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About Agra Heritage Walks
Agra is a beautiful city but can be boring for visitors who want more substantial activities.
That’s why we bring to you the people of Agra as your guides. Come explore the city in a new way with our walking tours that are lead by local artists.
These tours are a great choice for visiting students or anyone interested in experiencing India beyond just the tourist spots!
– Tahir Ahmed, Founder | Agra Heritage Walks
Experiences Travellers Love
Our walks are not guided, rather they are storytelling sessions that let you know more about the history of the region as it unfolds on a walk between artisans’ workshops and cultural spaces such as temples, mosques and dargahs.
These walks take you beyond the touristy places, you get introduced to the city through these creative walks led by artists from Agra.
9. March, 2020.
Great team with extensive knowledge of Agra After taking this tour, we took several other tours with the same group. All the tours were great. The guides are all super-friendly and helpful. They took us places we would never have found on our own. We got some great items at the shops they took us to as well. Can't recommend checking this group out enough.
23. January, 2020.
Great experience!! Recommended by Indian friend .we met this guys for Taj Mahal tour. Despite the horrible weather..tour was so much fun and interesting! They do it passionately and it comes to you! They're both interested in givin' something special of they're homeplace..and taking something of yours! Definitely more than a tour!
16. December, 2019.
Deep learning of the city I had a great time learning about this ancient city in depth with my guide Tahir and a local friend. Tahir knows well the history, the community and the hidden gems in this city that my local friend has no knowledge of. So if you are interested in some in-depth learning of Agra, I bet you have no better alternative source! 🙂
15. December, 2019.
Agra heritage tour with Tahir Tahir is the best ambassador Agra could have hoped for. We went with him on a exploration journey at Taj Mahal; and later the 'Rise of Mughals' tour at Sikandara. One can not miss his command on the language, the history and the understanding of the local culture. He takes us through the Mughal history pages with effortless ease and also makes us think about how the psychology and behaviour of the rulers and the elites remain the same whether we are talking about ancient era or the modern times. His love for Agra, the city he lives in and works in is very obvious in whatever he says and does. I was thinking about Taj and Agra fort as the only places worth visiting in Agra till I met Tahir. He has definitely got us interested in exploring multitude facets that the city has to offer; and we are definitely going there again for a more prolonged stay now. Tahir is a great guide, a great communicator; but most importantly, he is a great human being always ready to help us and make our stay in Agra comfortable. Thank you, Tahir, for helping us get acquainted with the real Agra culture.
8. December, 2019.
Agra 101 was so much fun We met Tahir at the Coral Tree Home Stay and learned about his tours. We had a most interesting day touring old Agra, AKA “The City”. We learned so much and had a most enjoyable afternoon with Tahir. If you like to interact with the locals and have an authentic experience from a knowledgeable and passionate person, you will enjoy this tour. Questions are encouraged and the tour is delivered from the heart. Tahir’s family has lived in Agra forever and he knows the ins and outs of the city. He is an excellent guide and we left feeling like friends. I would most definitely recommend booking a tour with him. If I had another day in Agra, I would!
5. November, 2019.
An excellent way to see Agra beyond Taj Mahal Hi, my name is Afaq and I visited Agra with my family of four. I had been to the city earlier but it was the first time that I was visiting the city with my family and I wanted it to be special, a friend of mine recommended the poetry tour by Agra heritage walks and we were keen to look at the city through the eyes of a poet Anal Jha who was our host and opened the city through his excellent poetic imagination to us. Anal and his group have good rapport with locals and we were extended that love and warmth where different poets of the city opened their homes to us. I would highly recommend this tour to people who want to go beyond the tourist trail in Agra.
9. October, 2019.
Poetic Tales of Agra Poetry has always been an element of fascination for me. Attending the poetry walk opened new insights about how one can explore our history and heritage through poetry. Meeting Meer, Ghalib and Nazeer in few hours of walking & talking was an experience beyond words... Thanks ?
11. September, 2019.
A local and loveable perspective Agra heritage walk offers an adventure in the narrow and quaint streets of Agra to make us discover its unique charm through the perspective of some artists, who love this city and make us fall in love with it too. Those artists make us look beyond the famous Taj Mahal to see the endless wonders of the heritage of Agra that history left behind. Also, keep your eyes widely opened cause you'll see a lot of magical everyday scenes within the chaos of this fuzzy city. So go have a sip of the best chaï of Agra, do not forget to pass by the old mosque and always end a walk with a flute piece and I promise you won't be disappointed.
17. May, 2019.
Unexplored Untouched Amazing Agra I had always heard and thought about Agra in a very limited perspective which was mostly limited to Taj and the fort. I have always wanted to explore the cities that go beyond the usual spots and that's why I chose Agra Heritage Walks as they came highly recommended from few friends who had visited the city. I was impressed by the teams passion towards the city and the way they convert the history into beautifully crafted stories. They are resourceful as they have access to each and every household and they know most people in the old city. The music and food at the tour was wonderful. Highly recommend this walk to every one.
9. May, 2019.
Une passionnante découverte de la ville, loin des clichés Agra Heritage Walks propose une découverte non-touristique de la ville. Tahir est profondément passionné par sa ville et passionnant dans sa façon de le transmettre. Au delà de la traditionnelle carte postale du Taj Mahal, il nous emmène voir la beauté partout dans la ville, au détour des rues et des rencontres inopinées. On part à la découverte des différents héritages de cette cité, de son artisanat et de sa cuisine locale. Autant dire que ses visites mettent en éveil tous les sens ! Et elles offrent l'occasion d'une vraie rencontre avec les artisans et petits commerçants de la ville.