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Agra Shah Jahani Mahal palace in Agra Red Fort

Your arrival into Agra will give you your first glimpse of the world-famous Taj Mahal. Spend a couple of days exploring this monument to love (Emperor Shah Jahan built it to house the tomb of his wife Mumtaz Mahal), as well as Agra Fort and Chandni Bazaar. If time allows, visit the ancient ruins of the sandstone city of Fatehpur Sikri.

8 days

Classic Golden Triangle

Explore the culture and history of northern India
Delhi (3 days) Agra (2) Jaipur (3) Delhi
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13 days

India's Golden Triangle & tigers

Taj Mahal and Rajasthan tiger safari
Delhi (3 days) Agra (3) Ranthambore National Park (2) Jaipur (3) Mumbai (2)
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21 days

Classic northern India

The Golden Triangle and Rajasthan by train, plane and automobile
Delhi (3 days) Agra (3) Jaipur (3) Jaisalmer (3) Udaipur (3) Mumbai (3)
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13 days

Golden Triangle and Goa

A journey through India's cultural triangle and Goan beaches
Delhi (3 days) Agra (2) Jaipur (3) Goa (4)
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15 days

Golden Triangle and Rajasthan extended

A journey into the heart of Rajasthan
Delhi (3 days) Agra (3) Ranthambore National Park (2) Jaipur (3) Jodhpur (2) Udaipur (2)
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14 days

Golden Triangle and best of Kerala

India's classic route combined with Keralan adventure
Delhi (2 days) Agra (2) Jaipur (2) Kochi (3) Periyar National Park (2) Kumarakom (3)
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  • Delhi

    Delhi

    Start your Indian adventure in capital city Delhi...
  • Andaman and Nicobar Islands

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  • Rajasthan

    Rajasthan

    The Land of Kings
    Rajasthan is a riot of colours...
  • Kerala

    Kerala

    Exploring God’s own country
    Kerala is one of India’s most beautiful states...
  • Mumbai

    ...
  • Goa

    ...
  • Chennai

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  • Maheshwar

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Things to do in Agra

Our recommended experiences and activities

Visit India’s most impressive fort in Agra
Agra

Visit India’s most impressive fort in Agra

Agra may be more famous for a certain monument to love (hint: the Taj Mahal), but it is also home to the imposing, red sandstone Agra Fort. Built in the 16th century, it was once the residence of the Mughal emperors.

See the Taj Mahal (and beyond)
Agra

See the Taj Mahal (and beyond)

The Taj Mahal, built in the 17th century by Emperor Shah Jahan, may be the best-known of Agra’s historical sights, but it’s certainly not the only one. A visit to the Taj Mahal is a given, but try to spend a little longer in the area and make time for other highlights such as Akbar’s Tomb, Agra Fort and the mosque of Fatehpur Sikri.

Where to go in India

Our recommended places

Delhi

Delhi

Start your Indian adventure in capital city Delhi. Your guide will introduce you to the sights of this grand city, starting with the World Heritage site of Humayun’s Tomb, Gandhi’s eternal flame and the imposing India Gate, a memorial to 82,000 soldiers who died during World War One.

Make sure to explore the narrow streets of Old Delhi, founded in 1639 by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan, who moved the Mughal capital here from Agra. Try street food, marvel at the architecture and absorb your surroundings – it’s crowded and chaotic, but this is the real India.

Rajasthan

Rajasthan

Rajasthan is a riot of colours. From the pink hues of Jaipur to the inky blues of Jodhpur, your first view of kaleidoscopic Rajasthan will be a sensory overload. Known as the Land of Kings because of its Maharaja-filled royal history, the state is crammed with huge medieval forts, shimmering palaces and opulent mansions. It’s history heaven.

However, Rajasthan is more than just its past. Tigers roam its national parks, camel herders still live a nomadic life in its deserts (with the occasional smartphone thrown in) and skilled artisans make handicrafts and textiles that inspire designers around the world. So come and immerse yourself in the colour-soaked India of your dreams.

Kerala

Kerala

Kerala is one of India’s most beautiful states. From its spiderweb of lazy backwaters to the tea-covered hills of the Western Ghats, Kerala’s landscapes are breathtaking – and that’s before you even consider its 600km of coastline and beaches.

However, there is more to Kerala than just natural beauty. This is a place famous for its ecotourism initiatives and its unique culture and traditions, whether houseboats on its waterways or its vibrant Kalaripayattu martial art, said to be a precursor to Kung Fu. Kerala is also home to Ayurveda, a healing therapy using natural herbs that goes back more than 5,000 years. Come to Kerala to nourish both your body and mind.

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