Day 1, DELHI
Arrive at Delhi where you are met and transferred to your hotel.
Delhi is the capital of India, divided into an ancient and a modern part. Old Delhi was the capital of Moghul India between the 12th and the 19th centuries. You will find here many mosques, monuments and forts relating to this 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. Here you will find most of the airline offices, banks and the various state tourist offices.
Stay at DolphInn for two nights
Day 2, DELHI
Today you can enjoy a morning sightseeing tour of Old Delhi. When the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan decided to move back from Agra to Delhi in 1638, he built within 10 years the huge city of Shah Jahanabad, now known as Old Delhi. The main street is Chandni Chowk, a fascinating bustling jumble of craft shops, traders, mosques and temples.
The chief attraction of Old Delhi is the huge Red Fort that contains within it palaces and impressive public buildings. Near the Red Fort is the magnificent Jama Masjid, the largest mosque in India
The afternoon is at leisure to explore New Delhi. Here you find the India Gate, a war memorial arch, to the impressive Parliament Building and the Rashtrapati Bhawan, once the imperial palace of the British viceroy and now the official residence of the President of India.
Further south are the Qutab Minar complex and Humayun's Tomb, both World Heritage Sites. The Qutab Minar has a 5-storey, 72-metre victory tower of red sandstone. Humayun's Tomb is a sandstone mausoleum in proper Mughal style. The Taj Mahal, built much later, follows a similar style of architecture.
Day 3, ONWARDS FROM 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.
Ideas to personalize this sample itinerary:
There are plenty of ways to change this sample itinerary, either to extend your stay or experience different areas in more detail.
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Fact Finder for this Tour
- Visit the impressive Red Fort and the Jama Mashid Mosque
- Walk along the busy bazaar streets of Chandni Chowk
Daily from Delhi
Not advisable in May and June (due to uncomfortable heat)
From 192 USD per person - based on 2 people sharing
- Accommodation on twin share basis at selected hotel
- Stay on bed & breakfast basis
- English-speaking local guide for tour of Old Delhi
- Transport by air-conditioned vehicle with private chauffeur
- All transfers as per the itinerary
Tour price excludes
- International flights
- Entrance fees to historical monuments