The city witnessed the reign of Babur for many years. It was he who built square Persian-style gardens in Agra. Then came the great Emperor Akbar. The famous Agra Fort and the intriguing Fatehpur Sikri are his works.
Do the Emperor Shahjahan and his Taj Mahal need a mention? Well, this is one monument in the world that requires no introduction. It is one of the Seven Wonders of the World and recognized as UNESCO World Heritage Site. Agra is synonymous with Taj Mahal. Visit North India and don’t see the Taj Mahal – impossible!
Good news for avid travelers
India’s best and the most expensive luxury train – Maharajas Express – offers heritage Agra tour. All its tour itineraries include a trip to this historical city of Uttar Pradesh.
The train runs between from October to April. It offers various tour plans viz; Gems of India, Heritage of India, Treasures of India, Indian Panorama, and Indian Splendor. Each plan features a visit to Agra city. The train departs from Safdarjung Station of New Delhi every Wednesday. It carries 84 passengers at a time in its 24-carriage sleek body, which is an epitome of luxury and royalty.
A short heritage tour
If you are looking for a short tour, the Gems of India is the best one for you. It is of 4 days and 3 nights. It covers Delhi, Agra, Jaipur, and Ranthambore. The tour begins in Delhi. Then the train arrives in Agra. You get a chance to visit the Taj Mahal, Fatehpur Sikri, and the Agra Fort. Do you know the Fort offers a panoramic view of the world-famous Taj Mahal?
You can enjoy a lavish champagne breakfast atop Taj Khema, which features the Taj Mahal at the backfrop. This is a unique dining experience. You can also visit Itimad-Ud-Daula’s tomb. This is also called the Baby Taj.
Later, you can either return to the train to relax, or attend the cultural show called Mohabbat – the Taj Show.
Before you visit the next destination, which is Ranthambore in Sawai Madhopur, you are filled with beautiful memories of Agra. The mesmerizing picture of the Taj Mahal gets etched in your mind. It is hard to forget this imposing structure made of white marble.
You can visit Agra through car or a regular train or bus; but as it is famously put: “it is not the destination, but the journey that matters,” journeying through a luxury train is an unforgettable experience. Of course, here, the destination (Agra) matters; but your journey, too, becomes a thing to be remembered throughout life.
So, those looking for extra ordinary excitement and yearning to pamper themselves must book a suite or cabin in the Maharaja train. It is time to see the royal side of India.