Enjoy same day Agra tour by car
In today’s era we all seem to be struggling with time. At times, we want a break from our hectic routine but taking out time becomes a task. In such a scenario booking same day tours appear to be a very good option. Same day doors are not just affordable but also lot of fun. In matter of one day you enjoy and come back home. Isn’t this extremely convenient and easy? A lot of people from Delhi do same day Agra Tour by car. This seems to be a very good option in case you are looking for a day’s getaway. What you have to do is just book an air conditioned SUV or sedan from Delhi and enjoy a wonderful sightseeing experience. In your same day Agra tour by car you not only get to see Taj Mahal but other significant places of tourist interest in Agra such as Agra Fort, Mehatb Bagh, etc.
All about Taj Mahal
The tour begins with pick up from your hotel or from airport in Gurgaon early in the morning. You will sit in a luxury sedan or SUV and will leave for Agra. The journey takes around 3 to 4 hours. Taj Express Hiighway has made this route very comfortable. Midway you can stop for some light refreshment. And by 10:30 AM you will be in Agra. There is no need to take a break and you can straightaway visit Taj Mahal which is one of seven wonders in the world.
Taj Mahal is a treat to the eyes. Book a Govt approved tour guide who will take you around and provide you all vital and interesting information as regards this monument of love. Taj Mahal is one of the most visited monuments of our country. It is the purity, beauty and elegance of this monument which have touches hearts of people from across the globe. Taj Mahal was built by Mughal Emperor ShahJahan in memory of his wife Mumtaz Mahal who died while giving birth to this 14th child. Taj Mahal is spread across 42 acres of land and it is believed that this very piece of land was chosen by Shah Jahan because of its soothing and peaceful effect. There is an entry fee to visit the monument. When you reach Taj Mahal pay this fee at the entry gates and you can enter. If you wish to enter the mausoleum pay an extra INR 200 for the same. Kids below 15 years of age do not have to pay any entry charge.
Visit to Agra Fort
Once you are done with seeing Taj Mahal you can proceed to see Agra Fort. This is a beautiful monument built by Mughal King Akbar way back in 1565. It is a sister monument of Taj. It has a museum which holds items of the ancient era and some other building such as Musanman Burj, Moti Masjid etc. Musanman Burj is the place where Shah Jahan is believed to have been imprisoned and later he died here. Entry fee for this red sandstone fort is INR 40 for Indian tourist and INR 550 for foreigners. There is no entry fee for children below 15 years of age. Eating and drinking is strictly prohibited inside the premises. The fort closes for public viewing by 6PM.
Shopping in Agra
Once you are done viewing both Taj Mahal and Agra Fort you can take short break for lunch. Try authentic Mughlai food in any of the well- known restaurants in Agra such as Turko Mughal- Ramada Plaza, Pinch of Spice, etc. The flavors as well as aroma which you get here is not available elsewhere. You must buy “Petha” which is a popular Indian sweet dish in Agra. It has an amazing taste and texture.
If you are fond of shopping, visit the famous Kinari Bazar. It is located right behind the Jama Masjid. Here you can shop for garments, jewelry, leather shoes, marble inlay work souvenirs etc. Other key shopping areas in Agra are Subhash Bazar, Sadar Bazaar and Shah Market etc.
Visit to Mehtab Bagh
Mehtab Bagh sunset point is extremely popular among the tourists. Here you can see reflection of Taj Mahal over Yamuna River during sunset and this looks breathtakingly beautiful. Mehtab Bagh is a charbagh complex which lies to the north of Taj Mahal.
Finally, you can leave back for Delhi in your prepaid taxi. On reaching Delhi you will be transferred to your hotel or to the airport as per your wish. This is all about your same day Agra tour by car.