On this trip you have time to explore India's capital, Delhi. Old Delhi was the capital of Moghul India between the 12th and the 19th centuries. You will find here many mosques, monuments and forts of the Moghul period of India's history. The medieval atmosphere of the bazaars of Old Delhi contrasts sharply with the open, spacious streets of New Delhi, the imperial city created as the capital of India by the British.
Day 1 - Delhi
After arriving in Delhi, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Delhi, the capital city of India, is where many people start out on their trip. It's divided into two parts - the crumbling old city of Old Delhi, and the orderly and well planned New Delhi - which exist side by side, but feel like they're worlds apart. It's worth spending a day exploring the city's ancient mosques, forts, and monuments left over from the Mughal rulers that once occupied the city.
Day 2 - Delhi
This morning, after breakfast, meet your guide and begin your morning tour to Old Delhi using a combination of the modern metro, the traditional cycle rickshaw, and the ubiquitous auto rickshaw. The metro system is crowded, but quick and efficient, and brings you to the heart of Old Delhi in just a few minutes. From here you can visit the magnificent Jama Masjid mosque, where it is usually possible to climb the minaret for fabulous views over Old Delhi. You then use a combination of walking, and riding cycle rickshaws, to make your way through the fascinating maze of narrow streets that lead to the main street of Old Delhi, Chandni Chowk, a bustling jumble of craft shops, traders, mosques and temples. At the end of this street is the huge Red Fort, the symbol of Delhi, which contains within it palaces and impressive public buildings. You then return to Connaught Place by auto rickshaw where your guide will leave you free to enjoy the many restaurants and more modern shops.
Day 3 - Delhi
Today your tour ends after breakfast. Delhi is the gateway to all major places of interest in North India. The favourite destination of most travellers is Rajasthan. You can travel from Delhi to Jaipur, and from there either follow the Road to Agra or continue your Journey into Rajasthan. Alternatively, you can travel by flight to Srinagar to enjoy a stay on the Kashmir Houseboats. If you want to stay closer to Delhi, you can explore the foothills of the Himalaya by visiting Amritsar & Dharamsala, Shimla, Rishikesh & Haridwar, or Corbett National Park.