Things to do in India

Our most recommended things to do in India

From Delhi: All-Inclusive Taj Mahal Tour by Gatimaan Express

1. From Delhi: All-Inclusive Taj Mahal Tour by Gatimaan Express

Spend a day visiting the top sites in Agra. Travel on a superfast train from Delhi, enjoying breakfast on the way and dinner on the return journey. Marvel at the Taj Mahal and Agra Fort, and eat like royalty in a 5-star hotel for lunch. Start your tour from your hotel where your driver will pick you up to transfer you to Nizamuddin Railway Station. Find your train coach and seats with your driver's assistance and depart from the train station at 8:10 AM. Eat breakfast on the train to begin your day. Arrive in Agra at 9:50 AM and meet your guide in front of the train coach. Get seated in the car and proceed to visit the famous and most iconic monument in India, the Taj Mahal. Spend up to 3 hours exploring this monument. Go to a 5-star hotel and feel like luxury as you taste Indian delicacies and admire the top-rated restaurant. Relax for up to 1 hour during this break before returning to the tour. Visit Agra Fort, the giant building made of red sandstone in the 16th century. Walk around the fort with your guide for 1 hour and then, make a final stop at Itimad-Ud-Daulah also known as Baby Taj. Return to Agra Railway Station and board your train for Delhi. The train will leave at 5:50 PM and arrive in Delhi at 7:30 PM. Have dinner on the train to finish off your memorable day. Upon arrival in Delhi, meet your driver in front of the coach and get dropped to your hotel.

From Delhi: Sunrise Taj Mahal and Agra Fort Private Tour

2. From Delhi: Sunrise Taj Mahal and Agra Fort Private Tour

Discover the famous Taj Mahal at sunrise on this guided tour. Choose a private tour with a delicious breakfast at a hotel or a group tour and explore Agra Fort, the Baby Taj, and the Taj Mahal. Begin your day with an early 3:00 AM pickup from your hotel in Delhi, Gurgaon, Noida, or the airport. Drive to Agra, enjoying a peaceful 3-hour ride in either a private or shared air-conditioned car. Arrive in Agra at 6:00 AM and meet with your tour guide before proceeding to visit the Taj Mahal. Explore the Taj Mahal whilst enjoying its sunrise views, spending around 2-3 hours in the mausoleum. Continue to Agra Fort, built by the Great Mughal Emperor "Akbar". Spend around an hour exploring this sight before stopping at a 5* hotel for a delicious breakfast (costs included depending on the option). Next, if you are not in a hurry and also want to explore more, visit Itimad-Ud-Daulah (Baby Taj). At 10:00 AM, drive back to New Delhi, and at 1:00 PM you will arrive back at your point of origin or Delhi Airport.

From Delhi: Day Trip to Taj Mahal, Agra Fort and Baby Taj

3. From Delhi: Day Trip to Taj Mahal, Agra Fort and Baby Taj

Following pickup from any desired location in Delhi, Gurugram or Noida, proceed to Agra in a climate controlled, private car. Visit some of India's most well known destinations with the ease and comfort of a private driver and guide.  Upon arrival at the Taj Mahal, your guide will join you and handover the tickets for entry to the infamous Taj Mahal. Spend as much time as you like exploring this impressive example of Mughal architecture. Head to Agra Fort, and enjoy a guided tour of 1-hour before lunch at the Courtyard by Marriott. Taste a freshly prepared lunch in 5 star surroundings. After Lunch, visit the Baby Taj an exquisite tomb constructed centuries ago.  Following your day of exploration, your driver will return you to Delhi, back where you began.

