Are you in Delhi just for business? Not a problem,You can easily and comfortably experience the beauty, the chaos, the simplicity of North India.
Take our tour of Delhi Agra and Jaipur. This tour is a triangle of Delhi, Agra and Jaipur with an option to extend it to Bharatpur and Pushkar and to Udaipur as well.
Delhi the current capital of India, has historically been the imperial capital with few exceptions. Kolkatta and Agra come to mind immediately as being the important exceptions. Jaipur was the capital of a powerful Rajput kingdom.
Historically, Delhi has always imperiously summoned the rulers to establish their capital here.
This is a circuit of about 800 to 1200 Kms and shall show you the medieval buildinghs, forts, palaces, rural landscape, artisans, camel or elephant rides, delicious food.
Delhi has three world heritage monuments, fourth one under discussion. The three are Humayun’s tomb, Qutub Minar, Red Fort. The fourth one is the Purana Qila or the old fort.
However Delhi is much more than the monuments. It has temples, it has been and perhaps still is the sufi capital, a food capital, a cultural capital as well. In older days,
Delhi was recongnized as the 22 Sufi saints city. Both intensely spiritual and religious, the commitment of Delhi people is very visible to the religious and spiritual practicesit.
Some of the sufi shrines to visit are: Nizamuddin, Kaki (behind Qutub Minar), Chirag, Matke wale.
Two temples in Delhi dedicated to Bhairon has offerings of liqour from the devotees.
Agra has Red Fort, Taj Mahal, Sikandara, Itmadullah’s tomb as it’s most famous buildings.
In Agra, beautiful stone carving work is easily viewed and if enticing, you can indulge yourself by a purchase of a buy a souveniour for for relatives.
Jaipur has many forts like Amber Fort (a must to visit), Jai garh fort being the most notables. It’s markets are a shopping haven. Jaipur’s specialization is textiles, leather slippers and ofcourse precious stones.
Ideally we recommend you torent aAC car and chauffeur. Not very expensive, it allows you a flexibility of being picked up from the airport or railway station or from anywhere in Delhi and dropped again anywhere.
This has another advantage. On the road to Jaipur from Agra, you get the opportunity to see Fatehpur Sikri, a magnificent palace. Fatehpur Sikri has the shrine of the sufi saint Salim Chisti, at whose feet the mighty Akbar (who is buried in Sikandara) prostrated himself, requesting for the blessing of an a son, which he obtained.
This palace was hence constructed by Akbar in the honour of Salim Chisti.
Sikri eventually was abandoned due to paucity of water.
Hiring a car and driver: This can work cheaper especially if you are more than one person,. iIf you add all the applicable charges of getting tickets, local transportation, late arrivals / departures.
We suggest you start your trip from Delhi.
In terms of places to stay, there is a huge choice. From cheap guest houses to luxury palaces.business protection insuranceÜbersetzung Deutsch Französisch