Gatimaan Express happens to be the first semi-high speed train of India that runs between Delhi and Agra. The idea to launch Gatimaan Express was officially announced in June 2015 by Indian Railways. On 5 April 2016, the train gave its first service to the public.
Gatimaan Express is among one of the fastest trains in India and covers a distance of 188 km in just 100 minutes. Nizamuddin Railway Station is the starting point of the journey which ends at Agra Cantonment Railway Station.
Agra is just 100 minutes away from Delhi because of the Gatimaan Express.
All you need to know about Gatimaan Express
The train is painted in navy blue and grey color having a yellow stripe in the middle. There are 10 coaches in the train among which two caches are executive AC chair car coaches and the rest are AC chair car coaches. The coaches are designed according to the needs of the passengers. There are overall three managers in the train while there is one male and female host for every coach to serve the needs of passengers.
As it is one of the luxurious train in India, Gatimaan Express welcomes its passengers by giving flowers and chocolates.
The train operates a tour of 2 days and takes you to the beautiful Mughal attractions of Agra. Not only is the destination, the journey itself filled with memorable events. The facilities provided by train is world class.
The decorations and the meals also can’t be forgotten easily. The train departs from Nizamuddin Railway Station at 8.10 AM and in around two hours it reach Agra Cantonment Railway Station at 9.50 AM. In the return journey the train leaves Agra at 5.50 PM and reach Nizamuddin at 7.30 PM.
So be ready to cover one of memorable train journey of your life with Gatimaan Express.
Detailed Itinerary of Gatimaan Express
Day 1- Nizamuddin railway station is the starting point of the tour
|8.10 AM||The train leaves for Agra Cantonment Railway Station (you should reach the railway station by 8.00 Am)|
|9.50 PM||Gatimaan Express enters Agra Cantonment Railway Station, where you’ll meet the local tour representatives provided by the train authorities.|
|10.00 AM||It’s the time when your tour will begin and the first destination is the beautiful Agra Fort which is also an UNESCO world heritage site.|
|12.30 PM||Time for lunch at any local restaurant|
|14.00 PM||Hotel check-in by completing necessary formalities|
|15.30 PM||Journey continues and the next stops are- Daulah Tomb, Mehtab Bagh and the glorious Taj Mahal (the reason everyone visits Agra)|
|19.30 PM||Return to hotel to spend the night and recharge yourself for the next day.|
Day 2- Visit to left places and return journey to Delhi
|08.00 AM||The second part of the journey begins that will take you to the FatehpurSikri which is also a world heritage site. But first check-out from the hotel|
|12.00 PM||Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant on the way to Sikandra|
|14.15 PM||Time for sightseeing at Sikandra|
|15.45 PM||Sikandra will be last point of the journey and from here, the journey to Agra railway station will begin|
|17.00 PM||Back to Agra cantonment Railway Station|
|17.50 PM||The train will leave for Delhi|
|19.30 PM||Arrival at Nizamuddin Railway Station|
Places to visit with Gatimaan Express
1. Agra Fort
Agra Fort is a historical site in the Agra city which served as the residence of several Mughal emperors until Delhi was declared the capital of India. This fort has made its place in UNESCO world heritage sites and trip to Agra is incomplete without a visit to this place.
Also read – Complete Travel Guide to Agra
2. Daulah Tomb
Also known as Tomb of Itimad- Ud-Daulah, this place is in Agra is a Mughal Mausoleum. This place is also refereed as a jewel box baby Taj and also as a little abstract of Taj Mahal because of its similarities with Taj. The walls of this tomb is made from white marbles from Rajasthan. It was commissioned by Jahangir’s wife NurJahan and was constructed in between 1622-1628. The place is surrounded by beautiful gardens.
3. Mehtab Bagh
This Bagh is also known as Moonlight garden and located behind the Taj Mahal. This garden was built by shah Jahan for having an exact view of the Taj Mahal. History says that Shah Jahan chose this place to construct a black building similar to Taj Mahal but after getting imprisoned by his own son, his wish remained as a wish. There’s nothing much attractive in this garden but the view of Taj Mahal from here is breath taking.
