Duration : One Day
Destination : Delhi - Agra
Monuments Covered : Taj Mahal - Agra Fort - Baby Taj
Overview : A Same Day Taj Mahal Tour By Train from Delhi to the global architectural masterpiece – the Taj Mahal by the superfast train, Gatimaan Express is an escapade worth exploring. This convenient journey from New Delhi to Agra is the best way to discover the three quintessential historical sites – the Agra Fort, Taj Mahal, and Baby Taj (the burial place of Itimad-ud-Daullah).
Our One Day Agra Tour By Train packages are available on all days of the week except Friday as the Taj Mahal is not open for sightseeing on this day. Our packaged tour is best suitable for the corporate voyagers as they can view the epic Taj Mahal on a weekend. The Gatimaan Express departs from the Hazrat Nizamuddin Railway Station at New Delhi at 08:10 in the morning and arrives at Agra city at 09:50 am. The total traveling time taken by this high-speed train is just 100 minutes. The train departs from Agra at 17:50 and reaches New Delhi at 19:30 the same day.
Our representative would provide you a morning pick-up from your New Delhi Hotel at 6:45 am and would drop you at the New Delhi Railway Station for your scheduled train (Gatimaan Express) to Agra city at 8:10 am. The breakfast and refreshments would be served on the train.
The train would reach Agra railway station at 9:50 in the morning. From here our representative would pick you up and proceed to the magnificent Taj Mahal.
At 10:00 am, you would visit the monumental world heritage, the Taj Mahal. It is included in the list of World's Seven Wonders. The construction of this palatial monument initiated in 1631. It is a personification of ethereal beauty created by 22,000 workers and 1,000 elephants over 22 years.
This white-marble mausoleum was built by Mughal King Shah Jahan as a memorial for his wife, Arjumand Banu Begum, fondly named as Mumtaz Mahal. If folklores are to be believed, Emperor Shah Jahan was extremely devastated after the untimely demise of his beloved wife so he decided to build a monumentin her remembrance that would surpass the greatest extent of grandeur and beauty.
After a refreshing view of the Taj Mahal, you would be guided to the famous Agra Fort at noon. It is an enormous museum of fascinating buildings, instituted by the Great Mughal Emperor Akbar. Every succeeding Mughal ruler up to Aurangzeb has contributed something to this red sandstone structure. Its construction began in the year 1565 and was accomplished in 1573.
It has two important gates widely known as the Amar Singh Gate and the Delhi Gate. After visiting Agra Fort, you would be escorted to a superb multi-cuisine restaurant for a delightful lunch at 13:30. Post lunch before proceeding to the next tourist spot, the remaining free time can be utilized in exploring the local handicrafts such as hand-knotted Persian carpets, the artwork of gemstones, marble inlay, etc.
At 14:30, you would advance to the resting place of Ghias Beg (Itimad-ud-Daulah), the father of the Empress Noor Jahan. It is regarded as the blueprint of the Taj Mahal, hence the name - Baby Taj.
Agra Railway Station
You would move to the Agra railway station to board your train to New Delhi at 17:00.
New Delhi Railway Station
You would arrive at Hazrat Nizamuddin at 19:30 and would be dropped off to the hotel from there.
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