The journey by train from Amritsar to Agra is scheduled to take from 10 to 16 hours depending upon which train you take. Via the shortest route the distance travelled is 643 km.
Train Times from Amritsar to Agra
There are currently 7 direct train services from Amritsar to Agra.
- Train times from Amritsar Junction Railway Station (ASR) to Agra Cantt Railway Station (AGC).
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Location of Amritsar Junction Railway Station
Amritsar Junction Railway Station is 2.3 km by road from the Golden Temple.
Location of Agra Cantt Railway Station
Agra Cantt Railway Station is 6 km by road from the Taj Mahal.
About Travel to Agra
Agra was the first capital city of the mighty Mughal Empire which ruled over most of what is now India, Bangladesh, Pakistan and Afghanistan during the 16th to 18th Century. A succession of wealthy and powerful Mughal Emperors built some of the greatest buildings in the world in Agra, the two most famous of which are the Taj Mahal and Agra Fort. Construction of Agra Fort began in 1565 making it one of the first great Mughal buildings in India. The fort covers an area of covering 380,000 square metres and is accessible by 4 large gates. Inside the double thickness walls is an eclectic range of palaces and functional buildings constructed over three centuries.
More famous that Agra Fort is the Taj Mahal. The Taj Mahal was completed in 1653, nearly 100 years after construction started on Agra Fort. Also by way of contrast the purpose of the two buildings is very different. Agra Fort was constructed as a military facility whereas the Taj Mahal is a mausoleum for Emperor Shah Jahan’s wife. The differences between the two buildings are emblematic of the progression of the Mughal Empire over from the mid 16th Century to the mid 17th Century with the focus clearly having shifted from gaining military control to enjoying the financial gains of their military conquests to construct fantastically expensive ornamental buildings. The expenditure on construction of the Taj Mahal is believed to have been astronomical. Materials for the project where imported from all over India as well as from China, Tibet, Afghanistan and Sri Lanka. The craftsmanship of the marble at the Taj Mahal is fantastic and the skills used have been passed down through the generations in Agra. Near to the Taj Mahal there are literally hundreds of workshops with craftsman using the same techniques to make tourist souvenirs as where originally used to the build the Taj Mahal.