This enchanting tour of northern India will take you to Delhi, Mandawa, Jaipur, Suroth, a remote and ancient town, Fatehpur Sikri, and Agra. Your cultural immersion in the Indian states of Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh will include: the discovery of havelis, ancient mansions adorned with murals; a visit to the old city of Jaipur defined by its dusty pink colour when it was painted pink to welcome Queen Victoria’s husband, Prince Albert in 1876; the fortified village of Suroth flanked by red sandstone ramparts; the ancient imperial city of Fatehpur Sikri, capital of the Mughal Empire in the 16th-century; the renowned sites of Agra, including the largest fort in India; and several places of interest in Delhi, India’s great megalopolis and home to nearly 20 million people.
The highlight of your itinerary will undoubtedly be a guided visit to the Taj Mahal. Set on the right bank of the Yamuna River, this jewel of Mughal architecture forms a sumptuous white marble palace symbolizing eternal love. In addition to visiting major monuments, you will enjoy a rickshaw or cycle rickshaw ride, an elephant or jeep tour, and a horse-drawn carriage ride to explore the surrounding countryside. During your stay in Eternal India, you will attend a Bollywood movie, a puppet show, an Indian cooking demonstration, handicraft workshops and a magic show.