Rudyard Kipling described The Taj Mahal as “the embodiment of all things pure.” One of the 7th wonders of the world, a memorial of love, The Taj Mahal is a monument every visitor to India must see. Our Agra Tours cover the Taj Mahal in great detail, with our guides giving anecdotal details that bring the monument to life. It embodies an era of romance in itself & was built as a memorial by the Mughal Emperor, Shah Jahan, in memory of his third wife, Mumtaz Mahal, who died while giving birth to their 14th child. Such devotion towards a wife seemed like a weakness on part of the staunch emperor. The marble marvel was built in 22 years with an unbelievable 20,000 workers who laboured day and night, to complete the emperor’s dream. Experts from Central Asia and Europe were called to use their skills, to work on the intricate carvings and to adorn the walls with semi precious stones, to give the monument a distinct architectural prominence. Our tours to Taj Mahal can be customised and personalised to make your visit to Agra memorable.
- Taj Mahal Tour
- Same day return tour from Delhi to Agra by a private car and your own guide.
- Taj & Fatehpur Sikri Tour
- A private tour to visit Taj Mahal & Fatehpur Sikri in the luxury of your own car & guide.
- Agra & Jaipur short triangle
- A short tour to visit Agra & Jaipur, centers of Mughal & Rajput power during their time.
Agra being a part of North India faces extreme climate, like other states in this region. The summer months from May- July are extremely hot with temperatures rising to about 47 Degree Celsius making it difficult for visitors, as the marble heats up making the ground very hot to walk on. The winter months from December to February are cold, when the temperature dips to 4 Degree Celsius. The best time to visit Agra is from October to March, which are very conducive for sightseeing and other activities at Agra.
Agra celebrates Holi, Diwali, Dussehra, Eid, Christmas, New Year spread over the year. Being close to Mathura and Vrindavan, Agra celebrates Holi with a lot of local flavour. Visitors love to participate in the holi festival in March at both Mathura and Vrindavan, the two religious places associated with Lord Krishna, who has become globally famous thanks to Iskon. Another festival celebrated with a lot of gusto at both the places is Janmashtmi, the birthday of Lord Krishna.
Beware of pick pockets when you are in crowded places like Taj Mahal. Be very cautious of over friendly people and do not get into conversations with complete strangers. Please carry a pair of socks when visiting Taj Mahal, as you are required to take off your shoes at the entrance of the Taj Mahal. Hire reputable and reliable guides from your hotel, and do not get a guide at the monuments as they could charge more and force you to go for shopping.