Passage to Romantic Rajasthan
Heritage Hotels in India
Heritage Hotels in Rajasthan
This comprehensive tour features northern India's most famous sights - including Delhi, the capital of the world's most populous democracy, the ethereal beauty of the Taj Mahal, the deserted city of Fatehpur Sikri and the wonderful architecture of Jaipur.
Arrive at Delhi's Indira Gandhi International Airport and transfer to your chosen hotel. An afternoon tour will introduce you to Old Delhi and includes a visit to the Red Fort, Raj Ghat, Jama Masjid - one of the largest and most impressive mosques in India - and Chandni Chowk market.
In the morning see New Delhi's impressive government buildings and spacious parks, Humayun's Tomb (which served as a model for the Taj Mahal), the 800-year old Qutab Minar, and drive along Rajpath to the imposing India Gate and Parliament House. The remainder of the day is spent at leisure.
Depart for Agra by car. In the afternoon you explore the mediaeval city and the 17th century architectural masterpiece, the Taj Mahal - perhaps one of the world's most magnificent buildings. Afterwards, you visit Agra Fort, whose red sandstone ramparts overlook a bend in the Yamuna River, and you can investigate the bargains in the local bazaar.
Depart for Jaipur by car, en route visiting Fatehpur Sikri, Emperor Akbar's deserted capital, where a variety of regional Indian styles combine with central Asian and Persian influences to create a unique architectural heritage virtually untouched by over four centuries since its construction.
In the morning visit Jaipur's Amber Fort - where you can take an elephant ride before exploring the fort's massive gateways, shaded courts, sweeping stairways and pillared pavilions - and the Sheesh Mahal, its walls inlaid with exquisite mirror motifs. In the afternoon tour the city of Jaipur, visiting the museum and the Palace of Winds.
Depart for Delhi by car where, after checking in to your chosen hotel, the rest of the day is at leisure.
Transfer to the airport for your return flight.