questions, giving us plenty of time to explore on our own too. After 3 hours of a break we went to Agra Fort. Then the guide took us to an amazing shop where we were shown the local traditional marble and gem stone art. It was a shop but there was no almost no pressure to buy anything, and it was great to see the artisans work on the marble and gems. Then he took us to a place where we had a delicious lunch. It was followed by the Baby Taj and the Mehtab Bagh gardens next, from where we could see the Taj. Jitu was super friendly and very flexible as he took us to many shops! We also had a shopping on different varieties of leather. Then our trip to Taj ended with delicious and tasty tea in a small pot. Thoroughly recommend them!
• Submitted 17 Apr 2018
This tour was a fantastic way to visit the major sights of Agra, however the greatest part was the guide, an exceptional kind and humble man, Jitu. His knowledge of Agras history was incredible and his hospitality and professionalism 2nd to none. I would definitely recommend him and this tour!
• Submitted 12 Feb 2018
I flew from Goa to New Delhi so I would have a chance to visit the Taj Mahal. Now I know I should have flown into Agra, toured the Taj Mahal and then had a driver take me to New Delhi. Mr Gurmeet was at my Delhi hotel at 6am to drive me to Agra. The fog was very thick for about 3 of the 4 hour drive. He is an excellent driver and did a good job making sure I felt comfortable and safe. His car was stocked with water and treats for me. I had my hotel pack me a breakfast too, so I was well taken care of. We met the guide in Agra and went straight to the Taj Mahal. I had a nice time strolling the grounds and viewing the bird life. There are parakeets in the trees. The monument is very beautiful and photogenic. After, we went to a marble art shop and then a carpet store. I bought a small marble bowl and 2 carpets. it was a fun experience and I wanted souvenirs. There is free shipping on the marble art over 10 kgs. That was good to know. The tour ended with a typical Indian lunch at an outdoor cafe. A nice short break where you are left on your own. I was ready to go home then and made it back to my Delhi hotel in record time. You can customise this tour to what ever you want to do. Very nice people involved.
• Submitted 22 Jan 2018
Great guide, who shepherded us expertly through lines and knew all the best places for photos.
• Submitted 11 Dec 2017
2 days into our holiday and we had to set the alarm for 04.45, it was tough, but well worth it :) ! Sameer arrived right on time, we got into a spotless air conditioned car and off we went to the Taj Mahal. Sameer was very knowledgeable, and told us the story of the Taj Mahal, why it was there, who was there, the woes before and even information about how it was built! After getting to the Taj Mahal and seeing it by sunrise and having a good tour, the crowds were descending so we were popped back to our hotel for breakfast! We were collected again, and off we went to see the red fort, via a shop that produces beautiful pieces of inlaid marble. Again, Sameer told us the story of the fort, and who lived here. It's worth noting that I'm not very stable on my feet, and underfoot can be a little uneven, but Sameer took his time, let me go at my pace. We went on to visit the 'baby taj' and the moonlight gardens. We could have done this at sunset, but decided against it as the weather is quite hazy at the time of year we went, and I'm so glad! The gardens are beautiful, serene and peaceful. they should be visited for this, and not simply because you can see the Taj Mahal from across the river. Had we have gone to see the Taj at sunset I think some of the gardens own qualities would have been missed! We had a delicious lunch, typically a thali at a local restaurant, but it was delicious and as Sameer lunch with us, we got to chat with him and learn a little about him which was lovely. The next time we come to this part of India, we'll definitely be calling on the services of Kaimur Holidays!
• Submitted 09 Nov 2017
I have vacationed both with and without tour companies and I must say this has been my favoirite to far. It was the best of both worlds because Kaimur Holidays took care of everything to MY desires. I bought the set sunrise sunset of the Taj group of sights and got to see everything without any waiting in queues or trying to figure out protocols. Samir was fabulous at making sure I didnt worry about anything. This brought me a lot of comfort as a solo woman traveller who only had a few days to see the sights. Samir took amazing pictures and even paid for some things for me when I couldnt get to the ATM I paid him back of course. Then most importantly even though I just bought the Agra day tour I ended up turning it into two days and getting to see Sikri and being picked up and dropped off in Delfi for an EXCELLENT price. They know where to find everything and are very knowledgeable. The food places they take you to are safe according to my still functioning GI system and well rated. My driver Gurmeet was VERY kind, and an excellent driver safe which is hard to be in India, and very timely. He was usually waiting for me to get ready and I never waited for him to arrive. They even sent him my picture so he knew to look for me. If I ever return to India, which I plan to, I will definitely look them up again and have already been telling my friends about them. I really wanted to insights on the Moghul dynasty and architecture and the Agra Fort, and the 'Baby Taj' and the Taj itself along with Sikri are EXCELLENT ways to feel the legacy of the dynasty. I also requested of the company via whatsapp and was able to see the show at the convention center Kalakrit and Samir set that up for me in less than 4 hours. Nothing was missed. My photos were fantastic with just my cell phone. I was telling them they should invest in a nice camera and they could probably add 'pro photographer' to the list of things they offer. It was great to have an affordable few days with this company and I definitely recommend them.
• Submitted 01 Nov 2017
