Tony Robinson Around the World by Train: India and Burma
By Katie Shaw
8 March 2019
This week’s episode of ‘Around the World by Train’ sees Tony Robinson delve into the enthralling culture and traditions of India and Burma.Read more
Also known as Akbarabad, the city of Agra is located on the banks of the Yamuna River. Agra is a former capital of the Mughal Empire (1526-1658) and is now most famous for the incredible buildings that were built during the Mughal era - in particular the Taj Mahal, Agra Fort and Fatehpur Sikri, all three of which have been granted UNESCO World Heritage status.
Marvel at historic temples, spot an elusive tiger and visit beautiful palaces and gardens as we explore kaleidoscopic India, taking in the tranquillity of Shimla, enigmatic Delhi, the 'Pink City' of Jaipur and Agra with its resplendent marble icon, the Taj Mahal.… see more
14 days from £1,995 ppView tour details >
This amazing adventure through historic India takes us to some of the glorious country's most exciting sights. On our fascinating journey we discover thriving cities, spectacular forts, and have a chance to see a tiger in the wild, culminating with a night in a 200-year-old palace.… see more
12 days from £1,745 ppView tour details >
Magniﬁcent palaces and forts are waiting to be discovered on this Indian rail adventure aboard the Palace on Wheels train. Experience the lifestyle of the Maharajahs as we visit walled cities, marvel at the astonishing Taj Mahal and enjoy tiger spotting in Ranthambore National Park.… see more
15 days from £4,995 ppView tour details >
Explore the highlights of India and Nepal on this grand tour which includes some of the world's most beautiful temples, sights and scenery. We witness colourful ceremonies, a game drive, and experience breathtaking views of the Himalaya from Pokhara on this adventurous tour.… see more
19 days from £2,895 ppView tour details >
The kaleidoscopic sights of this colourful country take your breath away. Our Indian rail tour takes in the Red and Amber Forts, historic temples, beautiful palaces and ornate gardens, as we visit Delhi, the 'Pink City' of Jaipur and Agra with its white marble icon, the Taj Mahal.… see more
13 daysView tour details >
Perched on a hill high above Agra, the Agra Fort was one of India's most important defensive structures. The country was also governed from here and the grounds were home to a state treasury and mint. The foundations of the current complex were laid between 1565 and 1573 on the remains of earlier Rajput fortifications. The fort complex is sometimes referred to as a 'walled city', due to its sheer size, and the number of different buildings within the grounds.
Incredibly, the walls encompass approximately a square mile, and are more than 60 feet (18 metre) high all round. Although not all of the complex is open to visitors, there are still a number of impressive buildings to look around, including the magnificent Jahangiri Mahal. This particular palace was designed for the ladies of the royal family.