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Travel Diaries of the East- Exploring Agra Like Never Before

“Love is a smoke raised with the fume of sighs;
Being purged, a fire sparkling in lovers’ eyes”
–    William Shakespeare

While the Bard was busy immortalizing his Romeo and Juliet, another lovelorn king at the other end of the world decided to engrave his undying love in marble. Indeed, the Taj Mahal stands tall as the classic insignia of Shah Jahan’s timeless love for wife Mumtaz- a love so ideal, that it shapes the souls of the young and the old. A panoramic view of the Taj will take you back to the golden period of the Mughal dynasty, and yet, it is not the only marvel that inspires tourists to visit Agra, the pinnacle of the east.

Agra is the quintessential prototype of incredible India, the mystic land of Rajas and Maharajas who left behind a rich legacy of architectural and historical edifices. A few hours drive from the capital city of Delhi, this ancient storehouse of the Indian culture fascinates millions of tourists every year. Be it the grandiose of the Agra Fort, the Persian architecture of the Buland Darwaza, or the iconic Mughal mausoleum of I’timād-ud-Daulah which is popularly known as the ‘Baby Taj’, Agra never fails to surprise us. The land of marble and intricate handwork is also a popular shopping destination for travellers all across the globe.

Spiralling on the banks of the Yamuna, the city is a globetrotter’s haven. At an hour’s drive, the relics of Fatehpur Sikri proudly depict the legends of Akbar and his famous courtiers. The chowks and alleys in the city are the hubs of animated activities. Apart from its stupendous monuments, Agra is also famous for lip-smacking savouries such as ‘petha’, ‘chaat’ and ‘lassi’.

Agra can very well be your dream vacation, whether you are travelling solo or with your family. Maharajas’ Express, the proud winner of the ‘World Travel Award for six years since 2012 -2017, is the best choice if you are wanting to relive like a Mughal king. Launched by Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation, the Maharajas’ Express, Luxury Train embodies true blue royalty in every aspect- from spacious, well-appointed accommodation to fine dining.

Maharajas’ Express ensures world-class amenities to its travelers. The travel packages combine luxurious indulgence with cultural appeal. The fares include accommodation in different cabin categories with attached restrooms and are all inclusive of food, beverages, and a wide range of house pour liquor.

Book your tickets for the famous Indian Splendour for a one-of-a-kind experience. Live life king-size with the Maharajas’ Express as you get to enjoy a princely breakfast on the rooftop bistro of Taj Khema! Visit Itmad-Ud-Daula, the ancient Mughal capital, or simply watch “Mohabbat-e-Taj Show” as a leisure activity.