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Agra Travel Guide

With a diverse landscape and rich religious foundations, India is a vast and exciting country with something to offer every traveler. From the Himalayas to ancient temples, we introduce you to the top 10 places while visiting India. Known for its picturesque scenery and vibrant cultural offerings, India is a country of diverse travel activities. Whether you are looking to immerse yourself in spiritual traditions or fancy an energetic hike in the Himalayas, there are definitely mysteries here you'll want to uncover. Agra, India is 200 km southeast of Delhi and is one of three stops on India's Golden Triangle. Agra is also very well connected via rail and road with other nearby cities and tourist destinations. Agra’s most famous monument is Taj Mahal, known as a monument of love, which Shah Jehan constructed as a mausoleum for his beloved wife, Mumtaz Mahal. Discover the best India has to offer with one of our Trips to India!

Get introduced to many places to visit in Agra. Get indulged in Agra history, the home of the Taj Mahal. Read more about India Travel Guide!

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First time to India? Here Top 10 Tips to Enjoy India Trips

- India is a very rich country is a culture and nature with many Forts. over 65% of Americans choose Golden Triangle Tour as the most famous itinerary of the cities Delhi, Agra and the pink city of Jaipur. Taj Mahal also is one of the icons of India. Kerala and Rajasthan are a great add on your tour.

- Sail the meandering backwaters of Kerala. Explore the national park of Periyar the Tigers Reserve, filled with wildlife of many varieties. Tour the city of Kochi. Book your Kerala Tour Package to Let us take you Into the Exotic from Kochi to Kerala!

- Palaces, Taj and Tigers are one of the North India Tour Packages that will give you the chance to see the tigers up close as you explore Ranthambore National Park. Book your unique Delhi Agra Jaipur Tour to marvel the magnificence of the Taj Mahal and witness Jaipur Temples!

- Make your Rajasthan Tour exceptional through one of our tours to India. Give Memphis Tours a chance to make you discover the famous cities of Rajasthan which are desired to be visited by every tourist coming from abroad. We have designed 13 Days Rajasthan Tour Package to explore the Havelis, palaces, and forts along with beautiful Taj.

- Embark on a South India and enjoy a rich heritage ethnically and culturally distinct from that of northern India. Palm-fringed seashores, fertile rice fields, upland tropical forests, intricately carved temples, and calm ocean lagoons complete the picture.

- Enjoy India and visit the magnificent cities of India: Delhi, Agra, and Jaipur. With one of the most amazing tours to India, embark with the beauty of the Taj Mahal, visit the famous monuments of Jaipur, and explore the magnificence of Agra! Head to Varanasi and discover Bharat Mata, more.

- Beyond the many stone walls of Cochin, along the backwaters of Kerala and deep into the heart of the South of India are many secrets just waiting for you to take this South luxury India vacation. Enjoy your vacation and explore the culture of Alappuzha, Munnar, Palani Hills, Madurai, Thanjavur, and more.

- Explore Indian culture, customs and rituals to understand the uniqueness of the land steeped history.

- Rajasthan Desert love is a desert circuit trip of Rajasthan that covers famous destinations such as Jodhpur, Jaisalmer along with Jaipur, Bikaner and more.

- luxury India trip brings the experience of the wildlife to you, where we move on to such many undisturbed areas where wilderness experience is at its very best. In addition, enjoy the national parks traditionally by jeeps. Staying here will bring you the joys of "the simpler life of bygone ages".

3 Steps to book you tour & confirming reservation

1- Booking a tour is simple, You just need to contact our travel representatives and then you will receive an immediate response giving you the available options and then you can build a tour that will suit your needs.

2- After that, a detailed itinerary that includes all necessary information and plans will be sent to you.

3- At this point, you need to confirm your reservation by paying a deposit. Your reservation will not be confirmed until payment of this deposit is received by Memphis Tours. Finally, The balance of payment will be due on arrival to begin your tour.

what is different about Memphis Tours?

- Our very own India Tour Packages is an amazing combination of customized, sharing, and sharing tours with excellent service and affordable prices.

- We have been delivering dedicated excellent caring customized, Authentic, and sharing tours since 1955

- Serving 200,000 happy satisfied customers annually, pride ourselves on using this experience to create consistently high quality, personalized tour experiences

- Providing easy online secure payments with around the clock human support.

- Delivering the maximum travel experience around the globe with dedicated and caring travel experts.

