A classical tour of North India should ideally begin with Delhi, the capital city of the nation. No wonder, this particular tour too commences from this city that exhibits a royal combination of traditions and modernity in the most magnificent way. The first instance of this royal blend can be experienced by guests upon arrival at the hotel, here in the city. A modern Indian hotel welcoming guests in the most traditional way... Is there any other better way to make you feel special? The theme dinner in the evening will set the right mood for the historical sojourn waiting to be explored by you.
On the second day, explore the sights and sounds of the city. Visit the monuments that exhibit Mughal heritage like the Red Fort and Jama Masjid. Do not miss to taste some of the most lip smacking delicacies of the city served across the various eateries in Chandni Chowk. Moreover, also remember to shop loads of souvenirs to carry back home for your loved ones from here, before you retire for the night in the cozy comforts of your hotel room. While traveling through the city, do not miss to notice the stark difference between the Mughal Delhi and the modern Delhi designed by Lutyens.
After a few hours' drive you arrive in the 'Pink City of India', Jaipur. This marks the next leg of the journey during which you will witness the charisma of Rajputana royalty and monuments belonging to the royal families of the place. After a traditional welcome in the hotel and a lavish lunch, guests are taken around the city to feast on the colorful sights and tourist attractions housed here. Rajasthan theme parties, exhibiting the lifestyle of the natives here, keep the guests busy, especially in the evening of the third day.
Much is there to be explored around the city of Jaipur; the grandeur of the Amer fort is just one of them to name. This fort still manages to give the same bird# s eye view of the entire area to the spectator even today, as it was when it was built here. The markets around the fort are popular for selling an array of local items and you could bargain a great deal if you were a passionate shopper.
After a stint with the Rajputana heritage, it is now time to move on to witness the marvels of the Mughal legacies. Agra is located about 220 kms from Jaipur and is replete with medieval monuments and architectural wonders that depict Mughal artistic taste and talents. The foremost in the order to name is the grand Taj Mahal. However, before reaching the Taj, a quick visit to Fatehpur Sikri becomes almost mandatory. This place was once the capital of the Mughal Empire and the 15th century architecture still maintains the same aura and splendor. After a brief halt in the hotel and plentiful lunch, it is now time to visit the Taj Mahal. Built by Emperor Shah Jahan in the loving memory of his wife Mumtaz Mahal, the Taj Mahal epitomizes undying love and romance in the highest magnitude. Next in the line is a trip to the Red Fort that is yet another wonderful specimen of Mughal architectural designs. A theme evening especially organized for you wait to entertain you...
Last but not the least, visit the Tomb of Akbar on the sixth day of the tour. Sikandra is most popular for the wonderful juxtaposition of Hindu, Buddhist, Jain as well as Christian design sensibilities; all rolled into one. Before moving out of Agra, do not miss to pick up local handicraft items from the markets housed here. These are excellent picks as gifts for loved ones besides of course being interesting items to pamper oneself too. Arrive in Delhi by dusk and expect to be completely enthralled during the gala farewell especially planned for you, in the evening.