You may want to factor in the 2 hours prior to check in that you need to be at the airport, the time to get baggage out from the aircraft and the drive from the aiport into your hotel, and the cost diff while deciding on the merits of travel in a prop driven short flight like this. These factors dont apply to a long haul1-2 hour flight by a jet aircraft.
-arrive Delhi late so that first day doesn't count
-2 full fays in Delhi
- 2 nights in Agra - morning train to Agra. I had planned 2 nights in Agra... arriving by the early train, visiting the Fort and Taj, and on the second day doing Taj early and Fatehpur Sikri....
- off to Jaipur (somehow) - staying 2 nights in Jaipur
-morning flight to Udaipur - 2 nights in Udaipur
-morning flight to Delhi
-overnight in Delhi for flight home next day
Now I'm thinking that if I can visit Fatehpur Sikri the second day in Agra or go stray to the Fort and Fatehppur on arrival and leave Taj for second day, then I could leave in the evening train to Jaipur??? Or is it better the 2 nights in Agra .... If drive to Jaipur with therstop in Fateh SIkri, then I will arrive late in Jaipur giving me just a day and a half there....
UGh!!!!! the troubkles of trying to fit the most in so few days!
Your thoughts are most welcome!
I have visited Taj twice, and on my last visit I felt that half a day was more than adequate for it. The rest of the programme looks good to me, and with enough time to do whatever you need to do.
There is a bird sanctuary at Bharatpur, accessible from Agra I believe( I dont have personal knowledge of this, its on my list of places to visit for next year!)where migratory birds come in the winter months .that you may want to consider visiting.
Overnight train may be a good bet for Agra-Jaipur.
Is it possible to do Fort and Fatehpur Skri onmy arrival the foirst day in Agra and do Taj second day and off to Jaipur?
Is that "doable" or would it be too rushed??
Any other ideas?
Thanks for your suggestion... can you tell me how I can find any info regarding bus schedules etc from Fatehpur Sikri to Jaipur?
which will be the best way to go to Fatehpur from Agra
what itinerary you suggest assuming:
-I will take the early morning train from Delhi to Agra arriving in Agra around 8:00
- staying one night in Agra and continure to Jaipur the following day either train or buss...
Thanks for your help
So dont get confused you can visit Fatehpur Sikri being in Agra itself and then travel by Train to Jaipur. There are overnight Trains from Jaipur to Udaipur and from Udaipur to Delhi as well. Just for your info.
We are going next week by train. Can you tell me how to find the tourist bus.