How much will I have to pay as a deposit for India tour package?
The deposit required will be 25% of the total price of the tour, except during peak travel times around Christmas and New Years, when the deposit will be 50% of the total price.
Is there a discount for booking my tour far in advance?
If you pay the full payment six months before the date of your arrival, we will gladly reduce the quoted cost of your trip by 5%. “Early Bird” rates require full, non-refundable pre-payment. Discounted tours will not be eligible for date changes or refunds.
Is there any surcharge on transactions completed using a debit or credit card?
Memphis Tours Egypt does not charge any additional fees or surcharges on any debit or credit card transactions. We accept Visa and MasterCard.
Is it common to use credit cards in India?
It became more common to use credit cards in India. Credit cards are widely used in India in hotels, many shops, restaurants, and cafes.
Will I be able to exchange dollars, Euros, or other currencies during my tour in India?
There are a large number of banks that can change cash and travelers’ checks in India.
Are there certain vaccinations to be taken before traveling to India?
Immunizations are not required to visit India. However, if you are traveling from an area infected with Yellow Fever, you must have a certificate.
Is there any special dress code to be followed during visiting religious sites in India while experiencing the amazing India tours?
There are not specific clothes to be put on while visiting religious places during India vacation packages. However, modest dress is recommended, and women will be asked to cover their arms and legs.
Can I take pictures of the people, streets, during my tour?
Indians are hospitable, however, it is polite to ask for a permission before photographing someone.
What is the official currency in India?
The official currency of India is rupee. It is advisable to exchange your money through authorized banks and hotels. You might need to convert your rupees back to your own currency, so keep your receipts.
What are the opening hours for sites in India?

- Red Fort: Sunrise to sunset all days of the week (Closed Monday) India Gate: Open to visitors 24 hours a day, but after dark the area surrounding the main monument is cordoned off to visitors

- Jama Masjid: Open from 7 am to an hour before sunset in summer; open from 8 am to an hour before sunset in winter.

- The masjid is closed for half an hour in the afternoon for prayers.

- Amber Fort: Open from 10 am to 5 pm all days Hawa Mahal: Open from 9 am to 4:30 pm all days

- Jaipur City Palace: Open from 9:30 am to 5 pm

- Agra Fort: All days of the week from 6 am to 6 pm

- Taj Mahal: Open from sunrise to sunset all days except Fridays

- Mehrangarh Fort Museum: Open from 9 am to 5 pm all days

- Ranthambore National Park: Open from 6 am to 10 am and from 3 pm to 7 pm all days

- Panna National Park: Open from 6:30 am to 10:30 am and from 2:30 pm to 2:30 pm to 5:30 pm

- Chandni Chowk: Opening and closing times vary according to each store.

- The stores are open all days except Sundays.

