During my roadtrip in Rajasthan and after having visited Jaipur in 2 or 3 days , compulsory passage to see one of the 7 wonders of the world and I give you all the advice for visiting the Taj Mahal and Agra . Apart from the unmissable Taj Mahal, there are other places to see in this city such as the red fort or the mini Taj. In this article, you will find good plans, good places to sleep and information to know to visit the Taj Mahal at sunrise in the best conditions.
After having been able to visit New Delhi in 3 or 4 days , Agra is a city with 1,700 million inhabitants and it is more pleasant to walk there. Most tourists come to see the Taj Mahal at sunrise and don’t even spend a whole day sightseeing, which is a shame.
Air India company: A delay of almost 2 hours on the way, but the company offered us vouchers to eat in a restaurant. Consult the best rates to get to Agra or elsewhere in India. Find a cheap flight with Air India.
E-Visa: Don’t forget to apply for your E-Visa before leaving: Tutorial – How to apply for an online visa for India?
Getting around Agra?
Depending on where you are staying, you will have the choice to visit the city.
Tuk-tuk: Much faster than a car, it sneaks everywhere. You will be entitled to some scares. For a race, never exceed 100 rupees. Unless it’s far, count between 150 to 200 rupees. The amount is per way. If you are asked per person, refuse. Do not hesitate to go to other tuk-tuks if he refuses your price, the first will eventually accept your offer.
I tested the private driver in for an outstation cab in New Delhi, I paid 2500 rupees for the day. Air-conditioned car, bottle of water and the driver takes you wherever you want. He guided me a lot and told the history of the neighborhoods where we passed. You have the option of combining this option with an English-speaking guide to visit the site. Book your private driver online.
Tuk-tuk anecdote: In Udaipur, during our free time, the group was split in two. There were 6 of us in a tuk-tuk that made a detour before our hotel to drop off 3 girls at a market. The other two girls and I wanted to go back to the hotel, it was very far. We had negotiated 200 rupees.
Private driver: I tested the private driver in New Delhi, I paid 2500 rupees for the day. Air-conditioned car, bottle of water and the driver takes you wherever you want. He guided me a lot and told the history of the neighborhoods where we passed. You have the option of combining this option with an English-speaking guide to visit the site. Book your private driver online.
Where to sleep in Agra?
One of the tips for visiting the Taj Mahal and Agra that I recommend is to stay near the Taj Mahal. You will get up very early to be able to arrive in the first. Only 20 minutes walk from the Taj so not even 10 minutes by tuk-tuk, very well placed.The hotel restaurant is top notch, Indian dishes suitable for tourists. In the rooms, you will find all the necessary toiletries.
Dating from 1648, the Taj Mahal is one of the emblems of India, it is the most visited place in the country and it is part of one of the wonders of the world. To discover it in its best light, you have to come at sunrise. Don’t worry, the place opens very early so that you can capture this monument in its most beautiful colors and without the horde of tourists. But for that, you will have to get up very early to be among the first on the spot.
It’s an incredible place, when you’ve seen it many times in photos or on TV, finally having it in front of your eyes is a pretty crazy moment! The colors at sunrise make the place even more magical! Located near the Yamuna River, when you arrive very early, the mist is sometimes still present and gives a relaxing atmosphere to the place. This place is a real favorite, here are the tips for visiting Agra and the Taj Mahal.