Agra Beyond Taj: A Half-Day Tour of Kachhpura Village

Private & Custom Tours in Delhi

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This five-hour private tour will take you through parts of Agra that are rarely explored today. While you will cover the Taj and Agra Fort, the tour will also include an excursion to Kachhpura village where you can interact with locals, watch a street-play and get a glimpse of the local culture. You will also visit Humayun's mosque, the wells of Baoli, Gyarah Sidi and Mehtab Bagh. You will travel in a fully air-conditioned vehicle with an English speaking guide and receive complimentary mineral water.
You will embark on this tour with a visit to the Taj Mahal. Built by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan as a symbol of dedication to his wife, Mumtaz, the monument is internationally known for its elegant extravagance. Your next stop will be the Agra Fort. Built-in 1565 by Shah Jahan's father, Akbar, the red sandstone structure is almost sister to the Red Fort of Delhi. While these two monuments are popularly known, this tour intends to explore unchartered territories as well. A narrow bridle path through the agricultural fields of Mehtab Bagh will guide you towards the ancient village of Kachhpura where you will take a walking tour. Not only does this village offer an opportunity to venture into less commercial areas of Agra but it also serves as a rich source of Mughal Indian history. Next, your guide will take you to Humayun's Mosque, the historical wells of Baoli and Gyarah Sidi, which is a fascinating structure carved from a single stone at the edge of the River Yamuna.You will also see the traditional art form of Sanjhi where paper stencils are used to create drawings on walls, usually by young girls.The central courtyard of Kachhpura is its major attraction. Here, you can witness for yourself, the traditions and customs of the people and you will also have the chance to interact with them. The locals will also organize a special street-play performance for you. The walk will end at the lovely Mehtab Bagh which is situated on the opposite bank of Taj Mahal and offers a lovely view of the monument.

What’s included

  • Driver/guide
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transport by air-conditioned private vehicle
  • Bottled water

What’s not included

  • Gratuities
  • Camera Fees