How To Get To The Taj Mahal in Agra
Wikipedia mentions the exact Taj Mahal location as, “Dharmapuri, Forest Colony, Tajganj, Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India.” While Google results will give you the address, let’s delve further into where exactly the Taj is located.
The Taj Mahal is more than 125 miles away from New Delhi city and approximately 4.5 miles away from the Agra airport. Both New Delhi and Agra have plenty of hotels with good and secure stay facility. If staying in Delhi, you will have to travel down approximately 1.5-2 hours in the wee morning hours for best monument views.
This makes Agra a more practical location. However, New Delhi has greater international connectivity through their airports. And also, the city is better connected to westward routes (to Jaipur, Rajasthan) and northward (to the sparkling Kashmir valley).
If the Taj is just one of the many items in your itinerary, book a private cab for the day. Also, drive offers fantastic views of the Yamuna river at sunrise and even sunset.
If you’d like luxurious transport, book onboard the Palace on Wheels, a superfast high-end train which circles the golden triangle.
Taj Mahal’s train stop at Agra is the Agra cantonment, while alternative stops are Raja-ki-Mandi and Agra Fort.
Traveller tip: Book your return ticket from the Agra Fort railway stop. You can see the amazing sunset views of the Taj from the Agra Fort.
Also, you could opt for Volvo buses from any city you are staying at. These are cost-effective, hassle-free and safer when compared to local buses and trains.
When is the best time to visit the Taj? – Full moon viewings of the monument