The journey by train from Madurai to Agra is scheduled to take between 38 hours 15 minutes and 45 hours 45 minutes depending upon which train you take. The distance travelled via the shortest route is 2485 km. The train services listed below all depart from Madurai Junction Railway Station and arrive at Agra Cantt. Railway Station.
Train Times from Madurai to Agra
There are 3 train services from Madurai Junction to Agra.
|Train||Madurai Junction||Agra||Operating Days|
|12641||00:45||15:00 + 1 day||Th,Sa|
|16787||19:30||17:15 + 1 day||M,F|
|12687||23:35||17:15 + 1 day||W,Su|
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Location of Madurai Junction Railway Station
Madurai Junction Railway Station is 3.1 km by road from St Mary’s Cathedral.
Location of Agra Cantt. Railway Station
Agra Cantt. Railway Station is 6.3 km by road from the Taj Mahal.
Agra Fort is a major tourist attraction located 2 km to the north west of the Taj Mahal on the banks of the same river. Visitors to the city often combine a visit to Agra Fort with the more famous Taj Mahal. Shah Jahan, the Mughal Emperor who commissioned the construction of the Taj Mahal, resided at Agra Fort and made many alterations to the existing structure. The Taj Mahal is also visible from many of the towers in Agra Fort and this view alone is visiting for.
Construction of Agra Fort began in 1565 and to some extent didn’t stop until Indian independence with the last residents, the British Army, making some very damaging alterations. Agra Fort is a huge compound, similar to a walled city, covering 380,000 square metres with a high double thickness wall all the way around. There are four grand gates in this wall the most impressive of which, the Delhi Gate, is the most photographed part of Agra Fort. Inside the wall is an eclectic mix of royal palaces and more utilitarian buildings such soldier’s barracks, kitchens and other facilities which would have been needed to service a fort of this size. Agra Fort was built at a turbulent time in India’s history when regional rulers were constantly fighting each other for control of Agra and the surrounding area. The fort was constructed not as a palace but as a military installation designed to serve as a defensive position during invasion attempts. The intricate architecture and stunning artwork is a surprising and notable addition to a structure built for war. This is one of the main things that makes Agra Fort so special.