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Private Tour: Day Trip to Agra from Delhi Including Taj Mahal and Agra Fort

Private Tour: Day Trip to Agra from Delhi Including Taj Mahal and Agra Fort - New Delhi, India
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Duration: 10 to 12 hours
Location: New Delhi, India

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$25.00

Step back in time and discover the glory of the Mughal Empire of India on this private day trip to Agra from Delhi. See ancient architecture significant to India’s history such as the Tomb of Itmad-ud-Daulah (Baby Taj) and the Agra Fort, a 16th-century Mughal monument ... More info ›

Step back in time and discover the glory of the Mughal Empire of India on this private day trip to Agra from Delhi. See ancient architecture significant to India’s history such as the Tomb of Itmad-ud-Daulah (Baby Taj) and the Agra Fort, a 16th-century Mughal monument. Of course, a visit to this country is not complete without a tour of the Taj Mahal, one of the most recognized symbols of India. Your own private guide(English/french/German/Italian/Spanish) will ensure that you get an in-depth experience of these emblematic structures.

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Stop At: Taj Mahal, Agra 282001 India

World Heritage site and perhaps India’s most iconic landmark, the Taj Mahal. Built in the mid-1600s, this white marble mausoleum was commissioned by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in dedication to his wife. Learn about the Turkish, Indian and Persian architectural styles as you admire the detailed interior and exterior décor, the beautiful garden and the general magnificence of the place with your guide.

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Agra Fort Rakabgani, Agra 282003 India

Agra Fort, a World Heritage site and Mughal architectural wonder. With your private guide, enter the 94-acre (34-hectare) brick fort, noting the mix of Islamic and Hindu influences in its design. Hear about the purposes of the various buildings such as the Hall of Private Audience (Diwan-i-Khas), Pearl Fort (Moti Masjid), Mirror Palace (Sheesh Mahal) and Hall of Public Audience (Diwan-i-Am).

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah, Yamuna River, Agra 282001 India

Tomb of Itmad-ud-Daulah, another mausoleum sometimes referred to as the Baby Taj, as it was one inspiration for the Taj Mahal and sits just across the river from it. Learn from your guide about the Persian influences behind the design of the tomb as you admire its stone inlay and trellis work

Duration: 30 minutes

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Private Tour: Agra and the Taj Mahal Day Trip from Delhi

Private Tour: Agra and the Taj Mahal Day Trip from Delhi - New Delhi, India
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Duration: 10 to 12 hours
Location: New Delhi, India

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$124.00

Marvel at the world's greatest monument to love, the Taj Mahal and magnificent Agra Fort on this unforgettable private tour. Accompanied by your own private guide, you will travel by chauffeured air-conditioned vehicle between Delhi and Agra and enjoy personalized attention as you discover the magical history and romance of royal India.

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Stop At: Taj Mahal, Agra 282001 India

The Taj Mahal meaning "Crown of the Palaces") is an ivory-white marble mausoleum on the south bank of the Yamuna river in the Indian city of Agra ... More info ›

Marvel at the world's greatest monument to love, the Taj Mahal and magnificent Agra Fort on this unforgettable private tour. Accompanied by your own private guide, you will travel by chauffeured air-conditioned vehicle between Delhi and Agra and enjoy personalized attention as you discover the magical history and romance of royal India.

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Stop At: Taj Mahal, Agra 282001 India

The Taj Mahal meaning "Crown of the Palaces") is an ivory-white marble mausoleum on the south bank of the Yamuna river in the Indian city of Agra. It was commissioned in 1632 by the Mughal emperor, Shah Jahan (reigned from 1628 to 1658), to house the tomb of his favourite wife, Mumtaz Mahal. It also houses the tomb of Shah Jahan, the builder. The tomb is the centerpiece of a 17-hectare (42-acre) complex, which includes a mosque and a guest house, and is set in formal gardens bounded on three sides by a crenellated wall. The travelers would be visiting one of the most famous wonders of world with a guide who would be explaining them about the history and archaeology in detail.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Agra Fort Rakabgani, Agra 282003 India

Agra Fort is a historical fort in the city of Agra in India. It was the main residence of the emperors of the Mughal Dynasty until 1638, when the capital was shifted from Agra to Delhi. Before capture by the British, the last Indian rulers to have occupied it were the Marathas. In 1983, the Agra fort has been inscribed as UNESCO World Heritage site.[1] It is about 2.5 km northwest of its more famous sister monument, the Taj Mahal. The fort can be more accurately described as a walled city.

