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You’ll begin your trip to Agra early in the morning and that most Indian of transport – the train. India’s rail network is spread over 115,000km and transports 23 million people each day. You’ll be journeying from the comfort of a first-class carriage, but you’ll still take in the sights, sounds and smells of travel in India.

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.

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  • Delhi


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

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  • Rajasthan


    The Land of Kings
    Rajasthan is a riot of colours...Read more
  • Jodhpur


    Known as the Blue City, Rajasthan’s second largest city is dominated by the formidable 15th century Mehrangarh Fort...Read more
  • Jaipur


    Known as the pink city, Jaipur is a Rajasthani royal city that offers spellbinding sights and sounds...Read more
  • Ranthambore National Park

    Ranthambore National Park

    Located in the heart of Sawai Madhopur district, Ranthambore National Park is a tiger reserve and former hunting ground of maharajas...Read more
  • Ajabgarh

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  • Nagaur

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  • Narlai

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  • Udaipur


    The City of Lakes is undoubtedly the most romantic place in Rajasthan...Read more
  • Delwara

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  • Jaisalmer


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  • Pushkar

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  • Bundi

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  • Kerala


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


    The port city of Kochi (also known as Cochin) is Kerala's biggest conurbation, but is actually made up of a collection of tiny islands and outcrops...Read more
  • Munnar

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  • Eravikulam

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  • Kumarakom


    Kumarakom is the perfect jumping off place for houseboat tour in Kerala...Read more
  • Alleppey

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  • Thekkady

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  • Periyar National Park

    Periyar National Park

    Found near Thekkady in the Western Ghat mountains, Periyar National Park is home to sought after populations of elephants and tigers...Read more
  • Kottayam

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  • Varkala

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  • Mangalore

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  • Kannur

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  • Wayanad

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  • Cheruthuruthy

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  • Kollam

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  • Mumbai

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  • Goa

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  • Chennai

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  • Maheshwar

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Classic Golden Triangle

Explore the culture and history of northern India
Approx. 8 days
Delhi (3 days) → Agra (2) → Jaipur (3)
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India's Golden Triangle & Tigers

Taj Mahal and Rajasthan tiger safari
Approx. 13 days
Delhi (3 days) → Agra (3) → Ranthambore National Park (2) → Jaipur (3) → Mumbai (2)
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Classic Northern India

The Golden Triangle and Rajasthan by train, plane and automobile
Approx. 21 days
Delhi (3 days) → Agra (3) → Jaipur (3) → Jaisalmer (3) → Udaipur (3) → Mumbai (3)
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Golden Triangle and Goa

A journey through India's cultural triangle and Goan beaches
Approx. 13 days
Delhi (3 days) → Agra (2) → Jaipur (3) → Goa (4)
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Golden Triangle and Rajasthan Extended

A journey into the heart of Rajasthan
Approx. 15 days
Delhi (3 days) → Agra (3) → Ranthambore National Park (2) → Jaipur (3) → Jodhpur (2) → Udaipur (2)
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Golden Triangle and Best of Kerala

India's classic route combined with Keralan adventure
Approx. 14 days
Delhi (2 days) → Agra (2) → Jaipur (2) → Kochi (3) → Periyar National Park (2) → Kumarakom (3)
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Things to do in Agra

Our recommended experiences and activities

Visit India’s most impressive fort in 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!)

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

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