One of the wonders of the world, it makes even the most experienced travelers stop and gaze in awe. But the Taj Mahal is just the beginning of an entrancing festival of amber forts, secret gardens, camel fairs and fantastical temples.
You absolutely must not miss the Taj Mahal, of course. And Ayesha, one of our expert India consultants, will arrange for you to visit at the best time; in the quiet of the morning, or when the setting sun gilds the dazzling white marble. But then Ayesha will take you further on your epic voyage. She’ll tailor-make a luxury vacation through Rajasthan and Northern India that will take you to the spectacular Amber Fort at Jaipur and the jaw-dropping Mehrangarth Fort at Jodphur. You’ll find yourself engulfed by the colors and sounds and smells of markets like Old Delhi’s Chandni Chowk or the Camel Fair at Pushkar – and soothed by the cool beauty of the Lodhi Gardens, a sanctuary for exotic birds as well as foreign visitors!
Then there are the temples and shrines. Ancient, effusively decorated in the Hindu and Jain tradition; huge, cake icing edifices, covered in the most intricate carvings. And still your journey continues; to places where local people, saffron robed priests and elusive leopards share the natural habitat. From forts with ancient cooling systems, to untouched villages perched on the banks of the sacred River Ganges.