Air Travel to Agra/Road Travel to Agra
Which is the most highly recommended way of getting to Agra ? Is it Air travel or road travel? .You can take a bus arranged by your tour operator for a group trip to Agra. If you want economy use a train among i mentioned below. And if your budget allows than a private taxi with driver is a best bet.
Air Travel To India! Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkota and Chennai are the best connected cities of India to the International Flights . To see the the most popular "Golden Triangle Tour" (Delhi-Agra-Jaipur), you have to take a flight to Delhi.
You can get some good discount air fares to New Delhi on connecting Flights rather than direct flights. Most of these cheap flights operate via hubs in the Middle East, such as Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Bahrain.
There is no direct international flight to Agra but some chartered flights do come to Agra, but this does not stop tourists , Taj mahal still has higest number of tourists in India per year.
Air Travel to Agra Agra airport is 7 km from the city center and 3 km from Idgah bus stand. Flight service to Agra's Kheria Airport is stop and go. It only takes 40 minutes from Delhi to Agra.
Recently KingFisher Airlines started routine direct flights between Agra , Jaipur and Delhi. Check website.
You can check some good offers of Agra Flights from tripadvisor.com.
Agra Travel by Train Agra is well connected by railroad. The main railway station is the Agra Cantonment station. Agra is well connected by rail to Delhi, Varanasi and cities of Rajasthan.
Trains like Shatabdi, Rajdhani, and Taj Express are the good choices if you want to reach Agra from Delhi .
If you want to experience Royalty and luxury ,go for Palace on Wheels.
Foreign tourists and Non Resident Indians (NRIs) are also offered priority reservation benefits not available to the local Indian population.
Indian Railways allow foreign tourists to make train reservations up to 360 days in advance. Indian residents however can make train reservations only up to 60 days in advance.
To book online train reservation go to http://www.irctc.co.in
Some important train timings from Delhi to Agra The Bhopal Shatabdi leaves New Delhi at 6am daily, arriving at Agra Cantonment Railway Station at 8am; it returns to Delhi at 11:05pm (except Friday). Alternatively, you can catch the Taj Express, which leaves Delhi's Nizamuddin Station at 7:15am, returning to Delhi at 10:05 pm.
Some other train servicing the city are : G.T. Express ( New Delhi to Chennai), Dadar Express (Mumbai to Amritsar), Jhelum Express (Jammu to Pune), Kalinga Utkal Express (New Delhi to Puri), Karnataka Express (New Delhi to Trivendrum), Ujjani Express (Dehradoon to Ujjain) and Hyderabad Express (New Delhi to Hyderabad).
Agra Cantonment Railway Station (inquiries tel. 131 or 133,reservations 0562/242-0998) has prepaid taxi/auto-rickshaw hire (Rs 50-Rs 120/ $1.15-$2.80) at Platform 1; this is also where you can book a city sightseeing tour. Trains from Rajasthan pull in at the Agra Fort Station. (If you're arriving from elsewhere, avoid the inconveniently located Agra City Station.)
Agra/Jaipur The journey to Jaipur takes around 4 hour by train no. 2988 which leaves Agra Fort Railway Station at 6:25 PM and reaches Jaipur at around 10:20PM.
The luxury train - 'Palace on Wheels' stops at Agra on its eight day round trip of tourist destinations in Rajasthan and Agra.
Avoid government buses if possible.
If you are traveling in a group and luxury bus is arranged by your hotel or tour operator they may be fine to use. However if you have the option, choose a private taxi for Agra travel by road. When you rent a private car in India, it usually comes with a driver.
Prices for private taxis can be negotiated depending on the number of days you need the taxi. Private taxi charges also vary with the make of the car you choose. In Delhi most taxis will quote a price starting from Rupees 7/Km. Check about night charges.
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