Taj Mahal, one of the Seven Wonders of the World beckons all the lovers. With its grace and pristine beauty, it stands as the memorial of love. Taj Mahal is located at Agra, which is just 204 kms from the capital city of India, New Delhi. Hence the place is easily accessible via rails, roads and air and hence can be reached easy and quick.
Are you planning to soon visit the marble monument of love- the Taj Mahal? Do you want to check out the Seven Wonders of the World at Agra? If it is a yes then the next question that you will wonder is about How to Reach Taj Mahal? Don't worry as this section has a special on how to How to How to Reach Taj Mahal from major cities in India.
As the UNESCO World Heritage Site has several visitors and first time visitors everyday from all over the country and the world, this is a dedicated topic on how to get there.
There are three railway stations and a number of super fast trains that are connected from the important cities of India to Agra. While the Agra cantonment is the main railway station of the city, Raja-ki-Mandi and Agra Fort are the other railway stations of Agra. You can enjoy a luxurious train tour on Palace on Wheels to the city, while Rajdhani, Shatabdi and Taj Express help you reach Agra in very less time. Agra is a junction between the metropolitan cities of Delhi, Mumbai and Chennai and hence easily accessible via trains.
Travelling on train to Taj Mahal takes you through varied landscapes and the journey becomes interesting as you can interact with the locals and get to know more about the folklores surrounding Taj Mahal. You will not feel the stress of travel on the premium trains like Palace on Wheels; from ultimate modern amenities to world class cuisines, the train tour itself becomes memorable.
With the online booking facility of Indian railways, it is hassle free affair. You also have several booking agents at India who can help you with the tickets. Via rails, it is a journey of just 2 to 3 hours to Agra.
Get on a road trip to Agra to enjoy pleasant scenic beauty along with a quick journey to Taj Mahal. You have numerous cab services that take you to Agra. You can opt for a personalized tour with a private car and driver to travel to and fro. There are regular bus services available as well that take you to the city. You can board a bus from Delhi, Mathura, Jaipur and Fatehpur Sikri to reach Agra; bus is always the more economical way to reach Taj Mahal than flights and trains.
We provide private air condition car with all the facilities, You can go via roads it is a journey of just 3.5 to 4 hours from Delhi.
If you have less time in hand then plan your trip to Agra on flight. Agra has its own airport, which is a military base, located at 12.5 kms from the main city. If you are travelling by air, you can get a direct flight to Agra from New Delhi. Indian airlines have regular flights to the city.
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Taj Mahal is the pride of Agra and hence there are numerous transport facilities available within the city which takes you to the monument. If you want to pass the markets and feel the local life while travelling to Taj Mahal, you may hire a Rickshaw. Tempo, Taxi and Auto-Rickshaw are the faster modes of transport to reach Taj Mahal.
If you want to tour all by your own then hire a bicycle to explore the place. As fuel based vehicles are not permitted within the vicinity of Taj Mahal hence battery operated buses and horse driven tongas are also used to reach Taj Mahal. Riding on horse driven tongas is a unique experience and as the vehicle runs through the old lanes of Agra, you seem to travel back in time.
How to Reach Taj Mahal from Delhi
Take a flight from Delhi to Agra Airport or Kheria Airport which takes less than Rs.5000/- Then hire a pre-paid taxi/ auto from there. The total journey takes roughly 6 hours time.
There are two main railway stations in Delhi that are only 20 minutes drive to each other are NDLS or New Delhi Railway Station (Paharganj) and NZM or Hazrat Nizamuddin Railway Station (close to South Delhi)
For booking tickets by the Foreign Tourist Quota go to upstairs main building at New Delhi Railway Station , Paharganj to the International Tourist Bureau. It is working 24 hours. There are innumerable trains from Delhi to Agra but these listed here are the regular trains.
1. Taj Express Superfast
3. Habibganj ND Shatabdi Exp
4. AP AC Superfast Express
There are several intercity buses plying through Agra and 5 stops. The two closest bus stations are Idgah Bus Station 5 km distance from Taj Mahal and ISBT Bus Junction / Kashmere Gate ISBT / Maharana Pratab inter-state bus terminal which is most popular because it is only 2 - 3 minutes walk from Agra Cantt. Railway Station and you can take the transport options like taxi, cab, auto etc. from there also to Taj Mahal.
You can also drive by car by Taj Expressway which is the best way to reach but avoid driving in the early morning as there is too much fog and may be unsafe for driving. Also, cabs are available on hire. Time taken to reach Taj Mahal from Delhi by road is around 3 - 4 hours.
How to Reach Taj Mahal from Goa
Take a flight from Goa to Delhi after which you can go to by train/ cab or fly to Agra Cantt Station. The total journey takes roughly 6 hours. Fares can take anywhere from 5,000 to 16000 INR.
There is another option to fly Goa to Gwalior and then take a train to reach Taj Mahal. This is a fast-paced stressed out option so no energy remains to witness the beauty of the Taj Mahal.
