Look Beyond Taj Mahal

Overnight Agra Tour – Look Beyond Taj Mahal

Taj Mahal – the most talked about monument of the world is on every traveler’s bucket list. But the Taj is not just a stand-alone attraction in Agra. The legacy of Mughal Empire has left many foot prints behind in over five centuries in the form of magnificent fort, tombs and mausoleums which are the fine examples of Mughal architecture as well. This overnight Agra tour tries to look beyond the Taj Mahal into the lesser known monuments of Agra.

This private overnight Agra trip includes 1 night stay at 3-4* hotel, air-conditioned city transport, suggestions to have authentic Indian food at places where locals eat, visit to Taj Mahal, Agra Fort, Baby Taj, Fatehpur Sikri and Mughal Garden.

Note: Adjust your travel days if your travel days include a Friday (Taj Mahal is closed every Friday for tourists).

270$ – single or 160$ / person

I would recommend Travel Genes to anyone and everyone!! We were a family group of 10 adults traveling for the 1st time in India and these guys went above and beyond to make sure we got to do exactly what we wanted.


  • Tour Duration: 2 Days
  • Starts/Ends: New Delhi
  • Sights Covered: Taj Mahal, Fatehpur Sikri, Agra Fort, Baby Taj, Mehtab Garden
  • Tour Guide: Yes, escorted by a tour guide
  • Meals: 1 Breakfast, 1 Buffet Lunch
  • Hotel: 1 Night accommodation in 3/4 star category on twin sharing basis
  • Departs: Daily except Thursdays


Day 1

Early Pick Up from your hotel in New Delhi / Gurugram by air-conditioned cab for the morning 4 hours drive to Agra via Taj Express Highway. Once arrived in Agra, you will be checked-in to your pre-booked hotel to freshen up before the Agra tour starts. An informal orientation by your guide will be given to you about the highlights of this Overnight Agra Trip.

Day 1

Start exploring the city of Mughals with Agra Fort – the finest Mughal fort in India and also a World Heritage Site declared by UNESCO. Built in 1565 by Akbar, it was transformed from a military structure into a palace by Akbar’s grandson Shah Jahan. The visit to Agra Fort will be followed by lunch.

Choice of traditional Indian / Continental / Chinese Food in multi-cuisine air-conditioned restaurant. We won’t be taking you to expensive touristy restaurants (usually mentioned in the guide books) which serve only a taste-less, overpriced imitation of authentic Indian food. Instead we will be going to places where locals eat… Rest assured, all the restaurants we select are safe, hygienic and highly recommended on Trip Advisor & frequented by Agra locals.

Day 1

Just after lunch in a very popular restaurant, we will be visiting Baby Taj or Tomb of Itimad-ud-daulah which is the precursor to the Taj Mahal as it was built by Nur Jahan, 5 years before construction of the Taj Mahal began.

Day 1

Later in the evening we will be proceeding for the sunset view of Taj Mahal from the Mehtab Garden situated on the bank of river. The will be first view of Taj on your tour from a very different angle and other side of the river.

The rest of the evening is free to use as per your choice. Have an early dinner so that you can wake up next day fresh enough for sunrise visit to the magnificent Taj Mahal.

Day 2

Experience the spectacular view of the Taj Mahal as the first rays of Sun fall on it giving it the golden hue. The white marble of the Taj Mahal reflects different colors all through the day as the day light changes… we call it “The Moods of Taj”. Spend your time in exploring the monument along with valuable insights about the history & culture from your experienced guide who will make sure that Taj continues to mesmerize you long after your visit.

Day 2

After admiring the fabulous Taj Mahal, have a quick breakfast and check out from hotel. We will then drive to the deserted city of Fatehpur Sikri (40 Kms / 1 Hour). This Ghost city of Fatehpur Sikri was built by Emperor Akbar in 1569 and abandoned after fifteen years due to scarcity of water. Declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1986, it is an amalgamation of Indian, Persian and Islamic architecture.

Drive back to Agra at lunch time.

Day 2

Spend the rest of your time in Agra at your leisure… either stroll in the local markets for some souvenirs or learn more about the various handicrafts being made in Agra.

Later drive back to Delhi for drop at airport/hotel.

What's Included

  • Pick up from hotel / airport in New Delhi on Day 1 and drop to your hotel / airport on Day 2.
  • Inter city transport in Agra by AC car with All parking, Toll Tax, Road Tax, Driver & Fuel
  • French/English-speaking guide fees for 2 days, all monuments
  • Meals: 1 Lunch
  • Hotel: 1 Night accommodation on twin sharing basis with breakfast in 3/4 star category comfortable hotel.

What's Not Included

  • Anything not specified in the Inclusions above.
  • All monuments entrance fees (Taj Mahal, Agra Fort, Baby Taj, Mehtab Garden & Fatehpur Sikri) (INR 2,470 or US$ 40 approx. per person)
  • Meals other than 1 Breakfast & 1 Buffet Lunch
  • Any alcoholic drinks (wine/beer) served with lunch
  • Video Camera fees at monuments
  • Tips / gratuities

If you are interested to stay in Premium 4 star Hotels or 5 star Luxury Hotels where ever possible, please drop a mail at [email protected] for best rates and more accommodation options.

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