We booked this tour based on the reviews on Viator and were not disappointed. The tour is a great overview of the Taj Mahal and the three other main attractions Red Fort, Baby Taj and Mehtab Bagh/Moonlight Garden. We chose a 5.30am pick up to visit the Taj Mahal at sunrise and were glad to be on a tour. When you are barely awake, it is great to be taken care of buying tickets, standing in the right queue etc. so you can focus on enjoying the site. Our guide was very informative and happily took photos of us on our camera throughout the day. All pick ups were on time. We asked to stop to buy a take away breakfast before heading back to our hotel and the food was very nice. We visited a workshop / shop where we could see how the marble inlay technique is performed, as used in the decorations of the Taj Mahal. The explanations were very interesting. Naturally, we were shown many products for sale, with some sales pressure to buy, but no more than any elsewhere, and we left without buying. We had the option of visiting other shops and markets, but declined as we were not interested. My recommendation to future travellers is to feel free to take your time to take photos and explore further. There is plenty of time in the day to spend as long as you wish to take photos, for example. The guide will wait for you without a problem. Overall, we had a great day and were very happy with our tour.
• Submitted 16 Oct 2017
Samir was brilliant. The cab driver was late for our pickup, but Samir assured us correctly that we would enter the Taj Mahal before sunrise and we did. His knowledge is off the chart. Best trip so far!
• Submitted 11 Oct 2017
Samir was brilliant. The cab driver was late for our pickup, but Samir assured us correctly that we would enter the Taj Mahal before sunrise and we did. His knowledge is off the chart. Best trip so far!
• Submitted 11 Oct 2017
We did not know what to expect about the tour, but since we touched down Delhi, all was taken care of as our driver picked us up and the journey to Agra started. Our tour guide explained everything very well, answered our questions and knew the places to get nice pictures. It was like a story and we were mesmerised. The driver was also very helpful and every time we got into the car, a cold bottle of water was ready. The place they brought us for lunch was very good too. All in all, we can say that the experience of the Taj Mahal with the guiding of the tour was a magical experience.
• Submitted 13 Sep 2017
The company providing the tour is apparently a young company. Unfortunately I don't have much advice to give them since everything was perfect. Excellent communication before the tour and the day before just to confirm everything, via WhatsApp. The tour guide was really nice and very knowledgeable. The driver also really friendly and relax with his driving style. The car was nice and in an excellent condition. They are very flexible and can tailor the schedule according to your wishes. They also have the option to drive you back and forth from Delhi. In the morning of the tour, I decided to go back to Delhi airport by car in the same afternoon. They had no problem arranging it. The experience was excellent. That tour allows you to truly enjoy the place and what you see. Highly recommended.
• Submitted 28 Aug 2017
I rarely give a perfect score in a review but I've gotta hand it to Shanoo, Astif, and Suneel at Kaimur Holidays. They took wonderful care of me which was especially important since I was touring alone. Their personalized service and attention to detail every step of the way was superb even when I booked the wrong tour at first Shanoo still accommodated above and beyond. Astif my guide was outstanding. He was such a joy to be with for the entire day. His knowledge of the culture and the history was amazing. I was so very pleased. It all began with the driver Suneel be on time, courteous an attentive. Not only that but I got a personal visit and gift from Shanoo the power while at lunch looking to make sure my needs were being met. I was thoroughly impressed. Being the stickler for quality customer service as I am, I would HIGHLY recommend Kaimur Holidays to everyone and will use them again upon my return. Thank you so much for making my trip quite memorable, Michelle
• Submitted 31 Jul 2017
The BEST way to see the Taj! Jitendra Jitu,was an excellent guide - very knowledgeable! While a long day, he was able to make it flow very easily! He's also a GREAT photographer - no need to hire one of the local guys buzzing around, He took incredible pictures of us with our camera!! As with any tour, there are always stops at certain kinds of shops - and he was able to cater to our needs and budget! While the Red Fort and the other locations were awesome, seeing the Taj again at sunset was the highlight of our trip! I can't say enough great things to say about this tour!! Incredibly happy and a GREAT value!
• Submitted 25 Apr 2017
We were greeted bright and early by our tour guide, Sameer Kahn and driver, Deepak to see the Taj Mahal at sunrise. It was an amazing experience and Sameer was very informative on details of the Taj history. We had a fabulous day, sunrise to sunset, and took in many other sites inbetween! Thank you for this great tour and especially for the exceptional services of Sameer Kahn! We highly recommend this tour!
• Submitted 20 Mar 2017
My overall experience was outstanding! I traveled from Dubai to Delhi and stayed in Agra for two nights. My tour was scheduled for Saturday morning sunrise and as expected, Shanoo came to my hotel for pickup. Throughout the tour, he was extremely knowledgeable and answered all of my questions. He went above and beyond my expectations and I would highly recommend Shanoo to anyone or any group traveling to Delhi, India.
• Submitted 12 Nov 2016
The tour was excellent, and the guide very helpful and knowledgeable. Picked me up right on time and took me to all of the places. I had twisted my knee the day before, so I was pleased that the guide knew to slow the pace and keep my walking to a minimum. Very satisfied.
• Submitted 16 Dec 2015
Thank you Shanoo, Sameer, Nazir and Salamat. It was pleasure trip with all of you. The gift, and experience was good although it was a short trip. I am fairly satisfied with the tour although we have some misunderstanding. I am recommending this trip for family/couple ones if you want a private trip.
• Submitted 12 Sep 2016
decisamente no! non lo consiglio. la guida è stata tutto il giorno con il telefono a chiamare i suoi amici o parenti e soprattutto aveva fretta di tornare a casa. Il tutto è iniziato verso le ore 8 per poi finire per le 12 quando mi hanno accompagnato al mio hotel e poi alle 15 sono venuti a prendermi per finire il giro turistico che alle 18.24 si è concluso. Non vale i soldi spesi! meglio prendere un tuc tuc e dare all'autista 20 euro che ti porta per tutta la città e ti aspetta
• Submitted 04 Nov 2017

In Brief

Location:
New Delhi, India
Country:
India
Duration:
10 to 15 hours
Operates:
See Availability
Highlights:
All entrance fees included
Skip the line
All taxes, fuel surcharges and service fees included
Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
Private guide for a more personalized experience
Private tour is operated with just your party and a guide/driver

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