The iconic images of India are yours to witness on this custom tailored tour designed to bring you to the majesty of historic cities and celebrated imagination, from the Taj Mahal blanketed with the regal orange of the sunset to the shimmering pink façade of the Palace of Wind. Tour through the eclectic monuments of Delhi and the ancient sandstone capital of Fatehpur Sikri. Whether strolling through a stately garden or experiencing an exclusive display of traditional cuisine, you will find your...
Entering the Capital
Delhi is a city with seemingly endless energy that comes from the streets of the old and new areas of the city. The streets are awash with color from the sandstone ruins, the marble temples, flowing saris, and brightly painted rickshaws. Your private transfer meets you at the airport and has you settled comfortably in your hotel in no time. The remainder of the day is at your leisure to relax along the rooftop that overlooks the old city or to step outside and enjoy your first experience within the capital of India. The aroma of grilled kebabs lingers in the air as street vendors fan charcoal grills, bringing a luscious touch of smoke to the succulent aroma.
The tomb of Nizamuddin Dargah brings in devout Sufis from across the world and adds a unique hymn to the new Nizamuddin West neighborhood where, on Thursdays, the harmonious songs of devoted followers fill the streets at sunset. The Crafts Museum brings a calm and graceful display of the coveted designs and handicrafts of the city and is where artisans display traditional weaving, pottery, and embroidery. The scent of French press coffee sifts through the courtyard while the rooms demonstrate the variety of artistry that the local craftspeople have created. From traditional clay animals to fabulously embroidered blankets you will delight in the wares that give you a sense of the people’s creativity, bring you inspiration, and offer a taste of the collected history that has brought Delhi forward with richness.
Meeting the Past and the Present
A Collection of Grandeur
Visiting an Incredible Ghost (City)
The Surroundings of Jaipur
The Elegance of the Desert
Away from the Sandstone and Marble
- Experience the illustrious colors and magnificent symmetry of the Taj Mahal
- Venture through the sandstone imperial architecture of the ghost city of Fatehpur Sikri
- Discover the marvelous color and tremendous history spread out through the Pink City of Jaipur
- Witness the delicate artistry of Itmad-ud-Daulah, considered to be the precursor for the Taj Mahal
- Visit the intricate frescoes along the old mansions in the desert city of Mandawa
There is no limit to the majesty of India on this 8-day tour that will take you through the colorful streets of Jaipur and the imperial architecture that has captivated the world for centuries. From the Taj Mahal to the frescoes decorating historic Haveli, from the Amer Fort to the Lotus Temple, and whether in Delhi or Agra, Jaipur or Mandawa, you will journey through the famous cities that have collected their history like treasures and have shaped their culture while proudly displaying their present.
Your vacation to India begins as you step onto the plane ready to witness the iconic sites and images of the country that have enraptured you. When you land in Delhi you come to the capital city which brings a collection of religions and historic colors together, from the Delhi Fort to the Jama Masjid, the largest mosque in the country. When you tour through the streets you find the people friendly, the aromas mystifying, and the past illuminated, from the Qutub Minar to Humayun’s Tomb. The following day you will make your way to Agra, visiting Itmad-ud-Daulah en route. The mausoleum is the first all-marble building constructed during the Mughal Empire and said to be the precursor for the Taj Mahal.
Once in Agra you will explore the city on a guided tour, visiting the Agra Fort and the world-renowned Taj Mahal. On your way to Jaipur you will visit the fabled city of Fatehpur Sikri that was the short lived but magnificently designed and was the capital of the Mughal Empire in the 16th century. In Jaipur you will travel through the Pink City to witness the splendor of the sandstone City Palace. You will also find the beauty of the Amer Fort in its graceful yet powerful expanse. As you make your way back to Delhi you will pause in Mandawa to visit the elegant frescoes that decorate a collection of haveli, antique mansions. The following day you will board your flight to make the journey home.
$1,360 per person (excluding international flights)
Your Zicasso trip is fully customizable, and this sample itinerary is a starting place for your travel plans. Actual costs are dynamic, and your selection of accommodations and activities, your season of travel, and other such variables will bring this budget guideline up or down. Throughout your planning experience with your Zicasso specialist, your itinerary is designed around your budget. You can book your trip when you are satisfied with every detail. Planning your trip with a Zicasso travel specialist is a free service.
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