8 Best Tours In Agra, India - Updated 2024

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Agra is one of the most populous cities of India. Located in Uttar Pradesh state and close to the state capital Lucknow, Agra is a place with diverse historical monuments from many centuries. Agra is mostly famous for the new wonder of the world, Taj Mahal and also well-known monuments and landmarks such as Agra Fort, Fatehpur Sikri, Tomb of Akbar and Jama Masjid.

Are you planning a food tasting session in Agra? A walking tour in old suburbs? Look no further as we will have a look at the best tours for your travels in Agra:

1. Private Half Day Tour to Fatehpur Sikri from Agra (from USD 36.0)

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Fatehpur Sikri is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and this 5-hour tour will give you access to an amazing view of it. This place was constructed by Emperor Akbar in the 16th-century. Fatehpur Sikri is an abandoned walled city. After spending some time at the unique Fatehpur Sikri you will be able to have lunch at a local restaurant. After relishing Indian dishes you will be visiting local markets for shopping. Agra is famous for handicrafts, work in marble, leather, brass, carpets, embroidery and stone works.

Your tour includes hotel or train station drop-off in the afternoon. The tour also includes a local guide and a private vehicle for commuting with a driver. You can book your tour here:

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Half Day Private Tour to Fatehpur Sikri from Agra

Duration: 4 to 5 hours

2. Agra Essentials Tour (from USD 56.0)

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This tour includes a visit to famous Taj Mahal and Agra Fort, with the option to visit local markets and shops. This 5-hour tour is a perfect option to spend a quality 5 hours during the day to explore Agra City.

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Private Tour: Essentials of Agra Day Tour

Duration: 5 hours

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3. Chambal River Safari from Agra

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This is the most exclusive Agra tour. After exploring the famous landmarks of the city it is time for you to visit the nearby well-known places around Agra. This 8-hour excursion from Agra will take your breath away with beautiful greenery of the National Chambal Sanctuary. With numerous birds and animals around, this tour is a perfect way to spend a day away from the city.

8-hour Chambal River Safari


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4. Hour Agra Day Tour (from USD 16.0)

Visiting Agra is incomplete without experiencing and seeing the great Taj Mahal. This 11-hour tour starts at 5.30 am in the morning taking you straight near Taj Mahal. You will be able to view stunning Taj Mahal during the sunrise. This experience will take your breath away. You will also have a local guide and a driver during your entire tour. The guide will explain everything about the monument that you visit. After visiting the Taj Mahal, the tour will take you to famous UNESCO World Heritage Site, Agra Fort. After Agra Fort, you will be able to visit the baby Taj Mahal which is also called Itimad-Ud-Dulah’s tomb. Along with that, you will also visit a beautiful Agra art and craft market. The tour will end with a beautiful view of Taj Mahal in the evening from Mahtab Bagh (Moonlight Garden).

The tour also features a visit to the tomb of King Akbar. Book your tour for the best available deal here:

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If you’re wondering if the Taj Mahal is worth the hype, it is! It's busy, don’t get me wrong, but there's nothing like seeing this beautiful monument to love in the flesh. You will walk around with your jaw on the ground, whilst you are trying not to take your eyes off it and dodging the crowds at the same time. It was genuinely such a ‘pinch me’ moment; I couldn’t believe we were there, seeing such an iconic building with our own eyes. One thing I found incredibly strange though was that it still didn’t feel real. I think seeing it in so many photos/movies made me feel like I was still seeing it in a photograph even though it was right in front of me!
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11-Hour Agra Day Tour: Sunrise and Sunset of Taj Mahal

Duration: 9 to 11 hours

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5. Heritage Walking Tour through the Old City of Agra (from USD 67.0)

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While the above tour was all about food tasting in Agra, this one is quite unique in its own aspect. This is a 2-hour walking tour of the older suburbs in Agra. During this tour, a guide will join you and take you to various places and streets in older suburbs. The tour starts with a beautiful Jama Masjid visit. Then you will be able to visit Agra Fort. After the Agra Fort, you will be able to meet a local family who will share their insights and stories of Agra. Next, the ancient Manka Meshwar Temple will be on the tour. You will be walked through the spice market, Rawatpara. You will also visit Johri Bazar’s shoe mandi, a street full of Ayurvedic doctors, and lastly the food street of Seth Gali.