From Delhi: Private 4-Days Golden Triangle luxurious Tour

4. From Delhi: Private 4-Days Golden Triangle luxurious Tour

It's a visit wherein you will visit the real attractions of the Golden Triangle India Tour, similar to a visit to one of the biggest mosques, Jama Masjid in Delhi. The hypnotizing magnificence of Taj Mahal in Agra will steal your heart and the pink city Jaipur will take you to the Rajput period. If you've never been to the subcontinent, begin here a mesmerizing Golden Triangle Tour. Day 1 - Delhi Sightseeing & Drive to Agra Pick up by Ac Vehicle from hotel or any location in Delhi, Noida, Gurugram, Ghaziabad & Faridabad. Start visit from Jama Masjid in Old Delhi. Then enjoy rikshaw ride in the narrow street of Chandni Chowk and admire the colors of Spice Market. Afterwards drive & pass by Red Fort, India Gate & President Palace. Then go for the most popular visit Qutub Minar, Humayun tomb and Lotus Temple in New Delhi. (Overnight in Agra) Day 2 - Agra Sightseeing & Drive to Jaipur Enjoy the Mesmerizing Taj Mahal sunrise view early in the morning with tour guide and then go back to hotel for breakfast. Post breakfast and Shower be ready for the second visit of the day Agra Fort. Afterwards you will en-route to Jaipur. (Overnight in Jaipur) Day 3 - Jaipur Sightseeing Post breakfast meet your guide & driver to enjoy the magnificent Amer Fort to admire the culture of Rajput. Then pass by Jal Mahal & Hawa Mahal. Explore the royal residence of Jaipur City Palace and Experience the visit of world biggest observatory Jantar Mantar. (Overnight in Jaipur) Day 4 - Drive Jaipur to Delhi In Morning after having breakfast take the route for Delhi. Upon arrival driver will drop you at your desire location. Agra 3 star hotel options: Hotel Taj Vilas or The Retreat or similar or similar 3 star hotel. Agra 5 star hotel options: Double Tree by Hilton or Courtyard by Marriott or similar 5 star hotel. Jaipur 3 star hotel options: Maurya Palace or Surya villa palace or similar 3 star hotel. Jaipur 5 star hotel options: Holiday Inn city center or Hilton or Similar 5 star hotel.

Elephanta Caves: Private Half-Day Tour from Mumbai

5. Elephanta Caves: Private Half-Day Tour from Mumbai

To start off your tour of Elephanta island, choose a pickup time that fits your schedule, though it’s best to get an early morning start. Take a beautiful, hour-long ferry ride across the bay from Mumbai to Elephanta Island, and begin your exploration of a labyrinth of caves, temples, and shrines with your own private guide. An elaborate system of man-made caves cut directly into solid basaltic mountains, the Elephanta Caves were used as sacred places of Hindu and Buddhist worship starting in the 5th to 7th century. Amble through the vast columns and arched colonnades, gazing at elaborately carved sacred shrines to deities.  The main cave, otherwise known as the Shiva Cave, contains numerous carvings depicting various aspects of Lord Shiva including his wedding, his slaying of Andhaka, and more. The most significant sculpture in the cave is the 20-foot-tall, three-headed Shiva, known as the Trimurti. Other wings of the caves have shrines dedicated to Shiva’s sons, Kartikeya and Ganesh, with similarly spectacular carved statues.  All the while, enjoy insightful commentary from a local guide, expert in the history of the Elephanta Caves, as well as Hinduism and Buddhism as a whole. After touring the magnificent island, you will be ferried back to the harbor. From there, your driver will drop you back at your hotel, marking the end of a memorable tour through over 1,500 years of history.

From Delhi: Taj Mahal and Agra Fort Private Day Tour By Car

6. From Delhi: Taj Mahal and Agra Fort Private Day Tour By Car

Be collected from your accommodation in Delhi, Gurgaon, Noida or at the airport from 6:30 AM. Drive to Agra and enjoy a 3-hour peaceful ride in a comfortable air-conditioned vehicle. Arrive in Agra at 9:30 AM. Meet your tour guide and then proceed to visit the Taj Mahal. Explore the Taj Mahal and spend around 2-3 hours in the mausoleum.  At 12:00 PM, the next monument that you will visit is the Agra Fort. This was built by the Great Mughal Emperor Akbar. Spend around 1 hour exploring here. Next, you will go for lunch break at 5 Star Hotel. After your meal, at 2:30 PM, you will be driven back to Delhi. You will arrive around 6:00 PM. 

