A Perfect Taj Mahal Tour with a Short Trip to Mathura and Vrindavan – The Land of Lord Krishna
Traveling to India and not visiting to Agra is a Crime. Agra is known for the magnificent Taj Mahal the seven wonders of the world. Also Mathura and Vrindavan are equally important, as they are the Birth place of Lord Krishna. Both of these sites are a centre of rich heritage and culture of India.
Agra, Mathura and Vrindavan visit is a great idea for weekend travellers or the ones who want to explore these places in a limited time frame. So, let’s get started with our Insight.
How to Travel to Agra?
Nearest Airport: Delhi
Mode of Transport: By Train, By Car
Getting From Delhi To Agra :
If you are an International Traveller coming to India, you will be landing at the India’s Capital City Delhi. If that’s not the case, you can consider train as the fastest mode of transportation from your city to Agra. Convenient ways to travel from Delhi to Agra are listed below:-
By Train: You can reach the New Delhi Railway Station (NDLS) using the Delhi Metro Airport Express from Delhi Airport. The easiest way to book a train package from Delhi To Agra through Klook Website at reasonable prices. It will show you all the available trains, timings and their fares. You may book the train journey that suits your time.
By Car: You can hire a Taxi Cab from Delhi Airport / OLA, Uber or ask the hotel management you are staying at for arranging a car for you. Taxi is an expensive mode of transportation, but it’s considered as reliable and comfortable. You can book Car Charters with in Agra, at reasonable prices click here for more details.
What Will Be the Itinerary for Agra, Mathura and Vrindavan?
Day 1. Agra Taj Mahal Tour
Day starts with a Sunrise visit to The Taj Mahal, if can organise nature walking tour also. Visiting Taj Mahal, the beautiful mausoleum is once in a lifetime experience so make sure you have ample time of clicking pictures and enjoy the site. There are several photographers available at the site, who can click Instagram worthy professional pictures.
Tour Duration: 2 Hours
For foreign nationals the ticket is priced at 1000 rupees (15 USD) which includes a bottle of water, shoe covers & a tourist map of Agra.
|For Indian nationals the ticket is priced at 40 rupees. You will need to purchase shoe covers separately.|
Note: When you are visiting Taj Mahal, you will be allowed to carry your camera & mobile phone with you. Food, torch & sharp objects like swiss knife /Travel Knife are not allowed inside.
Taj Mahal opens 6 days a week except on Fridays. The opening hours are as below;
Day Time: 6 AM to 6 :30 PM
Night Time: 8:30 PM to 12:30 AM
Later When you are done with Taj Mahal, You can go to the your hotel and Take a Shower, After the breakfast you may go to Agra Fort.
The Agra Fort Find the Best Hotel Deals In Agra
The Agra Fort built in the year 1573 is a must visit monument in Agra. It is an magnificent Mughal architecture. The forts were built of red sandstone and marble. It is a huge complex consists of many palaces, gardens, lawns, courtyards, corridors, mosques, audience halls and chambers. Take a guided walking tour of this monument to know more about it’s fascinating history and architecture.
Tour Duration: 2 hours
| For foreign nationals the ticket for Agra Fort is priced at 550 rupees (8 USD)||For Indian nationals the ticket is priced at 40 rupees.|
Opening Hours: Agra fort remains open 6 AM to 6 PM everyday.
The next stop would be the Fatehpur Sikri which is 40 kms from Agra. Make sure you to take a halt at any nearby restaurant in Agra for lunch before heading to Fatehpur Sikri. There are very limited food options in Fatehpur Sikri.
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Fatehpur Sikri, is a palace city and has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This city is built of red sandstone and this palace city comprises of the tomb of Sufi Saint Salim Chishti, a Jama Masjid, a Diwan-e-Aam (King’s Court Area for public addresses), Birbal’s home, Hiran Minar (Elephant tower) and Punch Mahal(five-storied Mahal). The most remarkable thing about Fatehpur Sikri is it’s distinctive layout and the Bulandh Darwaza the entrance gate of this Palace City.
Tour Duration: 2 Hours
Ticket Prices: For foreign nationals the ticket for Fatehpur Sikri is priced at 260 rupees (4 USD)
For Indian nationals the ticket is priced at 20 rupees.
Fatehpur Sikri remains open from 6 AM to 6:30 PM every day except on Fridays.
By the end of this tour, you can have sumptuous dinner at your hotel or at any nearby restaurants these top recommended restaurants.
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How to Travel to Mathura and Vrindavan?
Day 2: Mathura and Vrindavan
Mathura -The Birth Place of Lord Krishna is located at a distance of 60 kms from Agra. It would take 90 mins to 2 hours to reach Mathura depending on road traffic. Have a wholesome breakfast at your hotel and leave by 9 AM to make the most out of your trip to Mathura and Vrindavan. You will have to rent a car for this trip that might cost you up to Rs. 2000-Rs3000 (USD 28-35) depending on the availability of the vehicle.
Shri Krishna Janmabhoomi:
Shri Krishna Janam bhoomi(birth place of Lord Krishna) is a magnificent and most significant holy place to visit in Mathura. This place embraces of caves portraying the stories of Lord Krishna, religious areas and temples having beautiful idols of Lord Krishna and Radha. Cameras, bags or cell phones are not allowed inside the complex. You can keep them in the safe lockers outside the temple’s complex.
Tour Duration: 1.5 hours
Opening Hours: The temple remains open from 5 AM to 12 Noon and 4 PM to 8 PM, 7 days a week.
Take a halt for lunch at Brijwasi, the famous restaurant which is located outside this temple’s complex.
Shri Bankey Bihari Ji Temple:
Bankey Bihari Ji Temple is the holiest temple in Vrindavan. This temple is visited by millions of devotees across India and abroad every year with the hopes of wish fulfilment and to get a sight of the hypnotic idol of Lord Krishna. You will have to go through narrow lanes to reach this temple.
Tour Duration: 45 minutes
Timings: The temple remains open from 9 AM to 8:30 PM everyday.
Iskcon Temple: ISKCON (International Society for Krishna Consciousness)
Get fascinated by the tunes of Hare Rama Hare Krishna at the Iskcon Temple. This is one of the most well-maintained temples in Vrindavan. Once inside the temple you will see devotees soulfully dancing and enchanting Hare Rama Hare Krishna. There are many facilities within the temple premises for the visitors. ISKCON followers are seen here selling religious book, gifts, souvenirs. You can also have food which is considered as Prasad. ISKCON is also running large community kitchens under food for all scheme run by Government Of India. You can visit the holy museum located upstairs in the temple.
Tour Duration : 1 hour
Timings : The temple remains open from 5 AM to 8:30 PM 7Days a week.
Prem Mandir :
The Prem Mandir is a situated in Vrindavan. This architectural wonder is built of white marble. The various statuaries, streamers and complex carvings showcase the tales of Lord Krishna. It is highly suggested to visit the Prem Mandir during the evening to witness it’s impressive visual light effects. It is also termed as one of the most beautiful temples of Modern India.
Tour Duration: 2 hour
Timings : The temple remains open from 5:30 AM to 8:30 PM 7 Days a week
After indulging in such positive and spiritual vibes, it’s time to get back to your hotel, have dinner and take some good sleep.
Make your plans according to this Agra Mathura Vrindavan itinerary and you can enjoy and visit most of the locations. @indictraveller Trendy, Travel and Lifestyle.
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