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By: Saniya Tour And Travels
Certificate of Excellence
Perfect day trip from Delhi - totally worth it
This is an excellently organized trip. Everything works like clockwork and every little detail is planned for and taken care of. We were pleasantly surprised and impressed every step of the way.
First, we were picked up at our hotel at 7am sharp. In fact, the driver was there a few minutes early. He dropped us at Nizamuddin station and made sure we made it to our seats on the train - the Gatiman Express.
On the train, they had arranged breakfast for us. It was no simple “tea and biscuits”; it was a proper hot breakfast. Water bottles were also provided.
In Agra, we were met by another driver - Rizwan (who would be our driver for the rest of the day), who warmly welcomed us with a garland of fresh and fragrant flowers. Such royal treatment!
After a short ride, we met up with our guide - Mr. Khalid - at a fancy hotel, where we could use the facilities and wash up after the train journey. Another thoughtful addition to the tour.
Through the rest of the day, Mr. Khalid showed us around the Taj Mahal, Agra Fort, and Baby Taj. At each location, he was a treasure trove of information and a lively companion. He went above and beyond his guide duties and also doubled as a photographer with intimate knowledge of the locations for the best photos. After each destination, driver Rizwan would be ready with a couple bottles of ice cold water as we got into the car to head to the next destination. Another thoughtful touch.
The lunch that’s included is a combination barbecue and Indian buffet. It was super tasty and we were so full by the end of it :).
At the end of the day, we were dropped off at a coffee shop for a short break and decompressing after a busy day.
Lastly, driver Rizwan brought us to the train station and walked us to the platform, where we met the tour operator, Mr. Salamat. He showed us to our seats.
We are writing this review on the train back to Delhi, where we are sure to be met by another friendly driver, who will take us back to our hotel.
It’s been an incredible day so far and we thank Saniya Tours and Travels for thinking about every small detail and staffing up with highly professional and friendly people who love their jobs.
San Francisco, California
Taj Mahal tour
We had a tour today with Farid and Gopal as the driver. Farid was very knowledgeable and also a great photographer. Everything went well and we had a great time!
Do not recommended this tour any one !!!!
We would not recommend this Gatiman train tour with Saniya tour & travel !! We booked this tour in Tripadvisor because of they have very good reviews.
First of all our driver Mr. Noshad pickup late in our hotel and after pickup driving to station very crazy.
We arrived in agra and our driver Gopal meet out side gate with our name play card. Driver and car both very good.
On the way we meet our tour guide Mr. Farid he is very informative person, in side taj Manal, Farid told me about Professional photographer. they took good pictures us, we are agree with our guide. Photographer took 90 photos and told me took all pictures they give us nice album complementary, it’s very high cost for 90 photos 9000/- rupees in Indian currency. We asked our tour guide about Photo costing same & he was told me it’s once of life time so you can take all photos.
After Visit Taj Mahal our tour guide told me he will show me some local art about Taj Mahal, but when we been there it’s marble shop and salesmen forced me to purchase some thing because it’s our first time in agra, we told 10 time we are not interested in marbles things after we left this shop.
We stopped for lunch it’s Buffet lunch in Bon berbecue Resturdent it’s very good service.
After food we show second Monuments it’s called Agra fort it’s beautiful monuments again but guide not give me history he just talking about second place there you seen local gems,
we known why they talking about shopping because they get commissions in store,
When we exit agra fort tour guide told me still you have time so you can visit store & he forced me to visit after we been there but we know it’s everything after he drop us in costa coffee and give us time,
Driver pickup in evening drop us in agra station.
We are not recommend this tour company any new clients because they are just working for commissions.
Well worth the trip.
Today we took a private tour to Agra by train. It was fantastic. The tour was very well organised, from beginning to end.
The driver collected us from our hotel and took us to the train station and showed us to our seats in the train.
When we arrived Shahid our driver met us at the station and got our to our car.
Farid our guide was very friendly and really knowledgeable, he really took his time explaining all the information we could ever possibly want to know about the Taj.
He also doubled as a photographer and got me some great shots to show the family when I get home.
The tour is exactly as described. The Taj was wonderful, the fort or agra had beautiful views to the taj and the mini taj was a nice end to the tour.
All in all I would recommend the trip and the guide & driver to anyone looking to experience the Taj. Go and see it for yourself :)
Great trip with very knowledgable guide
Had a great day, well organized and helpful and knowledgable guide! I would recommend this tour to anyone
Really good from the start. Picked us up at 5.30am from our hotel, took us to the Taj Mahal for sunrise to avoid the crowds. His knowledge and facts were so interesting - we learnt all about the history which was fascinating. We then went back to our hotel for breakfast before being picked up again to go to Agra Fort. We stopped on the way at a local jewellers and saw some beautiful embroidery. His knowledge about Agra Fort was also amazing and it was a highly enjoyable tour. We ended with going to a local textiles shop to buy some souvenirs which was great. Would highly recommend doing this tour!!! Well worth it.
Great detailed tour!
Our tour guide Khalid picked us up at 5.30am so we could be amongst the first into the Taj and see it for sunrise. He was very knowledgable and taught us not only about history of the Taj Mahal, but also of wider India!
Highly recommend this tour for small groups or couples looking to learn and not just view the monuments.
Great visit, great guide!
I organised this trip to take the hassle out of a visit to this wondr of the world. My guide Khalid was a great source of information, informing me about the Taj Mahal? The best things to see, what to watch out for etc. He was great at getting my tickets, keeping me informed as to what we were about to do, organising the driver etc. Had a great buffet lunch in the afternoon in which there was time to reflect on a busy, but we organised visit to the wonder of India. I can wholeheartedly recommend this guide to anyone using their services.
Visit to Taj Mahal
A well guided tour of Taj Mahal with express train from Delhi. Khalid is experienced, helpful and knowledgable.
Amazing Taj Mahal Tour
We enjoyed the day trip to Taj Mahal & Agra Fort. Everything was planned nicely by our guide Khalid, who told us many facts & stories about the Taj Mahal. He was very knowledgeable & very good at helping us take perfectly-framed pictures. We left Agra feeling a day well-spent & enjoyable. Lunch was relaxed & delicious too. Thumbs up to Khalid for making it a wonderful tour.
Very thorough and comfortable trip to Agra!
I highly recommend this team! Mr. Naushad, my driver, was right on time in a comfortable and very clean Toyota. Drove me safely to Agra with a pit stop mud way.
In Agra we picked up Mr. Farid who was my guide. It was my honor to get such a knowledgeable and conscientious guide! So much information about the Taj Majal and The Fort. I saw other tourists who weren’t very engaged with their guide... Mr. Farid was very charismatic and interesting.
He also took me to some local shopping and a marble inlay co-op.
Wonderful day for a solo traveler to feel safe and taken care of.
Trip with my mother
Our tour guide farid baaig and our driver shahid have been nothing but excellent and treated us like family
Great tour with malik and bablu
Great tour with the guide and driver. The entire tour was very informative so I recommend all people who plan to visit Taj Mahal! Highly recommended.
Surely the best guidance I could have chosen. The tour was on schedule, from the pick up at the hotel to all the sightseeing points. The driver who took me to the station guided me to my seat in the train. Farid Baig was the tour guide, explained the curiosities and historical facts calmly and patiently, took really nice pictures from my mobile. Bablu, the driver, was always nearby to pick up up for the next visit. The lunch was excellent, barbecue and several buffet options and desserts. Definitely recommend!
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
We really enjoyed this day. Our guide Ali and driver Gopal were great. They showed us the most beautiful parts of Agra, with as a hightlight the Taj Mahal which was absolutely amazing!