Your journey begins in South India’s city of Chennai, formerly Madras, where the British Raj established their foothold on the subcontinent. The Pallava dynasty’s golden era can best be appreciated at Mahaballipuram with its intricately carved shore temples that are today a great ‘open air museum’. Onto Cochin, port city on India’s West Coast, where the influences of the Dutch, Portuguese and Anglican can still be seen in its architecture and cuisine! Your journey continues to bustling Mumbai where business titans mix with the hoi polloi. Here one has an opportunity to walk through the old ‘fort’ area with its eclectic mix of Indo-Saracenic architecture and modern day skyscrapers while experiencing a lifestyle that is urbane and sophisticated next to that of Old Bombay!
Leaving Bombay one travels North to the ‘Land of Maharajahs’ and its most famous city Jaipur. No visit to India is complete without seeing the Taj Mahal, recognized throughout the world as the ultimate monument to love! Your journey ends in Delhi, the imperial city of nine dynasties! Old Delhi captivates the visitor with its crowded Chandni Chowk a bustle from morning to night and a tour by bicycle rickshaw is exhilarating! New Delhi with its grand avenues and boulevards leaves a lasting impression on the traveler - a fitting end to a tour of India’s imperial cities!
Dates 2012 - 2013, price per person:
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