Enter another world on this spellbinding tour of India, taking in the Golden Triangle cities, as well as other fascinating towns. You’ll start and end in Delhi, and overnight in Agra, Jaipur, Jodhpur, and Udaipur, and Varanasi along the way. But first, stop off in Dubai to spend time discovering its many souks (markets) and explore this exciting city on your own.
Magnificent forts and enchanting palaces are major highlights of this tour. View the towering Qutub Minar, ancient tomb of the Emperor Humayun, in Delhi, tour the massive Agra Fortress in Agra, and visit the grand palaces of Jodhpur’s Mehrangarh Fort. In Jaipur, visit the legendary Amber Fort, built in 1592 with white marble and red sandstone. Udaipur is home to the City Palace and Museum, a series of palaces overlooking Lake Pichola, and you’ll have the opportunity to spend time here and learn about the miniature art. Of course, you’ll visit the Taj Mahal, built by Moghul Emperor Shah Jahan as a memorial to his beloved wife. Built from 1631-1648 AD, he employed thousands of artisans and craftsmen as well as a labor force of 20,000.
If you’re interested in the different religions in India, you’ll get a chance to learn more. Visit Sarnath, the “Cradle of Buddhism,” where Buddha first spoke of his philosophy. In Varanasi, board a boat to watch the Hindu’s devotional bathing in the Ganges. Observe hundreds of pilgrims gathered at the river’s edge.
All of this—and much more—await you on this thrilling India holiday!