6 Shatabdi Trains From Delhi That Will Take You To 6 Amazing Destinations In Under 6 Hours!


Do you prefer trains over buses? If you are looking for a quick getaway from Delhi without having to brave a long bus journey to the mountains then you must experience the luxury called Shatabdi Express. Not only are these trains super fast but the hospitality of Indian railways that you are going to experience is going to be impeccable. From super comfortable seats with large windows to the sumptuous food served on board, everything offered on Shatabdi Express will make your journey a breeze.

Take these Shatabdi trains from Delhi to reach these six outstanding places:

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Photo of Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India by Shipra Shekhar

Agra is world renowned as it is home to the magnificent Taj Mahal, one of the seven wonders. But there is more to Agra than just Taj Mahal. This historical city is dotted with some of the most significant monuments in the country. You can hop on to the Shatabdi Express over a weekend and reach here in less than 2 hours from Delhi to experience the old world charms of this place.

Top experiences: Visit Taj Mahal, spot your favourite bird at Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary, visit former Mughal capital—Fatehpur Sikri, shop at Kinari Bazaar and feast on delectable Mughlai Cuisine while you are here. Find out more about the things to do in Agra here.

Train: 12002 | Bhopal Shatabdi

Fare: Starts at ₹515

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Photo of Ajmer, Rajasthan, India by Shipra Shekhar

Ajmer is very popular as the gateway to Pushkar which is home to the famous Brahma Temple. Not only that, This place is also an important pilgrimage site for Muslims. The beauty of the arid landscape of this city along with its stunning lakes is timeless. You can reach Ajmer from Delhi in about 6 hours when you choose Shatabdi Express for your journey.

Top experiences: Visit Ajmer Dargah Sharif, marvel at surreal Anasagar Lake and Daulat Bagh, feel the spirituality at Nasiyan Jain Temple, appreciate the elegant architecture of Mayo College & Museum and finally give in to the hippie vibes of Pushkar. Find out more about the things to do in Ajmer here.

Train: 12015 | Ajmer Shatabdi

Fare: Starts at ₹795

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Photo of Amritsar, Punjab, India by Shipra Shekhar

Amritsar is home to the Golden Temple which is the most sacred religious centre for Sikhs but people of all faiths can visit this tranquil temple. Amritsar is also famous historically due to its participation in India's struggle for independence, no wonder so many soldiers in the Indian army hail from Punjab. This place is also a foodie's delight with a variety of sumptuous Punjabi dishes on offer, and flavours of all of them are to die for.

Top experiences: Enjoy the retreat ceremony at Wagah Border, shop at Hall Bazaar, enjoy the serenity at the Golden Temple, pay respect at Jallianwala Bagh, check out Maharaja Ranjit Singh Museum and enjoy food at Kesar Da Dhaba. Find out more about the things to do in Amritsar here.

Train: 12013 | Amritsar Shatabdi

Fare: Starts at ₹890

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Photo of Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India by Shipra Shekhar

Dehradun is one of the most famous destinations in Uttarakhand and is a gateway to Mussoorie which is one and half hours away. Located at the distance of just 35 kilometres from Dehradun, Mussoorie, the 'Queen Of Hill Stations' is situated at an altitude of 1,880 metres above mean sea level, making it a great place to escape during the summer season. Dehradun's proximity with many famous hill stations and religious centres around, makes it an ideal weekend getaway.

Top experiences: Try paragliding, trek to Nag Tibba, check out Forest Research Institute, enjoy the beauty of Robber's Cave, shop at the Tibetan Market and enjoy wildlife safari at Rajaji National Park. Find out more about the things to do in Dehradun here.

Train: 12017 | Dehradun Shatabdi

Fare: Starts at ₹710

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Photo of Jaipur, Rajasthan, India by Shipra Shekhar

Jaipur is the capital city of the desert state Rajasthan and is famous around the world for its impressive forts and palaces. Also known as ‘Pink City’, Jaipur has beautifully preserved its royal roots, which is easily noticeable everywhere around this extraordinary city. It is also popular for its colourful and well-decorated markets, precious gemstones, pottery items and clothes.

Top experiences: Visit the impressive City Palace, be awed by Hawa Mahal, Jantar Mantar and Amer Fort, check out the Central Museum, shop at Pink City Market and finally eat delicasies at Niro’s and Laxmi Misthan Bhandar. Find out more about the things to do in Jaipur here.

Train: 12015 | Ajmer Shatabdi

Fare: Starts at ₹645

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Photo of Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India by Shipra Shekhar

The capital of Uttar Pradesh, Lucknow is famous as the city of nawabs and kebabs. The city is known around the world for its adab and tehzeeb that means manners and hospitality, intricate embroidery in the form of chikankaari, beautiful gardens and dance forms such as Kathak. This place is also home to several monuments and relics from the colonial era. Don't forget to sample sumptuous dishes like Rahim-ke-kulche nihari, Tunday kababi, Bismillah-ki-biryani, chowk ki malai lassi, Aminabad-ki-makkhan malai and Radhey-ki-malai gilori when you visit Lucknow.

Top experiences: Visit Bara Imambara, understand wildlife better at the Lucknow zoo, check out the British Residency, peep into the history at 1857 Memorial Museum, visit Indira Gandhi Planetarium and enjoy fine dining at Oudhayana. Find out more about the things to do in Lucknow here.

Train: 12004 | Lucknow Jn Swarn Shatabdi Express

Fare: Starts at ₹890

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