Agra Fort is the only fort in India where all early Mughal emperors lived. The travelers would be exploring the massive Fort with the guide.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Taj Museum, Taj Mahal, Agra 282001 India

The travelers can also visit the museum inside Taj where they can discover and know more about the making of one of the beautiful wonders of the world.

Duration: 1 hour

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Private Old and New Delhi in a Day with a local expert

Private Old and New Delhi in a Day with a local expert - New Delhi, India
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Duration: 8 hours
Location: New Delhi, India

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$136.00

Discover the diversity of Old and New Delhi in one day on a special private tour. The day tour takes you from the spacious planned street of New Delhi to the action-packed lanes and alley ways of Old Delhi ... More info ›

Discover the diversity of Old and New Delhi in one day on a special private tour. The day tour takes you from the spacious planned street of New Delhi to the action-packed lanes and alley ways of Old Delhi. Travel in the comfort of your private air-conditioned chauffeured vehicle as your expert guide helps you to uncover the highlights of India's bustling capital.

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Stop At: Chandni Chowk, Near Red Fort, New Delhi 110006 India

The Chandni Chowk (Moonlight Square) is one of the oldest and busiest markets in Old Delhi, India. Chandni Chowk is located close to Old Delhi Railway Station. The Red Fort monument is located within the market. It was built in the 17th century by Mughal Emperor of India Shah Jahan and designed by his daughter Jahanara. The market was once divided by canals (now closed) to reflect moonlight and remains one of India's largest wholesale markets

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Humayun's Tomb, Mathura Road Opp Nizamuddin Mosque, New Delhi 110013 India

Humayun's tomb (Hindustani: Maqbara-i Humayun) is the tomb of the Mughal Emperor Humayun in Delhi, India. The tomb was commissioned by Humayun's first wife and chief consort, Empress Bega Begum (also known as Haji Begum), in 1569-70, and designed by Mirak Mirza Ghiyas and his son, Sayyid Muhammad, Persian architects chosen by her.It was the first garden-tomb on the Indian subcontinent, and is located in Nizamuddin East, Delhi, India, close to the Dina-panah Citadel, also known as Purana Qila (Old Fort), that Humayun found in 1533. It was also the first structure to use red sandstone at such a scale.The tomb was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1993,and since then has undergone extensive restoration work, which is complete. Besides the main tomb enclosure of Humayun, several smaller monuments dot the pathway leading up to it, from the main entrance in the West, including one that even pre-dates the main tomb itself, by twenty years; it is the tomb complex of Isa Khan Niyazi, an Afghan noble in Sher Shah Suri's court of the Suri dynasty, who fought against the Mughals, constructed in 1547 CE.

Duration: 40 minutes

Stop At: Friday Mosque (Jama Masjid), 6 km North of Connaught Pl. across from Lal Qila, New Delhi India

The Masjid-i Jahān-Numā commonly known as the Jama Masjid of Delhi, is one of the largest mosques in India.

It was built by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan between 1644 and 1656 at a cost of 1 million rupees, and was inaugurated by an Imam from Bukhara, present-day Uzbekistan. The mosque was completed in 1656 AD with three great gates, four towers and two 40 metres high minarets constructed with strips of red sandstone and white marble. The courtyard can accommodate more than 25,000 people. There are three domes on the terrace which are surrounded by the two minarets. On the floor, a total of 899 black borders are marked for worshippers. The architectural plan of Badshahi Masjid, built by Shah Jahan's son Aurangzeb at Lahore, Pakistan, is similar to the Jama Masjid.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Qutub Minar, Qutb Minar, Mehrauli, New Delhi 110030 India

The Qutub Minar, also spelled as Qutab Minar, is a minaret that forms part of the Qutb complex, a UNESCO World Heritage Site in the Mehrauli area of Delhi, India. Qutb Minar is a 73-metre (239.5 feet) tall tapering tower of five storeys, with a 14.3 metres (47 feet) base diameter, reducing to 2.7 metres (9 feet) at the top of the peak.It contains a spiral staircase of 379 steps.its design is thought to have been based on the Minaret of Jam, in western Afghanistan.

