Get your fill of rich history and vibrant culture on a customized trip to India’s heritage cities. Begin your vacation in the bustling capital city of Delhi, where you can sample highlights like the old town, Mughal-era architecture, and UNESCO-listed sites on a private Delhi tour. In Agra, discover the magic of white marble on a personalized Taj Mahal tour, which you can visit both at sunrise for the best shots! Take a tour of the colossal Agra Fort to learn about the story behind it and set out on a customized trip to the former Mughal capital of Fatehpur Sikri. In Jaipur, discover India’s regal heritage as you tour the towering fort and city palace with a local expert. Afterward, unwind on the golden sands of Goa in South India, soaking in the laid-back vibe with your favorite sundowner. Your final stop is in the maximum city of Mumbai, famed for its colonial-era architecture and Bollywood!
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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.
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. (Full Day, Private Activity & Transfer; Fitness Level: Easy; Red Fort closed on Mondays)
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.
Agra Discovery Explore Agra Fort, a colossal red sandstone and marble complex situated along the Yamuna river. Past the moat and towering gates, step into the fort that features a maze of paths flanked by towering walls that extend to about 1.25 miles around. Inside, admire the manicured courtyard gardens dotted with fountains, and surrounded by palaces, pavilions, and mosques that showcase Islamic and Hindu styles of architecture. See the Jahangir Palace, the wooden Diwan-i-Khas with Persian artworks, and the bejeweled Khas Mahal with intricate floral inlays. Learn more about the Mughal era while you walk around the large Hauz-i-Jehangir bathing bowl, and the octagonal tower of Musamman Burj where Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan was confined. While soaking in views of Taj Mahal and its surroundings through large marble lattice windows, learn about how the Agra Fort has stood the test of time over several centuries and empires. Next, head to Mehtab Bagh, a crescent-shaped riverside botanical garden built by the Mughals, which affords superb vantages of Taj Mahal from across the Yamuna river. Strolling about the orchards and fountains, enjoy reflections of Taj Mahal in the large octagonal pool, best experienced on a moonlit night! (Half Day; Duration: 4 hrs; Private Activity & Transfer; Fitness level: Moderate)
Sunrise Visit of Taj Mahal Wake up with the sun to experience the world’s greatest monument of love, the Taj Mahal, in the light of dawn. Your local guide will meet and take you to this awe-inspiring UNESCO World Heritage site at a time when the crowds are less. Learn about the tale of eternal romance between Mughal emperor Shah Jahan and his wife Mumtaz Mahal, which led to the building of this epic white marble mausoleum with jewel encrusted inlays. This incredible example of Mughal architecture is set within a vast, landscaped complex that features gardens, a mosque and several other mausoleums for the emperor’s other wives, tucked behind a grand darwaza (gateway). (Watchout: Taj Mahal Closed on Friday;Activity Type: Private;Ideal For: All ;Best Time to Visit: Oct – Apr;Avoid: Monsoon & Summer Season ;Duration: 2 hours ;Travel Time to Activity Type : 20 – 25 mins one way ;Notes: No Video Cameras are allowed at Taj Mahal.)
Visit to Fatehpur Sikri Discover the former Mughal capital of Fatehpur Sikri that was built and founded in the 1500s by the third Mughal Emperor, Akbar. This was a planned imperial city that would bring leaders of many religions together as Akbar held ideals of a syncretistic faith. Unfortunately just ten years after completion the city was deserted due to drought and water shortages. Now a UNESCO world heritage site, this half day tour is a very popular stop en route from Agra to Jaipur. (Half Day, Private Activity en route to Agra Fitness Level: Easy)
Jaipur is the eternal rose pink city and gateway to North India’s most colorful state, Rajasthan. Surrounded by the arid Aravalli Hills, Jaipur was founded in the early 18th century by Maharajah (King) Jai Singh II, and is steeped in legends and regal grandeur.
Highlights of Jaipur Wander into regality during your full day tour! Explore Amber Fort, a fabulous sandstone fort complex that overlooks the city. Visit Albert Hall, the state museum of Rajasthan with its vast collection of interesting regional Indian artifacts. Observe the aesthetically beautiful honeycombed façade of Palace of Winds (Hawa Mahal). Discover the architecturally rich City Palace with its many regal courtyards, temples and pavilions, and Govind Devji Temple, dedicated to Hindu God Krishna, situated in the heart of the old city. Head to the world’s largest stone observatory – the Jantar Mantar. Visit the Anokhi Museum of Hand Printing, which acts to preserve the traditional Indian technique of hand block textile printing and boasts numerous beautiful examples. (Full Day, Private Activity & Transfer; Fitness Level: Easy)
Mumbai, formerly known as Bombay during British colonial rule, has welcomed travelers from around the world for centuries.
Half Day Highlights of Mumbai Venture to the waterfront and witness the historic Gateway of India, built during the British rule. Drive by the world’s most expensive real estate along Marine Drive, also known as the Queen’s Necklace, as the streetlights resemble a string of pearls at night. Discover the plethora of colonial architecture including the High Court, Mumbai University, Flora Fountain, Asiatic Library, Prince of Wales Museum, Municipal Corporation Building and the fascinating, fully-functioning Victoria Terminus Railway Station. Whilst the building is closed to the public, you can glimpse the Parsi Tower of Silence with its circling vultures. Unwind amidst the topiary of the Hanging Gardens, or in Kamala Nehru Park and Horniman Circle. Learn more about Mahatma Gandhi at Mani Bhavan, a museum and reference library. (Duration 4 hours).
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My experience with Enchanting Travels was second to none. Right from the start, I knew that I was in good hands. Their knowledge of India is spot on – I had a few things that I really wanted to experience and they built my itinerary around my interests. My Travel Consultant Gunjan was so easy to deal with and made the whole booking process simple. Her recommendation to stay with The Oberoi chain in each city was perfect and I’m so glad that I took her advice.