8 Hours Culture tour itinerary for Agra: Start Your Tour At Taj Mahal & End It At Agra Fort
Mark your time in this Indian city with visits to its most iconic landmarks of Taj Mahal and Agra Fort. During this tour, you will also visit the Itmad-ud-Daulah Tomb and Rani Bagh, and venture into local bazaars to buy souvenirs.
Meet your Agra tour guide and set out to explore the city:
Taj Mahal – 9:00 am to 11:00 am
Taj Mahal is the main attraction here. Top things to enjoy here are the monument, prayer room, museum and the garden. It would take around 90 minutes to two hours to enjoy this monument. Taj Mahal is one of the famous tourist destinations in India. Also renowned as Seven Wonders of the World.
Itmad-ud-Daulah Tomb – 11:00 am to 12:00 pm
This monument is considered as an antecedent of Taj Mahal. A Mughal Queen built it for her father. Itmad-ud-Daulah Tomb is located on the bank of the river Yamuna. It looks almost like Taj Mahal with carvings and inlay works. You can have a small stroll along the banks of the river too.
Ram Bagh 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
This is the oldest Mughal garden in the city. There is a reason to visit this garden during peak afternoon. This garden is built in a manner that it will be cold no matter when you visit the park. During hot afternoons, the breeze from the Yamuna River would cool the place. Taking a stroll in this garden is a relaxing activity.
Shopping – 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
There are a lot of bazaars in Agra. The best place for a tourist shopping destination in Agra in Sadar Bazaar. You can find a lot of attractive souvenirs and other items here. It is also near to Agra Fort, your next travel destination. Top things to buy are leather goods, replica of Taj Mahal, Agra shoes, handicraft items, marble works, wood inlay works, antiques and marble goods.
Agra Fort – 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Though Agra Fort is very close to Taj Mahal, there is a reason to visit this place at last. The first reason is that it would look more beautiful in the evening. The second reason is the sound and light show that takes places at 7 in the evening, every day.
Ground transportation as mentioned in the itinerary.
Sightseeing tours as per the itinerary.
Government-approved Agra (Indian) guide.
Entrance fees to monuments
Light and Sound Show
Anything not mentioned in 'What's Included' column
Agra is amply evident from the numerous historical monuments in and around the city. Though the history of Agra city is linked with the Mughal dynasty, numerous other rulers also contributed to the rich history of Agra. Agra was founded by Sikandar Lodhi (Lodhi dynasty; Delhi Sultanate). Emperor Akbar built the Agra fort; Jahangir beautified it with palaces and gardens. Shahjahan marked the zenith of Mughal architecture when he built the Taj.
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