is it possible to cover AGRA Fatehpur Sikri Fort, Mathura and delhi in one day?

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is it possible to cover AGRA Fatehpur Sikri Fort, Mathura and delhi in one day. we are planning to arrive Agra at morning 08 am after bath , we will start our tour to Agra and stay for 3 hours later travel to Fatehpur Sikri Fort by 2 pm and spend two hours. later visit Madhura temple & arthi at Ghat between 6 to 8pm and return back to Delhi Karolbagh.

pls some one advise us following points:
visiting the best route to cover these area in one day
good tour operator in Agra with guide by Innova car
Good hotel for morning bath and dressup.
is it possible to include Agra fort in this tour if Taj mahal visit finishes by 12pm?
Important places to visit in Madhura ( in two hours)
Is it advisable to cover all in one day, is it sufficient? or it is better to split Agra one day and fatehpur& Mathura in next day?
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Speedy Gonzales: You put even a Rich American packaged tourist to shame !!!

Where are you arriving from at 8AM ?

Be realistic and include an overnight. If money is no object, sure you could squeeze by...
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No, Not in one day!

You must devote two days to cover everything!

If possible, please try to do the Mathura - Vrundavan sector then come to Agra with night stay plan.

You may have Taj darshan on the first evening (if you have time), else you may keep it and Agra Fort for the morning of second day then move to Fatehpur Sikri and then to Delhi in the evening.
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Originally Posted by nycank View Post Speedy Gonzales: You put even a Rich American packaged tourist to shame !!!

Where are you arriving from at 8AM ?

Be realistic and include an overnight. If money is no object, sure you could squeeze by...
we had booking in Duronto Express upto Delhi from Chennai. but i want to getdown in Agra sothat i can save 3 +3 hours. we are arriving Agra at 8.10 am..money is not problem. timings , we need to cover Delhi in next day to proceed to Haridwar tour.i think it is better to skip fatephur. i hope visiting Taj & Madhura returning to Delhi is possible in one day as Pannicker travels operates the tour in one day.pls advise me Duronto Express stops in Agra ( officially no) for operation purpose so that we can getdown .otherwise i have to book in Rajdhani.
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Originally Posted by bpprasad View Post we had booking in Duronto Express upto Delhi from Chennai. but i want to getdown in Agra ...
Does Duranto have any stoppage at Agra!? There seems to be no chance of getting any technical stoppage at Agra Cantt.
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We took tamil nadu express from chennai and got down at agra, visited taj, fatephur and fort had a small scroll in the evening and took the shatabdi to delhi. Visiting mathura might be little tight on the same day will be tight.
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@bpprasad, if you want to get down at Agra, take the Rajdhani.
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Originally Posted by bpprasad View Post we had booking in Duronto Express upto Delhi from Chennai. but i want to getdown in Agra sothat i can save 3 +3 hours. we are arriving Agra at 8.10 am..money is not problem. timings , we need to cover Delhi in next day to proceed to Haridwar tour.i think it is better to skip fatephur. i hope visiting Taj & Madhura returning to Delhi is possible in one day as Pannicker travels operates the tour in one day.pls advise me Duronto Express stops in Agra ( officially no) for operation purpose so that we can getdown .otherwise i have to book in Rajdhani.
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I planned this tour by seeing panicker travels program , they are leaving Delhi at 6 Am and covering Taj, Fort, Madhura except fatephur and returning back Delhi on same day. So it is possible to cover these place because i am arriving Agra 8AM and even i can see fatephur if times permit and i can join with Pannicker travels as they are reaching Agra at 11AM. So i do not feel shame to ask a doubt. This forum is there to share the knowledge not for criticizing.
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Doubts are not criticisms. They are just opinions on the feasibility. When you see these all these places will you really have a feel for them? This is the question I would ask instead of the technical feasibilty. This is how my relatives travel but I loathe it. The people in her pictures, including me, look like they are tired and not enjoying it. It reminds of of the 6 Rupee (long ago) line in the Bajirao rasta area of Pune. Two minutes is all you get with the gal. It must be love..
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Simply put, no.
"I am in love with India...where I find the heat and smells and oils and spices, and puffs of temple incense, and sweat and darkness, and dirt and lust and cruelty, and above all, things wonderful and fascinating innumerable." Kipling 1893
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@bpprasad, you mentioned that Panickar Travels leaves Delhi at 6:00 am and reach Agra at 11:00 am as per their schedule. This I think would not include traffic on route.

When do they reach Delhi on the return? They would need to leave at least 5 hours before that time.

They would also halt some place for lunch which would be maximum an hour. Imagine how much time would they allot for the tour for sight seeing.

Reaching Fatehpur Sikri from Agra would take around an hour. You would need at least an hour and half in Fatehpur Sikri.
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Originally Posted by bpprasad View Post I planned this tour by seeing panicker travels program , they are leaving Delhi at 6 Am and covering Taj, Fort, Madhura except fatephur and returning back Delhi on same day. So it is possible to cover these place because i am arriving Agra 8AM and even i can see fatephur if times permit and i can join with Pannicker travels as they are reaching Agra at 11AM. So i do not feel shame to ask a doubt. This forum is there to share the knowledge not for criticizing.
OK. I will give you a Chevy Chase style touring breakdown.

