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By Taxi: Local Transportation
After reaching the city of Agra, you need local transport to reach the Taj Mahal.
Tongas, electric-operated buses and electric tempos are promptly accessible, and the most ideal approach to get to the Taj where no autos are permitted. Auto-rickshaws and cycle-rickshaws are accessible all around. Do fix the charges in advance. In case you are a nonnative, please guarantee that you haggle at every place and do so hard! By and large, things are accessible at 40% off on the first quoted rate.
The tourism department of Uttar Pradesh arranges full day tours in air-conditioned buses on a daily basis – the tour comprises of a visit to the Taj Mahal Complex, The Agra Fort, and Fatehpur Sikri. Charges will vary according to the type of bus coach that you book. If you are not up for a full-day tour, you can opt for a half-day tour package that covers the Taj Mahal Complex and the Agra Fort. In both tours, you will get to visit the Taj towards the end of the trip, during the late evening. This way, you get ample time to soak in the beautiful sights of and around the Taj. From there, you can choose to board the same bus back to your hotel or stay longer and then head back to the hotel on your own (by booking a cab or hiring an auto-rickshaw.)
Furthermore, the IRCTC also arranges city tours in autos, yet you have to book the autos independently, which is somewhat costlier than the bus tour. Both the UP tourism and IRCTC have its booking offices at Platform #1 in the Agra Cantonment Railway Station.
The most ideal approach to explore the city is to go out for a stroll on the Mall Road (also called the Sadar road). The road is flanked with craftsmanship and calfskin merchandise shops. You will discover a lot of food joints offering regional and continental cuisines. The Indian sense of taste is, for the most part, exceptionally zesty. Hence, you might just want to carry acid neutralizer tablets should you want to sample the spicy Indian cuisine.
As an aide, an auto rickshaw from Agra Cantonment station to the Taj Mahal costs about INR 80/- (at any rate in off season); and a cycle rickshaw from the Taj Mahal to Agra Fort costs INR 40/-.
An air-conditioned taxi for the day can cost around INR 1,200/-. They will charge marginally more in case you need to go to Fatehpur Sikri, which is somewhat farther (40 km away). Be cautioned that the drivers will most likely attempt to make unscheduled stops along the route at marble and material shops for which they get commissions. Strongly let them know that you're not intrigued by shopping and wish to be driven straight to the desired tourist destination.
For excursions from Agra, it is ideal to pre-hire a taxi on an entire-day basis (charged per 8 Hours or 80 Km). A good method for booking your taxicab is to book it online or from the Hotel Travel Helpdesk. Additionally, you can book a taxi outside the railway station, if you are comfortable with that. There is a government-approved taxi stand from where you can hire a taxi for INR 950 per 8 hours. It is perhaps more expensive to book through your hotel as they do charge extra with safety in mind. It is ideal to arrange with the driver directly or book through a trusted online car rental portal. In the interim, to visit, you can find local taxis accessible at your disposal.
Autos are not permitted close to the Taj Complex, but rather whatever is left of Agra is effectively explored via auto. Auto Rental is accessible from different Agencies.
In case you plan to go to Agra on the taxi from Delhi International Airport terminal, ensure you connect with the taxi that can take you between cities or "outstation" – these are the white ones. The green and yellow taxis do not have the license or permit to travel between cities, leave alone taking you to Agra. So, be aware and choose wisely.
YepCab for traveling to Agra
If you need a taxi or an auto-rickshaw to reach and explore the city of Agra (from Delhi NCR), contact the below-mentioned;
Mandawali, Delhi - 110092
Email:- firstname.lastname@example.org / email@example.com