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Dreams of the Taj
Prices From: $1,378 per person
The classic route for first-time visitors to India. Delhi, Jaipur, and Agra.
Traveling through India is about the sights and sounds. It is about taking in the smells and experiencing the emotions. India is about the people, the warmth of Indian hospitality and the genuine friendliness to guests. A journey is about completely immersing your senses in the surroundings and letting the uniqueness of the country through India take over. A journey through India is a life altering experience and a trip of a lifetime.
All of our itineraries can be completely customized to match your budget, travel dates and interests.
Day 1 - Delhi Arrival
Arrive in Delhi today and after clearing Immigration and Customs formalities, you are met and transferred to your hotel. The drive to your hotel takes about 45 minutes.
Day 2 - Delhi
This morning your guide will meet you at your hotel and you will both embark on a tour of Old Delhi. Delhi stands as the capital of Modern India. Here you can see the mingling of the Old and New India, the ancient and the modern. Delhi is made up of seven ancient cities, spanning the period from the 11th to 20th centuries. Delhi has seen the rise and fall of many emperors, which has left behind a plethora of monuments that commemorate the grandeur and glory of bygone ages. Very few cities in the world can express such a profusion of architectural styles.
This afternoon, proceed to a tour of New Delhi. New Delhi was designed and built by the British in the 1920's - it's a city of wide boulevards impressive government buildings, green parks and gardens. In 1911 King George V announced the transfer of the capital from Calcutta to Delhi. The King's architects, Lutyens and Baker, set in motion the design and construction of Delhi's eighth city - New Delhi. Lutyens designed an "Imperial City" having palatial-sized buildings set amid broad tree-lined avenues punctuated by Mughal style gardens, complete with fountains and shallow pools. You will visit two monuments from Delhi's past - Humayun's Tomb and Qutub Minar.
Day 3 - Delhi - Jaipur
After breakfast, when you drive to the Pink City of Jaipur, you will have an opportunity to see India’s lively countryside en route. Rest for the day in Jaipur, to explore it at your leisure.
Day 4 - Jaipur
Morning excursion to the Amber Fort, with its old Rajput palace overlooking a beautiful lake. Follow an old tradition and ride up to Amber Fort on an elephant. Visit the glowing Jag Mandir (Hall of Victory). In the afternoon, wander around the old ‘Pink City’, and visit the City Palace where many a royal treasure is preserved, including the world’s largest silver vessels. Then, experience the unique Hawa Mahal (Palace of the Winds) and witness the wonder of a I7th Century observatory with its 28 m high sundial.
Day 5 - Jaipur - Agra
Drive to Agra, with a stopover to discover the deserted capital city of Fatehpur Sikri, and ponder on why this beautifully preserved capital was dramatically abandoned a few years after it was built.
Day 6 - Agra
Agra. It is here you will come face to face with one of the seven wonders of the world, India’s most perfect architectural creation, the monument of eternal love, the Taj Mahal. Behold its magnificent structure, observe its intricate detailing and craftsmanship, and gaze in awe as you linger on beautifully landscaped gardens. Then, proceed on to the impressive Agra Fort and allow yourself to be led through a multitude of chambers in this regal residence. As you drive through the city you will also get a taste of the local life and bazaars, and the hustle bustle of everyday India.
Day 7 - Agra - Delhi
Drive back to Delhi. Check in at your hotel, rest or spend the evening wandering around town, and shopping for souvenirs to last a lifetime.
Day 8 - Delhi Departure
Transfer to the international airport for your departure flight. It’s time for your magical journey to come to an end.
Region: Asia - South
- All accommodations in locally owned, boutique and heritage hotels
- Daily breakfast
- Domestic flights
- Tours through Old and New Delhi, Jaipur, and Agra (including the Taj Mahal and Agra Fort)
- Professional English speaking guide during tours
- All transport as mentioned
- Full support before, during & after your trip
- International flights
- Airport taxes/fees
- Travel insurance (recommended)
- Entrance visas when applicable
- Other services not mentioned
- Tips and gratuities to guides, drivers
- Expenses of a purely personal nature