Delhi to Agra by Train: Is It a Good Idea?

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  1. Sunanda says:

    Delhi – Agra connectivity is marvellous. Some new trains are also getting introduced in 2020.
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  2. Joza Fatima says:

    Amazing information thanks for sharing

  3. Anjali W says:

    Wonderful tips for people traveling to Agra from Delhi. Thanks for making people aware of the scams and the perfect routes between Agra and Delhi. Train is surely the most convenient and safest for solo travels. Great post!

    • Teja says:

      Oh yes, I mean, scams are something to be aware of in any major city of the world. But I think Delhi requires a bit extra awareness – even Delhi police thinks so, judging from a very clear sign in the train station!

  4. Roman says:

    Thank you for such a colorful story!
    You had a great trip. And got a great experience.
    As for me, I hate trains and railway stations. I am a big fan of driving and exploring new places by my own car.

    • Teja says:

      LOL yeah I do like a good road trip for certain countries. Probably not India though! The stress! I can see why bigger businesses have hired drivers on permanent payroll!

  5. alex says:

    ,its great article about taj mahal agra.is the train transportation is the best ? or their any other services available? is there not any airport in agra?

    • Teja says:

      If you ask me, I think train is the best between land transport options. I didn’t even look up airports in Agra to be honest. And even if I did, I’m certain I wouldn’t have done it. In my opinion a ‘fast travel’ style completely erases the slow seep of a place and people into you, as you travel.

      Don’t get me wrong, I also do ‘fast travel’, like if I’m already somewhere for work, and just take a couple extra days to look around. But to go so far, on purpose, to such a different country to your own, and then just zip in and out? I think it’s a waste. IMO Delhi is a good airport to arrive in instead. It is major, all the amenities are there, including e-visa clearance and I’ve heard you can get a traveller SIM card more easily from there.

  6. Gina says:

    I definitely agree with you that the Taj Mahal is something gorgeous and needs to be marveled and appreciated. It really looked like a pearl when you went at midday. I would love to see it at sunset when it becomes gold. It would look like a scene from a Disney movie. Would definitely love to go for the train option as it seems super affordable.

    • Teja says:

      That was my one regret from the trip. Perhaps I could have squished my Delhi time more, and spent a couple nights in Agra to see the sunrise and sunset views. I hadn’t expected to be so charmed by a building – I don’t tend to respond so much even for famous landmarks. And it’s so well-photographed, I figured it’s like I’ve seen it a hundred times anyway! But no. The Taj Mahal is different somehow. It matters to see it in person.

      Indian train stations can feel intimidating at first because they handle so many people. Like in Europe, but with a lot less retail space. But when you consider how cheap it is for what you get, I can’t really say there is any other railway to beat.