Taj One day Visit, Need Help!

#1 Oct 15th, 2007, 16:56
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Hi ,

I am planning for a one day trip in Agra(Taj). I will be reaching Delhi by Nov 2 nd morning 9 and leaving 3rd Nov (any time) from delhi.
So I have following questions,

1) For this plan, shall I book a hotel in Delhi or Agra,
If Delhi, after my travel , I need some refreshment, Please suggest some budget hotel also (me and my wife) . so which is the best way...

2) If Agra, how can I travel from Delhi to Agra, and which are all good hotels available in Agra?

Please suggest ...
#2 Oct 15th, 2007, 17:01
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On 3rd would you be leaving for Agra for back to your native city ?
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#3 Oct 15th, 2007, 17:24
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2nd Nov - Reaching Delhi
2&3 Nov - In Agra
3 Nov - Back to delhi & Back to Native

Now the suggestion needed whether to stay back in Delhi and visit Agra, or Visit agra and stay and comeback.
#4 Oct 15th, 2007, 17:28
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Visit Agra, stay and comeback...now how you want to travel depends on your budget, you can book a car, or you can use a train as well...
#5 Oct 16th, 2007, 12:32
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Ooops ! 2nd Nov is Friday and Taj Closed on Fridays! So
I want to change the plan, Stay 2nd Nov in Delhi , Reach Agra by Shatapdi and leave by late night and catch flight in Delhi..

So now I need idea abt staying in Delhi for a night, Is it better to stay near railway station, any reco. for good hotels near station?
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The area near railway station is a Dump and not worth a second look...however backpackers still stay there...

It depends on your budget..everything else in Delhi is much better than Paharganj..
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u can search in paharganj area (as satabdi leaves from new delhi station)
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Quote:
Originally Posted by sandeepbwn View Post u can search in paharganj area (as satabdi leaves from new delhi station)
It goes from Nizamuddin...
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@shashank.aggarwal
The train (2002 Bhopal Satabdi Express) starts from New Delhi (& NOT from Nizamuddin) from 06.15hrs & reaches Agra Cantt. at 8.12hrs. For your information, 2280 Taj Express starts from Nizamuddin at 07.15hrs & reaches Agra Cantt. at 10.07hrs.

In case of detailed schedule pls check http://www.indianrail.gov.in/src_dest_trns.html
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Yes Sandeep you are right..got confused in Bhopal Shatabadi and Bhopal Express...
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My experience

We travelled by train 6:15am..get a guide to get you on the right train -its incredibly crowded and not well sign posted. The train arrives around 8:15, you don't need more than one day in Agra, see if there is a train back that evening. The road back to Delhi took our friends 6 hours due to traffic - heavy trucks use the roads after 9. The roads during the day are scary enough -get a driver..you do NOT want to drive, and I think its impossible to rent a car. Our previous friend is right do not stay any where near the station in Delhi. We stayed at The maidens..very clean and comfortable. Through our tour company I think we paid $159 a night..not cheap but worth it, we found hotels to be very cheap and very expensive with very few hotels in the middle. It is cooling down now, so a/c is probably not that important a feature.
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One day is not enough for Agra (of course my personal view) if you want to see all the places extensively. Taj itself takes around 2 hours, Agra Fort around 2.5-3 hrs. Fatepur Sikri (about 1 hour drive from Agra) takes around 3 hours if want to explore it well. So Fatepur Sikri itself takes 5 hours (3hrs +2 hrs travelling). If you're staying plan to stay around a full moon night. U can enjoy the Taj at full moon night. U can actually buy special night view ticket for Taj visit during the period. Vist http://asi.nic.in/asi_monu_whs_agratajmahal_night.asp to see the fullmoon dates & other details for Taj night visit. Enjoy our Incredible India.
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I like the above as the Taj is only a modest part of the Agra experience. I would especially empasize FS..

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