April 6, 2018

Perfect one day in Agra :: My 2018 Agra itinerary :: Golden Triangle, India

One day in Agra, itinerary: Taj Mahal palace architecture. How much time at Taj Mahal? Best places to visit in Agra beyond Taj Mahal, Golden Triangle, India

 

If you’re in India, no doubt that the world wonder that belongs to India is worth a visit!

If you’re doing the Golden Triangle, or you’ll be in Delhi or Rajasthan, the Taj Mahal is just a few hours away.

So here are some tips for your visit to the Taj Mahal and trip to Agra!

The Agra itinerary

Here first is the quick list of things to know when planning your one day in Agra.

Read on below for more details about each of these tourist attractions in Agra!

One day in Agra, itinerary: Taj Mahal entry gate, grounds, tourist attractions. How much time at Taj Mahal? Best places to visit in Agra, Golden Triangle, India

Getting to Agra: Jaipur to Agra by train

I went to Agra from Jaipur by taking a “superfast” Shatabdi Express train.

Shatabdi trains are a step up from the typical trains in India. The seats are more comfortable, and you will be served a good amount of food even though it’s a short duration.

One day in Agra, itinerary: Agra train superfast Shatabdi Express, EC executive chair. Jaipur to Agra. Delhi to Agra. Best places to visit in Agra, Golden Triangle, India

These Shatabdi trains are more expensive than traditional trains, but the convenience of arrival and departure time can be worth it!

There are many trains that go to Agra, and there is the Agra Cantt train station and Agra Fort train station. Most seem to go to Agra Cantt, but the Jaipur to Agra Shatabdi train goes to the Agra Fort train station.

Since I visited the Agra Fort, I found the nearby train station to be convenient since I could walk there at the end of the day.

One day in Agra, itinerary: Delhi to Agra train, Jaipur to Agra train. Agra Fort train station. Best places to visit in Agra, Golden Triangle, India

Taking a direct train in which you’re boarding the train at the station of origin also means that you know you’ll have an on-time departure.

One of the best ways to search for trains to Agra can be using trainman.

You can also check out your bus options using redbus.

Should you make it a day trip to Agra and not stay overnight?

I made it a day trip to Agra from Jaipur, and I thought it was the perfect one day in Agra.

There are also a number of train options from Delhi, so you can make a day trip to Agra from Delhi worth it too.

On the Jaipur to Agra Shatabdi train, it took around 3.5 to 4 hours one way.

There’s a Shatabdi train in both directions. I took the Jaipur to Agra train in the morning, and the Agra to Jaipur train in the evening. With the timings of this train, I had around 6 hours to explore Agra.

One day in Agra, itinerary: Agra train superfast Shatabdi Express. Jaipur to Agra. Delhi to Agra. Best places to visit in Agra, Golden Triangle, India

From Delhi to Agra, the distance is slightly shorter. This means that you can likely find express trains that will give you the same amount of time or more to explore Agra in one day from Delhi too.

This was enough time to make me feel like my trip to Agra was worth it!

The main reasons I liked making it a day trip to Agra:

  • You don’t have to drag around heavy luggage
  • You don’t have to unpack and pack your luggage again
  • The top sights are relatively close to each other
  • You get to return “home” to a familiar place at the end of the day!
  • You won’t feel too bad about not sightseeing in Agra for more than a day

 

Agra beyond the Taj Mahal: Is there anything worth it?

 

 

I am SO sorry to do this, but I’ve moved this info!

Please see: Best places to visit in Agra in one day and Tips for visiting the Taj Mahal

 

One day in Agra, itinerary: Agra beyond the Taj Mahal. Best places to visit in Agra, Golden Triangle, India

One day in Agra, itinerary: Taj Mahal tours. Day trip to Agra from Delhi, from Jaipur, from Mumbai, from Bangalore. Best places to visit in Agra, Golden Triangle, India

 

One day in Agra, itinerary: Taj Mahal tours. Day trip to Agra from Delhi, from Jaipur, from Mumbai, from Bangalore. Best places to visit in Agra, Golden Triangle, India

One day in Agra, itinerary: Taj Mahal grounds. How much time at Taj Mahal? Best places to visit in Agra, Golden Triangle, India

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One day in Agra, itinerary: Long lines at Taj Mahal. Foreigners skip ahead. Best places to visit in Agra, Golden Triangle, India

One day in Agra, itinerary: Security, what's allowed at Taj Mahal? Store prohibited items in storage lockers, backpacks and bags. Best places to visit in Agra, Golden Triangle, India

One day in Agra, itinerary: Small backpack allowed at Taj Mahal, prohibited items in storage lockers. Best places to visit in Agra, Golden Triangle, India

One day in Agra, itinerary: Taj Mahal prohibited items in storage lockers, backpacks and bags. Best places to visit in Agra, Golden Triangle, India

One day in Agra, itinerary: Taj Mahal entry gate. Best places to visit in Agra, Golden Triangle, India

One day in Agra, itinerary: Taj Mahal entry gate, grounds. How much time at Taj Mahal? Best places to visit in Agra, Golden Triangle, India

One day in Agra, itinerary: Taj Mahal palace architecture. How much time at Taj Mahal? Best places to visit in Agra, Golden Triangle, India

One day in Agra, itinerary: Taj Mahal crowded lines. Best places to visit in Agra, Golden Triangle, India

One day in Agra, itinerary: Best views of Taj Mahal from rooftop restaurant - Hotel Saniya Palace. Best places to visit in Agra, Golden Triangle, India

One day in Agra, itinerary: Best views of Taj Mahal across Yamuna River at Mehtab Bagh Garden. Best places to visit in Agra, Golden Triangle, India

One day in Agra, itinerary: Best views of Taj Mahal across Yamuna River at Mehtab Bagh Garden. Best places to visit in Agra, Golden Triangle, India

One day in Agra, itinerary: Getting around Agra by rickshaw. Baby Taj Mahal. Best places to visit in Agra, Golden Triangle, India

One day in Agra, itinerary: Agra Fort, UNESCO world heritage site. Best places to visit in Agra, Golden Triangle, India

One day in Agra, itinerary: Agra Fort Palace. Best places to visit in Agra, Golden Triangle, India

One day in Agra, itinerary: Jama Masjid sunset near Agra Fort train station. Best places to visit in Agra, Golden Triangle, India

One day in Agra, itinerary: Getting around Agra by rickshaw, fare. Agra Fort train station. Best places to visit in Agra, Golden Triangle, India

One day in Agra, itinerary: Getting around Agra by rickshaw, fare. Best places to visit in Agra, Golden Triangle, India

One day in Agra, itinerary: Taj Mahal palace architecture. How much time at Taj Mahal? Best places to visit in Agra beyond Taj Mahal, Golden Triangle, India

HAPPY ONE DAY IN AGRA!

 

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