How to Reach Taj Mahal in India

Taj Mahal is one of the wonders of the world. Find information how to reach Taj Mahal by Air, Rail, Road and Local Transportation in Agra, India.


By Air

The city of Taj, Agra, has its own airport that is around 7 km from the city center. Various Airlines operate flights to Agra during season time. For update information about flight please contact Tourist offices.


By Rail

There is a good network of trains connecting Agra with the rest of the country. Apart from the main railway station of Agra Cantonment, there are other two stations also, that of Raja-ki-Mandi and Agra Fort. The main trains connecting Agra with Delhi are Palace on Wheels, Shatabdi, Rajdhani, Gatimaan and Taj Express. For train detail visit - https://www.irctc.co.in, Call : 139


By Road

Agra is well connected to major cities in the country and is situated on the Golden Triangle of the Tourist Circuit (Delhi-Agra-Jaipur). It is connected to Delhi and Varanasi By NH-2, to Jaipur by NH-11 and Gwalior By NH-3. It is also connected to Delhi & Lucknow by Express ways. The major road distances are :

  • Bharatpur - 57 km
  • Delhi - 204 km
  • Gwalior - 119 km
  • Jaipur - 232 km
  • Kanpur - 296 km
  • Khajuraho - 400 km
  • Lucknow - 369 km
  • Mathura - 56 km
  • Varanasi - 605 km

There are regular bus services from Agra to a number of important cities. The main bus stand of ISBT and Idgah have a number of buses running for Delhi, Jaipur, Mathura, Fatehpur-Sikri, etc.


Local Transportation

After reaching the city also, you need some sort of local transport to reach Taj Mahal. You can easily get taxi, tempo, auto-rickshaw and cycle rickshaw in the city that will take you to your destination. Prepaid taxis are also available if you want to visit the various places near the city. Radio Taxis are also available 24 Hours.


The Agra Fort - Timings, Opening time, Entry timings & Visiting hours

The great Mughal Emperor Akbar commissioned the construction of the Agra Fort in 1565, A.D. although additions were made till the time of his grandson Shahjahan. The forbidding exteriors of this fort hide an inner paradise. There are a number of exquisite buildings like Moti Masjid - a white marble mosque akin to a perfect pearl; Diwan-I-Am, Diwan-I-Khaas, Musamman Burj - where Shahjahan died in 1666 A.D. Jahangir's Palace; Khaas Mahal and Shish Mahal.


Open : Sunrise to sunset every day.
Distance about: 5.5 Kms from Agra Cantt Railway Station.
Entry fee : Domestic Tourist : 50/- Foreign Tourist : 650/- 

 

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Fatehpur Sikri - Timings, Opening time, Entry timings & Visiting hours

An epic in red sandstone. A city of yesteryears, today lost in the mists of time. Fatehpur Sikri was built by the Mughal Emperor Akbar during 1564 A.D. A sonless Akbar had gone to Sikri to seek blessings of a muslim Saint Sheikh Salim Chishti and he was blessed with a son, he in gratitude, constructed his capital city and named it Fatehpur Sikri. Later, due to shortage of water and unrest in north-west, Akbar had to abandon this city. The beautiful marble tomb of Sheikh Salim Chisti attracts thousands who seek blessings of the revered saint. Other renowned places are Diwan-I-Am, diwan-I-Khaas, Buland Darwaza, Panch Mahal, Jodha Bai's Palace and Birbal Bhavan.

Open: Sunrise to sunset every day.
Distance about : 39kms from Agra City.
Entry fee : Domestic Tourist : 50/- Foreign Tourist : 610/-

 

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