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Experience a taste of India on this outstanding introductory tour of the country's most remarkable sights. Exploring the Golden Triangle, this journey combines travelling from the country's capital city Delhi to the wondrous sites of the Mughal capital of Agra, the legendary Fatehpur Sikri and the Pink City of Jaipur.
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Overnight flight from London to Delhi with Virgin Atlantic. (N)
Arrive in the historical city of Delhi and transfer to the Eros Hotel Nehru Place (or similar) for 2 nights. (N)
Enjoy a guided tour of Old Delhi and New Delhi including a drive past the Red Fort; a visit to Jama Masjid, one of the largest mosques in Asia; and Raj Ghat, the simple but moving memorial to Mahatma Gandhi. Later, drive past the imposing India Gate and Rashtrapati Bhawan, the President's residence. End the tour with a visit to Qutab Minar tower, a masterpiece of perfect proportions, and the tomb of Emperor Humayun. (B)
Drive to the Mughal city of Agra. On arrival, check into the Radisson Blu (or similar) for 2 nights and relax for rest of the day. (B)
Enjoy a guided tour of Agra, which includes a visit to Itmad-ud-Daulah, the beautiful tomb of Mirza Ghiyas Beg. Explore the massive red sandstone Agra fort, an outstanding example of Mughal architecture and the seat and stronghold of the Mughal empire under successive generations. Continue to the Taj Mahal, built by Emperor Shah Jahan in the 17th century as a mausoleum for his wife Mumtaz Mahal, a masterpiece in marble and one of the world's most celebrated landmarks. (B)
Drive to Jaipur, en route visiting Fatehpur Sikri, the beautiful deserted capital of Emperor Akbar. On arrival in Jaipur, check into the LaLit Jaipur (or similar) for 2 nights. (B)
Tour the fabulous hilltop citadel of Amber Fort, en route taking a photo-stop at Hawa Mahal, a five-storied wonder with a spectacular pyramidal facade. Located at the top of a hill, Amber Fort offers spectacular views of the old town below, where Akbar stopped on his annual pilgrimage to Ajmer. In the afternoon, visit the City Palace Museum, which has a superb collection of Rajasthani costumes and Mughal and Rajput armoury, and the Jantar Mantar observatory. You may want to walk around the colourful bazaars later in the evening. (B)
Drive back to Delhi and transfer to the airport for your return flight with Virgin Atlantic. (N)
As per itinerary - B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.
This tour is based in 4- and 5-star accommodation.
We can arrange extensions to Amritsar, the holy city of the Sikhs and home to the Golden Temple; Goa, the former Portuguese colony, famous for its beautiful beaches; Shimla, set in the Himalayan foothills; or to the Kathmandu valley, which has a rich cultural heritage. Please ask your tour consultant for details.
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