Agra - City Of The Mughals
The beauty of Agra lies in the marble wondrous architecture that are scattered around the city. Every ruler of Agra managed to leave a part of their legacy in the form of marble and sandstone structures. Mughal Empire has used Agra as their easel and today, this is the masterpiece of Indian beauty. Every tourism itinerary for first-time visitors or cliché tour to India will hold Agra as an eminent part.
In addition to it, Agra is an important destination of the famous Golden Triangle Trip too. Golden Triangle tour connects Delhi, Agra and Jaipur to create a holistic cultural, natural and historic element-filled vacation.
Top Luxury Trains Covering Agra
Palace on Wheels Train
- Signature Itinerary : On Day Seven, Train will reach Agra and you will ready to explore Taj Mahal.
Maharajas' Express Train
- Heritage of India : On Day Seven, You will reach Agra early in the morning.
- Indian Panorama : On Day Four, You will reach Agra by very early morning.
- Indian Splendour : On Day Two, Explore the beauty of Taj Mahal and other attraction of Agra city.
- Treasures of India : On Day One & Two, Train reaches Agra, the first destinations.
Deccan Odyssey Train
- Indian Odyssey : On Day Three, You will visit the Taj Mahal, which is just one of the 7 wonders of the world.
- Indian Sojourn : On Day Five, Train will reach Agra and you will ready to explore Taj Mahal.
In simple terms, all the luxury trains covering north India have added Agra as an important destination in one or more itineraries.
Highlights of Agra in Luxury Train Tour
Sightseeing tour in the city.
Exploring Taj Mahal either at early-morning or by sunset.
Visiting the local market for souvenir shopping.
Champagne breakfast at any Taj-view hotel.
Optional spa session in any hotel.
Catch Mohabbat - The Taj Show.
Specialty of Agra
The first element of beauty to this land is the long list of monuments, mausoleum and structures beautified with marble and sandstones. Top architectural wonders to visit in this city are Taj Mahal, Agra Fort, Baby Taj (Itimad- Ud- Daulah), Akbar’s Tomb, FatehpurSikri, Mariam’s Tomb, Aram Bagh, Chinika Rauza and others. Each monument is unique in structure, design, decoration or others.
Just because the city was under the control of Mughals, do not assume it to be a monopoly in religion. Agra is a spectrum of spiritual belief. Apart from the iconic Jama Masjid, you can find numerous spirituality destinations like Mankameshwar temple, Gurudwara Guru ka Taal, Cathedral of Immaculate Conception and others.
Islamic architecture gives more importance to gardens. According to religious scripts of Islam, the heaven has four seas and a pleasing garden, which is always at bloom. To represent heaven in earth, most of the monuments of Islamic architecture have gardens. There are a few free-standing gardens too like Mehtab Bagh, Aaram Bagh, Shah Jahan Park, Dayal Bagh gardens and others.
Agra is famous for its milk based sweets. The traditional cuisine of the land is very much linked with desserts. This is why most of the luxury trains choose to add desserts from Agra cuisine. Top dishes to try here are Dalmoth, petha, bedhai, Jalebi and others. The traditional Mughlai cuisine is also available in this city.
This city is rich in history and culture. This only means that the city gets more colorful during local festivals. Apart from all cliché nation-wide celebrations, you ought to visit Agra during local festivals like Ram Barat, Taj Mahotsav, Kailash Fair, Balloon Festival and others.
This city is famous for its mixture of Rajput, British, Muslim and Hindu culture. This is a proof that all the regions lived in harmony during the ancient times. The city of Agra is one of the riches in terms of culture. Mughals considered Agra as their crown destination and thus, enriched the city with art and culture.
As mentioned before, the Mughals enriched this city and today, the culture of the land is more prominent in the souvenirs of the land. The city of Agra is iconic for its marble artifacts and souvenirs, especially a replica of Taj Mahal in marble. Apart from these, the city is famous for Persian carpets, rugs, silver articles, jewelry, leather articles, garments and much more. You can find many historic markets and modern malls for shopping.
Climate of the land
The city has a semi-arid climate, which is humid throughout the year. The monsoon is not heavy and the winters are pleasingly warm. Summers are the worst time to visit the city. This is why most of the luxury trains do not operate during the peak summer season. Agra has extreme climates. Winter can go below zero and summer can raise mercy to up to 50 degree C. Thus, it is important to pack clothing accordingly.
Not all activities are available in all the itineraries. Read through the itinerary in detail, compare it with other itineraries and luxury trains to choose the best option.