Your tour will end at the Agra Fort railway station. This tour includes entrance fees, morning tea, and a local guide. Book your own personal walking tour here:

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Heritage Walk Through the Old City of Agra

Duration: 2 hours

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6. Private Autorickshaw Tour (from USD 46.0)

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This tour will give you hands on experience of one of the most reliable public transport vehicle in India, the Autorickshaw! This tour will include hotel pickup and drop-off. On this 3-hour tour by rickshaw, you will be able to explore old markets, temples and mosques of Agra. A perfect tour to spend 3 hours in Agra!

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Private Rickshaw Tour of Agra

Duration: 3 hours

7. Private Walking Tour Of Agra (from USD 25.0)

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Do you want to dive into the real day to day life of the local people in Agra? If your answer is yes, then this tour is for you. This 3-hour walking tour starts from Hathi Ghat where a tour guide will brief you on the details of the tour. After the Hathi Ghat visit, you will go to a famous Mankameshwar Temple. On the way, you will be able to explore the spice market street and other such streets. You will be able to witness amazing shops, colorful bazaars, mosques, temples, food stalls and many jewelry shops. Also, you will gain access to local artists and workers. What more? Well, you will also get to taste the local street food on your tour.

The experience of walking through the narrow and crowded streets with all sort of sounds will give you an insider’s view of the city. You will visit Rawat Para, Namak Ki Mandi, Akbari Mosque and Kinari Bazar. Lastly, you will eat local delights at a street vendor. The highlight in your tour will be the famous Jama Masjid!

The tour includes hotel pick-up and drop-off too. Book your tour at the cheapest available price:

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Agra City Sightseeing: Private Agra Walking Tour

Duration: 3 hours

8. Agra Food Tasting Day Excursion (from USD 37.0)

Making petai paratha at Ambika Kalna
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Indian Food is famous all across the world because of its tanginess and spiciness. If you are in Agra, you definitely should try and taste the Indian food delights. This tour is perfect for foodies but be aware of your stomach, as all you will be doing on this trip is - eating! This unique 2-hour tour will start with a pickup from your hotel with a personal guide. You will head over to taste a variety of Paratha’s (Indian Bread), meat and vegetarian dishes, kebabs, and tikkas. After that, you will get to eat the famous chaat from Agra with around 40 options to choose from. Lastly, your trip will end with a visit to the sweet shop where you will be able to eat delicious local Agra sweets. The tour will end with everyone receiving a gift box of petha, a traditional sweet originating from Agra.

The tour includes pickup and drop-off services too. Book yours to taste the mouth watering varieties:

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Agra Private Traditional Food Tasting Tour

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

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The beauty of Agra is remarkable!

The Taj Mahal
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As we saw, Agra offers beautiful insights into ancient architecture marvels. Visiting Agra will be an experience for you to cherish forever. The Taj Mahal was created by Emperor Shah Jahan for his queen Mumtaz. Imagine the affection and love between them! Visit Agra and you will get a glimpse of that love for sure.

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Taj Mahal

When the empress closed her eyes, one last tear fell from her beautiful eyes and ran down her cheeks. The wounded emperor wiped the tear from the face of his beloved and then built her a mausoleum that looked like 'An Eternal Tear.'

Mumtaz Mahal's body was bathed by the maidens with cold camphor and rose water and wrapped in five pieces of cloth. Four close relatives carried her body to the burial site. She was temporarily buried in the garden on the banks of the Tapti River, her body oriented north to south with her face facing west, toward Mecca.

Shah Jahan was in mourning for 40 days. He only dressed in white clothes, and his hair turned white. He visited the grave at night and cried until dawn. He hardly ate and didn't listen to music. 

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