In terms of visitors, the Taj Mahal in Agra is the most visited monument in India. On this same day Agra tour, passengers travel by the Gatiman Express train between Delhi and Agra. Besides Taj Mahal, Agra Fort & Fatehpur Sikri are other things you can see on an Agra day trip. UNESCO has designated all three sites as world heritage sites. Located on the banks of the Yamuna river, the city is 210 kilometers south of Delhi. Take a train to Agra on a day trip following a suggested itinerary. Getting to Agra by road from Delhi is also possible via the Yamuna Expressway. Depending on your preference, you can get any option. Here is a guide on how to plan a trip to Agra to see the Taj Mahal.
Mughal architecture and craftsmanship with the best of marble used at the Taj Mahal and Agra Fort are noticed. City tour of Agra includes the visit of Fatehpur Sikri and Sikandara Fort also. On a day trip to Agra, Pietra dura or Pachikari, arrangements of precious and semi-precious stones in floral designs in the marble base of Taj is highly appreciated by millions of tourists. During the city tour of Agra, one can roam around freely through Agra's beautiful markets lined with various marble factories, carpet shops, and leather shops. Please find below the detailed itinerary for an amazing Agra day tour by train from New Delhi.
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Same Day Agra Tour By Gatimaan Express
You are picked up from your hotel/residence in Delhi/NCR and transferred to Hazrat Nizamuddin Railway station board Gatimaan Express Train to Agra.
Train departs at 08:10 AM from New Delhi railway station. Breakfast will be served in the train, which is included.
Train arrives at Agra Cantt railway station, Agra. Our company’s representative will receive you from the railway platform itself on arrival and your Agra Sightseeing tour starts. You are going to visit today the Taj Mahal, Agra Fort and Fatehpur Sikri.
10:00 Hrs - Agra Sightseeing
Taj Mahal TourGrieving Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan built the Taj Mahal in 16th Century in the memory of his wife Mumtaj Mahal, who died in childbirth at the age of 39 years. The mausoleum got its name from her, hence called the Taj Mahal. It is a unique man-made creature listed as one of the wonders of the world, made of white marble. At the time of construction, the marble had been imported from the place called Makarana near Jodhpur in Rajasthan by using animal carts. According to legends, it took 20,000 labors & artisans to complete the construction of the Taj Mahal in 22 years. Their physical endeavor made it possible. Exceptional engineering work and intricate carving on the marble stone at Taj draw the attention of millions of tourists from all across the globe. Taj Mahal is the UNESCO world heritage site. The Taj Mahal is closed on Friday.
Agra Fort TourAfter the visit to Taj, We go to see the Red Fort in Agra located nearby on the bank of river Yamuna. As it sounds, it is made of red sandstone, built by Mughal Emperor Akbar in the 15th Century. Some portion of the fort is occupied by the Indian Army, with no public access to this part of the fort. It is again a fine example of Mughal architecture and craftsmanship dating back to the 15th Century. The emperor Shah Jahan who built Taj was incarcerated by his son Aurangzeb in Agra Fort. The Shaken and ill-conditioned old Shah Jahan spent the last eight years of his life in Agra Fort. According to legends, He used to look at Taj from the window of his room at Red Fort. It is a magnificent view of the Taj Mahal from Agra Fort across the river Yamuna.
After the sightseeing tour of Taj Mahal and Agra Fort, you will be taken to the five star hotel for Buffet Lunch.
Tomb of I'timād-ud-DaulahAfter lunch visit the exquisite tomb of the emperor Jehangir’s chief minister and father - in - law, often called the ‘Baby Taj’ because its design foreshadows the Taj Mahal. Often described as a "jewel box", sometimes called the "Baby Tāj", the tomb of I'timād-ud-Daulah is often regarded as a draft of the Tāj Mahal. It comprises numerous outbuildings and gardens. The tomb, built between 1622 and 1628 represents a transition between the first phases of monumental Mughal architecture primarily built from red sandstone with marble decorations. The mausoleum was commissioned by Nūr Jahān, the wife of Jahangir, for her father Mirzā Ghiyās Beg, originally a Persian Amir in exile.
Explore the city's culture by strolling down the markets/Bazars of Agra until train departs. You can spend some quality time hanging out through the restaurants with wide range of cuisines, marble shops, carpet shops and leather items shops.
You will be dropped at Agra Cantt railway station to board Gatimaan Express train to Delhi.
Gatimaan Express train departs from Agra. Tea & Snacks will be served in the train.
Train arrives at Hazrat Nizamuddin Railway station, Delhi. Upon arrival, you will be picked up from railway station and transferred to your hotel in Delhi.
Cost Includes :
- Train tickets for Delhi-Agra-Delhi in air-conditioned chair car
- All transfers and sightseeing by exclusive air-conditioned cars
- Professional government approved English speaking guide
- Breakfast & Evening Snacks in the train and buffet lunch in 5 Star hotel in Agra,
- All taxes , parking etc
Cost does not include :
- Entrances to monuments,camera fee etc.
- Visit of Fatehpur Sikri
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