Qutb ud Din Aibak, founder of the Delhi Sultanate, started construction of the Qutb Minar's first storey around 1192. In 1220, Aibak's successor and son-in-law Shamsuddin Iltutmish completed a further three storeys. In 1369, a lightning strike destroyed the top storey. Firoz Shah Tughlaq replaced the damaged storey, and added one more. Sher Shah Suri also added an entrance to this tower while he was ruling and Humayun was in exile.

Duration: 40 minutes

Stop At: Red Fort (Lal Quila), Netaji Subhash Marg, New Delhi 110002 India

The Red Fort is a historic fort in the city of Delhi in India. It was the main residence of the emperors of the Mughal dynasty for nearly 200 years, until 1856.It is located in the centre of Delhi and houses a number of museums. In addition to accommodating the emperors and their households, it was the ceremonial and political center of the Mughal state and the setting for events critically impacting the region.

Constructed in 1639 by the fifth Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan as the palace of his fortified capital Shahjahanabad, the Red Fort is named for its massive enclosing walls of red sandstone and is adjacent to the older Salimgarh Fort, built by Islam Shah Suri in 1546 AD. The imperial apartments consist of a row of pavilions, connected by a water channel known as the Stream of Paradise (Nahr-i-Bihisht). The fort complex is considered to represent the zenith of Mughal creativity under Shah Jahan,[citation needed] and although the palace was planned according to Islamic prototypes, each pavilion contains architectural elements typical of Mughal buildings that reflect a fusion of Persian, Timurid and Hindu traditions.The Red Fort's innovative architectural style, including its garden design, influenced later buildings and gardens in Delhi, Rajasthan, Punjab, Kashmir, Braj, Rohilkhand and elsewhere.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Raj Ghat, Mahatma Gandhi Road, New Delhi 110002 India

Raj Ghat is a memorial dedicated to Mahatma Gandhi in Delhi, India. Originally it was the name of a historic ghat of Old Delhi (Shahjahanabad). Close to it, and east of Daryaganj was Raj Ghat Gate of the walled city, opening at Raj Ghat to the west bank of the Yamuna River. Later the memorial area was also called Raj ghat. It is a black marble platform that marks the spot of Mahatma Gandhi's cremation, Antyeshti (Antim Sanskar) on 30 January 1948, a day after his assassination. It is left open to the sky while an eternal flame burns at one end. Located on Delhi's Ring Road, officially known as Mahatma Gandhi Road, a stone footpath flanked by lawns leads to the walled enclosure that houses the memorial.

Duration: 25 minutes

Stop At: India Gate, Near Connaught Place New Delhi, New Delhi 110001 India

The India Gate (originally called the All India War Memorial) is a war memorial located astride the Rajpath, on the eastern edge of the "ceremonial axis" of New Delhi, India,formerly called Kingsway.

India Gate is a memorial to 70,000 soldiers of the British Indian Army who died in the period 1914–21 in the First World War, in France, Flanders, Mesopotamia, Persia, East Africa, Gallipoli and elsewhere in the Near and the Far East, and the Third Anglo-Afghan War. 13,300 servicemen's names, including some soldiers and officers from the United Kingdom, are inscribed on the gate. The India Gate, even though a war memorial, evokes the architectural style of the triumphal arch like the Arch of Constantine, outside the Colosseum in Rome, and is often compared to the Arc de Triomphe in Paris, and the Gateway of India in Mumbai. It was designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens.

Duration: 20 minutes

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Private Tour: Kanheri Caves, Elephanta Caves or Karla and Bhaja Caves from Mumbai

Private Tour: Kanheri Caves, Elephanta Caves or Karla and Bhaja Caves from Mumbai - Mumbai, India
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Duration: 7 hours
Location: Mumbai, India

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$61.25

Journey back in time on this private tour from Mumbai to ancient Indian rock-cut caves. You have three cave options to choose from: the Kanheri Caves, the Elephanta Caves or both the Karla Caves and Bhaja Caves ... More info ›

Journey back in time on this private tour from Mumbai to ancient Indian rock-cut caves. You have three cave options to choose from: the Kanheri Caves, the Elephanta Caves or both the Karla Caves and Bhaja Caves. With your knowledgeable private guide, explore one of these cave complexes to discover the early phases of Buddhist architecture, known as the Hinayana phase, and marvel at the incredibly detailed representations of Buddha carved into the rock walls. Your tour includes private air-conditioned transport, a traditional Indian lunch (depending on tour option selected) and entrance fees.
** During the monsoon season between June 15 and September 15, 2014, tours of the Elephanta Caves will be subject to weather conditions permitting. Tour will not operate under rainy conditions or during high tide.

