Enjoy two cities that encapsulate so much of India. Chaos, chaos, history and a modern-day buzz combine and one of the world’s most famous sites.
India’s capital city of Delhi is a truly international city, a story woven through the centuries. Cementing its place as the capital of many kingdoms and empires, it still bears the marks of these different epochs today and this is part of what makes Delhi so fascinating. Visit Old Delhi, built for the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan for a glimpse back in time through the winding streets, ancient buildings including the Red Fort and the Jama Masjid, the largest mosque in India. New Delhi, built by the British has a different feel with tree-lined boulevards and is home to the Presidential Palace and many of the museums of the city.
Ultimately, Delhi is a typical capital city, and it offers a great opportunity to encounter daily life in one of the busiest capitals in the world. Enjoy the juxtaposition of the hustle and bustle of cars and tuk-tuks with peaceful gardens and watch the world go by in this crazy city.
Agra is known as the home of the Taj Mahal. One of the Seven Wonders of the World, this astonishing building is once seen, never forgotten. With a heart-breaking history of love and loss, it is impossible not to be moved by the story behind it as you explore the building and gardens on the bank of the holy Yamuna river. Sunrise is one of the best times to visit and you can enjoy the change in colours as the light progresses through the day, altering the tone of the building from soft golden to dazzling white and aback again as the day comes to a close.