To pull off a fulfilling sans stress same day trip to Agra, consider opting for our same day Taj Mahal tour by train. The tour package is customizable and takes care of end-to-end tour logistics, leaving little to chance.
The package ensures smart use of your time. Sightseeing is self-paced and peppered with regular breaks to freshen up and having snacks/ lunch at appropriate intervals. All the main tourist attractions in Agra are covered unless out of explicit personal discretion.
The package entails a chauffeur driven car at your ready disposal throughout the sightseeing. A professional tour guide is also attached to you from the point you land on Agra railway station, so as to properly acquaint you with the opulent history and heritage of the ancient city right from the word go. The staff provided for your facilitation is invariably English-speaking, licensed and personable. The vehicles are clean, well-appointed and in as good as new condition.
On a typical Same day Taj Mahal tour by train, your day starts early in the morning as you are picked up from your home/ hotel by our trusted and courteous English-speaking cab driver to the prearranged railway station for the onward journey to Agra. The train leaves New Delhi at around 6’o clock in the morning,
As compared to other same day trip options (viz. by own car, hired cab, public bus etc.), tour by train is the fastest. It lets you start your day early and reach Agra in two hours and ten minutes, to be precise. Your seats are booked in a super fast and air-conditioned train called Shatabdi Express that also serves quality English breakfast as soon as the train leaves station.
At Agra Railway Station, you are greeted by assigned local cab driver waiting for you with a placard of your name. The driver is accompanied by a seasoned (and licensed) English-speaking tour guide to welcome you to the ancient city - Agra.
Right after disembarking at Agra railway station, you enjoy the discretion of either stopping over briefly at a hotel room for freshening up or immediately carry on with the sight-seeing business. To suit your personal discretion, your travel plan is loosely populated with sightseeing activities so as to fit in lunch and coffee breaks at opportune times, and thus keeping the day happening but far from hectic.
You are escorted to visit the exquisite Taj Mahal, Agra Fort and Fatehpur Sikri in the company of the experienced and licensed local guide who helps you properly understand and appreciate these imposing Mughal era monuments, as well as other landmarks that happen to occur on the way.
We call it a day at 8:00 PM and you are escorted to the Agra Railway Station to board your train for onward journey. The train leaves Agra Railway Station at 9:15 PM and you reach New Delhi at around 11:30 PM. Our driver picks you up at the New Delhi railway station and drops you safely at your hotel/ place of residence.
Pick up from the hotel or your residence and proceed to the New Delhi Railway Station to board superfast and luxurious air conditioned Shatabdi Express.
The train departs sharply at 0605 Hours and you will be provided delicious breakfast in the train. It takes 02 Hours and 10 Minutes to reach Agra.
On arrival at the Agra Railway Station, our representative shall pick you by having a placard in your name to avoid any confusion. At the same time , he will introduces you to your Tour Guide. It is your choice to start your sightseeing or else you want to go hotel to freshen up.
You will see the most magnificent man made creation in the name of Love.This white colour building is so beautiful that you can not take your eyes away. Taj Mahal was built by Shah Jahan in the memory of his late wife Mumtaj Mahal. Such was their intensity of love for each other that even today they are revered as the greatest love story all over the globe.
It took 22 years to build this monument of love and more than 20000 men to complete this work of art. At the end it became a love affair for everyone who was involved in the project.
Later you visit, Agra Fort which is One of the finest fort of Mughal architecture in India. This fort on the banks of river Yamuna made of Red sandstone started constructed in the year 1565 during the reign of Akbar the great. It is a splendid sample of military might of the Mughals.
It is time to taste some of greatest cuisines of mughal era.Enjoy and relish your lunch at the ITC Mughal or The Gateway.
After lunch, you proceed to Fatehpur Sikri which is 40 Kms from Agra and this magnificient city is built in red sandstone that sprawls 3 km in length, 1 km in width and surrounded by a 6 km long wall on three sides. The magnificent palace-city was founded by Emperor Akbar in 1569 so as to shift his capital in Agra around the camp of Sufi Saint Shaikh Salim Chishti. It is believed that the saint blessed the emperor Akbar to have a mail child and which came true.The construction of the city was planned along the Persian principles, however assimilating some regional architectural influences.
It was accomplished after 15 years of non-stop labour, however, only to be vacated forever in 1585 due to the paucity of water as well as proximity to Rajputana territories.
The popular architectural features of the palace-city complex include the Buland Darwaza, Jama Masjid, Tomb of Salim Chisti, Diwan-i-Aam, Diwan-i-Khaas, Naubat Khana, Ibadat Khana, Panch Mahal and Birbal’s house.
In the evening you are transferred to the railway station to board train to New Delhi.
The train departs at 2115 hours and you leave Agra by having sweet memories of your visit to Taj Mahal and other world heritage buildings.
Arrival at New Delhi Railway station and your driver shall pick up you and drop at your hotel or your residence.
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