In the morning, you will be picked up from your Mumbai hotel by your private guide and taken to the caves of your choice. Along the way, enjoy scenic views of the Indian countryside, including sprawling valleys and quaint villages. In between sightseeing, enjoy a traditional Indian lunch at a popular local restaurant (depending on tour option selected), and at the end of your tour, relax on the private drive back to your hotel.

Kanheri Caves (lunch not included):Duration: 5 hours

After a 1-hour drive, reach the Kanheri Caves, located deep within the green forests of Sanjay Ghandi National Park, one of Asia’s major national parks. Dating back from the 1st century BC to the 10th century, these cave systems offer a window into the lifestyle of an ancient Buddhist settlement. As you explore the caves, your guide will point out which areas were meant for living, studying and meditation, and which areas were designed as worship halls. Marvel at the system of canals and cisterns and learn how they provided water to the caves’ inhabitants.

Elephanta Caves (lunch included):Duration: 6 hours

In the morning, you’ll head to the Gateway of India in Mumbai to board a ferry to Elephanta Island. This 1-hour cruise will afford you picturesque seaside views. With your guide, explore all seven caves on the island, some of which are so small and hidden that they’re often easily missed. Enter the main cave, an impressive sprawling structure with high ceilings and towering support beams, columns and pillars. On each wall, admire the complex and astoundingly detailed reliefs and carvings depicting narratives of the goddess Shiva.

Karla Caves and Bhaja Caves (lunch included): Duration: 7 hours

After a 1.5-hour drive, reach the Bhaja Caves, a group of 22 rock-cut caves dating all the way back to 200 BC! Discover several excavations including ancient viharas (Buddhist monasteries) and chaitya-grihas (Buddhist assemblies or prayer halls), considered to depict the earliest architecture of their kind. Admire the highly decorated facade, which presents a true replica of a 2nd-century wooden structure, and the series of unique reliefs depicting Indian mythology, including stories of the sun god Surya.

At the Karla Caves, walk up the 500 steps of gradual incline to reach the entrance, where you’ll stand in awe of the Ekvira Mata Mandir, a temple dedicated to Hindu goddess Ekvira. Marvel at the vastness of its shrines and prayer halls, with their notable arched entrances and vaulted interiors featuring carved animals and images of Buddhist goddesses.

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Private Tour: Places of Worship in Kolkata including Mother House

Private Tour: Places of Worship in Kolkata including Mother House - Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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Duration: 8 hours
Location: Kolkata (Calcutta), India

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$100.00

Visit architecturally beautiful and historically significant places of worship on this full-day tour of Kolkata that will surely be a feast for both your eyes and mind. Learn about the importance of Hinduism and Islam in India on visits to five different temples as well as Mother House, where Mother Teresa's tomb is located ... More info ›

Visit architecturally beautiful and historically significant places of worship on this full-day tour of Kolkata that will surely be a feast for both your eyes and mind. Learn about the importance of Hinduism and Islam in India on visits to five different temples as well as Mother House, where Mother Teresa's tomb is located. Visit two cathedrals and the Victoria Memorial to learn about the architectural and cultural nuances the British brought to this region. Your private guide will ensure an educational and enlightening experience.

After pickup from your hotel in Kolkata, embark on your private tour of places of worship in Kolkata. Head to Belur Math, an architectural beauty that houses the volunteer organization Ramakrishna Math and Mission. Walk around and be in awe of the intricate architecture that fuses Hindu, Christian and Islamic motifs as a symbol of the unity of all religions.

Then, enjoy a 20- to 30-minute boat cruise on the Hooghly River to the Dakshineswar Kali Temple, a beautiful Hindu temple built in the traditional nava-ratna, or nine-spires, style of Bengal architecture. Next, drive to the Kalighat Kali Temple, where several pilgrims often go to pay their respects to Kali. Walk inside the temple with your guide and learn about how the temple’s image of the goddess differs from how she is depicted elsewhere.

