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Agra Day Trip from Delhi

May 21, 2023
Agra day trip from Delhi - Taj Mahal

Welcome to the Agra day trip from Delhi by private taxi @ 5,300 ₹ /per car. This exhilarating journey takes you from the bustling city of Delhi to the enchanting city of Agra, where you’ll explore the iconic Taj Mahal, Agra Fort, and other cultural treasures. It’s an ideal option for those with limited time who want to witness the splendour of Agra’s UNESCO World Heritage sites.

Agra Day Trip from Delhi – Suggested Itinerary


1: Departure from Delhi: Start your day early in the morning to maximize your time in Agra. The distance between Delhi and Agra is approximately 230 kilometres, and it takes around 3-4 hours to reach by road, depending on the traffic.
2: Visit Taj Mahal: Upon reaching Agra, head straight to the Taj Mahal, one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Spend ample time exploring this magnificent marble mausoleum, known for its architectural beauty and rich history. Consider hiring a local guide for a more informative experience.
3: Explore Agra Fort: After visiting the Taj Mahal, make your way to Agra Fort, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This historic fort complex showcases Mughal architecture and offers stunning views of the Taj Mahal from certain vantage points. Take your time to explore the various palaces, courtyards, and gardens within the fort.
4: Lunch: Enjoy a delicious lunch at a local restaurant in Agra. There are several restaurants offering a variety of Indian and Mughlai cuisines to satisfy your taste buds.
5: Visit Itmad-ud-Daulah’s Tomb (Optional): If time permits, you can visit Itmad-ud-Daulah’s Tomb, also known as the Baby Taj. This beautiful tomb is often referred to as a draft of the Taj Mahal and features intricate marble work and delicate carvings.
6: Return to Delhi: After exploring the main attractions of Agra, begin your return journey to Delhi. Depending on your preference, you can depart in the late afternoon or early evening. At the end of the day, return to Delhi to cherish the memories and experiences of your whirlwind trip to Agra. Whether you’re interested in history, culture or photography, the Agra day tour from Delhi promises an unforgettable adventure filled with architectural wonders, captivating stories and timeless beauty. So, sit back, relax and get ready for this unforgettable journey that will stay with you for a lifetime.
Agra day trip from Delhi - Taj Mahal

Agra Day Trip from Delhi –  Important Tips:

A: Start your trip early to avoid traffic and make the most of your time in Agra.
B: Purchase entry tickets in advance to skip the queues at the Taj Mahal and Agra Fort.
C: Dress modestly and carry sun protection as Agra can get quite hot, especially during summer months.
D: Stay hydrated and carry water bottles with you.
Note: This itinerary is based on Delhi Agra same day tour. However, please keep in mind that spending more time in Agra will allow for a more relaxed and comprehensive experience of the city’s attractions.
Agra day trip from Delhi - Agra Fort

Agra Day Trip from Delhi – Popular Tourist attractions in Agra:

1: Taj Mahal: The Taj Mahal is a white marble mausoleum built by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his wife Mumtaz Mahal. It is one of the Seven Wonders of the World and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The best time to visit is early morning or late afternoon to avoid the crowds.
2: Agra Fort: Agra Fort, also known as the Red Fort, was built by Emperor Akbar in 1565. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is famous for its impressive architecture, intricate carvings, and stunning views of the Taj Mahal.
3: Fatehpur Sikri: Fatehpur Sikri is a UNESCO World Heritage Site located about 40 km from Agra. It was built by Emperor Akbar in the 16th century and is famous for its stunning architecture and intricate carvings.
4: Itmad-ud-Daula: Itmad-ud-Daula is a tomb located on the eastern bank of the Yamuna River. It is often referred to as the “Baby Taj” due to its similar design to the Taj Mahal.
5: Mehtab Bagh: Mehtab Bagh is a garden located across the Yamuna River from the Taj Mahal. It offers a beautiful view of the Taj Mahal at sunset and is a popular spot for photographers.
6: Akbar’s Tomb: Akbar’s Tomb is located in Sikandra, about 10 km from Agra. It is the tomb of Emperor Akbar and is a beautiful example of Mughal architecture.
Agra day trip from Delhi - Taj Entrance Gate

Agra Day Trip from Delhi – Entrance fees to tourist places in Agra:

1: Taj Mahal: Indian citizens: INR 50 Foreign nationals: INR 1300 Children (below 15 years): Free
2: Agra Fort: Indian citizens: INR 40 Foreign nationals: INR 600 Children (below 15 years): Free
3: Fatehpur Sikri: Indian citizens: INR 35 Foreign nationals: INR 550 Children (below 15 years): Free
4: Itmad-ud-Daula: Indian citizens: INR 20 Foreign nationals: INR 310 Children (below 15 years): Free
5: Mehtab Bagh: Indian citizens: INR 10 Foreign nationals: INR 300 Children (below 15 years): Free

Note: These fees are subject to change, and there may be additional fees for photography or videography.

In summary, an Agra day trip from Delhi is an opportunity to experience the architectural splendour and historical significance of India’s past. Even if time is short, the memory of the beauty of the Taj Mahal and the grandeur of the Agra Fort lingers long after the trip is over, offering a snapshot of India’s glorious heritage in a single day.

Agra day trip from Delhi - Taj Mahal back side view