Arrive New Delhi by a morning flight from Chennai or Bangalore, and transfer to your hotel. Then depart for the walled city of Shahjahanabad in Old Delhi that encloses the mighty Jama Masjid and Red Fort. Enjoy a delightful rickshaw ride along Chandni Chowk. After lunch at one of the many market restaurants in New Delhi, visit the Humayun’s Tomb, the resting place of one of the early Mughal rulers, and the inspiration behind the Taj Mahal. Then drive through New Delhi, the 9th version of this great city and built by Lutyens. Lastly go back in time to the 12th century at the Qutb Minar in South Delhi, the massive victory tower of the first Islamic rulers of India – the Afghans. In the evening, head out to Hauz Khas village for some sundown exploration of this urban refuge with its shops and galleries and well-lit 14th century ruins.
Short Breaks | 4 nights
A romantic farewell visit to the Taj Mahal at sunrise. After breakfast, depart Agra for Jaipur. Enroute visit Fatehpur Sikri, the deserted capital city of the great Moghul Emperor Akbar. Arrive Jaipur in the evening.
Make a morning excursion to Amber Fort slowly meandering up the steep ascent perched atop an elephant. In the afternoon visit the delightful Palace of Winds, the City Palace Complex and the fascinating Astronomical Observatory.
Places: Delhi; Agra; Jaipur | Activities: Visit Old & New Delhi sights; see the Taj Mahal at sunset and sunrise; explore the Agra Fort; see the ghost capital city of Emperor Akbar; ride an elephant up the Amber Fort in Jaipur; drink in the winter sun at the impressive Jaipur City Palace; click away crazy at the Palace of Winds; shop till you drop in the Pink City
A classic introduction to the first time traveller in India. This is a wonderful journey taking in the famous historical icons of the ‘Golden Triangle’ of Delhi, Jaipur and Agra highlighted by visits to six World Heritage sites. This tour is an ideal way to feel the rhythm of our eclectic country, from the cosmopolitan frenetic Delhi, with its wealth of architecture and history, to the magnificent Moghul & Rajput forts and palaces of Jaipur, and the ultimate expression of love at the Taj Mahal.
In the morning, drive to Agra. After lunch, visit the Agra Fort, built by successive Moghul Emperors, the Itmad-ud-Daulah and finally an unforgettable sunset visit to the Taj Mahal, the white marble blushing as the last rays of sunlight caress this monument to love.
In the morning relax at your hotel or perhaps wandering the colourful bazaars of Jaipur. In the afternoon, depart Jaipur for New Delhi Airport. Depart New Delhi for Chennai or Bangalore by an evening flight.
With this itinerary you are free, if you prefer, to arrange your own domestic flights. Milesworth can tailor make your journey to suit you, as our tours are based on a minimum of 2 persons travelling together by air and chauffeur driven car. Throughout your tour experienced representatives and knowledgeable local English or foreign-language guides, where appropriate, will assist you.
Couples & Families | Visit all year around | Fly to Delhi or Jaipur