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Taj Mahal Sept 22

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Taj Mahal Sept 22

Hi, Can anyone advise if it is safe for 2 American women to travel from Delhi to the Taj Mahal alone September 22? Also, what is the safest way? Private car or train? Is there a tour group that anyone can recommend? Is there anything to be worried about with the current situation in other countries right now?

Thanks!

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1. Re: Taj Mahal Sept 22

Hi BeachTraveler,

I am envious of you, as we just came back from India last month and the Taj Mahal was certainly a highlight! It is perfectly safe for you to travel alone with your partner. The situations going on right now with the anti-american protests are isolated incidents. The safest, easiest and most convienient way for you to travel to Agra and back would be to hire a car and driver. This is quite easy to do, if you know you have a trustworthy and responsible agency to work with. We used Icon India Tours, which I highly recommend. http://www.iconindiatours.com/

Literally all you have to worry about is sitting back and relaxing and enjoying your trip! If you have any questions, please PM me and I would be happy to answer them.

Jo

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2. Re: Taj Mahal Sept 22

You can travel and is safe. You can travel by train, by car or by bus. Delhi to agra is very well connected. Make an overnight trip to see the Taj at sunrise or in morning.

deepak

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3. Re: Taj Mahal Sept 22

No need to worry about the safety ....India is still safe...you continue with your trip plan....If u have time a night is suggested otherwise a day visit can be done by car or by train.....early morning train gives plenty of time for the s/s in Agra.Traveling by car on a new Express way takes 7-8 hoursto and fro.

Thanks and Regards

Rashidagra

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4. Re: Taj Mahal Sept 22

I will suggest also to stay ovenight at Agra instead of doing day excursion. This is not expensive destination. You will get a better hotel in reasonable price than Delhi.

Sunrise or Sunset is amazing for visit highlight of your India visit. You can take always help of locals like Deepak and Rashid. They are experts to arranging best visits for many years

It is 100% safe to visit Agra - India

Cheers

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5. Re: Taj Mahal Sept 22

No need to worry about safety. India is safer than other countries. Same day Agra trip is good and it can be done, by car, Shatabdi Express train or by bus also. There are various bus services from Delhi which operates same day tour to Agra. Sunrise and sunset is the best time to enjoy the beauty of Taj. For this you should have 1 night stay at Taj. You can get good hotel at Agra on reasonable price. Deepak and Rashid are local in Agra. You can take their help if you need.

Happy Holidays!!

Amarjeet

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6. Re: Taj Mahal Sept 22

for safety just few points keep in mind

Avoid late night outing.

Dont be much freindly with strangers and dont eat anything offered by strangers.

Go with good reliable company/person for arrangements.

Cheap things bring a lot of hustle in India.

Avoid to wear shorts so that people dont staring at u all the time.

happy journey

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7. Re: Taj Mahal Sept 22

Thanks everyone! I ended up booking a same day car tour with culture holidays. The train was already fully booked for saturday.

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8. Re: Taj Mahal Sept 22

They do many same day tours successfully this a good part of the company the other is they don't pay or may be half wages to their guides in Agra.

Rashidagra

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9. Re: Taj Mahal Sept 22

very bad...they eat part of poors.

10. Re: Taj Mahal Sept 22

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