Agra Excursions

Agra Excursions

Tour Overview

These are Half day or Full day Tours which you can include in your India tours after doing the traditional sightseeing. These tours show India a different angle which normally a guide would not cover in the sightseeing. These are the best way to learn about the culture of this vast nation, and get closer to the diverse culture of Incredible India.

Detailed Itinerary

Evening Heritage Walk in Narrow lanes of Agra
Very few travelers ever visit the older part of Agra what was once an important trading center of the Imperial capital of the Mughals known for its abundant consumption of commodities and giving gifts on a large scale. An early seventeenth century Persian poem translated Persian scholar Sunil Sharma talks about the flourishing city of Agra: “…the entire capital from seas and mines is put in the shop of one merchant, if there is a buyer, a hundred caravan- loads come out of one shop of his.” After your tour of the Taj Mahal and the Agra Fort; we will take a Rickshaw or Tonga ride to Old Agra to explore hidden alleys. As you enter the lanes of Old Agra you will get to peep inside shops, temples and lives of people to relive the life and times of a city that has an enduring history that predates and goes beyond the glorious era of the Taj Mahal, where it was a prosperous mercantile town during late-Mughal and days of the British Raj.

Walking tour: Tales from Across the River
Cross the Yamuna river with us and there is more than what any book will tell you. Solitary corner turrets, ruined pavilions, Tombs, Mughal pleasure gardens and whole set of smiling people who call Agra their home. You will visit some of the lesser known river front monuments such as the Rambagh, a pleasure garden built by the first Mughal Babar, the Gyarah Sidi (11 Steps) that helped the early Mughals study star constellations and the Itimad-ud-Daulah, all rare remnants of pre-Taj Architecture.

The Kachpura Walk
Experience some amazing behind the scenes of life and times throbbing in the shadows of the Taj Mahal. This trail is a community based enterprise where a youth from the local community will show round. The money collected from this walk goes directly to funding various welfare works such as upgrading schools, building toilets etc. in the area and in creating sustainable livelihoods.

Agra at Dawn – Bicycle tour
This bicycle tour will showcase the city up close and personal. This cycle tour offers a unique opportunity to have a closer look at the city and life of Agra. In this tour lesser known monuments, which are often skipped, are covered. The tour also gives a chance to witness the early morning bustle at the wholesale Vegetable and Flower Market and Shoe trading market.

Mohabet-e-Taj show
Mohabbat-the-Taj is one of the most interesting and mesmerizing play that depicts the famous tale of love. The Drama tells the story of true and eternal love of Mughal Emporer Shah Jahan for his beloved wife Mumtaj Mahal. The Drama portrays the Mughal era in 16th century. It is a series of play depicting the true and immortal love of Shajahan for Mumtaj Mahal- his beautiful wife; the lavish lifestyle of Mughal era; immaculate hardship of the artisans for 22 years that created the most precious specimen of craftsmanship. The show can be enjoyed in eight different languages including Hindi and English.

Tonga Ride
Experience this unique mode of transport in Agra with a ride in colourful Tonga (horse-driven carriage). Tongas are horse driven carriages that are colourfully decorated. A Tonga Ride is sheer fun and frolic and gives a distinctive experience of the local life. The ride will end at the legendary monument Taj Mahal (entrance gate). Feel like a royal persona and at the same time have incredible amount of fun in this comfortable ride.

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