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.
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.
How many days are needed for an Agra tour?
It depends on your interest in this city. Usually, you could discover the highlights of Agra in one day. You may wish to get up early to visit the Taj Mahal at sunrise and then move to Agra Fort and other popular sites in downtown. If you plan to explore this city more deeply, you can add one more day and extend the tour to Fatehpur Sikri or Tomb of Akbar the Great, walk through the local villages or stroll around the nearby bazaars on the second day.
How to travel around in Agra?
The main transportations in Agra are taxi, bus and tuk-tuk like other cities in India. You could easily get around Agra by Tuk-Tuk (Auto-Rickshaw) which is the most economical way undoubtedly. Travel to some places further away, it's better to take a taxi and you could easily get a cab on Ola or Uber. If you decide to take a private tour, there is nothing to worry about. An air-conditioned car with a skilled driver is always at your service.