TOUR CODE: INDTRI
Trip Type: Independent Journey
Take a glance into India’s enchanted past by visiting its renowned golden triangle route, including Delhi, Jaipur and Agra. Open the doors to a region enlivened with sacred temples, imposing palaces, and the world famous Taj Mahal. This tour gives you the finest destinations that India has to offer.
ARRIVE IN DELHI
We arrive at the Indira Gandhi International Airport Delhi. Our local representative will meet you outside the customs gate and escort you to your hotel.
Delhi is one of the best examples in the world where ‘old meets new.’ We set out to discover Old Delhi. Our first stop is the 16th-century marble Jama Masjid, India’s largest mosque. Then, hop on a rickshaw ride through the most famous and historic street of Delhi and the colorful Chandni Chowk Market. We continue to Humayun’s Tomb, a beautiful example of early Mughal architecture, and pass by Indi Gate, an archway honoring the 70,000 Indian soldiers fighting for the British Army during World War I. Stop at Qutab Minar, the five-storied victory tower, to signify the beginning of the Muslim rule in India by the first Muslim ruler, Qutab-ud-din Aibak.
After breakfast, drive to Agra, passing by India’s world-class Grand Prix track. In the afternoon, visit Agra Fort, a high red stone citadel overlooking the Taj Mahal. The impressive architecture of the inner buildings reflects a combination of Persian (Islamic) and local Hindu styles.
Set out early to explore the Taj Mahal, a magnificent tomb built by Emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his beloved wife, Mumtaz. In the afternoon, drive to Jaipur, the capital of Rajasthan province, known for its arts and crafts, jewelry, hand-painted fabrics, and stone sculptures. En route, we visit Fatehpur Sikri, a deserted red sandstone city and one of the finest examples of Mughal architectural splendor.
Visit the hilltop Amber Fort in the ancient city of Amber. Once you are on top, stroll through the sprawling complex of courtyards and halls. Many rooms have delightful wall paintings, with precious stones and mirrors inlaid on the walls. Continue to the City Palace, housing a collection of great treasures, including miniature paintings, carpets, royal garments, and other interesting objects from Jaipur’s intriguing past. Later, visit Jantar Mantar, an observatory built by Sawai Jai Singh ll in the 18th century, followed by a brief stop at the Hawa Mahal, noted for its five-tiered wedding-cake facade. End the tour with a fascinating walk in the old city, mainly in the Badi Chaupad and Johari Bazaar area, to see the local craftsman at work.
After a leisurely morning, we returned to Delhi for our onward flight.
Meals: B= Breakfast
Per person, based on double occupancy
|2022||Land Only||Solo Traveler Supplement|
|Apr 16 - Sep 24||$799||$599|
|Sep 25 - Dec 14||$999||$799|
|Jan 11 - Apr 15||$999||$799|
|Apr 16 - Sep 24||$799||$599|
|Sep 25 - Dec 13||$999||$799|
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