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From Delhi: Day Trip to Taj Mahal, Agra Fort and Baby Taj

1. From Delhi: Day Trip to Taj Mahal, Agra Fort and Baby Taj

Following pickup from any desired location in Delhi, Gurugram or Noida, proceed to Agra in a climate controlled, private car. Visit some of India's most well known destinations with the ease and comfort of a private driver and guide.  Upon arrival at the Taj Mahal, your guide will join you and handover the tickets for entry to the infamous Taj Mahal. Spend as much time as you like exploring this impressive example of Mughal architecture. Head to Agra Fort, and enjoy a guided tour of 1-hour before lunch at the Courtyard by Marriott. Taste a freshly prepared lunch in 5 star surroundings. After Lunch, visit the Baby Taj an exquisite tomb constructed centuries ago.  Following your day of exploration, your driver will return you to Delhi, back where you began.

Delhi: Ethical Sanjay Colony Slum Tour

2. Delhi: Ethical Sanjay Colony Slum Tour

Sanjay Colony is a relatively small slum built on 25 acres of land located near the famous Bahá'í Lotus Temple and ISKCON Hare Krishna Temple. Originally built on forest land, this slum is surrounded by one of India's largest industrial areas and is home to approximately 50,000 people. Join an educational walking tour that aims to encourage conversation around the realities of living in slums. Come with an open mind and be prepared to debunk negative stereotypes surrounding slums. Observe the process of garment recycling and manufacture, one of the main industries in Sanjay Colony. It is also home to several other businesses, including automotive parts and electronics. Understand the complex social structure that exists within this community, and stop to wave at friendly children from the neighborhood. You will also have a chance to visit a Hindu temple and a mosque. Additionally, visit a doctor's clinic and learn about the health issues that are present in a slum environment and the different initiatives started to try and combat these. Navigate through the narrow alleys and climb a rooftop for an unparalleled view of the surrounding area. For a truly authentic experience, choose to have lunch with a local family. Enjoy a simple, home-cooked vegetarian meal lovingly prepared by your friendly hosts. Proceeds from this tour are re-invested into community development projects such as education, skills development and healthcare for the residents of Sanjay Colony.

Agra: Skip-the-Line Taj Mahal with Mausoleum Admission

3. Agra: Skip-the-Line Taj Mahal with Mausoleum Admission

Book your tickets to the Taj Mahal in advance, and save time on your visit to this must-see sight. The Taj Mahal is a UNESCO World Heritage site, admired for its beautiful Mughal architecture. Avoid the stress of waiting in line and choose a convenient time slot so you can plan your day in advance. One of the New 7 Wonders of the World, this mausoleum was commissioned by Shah Jahan for his wife in 1631. Spend time walking around and admiring the minarets, fountains, and adjoining gardens. A sunrise visit is highly recommended for a memorable experience and to avoid crowds.

Delhi Indira Gandhi Airport (DEL): Premium Lounge Access

4. Delhi Indira Gandhi Airport (DEL): Premium Lounge Access

The premium lounges at Indira Gandhi Airport of New Delhi offer a delicious Indian buffet. Enjoy special high-tea snacks prepared by the chefs. Make use of the facilities including business stations, WiFi, shower, international magazines, and newspapers. Visit the bar with professional bartenders serving a selection of beverages at an additional charge. The Plaza Premium Lounge is located in many locations of the airport and features a panoramic view.  Featuring a warm and subtle décor, the lounges have spacious areas for travelers looking for a refreshing time before take-off. 

Mumbai: Half-Day Tour

5. Mumbai: Half-Day Tour

Your private guide will pick you up at 10:00 AM in an air-conditioned vehicle at your hotel or accommodation in Mumbai. After a short meet and greet with your driver/guide, you’ll depart on a 6-hour tour visiting some of the most significant landmarks of the city while learning all about Mumbai's history and culture. As this is a private tour, you have the ability to choose places of particular interest to yourself and customize the itinerary. Your experienced guide will be there to help you get the most out of your trip. Some of the most popular destinations you can visit include the Gateway of India, Victoria Terminus, Marine Drive, Girgaon Chowpatty beach, Gandhi's residence Mani Bhavan, the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel, Crawford Market, Malabar Hill, the Dhobi Ghat open-air laundromat, the Flora Fountain, the Kala Ghoda are district, University of Mumbai, and Bollywood’s Film City. Your tour will end at approximately 4:00 PM when your driver will drop you back at your hotel, ready for an evening of rest after a day of adventure.

Jaipur: Private Full-Day City Tour

6. Jaipur: Private Full-Day City Tour

Travel with a private guide and driver to explore the city of Jaipur. Visit the Hawa Mahal Palace and study the intricate lattice design. Explore with your professional guide as they explain the history and architecture of the region to you. Drive comfortably between stops to ensure a smooth-running and relaxing day.   See the Step Well, an ancient site featuring an architecturally unique arrangement of steps leading down to a well. Feel the serenity of the place and ponder the geometry of its architecture. Visit the red sandstone and marble Amber Fort, and the submerged wonder of the Jal Mahal. Relax with some free time for shopping, as Jaipur is famous for a variety of goods such as gems, bangles and silver jewelry. Sample local, freshly-cooked cuisine as your guide takes you to a restaurant for lunch.  Stop at the City Palace after lunch, the seat of the Maharaja of Jaipur, the head of the Kachwaha Rajput clan. The Chandra Mahal palace now houses a museum, but the greatest part of it is still a royal residence. Finally call at the Jantar Mantar and discover the many architectural and astronomical instruments.

