Agra is a city on the banks of the river Yamuna in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh, India.Agra is one of the most populous cities in Uttar Pradesh, and the 24th most populous in India.Agra is a major tourist destination because of its many Mughal-era buildings, most notably the Tāj Mahal, Agra Fort and Fatehpūr Sikrī, all of which are UNESCO World Heritage Sites.Agra is included on the Golden Triangle tourist circuit, along with Delhi and Jaipur; and the Uttar Pradesh Heritage Arc, tourist circuit of UP state, along Lucknow and Varanasi. Agra falls within the Braj cultural region.
Agra is a major tourist destination because of its many Mughal-era buildings, most notably the Tāj Mahal, Agra Fort and Fatehpūr Sikrī, all of which are UNESCO World Heritage Sites.Agra is included on the Golden Triangle tourist circuit, along with Delhi and Jaipur; and the Uttar Pradesh Heritage Arc, tourist circuit of UP state, along Lucknow and Varanasi. Agra falls within the Braj cultural region.
Gatimaan Express is India's first semi high-speed train that runs between Delhi and Jhansi. The same day private tour from Delhi to Agra via Gatiman is most expedient way to explore the culture of India and meet local people. It also has lots of luxury facilities for travelers. In this train, you'll also get breakfast and dinner which will be complimentary with your tickets.
On your arrival at the train station in Agra, you will meet our tour guide and chauffeur for the sightseeing, and proceed with your trip to the Taj Mahal, Agra Fort & Baby Taj.
Famous as one of the wonders of the world, the Taj Mahal at Agra, India, is epitome of true love and passion. This ivory-white marble mausoleum on the south bank of the Yamuna river was built by the famous Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his beloved wife, Mumtaj Mahal. The beauty of the Taj Mahal has been aptly summarized by the famous English poet, Sir Edwin Arnold, as "Not a piece of architecture, as other buildings are, but the proud passions of an emperor's love wrought in living stones."
The Taj Mahal is considered the finest example of Mughal architecture, a style that combines elements from Persian, Indian, and Islamic architectural styles. The romanticism and sheer majesty of the structure is unbelievably true! No wonder if millions of people chose it amongst the World’s top wonders.
The Agra Fort, also known as the “Lal –Qila”, “Fort Rouge” or “Qila-i-Akbari”, is the highlight of the city of Agra. A symbol of power, strength and resilience, as it stands today in full glory. Knowing the significance of its location, Akbar built the fort to make it the main residence of the Mughals when the Mughal capital was in Agra. The fort can be more accurately described as a walled city.
Bricks formed the base of Agra Fort’s structure. Red sandstone was brought all the way from Rajasthan and that was laid on the external surfaces. Back then, the entire fort was built using the red sandstone. This appearance of the fort underwent a major change during the reign of Shah Jahan.
I'timād-ud-Daulah is a Mughal mausoleum in the city of Taj. Often described as a "jewel box", sometimes called the "Baby Taj", the tomb of I'timād-ud-Daulah is often regarded as a draft of the Taj Mahal. Built by the Mughal Empress Nur Jahan for her parents, Itimad-ud-Daula and Asmat Begum, between 1622 and 1628, this small mausoleum is the first example of a Mughal tomb faced in white marble that employed such a wide use of stone inlay to decorate its exterior It doesn’t have the same awesome beauty as the Taj, but it’s arguably more delicate in appearance thanks to its particularly finely carved jalis(marble lattice screens). The mausoleum is set up in the centre of a large garden with water courses and walkways that criss cross each Theother. The tomb is like a precious object preserved in the middle of a garden. The splendid grandeur of this monument is amazingly bewitching.
Later you will be escorted to railway station for your journey back to Delhi via Gatiman Express.
As you'll Arrive in Delhi in the evening, our driver will pick you up from the train station and drop you off to your hotel or the airport.
- Hotel Pick up and Drop off
- Sightseeing by Private Air-Conditioned Car in the destination city (Agra)
- English-speaking Tour Guide
- Breakfast (served in Train)
- Dinner (served in Train)
- All taxes.
- Gratuities to Guide / Driver
- Any Expense of Personal Nature
- Anything that is not specifically mentioned in above Inclusions
- Entry/Admission - New Delhi