Agra Day Trip: Taj Mahal By Taj Express Train - Delhi

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Overview

Climb aboard the air-conditioned Taj Express in Delhi and make haste for the city of Agra where you will enjoy a guided tour of the Taj Mahal, the worlds most romantic mausoleum. Visit Agra Fort and the Mehtab Bagh before heading back to Delhi.

Highlights

  • All taxes, fuel surcharges and service fees included
  • Round-trip train fares
  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors

Know More about this tour

Enjoy a full-day trip to the beautiful city of Agra from Delhi, which is a seemingly short distance when aboard the fast, air-conditioned Gatiman Express. To make the most of your day in Agra, you will depart from your Delhi hotel at 6:30am. A tour representative will transfer you to the train station and make sure you are safely on board, providing you with a bottle of mineral water for the journey.

Approximately 2.5 hours later, arrive in Agra and meet your guide for the transfer to the Taj Mahal. One of the 7 Wonders of the World, the marble mausoleum is surely the most extravagant expression of love ever created. The labor of some 20,000 men over more than 17 years went into building the memorial to Shah Jahan's beloved wife. It will take you less time and effort to appreciate their work.

Continue to Agra Fort, the majestic red-sandstone fortress on the banks of the River Yamuna. Explore the palaces of the Rajputs and Mughals within the walled complex. Then, head across to the Mehtab Bagh gardens, built by the Mughals on the banks of the Yamuna River.

Enjoy stunning views of the rear façade of the Taj Mahal, before visiting what is often referred to as the “Baby Taj” - the jewel-like Itmad-ud-Daula. Admire the first Mughal monument built completely out of marble before your return train ride to Delhi.

Inclusions for Agra Day Trip: Taj Mahal By Taj Express Train

  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Fuel surcharge
  • Local guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Round-trip private transfer
  • Round-trip air condition rail tickets between Delhi, Agra, Delhi

Exclusions for Agra Day Trip: Taj Mahal By Taj Express Train

  • Entrance fees
  • Excess luggage charges (where applicable)
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • DVD (available to purchase)
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Note: During the winter, trains sometimes do not run on time due to fog

Adult pricing applies to all travelers

A maximum of 10 people per booking

Not recommended for pregnant women

Passport name, passport number, expiry date and country is required at time of booking for all participants

Customers will arrive back at their hotel around 11pm

Cancellation Policy
All sales related to this product are final and non-refundable. In case you wish to cancel the reservation you will be charged 100% cancellation fees.
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  • The tour guide was fantastic and the Taj Mahal was breathtaking! The tour guide was knowledgeable and fun and made me laugh a lot. We went to an okay place for lunch- that's the one thing I would change and then a couple of shops that felt like tourist traps. I recommend this trip.

  • This was an amazing trip, the Train ride was very pleasant and was so fast, I was greeted at the train by my guide who if there are Hindu Saints he is one of them. The Tour of Taj Majal and Agra Fort was informative and very enjoyable. Can't say enough about this trip, just terrific.

  • I believe this tour could be very good. You get picked up early, dropped in the station with pre-booked tickets, you get professional guide in Agra Hemanshu was excelent, very professional drivers, and the booked trains and taxi are quite comfortable. Especially if you like having a personal guide only for you, this might be great. I didn't exactly enjoy the fact of being treated like a rich guy, but well...

    The reason I give 3 only is mostly due to three reasons:
    Even when you pay such a high price relative the local reality, they still make you visit shops/factories where you are welcomed to buy their stuff. If you are interested in buying marbles that might be fine, but honestly, I was told we would visit a school where descendants of those who built the Taj learn the marble art. All I saw was three guys working marble in a corner of a shop, and after two minutes you are invited to come in, have a tea and see the collection...that you can buy. Since I was not even prepared to spend money, it seems that our tour suddenly got shortened.
    The only two things I was deliberately taken to visit was the Taj Mahal and the Agra fort! At 2PM we were done and, after much asking, I was taken to a really small temple in the outskirts of Agra.
    Tour finished after that and I was taken to the station where I had to wait 2h for the train. So you wake up at 5AM and come back at 8PM, but spent 3h waiting for trains.
    Even though they say all fees/taxes are included, that means the personal guide and transports. When I said I really didn't being much money for this day trip, and the tour could be at risk, they arranged a free lunch. That's worth a start to this review.

  • The two drivers one in Delhi and one in Agra and my tour guide tried to provide good service. Kumar was a good and knowledgable tour guide. Expect to be taken to 2 - 3 pre-selected shops where the assumption is that you will buy something. The train car was air conditioned and the seats were fine. Not great, but fine. There were security guards outside both ends of the car, which a local told me is to ensure that no one without a first class ticket goes into the car. Each car has one Western toilet, but you'd better bring your own paper and be prepared to hover. A local also told me they now have an express from Delhi that gets you there in 90 minutes. Not sure if this company will move to that option.

    Your trip price does not include lunch 700 rupees with tax, Taj admission 1000 rupees, Agra admission 500 rupees or the price you'll pay to ride the 500 meters to and from the Taj 200 rupees.

    Here's why I gave it a 3:
    - My train arrived in Agra at 10:30. We had seen everything there was to see at both the Taj Mahal and Agra Fort and eaten lunch by 2:30, leaving 4 hours to kill before my train departure time of 6:30. After the shopping it was just 3:30. They made an effort to entertain me, but in the end I sat at the Costa Coffee for about an hour and a half. If I had taken a car, I could have been back to my hotel in Delhi before 6:30.
    - I was under the impression that this was a group trip and purposefully booked this trip because I was a woman traveling alone and did not want to be by myself. For the most part this wasn't a big deal, except when I had to get from the train to my driver outside the station and then at the end of the day. The driver dropped me off at 5:30 outside the station, leaving me 90 minutes to kill train was late. I don't think I was ever in danger, but just something to be aware of if you are alone w/o a local SIM card.
    - You can get there just as fast in a car and have more flexibility on your return.

  • Really good tour and our guide was super considering our needs. It got very hot and he was accommodating and helpful. Definitely recommend.

USD 123.29