Posted On : 14-12-2021
If you are living in Delhi and getting bored looking to get away from your regular surrounding for a much-needed break, a road trip from Delhi to Agra seems like the best option for you. This short road trip can snatch you away from boredom and at the same time, you will be able to admire the greatest beauties of India in just a day!!!
It is really not that long a trip if you are wondering how much time it takes from Delhi to Agra- it is just a 4-hour drive through the Taj Express Highway. But beyond the 242.9 KM of travel, you will be exposed to ethereal beauty crafted with utmost intricacy in the historic time!
Generally, the best time for Agra road trip is between October and March. This is the time when the scorching heat has receded and the weather feels pleasant and welcome. If you are taking a road trip to Agra, pleasant weather always helps. However, since Delhi-Agra travel time is quite less, you can plan your visit on any day.
1. The Taj Mahal
This ivory-white marble mausoleum was built by Shah Jahan to honour his wife Mumtaj Begum’s memories and it stands to be one of the 7 wonders of the world. This beauty stands with all its glory by the river Yamuna and people from all over the world come to visit Agra, to visit the Taj. The craze to visit Taj Mahal at night is even greater than visiting the mausoleum in the morning. The night visits are allowed only 5-days a month, during the full moon and visitors require special tickets for those. All these hardships one needs to go through seem satisfying enough once you see the beautiful sight of Taj on a full-moon night.
2. Agra Fort
Built by the Mughal emperors between 1565 and 1573, this fort has been the residence of the emperors of the Mughal dynasty until 1638. It is about 2.5 Kilometres North West of the Taj Mahal. Between November and February, visiting Agra Fort becomes a pleasant experience. The exquisite structures inside the fort including the pearl mosque, Diwan-I-Aam, Diwan-I-Khas, Jahingiri Mahal, and Moti Masjid are great attractions for any visitor. A ticket to Agra Fort costs Rs. 40 for an Indian Visitor and Rs. 550 for a foreigner visitor.
3. Sikandra Fort
The tomb of the great Mughal emperor Akbar built by his son Jahangir is another intricate beauty that people go to visit while on a road trip to Agra. This beautiful fort made of red-colored sandstone is an excellent blend of Hindu and Muslim architecture. It is surrounded by a beautiful garden where tourists often click beautiful photographs to commemorate the visit. There are lovely fountains as well to add to the majestic beauty of this palace. The visiting hours are between 8 AM and 6 PM. It is 13 Kilometres away from Agra fort. So, it is easy to plan a visit to this place whenever you are visiting Agra fort.
The tomb of Itmad-ud-Daula, also known as the ‘jewel box’ is a famous Mughal mausoleum in Agra. Some people call it the ‘baccha Taj’ or ‘Baby Taj’. Many consider this mausoleum to be the draft of the Taj Mahal. Built-in the 17th century, this mausoleum is open for tourists from 8 AM to 12 AM. This entire place can be visited in 2 hours. For Indian, the entry fee is Rs. 10 but children below 15 years can visit for free. For visitors from a foreign country, the entry fee is Rs. 110.
From Delhi, an Agra road trip is the perfect weekend getaway. Some you can even complete the tour in a day. If you have your own car, this road trip can also be fun. Along with these beautiful mausoleums, you can also enjoy the famous street foods in Agra. If you do not own a vehicle, you can rent comfortable vehicles for the entire trip also. The best part of this beautiful one-day road trip from Delhi to Agra is that it takes 7 hours driving on both sides and that is doable, in any weather. This trip will bring you a lot of enjoyment mingled with a lot of historical knowledge and hence, perfect for a break.
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