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12 hours at Agra

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12 hours at Agra

Hi,

Due time restrainst, we are visiting Agra for 12 hours. We get the train in at about 9 am from Delhi (Cant Station,) and then we leave for Varanasi at again roughly, 9pm (Fort Station). What would people recommend we do? How would you spend the time? We are there this Wednesday (16th)

I know it will be hot, but would it better to visit the Taj at the hottest time of the day as there would be less people there? Is it that hot?

We were planning on heading from Cant straight to Fort Station to leave our luggage, only two small ruck sacks, but don´t fancy carrying them everywhere.

Anything else people recommend seeing? Restaurants? Cafes? Somewhere for breakfast near Fort?

Thanks in advance!

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1. Re: 12 hours at Agra

I am sure you will be able to make it easier. As the most important places to visit in this city are Agra fort and Taj mahal. Will suggest you to go visit Taj mahal first and then Agra fort.

You might want to go to Shanti lodge roof top restaurant for a very nice view of Taj mahal. It won't be that hot but it will be getting hotter by next month :)

Cheers !

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2. Re: 12 hours at Agra

Hi

you will visit first agra fort and then lunch at pinch of spice.

late afternoon visit Tajmahal on sunset its best time and view also.

Enjoy your tajmahal tour.

cheers

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3. Re: 12 hours at Agra

If you are arriving in Agra at 9AM then you have enough time to visit Taj mahal, Agra Fort and Mehtab bagh from where you get a god view of Taj at sunset.

It will be good to hire a reliable taxi so that you can carry your luggage with you and not wasting your precious short time in finding a locker room for your luggage.

deepak

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4. Re: 12 hours at Agra

I agree with Mr Rakesh. First you visit Agra Fort and Tajmahal during sunset.

Pinch of Spice is the best for the breakfast or lunch.

Arun

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5. Re: 12 hours at Agra

If your train doesn't leave till late, then i agree with the above posts about visiting Agra fort first and Taj from mehtab bagh for sunset :)

Cheers !

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6. Re: 12 hours at Agra

Thanks all!

Out of interest, how much would a taxi for the day cost? About 10 hours?

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7. Re: 12 hours at Agra

The price of a car depends upon the size and type but roughly between Rs 1800-2200 for a full day.

Thanks

Rashid Agra

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