How to visit Delhi-Agra-Vrindavan in a budget?

How to visit Delhi-Agra-Vrindavan in a budget?

Tour packages:-

This tour package is provided by Expedia which allows you to chose your hotels according to the rating, for example 3 star, 4 star or 5 star hotels. The starting rate for this package is 170$ per person which is approximately 12,109 INR per person.

Trip from Mumbai to Delhi:- 

Mumbai to Delhi flights (cheap airfare )

You can take a flight from Mumbai to Delhi if you want to reach faster.

You can also take the famous Rajdhani Express train as an alternative which takes approx 16 hours to reach Delhi . In our case we opted for a Jet airways flight for departing from Mumbai and took the Rajdhani Express while coming back to pavilion.  The train journey was good without any delays and as we booked a first class cabin the service was good. It also came with privacy and the food served was  surprisingly quite nice. The fares of Rajdhani Express start from 2,725 INR per person for AC 3 tier and can range up to 4,730 for AC tier 1.  


For an instance, all Indians know about the capital of our country i.e Delhi. It is surely a massive metropolitan city in the north. It has two parts namely New Delhi and Old Delhi. The city is also famous for its all-inclusive bazaar named the Chandni Chowk. There is a lot to see in Delhi but I feel that you can complete visiting the places of importance in just 1 or 2 days. 
Things to see in Delhi:-
Red fort
Qutub minar
Humayuns tomb
Akshardham temple
India gate
Lotus temple
Jama Masjid
Rashtrapati bhawan
Chandni Chowk
Lakshmi Narayan Temple
Raj Ghat
Jantar Mantar
Parliament house
ISKCON temple
National museum (if you are interested in ancient artifacts)

Where to stay in Delhi:- If you are looking for 5 star hotels to stay in Delhi you can compare prices by clicking on just one link and find the hotel according to your budget. While our visit, we stayed at the Pride Plaza hotel on the airport road in Delhi.

How to reach Agra from Delhi?

The distance between Delhi and Agra is 231 kms that takes maximum 3 hours and 45 minutes by car via the Yamuna or Taj expressway. Or you can go by the train called Gatimaan Express which is Indias first semi-high speed train which takes 1 hour 45 minutes approximately to reach Agra. The other alternative is to book an ola or uber cab or some other local mini can but if you want to save the transport cost  train is the best option. 

Agra:- Agra is the city where the grand monument of love has been erected for centuries. The city is situated on the banks of the Yamuna river and is the fourth most populous city in the state of Uttar Pradesh. This city is famous for its Mughal era built buildings and the remarkable world heritage site of Taj Mahal. October to March is the best time to visit Delhi and Agra. However you have to pay entry fees to visit these sites. THe prices can vary according to the sites you visit. Currently Indians have to pay a 250 INR entry fee for the Taj Mahal while for the foreigners the fee is about 1,100 INR per person.
Note that you can only carry a mobile phone, water bottle and a camera inside the Taj Mahal as items like mobile chargers, tripods, smoking items, eatables, drinks or tobacco containing substances are not allowed inside the property.
Also note that you have to wear booties or go barefoot to get inside the Taj Mahal. It is done to preserve the yellow sandstone marble tiles and to preserve the property from any possible damage.

What to see in Agra?

Taj Mahal
Agra fort
Moti Masjid
Tomb of Akbar the great
Anguri bagh
Taj museum
Fatehpur Sikri
Jahangir palace
Kanch mahal
Yamuna river
The Red Taj
Shaheed Smarak park

Where to stay in Agra?
The link mentioned below lists all the potential best rated hotels in Agra but I would suggest you to stay at The Oberoi Amarvillas as it is conjoined to the property of the Taj Mahal and will give you the complete experience of staying near Taj Mahal. During our visit, we prefered to stay at the Mansingh Palace hotel in Agra.

How to reach Vrindavan from Agra?

The distance between Agra and Vrindavan is 69 kms which is 1 hour and 19 minutes approximately by car. However the cheapest way to reach Vrindavan is to take the train Taj express from Agra to Mathura and then take a taxi from Mathura to Vrindavan. Ola is also available in Agra.

Vrindavan-the sacred city.

"Vrindavan" the name has a special story behind it. According to mythological stories, the name Vrinda is an alternative for Radha and Van means garden/jungle or village. People believe that this city was named by lord Krishna after his other half diety Radha's name. This city is dedicated to temples of lord Krishna and Radha hence the city is popularly known as the town of temples. It is believed that lord Krishna had spent his childhood in the city. 

Things to see in Vrindavan:-

Banke Bihari Temple
Sri Krishna Balram temple
Shree Rangnath Jee temple
Shahji temple
Prem Mandir
Vrindavan Chandrodaya Mandir
Govind Ji Temple
Mirabai Temple
Maa Vaishno Devi Dham 
Keshi Ghat
Vrinda Kunja
Birla temple

Where to stay in Vrindavan?

Well we preferred to stay at our hotel in Agra during our visit to Vrindavan as there is not much distance between the two cities and we can visit Vrindavan and go back to agra in maximum 2 hours.
Also if you prefer luxury 5 star hotels or even 3 or 4 star hotels I advise you to stay at Agraas the hotels in Vrindavan are not that lavish. However if you wish to check out hotels in Vrindavan you can use the link provided below:

Hope you find this blog informative enough  to plan  your next trip to the destination accordingly. If you have any queries regarding the stay or accommodation feel free to ask in the comments section.   


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