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Experience hosted by Kunal

7.5 hoursHosted in English
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Up to 8 people
Includes food and tickets

What you'll do

NOTE: This is a full day tour, we leave from Agra at around 8am and back by 4pm. This tour is ideal for those of you who plan to spend more than just a day in Agra. If you like architecture, history, off the beaten track places then you would thoroughly enjoy this tour.
During this tour we will be visiting three Hindu temples (6th to 10th century) within two hours driving distance from Agra. I have named them 'The Bateshwara Temple Circuit' which comprises of Bateshwara Temples (ruins like Angkor Wat in Cambodia), Garh Padhavali (carvings) and Mitawali (inspired the design of the Parliament House in Delhi). The temples are devoid of mass tourism. The area had a bad reputation for bandits but they are long gone leaving behind some incredible Indian history and architecture.
Our first stop will be the Bateshwar Temple ruins followed by Garhi Padhavali and finally Mitawali temple.
Due to the remoteness of this location, roads may be bad and tourist friendly facilities are not like those in Agra or Delhi. You will need to have a flexible and patient mindset. But hopefully after seeing these beautiful ancient temples you will forget the pains it took to get here. Thank you
Other things to note
Please message me before you book this experience. Due to corona we will be driving to the temples in separate cars, if you need help booking taxis let me know. I can help connect / book reliable taxis once you book my experience. Road conditions may be bad in patches, please be patient
NOTE: This is a full day tour, we leave from Agra at around 8am and back by 4pm. This tour is ideal for those of you who plan to spend more than just a day in Agra. If you like architecture, history, off the beaten track places then you would thoroughly enjoy this tour.
During this tour we will be visiting three Hindu temples (6th to 10th century) within two hours driving distance from Agra. I have named them 'The Bateshwara Temple Circuit'…

What's included

  • Food
    Bottled water, juice, aerated non alcoholic beverages and cookies. Please b...
  • Tickets
    Guide fees & Entrance tickets to historical places

Meet your host, Kunal

Host on Airbnb since 2014
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In my previous life I must have been a Chambal native, probably even a daku (dacoit / bandit) - This is what my friends jokingly compare me to knowing my passion for all things Chambal (the region aruound the Chambal River) - its natural and built heritage, people, food, it's not so glorious past but jaw dropping present. As a tour operator specializing in this region, I've visited this wild-wild west for the past 5 years (see my other tour) having taken several guests including journalists. My ancestors came from here and when not exploring India, you'd find me hanging out on the Chambal.

For more photos, visit my Instagram handle: @travelwith.in
In my previous life I must have been a Chambal native, probably even a daku (dacoit / bandit) - This is what my friends jokingly compare me to knowing my passion for all things Chambal (the region aruound the Chambal River) - its natural and built heritage, people, food, it's not so glorious past but jaw dropping present. As a tour operator specializing in this region, I've visited this wild-wild west for the past 5 years (see my other tour) having taken several guests including journalists. My…
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Where you'll be

Bateshwara Temples are a group of 200. Some recently restored others still in ruins.
Garhi Padavali is an intricate Shiva temple surrounded by a fortress.
Mitawali temple is on top of a hill. It's said to have inspired the design of the Parliament House in Delhi
These temples are in a remote area and roads are bad. There are also no tourist friendly facilities here, you will need to be flexible and patient. Thank you

1 review

Michael
January 2020
Kunal was more than just a tour guide. He was open to answer any and all of our questions about our experiences and or observations of India regardless of topic. We had many interesting conversations ranging from personal to historical. He is very well traveled and has had many diverse cultural experiences. He is well versed in the local temple mythologies as well as the habitats and wildlife that survive in the surrounding area. He is passionate about protecting and educating locals and tourists about these sacred unique areas providing an exhilarating and extensive local tour that is unique and fun. We recommend this tour full heartedly!
Kunal was more than just a tour guide. He was open to answer any and all of our questions about our experiences and or observations of India regardless of topic. We had many intere…

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 8 guests ages 8 and up can attend.

What to bring

Packed breakfast and/or lunch

Sun glasses, sun screen and hat/cap, mosquito repellent