Delhi Agra Tour By Gatiman Express
The “Delhi Agra Tour By Gatiman Express” is a variant of our “Same Day Agra Tour”. It is possible to reach Agra from Delhi by taking a fast train called the Gatimaan Express. This train links the two cities in only 1 h 40 and is specially designed for travelers who want to spend only a short day in Agra.
The Gatimaan Express leaves the Hazrat Nizamuddin Station, in Delhi, at 08:10, and reaches Agra Cantonment Station at 09:50. From there and throughout the day, you will be guided by an experienced English speaking guide, native of Agra, who will make sure that you won’t miss any exclusive anecdote of the secret of the city. After the tour, we will bring you back to the railway station. Your train will depart at 17:50 and reach Delhi (Hazrat Nizamuddin Station) at 19:30.:
The Taj Mahal, a symbol of the endless love of the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan for his beloved wife, Mumtaz. It will naturally be the first and most memorable step of your visit to the city of Agra. During the tour, you will have time to thoroughly visit the white-marble mausoleum and take pictures.
Agra is full of historical monuments: it was also the capital of the country until 1638, before Delhi! After the visit of the Taj Mahal, you will, therefore, have the opportunity to also visit – according to your preferences :
Agra Fort, his old castle made out of red sandstones was built between 1565 and 1573 by the Mughal Emperor Akbar but it was completed in 95 years by four Mughal Emperors and it was the main residence of Mughal Emperors during almost a century.
Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daula:
Itimad-ud-Daula, also known as « Baby Taj Mahal »: this mausoleum was built by the then Mughal Emperor Jahangir’s wife, Nur Jahan, for her father. It is said to have served as a draft for the Taj Mahal, built later, and that’s why it is often called Baby Taj Mahal.
The exact details and program have to be discussed according to your wishes.
Did you know? Agra is also famous in the entire country for its cube-shaped sweet called “Petha”. Give it a try!
Why should I book a Taj Mahal Tour from Delhi?
Toggle content goes here, click edit This tour will introduce you four Mughal structures in Agra, one of the most historic cities of Northern India. It show you the beautiful symmetry of the Taj Mahal, the residential palace of Mughal era called Agra Fort, the mausoleum of the famous third mughal emperor, Akbar the Great, and, last but not least, the mausoleum of Itimad-ud-Daula which is shaped like a jewel box.button to change this text.
How many attractions can I explore in this tour?
You will be able to explore the four major attractions of the city of Agra in this tour ; Taj Mahal, Agra fort, Itimad-Ud-Daula and Akbar’s Tomb. This “Taj Mahal Tour from Delhi” will therefore allow you to visit the biggest highlights of Agra.
Can I book this tour in advance? How?
Yes, of course, you can book this tour in advance and it is very easy to do so. You just need to go and click on the option “Book this tour”, fill your details and you will get an instant confirmation of booking.
What is allowed and what is not allowed in Taj Mahal?
For security purposes, we are not allowed to carry any eatables and smoking items, alcoholic items, any juice or soft drinks, laptop, tripods, flags, any fire box. But we are allowed to carry cameras, mobile phones, wallet, ladies purses, drinking water, keys etc.
When is Taj Mahal closed?
Be aware that Taj Mahal is closed every Friday.
Are there any charges to cancel a booking?
There are not any cancellation charges, as long as you cancel it more than 12 hours before the tour starts. You can therefore book this tour in last minute and you can also cancel it 12 hours before the tour’s start.
- Both side transfer.
- Early morning from hotel to Delhi Railway Station.
- Evening pick-up from Delhi Railway Station to your desired destination.
- Train ticket (Delhi – Agra and Agra – Delhi) AC chair car.
- Packages mineral water.
- English speaking guide in Agra.
- AC car for all sightseeing at Agra.
- All applicable taxes.
- Any tipping for guide & driver.
- Monuments entry fees.
- Lunch at the best restaurent
06:45 AM - Delhi-Agra By Fastest Train
Our driver will pick up in the morning at 06:45 AM from your desired location(Hotel, Airport or any place) in Delhi and he will drop you at the "Hazrat Nizamuddin Railway Station" where you will proceed to Agra by "Gatimaan Express", which departs at 08:10 AM from the station. This train links the two cities in only 1h 40m and is specially designed for travelers who want to spend only a short day in Agra. The breakfast will be served in the train.
09:50 AM - Reach Agra
After reaching "Agra Cantt. Railway station", you will be welcomed by our driver with a board with your name on it and the go-ahead for the tour. Our driver will bring you to the Taj Mahal, where our Experienced Tour Guide will be introduced to you, a native of Agra, who will make sure that you won't miss any exclusive anecdote of the secret of the city.
10:15 AM - Taj Mahal
Here, you will visit one of the most beautiful monuments with the spectacular architecture, was built by fifth Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in the memory of his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal because "Mumtaz" was a title designed for the Empress which means Most Beautiful And Perfect Lady.....which she was in the eyes of Emperor.
Due to its magnificent beauty and impressive architecture, the Taj Mahal is counted among the Seven Wonders of the World. This visit to the Taj Mahal will naturally be the first and most memorable step of your visit to the city of Agra. You will have time to thoroughly visit the white marble mausoleum and take pictures. (Taj Mahal is closed on every Friday)
12:15 Noon - visit the cultural & traditional markets of the city.
After your visit of the Taj Mahal, you will go to visit the amazing cultural markets of Agra, where we will have an experience of unique and traditional art. You will then go to a restaurant and taste some delicious food from Agra.
01:15 PM - Lunch
For lunch, you are going to have delicious Mughlai, North Indian, and Local food of Agra, depending on your choice. After having lunch, you will then head to a visit to Agra Fort.
02:10 PM - Go to Agra Fort
It was a beautiful residence of Mughal Emperors is called Agra Fort, which is made of red sandstone, therefore it is also called Red Fort(Lal Quila). This majestic fort was started to be built in 1565 by the third Mughal Emperor, who was called "The Great Akbar" and it was completed by the sixth Mughal Emperor "Alamgir Aurangzeb". Emperor Shah Jahan, who built the Taj Mahal, was imprisoned by his own son for the last eight years of his life in this Fort from which he was able to gaze out at the Taj Mahal. The Fort was designated a UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE site in 2007. After this, you will depart to visit Itimad-ud-Daula.
03:30 PM - Visit to Itimad-ud-Daula(BABY TAJ)
It's time to visit Itimad-ud-Daula, which is also known as the Baby Taj Mahal. This beautiful mausoleum in the shape of jewellery box was built by fourth Mughal Emperor Jahangir's wife, Nur Jahan, for her father. The monument is famous for its religious values as well as Supreme Architecture.
05:00 PM - Depart from Agra
Our driver will transfer you to the Agra Cantt. Railway Station along with the amazing memories of Agra. Your train back to Delhi will depart at 05:50 PM.
05:50 PM - Back to Delhi
On the way back, the dinner will be served on the train and you will arrive in Delhi's "Hazrat Nizamuddin Railway Station" at 7:30 PM.
07:30 PM - Arrive in Delhi
Upon reaching in Delhi, at the "Hazrat Nizamuddin Station", you will be picked up by our driver to drop you back at your Hotel or Airport in Delhi.
The Same Day Agra Tour By Train ends here. I hope you will never forget this excellent tour by Dream India Trip. Dream India Trip wishes you the best for your onward journeys.