Friday, 28 September 2012

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Monday, 24 September 2012

I have visited Agra through Yamuna Expressway

It was an amazing experience to drive upto Agra from Delhi by using Yamuna Expressway inaugurated on 09th August 2012  by U.P Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav. I went to Agra on 13th August along with my friends to see much hyped Yamuna Expressway. But after experiencing such a marvelous drive I could say this is probably be one of the best expressway in India. I could have never imagined that I would get the city of Taj Mahal in merely 2 hours and 30 minutes by road. It was awesome drive.

Because I had experienced the drive on old highway before from Delhi and Agra and took 4 to 5 hrs (one side) in every single trip.The idea of building such a wonderful expressway is to minimizes travel time between two historically significant city ; Delhi and Agra. There are four toll booths on the way to Agra and one has to pay probably over Rs.500 for both ways. It was free before 15th August so I did not have to pay any sort of toll charges as I went before 15th August.

Yamuna Expressway is a six lanes road with the maximum speed allowed for cars is 100 km/hrs. Restaurants and public convenience(toilets) are available on the either side of Expressway. I have also seen some of the safety cars patrolling on the Expressway in search of any mishap on the road, would be a great feature added up to the Yamuna Expressway for the people. Distance has been reduced to 165 kms as compared to the old stretch for 210 kms.

I went to Agra form the southern part of Delhi which is closer to the gateway of Yamuna express way. In my opinion it might take more time to reach to Agra from another parts of Delhi probably 3 to 4 hours but Yamuna Expressway is indeed a hassle free drive for sure. I have not seen any petrol/diesel/CNG stations on Expressway as of now, so before leaving home make sure you car tank has enough petrol/diesel/CNG to drive you out for both sides.

Since Yamuna Expressway has been introduced, Agra has become an excursion site from Delhi. Before it, people used to travel by train to reach Agra and come back in a day. Shatabdi train is still a favorite to get Agra from Delhi and come back but looking at the increasing number of tourist by the day for this particular sector Agra, one must have an option to go to Agra as quick as train does. Now people have option to get Agra by road as well by using Expressway in more or less same time train takes. I am sure!  more features to be added on to the Yamuna expressway as time progresses to make it more equipped and safe.

I have received positive feedback from the people who those have experienced drive on Yamuna expressway so far. Agra has now become a favorite excursion tourist site for the people who lives in or visits Delhi.Coming to the same day Agra tour by train, I would only say that though we have trains available which is much cheaper than traveling by road, but going to Agra by Yamuna expressway is also a worth visiting.   

Saturday, 28 July 2012

Same Day Agra Tour: Taj Mahal Tour by Luxury Train

Same Day Agra Tour: Taj Mahal Tour by Luxury Train: The main objective behind our Same day Agra trip is to make our clients visit an architectural wonders by Mughals , The Taj Mahal one...

Saturday, 12 May 2012

A day trip to Agra

Same Day Agra Tour:

Taj Mahal is outstandingly beautiful marble building, built by Mughal King Shah Jahan in the memory of her late wife Mumtaj Mahal in 16th Centuary. It is an example of sheer brilliance of exceptional Mughal architecture and intricate carving on marble stone. 20,000 workers had been employed for 22 years to build an incredible marble building. Visiting Taj Mahal is itself a life time experience. The love and emotion emperor Shah Jahan had for his beloved wilfe Mumtaj can be felt here and it motivates others too. It is often called as love monument. It also comes under one of the wonders of the world.

Taj Mahal is located in Agra, which is well connected by all the major cities of north India by train and by road as well. Agra is 200 km away from the Delhi. There are very good frequency of trains between these two cities, considering being tourist destination. Shatabdi train is most popular amongst others running in this sector. It takes merely 1 hrs and 55 minutes to reach Agra from Delhi and vice-verse. It does not operate on Friday as Taj Mahal is closed on Friday. Looking at the connectivity and frequency of trainssame day Agra tour by train from Delhi has become the most popular tour now a day amongst tourists. When you are in Delhi, Agra can easily be accessed by train or by road as well in a day trip.  This tour is being used by all kinds of travelers whether leisure tourists or corporate, all loving it.

