Agra stay & Sightseeing itinerary suggestion needed

#1 Oct 16th, 2016, 12:27
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Hi Friends

I will be reaching Agra on 24th Oct Morning via Bhopal Shatabdi at 8AM @ AGC station.
Plan is to stay 24th night in agra in a hotel.
On 25th I have to catch a train from Delhi to Howrah at 4:55 PM (Kolkata Rajdhani)
Have booked a train ticket from Agra to Delhi on 25th morning (NED-SGNR Express at 9:15 AM from AGC station)

Need suggestion to plan rest of the trip optimally:

1) After reaching Agra - Guess the first thing to do will be to quickly check-in to a hotel, keep the luggage, Get fresh and go for sightseeing (Max 1 hr here)
Any good budget hotel suggestion for 3 people (Approx budget 800-1200). Which area is good to book a hotel in? I am trying to book online. Some hotel which has 8AM to 8AM kind of check in / Check out time will be ideal.

2) Now - how to plan the sightseeing effectively. Almost everything needs to be covered on 24th itself. We have the luxury to return late on 24th as we will be staying in Agra.
Taj Mahal, Fatehpur Sikri, Agra Fort, other small attractions? Please suggest.

Mode of travel - what do you suggest? Shall we book a cab for full day?

I was thinking of booking a hotel near Taj Mahal - After checking in to hotel, head straight for Taj Mahal and then take go to Agra Fort (on our own) and then take a cab to Fatehpur Sikri.
But, not sure about other attractions.

Please suggest a complete schedule here.

3) How to utilize the 25th Morning time before train departure. Can we cover Fatehpur Sikri on 25th Morning if we leave early in the morning like 5AM?

4) I have an alternative plan for 25th. To check-out early morning from hotel and take a cab and cover Mathura, Vrindavan and reach Delhi by 3-4 PM. Is this a good plan. How much the cabs may charge for this.

Please suggest any other important point, I might be missing.
#2 Oct 16th, 2016, 12:45
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On 24th cover Fatehpur Sikri, Sikandra, Agra Fort, Itmad-ud-daula and Mehtab Bagh. On 25th early morning visit Taj Mahal and then leave for Delhi.

Stay at a hotel near East gate or West gate since the ticket counter here open before sunrise. Getting a 8 am - 8 am hotel would be difficult. Near East gate Hotel Sheela or Sheela Inn or the UP Toursim Taj Khema could be looked at. There are many options near both the gates.

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#3 Oct 16th, 2016, 15:49
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Thanks. Some more replies / suggestions will be very helpful

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