Rajasthan: Cities & the Taj Mahal tour
Situated in the northwest of the country, Rajasthan is a large province famous for its many historic cities and desert landscapes. Add in the must-see that is the Taj Mahal in the neighbouring province of Uttar Pradesh, and this is a dream itinerary.
Spend a day or two acclimatising and exploring the main sights of Delhi, including the Red Fort, the Qutab Minar (the highest stone tower in India) and the great Jama Masjid mosque, India's capital and political hub is an ancient city that has something for everyone. Settled seven times over the centuries, Delhi is India's showcase, be it architecture, religion, shopping, culture - everything is available here - waiting to be discovered.
Few visitors to Rajasthan will bypass a trip to Agra to view one of the world's most beautiful buildings - the exquisite architectural masterpiece that is the Taj Mahal.
From Agra, take in the beautifully preserved ghost city of Fatephur Sikri and a tranquil tiger reserve before driving to Jaipur, the pink-walled, buzzing capital of Rajasthan, and a shopper's paradise famed for its precious stones.
Next stop is Jodhpur, the famed Blue City, and home to the magestic Mehrangarh Fort. Then it's on to Udaipur, the most romantic city in India, if not the world. Finally, end up in the vibrant modern metropolis of Mumbai for some more contemporary luxury before flying on to other regions of the subcontinent, or back home