India, being one of the most popular tourist destination in the world, attracts millions of tourists every single year. And a large part of these tourists come to Agra to explore its vivid culture, rich history and marvelous monuments.
Yet another popular attraction of India is a train journey that lets you meet people from different traditions and cultures. Spending a few hours in the trains provide you ample knowledge about the rich culture of India.
Perfect Agra Tours offers a Same Day Agra Tour by Train (Gatiman Express) covering both the attractions, the marvelous monuments of Agra and a satisfying train journey. The tour starts from the National Capital Delhi and ends at the same place, on the same day.
Our driver shall pick you up from your hotel or Airport in Delhi, and transfer you to Hazrat Nizamuddin Railway Station. Catch your train for Agra. The train departs at 08:10 AM from the station. Breakfast will be served in the train.
Gatiman Express reaches Agra at 09:50 AM. Upon reaching Agra Cantt. Railway Station, our driver shall pick you up. The journey starts right away.
One of the most beautiful monuments ever made by men, Taj Mahal is the poster-picture of Agra. This beautiful monument is situated on the banks of River Yamuna and is one of the most frequented tourist destination in the whole world.
Taj Mahal is popularly known as the Symbol of Love, because the monument was built by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in the memory of his wife Mumtaj Mahal who died while giving birth to their 14th child. It is believed that Mumtaj Mahal was the most beautiful women of her time, and thus, the Emperor decided to build something equally beautiful. More than 25,000 people worked for 22 years to create this architectural masterpiece.
Due to its beauty and unparalleled architecture, Taj Mahal is counted among the Seven Wonders of the World.
Post visiting these two places, we shall head towards the Bon Barbecue restaurant to enjoy a delicious lunch. Just like its history and monuments, Agra is also famous for its delicious cuisines. You are allowed to spend some time in leisure after the lunch.
Yet another architectural masterpiece built during the Mughal Empire is Agra Fort, often called the sister monument of the Taj. Sometimes remained the seat of power and capital of the Mughal Empire, this fort today serves as a royal museum housing the costumes, jewelry, armory and treasures of the Mughal Empire.
Agra Fort was built by Mughal Emperor Akbar during the 16th century. This was the time when Akbar decided to shift his capital from Fatehpur Sikri to Agra. The Agra Fort is one of the strongest forts in India.
Another beautiful monument in Agra is Baby Taj, a smaller replica of the Taj Mahal. It is the Tomb of Itmad-ud-Daula, the chief of the court of Mughal Emperor Jahangir. The monument is famous for its religious values as well as supreme architecture.
Our driver shall transfer you to the Agra Cantt. Railway station where you may catch the train back to Delhi. Gatiman Express departs from Agra at 05:50 PM and reaches Delhi at 07:30 PM. Dinner will be served in the train.
Upon reaching Delhi, our driver shall transfer you to your hotel or Indira Gandhi International Airport. The Same Day Agra Tour by Train ends here. Perfect Agra Tours wishes you best for your onward journeys.