Jaipur: History Street Food Tour with Local Guide

7. Jaipur: History Street Food Tour with Local Guide

Starting at the meeting point, your friendly storytelling guide will take you from one point of attraction to another, detailing the history of the city and its food. Enjoy a unique, fun, and memorable walking tour with an infotainment-style ensuring that you will not be bored, irrespective of whether you love history or not. Begin by exploring the rich and royal delicacies of Jaipur where you can witness the local food culture and understand the history of the influences that developed these cuisines. Sample more than 7 mouthwatering and authentic delicacies of the region in small food joints focused on delicious food. Taste an authentic masala chai tea, filled with aromatic spices and herbs, while overlooking the city. Enjoy an amazing experience at local places filled with delicious food tastings. Cherish the food, feast your eyes, and have a fabulous and lasting impression of Jaipur’s yummy food culture.

Mumbai: Full-Day Private Customized Tour

8. Mumbai: Full-Day Private Customized Tour

Experience Mumbai according to your own interests with this full-day customized tour. Design your very own itinerary to spend 8 hours touring around the city to see Mumbai's top tourist attractions and areas.  Get picked up from your hotel and travel in comfort in a private air-conditioned vehicle. Choose to see major city attractions such as the Gateway of India, an arch-shaped monument built in the early 20th century, or the Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus Train Station, which has been made into a UNESCO World Heritage Site.  Other places to visit could be the Crawford Market, a British-era market with an array of spices, or the Dhobi Ghat, a large open-air laundry. At the end of your tour you will be dropped back to your hotel. If you would like to gain some insider knowledge, choose the option with a local guide.

Mumbai: Private Full-Day Sightseeing Tour of the City

9. Mumbai: Private Full-Day Sightseeing Tour of the City

Your private guide will pick you up at 8 AM in an air-conditioned car at your hotel or accommodation in Mumbai. From there, you’ll depart on a 10-hour tour visiting the essential sights while learning all about Mumbai's history and culture. As this is your private tour, you can choose the places and customize the itinerary. Your experienced guide will be there to help you get the most out of your trip. Some of the popular destinations include the Gateway of India, Victoria Terminus, Marine Drive, Girgaon Chowpatty beach, Gandhi's residence Mani Bhavan, the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel, Crawford Market, Malabar Hill, the Dhobi Ghat open air laundromat, the Flora Fountain, the Kala Ghoda are district, University of Mumbai, and Bollywood’s Film City. Your tour will end at approximately 8 PM when the car will drop you back at your hotel.

From Delhi: Taj Mahal & Agra Fort Day Trip by Express Train

10. From Delhi: Taj Mahal & Agra Fort Day Trip by Express Train

Start your day with pick up from any desired location in Delhi, Gurgaon, or Noida by your driver and proceed to Delhi railway station. On arriving at the station, collect your train tickets from your driver and get seated before the journey begins. Meet your guide at the Taj Mahal and get your skip-the-line tickets to the Taj Mahal (included in the "all inclusive" option). Then, join your guide for a tour inside the Taj Mahal, built in the 17th century by Emperor Shah Jahan for his beloved wife, Mumtaz. Then you will have free time for breakfast. Afterward, your guide will take you to Agra Fort, where you will also have skip-the-line tickets. The fort was built in 1565 A.D by the Mughal Emperor Akbar. Here, you will have an approximately 1-hour guided tour. Later, you will head to Baby Taj, also known as the Tomb of I'timād-ud-Daulah, where you will have an approximately 30-minute guided tour. After visiting these places, your guide will say goodbye to you. Then, proceed back to Delhi by train. In the evening, arrive in Delhi and enjoy drop-off at any desired location in Delhi, Gurgaon, or Noida.

Snow-capped mountains, golden beaches, ancient civilizations, the Taj Mahal in Agra; India blends the old with the new and welcomes visitors into its melting pot of cultures. See the real India in a Culture Vulture tour that introduces visitors to New Delhi. Enjoy a cup of Chai, see the markets of exotic foods, visit the bazaar, see some Hindu temples and view historical sites. Knowledgeable and friendly guides talk about the 1857 Mutiny and the struggle for independence led by Mahatma Gandhi.

Visit the Ellora Caves, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, in Aurangabad. This amazing archeological site demonstrates Indian Rock-Cut Architecture at its most impressive. The 34 caves, cut somewhere between the 5th and 10th century, are monasteries and temples of the Buddhist, Jainist, and Hindu faiths.

A wonderful tour to sign up for is the Mumbai/Bombay tour which takes visitors to the Gateway of India, built to commemorate King George V and Queen Mary's visit to India in 1911. Visitors also get the chance to see the Hanging Gardens, the harbour and the Dhobi Ghat, an outdoor laundry with 700 washing platforms where people have been laundering clothes for over 100 years.

Visitors to India should also see the Mother Theresa Ashram in Kolkota, the Charminar Mosque in Hyderabad, the famous Bull Temple of Bangalore and the palaces of Jaipur.

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