There is no sight that is more spectacular, iconic and beautiful than the Taj Mahal in India.
The grand marble mausoleum is an incomparable declaration of love and a marble masterpiece for one’s wife. The legendary beauty of this wonder still attracts more tourists than anywhere in India and is one of the primary reason to visit India.
We suggest visiting Taj Mahal twice a day as it changes colour and looks completely different, silver-white or pink at dawn and golden yellow dusk. The sunrise visit to the Taj is one of the best times as the monument is less crowded, peaceful and offers a serene experience of the most romantic monument in the world. Towards sunset, as crowds of people are slowly leaving the premises, the mausoleum is best enjoyed. The marble reflects the changing lights of the sun providing best moments of otherworldly photographs.
For a more memorable and everlasting impression, one can visit the Taj Mahal on full moon nights. For a more authentic experience, join a Yoga guru for a 1 hour session with an amazing view of Taj Mahal in the background or join a family on their roof top for a tea with wonderful views of the monument. Depending on time, one can drive to Mehtab Bagh on the opposite side of the river for some stunning pictures with a more rural setting.
THESE ARE SOME IDEAS FOR YOUR HOLIDAY, VISITING THE TAJ MAHAL:
RAJASTHAN- FORTS, PALACES & LEOPARDS
New Delhi / Agra / Jaipur / Nimaj / Jodphur / Bera / Udaipur
The best way to experience Rajasthan is to combine big cities with the rural towns and villages of the princely state. This itinerary focuses on the many rural gems off the beaten track. From royal mansions to luxury tented camps, forts to hunting lodges, this is a leisurely journey through traditional India. From Delhi continue to see the magnificent Taj Mahal, busy bazaars of Jaipur and the lovely retreat of peaceful Chhatra Sagar. Learn about the Rajputana valour in Jodhpur, chase leopards in the wilderness before ending in the most romantic Udaipur.
New Delhi / Agra / Sapotara / Jaipur / Shahpura / Udaipur
Traverse beyond the bustling cities of Rajasthan and explore the countryside on this tour. Immerse yourself in some of the most pretty villages, forts and homestays that offer an authentic experience of a gentle village life. Begin your journey at the popular cities of Delhi & Agra before heading towards untouched Ramathra to stay at at the beautifully restored 350 year old Fort and Jaipur with its colourful bazaars. From here delve deeper into Rajasthan and stay in Shahpura - an oasis away from the chaos of big cities. Finally end in royal Udaipur where you wander through the markets, visit the stunning City Palace and enjoy the sunset over Lake Pichola.
CLASSIC SPLENDOURS OF INDIA
New Delhi / Agra / Gwalior / Orchha / Panna National Park / Varanasi
This journey through the heart of India combines the magnificent Taj Mahal, stunning Gwalior fort, the amazing temples of Khajuraho and the spiritual Varanasi to give you a memorable experience of the diversity of India. See the contrast when you move from the quiet Panna to religious Varannasi. The experiences on this tour will leave you wanting more and wanting to start planning your next trip!
GOLDEN TRIANGLE & TIGERS
New Delhi / Agra / Sawai Madhopur / Jaipur
This classic journey combines India's Golden Triangle with thrill of spotting the majestic Royal Bengal Tiger in the wild. The ultimate tour of India takes in Delhi, India's magnificent capital, the stunning Taj Mahal in Agra, Ranthambore which has a thriving population of tigers. This itinerary blends some of the most spectacular cultural sights of India with a wildlife experience.
THE GOLDEN TRIANGLE
New Delhi / Agra / Jaipur
The famous Golden Triangle is a classic introduction to the diverse and beautiful India. Architectural wonders, historic sights and the colourful countryside awaits you, as you embark on an epic journey. This is perhaps the best tour to start with if you have never been to India.
RAJASTHAN IN STYLE
New Delhi / Agra / Jaipur / Udaipur / Gurgaon
With this itinerary you experience the cultural & vibrant Golden Triangle and the romantic Udaipur staying at some of the best hotels in India. Designed for the first time traveller, this holiday takes you through India's Golden Triangle visiting stunning monuments including Taj Mahal and some of the most beautiful forts & Palaces in Jaipur.
FORTS & PALACES OF RAJASTHAN
New Delhi / Agra / Jaipur / Rajasthan / Jodhpur / Narlai / Udaipur
This is a fantastic tour that combines rural Rajasthan with some of the popular cities in the region. After visiting the famous Taj Mahal and colourful bazaars of Jaipur you move into the heartland of Rajasthan to stay at hidden gems of Barli & Narlai. The royal forts and palaces are combined with village walks, wilderness safaris, to make you experience the traditional village life. The thrill of spotting a leopard in the wild and taking a cruise on the picturesque Lake Pichola are sure to make this holiday memorable.
GOLDEN TRIANGLE & VARANASI
New Delhi / Varanasi / Agra / Jaipur / New Delhi
This classic Golden Triangle and Kerala holiday combines the unforgettable cities and sights of the celebrated Golden Triangle in the north, with exploration of one of the country’s most beautiful and lush states, Kerala, in the south.
Build Your Tailor-Made Holiday to India
As well as luxury holidays, we've also built many different India itineraries for families and honeymoon couples who want to see the best parts the country has to offer.
The holiday itineraries above are examples of ones we have created previously in India, and give you a good idea on the time needed to see many of the idyllic places mentioned above. If you would like more information on a specific area, or a certain hotel, please get in touch with us.
Culture, Wildlife, Family, Honeymoon, Cruises, Trains, Beach, Relaxation, Adventure, Food, Photography
GMT+ 4.5 hours
When to go:
October to April
Mumbai, Delhi, Chennai, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Bangalore, Cochin, Tiruvanathpuram, Goa, Amritsar
8-9 hours approx
Some are recommended or required by the Centres for Disease Control and the World Health Organisation (WHO).
Tailored Journeys is about helping you explore one of the most fascinating and beautiful regions on earth, in style. Even if – especially if – you don’t know where to start, call us now to talk about creating your own Tailored Journey – and let the dream begin.