Taj Mahal Tours
Trip to Taj Mahal »
day trip to the Taj Mahal may be hectic, it's full of fun and jovialness.
Agra is easily accessible from New Delhi and you have a plethora of options
for commuting to the city. You can board a superfast train in the morning
which takes you to Agra in just 2 hrs. Else you can take any of the numerous
luxury buses plying between Delhi and Agra. Tourist cabs may also be hired,
but the cost is more; buses are invariably the most economical modes. There
are also regular flights from Delhi to Agra. The Agra airport is only 6 kms
away from the city. After the sublime vision of the Taj, you will have time
enough for excursions to the Agra Fort as well as Fatehpur Sikri.
The Shatabdi Express, which departs from the New Delhi railway station
every morning at 6'o clock, arrives at the Agra Cantt station at 8'o clock.
From the station you can hire a rickshaw, an auto-rickshaw or a taxi to the
Taj. Apart from the Shatabdi, other trains convenient for day trips are the
Taj Express, Punjab Mail, Swarna Jayanti express and Chattisgarh Express.
Taj Express :
Departs H Nizamuddin Station at 7:15- Arrives Agra
Cantt at 9:50.
Punjab Mail :
Departs New Delhi Station at 5:30- Arrives Agra Cantt
Swarna Jayanti :
Departs H Nizamuddin at 5:50- Arrives Agra Cantt at
Chattisgarh Exp :
Departs New Delhi at 5:00- arrives agra Cantt at
Buses and Tourist Cabs
Buses and tourist cabs are easily available for a trip to Agra. By road, it
is 253 kms and takes around 4/5 hours.
There are many tour operators who facilitate day trips from Delhi to Agra
and back- you can avail their services, if need be. The charges are quite
affordable and your trip is always hassle free when you are with them.
Day trips to Agra can also be made from Jaipur and Khajuraho. Delhi, Jaipur
and Agra together form the Golden Triangle of Indian tourism.