Although Agra is an important tourist destination of India, there are many people who frequently look for places to see in Agra within the same day Taj Mahal tour along with Taj Mahal. That’s the reason why we felt compelled to present to you an itinerary that you can go through which will help you plan your same day Agra tour.
Remember, there are many things to see in Agra besides Taj Mahal, you just need to plan it properly and go by our itinerary to explore all these locations. Read on.
Same day Taj Mahal Tour- Taj Mahal from 9 am to 11 am
You should start your same day Agra tour by car visiting the Taj Mahal. Although, we will recommend you to go to the Taj Mahal early in the morning, but since it’s a one day tour and you will probably start your journey in the morning, so reach Taj Mahal at 9 am in the morning. It will take you around 90 minutes to complete seeing Taj Mahal, prayer room, the beautiful garden, and the museum.
11 am to 12 pm- Itmad-ud-Daulah Tomb
On the banks of river Yamuna lies the baby Taj Mahal, which is known as Itmad-Ud-Daulah Tomb. It is said that, this tomb was built as a draft complex for Taj Mahal. It looks almost the same as the grand Taj Mahal structure with the look alike wall carvings, garden and pool. This is a small structure and it won’t take you more than 60 minutes to complete exploring this architectural marvel.
12 pm to 12.30 pm- Mankameshwar Temple
If you are doing a same day Taj Mahal tour by car, then the next destination to head towards to is Mankameshwar temple. Mankameshwar temple is an old Hindu temple and this temple is surrounded by a lot of markets too.
Same day Taj Mahal tour by Car- Visit Ram Bagh from 1.30 to 2.30 pm
Ram Bagh is one of the ancient Mughal gardens of Agra. The reason behind visiting this garden during the peak hours is that this garden remains cool even if you are visiting it in the afternoon. The cool breeze from the Yamuna River keeps this place cool even in the afternoon. You should visit this garden to relax for some time and feel mesmerized by the surroundings.
2.30 to 3.30 pm- Head towards Akbar’s tomb
The pyramidal tomb is another fascinating structure in Agra. Although it’s located a little far away, but you should definitely visit Akbar’s tomb once for sure. One of the major reasons to visit the Akbar’s tomb is to see the 99 names of Allah which are inscribed on the walls.
4.00 to 6.00 pm- Enjoy shopping
Ofcource you would like to indulge in some shopping too once you are here. The best place to do shopping is Sadar Bazaar. Buy some of the best souvenirs and gift items for yourself and your friends. Also, Sadar Bazaar is close to Agra Fort too, which means your next stop will be non-other than Agra Fort.
6.00 to 8.00 pm- The fascinating Agra Fort
Agra Fort is close to the Taj Mahal. The reason behind visiting it in the evening is that it looks amazing during that time. You should come here to see the light and sound show which happens at 7 pm.