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The choice of mode of transport for travel to Agra from Delhi is often between a car or the train (maybe a combination of both), and sometimes the occasional flight.
We believe travel by road, with a hired car and driver is a smarter option. This road journey shall provide you with a window to look at the daily life in India from close quarters. Travel by train or by air (if and when the flights happen) will not give you this opportunity.
The Taj Mahal is a wonderful monument and is on the list of the seven wonders of the world. For last few centuries it has attracted travellers from all over the world, for them to bask in its austere white glory.
As this is an unique monument in the world and a world heritage site, it is an added responsibility of the Government of India to take care of it and ensure its security.
To prevent damage to the Taj Mahal, there are some strict rules applicable and it is wise to know them before you visit the Taj Mahal.
I'm sure we all will agree that this exquisite monument be protected from vandalism and terrorism. In this article we give the list of banned items.
Taj Mahal is under the assault of polluting gases from nearby industries and emissions from vehicles.
This is rung alarm bells in the precincts of green activists and they are calling for a cap on the number of visitors that can visit Taj Mahal.
The newly opened Yamuna Expressway has increased the number of vehicles arriving in Agra and the footfalls, the Taj Mahal is witnessing.
Delhi to Agra by car is now three hours via the new Yamuna expressway when measured from Ashram. 165 km of the new expressway takes two hours. Reaching the expressway from ashram takes 40 min. Reaching Taj Mahal from the exit point of the expressway in other takes another 20 min or so.