Major destinations of the Shatabdi
Agra Once the capital of the brilliant Mughal rulers, Agra has history stamped
indelibly on every brick of its numerous monuments.
The places of interest include the Taj Mahal a poetic monument to love; the Agra
Fort with the Pearl Mosque, some lovely palaces and pavilions and Fatehpur Sikri, a
fascinating ghost town.
LucknowThe capital of Uttar Pradesh, Lucknow is the artistic hub of this region.
Lucknows culture, cuisine, crafts especially chikan work, charming poetry and
a mellifluous language, all remind one of the age of courtesy and romance. The scarred
brick buildings of the Residency, the Bara and Chhota Imambaras, Jama Masjid, Rumi
Darwaza, The Clock Tower, the Picture Gallery, Aminabad and Hazrat Ganj, all tell vivid
tales of the citys past.
Dehra Dun Dehra Dun set in the Doon Valley in Uttar Pradesh, is one of the most
picturesque regions in the foothills of the panoramic Shivalik ranges. Enjoyable
throughout the year because of its salubrious climate, Dehra Dun is a popular spot and an
appropriate base for tourists visiting Haridwar, Rishikesh and the charming hill resort of
Amritsar Situated on the north western borders of India, in Punjab, the 400 year
old city of Amritsar is the most important seat of Sikh history and culture. The city
houses the sacred shrine the Golden Temple, the Akal Takht the immortal
throne, the Sikh Museum and the Durgiana Mandir.
Bhopal The city of Bhopal, the capital of Madhya Pradesh, is very impressive
with its verdant, exquisitely laid out parks and gardens, broad avenues and streamlined
modern edifices. Sites to visit in this historic city are: Taj-ul-Masjid, Jama Masjid,
Moti Masjid, Shaukat Mahal, Sadar Manzil, Bharat Bhawan the centre for performing
and visual arts and the Tribal Habitat a presentation of contemporary tribal
Mysore140 km from Bangalore and 770m above sea level, the city of Mysore was
once the capital of the Wodeyar rulers. It still retains its quaint charm.
The Brindavan Gardens, ornamental and terraced with swirling fountains and colourful
fairy lights, attract thousands of visitors. The Mysore Palace, St. Philomenas
Church, Mysore Zoo, Chamundi Hills with the Chamundeshwari Temple, the Jayachamarajendra
Art Gallery are other interesting spots to visit.