0800:- Agra Station
0820 - Outside Station
0900 - Taj Parking Lot
0910 - Walk to Ticketing Booth
0925/0945 - Line up for Security Check at entrance (depending on queue)

Now Chevy Chase you take one photo walk up the Taj base and return all in 30 minutes... (1015)

1145: Two hours to cover Taj & the two adjacent buildings including queueing in line to get into the inner sanctorum (depending upon the time of the year, and day of the week)
1200: Exit Taj.
1215: Arrive at Agra Fort
1225: Ticketing, and proceed into the Fort.
1425: A basic tour of Agra Fort complete.

Are you tired ? Hungry ? Have dietary restrictions ? Add 1 hour for finding a resturant/eating break.

1525: Looking for Chevy Chase to decide Fatehpur Sikri or bust ?
1600: Reach FPS parking Lot
1625: Walk to FPS and Chisti's Dargah Entrance
1700-1800: 30 minute look-see-peek or 1 hour 30 minutes version

Speedy Gonzales asks Chevy Chase what next ??? Evening traffic into the city - Nightmare from hell !!! Now allocate 1 hour to the Train station -

1900: Agra Rly Station.

No Mathura Bye Bye !!!!! No chai no capi no shower no freshen up !!! You want all that too Add one hour more - 2000 hours

2030: Take Shatabdi to NDLS
2230: Arrive in NDLS -
2245: Outside the train station - Welcome to Bharatvarsh ki rajdhani - Nayi Dilli

Is that what you wanted ????
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Hi,
let me give you my views ;
A friend of mine visited taj, fatephur sikri, agra fort and mathura and took a late night train from mathura to arrive in delhi at 4.30 am next day.
This is how he travelled ;
day 1
4.00 am = Arrived at agra can't by tamil nadu express,
4.45 am = At a hotel in sardar bazar.
6.00 am = After freshen left the hotel to taj in taxi.
6.30 am = At the taj entrance.
9.30 am = Had breakfast near the parking lot and left to fatephur sikri
11.00 am = At the entrance offatephur sikri
1.30 pm = left fatephur to fort
3.00 pm = At the entrance of fort after lunch.
4.30 pm = left to mathura
7.00 pm = At the entrance of mathura temple.
8. 45 pm = outside the temple, diner and leisurely reached the mathura railways statio to board the pondi ndls trains which leaves mathru at 12.40 and reach delhi the next day at 4.00 am
As nycank if said if this is how you want to travel, enjoy your holiday
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Originally Posted by n kumar View Post Hi,
let me give you my views ;
A friend of mine visited taj, fatephur sikri, agra fort and mathura and took a late night train from mathura to arrive in delhi at 4.30 am next day.
This is how he travelled ;
day 1
4.00 am = Arrived at agra can't by tamil nadu express,
4.45 am = At a hotel in sardar bazar.
6.00 am = After freshen left the hotel to taj in taxi.
6.30 am = At the taj entrance.
9.30 am = Had breakfast near the parking lot and left to fatephur sikri
11.00 am = At the entrance offatephur sikri
1.30 pm = left fatephur to fort
3.00 pm = At the entrance of fort after lunch.
4.30 pm = left to mathura
7.00 pm = At the entrance of mathura temple.
8. 45 pm = outside the temple, diner and leisurely reached the mathura railways statio to board the pondi ndls trains which leaves mathru at 12.40 and reach delhi the next day at 4.00 am
As nycank if said if this is how you want to travel, enjoy your holiday
Thanks all of you. I got this plan from Pannicker travels one.As all of you said ,it will be difficult. Thanks for all opinion. i may opt only Taj & Madhura.kindly advise me some good travels in Agra .

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Originally Posted by edwardseco View Post Doubts are not criticisms. They are just opinions on the feasibility. When you see these all these places will you really have a feel for them? This is the question I would ask instead of the technical feasibilty. This is how my relatives travel but I loathe it. The people in her pictures, including me, look like they are tired and not enjoying it. It reminds of of the 6 Rupee (long ago) line in the Bajirao rasta area of Pune. Two minutes is all you get with the gal. It must be love..
thanks for your lecture. everybody can understand between tech feasibility & admire. i do not understand the meaning of gal as SMS words not allowed in this forum but i do not have experience of paying 6 RS for getting love. Thanks for sharing your 6 RS experience with Tajmahal.
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Originally Posted by bpprasad View Post is it possible to cover AGRA Fatehpur Sikri Fort, Mathura and delhi in one day...
The problem with your question is the word "cover."
Do you just want to put your feet down, take a snap, and say you've been there, or do you want to come to appreciate each place?

I totally agree with edwardseco.

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