I’m Vivek, and today I’m going to share with you my one-day experience of Delhi to Agra with Udhbhav, my fellow traveller. In October 2023, we stayed in a nice hotel, hired an AC cab, and explored the fascinating monuments of Agra with style on a limited budget.
Our trip cost us 9,500 INR (114 dollars), and we proved that holidays are more than a money-making pursuit. They can be cheaper if you make the right decisions about accommodation and transportation and have good knowledge of must-see tourist spots.
Using Google’s suggestion to Hire a taxi
Since we could not wander around the city on foot, we found a cab company called SRM Holidays that offered a Delhi to Agra one-day tour by car. A Swift Dzire AC car with a one-night stay in Delhi was charged Rs 9500 for one day. It was an air-conditioned cab that was very well maintained. Our driver, Bhupendra Kumar, was very friendly, courteous, and humble.
Getting in touch with the magical history of the Taj Mahal and Agra Fort during a same-day Agra tour from Delhi will bring you the unparalleled beauty of the Taj Mahal and Agra Fort. Taking one of its amazing tours is the best way to experience one of the Seven Wonders of the World.
All mortals who love monuments and fortresses should visit the Seven Wonders of the World, which are symbolic of spectacular love.
🕑 02:00 A.M. – Starts in Midnight From Delhi
I had arranged for a cab driver from the Grand Regency Delhi Hotel to pick me up. We began our journey towards Agra at midnight in a comfortable car and completed
the 240-kilometre distance in less than 4 hours on the Yamuna Expressway. Upon arrival in Agra, we immediately started the Sunrise Taj Mahal Tour.
🕕 06:00 A.M – Private Guided Sunrise Taj Mahal Tour
Our ﬁrst destination in Agra is none other than the splendid Taj Mahal, the symbol of love and the seventh wonder of the world. It was built by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his wife, Mumtaz Mahal.
The Taj Mahal proudly stands on the banks of the Yamuna River, where it attracts millions of tourists every year. The best time to visit the Taj Mahal is during the early hours of the morning when you get the opportunity to experience its beauty in the soft sunlight and without the crowds that visit throughout the day.
Our Agra Tour Guide explained interesting facts and features of the Taj Mahal, such as:
- Taj Mahal India
- History Of the Taj Mahal
- Taj Design & Layout
- Getting to the Taj Mahal
- Taj Mahal main mausoleum
🕘 Breakfast Time
After an enjoyable meal, our Sunrise Taj Mahal Tour guide exclaimed “Touring is so much more enjoyable on a full stomach”. We then proceeded to a wonderful restaurant for breakfast and refreshments. After a short break and indulging in delicious food, we continued on to the magniﬁcent Agra Fort.
🕙 10:00 A.M – Guided Agra Fort Tour
Agra Fort is a massive fort and a source of pride for the Mughal Empire. It is considered one of the most powerful forts in India and has served as the capital of the Mughal Empire at times. Additionally, it has been used as a residence for royalty. Today, it functions as a royal museum that displays countless belongings of the former rulers.
Get to Know About the Monuments within the Agra Fort:
- Jahangiri Mahal (Jahangir’s Palace)
- Khas Mahal
- Musamman Burj (an octagonal tower)
- Diwan-I-Khas (hall of private audience)
- Diwan-I-Aam (hall of public audience )
🕐 12:30 P.M – Local Markets Tour (Optional)
After a Visit to Agra Fort, and later doing some Shopping in Agra’s local Markets its precious and semi-precious stones are crafted into desirable gemstone Jewellery.
Surrounded by chic boutiques, classy leather things, culturally designed clothing, and Marble Markets: among the list of many admired shops.
🕒 01:00-2:00 P.M– Lunch-Time
Enter a lavish restaurant to enjoy a delicious lunch. Agra is equally famous for its delicious food as it is for its remarkable monuments. Enjoy your lunch while discussing your journey so far. You are allowed to rest for some time before resuming your journey.
Some Best Lunch Places in Agra
- Pinch of Spice
- Salt Cafe
- Chicken Mama Franky
- Kwality Restaurant
- Panchi Petha Store
- Pind Balluchi at Taj Ganj.
🕒 03:00 P.M– Departure
After Lunch, we Drive Back from Agra to Delhi which is Again 4 hour’s drive by car. You will reach Delhi at around 7- 8 p.m. Upon arrival, our driver will drop at our door- Hotel.