Agra is situated at a distance of 197 km from Delhi. Famous for the Taj Mahal, one of the Seven Wonders of the World, Agra is well connected to Delhi by road and train.
However, the best way to reach Agra from Delhi is by road, a journey of about 4 hours by car. The places covered during the journey from Delhi to Agra are Delhi - 30 km -> Faridabad - 60 km -> Hodal - 55 km -> Mathura - 52 km -> Agra.
Several ATMs, hospitals, rest stops and dhabas fall on the way. Food joints such as Haldirams and McDonald's are present on the route. Petrol pumps of Indian Oil and Hindustan Petroleum (HP), among others, are also available at regular intervals.
Transport options from Delhi to Agra
Delhi to Agra By Car: Hire a cab or rent a car to drive down to Agra, which takes about 4 hours. Ideal for group travel, this mode is suitable for families with senior citizens and kids as well. Cost of cab per kilometre ranges from INR 8 to 14 approximately, depending upon the type of car hired.
Shatabadi Express is good train to travel from New Delhi to Agra. The train reached at correct time at the destination. The seats in the train are good. The toilets are clean. They offer breakfast, water and all other refreshments.
With the Yamuna Expressway you can reach Agra in quick time. Expressway is of world class facilities with smooth road all the way to Agra. It takes about 2 hr 30 min to reach Agra which actually is pretty quick. On your way to Agra you can find refresh points after every few kilometres which are also maintained pretty well. Even an amateur rider can drive his/her car on the expressway, which shows what a wonderful highway it is.
I was enjoy my journey very much but when I was entered in Agra I was fed up with JAM at Mahal, a majestic world heritage site to be enjoyed on a full moon night. Really romantic destination for a newly wed couple. Apart from Taj Mahal one should definitely visit Fatehpur Sikri.
I enjoyed my journey a lot to Agra on expressway. It was a good experience and I enjoyed the family trip in my best car Hyundai Verna but toll taxes are very high in this route. Govt should decrease the toll prices to attract more travellers.
There are multiple routes from Delhi to Agra, but we took the expensive but the fastest route to Agra - Yamuna Expressway. The expressway starts from Noida and ends at Agra. The toll for the entire journey is Rs. 320 for cars. The roads are more or less empty and the car can easily cruise at a speed of 150 kmph. My own car reached upto a whopping 210 kmph. But we controlled the speed to avoid risking a tyre burst. Although there is no need to take a stop, there are food plazas on the way to take a break or refreshments. The journey is very comfortable and travellers can visit the religious cities of Mathura and Vrindavan enroute to see the famous BankeBihari Temple and Dwarka Dheesh Temple.
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