When any traveler think about India first thing which comes to mind is Taj Mahal and no doubt if you are in India you can not not go back without seeing Taj Mahal. It is one of the wonders of the world and one of the most beautiful monument in the world. It was build by great Mughal emperor Shahjahan in fond memory of his wife “Markad Mukabro Arjumand Bano Mumtaz Begum”.

Same Day Agra Tour From Delhi
At Taj Mahal

Taj Mahal is situated on the river bank of Yamuna in Agra Utter Pradesh. Agra is almost 200 km away from capital of India Delhi. You can easily visit Agra from Delhi in same day and most the people do the same. Agra is very well connected to Delhi by road and train. There are so many trains Delhi to Agra every day but 03 trains are best if you want to come back in same day. Shatabdi express, Taj Express, and latest one Gatiman express. All the trains leave Delhi early morning and come back in the evening from Agra. Shatabdi and Gatiman express are the fastest and take around 02 hours to cover one way journey. Road is one more option to reach Agra you will be travelling by one of the best highway in India called “Yamuna Express Highway” and it will take only 03 hours to cover one way journey.

Places to Visit in Agra : Taj Mahal is must see place in Agra but beside that you should also visit Agra Fort and Sikandra.

Taj Mahal : Taj Mahal have been a identity for India for international traveler and believe me it is worth it. You will be amazed by seeing its beauty. I have been to Taj Mahal alomost 100 times and i see people’s reaction when the get the first view of Taj Mahal its like OMG its amazing, awesome.

Construction was started by Shahjahan in the year of 1632 and it was completed in 1653 at the cost of 32 million rupees on that time. Construction was done by almost 20,000 people in the guidance of Ustad Ahmad Lahauri. The Taj Mahal was designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1983 for being “the jewel of Muslim art in India and one of the universally admired masterpieces of the world’s heritage”.

Same Day Agra Tour From Delhi
Taj Mahal Agra

Before Taj Mahal in India all the architecture was made by red sand stone but Shahjahan build Taj Mahal by using only white marble and inlaid precious and semi precious stones in white marble which makes it amazingly beautiful.

Agra Fort : The Agra Fort also known as “Lal-Qila”, “Fort Rough” and “Qila-i-Akbari” is the second most visiting and highlighted monument of Agra after Taj Mahal. It is one of the biggest fort in India made by red sand stone and white marble Akbar started the construction in 1565 but it was not completed by him only after Akbar Jahangir also build some part of the fort called Jahangir Mahal.

Same Day Agra Tour From Delhi
Agra Fort

Shahjahan build the white marble part of the fort after Jahangir. A small chamber of the white marble build by the Shahjahan over looking the Taj Mahal was the place where Shahjahan was imprisoned by his son Aurangzeb and died there.

Sikandra (Tomb of Akbar) :  Sikandra is the mausoleum of Akbar build by himself and its a perfect example of a architecture which shows you a glimpse of all religion like Hindu, Christian, Islamic, Buddhist, Jain themes. It is located almost 10 KM from city of Agra on Delhi-Agra national highway. Akbar planned and started the building later it was completed by his son Jahangir in 1613. It has four gates but now days only one gate in use. Akbar’s daughters Shakrul Nisha Begum and Aram Bano are also entombed inside the tomb. You will also find the tomb of Mariam, Jahangir’s mother, is also located close to the imposing red sandstone building.

Same Day Agra Tour From Delhi
Sikandra (Tomb of Akbar)

Except these beautiful monuments Agra also have so much for shopping. You can some amazingly beautiful marble items from here which are hand made using same technique which was used building the Taj Mahal.

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Danish Akhtar

Hey, my name is Danish Akhtar and welcome to my website. I have been traveling the world since 2012 and finally decided in October 2015 to make this website to share my experiences around the world. I hope to not only give you tips, tricks and my personal insight for your own travel but save you time and money when you travel next So a little about my story, I was born in Nagina, a small town in Utter Pradesh India. I Passed out from University of Delhi in 2012 and decided that I needed to get some sort of career in that I can travel the world and could earn some smart amount. So that I m here working as assistant manager in a travel company beside that writing my experience of travelling which can help people.

11 comments

Hendrik

Great pictures, I really like them. You even managed somehow to keep the masses of tourists out of your pictures 🙂
Of course everyone knows about the Taj Mahal but its also interesting to hear about Sikandra and Agra Fort, which seems to be very interesting as well. Thank you for sharing your experiences – Cheers from Birdie & Hendrik

The Travel Ninjas

The Taj Mahal has got to be in the top 5 best places in the whole world. Fort Agra and Sikandra are also surprisingly impressive. We will definitely include them on our next visit to India.

Katie

The Taj Mahal is on the top of my bucket list and this post makes me want to go even more! An incredible experience! Thanks for sharing

    Danish Akhtar

    Thanks for reading

Megan Johnson

I seriously can not wait to visit the Taj Mahal ine day! What a magnificent place!! Great post, you never hear about these other places when you talk about India! So thanks, because when I go I will for sure be thankfully I read this!

    Danish Akhtar

    Thanks Megan for reading…

JuliaSan

We were at the Taj Mahal a couple of days ago and it is truely one of the most beautiful buildings in the world. You can also go to the river side on the opposite side of the Yamuna, to the Metah Bagh Garden. It is a beautiful view from there in sunset.

    Danish Akhtar

    Ya JuliaSan its such beautiful place.. i have been there almost 100 times and its worth it…

FS

I have been to Taj Mahal. It’s really very beautiful.

Sandy N Vyjay

The Taj Mahal is indeed one of reasons why travelers come to India.And they are not at all disappointed. When I was face to face with the Taj for the first time, what i realized was that the monument looked more beautiful than in pictures.

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