We took an all inclusive package (private vehicle, entrance ticket, private tour guide, buffet lunch). We started with chauffeur Omkar Singh from Delhi at 4 AM, and reached Brindavan around 7 AM. We took a small break in between for early morning tea. We headed to Krishna Janmabhoomi, the guide Anil Sharma explained us every detail of the place’s history. He is very knowledgeable and well read guide. He was able to answer all our queries. We visited next Prem Mandir, this is one of the most prettiest temple we have ever seen. The only regret is that we should have seen this temple in the night in all its glory. The next stop in Brindavan was Banke Bihari temple. The temple was very crowded but our guide Anil Sharma took us to a different less crowded entrance through which we were able to manage to get darshan. We got the darshan but we didn’t get to see the outside temple view.
Next we stopped in Agra for lunch. We opted for the Veg Indian cuisine. The lunch included soup, four different curries, rice, naan and gulab jamun for desserts, the portions were large and tasty. I would suggest the restaurant that they should serve local to Agra delicacies too, so that it would be memorable for the customers.
We next met Subash Sharma our Agra guide. He too was very knowledgeable about the Taj Mahal history. He had pre-arranged a photographer for us. The photographer knew all the different viewpoints of Taj Mahal. We had to bargain with the photographer for a reasonable package. The sunset view of Taj Mahal was breathtaking. Our guide Subash Sharma was kind enough to take our photos as well. When we were busy taking pictures he also took care of our daughter. After the Taj Mahal visit, we went to handicraft emporium, where the experienced artisans showed us the marble in lay work. This explained us all the colorful markings on the Taj Mahal. It was very interesting to see all the different stones were imported from different parts of the world. I loved the Indian red coral stone.
Our chauffeur Omkar Singh was very prompt and was always before time. His driving was safe, he made us reach places on-time. He had kept the car very clean, tidy and smoke-free. He also took care of our 6 year old daughter needs. Throughout the trip he was very courteous, well behaved, gentle and kind.
I would definitely recommend this tour for anyone interested.