My husband and I will now have a few leisure days after his business trip at the end of January. We hope to visit Jaipur and Agra and then travel to Delhi for our international flight home. Looking at the following:
Fri 31Jan arrive Jaipur at night - 3 nights Jaipur
Sat 01Feb - Jaipur
Sun 02Feb - Jaipur
Mon 03Feb - Jaipur/Agra early morning by car or train?? 1night Agr
Tue 04Feb - Agra early morning visit to Taj Mahal and afternoon to Delhi (train??) 1 night Delhi
Wed 05Feb - 12.00 midday flight from international airport.
We would hire a guide for a day in Jaipur and for the Taj Mahal and Fort.
Can you suggest the best way for us to travel Jaipur/Agra and Agra/Delhi. As this is quite last minute the trains may be full, but not sure. Train and car both have advantages and disadvantages. In Agra we really want to see the Taj Mahal at sunset from Mehtab Bagh or similar and would like to visit the Taj Mahal in the morning (sunrise if it is not foggy) and maybe less crowded. Not sure whether to do the Fort after the Taj or visit the fort the previous day. Fatehpur Sikri is a nice to have but not mandatory if it is too rushed. Ideally we would like to be in Delhi for dinner to meet up with some people who live there.
I am not sure the best and most economical way of arranging transport and guides as essentially we are travelling Jaipur to Agra to Delhi and not returning to the same city again. Can the experts out there offer me some suggestions as I don't have much time to organize this. I am not sure if I should contact some guides directly for a quote or how best to arrange this. Will post this on both Jaipur and Agra sites due to urgency. Thanks in advance.