Trip Planning FAQs
What is the best way to travel from Delhi to Agra?
It is quite convenient to travel from Delhi to Agra. You have several options like bus, flight and train. Taking a private car is also a good choice. The distance between the two cities is about 200km and it takes around 3-4 hours. While, for a quick and safe trip, you are suggested to try the Gatimaan Express train. It departs from Delhi at 08:10am and arrives at Agra at 09:50am which is the fastest train in India. If you don't plan to stay over in Agra for your Agra trip, you could also take the fast train back in the late afternoon. You gonna love it.
When is the best time of the day to visit Taj Mahal?
Taking an Agra tour, Taj Mahal is definitely the site you can't miss. Taj Mahal opens from 30mins before sunrise and closes 30mins before sunset every day except Friday. No matter what time of the day to visit, it will be a great experience for you. A sunrise visit at Taj Mahal is always recommended. Less crowded with pleasant temperature, it is really the best time to visit. If you are a photography enthusiast and you are early enough, you may have an opportunity to shoot more beautiful pictures there. Moreover, this white-marble monument turns in pink, red and then golden with the sun rising. It looks breathtakingly wonderful and you must be marveled at the majestic Mughal architecture.
How much time is needed for Taj Mahal?
It's hard to tell how much time is needed. It depends on your own interest in it. If you want to explore Taj Mughal in depth and enjoy the beauty of this magical architecture, 2 hours are sufficient. If you are a photography lover, it definitely takes more time. While, the entrance ticket is usually valid for 3 hours. If Agra Fort is also included in your Agra tour package, you need at least half a day.
Is it possible to take a night visit to Taj Mahal?
Yes. A night visit to Taj Mahal is possible and it is absolutely a highlight in your Agra tours. While, it doesn't work every day and it is not easy to get such a chance. The night visit is only allowed for 5 days in a month, the full moon night as well as 2 nights before and 2 nights after that. It opens from 20:30 to 00:30 and only 400 visitors have the opportunity to view this monument at a certain distance.
Compare to the colorful and vibrant Taj Mahal in the daytime, the white-marble mausoleum stands there silently under the moonlight, which looks like a diamond. You will be impressed by such a special experience.
What are the popular attractions to visit in Agra?
Agra, a city with rich history, has a lot of must-see attractions. The most worthy site is definitely the world famous Taj Mahal, and you will be amazed by its majestic design and delicate carvings. What's more, you cannot miss the Agra Fort - built in red-sand stone which is a typical Mughal architecture. You could enjoy the beautiful view of Taj Mahal at balcony here.
Fatehpur Sikri - another UNESCO World heritage site, is also a key point in your Agra tours. It is a small town which was founded as the capital city for Mughal emperor Akbar and finally abandoned.
If time permits, you could also watch the Taj Mahal sunset view at Mehtab Bagh, pay a visit to Baby Taj- Tomb of Itimad Ud Daulah, try a tuk-tuk to Akbar's Tomb and enjoy the flavors of Mughlai Cuisine etc… So many things you could experience there. In a word, you won't be regretted for taking an Agra tour and it will be a memory for rest of your life.