Do I need visa to visit India?
Travellers from Bhutan, Maldives and Nepal do not need visa to visit India. Travellers from other countries need to apply for a visa before arriving to India. More than 100 nationalities can apply for a 30 day Electronic Tourist visa or Visa on Arrival before arriving in India. One needs to apply for a 6 months tourist visa for trips longer than 30 days. A tourist visa is valid from the date of issue while the e-visa is valid from the day of arrival to India.
How much should I tip?
In a restaurant, it is good to give between 5%, for an average tip and 10%, for a huge tip. Tipping your tour guide and vehicle driver is completely optional but should be considered if you're provided with great service. If you decide to tip feel free to give what you think your experience was worth. In short tipping in India is a preferred gesture and is considered part of many peoples individuals.
Do you include Taj Mahal on your tours to India?
Yes, we do. We include Taj Mahal on all the tours that cover north India. Our guide will help you learn a lot about Taj Mahal and why and how it was built. Our tours to Agra also include a visit to Agra Fort.
I want to see tigers in India. Do you have trips to India for that?
Yes, we do. There are a number of national parks and wildlife reserves that protect the numbers of this endangered species. We have tours that include visit to Ranthambhore National Park to experience the wildlife in India. We also have private tours that include other parks such as Bandavgarh National Park.
What about the food hygiene in India?
If you abide by the standard rules of food safety, there would be no reason to be worried. Stick to busy restaurants and avoid street food. Indian cuisine is diverse and has a lot of delicious dishes, so do not miss food experience in India. Avoid eating too much spicy food as it might cause you some health issues as Indian cuisine is known for its heavy spices.
How big are your groups of tours to India?
The average group size for our tours is around 15 passengers.
What are the standards of hotels on your trips to India?
Throughout your visit in India, you'll be staying in 4-5 star hotels with a mix of modern and heritage properties.
Is India considered a safe destination ?
India considered a very safe country with a very low crime rate. as general advice, be aware of your personal stuff, surroundings and monitor your Luggage at the airport.Worth noting the country is also safe for female travellers.
What sort of transport do you use?
Mainly, you will be travelling in comfortable private vehicles with air-conditioning. The size of the vehicle depends on the number of the group. There will be a chance to experience local forms of transportation including a rickshaw ride in Delhi and a houseboat ride in Kerala.
When is the best time to enjoy India tours ?
Climate in India varies dramatically from north to south though the dry season is the best time to visit. The months of October to February are the ideal months to visit India, as rainfall is minimal in most parts of the country.
Can I access to the internet during my tour ?
yes, Internet connections are easily accessed in most places in India with good speed, besides, WiFi if available at most hotels and most of cafes.
Can I combine my visit to India with another country?
yes, you can add Dubai, Nepal, Bhutan or Sri Lanka to your tour with our very own selection of India combined tours.
Is India a good destination for traveling with children ?
India is an excellent destination for family travel. you can enjoy the diversity in culture, nature, language and very special dressing style. India has a very special types of tours such as: holiday Packages in Kerala and south India, cultural tours with many forts, palaces and monuments in Delhi, Agra, Jaipur and more. backing to nature and wildlife india is full of national parks in Rajasthan and more. Besides, India has one of the most festivals in the world such as: Holi, Diwali, Vesak, Chhath, Republic day and more. with so many activities for adults, teenagers and children India considered a perfect destination for family travel.
Can I buy memory card for my mobile or camera ?
yes, memory cards are available in most places, cities and towns. India considered one of the technological centers in the world. .
Is English widely used in India ?
yes, English is widely used in India. adults and children in cities can speak English for the usage of commercial, national and political matter. however, India has more than 21 official languages while Hindi if the primary language for 40% of Indians.
what electricity supply used in India ? what kind of plugs are used ?
Electricity supply varies between 230 -240 Volt, with three pin plugs. so, you may need an adapter for your charger.
What different types of hotels are there in hotels in India?
Accommodations for travelers in India fall across a broad range — everything from world class luxury to simple hostel accommodations are available. The nicest hotels compare well with luxury hotels anywhere, coming from international hotel chains like Movenpick, Hilton, Four Seasons, and Sofitel. A step down from these are a variety of local hotels that ranges from luxurious to simple.
If I am not able to complete my trip with Memphis Tours will I receive a refund?
Memphis Tours refund policy is detailed in our Terms and Conditions. The amount refunded depends on how far in advance we are notified about the cancellation.
How should I dress?
It's advisable to dress conservatively, covering your shoulders and legs. For ladies Pack long skirts, dresses, long pants and jeans. As for men Short-sleeved shirts are considered locally to be a little more suitable but t-shirts are fine too.
Should i have insurance before going to India?
Its advised in any case to have insurance when travelling to a foreign country. This definitely applies to India too comprehensive insurance to cover theft, loss and medical situations is advisable. Also if you are planning to rent a motorcycle while in India ake sure that the rental policy at least includes third party insurance.
What about internet/mobile coverage within my South Africa Safari?
It is noted that internet availability across Africa is not the thing of legends with almost only 13.5% of the African population having access to the internet however there is light in the end of the tunnel. There are many solutions that have been created to help facilitate the existence of internet in the continent with solutions such as cybercafés and internet cafes are pretty common across the urban area of many African countries. As for Cellular connection there are a couple of different remedies for that such as Getting a roaming package with the operator that your with ( Vodafone, Orange ….etc.) ,Purchasing a local phone and Sim card to use while on your visit, utilizing telephones or cellphones in your place of accommodation or the area surrounding it.