4. Taj Mahal
TajMahal is the reason why people visit Agra. This beautiful monument also known as one of the seven wonders of world is constructed fully using white marbles. The Taj Mahal is a symbol of love and constructed by Shah Jahan in the remembrance of his wife Mumtaz Mahal.
5. Fatehpur Sikri
Fatehpur Sikri is a city which was the capital of Mughal Emperor until 1585. There are many monument constructed from red marbles to see in this city like Buland Darwaza, Jodhabai Palace, Jama Masjid, Panch Mahal and others
Sikandra is one of the best maintained and preserved monument in the city. The construction of this monument represent both the Hindu and Muslim style architecture. This place is mausoleum of Emperor Akbar and defines his outlooks on philosophy and secularity.
Facilities provided by Gatimaan Express
The train provide its passengers with all the necessary facilities that ensures a comfortable journey.
- The 10 coaches of the train are fully air conditional among which 2 coaches are executive AC chair car coaches and 8 are AC chair car coaches.
- There is 8 inch LCD screen on the back of every seat to entertain the passengers.
- Free WI-FI facility is also there that ensures the connectivity with the world outside.
- Bio-toilets in the train.
- Two hosts (one male and other female) in each coach.
- Hotspot and Multimedia facilities.
Safety Features of the Train
The train is equipped with all the safety features that ensures the safety of the travelers which includes automatic fire alarm, sliding doors, emergency braking systems, passenger information system based on GPS.
Food Service of the Train
The food service of the train is truly excellent. There are two restaurants inside the train and both are beautifully decorated. These restaurants have seating arrangements in groups of two and fours. Indian food is available for the guest abroad. For those who wants to try something new there is option of European and continental food. Also both Vegetarian and non-vegetarian choices are available I.e. there is variety of food on board.
Fare of Gatimaan Express
The fare price charging of the train is dynamic and it varies between minimum net fare and maximum net fare. It totally depends on the percentage of available seats.
Base Fare of Gatimaan Express
|Base fare||AC Chair||Executive AC Chair|
|Regular ticket( for 12 and above)||463||1054|
|Child ticket (5-11)||463 (with a concession of 232)||1054 (with a concession of 527)|
|Senior citizen female (58 and above)||463( with a concession of 232)||1054 (with a concession of 527)|
|Senior citizen male (60 and above)||463 (with a concession of 185)||1054 (with a concession of 422)|
Note- The fare charges of the train are fast-changing, make sure to confirm from other sources as well.
Total Fare of Gatimaan Express
Apart from the base fare, there are other charges also included at the time of booking the train, which are as follows –
AC Chair Car (CC)
- Base Fare – ₹ 463
- Reservation Charge – ₹ 40
- Superfast Charge – ₹ 45
- Total GST – ₹ 28
- *Catering Charge – ₹ 194
- Total Fare (per passenger) = ₹ 770
Executive Chair Car (EC)
- Base Fare – ₹ 1054
- Reservation Charge – ₹ 60
- Superfast Charge – ₹ 75
- Total GST – ₹ 60
- *Catering Charge – ₹ 281
- Total Fare (per passenger) – ₹ 1530
*Please Note – Food choice is optional in the train, if any passenger selects “No Food” option while booking the train then the catering charge will not be added in the total fare.
- One night stay at a five star hotel in Agra.
- Entry tickets to the attractions of sightseeing.
- Ac vehicles for the purpose of transfers and sightseeing (as per itinerary- on sharing basis).
- Grand breakfast and lunch in the restaurants of hotel.
- The lunch in the local restaurants during sightseeing.
- Representatives and guides speaking both Hindi and English languages.
- Train tickets.
- Any additional meals or the charges of sightseeing other than mentioned in the itinerary.
- Any expense of personal nature such as telephone charges, portable hotels, laundry charges, tips or mineral water bottles.
- Any other service you receive which is not mentioned in the itinerary.
- If you cancel your reservation before the 15 days from the date of departure then you’ll have to pay INR 100 per person as cancellation charges.
- 25% of the package cost will be charged for cancellation up to 8 to 14 days.
- 50% of the package cost will be charged for cancellation before 4 to 7 days of the departure date.
- Whole amount of the ticket value will be charged for cancellation before 4 days from the departure.
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