The pearl color of the Taj Mahal captures the daylight and shifts from red to orange in an imitation of the sunset. You find the Mirror Palace in the Amer Fort which brings the galaxy to life as the room reflects a single candle in an endless row of mirrors. On this custom tailored tour you will find the magnificence of India’s history beyond what you have imagined, displayed in the sandstone cities and marble tributes, colorful bazaars and eclectic culture. Once you visit India you will know...
Historical Walls and Lively Streets
Welcome to Delhi, the capital of India whose past dates back three millennia, through ruins and legend. You are met at the airport by a private transfer and taken to your hotel with the rest of the day at your leisure. The city streets are filled with both history and modernity, wrapped around the ruins of seven ancient cities, where much of the historic walls encompass the vivacious Chandni Chowk. Aromatic spices, from ginger to masala, drift through the air. Rickshaws and horse drawn carts pour through the streets.
Vast colors are displayed like rainbows in the stalls, where vendors sell the cloth and saris that light the walkways both day and night. Your arrival in India is almost overwhelming in its iridescence. Along the paths of Dilli Haat, the handicraft village, you will find locals and visitors alike, strolling beside stalls overflowing with handmade pottery and geometrically woven cloth bags, paper lanterns, and pashminas. The artistry, whether in the local shops or along the almost fabled architecture, is mesmerizing, allowing you to settle in to the city filled with splendor.
Bringing the Old with the New
Beside One of the Seven Wonders
The Grandeur of Ghost City
The Luxuries of the Pink City
From One Ancient Capital to Another
- Discover the finer details of the Taj Mahal, from its delicate inlaid precious stones to the way the sunlight dances off the marble dome
- Explore the expansive luster of the Amer Fort, from its ancient walls to intricate frescoes
- Witness the sandstone colors of Jaipur that gave rise to its name, the Pink City
- Traverse the varied streets of Delhi to see how the past presses against the present in both its reappropriated ruins and the continuation of the old bazaar
- Stroll through the marvelous sandstone architecture of the ghost city of Fatehpur Sikri that was once the capital of the entire Mughal Empire
In the exquisite symmetry of the Taj Mahal and the rustic red coloration of Fatehpur Sikri, from the honeycomb tower of the Palace of Wind to the blossoming marble petals at the Lotus Temple, you will find your 7-day trip through India completely alluring. The journey will be as remarkable as the history and as stunning as the scenery. The culture is vibrant, eclectic, and as colorful as the textiles. The history is encompassing and rich. Whether in the old bazaar of Delhi or in the Agra Fort you will find a depth that has enhanced the cities and enchanted visitors for centuries.
Your trip through India begins with your arrival in Delhi. Spend the day relaxing or exploring through the unique energy that almost blurs the colors of the city. The following day you will tour through the capital to experience the vivacious streets that take you alongside India Gate and the Gandhi Memorial, in the old city market and the Presidential palace that mark the new city. In Agra you will find the beauty of the Agra Fort; you can see the extraordinary control of artistry before uncovering the pristine and iconic architecture of the Taj Mahal.
En route to Jaipur you will visit Fatehpur Sikri. Once home to the Mughal capital, the ghost city is filled with centuries of history to catch up on. Once in Jaipur you will find the Amer Fort bursting with the majesty of Maharajas, from opulent rooms to decorative gates, before venturing back into the Pink City to witness the Jantar Mantar and Hawa Mahal. Your final full day in India returns you to Delhi where you can relax in the luxuries of your hotel or venture once more through the storied city streets. The following day will bring your private transfer to the hotel to escort you to the airport where your flight home awaits.
$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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