Palaces, Mosques, and Bustling Bazaars on a Three-City Tour of India
On this nine-day, seven-night tour of India from Friendly Planet Travel, you’ll get an in-depth look at three cities—Delhi, Agra, and Jaipur—via guided tours, optional excursions, and leisure time at each stop. Along the way, you’ll see some of the country’s biggest attractions, including the Taj Mahal, as well as off-the-beaten-path stops such as Barara Village, a rural town outside of Jaipur where travelers interact with locals and learn about Indian village life.
This Getaway includes roundtrip airfare from John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) in New York City or O'Hare International Airport (ORD) in Chicago, overnight accommodations, guided sightseeing tours, all intra-India ground transportation, a farewell dinner and daily breakfast. For a full itinerary, click here.
Delhi Highlights: You’ll take a bicycle rickshaw to India’s largest mosque, Jama Masjid. Built in the 1650s, it’s one of the most beautiful houses of worship on the planet thanks to a decorative exterior etched with intricate carvings and verses from the Koran. The minarets offer expansive views of Old Delhi. In addition, you'll tour the modern Laxmi Narayan Temple, the memorial to Mahatma Gandhi, Raj Ghat, and the India Gate reminiscent of the Arc de Triomphe in Paris. Stay at Shangri-La Eros Hotel.
Agra Highlights: View the The Taj Mahal during a sunrise tour. The Taj Mahal was built in the 17th century by Mughal emperor Shah Jahan as an expression of his love for his wife, and is one of the undisputed seven wonders of the world. It took 22 years and 20,000 workers to build the white-marble temple, which seems to glow in the light of the moon. Accomdations at Trident, Agra.
Jaipur Highlights: Set atop the Aravalli Hills, the Amer Fort features impressive battlements and crenellated walls. You’ll ascend to the fortress by Jeep or elephant (based on availability) to see its many courtyards and halls inlaid with precious stones while enjoying a stay at Trident, Jaipur.
Hawa Mahal is also on the agenda. Looking very much like a beehive, Hawa Mahal, known as the Palace of the Winds in English, is one of the Pink City’s biggest attractions. It was here that royal women, who were never seen by the public, could look out of 950 windows to watch day-to-day life in the city.
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