Tuesday, August 21, 2012

The Yamuna Expressway from Delhi to Agra

Driving to Agra, home to the Taj Mahal is not going to be a problem anyone. The long awaited Yamuna Expressway is finally opened. Opened in 9 August 2012, the Yamuna Expressway is the fastest and the most convenient way to reach Agra. This express way is around 165 kilometers and one can easily cover the distance in 90 to 120 minutes. 6-lane highway with just two diversions, one in Mathura and some city which I forgot, Yamuna Expressway is very safe as well as convenient.

The stretch starts from Greater Noida, the stretch has toilets and restaurants are petrol pumps are still in construction. Do make sure that you have enough gas, food and drinks for the entire drive.

The toll fee is 320 rupees one way and if you are returning the same day, you will get a 20% discount. Looking at the quality of the expressway, the toll money is worth every penny.
Last weekend I had to opportunity drive through the Yamuna Expressway with a friend and it was breathing. I could not believe that such a road even exists in India. Here are some pictures of the Yamuna Expressway I took on the way.


Starting of the Expressway. Dark clouds and rain awaits us beyond the first toll gate



We drove through one of the meanest storm this year at a speed of 150 KM/hour





The clouds that day was just breathtaking!


Way to Agra


Direction Pointing out to Taj Mahal. Finding direction is so easy with the new Expressway.

Moments Way From Agra

Inside Agra

Some Fort in Agra



The Machine

Sorry could not share any pictures of Agra, The Taj Mahal or the Agra Fort. We did drove to Agra but we came back because the traffic inside the city was so chaotic and was in no mood to deal with the traffic. Ten minutes after reaching Agra, we took a U-Turn and drove back to Delhi.

4 comments:

  1. That's really a great news.. since I belong to Agra and can plan a short trip now if I want. Pictures are really beautiful. Made me remember the old times. Keep Posting..

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    1. You should definitely drive here...

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  2. That is amazing. When I see a post like this, it makes me stop and think about all of the things we take for granted here in the States. It's a shame Agra was so chaotic that you didn't feel like stopping. I can understand it though.

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    1. Thanks! Finding an empty open road here in india is almost impossible. LOl

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