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Explore the Best of Agra Tourism with The Maharajas’ Express Train

One of the most populated cities in Uttar Pradesh, Agra is a much-loved tourist destination in India as it houses not only one of the seven wonders of the world but also many Mughal-era monuments. For this reason, it is prevalent among historians, heritage enthusiasts, and architecture lovers. If you like to gaze at the beauty of old buildings and appreciate the fine craftsmanship of heritage structures, this beautiful city on the banks of river Yamuna is a must-visit destination. History, architecture, and romance come together to give this ancient city a unique aura, one that cannot be found anywhere else. A hub for foodies as well, Agra offers many exciting food options from its flavourful local cuisine, most notably ‘Agra ka Petha.’

When there is so much to explore and experience at one destination, then picking a few sites that do justice to the city can be pretty difficult. If you are confused about how to go about your Agra itinerary, then we have the perfect solution for you! Just step aboard the one-of-a-kind luxury train by IRCTC, The Maharajas’ Express, and embark on a heritage tour of Agra that will make you fall in love with the city! From heritage sites to luxury experiences, this tourist train will bring the best of Agra to you through 4 bespoke tours. Here are the areas covered by The Maharajas’ Express journeys.

Taj Mahal: A UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of India’s most famed monuments, the Taj Mahal in Agra needs no introduction. Its creator, the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan once exclaimed that the incredible beauty of this mausoleum made “the sun and the moon shed tears from their eyes”. According to legend, it took almost 20 years for this masterpiece to be completed. A true symbol of love, it will sweep you off your feet with its magnificent charisma. Because it is such an integral part of Agra tourism, all four journeys by The Maharajas’ Express include the Taj Mahal, giving guests the perfect opportunity to soak in its fascinating beauty.

Agra Fort: Built by Mughal emperor Akbar in 1565 AD, Agra Fort is a stunning fortress that is built in the shape of a crescent. A renowned masterpiece of planning, design, and construction, it houses marble monuments, simple women’s quarters, stunning halls, sacred mosques, giant towers, beautiful palaces, ornate gates, and many more architectural gems. To give tourists a glimpse of its fascinating history and heritage, the Department of Tourism, Government of Uttar Pradesh has organized a light and sound show,  a visual treat that attracts crowds from different parts of the country. If you want to witness the grandeur of this site, you can choose from The Indian Splendour, the Indian Panorama, and Treasures of India tours.

Fatehpur Sikri: The ‘City of Victory’ or Fatehpur Sikri was established by Mughal emperor Akbar between 1572 and 1585 AD as his capital. Made of red sandstone, it boasts a splendid mosque and 3 opulent palaces, 1 each for his 3 favorite wives. Enveloped in history and folklore, Fatehpur Sikri is a fascinating place for heritage lovers. Almost in the middle of this ancient deserted town lies the tomb of Salim Chishti, a pristine white oasis surrounded by gorgeous red sandstone. If you want to unravel the interesting tales enveloping this unique place, you can choose between the Heritage of India and the Indian Panorama itineraries by The Maharajas’ Express Train.

To experience Agra tourism at its finest, there is no train more suited than IRCTC’s super luxurious Maharajas’ Express. The royal treatment given by the team will ensure that every guest feels like a king. Want to explore the best of Agra in this opulent palace on wheels? Book today on and avail exclusive offers.