Afterward, you’ll be driven to the Jain Temple, where you’ll find beautiful interior decor such as pillars inlaid with mirrors and intricate stained-glass windows. Stop at a popular restaurant carefully chosen by your guide for a traditional Indian meal.

Then head to the Nakhoda Mosque, the principal Islamic mosque of the city that rises impressively in the midst of a bustling commercial district.

The rest of the day will show you England’s extensive influence on this region. At the Victoria Memorial, a memorial complex dedicated to Queen Victoria, marvel at the structure’s architectural style, which fuses both Islamic and European architecture. Inside the hall, see paintings and memorials depicting the queen’s reign.

Visit St John’s Church, a neoclassical structure featuring a distinctive tall stone spire with a giant clock. Walk along the church’s blue-gray marble floors up to the altar. Then, visit at St Paul’s Cathedral, a beautiful Anglican church built in Gothic Revival style. While the exterior's design is exquisite, the tranquil interior will leave you even more impressed, with its beautifully carved wooden pews, striking stained-glass windows and marvelous Florentine frescoes.

Finally, visit Mother Teresa’s Mission and Mother House, or simply Mother House, where Mother Teresa’s large tomb is located. Here, experience the serenity of the place and learn about Mother Teresa’s important religious work throughout the 20th century. Relax in your air-conditioned vehicle on the ride back to your hotel in the early evening.

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Private Tour: Malabar Hill, Mani Bhavan and Dhobi Ghat in Mumbai

Private Tour: Malabar Hill, Mani Bhavan and Dhobi Ghat in Mumbai - Mumbai, India
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Duration: 4 hours
Location: Mumbai, India

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$43.75

Get a look at the culture and history of Mumbai on this private tour to diverse relics of Mumbai's past. With your expert guide, visit Mani Bhavan, a mansion where Gandhi lived and conducted political activities while visiting Mumbai ... More info ›

Get a look at the culture and history of Mumbai on this private tour to diverse relics of Mumbai's past. With your expert guide, visit Mani Bhavan, a mansion where Gandhi lived and conducted political activities while visiting Mumbai. Then, explore Dhobi Ghat, considered the world's largest open-air laundromat, where age-old techniques of hand washing have been passed down from generation to generation. You’ll also drive through Malabar Hill, an upmarket residential area, and enjoy great views of the city's landscape, all while enjoying interesting commentary from your guide.

You’ll be picked up from your hotel in the morning or afternoon and driven by comfortable private vehicle through Malabar Hill, an upmarket residential area offering spectacular views of the city and its vast surrounding landscape. On the drive up to here, see a Jain temple dedicated to Adinath (no entry), the first Jain tirthankara (religious savior), and pass the Hanging Gardens and Kamala Nehru Park.

Continue to Mani Bhavan, once the residence of Mahatma Gandhi during his visit in Mumbai.This famous site was visited by Martin Luther King, Jr and Barack Obama. With your guide, explore the beautiful two-story structure, which now houses a vast library, a photo exhibition and a diorama depicting the Mahatma's life, as well as well-preserved memorabilia including an old charkha (spinning wheel) that he once used. (Please note that the library is closed on the 2nd and 4th Saturday of every month). Learn how Mani Bhavan was where the Quit India Movement was conceptualized in 1942.

Continue driving approximately 15 minutes to visit a unique feature of Mumbai, Dhobi Ghat, considered the world’s largest outdoor laundromat. Learn how a dhobi is a traditional laundryman who collects people’s dirty linen, washes it and returns it neatly pressed to their doorsteps.

Explore the seemingly endless rows of concrete wash pens. Witness how the clothes are soaked in sudsy water, thrashed on the flogging stones, tossed into huge vats of boiling starch and hung out to dry, and then see the laundrymen ironing and piling the clothes into neat bundles.

On the way back to your hotel, drive past Victoria Terminus, an UNESCO World Heritage Site, and pass the Gateway of India, built to commemorate King George V and Queen Mary’s visit to Mumbai.

Throughout your tour, your expert guide will provide interesting and informative commentary about the places you visit and can answer any questions you may have.

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