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Explore Agra on the Beautiful Maharajas’ Express

Nestled on the banks of river Yamuna in Uttar Pradesh, Agra is a much-loved tourist destination in India. Not only because it is home to one of the seven wonders of the world, the Taj Mahal but also because it boasts of an amazing culture and lip-smacking cuisine. So, from historians to heritage lovers, from foodies to architecture enthusiasts, Agra is a suitable destination for all kinds of tourists. If you have always wanted to experience India’s glorious past, then a city like Agra is the ideal place to start. The aura of this magical city is so different that it cannot be found anywhere else in the world. But when there is so much to explore and experience in a single place, then selecting only a few sites that do justice to the city can be a challenging task. If you are unsure about how to go about your Agra itinerary, then we have just what you need! Simply step aboard the one-of-a-kind luxury train by IRCTC, The Maharajas’ Express, and embark on a holistic and all-encompassing heritage tour of Agra that will make you fall in love with the city! From heritage sites to cultural programs to luxury experiences, this tourist train will bring the best of Agra Tourism through 4 bespoke tours. Here are the famous sites that are covered by The Maharajas’ Express journeys.

Taj Mahal: A famous UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of India’s most loved monuments, the Taj Mahal in Agra needs no introduction. Created by the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan once exclaimed that the incredible beauty of this ethereal mausoleum made “the sun and the moon shed tears from their eyes”. According to legend, it took almost 20 years for this splendid architectural masterpiece to be completed. An ode to eternal love, it is truly one of the seven wonders of the world. No tour of Agra is complete without a visit to the stunning Taj Mahal. For this reason, all 4 journeys on The Maharajas’ Express Train include Taj Mahal tourism, giving guests the perfect opportunity to soak in its fascinating beauty.

Agra Fort: Another famous historical monument in Agra is the iconic Agra Fort which was built in the shape of a crescent by the Mughal Emperor, Akbar. A masterpiece of planning, design, and construction, it boasts of marble monuments, women’s quarters, stunning halls, sacred mosques, giant towers, beautiful palaces, ornate gates, and many more architectural wonders. To experience this, you can pick from The Indian Splendour, the Indian Panorama, and Treasures of India tours by The Maharajas’ Express.

Fatehpur Sikri: The ‘City of Victory’ or Fatehpur Sikri was established by Mughal emperor Akbar between 1572 and 1585 AD as his capital. Made entirely of red sandstone, it boasts a splendid mosque and 3 opulent palaces, 1 each for his 3 favorite wives. Steeped in history and folklore, Fatehpur Sikri is the ideal destination for history and heritage lovers. The legend, art, and architecture all come together to give this deserted city a unique atmosphere and makes it a must-visit for anyone touring Agra.

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