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Tuesday, March 25, 2008

India : Agra & Jaipur : The Home of Taj Mahal & the City Belongs to India's Future - 1

Guys, no tour in India can be complete without planing a visit to Agra and Jaipur where the palaces and forts of yesteryears witnessed royal processions and splendour and are now living monuments.

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Agra an ancient city gained world fame during the Mughal era, specifically in the region of Shah Jahan when he built Taj Mahal in memory of his wife, creating a monument of such incredible elegance that the Taj is considered synonymous with beauty itself. Just look at the slide show of Taj Mahal with its colors.

Tourist Map of Agra: (To Enlarge please click at the center)

City Map of Agra: (To Enlarge please click at the center)

Jaipur, the vibrant capital of Rajasthan, is popularly known as the "Pink City" - a visitor's delight. Jaipur has massive forts, magnificent palaces, exquisite temples and marvelous gardens.

Jaipur Tourist Map : (To Enlarge Please click at the Center)

Jaipur the Pink City:

How to reach at Agra?

By Air:

Agra's Kheria Airport 7 kms from town connects Agra with Delhi, Khajuraho and Varanasi.

By Rail:

Agra is connected by rail with major cities. Agra is linked to Delhi by Shatabdi Express and Taj Express and Intercity Express. Agra city is also visited by the Palace on Wheels.

By Road:

National Highway No. 2, 3 and 11 pass through Agra and link it to all parts of the country. Distance : Delhi 204 kms, Jaipur 237 kms, Khajuraho 395 kms, Lucknow 357 kms, Mathura 54 kms, Gwalior 110 kms, Bharatpur 54 kms, Varanasi 605 kms.

How to reach at Jaipur?

By Air:

Sanganer Domestic Airport is connected by flights from major cities.

By Rail:

There is a special luxury train, the Palace on Wheels, which starts from Delhi every Wednesday from September to April, on a round trip of Rajasthan, the first stop being Jaipur and special trains like the Shatabdi Express and Intercity Express ply regularly.

By Road:

Regular luxury buses are available round the clock. Distance : Agra 237 kms, Bikaner 321 kms, Jodhpur 343 kms, Udaipur 407 kms, Bharatpur 175 kms, Delhi 260 kms, Ranthambore 185 kms.
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