Is smoking allowed in India ?
In a step to advance the country and lessen the negative effects of smoking Smoking in public places is banned as per Indian law with the penalty being 200.RS.
Is the water Ok to drink in India?
It is advised and locally known not to drink tap water especially from the taps in railway stations. The taps however in most of the monuments are believed to be safer to drink but you're better off with a drink from a bottle of mineral water.
Where is Sirlanka Located?
Sri Lanka Located to the south of India, considered one of most beautiful cities in India, the small island country” Sri Lanka” makes for a perfect destination in Asia.
What are the must see attractions and places in India?
India is an exotic land of spices, Cuisine exploding with aroma and flavour, wonderful architecture and landmarks and as every country, it has an abundance of landmarks to visit. Some of the must-see landmarks in India ar the Famous taj Mahal built by Ustad Ahmed, the Arabian sea in goa, The unique Havelock Islands, Ranthambore national park and its exotic wildlife, Kokata, Thimphu and last but not least Punakha and its mountain kingdom heritage and so much more.
what is the capital of India ?
New Delhi is the capital city of India. It is also referred to as the National Capital Territory or simply NCT.
What is the total area of India ?
The area of India spans over 3.3 million square kilometers.
What are the main religions of India ?
The Major Religions of India are Hinduism, Islam, Christianity, Buddhism, Sikhism, and Jainism.
Which Indian traditional dance is usually performed by men ?
Kathakali is the classical Indian dance traditionally performed by men.
Which Indian City called the "pink city" ?
Jaipur is the famous pink city of India.
What is the name of most famous mosque in New Delhi, as well as the largest one in India ?
Jama Masjid is the famous mosque in New Delhi and the largest also.
Which States are best known for their bandhani Indian work?
The Indian state known for bandhani work is Gujarat and Rajasthan.
How many rases does existed in Indian Traditional dance ?
Indian traditional dance consists of 9 rasas.
How much does Indian visa cost ?
Tourist Visa Fees varies a lot between countries depending on the Global business index and international ease of business reports. according to the partial agreement between the United States and India, the current fee for US citizens is $160 for up to 10 years. Processing is additional and costs $19.90.
What should I avoid in India ?
1. Don’t drink the tap 2. Don’t eat meat 3. Don’t eat uncooked cheese 4. Don’t eat eggs 5. Don’t eat fish…unless you see it caught and cooked 6. Wash/sanitize your hands regularly 7. Eat-in tourist/upscale restaurants
what is the time zone does India follows ?
Indian Standard Time (IST) is the time observed throughout India, with a time offset of UTC+05:30. India does not observe daylight saving time (DST) or other seasonal adjustments.
What is the average living standard of Indian People ?
New Delhi: Despite its large population, and considering its average citizen as “quite poor”, India has been ranked as one of the top 10 wealthiest countries in the world with a total individual wealth of $5,200 billion, a report said. According to the report, it is ranked the 6th wealthiest country with a total wealth of $8,230 billion, whereas the US is the richest nation globally. A very large share of its population lives on less than $3.2 per day, putting India into a lower-middle-income economies category. This contradicts the expectation of meeting the United Nation's Sustainable Development Goals on extreme poverty in due time.
Does India Require a Visa?
Yes. India offers an electronic tourist visa on arrival. You should apply for it at least four days prior to your arrival. The visa cost is $60 and it is valid for entry in the following airports: Bangalore, Chennai, Cochin, Delhi, Goa, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Mumbai, and Trivandrum. Note that it is only valid for single entry for 30 days from the date of arrival.
What Should I Pack with Me When Traveling to India?
It depends in the season of your travel. It is advisable to have a light jacket or layering to accommodate to the varying temperatures, as India has a warm climate during the day and gets cooler during the night. It is advisable to have comfortable shoes as well, like sandals and sportive shoes.
Do your company provide airport pick up and drop up service?
Sure we provide pick-up-from-the-airport and drop-off-at-the-airport services for our clients only and it is included in the package.
What food will I be able to eat in India?
You will definitely enjoy a variety of food, because each region is famous for different techniques, ingredients and spices. In the north, they are famous for their meat dishes, made with chicken or lamb, while in the south, they are famous for vegetarian food. At the coast, seafood is very popular. Surely, India is widely known for its spicy food, but you will find many restaurants prepare a milder meal on the request of their customer. You will also find restaurants serve the western dishes and in most cities like Delhi and Mumbai, they will serve a wide selection of cuisine from Indian to Chinese to even Mexican.
What is the official name of India ?
India's official name is 'Bharat' in Hindi and 'Republic of India' in English.
What is the national currency of India ?
The Rupee (One Rupee=100 paise) is the national currency of India.
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  • Visitors should always wear long trousers or skirts or shorts that reach below the knee and shirts with sleeves when visiting a religious site.
  • it's recommended to try Sari for women and Dhoti for men as they the national clothing outfit.
  • Never give money, gifts or anything else to an Indian with your left hand. The conservative ones may take it as an offense.
  • be careful that your English does not sound too casual or rude to them. Swearing, for instance, is taken quite seriously.
  • Keep a copy of emergency numbers, the all-in-one emergency number is 112. Otherwise, for fire-101, police-102 and ambulance-103.
  • One should pay a visit to the famous Indian Golden Triangle in north, covering Delhi, Agra and Jaipur.
  • Undoubtedly, Mumbai is among your finest options if you’re looking to explore India’s vibrant urban nightlife.
  • A must-do experience in India is travelling by train, as it is a great way to meet local people.
  • Make a trip to Kerala and discover sandy beaches, lush waterways and wildlife reserves.
  • Rajasthan is a must-visit state with its beautiful vibrant cities Jaipur, Udaipur and Jodhpur.
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