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Day trip Delhi Agra December

Goa, India
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Day trip Delhi Agra December

Dear Friends,

Me and my wife have a full day in Delhi in December and we plan to see Taj Mahal, fatehpur sikhri and other places of interest. We can leave by 6 am and return late night.

1) is it a feasible idea... considering its December and the weather.

2) in case we do it, anything that we should not miss enroute

3) we plan to hire a car with a Driver cum guide...any recommendations please...


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Agra, India
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1. Re: Day trip Delhi Agra December

Dear Traveller

It would be a good idea to start at 6 am from New Delhi .You could cover Tajmahal ,Agra fort and Fatehpur Sikri


Akbran Tours

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2. Re: Day trip Delhi Agra December

Hi Nitish,

You have two options, either a car and driver from Delhi, either the early trains leaving from Delhi to Agra.

If you have the full day for sightseeing you can make it to Agra fort, Taj mahal and Fatehpursikri (which is almost 1hour from Agra and requires 2hours sightseeing).

For car and drivers you can check tour operators who will provide you with guides as well , or independent drivers. This forum is a rich base to start your search, check reviews and feedbacks. Select 2 to 3 options and ask for quotations.



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New Delhi, India
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4. Re: Day trip Delhi Agra December


If you want to cover all monuments of Agra then Travel by Road/Car is the best option for you. From Train you would be bound as per timings. Hire a car on the basis of full day services rather than on per kilometer or timings. Hope to be clear weather.on Express way.

Jaipur, India
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5. Re: Day trip Delhi Agra December


Yes this is doable and i will suggest you hire a car and driver to Agra and visit Taj Mahal Agra Fort and rest of the monuments and return back to delhi


Discovery Prime Tours

Jaipur, India
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6. Re: Day trip Delhi Agra December

If you are willing to visit only Taj Mahal then go with train and if you are interested in visiting fatehpur Sikri too then hire a car with driver. usually it take 3 hours at max to reach Agra from Delhi.

Goa, India
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7. Re: Day trip Delhi Agra December

Thank you so much for all the replies and suggestions...Yes, our first preference would be hiring a Car...we were only doubtful on the SMOG and the weather. Will it be sensible to travel by Car...we are travelling in the second week of December.

We hope travelling by Car would be a safe bet in considering december weather

Muzaffarpur, India
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8. Re: Day trip Delhi Agra December

During 2nd week of December Smog will be over and fog will start,though most probably not so severe,may go with vehicle.

New Delhi, India
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9. Re: Day trip Delhi Agra December


I will suggest you Hire a Car and Driver to Agra and visit Taj Mahal, Agra Fort, Baby Taj and Return back to Delhi.

Hope the above suggestion will helpful for you and more information you can write me anytime freely.

Bon Voyage,


New Delhi, India
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10. Re: Day trip Delhi Agra December


If you wish to include important sites in Agra as well as Fatehpur Sikri, the train is any day a better option -

Depart Delhi : 0600 hrs // Arrive Agra : 0810 hrs

Depart Agra : 1750 hrs // Arrive Delhi : 1930 hrs

To give you a ballpark figure, it should cost you around INR 2500/- per person including to / fro train tickets, car at disposal in Agra

Best Regards / City Linkers

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