Agra: City Day Tour with Taj Mahal, Agra Fort, and Lunch

7. Agra: City Day Tour with Taj Mahal, Agra Fort, and Lunch

Prepare for a full day in Agra City, a city of love (the Taj Mahal), history (Agra Fort), and amazing local bazaars with traditional food. Your driver and guide will meet you at your requested location in Agra, from where you will set off for your adventure in a private vehicle. Your guide for the day will begin by briefing you on what your day will be like. They will also provide you with all the information of what you need to bring with you, as well as what is not permitted inside the monuments. Depending on the weather conditions, you will first move to the Taj Mahal, where you will have plenty of time for amazing pictures throughout your memorable visit. You will then be taken for a traditional lunch, containing Indian herbs and spices (both vegetarian and non-vegetarian) in a western standard restaurant. Following lunch, enjoy the local arts and crafts, seeing the traditional art work of Mughals. You will also learn how the Taj Mahal was built, as well as how they decorated the Taj Mahal in the past. Following that, you will be taken to Agra fort: the big and beautiful fort of Mughals. Once there, discover the spot from where the king used to admire the Taj Mahal from Agra Fort, overlooking the River Yamuna. After your Agra Fort visit, you will be taken to Fatehpur Sikri, a town which is about 40 kilometers from Agra (optional). At the conclusion of your tour, your guide will check with you if you wish to see anything else, before they drop you off to your requested location in Agra,

Delhi: Old and New Delhi City Highlights Private Tour

8. Delhi: Old and New Delhi City Highlights Private Tour

Your full-day tour of India’s capital begins with the historic portion of the city, Old Delhi. After pickup from your hotel, set off towards the Red Fort, which was built by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan, who also built the Taj Mahal. Afterwards, you’ll weave through the bustling shopping area of Chandni Chowk by rickshaw, ending up at the Jama Masjid, a 17th-century mosque that is the largest in India. After stopping for an authentic local lunch, you’ll head into New Delhi, visiting the Qutub Minar, the world’s tallest brick minaret, before stopping at the Tomb of the Mughal Emperor Humayun. Next it’s off to the India Gate, a memorial to the Indian soldiers who died during World War I, before heading to the Lotus Temple, elegantly designed in the shape of a lotus flower.  To cap things off you’ll drive past the Presidential House and the Parliament Buildings before being driven back to your accommodation.

Agra: Skip-the-Line Taj Mahal with Mausoleum Admission

9. Agra: Skip-the-Line Taj Mahal with Mausoleum Admission

Book your tickets to the Taj Mahal in advance, and save time on your visit to this must-see sight. The Taj Mahal is a UNESCO World Heritage site, admired for its beautiful Mughal architecture. Avoid the stress of waiting in line and choose a convenient time slot so you can plan your day in advance. One of the New 7 Wonders of the World, this mausoleum was commissioned by Shah Jahan for his wife in 1631. Spend time walking around and admiring the minarets, fountains, and adjoining gardens. A sunrise visit is highly recommended for a memorable experience and to avoid crowds.

From Delhi: Taj Mahal and Agra Fort Private Sunrise Tour

10. From Delhi: Taj Mahal and Agra Fort Private Sunrise Tour

Enjoy a full-day guided tour of Agra from Delhi, Gurgaon, or Noida. Avoid the crowds at the Taj Mahal and explore Agra Fort. Relax on a seamless transfer in an air-conditioned vehicle.  Meet your private guide upon arrival in Agra and enjoy the view of the sunrise over the Taj Mahal. Marvel at the spectacular marble mausoleum from the outside before looking inside the temple. Spend some free time walking around. Your guide will lead you to the best spots to capture photos. Later, continue to the nearby Red Fort (Agra Fort) to see the beautiful pavilions of a walled city. Enjoy some free time for breakfast (not included) before heading back to Delhi.

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What people are saying about India

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Overall, I had a good trip to Agrar and would recommend the tour. Pick-up and ride went smoothly, although the drive is quite long and quite adventurous at times. My tour guide was Indian and spoke perfect German. He was really nice and funny and took a lot of pictures from me in front of the most beautiful spots. As I did not have reception on the way to the Taj, he offered to buy the tickets for me online and I reimbursed him later in cash without any mark-ups. Breakfast at the hotel was good and not too expensive. However, the overall tour is comparatively expensive. Including tickets and breakfast, I paid around 130 euros.

A great experience. We had an excellent driver and comfortable car. In each city, a local guide met us who was knowledgeable about that area. The tour could be adjusted based on our personal interests and time constraints.

awesome, I got a personal tour of old Delhi. guide is great and knowledgeable and tries to get you what you want.

Anthony was a great guide. Tailored the trip to our requirements and timings. Very knowledgeable.

Truly experience. Mr. Dinesh has my full recommendation