History of Agra - Small Group Tour

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A guide explaining the history of the place
A guide explaining the history of the place
Tourists gazing upon Agra's history
Tourists gazing upon Agra's history
Group photo
Group photo
Art decors
Art decors
Building exterior
Building exterior
Spices on display
Spices on display
Agra Skyline
Agra Skyline
Tourists on a cycle rickshaw
Tourists on a cycle rickshaw

What To Expect

Get to know Agra the local way, by exploring the city's hidden passageways, bustling spice market and religious mosques and temples. Sample treats at a 200-year-old sweets shop, hop on a cycle rickshaw and learn why Hindu families dress their idols. Hear the legends that have been passed down through generations and learn how modern-day India is reshaping itself. Finish it all up with the spectacular sight of the Taj Mahal from a secret spot.


  • Explore the hidden laneways of Agra, away from the typical tourist sites and routes

  • Get a lesson in Indian history, from the Mughal era to British rule, and get an insider’s perspective on how modern India is changing

  • Learn about Islam and Hindu with stops at both an active mosque and some of the city’s most revered temples

  • Taste some of Agra’s local delicacies such as paan and petha

  • Take a cycle rickshaw ride through the laneways of the aromatic spice market


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Explore beyond the tourist sites on this Agra walking tour that will offer you insight into the real Indian way of life. Trace through history - from the Mughal era to British rule and onwards to today and a rapidly changing modern India.

Start your Agra city tour with a trip back to the 11th century and a lesson in India's military history, as you visit the magnificent Agra Fort and learn about the early foundations of India. From there, gain a better understanding of India's old caste systems and its eradication with a visit to Ambedkar Park.

Fueled by your history lesson, experience the hustle of modern-day Agra with a visit to Agra Fort Railway Station. While the building is historical featuring a mix of British, French and Mughal architecture, today the station is a hectic hub that sees some 90,000 passengers pass through its doors every day.

Next, get an introduction to both Islam and Hinduism with stops at an active mosque as well as one of Agra's most famous temples dedicated to Lord Shiva and attracting some 3,000 devotees daily. Hear the romantic love story of Lord Krishna and Radha, with a stop at the intricately sculptured Radha Krishna Mandir temple.

Take a break from all that exploring and sample some local delicacies at a 200-year-old sweets shop. Learn about the preparation of some of the dishes with a live demo of how to make poori (deep-fried bread - wait, did someone say deep-fried?!).

Next, your Agra tour will take you down the city's narrow, colorful bylanes where vendors sell little idols of gods and goddesses for Hindu home temples. Learn about the unique traditions surrounding these idols - like how they're given a change of clothes every day. From there, take in one of the city's most stunning sights at the beautifully sculptured Musician's Balcony.

Finish your Agra city tour by boarding cycle rickshaws for an aromatic ride through the Rawatpara Spice Market, a busy marketplace constantly bustling with activity and frantic shoppers from the city. Then, head across the river Yamuna for the icing on your Agra experience; a view of the spectacular Taj Mahal at dusk.


  • English speaking guide

  • A bottle of mineral water

  • Snacks

  • Cycle rickshaw ride

  • Gift box of Indian spices and recipes

  • Hotel pick-up and Drop-off


  • Meals and drinks unless specified

  • Tips and gratuities

  • Personal expenses

  • Optional activity costs

Please Note

  • Children 5 years old and below are free of charge.

  • This tour operates as a guaranteed Small Group Tour with a maximum of 8 guests.

  • Please note that hotel pick up is available from Agra city center hotels.

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation: 4 days or more prior to start date of activity.
  • 100% Cancellation Fee (no reimbursement): 3 days or less prior to date of activity.

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