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Discover the best of Agra Tourism aboard the luxurious Maharajas’ Express

It is true that Agra tourism is synonymous with Taj Mahal, the ivory-white marble mausoleum on the south bank of river Yamuna that gave India entry into the world’s seven wonders list. But the ‘city of Taj Mahal’ has a lot more to offer to the visitors. Walk along the city’s ancient by-lanes where handicraft items are made or soak in its rich repository of culture, traditions and religion through traditional dances or plays. But if you want an exclusive experience of the very best of Agra tourism, then it is only possible with a train journey on the luxurious Maharajas’ Express. Offering the best luxury tour of Agra and other cities of Rajasthan, the Maharajas’ Express is a royal train perfect for reliving the golden days of the past. This opulent palace on wheels covers Agra, Ranthambhore, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Udaipur, Fatehpur Sikri, Varanasi, Bikaner, Orchha and Khajuraho. Consequently, it not only promotes tourism in Agra or Taj Mahal tourism but also keeps India’s rich cultural heritage intact. The treatment every guest on The Maharajas’ Express receives bears testimony to India’s long standing tradition of true hospitality.

While there are four different itineraries available on The Maharajas’ Express, Agra is covered in all of them. So, you can choose any one from the ‘Heritage of India’, ‘The Indian Splendour’, ‘The Indian Panorama’ or ‘Treasures of India’. Any Agra tour is incomplete without a visit to the Taj Mahal, so that is what we begin with.

Taj Mahal

Considered to be the greatest architectural achievement in the entire range of Indo-Islamic architecture, Taj Mahal’s rhythmic combination of solids and voids, light and shadow, arches and domes makes it a stunning visual delight. And the grand romantic gesture done by Shah Jahan for his beloved Mumtaz Mahal adds an aura of romance, intrigue, timelessness and poetry to this monument described as an ‘eternal teardrop on the cheek of time’. Visit the most beautiful mausoleum ever known to witness love & poetry in marble. To preserve the mood, you can watch Mohabbat, the Taj Show, a spectacular depiction of this eternal love story. After that, you can continue with your exploration of Agra by visiting the Agra Fort and Fatehpur Sikri, both World UNESCO Heritage Sites.

Agra Fort

As the preferred residence of the emperors of Mughal dynasty until 1638, the Agra Fort is best described as a ‘walled city’. An extremely powerful fortress made of red sandstone, it encompasses the imperial city of Mughal rulers within its 2.5 km long enclosure walls. Its mighty towers and overwhelming facade were enough to instill fear and awe within the enemies of the rulers as it stood tall as an indomitable symbol of power, strength and fortitude.

Fatehpur Sikri

Built in the second half of the 16th century by king Akbar, Fatehpur Sikri is an ‘epic in red sandstone’ that attracts historians from all over the world. Despite a passage of hundreds of years, the magnificence of this royal city has not faded. Explore its expansive courtyards, grand pavilions and spectacular audience halls that are a testament to the builder and visionary par extraordinaire. If you want to spend an interesting evening walking through the ruins of this deserted city, then choose  ‘The Heritage of India’ or ‘The Indian Panorama’ itinerary of The Maharajas’ Express train..

History, romance and architecture come together to create the magic that is Agra. Do you want to tour Agra in the most luxurious way possible? Then get your 2020-21 Maharajas’ Express bookings in place! To know about itineraries and offers, visit