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Taj Mahal
Fatehpur Sikri
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Amar Singh Gate. Photo Courtesy - Sanyam Bahga
Photo Courtesy: Sanyam Bahga
Amer Fort
Jantar Mantar Observatory (Photo Courtesy: Knowledge Seeker)
Hawa Mahal (Photo Courtesy: Firoze Edassery)
City Palace Jaipur (Photo Courtesy: Miya.m)
The lower tank of the temple
Overview of the temple (Photo Courtesy: China Crisis)
Jaigarh Fort (Photo Courtesy: Matthew Laird Acred)
Nahargarh Fort (Photo Courtesy: Acred99)
Amphitheatre at Jawahar Kala Kendra (Photo Courtesy: Sanyambahga)
Jal Mahal (Photo Courtesy: Jal Mahal Project)

Jaipur Agra Break is a shortened version of the classic Golden Triangle itinerary that includes Jaipur and Agra where guests visit heritage destinations of Agra and Jaipur while choosing to skip Delhi.

Route

Jaipur(2) - Agra(2)

Summarised Itinerary
  • Day-1 Arrival at Jaipur.
  • Day-2 Jaipur Sightseeing
  • Day-3 Proceed to Agra via Dausa, Abhaneri and Bharatpur.
  • Day-4 Full Day Agra Sightseeing
  • Day-5 Departure
Sightseeing Summary

Agra - Jama Masjid Agra (1.40 kms), Agra Fort (4.00 kms), Taj Mahal (5.00 kms), Mehtab Bagh (6.00 kms), Bird watching in Bharatpur (62.00 kms)

Jaipur - Jantar Mantar Observatory (5.00 kms), Hawa Mahal (5.00 kms), City Palace Jaipur (5.00 kms), Moti Doongri (5.00 kms), Jal Mahal (9.00 kms), Amer Fort (12.00 kms), Mehandipur Balaji Temple (60.00 kms), Abhaneri Stepwells (95.00 kms)

Preferred Arrival /Departure Destination
Arrival - Jaipur Departure - Jaipur
Best Season to Travel
  • Jan
  • Feb
  • Mar
  • Apr
  • May
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  • Sep
  • Oct
  • Nov
  • Dec
Popular Extensions to the Itinerary

Guests looking to explore all elements of Jaipur may choose to stay for an additional night at Jaipur. Guests arriving or departing from Delhi may choose to spend a night in Delhi for visiting prominent heritage monuments.

Distances
  • Jaipur to Agra -230 kms (4.5 hrs)
  • Agra to Jaipur -230 kms (4.5 hrs)
Route

Jaipur(2) - Agra(2) - Jaipur

Detailed Itinerary

Day-1 Arrival at Jaipur.  Arrival at Jaipur. Jaipur is a major destination in Rajasthan visited for its heritage experience. Guests can visit local markets for handicraft shopping in evening and enjoy a Dinner at Chokhi Dhani Restaurant. (Ethnic Indian Restaurant serving Vegetarian Rajasthani Cuisine).

Day-2 Jaipur Sightseeing  Proceed for full day sightseeing covering Amer Fort (Elephant ride is possible), Jantar Mantar (Observatory), Hawa Mahal and City Palace, Jal Mahal, Moti Doongri Temple etc. Evening explore local market for shopping.

Day-3 Proceed to Agra via Dausa, Abhaneri and Bharatpur.  Proceed to Agra (230 kms, 5.5 hours). Enroute visit Mehandipur Balaji Temple (Dausa), Abhaneri Stepwell and Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary (62 kms before Agra).

Day-4 Full Day Agra Sightseeing Visit Taj Mahal, one of the original seven wonders of the world and the Monument Agra is renowned for. Early morning is the ideal time to visit Taj Mahal. Later in the day visit Agra Fort, Jama Masjid, Buland Darwaza. In the afternoon excursion to Fatehpur Sikri (a heritage town at 60 kms - 1.5 hours). Time permitting visit Mehtab Bagh in Agra in the evening for another view of the Taj Mahal across the River.

Day-5 Departure Proceed to back to Jaipur (230 kms - 4.5 kms)

Detailed Sightseeing

Agra :

  • Jama Masjid Agra - Jama Masjid in Agra is opposite the Agra fort, is one of the larger mosques in India and a most visited monument after Taj Mahal and Agra Fort.

