Private Day Trip to Fatehpur Sikri And Abhaneri Stepwells From Agra To Jaipur

Duration: 8 hours
Destination: India, Uttar Pradesh, Agra
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  • 8 hours
  • Agra
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Cancellable

Overview

Make the journey from Agra to Jaipur by air-conditioned minivan, visiting two of Northern India's jewels along the way. Just west of Agra, Fatehpur Sikri is a small World Heritage-listed city founded by a 16th-century Mughal emperor. Continuing to Abhaneri, marvel at one of the most beautiful stepwells in India, known for its geometrical architecture and design. This is a unique spot for photography lovers, and something you won't see if you travel by air or train.

Highlights

  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Private tour is operated with just your party and a guide/driver
  • Day trip (destination A to B)

Your Driver will meet you at your hotel in Agra at 9am. Board the air-conditioned minivan and head west to Uttar Pradesh. After around one hour you will see the Buland Darwaza, also known as the "Gate of Magnificence". Built in 1601 and standing 40 meters high, the Buland Darwaza is the highest gateway in the world and marks the main entrance to the palace at Fatehpur Sikri.
Ninety minutes later you will arrive at Fatehpur Sikri itself where your guide will explain the history of the Buland Darwaza – one of the finest surviving examples of Mughal architecture – an imposing structure built from red and buff sandstone, and decorated with black and white marble.
Stroll around Diwan-E-Khas, the royal chamber where Emperor Akbar held important meetings with members of his court. Grandly decorated with precious stones, it stands out among the other palace buildings and makes a beautiful backdrop for photographs. For the best views, head to the Pancha Mahal and admire the scenic panorama once enjoyed by royal ladies and their guests.
Get back into the minivan for a 3-hour drive to Abhaneri, where you will visit the Chand Baori stepwell. This is one of the oldest and most beautiful landmarks in Rajasthan, built by King Chanda of the Chauhan Dynasty between AD 800 and AD 900. Its geometrical architecture isn't just attractive – it was designed to conserve as much water as possible.
 
After some time to explore and take photos, continue another hour driving toward Jaipur where you will be dropped off at your desired destination. Please note that this tour does not return to Agra.

Inclusions
  • Hotel pickup in Agra and drop-off in Jaipur
  • Bottled water
  • Professional guide only at Fatehpur Sikri
  • One-way private transfer
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan

Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Minimum age is 5 years
  • A maximum of 12 people per booking
  • Dress code is smart casual, avoid sleeveless and shorts as you may restricted to enter places of worship.
  • NOTE: This tour begins in Agra and ends in Jaipur. It does not return to Agra.
Departure Point

Your centrally located hotel or accommodation in Agra


Departure Time

9:00 AM

Hotel pickups commence prior to this time

Times are subject to change due to local traffic conditions.


Return Details

Your desired location in Jaipur. Please note that this tour does not return to Agra.

Voucher info

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Duration

8 hours

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

User's Reviews

Image - 03 Jul 2019 -

CherJohn

Driver was on time, guide was friendly and knowledgeable. But i didn't expect a shopping session, though it wa not compulsory.
The tour is a bit too pricey compare with other choices with reversed direction.
But overall the experience was pleasant.

Image - 28 May 2017 -

jgard06

This tour was a very easy way to move from Agra to Jaipur, without missing the Abhaneri Stepwells and Fatehpur Sikri in the process. Our guide was knowledgeable, but a little stand-offish. Very friendly driver. Pick-up information was confirmed prior to the start of the tour, which was nice.

Image - 09 Jan 2017 -

Annamarie L

Our guide Pamod was very friendly and knowledgable about the history and we had a very good time. He was a great photographer taking charge of my cell, while I fumbled with my large camera.
However on this tour, your time with a guide is very short. The majority of time is spent with your driver. And unlike all of our other interactions with drivers on our 2 weeks in India this was awful. I received an email confirmation with time, car, driver, license etc. Driver was no where to be found. Hotel located the car in their lot, but no driver. After trying his number, with no answer I approached a man and asked if he was our driver. I showed him the confirmation and was told NO. Recognizing a guide from a previous tour, I enlisted his help in locating my driver. The man I approached, was my driver! It was a miserable trip to meet our guide, with only grunts as responses. After Fatehpur Sikfri, where you leave your guide he instructed him to take us to lunch in twenty minutes, then on to Stepwells and lastly our hotel. After 2 hours of grunts and silence, I told the driver we wanted to go directly to the hotel and no visit the Stepwells. I finally got a response! Lunch? No Stepwells? No Hotel? Yes! Our driver only grunted, because he didn't speak much English. The tour was for an English speaking driver and guide. Extremely disappointed, as there was so much to be heard about the countryside, agriculture etc. to be heard. Instead we had four hours of silence. No offer to stop and use the toilet. Fortunately it was not necessary.

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