Tour of Agra and its Pigeon Keepers
Tour of Agra and its Pigeon Keepers
Tour of Agra and its Pigeon Keepers
Tour of Agra and its Pigeon Keepers
Tour of Agra and its Pigeon Keepers
Tour of Agra and its Pigeon Keepers
Tour of Agra and its Pigeon Keepers
Tour of Agra and its Pigeon Keepers
Tour of Agra and its Pigeon Keepers
Tour of Agra and its Pigeon Keepers
Tour of Agra and its Pigeon Keepers
Tour of Agra and its Pigeon Keepers
Tour of Agra and its Pigeon Keepers
Tour of Agra and its Pigeon Keepers

Tour of Agra and its Pigeon Keepers

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  • Duration

    3 hours

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Earliest Start Time: 10:00 AM Latest Start Time: 3:00 PM

Your tour will begin at the historic rail station constructed during the British Raj as a sojourn for colonial tourists visiting Agra. Across the station, in the heart of old Agra, lies the Jama Masjid. This magnificently proportionate mosque was built in 1648 by Shah Jahan's daughter, Jahanara View More View More

  • Your tour will begin at the historic rail station constructed during the British Raj as a sojourn for colonial tourists visiting Agra. Across the station, in the heart of old Agra, lies the Jama Masjid. This magnificently proportionate mosque was built in 1648 by Shah Jahan's daughter, Jahanara. Here, amongst the hustle-bustle of narrow streets and historic buildings, you will pass through Vaidya Ramdutta Gali which is an old lane dedicated to the memory of a traditional medicine practitioner. Your tour will also take you through Chidiyawala Temple, Patal Hanuman Temple, the Mughal Police station and the famous Kinari Bazaar (jeweller's market). With the end of the walking tour, the 'real' fun begins. You will be taken to interact with a Pigeon keeper, a profession that continues in Agra from the reign of the Mughals where Kabootarbazi was a popular form of recreational sport. A gentle contest,Kabootarbazi was the favourite pastime of many Nawabs infact, the Mughal Emperor Akbar is known for his fascination with the medieval sport which was eventually banned in the country. In 2004, this ban was lifted and the sport was revived by many different schools or traditions of Kabootarbazi. The Kabootarbaz (also known as Khalifa) is an individual who trains 200 to 250 pigeons and then engages them in a flight competition. The competition begins when the Khalifas order their birds to join the other groups of pigeon in the air. As the pigeons take to the skies, their masters direct them with the sound of whistling or a cacophonous burst of 'hurr, hurr' or 'aao, aao'. After a few rounds of flight, the Khalifas start instructing their birds to fly back in their direction. After several rounds, the team that ‘catches’ the maximum pigeons wins.

Pricing related information for the customer

  • Prices are based on minimum 2 adults. If there is just one adult OR if there is one adult + 1 child, please select ‘2’ adults to complete the reservation. We will charge for a minimum of 2 adults.

What is included in the cost

  • Complimentary Mineral Water
  • Private English Speaking Guide
  • Private Air Conditioned Vehicle

What is excluded from the cost

  • Entrance Fees
  • Camera Fees
  • Tips/Gratuity

Tour GuideLines

  • You are requested to make all tour bookings at least 2 working days in advance. Our guide will assist you in buying entry tickets, where required. Please make all ticket and camera payments directly at the customer care centers or booths of the venue. After you book the experience a voucher will be generated and sent to your email ID. The voucher will have all the information, including contact details of the experience provider. A 'No Show' will result in No Refund. The duration of the trip is 4 hours (from pick up to drop off). You will be collected from within the city limits. The ideal time for this experience is between 6:00 A.M. and 6:00 P.M

Cancellation Policy

  • If you cancel 30 days prior there is no cancellation fee
  • If you cancel 29-11 days prior 25% cancellation fee will be charged
  • If you cancel 10-5 days prior 50% cancellation fee will be charged
  • If you cancel 4-1 days prior 75% cancellation fee will be charged
  • Same day cancellation or No Show will result in 100% cancellation fee

  • Your tour will begin at the historic rail station constructed during the British Raj as a sojourn for colonial tourists visiting Agra. Across the station, in the heart of old Agra, lies the Jama Masjid. This magnificently proportionate mosque was built in 1648 by Shah Jahan's daughter, Jahanara. Here, amongst the hustle-bustle of narrow streets and historic buildings, you will pass through Vaidya Ramdutta Gali which is an old lane dedicated to the memory of a traditional medicine practitioner. Your tour will also take you through Chidiyawala Temple, Patal Hanuman Temple, the Mughal Police station and the famous Kinari Bazaar (jeweller's market). With the end of the walking tour, the 'real' fun begins. You will be taken to interact with a Pigeon keeper, a profession that continues in Agra from the reign of the Mughals where Kabootarbazi was a popular form of recreational sport. A gentle contest,Kabootarbazi was the favourite pastime of many Nawabs infact, the Mughal Emperor Akbar is known for his fascination with the medieval sport which was eventually banned in the country. In 2004, this ban was lifted and the sport was revived by many different schools or traditions of Kabootarbazi. The Kabootarbaz (also known as Khalifa) is an individual who trains 200 to 250 pigeons and then engages them in a flight competition. The competition begins when the Khalifas order their birds to join the other groups of pigeon in the air. As the pigeons take to the skies, their masters direct them with the sound of whistling or a cacophonous burst of 'hurr, hurr' or 'aao, aao'. After a few rounds of flight, the Khalifas start instructing their birds to fly back in their direction. After several rounds, the team that ‘catches’ the maximum pigeons wins.

Pricing related information for the customer

  • Prices are based on minimum 2 adults. If there is just one adult OR if there is one adult + 1 child, please select ‘2’ adults to complete the reservation. We will charge for a minimum of 2 adults.

What is included in the cost

  • Complimentary Mineral Water
  • Private English Speaking Guide
  • Private Air Conditioned Vehicle

What is excluded from the cost

  • Entrance Fees
  • Camera Fees
  • Tips/Gratuity

Tour GuideLines

  • You are requested to make all tour bookings at least 2 working days in advance. Our guide will assist you in buying entry tickets, where required. Please make all ticket and camera payments directly at the customer care centers or booths of the venue. After you book the experience a voucher will be generated and sent to your email ID. The voucher will have all the information, including contact details of the experience provider. A 'No Show' will result in No Refund. The duration of the trip is 4 hours (from pick up to drop off). You will be collected from within the city limits. The ideal time for this experience is between 6:00 A.M. and 6:00 P.M

Cancellation Policy

  • If you cancel 30 days prior there is no cancellation fee
  • If you cancel 29-11 days prior 25% cancellation fee will be charged
  • If you cancel 10-5 days prior 50% cancellation fee will be charged
  • If you cancel 4-1 days prior 75% cancellation fee will be charged
  • Same day cancellation or No Show will result in 100% cancellation fee

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