  • Agra Fort - Agra Fort is a UNESCO World heritage site and one of the most visited monuments after Taj Mahal. There are several areas to explore and a guided visit can take upto an hour and a half to explore. Diwan-e-aam, Diwaan-e-khaas, Khas Mahal (white marble palace, one of the best examples of painting on marble), Sheesh Mahal, Mina Masjid, Moti Masjid are some of the areas that are worth a visit.

  • Taj Mahal - The Taj Mahal is often the reason to visit India. Its a monument built by Shahjehan in memory of his wife Mumtaz Mahal and became symbol of love world over. Taj Mahal today is a major attraction and one of the original seven wonders of the world.

  • Mehtab Bagh - Mehtab Bagh overlooks The Taj Mahal from otherside of the river and offers excellent views. The Mehtab Bagh garden was the last of eleven Mughal-built gardens along the Yamuna opposite the Taj and the Agra Fort

  • Bird watching in Bharatpur - Keoladeo national park or Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary has been the most organized bird sanctuaries in India. Bharatpur remains an attraction for anyone traveling on Agra - Jaipur route. Over the years 380 resident and migrant species of birds have been recorded in the area.

Jaipur :

  • Jantar Mantar Observatory - The Jantar Mantar is a collection of architectural astronomical instruments, built in 18th century. The Jaipur observatory is the largest and best preserved of few such other built in that period and is considered one of the world heritage site.

  • Hawa Mahal - Hawa Mahal is a unique five-storey building built in 1799 akin to the honeycomb of the beehive with its 953 small windows called jharokhas. The original intention of the lattice was to allow royal ladies to observe everyday life in the street below without being seen, since they had to observe strict "purdah". Its a popular monument to visit for guests arriving at Jaipur for its unique architecture and views around the area.

  • City Palace Jaipur - City Palace is a palace complex in Jaipur which was the seat of the royal family of Jaipur. The Chandra Mahal palace now houses a museum (Sawai Mansingh Museum) but the greatest part of it is still a royal residence. The palace complex incorporates an impressive and vast array of courtyards, gardens and buildings.

  • Moti Doongri - Moti Dungri Temple is a Lord Ganesha temple and a major attraction in Jaipur. Set on a hilltop, the temple is well visited all through the year.

  • Jal Mahal - Jal Mahal (meaning "Water Palace") is a palace located in the middle of the Man Sagar Lake in Jaipur city. The Jal Mahal palace is considered an architectural beauty built in the Rajput and Mughal styles of architecture. Number of birds seen around the lake makes it a good place for a bird watcher to arrive in winter.

  • Amer Fort - Amer Fort is located in Amer, 12 kilometres from Jaipur. It is one of the principal tourist attractions of Jaipur, located high on a hill. Amer Fort was built in 18th century and is known for its artistic style. With its large ramparts, series of gates and cobbled paths, the fort overlooks the Maota Lake, at its forefront. The fort is a must for its different areas, its spread over 4 levels and its aesthetic ambiance. The areas comprise Diwan-e-Aam or the "Hall of Public Audience", the Diwan-e-Khas or the "Hall of Private Audience", the Sheesh Mahal (mirror palace) or Jai Mandir, and the Sukh Niwas where a cool climate is artificially created by winds that blow over the water cascade within the palace. There is also a stepwell nearby that could be an interesting visit for any traveller.

  • Mehandipur Balaji Temple - Sri Mehandipur Balaji Temple in Dausa is a Lord Hanuman Temple and renowned pilgrim centre at 60 kms from Jaipur, just off Agra Road.

  • Abhaneri Stepwells - Abhaneri is a village at 95 kms from Jaipur, on Jaipur-Agra road and home to Chand Baori step well and Harshat Mata Temple. Abhaneri is a popular stopr for travellers on Jaipur - Agra route on the Golden Triangle circuit.

Destination Overview

Jaipur - Jaipur is capital of Rajasthan and one of the major tourist destinations of India and part of the famed “Golden Triangle” itinerary route along with Delhi and Agra. Jaipur has now evolved into a major business center with all requisites of a metropolitan city.

Agra - Agra is home to Taj Mahal, a mughal era monument that is considered one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Agra forms a part of the Golden Triangle circuit Delhi-Jaipur-Agra which is the most visited tourist circuit in India.

Access
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Distances
  • Jaipur to Agra -230 kms (4.5 hrs)
  • Agra to Jaipur -230 kms (4.5 hrs)

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Distances
  • Jaipur to Agra -230 kms (4.5 hrs)
  • Agra to Jaipur -230 kms (4.5 hrs)

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