What thing in Taj Mahal draws an attention of millions of travelers worldwide? Its intricate carving on marble stone and unique Mughal architectural style, therefore it is worth spending some time at the monument itself once in a life time. Besides, there are many other significant monuments in Agra such as Fatehpur Sikri – an abandoned city, Agra Fort and Sikandara. Fatehpur Sikri is 40 km away from Agra.
They are also truly worth seeing monuments. Taj Mahal is visited by road as this is 200 km away from New Delhi and takes 4 hours to reach Agra. One can have glimpses of country sides while going to Agra by surface which is also quiet amazing.  

Same day Agra tour from Delhi by train is very popular because its schedule suits every one whoever plans for a day trip excursion to Agra. Its departure time from New Delhi Railway station is at 06:15 AM, reaches Agra at 08:10 AM while returning from Agra, train leaves at 08:30 PM from Agra reaches back in 2 hours. All the monuments may be covered in a day Trip but you want to do this in more relaxed way, there are plant y of tour options available by putting up there for an overnight.

Thursday, 19 January 2012

A day trip to Agra

We present you the day trip to Agra by luxury train from Delhi @ US$ 80 Per person. There are minimum two people required to enjoy this rate. This rate applies only when you take the same day Agra trip by train. Same day trip to Agra can be customized by road also as many travelers prefer to travel by car/ coach to Agra from Delhi. Agra is 210 km away from Delhi. It takes 3 to 4 hours to reach Agra by surface from Delhi. We provide the transportation depending upon the size of the group. The above mentioned rate is not applicable for Agra day trip by road. The advantage of taking same day Agra trip by road is , that you can stop at any place en-route and enjoy the country side. However, train is the most preferable mode of transportation to go to Agra by the tourists. From New Delhi to Agra, Shatabi train takes only 1 hour and 50 minutes while by car , it is around 3 to 4 hours drive. In Shatabdi train , you will get breakfast on board and dinner also on way back. We have customized the same day Agra tour in such a way where you can enjoy the city of Taj at fullest. We also show you the majestic Red fort of Agra and “The abandoned city” Fatehpur sikri in a day trip to Agra by train. You will be taken for the city tour of Agra by the government approved guide which will make you understand what Mughals and their architectural style is all about , which can be seen in the buildings they built in and around Agra city.

Taj Mahal is located on the bank of river Yamuna, regarded one of the most beautiful building in the world. Though it is mausoleum built by Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in 16th Century in the memory of his beautiful wife Mumtaj after her death. It was an untiring hard work and continuous labor of 20,000 workers for about 22 years for making this wonder of marble, and attention to every detail and tremendous planning that had finally paid off in the form of the most beautiful building of the world the “Taj Mahal”. The symmetry of the structure of Taj Mahal is worth seeing. By seeing the Taj Mahal, you can imagine that how difficult was to built such a wonder without having any sophisticated devices and modern engineering work that time .The marble was used at Taj Mahal had come from the place near Jodhpur called “Makrana” .Makrana is a small town in Nagaur district of Rajasthan and known for its while stone as marble. Agra is home to several other tourism attractions like Agra Fort, Fatehpur sikri, Sikandara etc also belongs to the Mughals.

In Same DayAgra Tour, you will be picked up from and drop off at your hotels/residence in Delhi.You will be provided an ac Car/coach depending upon the size of the group for city tour of Agra along with a Government approved tourist guide. You will get an assistance in Delhi and Agra at the time of Arrival/Departure by our company’s representatives. It is believed to said that, it took 22 years to built this marble wonder by employing 20,000 workers

Taj Mahal Tour by Luxury Train

The main objective behind our Same day Agra trip is to make our clients visit an architectural wonders by Mughals , The Taj Mahal one of the wonders of the world and has been the source of inspiration over the generations of art lovers. The men behind this marvelous creation of marble was the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan who built Taj Mahal in remembrance of his beloved wife the beautiful Mumtaj Mahal after her death at the age of 39 during childbirth of fourteenths one.

The construction of Taj Mahal started in 1630 and completed in 1652 .You can imagine how much love Shah Jahan had for his beautiful wife by looking at this unprecedented creation of marble, and imaginations that he had converted into the most visited monuments in India Taj
Mahal. Taj Mahal is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful buildings in the world. It is believed that it took 22 years of labor to complete the construction of Taj Mahal by 20,000 workers.

