Enjoy the vibrant culture and the allure of India’s iconic cities. Head off to the track the elusive tiger in the diverse jungles of Central India, made famous by Rudyard Kipling. Your tiger safari in India won’t get much better than this!
Delhi, the City of Djinns (spirits) is yours to discover! Let us take you on a journey of India’s capital that covers 5,000 years, from its imperial history and two World Heritage sites to today’s electric contemporary vibe.
City Highlights of Delhi Whether you want a whirlwind tour or wish to enjoy an in-depth experience of Delhi’s numerous sights, the choice is yours on this full day tour! Discover the Old Town with its bustling markets, including Chandni Chowk, once the grandest Indian market. Head to the imposing Red Fort and onto India’s largest mosque, the Jama Masjid, beautifully decorated with paintings, inlaid stones, carvings and glazed tiles. Feast at the colorful, open-air food and craft bazaar of Dilli Haat. Visit Laxminarayan Temple, built in honor of the Hindu goddess of wealth, and its beautiful gardens. Discover the UNESCO World heritage site Humayun’s Tomb, a monumental landmark in Indo-Islamic architecture with its perfect synthesis of Persian architecture and Indian traditions. Enjoy the calm serenity of the Gurudwara Bangla Sahib. Visit this Sikh Gurudwara and witness the Langar (free kitchen), where everyone is welcomed and fed a vegetarian meal, irrespective of color, cast, creed, age or gender. (Full Day, Private Activity & Transfer; Fitness Level: Easy; Red Fort closed on Mondays)
Jaipur is the eternal rose pink city and gateway to North India’s most colorful state, Rajasthan.
City Highlights of Jaipur Explore the Amber Fort, the Albert Hall, City Palace, the Palace of Winds (Hawa Mahal) and the world’s largest stone observatory – the Jantar Mantar. See the Govind Devji Temple dedicated to Lord Krishna, the Lakshmi Narayan and Ganesh Temples; visit the amazing Jaigarh and Nahargarh Forts and Raj Mandir Cinema.
Discover the magic of white marble at Agra! The city is home to UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the Seven Wonders of the World, the Taj Mahal.
City Highlights of Agra Explore Agra..the former capital of Hindustan, located on the banks of the river Yamuna. Agra is best known the world over as a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its 3 grandiose monuments – Taj Mahal, Agra Fort and Fatehpur Sikri. Visit the sublime white marbled mausoleum of theTaj Mahal..at sunrise and sunset; see the Tomb of Itmad-ud-Daulah; admire the magnificent Agra Fort and the Akbar Mausoleum in Sikandra. Enjoy a decorated tonga ride (a horse drawn carriage, popular in olden days) through the fabled city.
Khajuraho is famous all over the world for its erotic carvings spread over three groups of temples.
City Highlights of Khajuraho Visit the stunning UNESCO World Heritage Site, known for its sculptured stone temples dedicated to Shiva, Vishnu, and Jain patriarchs; enjoy the educational sound and light show – a 50min fascinating evening show depicting the life and times of the great Chandela Kings. Visit the impressive Raneh Falls on the Ken river as it plunges down gorges, where pink sandstone boulders, worne by centuries of water flow, gleam like burnished metal in the waning glow of the setting sun.
Mumbai, formerly known as Bombay during British colonial rule, has welcomed travelers from around the world for centuries.
City Highlights of Mumbai Explore Mumbai (formerly Bombay).. the most populous Indian city..a veritable cultural potpourri! See the Gateway of India..a historic landmark; Drive past High Court, Mumbai University, scenic Marine Drive (Pearl’s Necklace), Flora Fountain, Asiatic Libray, Prince of Wales Museum; Pass by Victoria Terminus Railway Station, Municipal Corporation Building; Visit Hanging Gardens, Kamala Nehru Park, Mani Bhavan, Dhobi Ghat, Crawford Market, Horniman Circle; Partially glimpse the Parsi Tower of Silence from afar while driving past. Explore vibrant Markets and Bazaars.
Half day Elephanta Caves Visit Visit the Elephanta Caves, a complex of ancient rock-cut cave temples on Elephanta Island, dating back to 600 AD, an hours ferry ride off Mumbai. Deemed a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1987, explore this quiet and picturesque island teeming with light-green foliage and scampering monkeys. Stroll the caves; see the enormous Mahesamurti statue depicting Shiva’s 3 faces – an enigmatic image of Trimurthi Sadasiva; see a 20 pillared hall, an enshrined Shivalingam and lots more.
There are rare times in life when you set out on a trip and it becomes a transformative journey of discovery of a culture rich in history, with a people who are unfailingly gracious and kind. That was our experience in India thanks to Enchanting Travels.