North India Highlights

Encounter the highlights of the north of India during this memorable tour which will see you tick off some of the most incredible sights in the country, including, of course, the magnificent Taj Mahal.

Day 1

An internal flight will bring you to Delhi where you will be transferred to your hotel for the night.

Day 2

After an early breakfast, you will be transferred to Nizamudin Railway Station to board your train for Agra. The journey on the high-speed Gatimaan Express will take just 1 hour 40 minutes.

On arrival in Agra you will make your way to the the Taj Mahal. Built by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan as an expression of his love for his wife Mumtaz Mahal in the mid 17th century, the Taj Mahal is everything that has been said about it and more and is truly one of the wonders of the world. Taking 22 years and 20,000 men to build, the white marble was quarried 200 miles away and was transported to the site by a fleet of 1000 elephants. Though the Taj Mahal appears to be amazingly perfect from almost any angle, it is the close-up marble inlay work, which is really astounding. You will have ample time to view and be mesmerized by this amazing piece of architecture.

Next you will visit Agra Fort, an outstanding example of Mughal architecture. This was the seat of Mughal rule and administration and the present structure owes its origins to Akbar who erected the walls and gates and the first buildings on the eastern banks of the Yamuna River. Shah Jahan added the impressive quarters and the mosque while Aurangzeb added the outer ramparts. You'll have chance to visit its Hall of Public Audience and its Royal Pavilions. 

After perusing the grandeur of Agra Fort, you'll then have the opportunity to visit Itmad Ud Daulah, a Mughal mausoleum in Agra sometimes referred to as the 'Baby Taj'. 

Later in the afternoon you'll be transferred back to Delhi on the Gatimaan Express for your second night's stay in Delhi.

Day 3

Day three of your tour will begin after breakfast with a visit to Old Delhi driving past the Red Fort and continuing to the Jama Masjid, one of Asia’s largest mosques. It was the last architectural extravaganza of the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan, built in the year 1656 AD with the help of 5,000 craftsmen. The mosque is also known as Masjid-I-Jahanuma, which means 'mosque commanding view of the world'. An atmospheric rickshaw ride around the narrow alleyways of Old Delhi will follow, allowing you to get up close to the hustle and bustle of daily life in the Indian capital. 

Later you'll then make your way to visit New Delhi. The tour will include a fantastic drive past the imposing India Gate, an impressive war memorial built in memory of the soldiers who died in WWI and the Third Anglo-Afghan War, the Parliament building and the Rastrapati Bhawan, the President’s residence,  as well as a visit to Gurudwara Bangla Sahib, one of the most prominent and impressive Sikh temples in India.

Free time will then be given at Connaught place before making your way back to the airport for your flight back to Goa.