The world’s most famous symbol of love is in Agra, India. Initially, it was supposed to be constructed in Madhya Pradesh (India), but as the Emperor could not find appropriate material for construction, the monument was built in the historic city of Agra, giving the city another feather in its cap. Yes, you guessed it right – the Taj Mahal.
Heritage tours of Agra
Constructed along the banks of River Yamuna, which is a holy river of the country, the Taj Mahal stands proudly, attracting tourists from far off places. The monument is recognized by the UNESCO as World Heritage Site. It already enjoys the status of being one of the Seven Wonders of the World.
Agra is not just about Taj Mahal. There is also the famous Agra Fort. Emperor Akbar constructed it. Fatehpur Sikri is a ruined city, but it holds a fantastic allure that makes tourists come here and wonder at its architecture.
Tourism in Agra has obtained a boost thanks to luxury trains like the Maharajas’ Express. It offers 5 distinct tour plans for North India. Each tour includes a trip to Agra.
The tours – Gems of India and Treasures of India – are of short duration, spanning 4 days and 3 nights. They cover the Golden Triangle, which includes cities like Delhi, Agra, and Jaipur. A trip to North India is incomplete without a visit to these three cities. They exude historical glamour. Their cultures and monuments are woven in history and are timeless.
Best time to travel to Agra
Months from October to March spell winter in India. The country exhibits a pleasant winter and is conducive for tourists arriving from foreign lands. You can easily stroll around lush gardens and vast palaces in the warm wintery sun.
The Maharaja train operates between these months. It departs from New Delhi’s Safdarjung Station and then begins your journey towards the royal era, all wrapped in luxury.
Heritage tours Agra give you a deeper insight into the historical land of the country…and when you are traveling in a luxury train the tour becomes unique in itself.
You are being pampered right from the start…at the platform. You receive a traditional Indian style welcome with a vermilion teeka and a garland of fresh flowers around your neck. The platform is covered with red carpet. So, you are “crowned” the king or the queen before you step inside your “kingdom.”
Tours are open
The Maharaja train has already started its South India tours and is about to begin its North India tours. So, if you are interested to dig into the hidden royalty of India, it is time to book a space in the train.
The train is offering early bird offers. You can easily book a suite or a cabin online. Also, get tour itineraries and train departure and arrival timings at the official website of the train.
Besides Delhi, Agra, and Jaipur, the train visits places like Udaipur, Jodhpur, Bikaner, Balasinor, Gwalior, Khajuraho, Ajanta, Mumbai, Lucknow, Varanasi, and more. It is time to pack your bags!