If you have very limited time in your hand, and you want to explore the best place in India, the best option you have in your hands is an overnight Agra tour by car. Completed in just 2 days and 1 night, the trip starts from Delhi and covers the magnificent destinations of Agra including Taj Mahal, Agra Fort, Baby Taj, Sikandara and Fatehpur Sikri.
Day 1 – Delhi to Agra:
At 9:00 hours, leave Delhi and drive for Agra on Yamuna Expressway. It will take around 3.5 hours to reach Agra. Upon arrival, check into your hotel and enjoy a delicious lunch. Post lunch, go out to reach Taj Mahal, the marvel in stone. Located on the banks of River Yamuna, Taj Mahal doesn't require any introduction as enough is already written and spoken about him. All you want to know is that the architectural masterpiece has been rewarded with every possible recognition one could give to a monument that doesn't walk.
In close proximity to Taj Mahal is located the Agra Fort, yet another massive structure created during the Mughal Empire. Why Mughals were the most powerful rulers in India could be easily understood when you visit this monument. Everything that belongs to the Mughal rulers is placed inside the fort, making it one of the richest museums in the world.
Next in the list is the Tomb of Itmad-ud-Daula, popularly known as Baby Taj due to being a smaller replica of its larger masterpiece. However not as beautiful as the larger one, this place too is worth visiting during a trip to Agra.
After visiting these places, return to your hotel for an overnight stay.
Enjoy a delicious breakfast in your hotel and then check out. Drive towards Fatehpur Sikri, a beautiful town (at least when it was actually a town) located 34km from Agra. Mughal Emperor Akbar established this town to form his new capital. Everything was going fine for over one-and-a-half decade before a severe drought hit the town and took it into ruins. People started calling it a ghost town – the name completely justified with the situation it is in today. However, the ruins of stunning structures created take you to the prosperity empire.
Enjoy a delicious lunch in a restaurant and relax for some moment before heading to your next destination.
After visiting Fatehpur Sikri, ride on the Yamuna Expressway which drives you to Delhi. Enroute stop by Sikandara, where the massive tomb of Akbar is located. It is the place where the greatest of Mughal Emperor Akbar was cremated.
Keep driving towards Delhi and reach there by 19:00 hours. Here, our representative will drop you to the airport or your hotel as per your preference.Book Now