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8 Delhi Side Trips to Book Online from Viator

Popular Viator Tours Around Delhi

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The great thing about Delhi as a destination is that there are plenty of other tourist places around Delhi that are very accessible. Once you've seen all the top Delhi attractions, make sure you venture further afield on one of more side trips from Delhi.

Pre-booking is a good idea to save on time and hassle. All these tours are private tours offered by Viator, the Internet's premier resource for tours in more than 75 countries worldwide. They deliver your tickets online and guarantee the lowest possible prices. Customer reviews of each tour are also provided on their website. Viator also offers a wide range of popular Delhi city tours.

1. Kingdom of Dreams

Kingdom of Dreams

Located in Gurgaon near Delhi, the Kingdom of Dreams is one of India's top amusement parks and entertainment destinations that brings together the carnival that is India. During this private tour from Delhi, discover the customs, crafts, cuisine and arts of India’s many states as you stroll along the center's indoor boulevard -– Culture Gully. Enjoy a performance of a Bollywood musical, and finish of your tour by watching short cultural performances showcasing Indian epics and social events. The duration of this tour is approximately six hours.

2. Taj Mahal and Agra Fort Day Trip

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If you have a spare day, a side trip from Delhi to the evocative Taj Mahal is a must! Not only is the Taj Mahal India's most recognized monument, it's one of the top historical attractions in India as well. Leave early in the morning, and you can be back in Delhi in the evening. The duration of this trip is approximately 12 hours.

3. Taj Mahal, Agra Fort and Fatehpur Sikri Day Trip

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The deserted Mogul capital of Fatehpur Sikri can also be visited on a day trip from Delhi, in combination with the Taj Mahal and Agra Fort. A city that was once the proud capital of the Mughal Empire in the 16th century, Fatehpur Sikri now stands deserted as a well preserved ghost town. It was abandoned by its occupants after only 15 years due to insufficient water supply. The duration of this trip is approximately 13 hours.

4. Taj Mahal, Agra Fort and Kachhpura Village Day Trip

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As well as the Taj Mahal and Agra Fort, explore Itmad-ud-daulah's Tomb (often referred to as the "Baby Taj") and go on a Mughal heritage walk though the rural village of Kachhpura. Attractions include Humayun's Tomb and Mehtab Bagh. You'll also get a fascinating glimpse into village life and culture. The duration of this trip is approximately 20 hours.

5. Agra, Fatehpur Sikri and the Taj Mahal at Full Moon

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See Agra's most renowned structures on guided visits to UNESCO World Heritage listed sites such as Agra Fort, Fatehpur Sikri and the Taj Mahal. Best of all, visit the Taj Mahal at night and enjoy a once-in-a-lifetime experience of viewing it lit up by a full moon! Accommodations are provided in a three star hotel. The duration of this tour is one night/two days.

6. The Golden Triangle

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The Golden Triangle -- comprised of Delhi, Agra, and Jaipur -- is India's most popular tourist circuit. Roughly located an equal distance of around 200-250 kilometers (125-155 miles) from each other in northern India, the cities provide a classic and unforgettable introduction to the country and its charms. What also makes the Golden Triangle a great tourist circuit is its accessibility. The duration of this tour is three nights/four days.

If you have a few more days spare, you can add the painted havelis of Mandawa (in the Shekhawati region) to you tour, or add Pushkar to your tour.

7. Amritsar, Golden Temple and Wagah Border

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This tour will take to Amritsar, one of the top spiritual destinations in India and home to the beautiful Golden Temple. You'll also get to attend the nightly Wagah border ceremony between India and Pakistan. Travel to Amritsar is by first class train, and accommodations are provided in three, four, or five star hotels. Afternoons are free to explore Amritsar and Delhi on your own. The duration of this tour is three nights/four days.

8. Holi Festival Experience in Mathura

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If you're going to be in India during the annual Holi festival (known as the Festival of Colors), Mathura and Vrindavan are amongst the best places to celebrate Holi. You'll get to watch theater groups reenacting Holi scenes, and Hindu priests throwing colored water and marigold garlands over devotees at Banke Bihari Temple in Vrindavan. Of course, you can participate in the color throwing as well. Be sure to bring clothes that you won't mind getting stained! The duration of this tour is one night/two days.

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