For tourists who are running short of time but desire to visit Taj Mahal and its associated area for tourism can be happy with same day Taj Mahal Tour by train. It would be early morning, where our driver would pick the tourists from guest hotel to New Delhi railway station. There are two trains which leave from New Delhi one is the Shatabdi express which leaves at 6.00 am and the other is Gatimaan express which departs at 8.00 am from Nizamuddin.
There would be an extra additional charge for tourists who are dropped at Railway station to the guest hotel. Since only train tickets are offered, they are to reach the station at their own expenses. Breakfast followed by tea would be provided to tourists in the train itself. It takes about 2 hours to reach Agra by train. The tourists arrive at Agra cantt railway station, where our representatives would receive the tourists and start their trip in an AC cab.
Being one of the Seven Wonders of the World, Taj Mahal is a dream place which is to be visited by all tourists. It is a World Heritage Site which is located in Agra at Uttar Pradesh. The magnificent Taj Mahal was built by the great Mughal emperor Shah Jahan for his boundless love on Mumtaz Mahal during the period of 1631-1653. Taj Mahal is a symbol for romance and love. The best aspect of Taj Mahal is the dainty embellishment, pure white marble, and the treasurable gemstones which are embedded in the building. The picturesque location of Taj Mahal is another aspect which makes it a memorable place for tourists to visit. Tourists should remember that Taj Mahal is closed on Fridays and is opened on other days from sunrise to sun set. Tourists guide is available for the complete trip who explains the history and other aspects for every sight. Tourists can also be aware that monument charges are excluded from them.
The next visit is the Agra Fort which is a must visit place in Agra. The Agra Fort was built by Akbar who was an emperor in 1566. On the banks of river Yamuna, the splendid red sand stone fort stands prestigiously. There are a number of fairy tale palaces present in it such as Khas Mahal, and Jahangir Palace which was built by Shah Jahan. It also comprises of audience halls, gorgeous mosques two in number and Diwan-i-Khas.
Tourists are led for lunch into the best multi-cuisine hotels which serve the best north Indian dishes.
Situated in the north of Taj Mahal on the river banks and at the city centers back is a tomb called Itimad-Ud-Daulah. This tomb is called the baby Taj Mahal. This was a tomb which was erected for Akbar's chief minister called Emperor Jahangir. It bears the name baby Taj Mahal as it has similar burial chamber and other attributes as in Taj Mahal but at a smaller scale. The baby Taj Mahal is located amidst a gorgeous walled garden which shines with its striking white marble. The amazing features are that it has four octagonal towers and square pavilion on the roof. The detailed decorative aspects make the tomb more interesting to view. There are also polychromatic patterns which are present in the stunning panels. Tourists can snap shots and learn more aspects about the baby Taj Mahal.
The tourists are served with lunch and later led to the ancient township of Fatehpur Sikri. Tourists can visit the Jama Masjid which was built by Emperor Akbar as a private mosque for him. On all the four sides there are expanded gateways which are gorgeous. There are also places which are dedicated to his wives in the spot. Few dedications are for Muslim princess Rukkaiya Begum, the Hindu princess Jodha Bai and one for his minister Birbal.
Once the leisure is completed the tourists are transferred to Agra cantt railway station to depart to New Delhi. There are two trains which leave to Delhi one is the Shatabdi express and the other is Gatimaan express. For tourists who desire to get back to Delhi through Gatimaan express can leave out Fatehpur Sikri in the tour literary.They board the train and start to Delhi. Representatives would receive them and transfer them to hotels. They should remember that additional charges would be applied for the drop at guest hotel. Also, last minute booking would charge extra, hence prior booking is advised.
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