This is the ideal journey for discovering the highlights of North India at your own pace and then unwinding amid the enchanting sands, sea and buzz of delightful Dubai. In India, uncover the endless charm of capital city Delhi, and then move on to Agra, made famous by the magic of white marble – at the Taj Mahal. In Jaipur, unearth centuries old Rajput traditions and culture, and move on to the cosmopolitan glitz and glamour of Dubai. This North India and Dubai tour does not disappoint!
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 (Half Day): Akshardham Temple Visit Enjoy a half day tour of the Akshardham Temple complex, a Hindu mandir (temple), which literally translates as the Abode of God. It is one of the world’s largest Hindu temples, and is intricately and beautifully carved with flowers, deities, dancers and musicians.The Gajendra plinth is a focal point of the temple, with its 148 grandiose life sized elephants. The temple is devoted to the main spiritual leader of modern Hinduism, Swaminarayan, and is home to three exhibits and beautiful gardens. A highlight is the Yagnapurush Kund, India’s largest step well, which plays host to Sahaj Anand – a unique, evening multimedia water show, representing the circle of life according to Hindu mythology. (Half Day, Private Activity & Transfer; Fitness Level: Easy; Akshardham Temple closed on Mondays)
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. Your tour of Delhi is complete with an authentic cycle rickshaw ride, escorted by your local guide. (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.
Highlights of Agra Romance at sunrise and sunset and have your audience with the white marble Mughal mausoleum of the Taj Mahal, grandly overlooking the Yamuna River, during your full day tour of Agra. Head to the lesser known Mehtab Bagh for prime viewing of the world’s greatest monument of love. The Taj Mahal is not the only UNESCO World Heritage site to explore in Agra - you can witness the divine red sandstone Agra Fort, also a player in this renowned undying love story. If you wish, discover this fabled city with a ride in a decorated tonga (horse drawn carriage) and enjoy a visit to a local market!
(Full Day, Private Activity & Transfer; Fitness Level: Easy; Taj Mahal closed on Fridays)
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 Jaipur; Fitness Level: Easy)
Jaipur is the eternal rose pink city and gateway to North India’s most colorful state, Rajasthan.
Highlights Of Jaipur (Half Day): Heritage Fort Tour Venture on a half day heritage tour of Jaipur, experiencing the amazing Jaigarh and Nahargarh Forts. Both forts stand within the Aravalli Hills that overlook the city, providing marvellous city views. Jaigarh Fort was built in the 18th century by the Maharajah who founded Jaipur as a means to protect the regal complex of Amber Fort and Maota Lake. Built a few years later, Nahargarh, which means “abode of tigers”, is locally believed to have been haunted by the spirit of a Rathore prince called Nahar Singh Bhomia. This slowed down the fort’s construction until a temple was built to pacify the spirit. In the shadows below Nahargarh Fort lies Gatore Ki Chhatriyan, a royal crematorium with its many temples and tombs, all engraved with stunning Rajasthani carvings. (Half Day, Private Activity & Transfer; Fitness Level: Easy)
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)
The global city of Dubai acts as a link between East and West. Historically used as a stopover on the trading route between Mesopotamia and the Indus Valley, Dubai still flourishes as a commercial hub in the United Arab Emirates.