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08:00--Guests will enjoy a welcome reception and check-in formalities at Delhi's Safdarjung Railway Station.
09:30--The Maharajas' Express will depart for Agra.
10:00--Brunch will be served on board the train.
14:05--The Maharajas' Express will arrive in Agra, "The City of Mughal Splendor!"
14:30--Passengers will proceed to visit the Taj Mahal.
19:00--Return to the comfort of the Maharajas' Express OR participate in an OPTIONAL activity: attend Mohabbat The Taj Show.
20:00--Dinner will be served on board the train.
Agra, which lies on the west bank of river Jamuna, became one of the principal cities of the Mughal Empire, as the capital of the Emperor Shah Jahan and his beautiful Queen Mumtaz Mahal. Its beautiful monuments and the rich presence of color and harmony make it a place worth visiting at least once. But the most important of Agra's tourist attractions and its main claim to fame is the magnificent Taj Mahal, the pride of India. Taj Mahal is considered as one of the eight wonders of the world. The architecture alone has inspired reams of rapture over the years. Other tourist attractions in Agra include the Rambagh and Dayalbagh Gardens, Chini ka Rauza, and Jama Masjid. Agra Red Fort, an elegant military structure constructed by Akbar (but partially converted into a palace by Shah Jahan), gives you a feel of Agra's rich past.
AgraFort, Chini Ka Rauza, Fatehpur Sikri, Itmad-ud-Daulah, Jama Masjid, Jehangir Palace, Jodha Bai Ka Rauza, Octagonal Tower, Ram Bagh, Taj Mahal
The national capital territory of Delhi is situated between the Himalayas and Aravalis Ranges in the heart of the Indian sub-continent. Delhi is considered one of the most historic capitals in the world, and two of its monuments — the Qutab Minar and Humayun's Tomb — have been declared World Heritage Sites. Exploring Delhi is both rewarding and fascinating. The most visited places in Delhi include the majestic Red Fort, the historical Chandni Chowk, as well as Raj Ghat and Shanti Vana -- modern structures constructed after India's Independence in 1947.
The city was built and destroyed seven times and has been witness to the various events which have brought India through the history books. It is believed that the Pandavas, the heroes of the epic Mahabharata, originally founded Delhi (then called Indraprastha) around 1200 B.C. Present day Delhi is built around the ruins of seven ancient cities.
As a commercial hub, Delhi has many shopping areas to offer its tourists. Visit the upscale avenues of Connaught Place, or go to Delhi Haat for handicraft goods. Don't forget to stop at Janpath Market for a variety of inexpensive traditional and souvenir items to bring home to your friends and relations.
Alai Minar, Birla Temple, Botanical Gardens, Chandni Chowk, Coronation Durbar Site, Crafts Museum, Firoz Shah Kotla, Hauz Khas, Humayun's Tomb, Iron Pillar, Jama Masjid, Jantar Mantar, Kabuli or Khuni Darwaza, Lahore Gate, Lotus Temple, Nizam-ud-din- Shrine, Purana Quila, Qutub-Minar, Raj Ghat, Red Fort or Lal Quila, Safdar Jung Tomb, Shalimar Bagh, Spice Market, The National Museum, Tughlaqabad Fort