DAY 01: AHMEDABAD
Upon arrival at Ahmedabad, you will be greeted and transferred to the hotel/resort to freshen up. Then, at your convenience, you can head out for sightseeing and visits. Enjoy your exploration of the vibrant heritage city of Ahmedabad.
Uncover the allure of Ahmedabad, India’s inaugural UNESCO World Heritage City, where history and Indo-Islamic culture intertwine seamlessly. Within the old city, you’ll find a treasure trove of architectural marvels, each a testament to this rich Islamic heritage. Established in the 15th century and serving as the Gujarat Sultanate’s capital for six centuries, Ahmedabad has metamorphosed while preserving its love for life, cultural heritage and architectural legacy. Step into the walled city, a vibrant nucleus of art, culture, gastronomy, natural wonders, and historical landmarks, all awaiting your exploration.
Embark on a heritage walk through UNESCO-listed Ahmedabad, where the enchanting Sidi Saiyyed Mosque and its yellow sandstone latticework await. Discover the curious mystery of Jhulta Minar’s shaking minarets, a testament to remarkable Islamic architecture. Explore the intricate carvings and latticework of Sarkhej Roza, nestled around the serene Sarkhej Lake. For a tranquil evening in the city, head to Vastrapur Lake, where you can relax by the lakeside and experience the city’s vibrant culture and traditions through leisurely hours and cultural glimpses.
DAY 02: AHMEDABAD
After breakfast, embark on a captivating journey to discover the treasures of the heritage city.
Delve into Ahmedabad’s rich heritage with a visit to Jama Masjid, a 15th-century marvel, showcasing the grandeur of Indo-Islamic architecture in the western part of India. Its seamless fusion of ancient Indian and Islamic styles, crafted from yellow sandstone, is a sight to behold. Explore Bhadra Fort, an early 15th-century attraction steeped in history, featuring lush lawns and monumental treasures. Immerse yourself in the history of automobiles at the Vintage Car Museum, where you’ll witness a spectacular collection of vintage cars and buggies. In the evening, savor a culinary adventure in the walled city, a paradise for food enthusiasts, offering a unique blend of Gujarati flavors like and more. Ahmedabad’s cuisine is a delectable fusion of various tastes, making it famous globally.
DAY 03: AHMEDABAD – DELHI
After breakfast, check out from your hotel/resort and set off for sightseeing and city exploration. Afterwards, smooth and punctual transfer to Ahmedabad Airport for your scheduled flight to Delhi. Upon arrival at Delhi Airport, our warm welcome awaits you, and we’ll swiftly transport you to the hotel/resort in Delhi.
DAY 04: DELHI
After breakfast, immerse yourself in Delhi’s rich heritage and culture with a unique blend of Walking and Car Tours. Explore the authentic Delhi, designed by those who know it best.
Discover Delhi, India’s capital, nestled along the Yamuna River. This ancient city, with its rich history, UNESCO heritage sites, and British colonial charm, houses a treasure trove of ancient relics, historic marvels blending Indo-Islamic architecture, captivating museums, inspiring art galleries, lively performing arts, delightful dining, and bustling markets that breathe life into every corner.
Discover Delhi’s UNESCO World Heritage Sites, including the Qutub Complex, the magnificent tomb of Humayun, and the grand Red Fort (Lal Qila). Immerse yourself in the enchanting heritage-walk of Shahjahanabad, Delhi’s walled city, with its rich history, architecture, cuisine, and traditions steeped in Urdu and Persian literature. Explore iconic the Masjid-i Jahān-Numā (Jama Masjid). Later in the day, explore the modern side of Delhi, known as New Delhi or Modern Delhi, the former capital of British India. Enjoy a leisurely evening at your own pace.
DAY 05: DELHI – AGRA
(Approximately 210 kilometers, or a 3-4 hour drive)
After breakfast, we will drive to the “Indian heritage city Agra.” Upon arriving in Agra, we will embark on a journey of sightseeing and visits.
