Incredible India Tour
23 – 31 January 2003
Few places have the romantic (and yes, historic) allure of Agra. Built by Shah Jehan as a memorial for his beloved wife Mumtaz, the Taj Mahal (one of several architectural treasures in Agra) is the most splendid of all buildings and perhaps the most perfect architectural monument in the world. But it is not the only noteworthy creations in the area, the Agra Fort, palaces, pavilions and gardens are almost as spectacular. So it’s no surprise that the itinerary centers on Agra.
Equally, given the importance of the Moghul dynasties in Islamic culture, stops at Jaipur, Fatehpur Sikri, Sikandara and the Red Fort, Delhi’s most opulent fort and palace were also necessary. By visiting the Emperor Akbar’s capital city (Fatehpur Sikri), for example, DAI travelers were to fully appreciate what court life might have been like in the days of its grandeur.
Rajput architecture and the stimulating sights and sounds of the old market areas in Delhi and Jaipur were the perfect lagniappe to transform a special journey into an exceptional one.