Category: Tourism

How long should I plan a stay in Agra and Delhi?

The historical cities of Delhi and Agra are blessed with the most iconic tourist landmarks in India. Traveling long distances to visit these sites, and that too in the shortest possible duration, and also finding time to relax in your chosen hotels needs careful planning and a thoughtfully designed itinerary. In 4 days, you can visit Delhi and Agra and even tour cities located nearby.

Start with Delhi

New Delhi

New Delhi

You can start your tour with the historical capital city of Delhi. Shape your program in such a way that you can arrive in Delhi before noon on Day 1. By doing so, you can have adequate rest and then go on a half-day tour of Delhi from 3 pm to 9 pm. You can visit famous sites in Old Delhi like Red Fort, Chandni Chowk, Jama Masjid, and Rajghat. From there on, visit Rajpath and Gurudwara Bangla Sahib. On Day 2, plan a whole day tour of Delhi from 9 am to 9 pm and visit Humayun’s Tomb, Akshardham Temple, Lotus Temple and Qutub Minar. Along the way, you can visit and shop at the local markets of Delhi. And we would suggest to contact a local Delhi tour operator to know more about delhi tour package cost.

Reach Agra on Day 3

Agra

Agra

On Day 3, after an early breakfast at 9 am, travel from Delhi to Agra. After a 3-hour drive, you can reach Agra and plan a half-day tour from 2 pm to 7 pm. The tour will take you to the iconic sites of Agra like Taj Mahal, Mehtab Bagh, Itmad-ud-Daulah, Akbar’s Tomb, and Guru ka Tal Gurudwara. On Day 4, you can plan the whole day for sightseeing in Agra. Visit the Taj Mahal and then drive on to Fatehpur Sikri, which is about an hour’s drive from Agra. After lunch, go on a temple tour of Mathura and Vrindavan from 5 pm to 9 pm. The trip will take you to the most popular temples like Shree Krishna Janmabhoomi Temple in Mathura, Sri Krishna-Balaram Temple (ISKCON) and Banke Bihari Temple in Vrindavan. Your tour of Delhi and Agra ends here, and you can come back to Delhi by 11 pm. I would suggest to check this New Delhi Agra holiday tour package which contains more in depth details on points like tourist attractions, best time to visit, best hotels etc.

In India, you can find many tour operators who sell 4 days Golden Triangle tour package, which is a tour of Delhi, Jaipur, Agra and then back in Delhi on Day 4. You can extend this trip to 5 or 6 days, if you are planning to add some shopping tour. Else 4 days are fine for a tour of Delhi, Agra and Jaipur.

Important Points

hotels

hotels

The best way to enjoy this tour is to hire a cab and a driver for four days which will cost Rs.10,000/- plus extra charges. Be sure to make the prior booking in hotels in Delhi and Agra, as many of these have full occupancy in peak tourist season and you might not get rooms at such times of the year. Have a look at Booking.com list of Agra and Jaipur hotels for best deals on accommodation.

Also, never hire tour guides directly at tourist sites, as they are not genuine and can spoil the excitement of your tour. Instead, book your tour guide in advance, either from the hotel or online, as they can give incredible insights into the historical monuments. While in Agra, be sure not to buy cheap goods, take care what you eat or drink, and keep an eye on your belongings, as there are many pickpockets and touts operating in Agra. You can enjoy your Agra trip more by not falling in these shopping traps laid out for tourists.

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