Two days is a short while to spend at any place, but that’s all the time that you can chalk out of your travel itinerary sometimes. Time crunch isn’t uncommon amongst travelers. To get around it, one needs a solid itinerary, something that allows the textures, colors and flavors of a place to seep in. With a little thorough research, your Delhi Agra Tour Package 2 days can leave you with an intimate taste of these places.
Delhi and Agra are separated by about 200 kilometers. It takes about three and half hours to reach Agra from Delhi, if you start out early in the morning. Start early, that a bit important! Traffic in Delhi can get really heavy as the day progresses and much time is lost in commuting. So whatever you plan, don’t forget an early start!
Delhi in a Day
Check out of the airport, have a cab drop you off at your hotel and freshen up! That done, you check on the time stealthily creeping away and decide to chalk out your Delhi day tour plan; there are quite a few ways you can go about it-
- Speak to your hotel manager and have a car and guide assigned to you at a nominal rate. All you need to do is have a rough idea of the places you want to see, things you want to do and discuss it with the driver cum guide to come up with a customized plan.
- Book Delhi Agra tour package 2 days, leave all the planning to the operator and simply enjoy experiencing the capital of India and its neighbor, Agra.
- Alternatively, if you are feeling adventurous, venture out with a route map and make use of the excellent subway (metro) network and some public transport as you check items and places off your ‘While in Delhi’ list. This option gives you plenty of leeway but might be a little disorienting if this is your first time in the city and you are running on a tight schedule.
Either way, what is pretty important is knowing which sights in Delhi Agra tour you do not want to skip and miss. Here’s what to do in Delhi:
Delhi is a city dressed in layers and layers of history. Unravel some of it at the Red Fort. You would want to take your time exploring the complex. PuranaQuila (the oldest building in Delhi), Humayun’s Tomb, QutubMinar and JantarMantar are some of the other places you must visit in if you want to get immersed and lost in a world from a time long gone. Don’t forget to take a boat ride in the lake at PuranaQuila!
..and Agra in Another
After a good night’s rest, wake up with the sun and set out for your Delhi Agra adventure day 2! Here are some pointers for your tour:
Rendezvous with the TajMahal
One of the most beautiful monuments in the world, the TajMahal is the wonder you cannot not see when you visit Agra- it is probably one of the reasons you make the trip anyway. So give yourself as much time as you want, gazing at the monument of love and its pristine reflection on the water.
Run Away from the Crowd and Laze at MehtabhBagh
If you do not fancy crowds, or haven’t yet had your fill of the TajMahal, make a beeline for MehtabBagh, a wonderfully reconstructed garden complex on the east bank of Yamuna, strategically placed opposite the TajMahal. Relax and find yourself recharged at Mother Nature’s touch, engage in conversation with your Delhi Agra tour guide and travel mates while you look upon a mesmerizing view of the marbled wonder mausoleum.
Explore the Agra Fort
The Agra Fort is one of the finest Mughal Forts in the world! Explore the complex, marvel at the architecture, gain insight into the strategic thought processes behind such constructions and be transported back in time!
Experience the Heart of Agra at Kinari Bazaar
Jama Masjid is located opposite the Agra Fort. It is one of the largest mosques in India and showcase some really refined architectural style. Once you have visited all the proud monuments, make your way to the lanes behind Jama Masjid, which lead you to the heart of Agra- the Kinari Bazaar. Kinari Bazaar is not one bazaar but a network of individual markets for fabric, silverware, textiles, marble, jewelry, shoes, clothes, food items, etc. Walk headlong into the vibrant space that you will have to share with busy locals, cows, buffaloes, the sudden working elephant and other tourists- colorful shops, savory street food and the rush of the place is a delightful (albeit daunting) experience in itself even if you are not interested in purchasing anything!
Be Surprised by the Baby Taj
Itimad-Ud-Daulah is another historically significant site and gorgeously designed, so that it is nicknamed Baby Taj! Add this to your list of places to visit in Delhi Agra tour package and you won’t be disappointed that you made time for it.
Show Some Love at SOS Wildlife
This is a bear rescue facility which is open to visitors. Watch baby bears make frolic and fun, learn how you can contribute to the organization if you are interested and simply have a different experience which brings you back to the present.