This Is The Fastest Highway In India

Formerly known as the Taj Express Highway, the Yamuna Expressway is known for cutting down travel time by half while travelling from New Delhi to Agra.

By car&bike Team


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Published on December 13, 2021

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    The Yamuna Expressway is the fastest highway in India that helps boost the socio-economic development of districts such as Agra, Mathura, Aligarh and Gautam Budh Nagar significantly. India's longest six-lane expressway comes with many minor bridges, 183 culverts, five toll plazas, 70 vehicular underpasses and 76 pedestrian underpasses. Developed by Jaypee Infratech Ltd, the expressway runs along the eastern bank of the Yamuna River on one side and NH-91 (Old Grand Trunk Road) on the other. With a design speed of 120 kmph, you can reach Agra from Delhi (a distance of 270 km) in just four hours.


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    So, if you are planning a road trip from Delhi to Agra, here is a list of places you should check out enroute.

    Delhi - Noida - Greater Noida - Agra along the 165.5 km Yamuna Expressway

    Madame Tussauds, Delhi

    Plan for some fun time at India's version of the Madame Tussauds to get an ultimate celeb experience. You can visit their website to enjoy great discounts on entry tickets.


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    Okla Bird Sanctuary, Noida

    Also known as the Shaheed Chander Shekhar Azad Sanctuary, this tourist attraction is a hidden gem in the forest of concrete. Spread across 3.5 km, the bird sanctuary houses more than 300 species.


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    Buddh International Circuit

    If you are a car enthusiast, do squeeze in some time to visit the world-class motor racing circuit. It no longer holds events due to a tax dispute with UP government, but you can probably still have a look at the track that held India´s first Grand Prix and was praised by Sebastian Vettel.


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    Delhi – Faridabad – Aurangabad – Vrindavan – Mathura – Agra along the Yamuna Expressway, NH-19 and NH-44

    Raja Nahar Singh Palace, Faridabad

    Built in the 18th century, this beautiful palace is now a heritage property. This palace will charm you with its elaborate cupolas, beautiful arches and magnificent courtyards. Located 15 km from South Delhi, this palace is worth a visit.


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    Keshi Ghat, Vrindavan

    Pull over to witness a beautiful sunset at the Keshi Ghat on the banks of River Yamuna. It is also a popular pilgrimage site for devotees of Lord Krishna.


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    Kans Qila, Mathura

    Currently, although the fort is in ruins, the structure mirrors a beautiful fusion of the Hindu and Islamic architectural designs.


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    Taj Mahal, Agra

    This immaculate work of art needs no introduction! The 17th-century magnificent structure is one of the Seven Wonders of the World and is a reminder of the eternal love of an emperor for his unforgettable queen.


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    The distance via Yamuna Expressway between Delhi and Agra is around 233 km. It will take you 3 hours 30 minutes to travel and if you are taking the Yamuna Expressway, NH-19 and NH44, the distance covered will be around 237km. You will reach your destination in 4 hours 30 minutes approximately.

    Other Fast Highways

    Although the Yamuna Expressway is currently the fastest, it will be holding that crown only until Maharashtra´s Samruddhi Mahamarg becomes fully operational. Passing through 10 districts, the 701 km long and 120-m broad high-speed corridor is designed for a max speed of 150 km per hour. This will cut down travelling distance between Mumbai and Nagpur to 8 hours from the current time taken, which is 16 hours.

    So, what's your travel plan? Do share with us.

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