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  • Address: Agra, India
  • Hours: Daily
Crowded, congested Agra, a city of some 1.5 million people in Northern India, often lands a spot on any first-time visitor’s itinerary for one reason: the magnificent Taj Mahal. While the gorgeous white marble mausoleum and the nearby Agra Fort offer reason enough to visit, few take the time to linger and appreciate the historical significance of a place where one Mughal emperor after another left behind grand architectural wonders as testament to the dynasty’s wealth and power.

The first historical mention of Agra dates back to the 11th century, though the great Mughal capital wouldn’t reach its “Golden Age” until the early 16th century when the capital was officially moved from Delhi to Agra. Ironically, Shah Jahan, the man behind the city’s biggest claim to fame, was also responsible for shifting the capital back to Delhi, setting in motion Agra’s decline.

Like the Taj Mahal, many of Agra’s other historic sites take the form of tombs and mausoleums. For example, the tomb of Itmad-ud-Daulah, often billed as a mini Taj Mahal, was considered one of the most innovative works of its time and likely served as an architectural inspiration to Shah Jahan. While less ornate, the Akbar’s Tomb is no less impressive.

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Agra is located 124 miles south of New Delhi and 78 miles north of Gwalior.

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Private Tour: Day Trip to Agra from Delhi Including Taj Mahal and Agra Fort, New Delhi, null
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Private Tour: Day Trip to Agra from Delhi Including Taj Mahal and Agra Fort

4.5 star rating: Recommended 234 Reviews

Step back in time and discover the glory of the Mughal Empire of India on this private day trip to Agra from Delhi. See ancient architecture significant to ...  Read more

Location: Delhi, India
Duration: 10 to 12 hours depending on the traffic and weather conditions

From USD $98.00
Private Tour: Agra and the Taj Mahal Day Trip from Delhi, New Delhi, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Private Tour: Agra and the Taj Mahal Day Trip from Delhi

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Marvel at the world's greatest monument to love, the Taj Mahal and magnificent Agra Fort on this unforgettable private tour. Accompanied by your own private ...  Read more

Location: Delhi, India
Duration: 12 hours (approx.)

From USD $125.33
6-Day Private Golden Triangle Tour: Delhi, Agra, Jaipur and Mandawa, New Delhi, Private Sightseeing ... 
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6-Day Private Golden Triangle Tour: Delhi, Agra, Jaipur and Mandawa

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Explore India’s historical and architectural landmarks with a guide on this 6-day private tour of Delhi, Agra and Jaipur — the Golden Triangle — plus Mandawa. ...  Read more

Location: Delhi, India
Duration: 6 days (approx.)

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7-Day Private Golden Triangle Tour: Delhi, Agra, Jaipur and Pushkar, New Delhi, Multi-day Tours
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7-Day Private Golden Triangle Tour: Delhi, Agra, Jaipur and Pushkar

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Experience the splendor of India’s top architectural monuments, including several UNESCO World Heritage Sites like the Taj Mahal, Humayun’s Tomb and the ...  Read more

Location: Delhi, India
Duration: 7 days (approx.)

From USD $756.00
2-Day Private Tour of Agra including Taj Mahal, Fatehpur Sikri and Agra Fort from Delhi, New Delhi, ... 
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2-Day Private Tour of Agra including Taj Mahal, Fatehpur Sikri and Agra Fort from Delhi

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Witness India’s one-of-a-kind architectural wonders on this 2-day private tour of Agra, a city boasting a large number of unique red-sandstone structures. ...  Read more

Location: Delhi, India
Duration: 2 days (approx.)

From USD $213.70
4-Night Private Golden Triangle Tour: Delhi, Agra, and Jaipur, New Delhi, Multi-day Tours
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4-Night Private Golden Triangle Tour: Delhi, Agra, and Jaipur

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Marvel at the many architectural wonders of India on this 4-night private tour of the Golden Triangle: Delhi, Agra, and Jaipur. View the impressive monuments ...  Read more

Location: Delhi, India
Duration: 5 days (approx.)

From USD $510.00

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