Superfast, intercity trains known as the Shatabdi Express link major cities and offer facilities for quick and comfortable travel. While you relax, the Shatabdi hospitality treats you to meals and snacks. Shatabdi is a short distance train, it does not cover too long distances.
Major Destinations of the Shatabdi
New Delhi: This national capital with numerous world renowned monuments is worth visiting. Places of interest include the walled city of Old Delhi, Chandni Chowk, the Red Fort, Jama Masjid, the impressive Rashtrapati Building, the Old Fort, Humayun’s Tomb, the Qutb Minar and Tughlakabad Fort.
Kolkata: Kolkata, the city of joy is also linked to several destination by the Shatabdi Express. The attractions of Kolkata includes – Fort William, the Victoria Memorial and its museum, St.Paul’s Cathedral and the Raj Bhawan. Across the banks of the River Hooghly are Belur Math and the Dakshineshwar Temple. Diamond Harbour, where the Ganga meets the sea, is 51 kms from Calcutta.
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, Agra Fort and Fatehpur Sikri.
Lucknow: The capital of Uttar Pradesh, Lucknow is the artistic hub of this region. Lucknow’s culture, cuisine, crafts are all exceptional. 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 city’s past.
Dehradun: Dehradun set in the Doon Valley in Uttarakhand, is one of the most picturesque regions in the foothills of the panoramic Shivalik ranges. Enjoyable throughout the year because of its salubrious climate, Dehradun is a popular spot and an appropriate base for tourists visiting Haridwar, Rishikesh and the charming hill resort of Mussoorie.
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 center for performing and visual arts and the Tribal Habitat – a presentation of contemporary tribal cultures.