Agra Tours & Holidays
Escorted Tours of Agra
While there’s no doubt the iconic Taj Mahal dominates the ancient city of Agra, there’s so much more to this bustling settlement than just one monument.
An Agra holiday is definitely one for the culture vultures, although the city’s location also means visitors will have the chance to explore a multitude of national parks, meander through bustling, colourful bazaars and boutiques, and eat at delectable restaurant, especially on our Tigers & the Taj Mahal tour.
With a Newmarket Holidays escorted tour, you can explore the ancient Mughal forts that are a reminder of Agra’s former status as the epicentre of Indian power. And, of course, there’s the famous mausoleums and other historic buildings that line the banks of the Yamuna River, which are perfect for strolling by and admiring.
While Agra itself is a must-visit, its proximity to Delhi, Jaipur, and Lucknow means you’ll be able to explore these other incredible cities. You’re also not too far from the Himalayan foothills, so if you want to escape from the thrum of these vibrant population centres for a mountain getaway, you’re in luck.
Things to do in Agra
There is no denying that the Taj Mahal is the biggest draw of Agra, however even without the Taj Mahal this city would still be an incredible place to visit. With temples and churches around every corner, as well as exciting markets, Agra is a bustling hub of culture.
Visit the Taj Mahal
Yes, it might be one of the most visited tourist locations in the world, but the Taj Mahal remains popular because it's simply so astounding. Here, you can spend hours wandering through the complex during an Agra Taj Mahal tour and still not see everything it has to offer.
Take a trip to Agra Fort
The rust-red Agra Fort sits imposingly on the edge of the city, and has been everything from a palatial home to a humongous prison in its multi-century history. Although much of it has been lost to sieges and the general wear and tear of time, there’s still plenty to see and do during a tour here.
Ranthambore National Par
While Agra itself is full of incredible sights, it’s also an ideal city to use as a base to visit the unique Ranthambore National Park, where you can spot tigers, lemurs, and a whole host of other truly special wildlife.
Things to see in Agra
Take a look through our gallery of interesting things to see in Agra. From the Taj Mahal to Agra Fort, Agra is a must-visit on any trip to India.
Agra Tour Highlights
Things to see and places to visit on your escorted tour of Agra
Undoubtedly one of the world’s most famous and most beautiful buildings, the Taj Mahal and its pristine gardens sit gracefully just to the east of the maelstrom of the city.
Food and drink in Agra
As a cultural hub, food in Agra uses a unique mix of flavours. Its Islamic past means there’s plenty of Middle Eastern and Turkic influence in the food here, and as such one of the most iconic dishes to try is the jalebi.
Spiralled, orange, delectably crunchy on the outside, and gooey on the inside, the sweets get their distinctive colour from saffron, with each bite like a little taste of heaven. As the longtime epicentre of the Mughal Empire, Mughlai cuisine - a blend of Persian and Indian - is a trademark of Agra’s street stalls and restaurants. Usually served buffet style, make sure to load up your plate with everything you can for a true taste of the city.
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