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Help - think I need a driver and guide in Agra

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Help - think I need a driver and guide in Agra

Hello

My husband and I plan to arrive in AGRA in the morning of Friday 3rd January 2014 on the train from Delhi.

I am aware that the Taj Mahal is closed on a Friday so do you think it would be good to visit Fatehpur Sikri on the Friday?

How much would it cost for a driver to take us there and back?

I would like to see the Taj at sunrise the following morning and explore it that day.

Do you think it would be best to have a driver and guide for the two days we are in Agra? How much should we expect to pay?

Are there any other suggestions you could make to fill our two days in AGRA?

My plan is to leave AGRA on the Marudhar Express train for Varanasi at 2055hrs on Saturday 4th January.

Thank you very much

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1. Re: Help - think I need a driver and guide in Agra

Hi-

From arrival to departure it will be 2 full days. Day 1st you can do Fatehpur Sikri, SiKandara ( Akbar's Tom ) and Mariyam's Tomb. Day 2nd Tajmahal, Agra Fort, Itmad - ud - Daulah's Tomb and sunset Mehtab Bagh.

For the both days A/C Indigo (small car ) 3000 INR and A/C Innova (large car) 4000 INR including toll and parking. Nothing extra.

Guide charges for 2 full days 2280 INR

Arun

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2. Re: Help - think I need a driver and guide in Agra

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4. Re: Help - think I need a driver and guide in Agra

It should be about 2500 rs with smaller car and i think smaller car will be better in Agra.

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5. Re: Help - think I need a driver and guide in Agra

on friday u visit sikri and akbars tomb and a big mosque in old town.

following day visit taj early if weather is clear otherwise after bteakfast.visit baby taj and sunset from mehtabh bagh across river yamuna.

The cost of car very much depends upon size and type.

Guide wages for 2 full days is Rs 2500 approx.

There r few members and DE on Agra forum they r guides too

You can arrange one for Agra tour

Thanks

Rashid Agra

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6. Re: Help - think I need a driver and guide in Agra

For your two days itinerary hire a car from Delhi in similar cost with guides.

start from Delhi after 8 am and visit fatehpur sikri to akbar tomb to Agra fort or Tajmahal visit from back side river with sunset from mehtab bagh. over night in Agra

next day sunrise at tajmahal and relax

pm visit Agra fort & baby taj (et-mat-daula )

after dinner car drop you at railway station for catch your Varanasi train and

car back to Delhi.

hope this way you have more flexibility and hassle free tour with driver and guide.

cheers

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8. Re: Help - think I need a driver and guide in Agra

your itinerary should be like this:-

Day 01-You can visit Fatehpur sikri and Sikandara.

Day 02 :You can visit Taj Mahal ,Red fort,Itmad-daula and Mehtab bag.

As per as itinerary.Indigo car will cost Approx.INR 1400-1600 and Innova wiil cost approx.INR 1600-2000.

Guide charges for full day INR 975 only.

Hope its help

Cheers!

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9. Re: Help - think I need a driver and guide in Agra

Hi-

I agree with Ms Rashid. He is very senior and knowledgeable person. He is working as a guide/escort since 1992. You can contact to him. He will give you good advice.

Arun

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10. Re: Help - think I need a driver and guide in Agra

Thank you all for your help and suggestions.