Nestled on the serene banks of the Yamuna River, Agra is a global treasure, alluring millions each year to witness the iconic Taj Mahal and explore its historical riches. Known for Mughal architectural mastery, Agra boasts three UNESCO World Heritage Sites, including the awe-inspiring Taj Mahal. Immerse yourself in a tapestry of history, architectural marvels, and artistic heritage, leaving an indelible mark on your soul. Agra is a must-visit destination.
Embark on a heritage journey in Agra, beginning with the iconic Taj Mahal, a world wonder and emblem of India’s rich history. Celebrated as the “Jewel of Islamic Architecture,” it represents the zenith of Mughal design and was honored as one of the New 7 Wonders of the World. Then, explore the UNESCO-listed Agra Fort, which witnessed significant Mughal events, and marvel at the red sandstone beauty known as the “Qila-i-Akbari.” Conclude your day tour with a visit to the exquisite Itmad-ud-Daulah Tomb, a Mughal masterpiece from Emperor Jahangir’s era. Housing the cenotaphs of Mirza Ghiyas and Asmat Begum, parents of Mughal Empress Nur Jahan, it’s often dubbed the ‘Baby Taj Mahal’ for inspiring the Taj’s grandeur.
DAY 06: AGRA IN AND AROUND
Begin your day with a captivating sunrise visit to the Taj Mahal, a moment of awe and inspiration. Following this breathtaking experience, return to your hotel or resort to rejuvenate and prepare for a day filled with exploration in and around the enchanting city of Agra.
Indulge in the timeless beauty of Sikandra Tomb, where Mughal Emperor Akbar, one of India’s revered rulers, rests eternally. This magnificent mausoleum stands as a testament to his visionary aesthetics, adorned with an enchanting garden lovingly crafted by his son, Emperor Jahangir.
Embark on a captivating journey to Fatehpur Sikri, just a 40-minute drive from the heart of Agra city, known as the “City of Victory.” This UNESCO World Heritage site, conceived by Mughal Emperor Akbar in the 16th century, serves as an embodiment of Indo-Islamic architectural brilliance. This historic city briefly served as the capital of the Mughal Empire, leaving an indelible mark on Indian urban design with its majestic Mughal architectural style and grand gateways.
DAY 07: AGRA / DELHI
After breakfast, transfer to Agra Airport or continuing your drive to Delhi. Upon arrival in Delhi, transfer to Delhi International Airport.
Delhi International Airport, situated approximately 210 kilometers away, can be reached comfortably in just 3-4 hours by road travel.
Embark on a mesmerizing 7-day journey with our “”Ahmedabad with the Taj Mahal” itinerary, delving into the treasures of India’s inaugural UNESCO-listed world heritage city. Immerse yourself in the vibrant tapestry of Indo-Islamic cultural heritage, unveiled before your very eyes. This journey offers an insightful glimpse into some of the world’s most coveted destinations, unveiling the grandeur of Indo-Islamic architectural masterpieces. Explore Ahmedabad, Delhi, Agra, and Fatehpur Sikri, each a cultural and architectural gem. Over the centuries, this region has borne witness to illustrious dynasties, from the Delhi Sultanate to the mighty Mughals, whose tales of heroism and romance still echo through the magnificent monuments that stand as timeless relics of a regal golden era. These rulers have imprinted an indelible mark on Indo-Islamic culture from the twelfth to the nineteenth century, weaving a rich tapestry of history and heritage. From the picturesque beauty of nature to the echoes of Islamic heritage and awe-inspiring surroundings, this journey promises a wealth of diverse experiences. Explore the world’s most visited places, magnificent monuments, and UNESCO-listed sites. As you traverse this remarkable path, you’ll be captivated by the enchanting blend of history, culture, and natural beauty at every turn, all while savoring a mesmerizing Halal-friendly experience throughout your trips.