The driver arrived on time to pick us up at the hotel, however, the guide in Agra and Taj Mahal was a bit impatient and only wanted to take us shopping for clothes and marble stuff which we explicitly told him we do not wish to do! He kept insisting and offered again and again if we wish to skip the Agra Fort and instead go shopping where he would take us. This was annoying! I would not recommend taking a guide at all at the Taj Mahal. It is a wonderful place - go on your own! Read about it on Google and save the hassle of an impatient guide.
An amazing day. I was picked up promptly at my hotel by courteous and attentive driver . Journey of 3 1/2 hours to Agra was comfortable in air conditioned car. Picked up guide in Agra for tour of Taj Mahal, visit to marble craftsman's workshop and Red Fort. Guide was well trained, helpful and enjoyable. While a long day it met all my expectations and more.
I must admit that as a single female traveler in India, I was a little nervous about taking the journey to Agra by myself. However, I couldn't have been more pleased. I was picked up right on time by my driver and whisked off to Agra in comfort, including a rest stop along the way for coffee and a washroom. At Agra, we met up with Raju, my guide, who took me through the Taj Mahal and the Red Fort. While I made the trip to see the Taj Mahal, I actually found the Red Fort much more interesting, as it was a place where people actually lived and worked and still do today as opposed to just a mausoleum. But, of course the Taj Mahal is beautiful, too. After the touring, a delicious ala carte lunch at a popular local restaurant, where there were more Indian diners than tourists, so you know it is good and authentic. I was not rushed during my meal at all, though a queue was forming at the door waiting for tables. After my meal, a quiet ride back to New Delhi and the day was done.
Last minute booking for a tour to Agra from Delhi airport. The tour company communicated to me timely with regards to the arrangement as I was arriving from Mumbai and was picked up at Delhi airport.
Rishi, the driver, was in a professional business attire Shirt and Pants despite the 40 degrees weather in Delhi and Agra! Hewas very polite and his driving was safe. I slept sounded throughout the journey without any suddenly jerking/stop of the car
Initially, I was prepared to be driven in a Tata car but was greeted with a cleaned and comfortable Toyota!
Upon reaching Agra, I was greeted warmly by a very experienced tour guide, NC Dutta. He was very knowledgeable with Taj Mahal and Agra Fort. He shared the wonderful stories of Taj Mahal and Agra Fort. Personally, DC is a very warm and friendly tour guide who I respected as a Father. In addition, he knows all the BEST spot to take great photos of Taj Mahal and Agra Fort. I truly enjoyed my tour with DC.
Lastly, the day was ended with another great drive back to Delhi airport. Ended the tour as a satisfied customer!
You do not want to miss out on this experience! We were a group of six loud, sassy women who happened to be traveling in record-breaking heat, but Sunil Day Tours made our trip as comfortable and convenient as possible. Our driver, Kailash, was prompt, spoke great English, an even better driver and always willing to pull over so we could take a picture of a camel or a monkey. Our guide, Ravi, was intelligent, a great story-teller, VERY patient and willing to tailor our tour to our unique needs. The restaurant was an oasis, the day was magical. It is a very long day with 6 hours of driving, but you do not want to miss this experience. Thank you Sunil Day Tours!
Visiting the Taj Mahal was a dream that came true. The driver was on time and very polite, driving safely and not disturbing me at all during the route. My private guide to the Taj Mahal and the Agra Fort was very knowledgeable and pleasant, knowing lots of details about the place. Buffet lunch at a very good and clean restaurant was also included in the price. I definitely recommend it.