The focus of day trip to Agra is Taj Mahal, though there are many others worth visiting Mughal sites as well, such as Red Fort and Fatehpur Sikri. We cover all major attraction of Agra tours. The tour begins from Delhi except Friday (As Taj Mahal is closed on Friday) by luxury train early in the morning.  It leaves from Delhi at 06:15 AM and arrives Agra at 08:10 AM. Breakfast will be served on board. On arrival you are met with our company’s representative and the city tour of Agra starts onwards. You will be provided Lunch at any five star Hotel during the day and after finishing your sightseeing, return to Agra cantt. Railway station to board train back to Delhi. Dinner will be served on board on way back. Train leaves from Agra at 08:30 PM and arrives New Delhi at 10:30 PM. Upon arrival, you are met and transferred to your destinations /Hotels in Delhi. People love the concept of Taj Mahal Tour in one day as it saves your precious time and avail the luxury at affordable price.

This is a life time experience to see Taj Mahal and touch the marble with your fingers which were used in making of Taj Mahal. Various designs and calligraphy work had been used by several skilled artisans employed on this marble structure. Taj Mahal is located on the bank of river Yamuna and the majestic Red fort can be seen from here, where Shah Jahan was imprisoned by his own son Aurangjeb

Same Day Agra Trip

Everyone knows that Taj Mahal is a must visit monument, when you are in India. We have prepared an itinerary for same day Agra tour that matches your schedule where you can have lots of fun in a day trip. This tour suits everyone from corporate travelers to the leisure travelers and also for the people who has short time for their Indian holidays. It is basically a train tour. We let you enjoy the luxury train journey from Delhi to Agra and vice-versa during a trip. You can make the most of Agra tour including the world famous building Taj Mahal, Agra Fort and Fatehpur Sikri in one day.  Same Day Agra Trip  is organized by Shatabdi Train. This tour is not operated on Friday as Taj Mahal is closed on Friday. You journey starts early in the morning from New Delhi Railway station, though your pick up is included in the tour package from your Hotel or residence. Shatabdi train departs at 06:15 AM every day except Friday. You will have breakfast on board and also the dinner on way back. Train reaches out there in Agra in less than two hours. You will be greeted by our company representative in Agra and taken out for same day Agra tour by Ac Car or Coach depending upon the size of the group, including Taj Mahal, Agra Fort , Fatehpur sikri and many other significance monuments too. During the day, a buffet lunch at Five star hotel is also included in Same Day Agra Tour. On way back, you will be transferred back to the Agra cantt. Railway station well before time to board Shatabdi train back to New Delhi. It arrives New Delhi at 10:30 PM. On arrival you will be picked up and transferred to your Hotel or residence.

Major attractions of the tour are as follows:

Taj Mahal : One of the most famous building of the world, a mausoleum built by the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in the memory of his beloved wife Mumtaj Mahal. Taj Mahal , a monument to eternal love, took 22 years to built this masterpiece of Marble by 20,000 worker. You can visit
the monument with sunrise also as the opening time of Taj Mahal is 06:00 AM.

Red Fort in Agra : This majestic fort was built by Mughal Emperor Akabar between 1565 to 1573.Agra fort is situated on the west bank of river Yamuna and northwest of famous monument Taj Mahal. It is built of red sand stone. Emperor Shah Jahan who built Taj, was imprisoned by his own son Aurangzeb in this fort for last eight years of his life. It is believed that an emperor Shah Jahan died in Musamman Burj. Agra fort is known for its magnificent rampart and incredible architecture. Entrance fee to the Red Fort in Agra is Rs.300/- per person for foreign national and for Indian national is Rs.20/- per person. Timings are 06:00 AM to 05:30 PM.

Fatehpur Sikri: Fatehpur sikiri is popularly known as “The Ghost City” or “ Abandoned City” situated 40 km from Agra. The construction of Fatehpur sikri started by Mughal emperor Akbar in 1570 in an honor of sufi saint Shaikh Salim Chisti. It took 15 years to complete the structure but he had to leave the city due the lake of water and also of the proximity to the Rajput provines. It was first planned city of Mughals designed in Mughal architecture. You can also feel the impression of mixture of Indian, Persian & Islamic architecture in the constructions of Fatehpur
Sikri. Timing to visit this monument is 06:00 AM to 07:30 PM. Entrance fees to Fatehpur Sikri is Rs.260/- Per person for the foreign national and Rs.20 per person for the Indian.