If you're looking for budget travel then there is Mangla Ldweep which is long journey (30+hours) and Goa Express (approx. Lesser time) to Agra Cantt Junction. From there Taj Mahal is only 5 km travel by auto /cab to reach. If you want to reach faster then take any of multiple flights from Goa to Delhi and there take bus/ train or flight to reach Agra.
Traveling by road by bus takes over 3 days time to reach. Travel by cab/ car is lengthy but exciting & expensive taking up to Rs. 25,000/-
How to Reach Taj Mahal from Chennai
Fly from Chennai to Gwalior/ Delhi and then travel by train from Gwalior Jn. To Agra or Delhi to Agra respectively by flight. This is the fastest route that takes less than 8 hours. Every 4 hours there are Air India, IndiGo and Spicejet flights to Agra. It is the fastest route but takes anything from Rs .5,000 - Rs. 28,000 by air.
This is the cheapest way to reach Taj Mahal from Chennai and it takes 1 and a half days or more. There are 3 main trains and others operating on this route and the fare gets less than Rs.1000/-
Famous Trains to reach Taj Mahal from Chennai are Hazrat Nizamuddin Garib Rath, Rajdhani Express, Tamil Nadu Express, Tirukkural Express and Grand Trunk Express
Traveling by bus is not a good idea as it takes over 3 days time to go there. If you travel by cab or car it takes long and it is also expensive at the same time can go up to Rs. 30,000/-
How to Reach Taj Mahal from Mumbai
The fastest way is to fly Delhi within less than 2 hours to reach there and then take a cab /bus to reach. There are also direct flights from Mumbai to Agra Airport which is only 13 km from Taj Mahal. Fares vary from Rs.5500/- to Rs. 20,000/- and it takes roughly 8 hours to reach.
Take cab or pre-paid taxi or tempo for getting to Taj Mahal from there. Otherwise, you can also fly to surrounding cities such as Delhi or Jaipur and then travel by Bus, Road or car or take a train to reach Taj Mahal.
Time taken to reach by train is over 18 - 22 hours upwards and depends on the route. It is the cheapest way to reach as fares vary from Rs.700/- to Rs.1000/-. You can choose to go by car from there to Taj Mahal. The trains from Mumbai Central Station to Agra Cantonment Station are Ltt - Hw Super Fast Exp, Ltt-Be Express, Mangala Ldweep, Ltt Nizam Ac Express, Lashkar Express, Punjab Mail and Dr-Amritsar Express.
Traveling by bus or cab takes anytime from 18 hours to 30 hours and the fare is lesser like Rs. 1200/- to Rs. 2000/- if going by bus and Rs. 9,000/- to Rs. 15,000/- if traveling by cab to Taj Mahal.
How to Reach Taj Mahal from Hyderabad
The fastest way is to fly Delhi / Gwalior / Jaipur / Varanasi (longer route) which takes approximately 4.5 - 6.5 hours to reach there. Then take a train or travel by cab / bus to reach. There is also a direct flight to Agra from Hyderabad (5.5 hours) to reach Agra (fare varies from RS.5500 - RS. 20000/-). Take a cab which takes 15 minutes depending on traffic and charge Rs. 250/- Rs. 300/- to reach Taj Mahal.
If you are on a budget travel, train is a lengthy but also cheap way to travel to Agra from Hyderabad. There are 3 main trains from Hyderabad to Agra are Kongu Express, Telangana Express and Nizamuddin Express.
Traveling by road by bus though common to cities like Varanasi, etc, is not a good idea as it takes around 2 days time to go there. If you travel by cab or car it takes long and it is also expensive at the same time can go up to Rs. 20,000/-
How to Reach Taj Mahal from Bangalore
The fastest way is to fly Delhi / Gwalior / Jaipur / Lucknow surrounding cities which takes approximately 7.5 - 9.5 hours to reach there. Then take a train or travel by train/ cab to reach. The fares varies from Rs.5,500/- to 26,900/-. There is also a direct flight to Agra from Bangalore that takes less than 7 hours to reach Agra (fare varies from RS.5500 - RS. 20000/-). Take a cab or any road transport to reach Taj Mahal.
The cheapest way to travel is by train from The three trains are directly stopping at the Agra Cantt Railway station that is 5 km from Taj Mahal. Commute by auto or cab to Taj Mahal from there. The train journey can take anywhere from 36 - 38 hours and stops at Agra Cantt Railway Station. and Raja-ki-Mandi respectivly.
Famous Trains to reach reach Taj Mahal from Bangalore are Karnataka SF Exp, Kongu SF Express and Rajdhani Express.
Traveling by bus is not a good idea as it takes over 3 days time to go there. If you travel by cab or car it takes long and it is also expensive at the same time can go up to Rs. 20,000/-
Hence when in India do not miss a visit to Agra, which is studded with the gems of Mughal architecture, including Taj Mahal.
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