Though above details are not enough to elaborate the legacy of Taj Mahal but make us feel to come over again to enjoy  Taj Mahal Tour

Saturday, 7 January 2012

Taj Mahal Tours

Day trip to Agra is itself a life time experience for everyone as this is regarded one of the most beautiful marble building on earth. It was built by Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in 16th century by employing 20,000 workers for 22 years to finish this incredible work. It inspires people to come an often to see this astounding mausoleum because of devotion and love Shah Jahan had for his beloved wife Mumtaj Mahal was exceptional.  Shah Jahan built the Taj Mahal in remembrance of his beloved wife who had died while delivering a child. It is often called as monument of love. Agra is an important place to include in very itinerary of North India Tour. Now it has become a trend to include Agra , no matter which part of India are you. Same day Taj Mahal tour has become so popular amongst the corporate travels as well because of their tight and busy schedule but zest for glimpses of Taj Mahal. That is how we crafted Agra tour by luxury train Shatabdi where you can have lots of fun in one day trip Agra at fullest.

Intricate carving on the marble stone which were used to built the Taj Mahal and its Mughal architectural style draws attention of millions of tourists worldwide. An idea to make such tour is to make everyone visit an exquisite building once in life time as it is worth spending few moments of life at Taj Mahal. Taj Mahal luxury train tour takes you to the city of Taj Mahal where you will get to see other important Mughal monuments apart from Just Taj Mahal. Other incredible Mughal sites are also worth seeing when you are in Agra such as Agra Fort, Fatehpur Sikri, Sikandara. Taj tour by train is an organized trip by SP Holidays and committed to provide you the best services during Taj Mahal Tour. If you are first time in India, it is also an opportunity for you to experience the India trains. We are using Shatabdi trains for the Same Day Agra Tour as Shatabdi is one of the best trains in India. To get Taj Mahal by Shatabdi train is the best way to explore the city of Taj.

Same Day Taj Mahal Tour by trains takes you Agra less than 02 hours from Delhi where as by road it takes 04 hours. Shatabdi is an air-conditioned train, serves you breakfast & dinner on board. It leaves in early morning at 06:15 and reaches out Agra in less then 2 hours and on way back it departs from Agra at 20:30 hrs. Taj Tour by train includes the services like, surface transportations, train tickets, an approved guide in Agra during city tour, delicious lunch at five star hotel in Agra and assistance at arrival

Friday, 6 January 2012

Taj Mahal Tour

India is home to numerous historical monuments but Taj Mahal in Agra is a principle monument of India. Once you saw it, wish to come over and over again to this incredible place. Taj Mahal is outstandingly beautiful marble building, built by Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in the memory of his beloved wife late Mumtaj Mahal, who died while delivering her 14th child. Construction of Taj Mahal began in 1632 and completed in 1653. Emperor Shah Jahan had employed 20,000 workers for 22 years to complete this wonder. Apart from Taj Mahal, there are many more worth seeing monuments too that tells the story of rich Mughal era, such as Agra Fort, Sikandara and Fatehpur Sikiri. Agra is about 200 km away from Delhi and well connected by roads and trains. Using trains to get Agra is most convenient way to enjoy a visit to Agra. Though there are some really fast trains available to Agra city from New Delhi but you can go by road as well. It takes 04 hours to reach Agra from New Delhi and some prefers this to see countryside as well. When you are in India, Taj Mahal is not to miss monument. 

Day trip to Agra is accessible in a day from Delhi that is why same day Agra tour is so popular amongst tourist from all over the world. If you are looking for comfortable trip to Agra from Delhi in one day, than Shatabdi is a best train to board as it takes merely 1 hour and 50 minutes to reach Agra. Visitors use to use this train more often due to its time schedule that suits everyone who wants to do it in a day. There are many more trains to Agra from Delhi departs bit later to Shatabdi trains. There is also a Shatabdi train for coming back from Agra to Delhi that leaves from Agra railway station at 20:30 hrs in the evening. In that case you have complete one day to tour to Agra once arrived by train in the morning. You can visit Taj Mahal, Agra Fort and Fatehpur sikiri in a day at ease. Putting all the elements of journey together, we prepared Same Day Agra Tour in such a way where you get everything you paid for and beyond. You get breakfast in the train and dinner on way back. You can also enjoy delicious lunch during a day at any five star hotels in Agra. You are provided a guide during a sightseeing tour of Agra who reveals out history and many interesting facts related to the monuments. You get all the surface transportation in air conditioned vehicle. Agra is also a shopping hub for visitors as its marble, leather, brassware, jewels and rugs are worth watching out for.