DAY 01: GOA
Upon arrival in Goa, you will be greeted and transferred to the hotel/resort, freshen up, and then bask in the leisure of this captivating beach destination.
Discover one of the world’s most recognized destinations, renowned for its scenic beauty, tranquility, and pristine beaches that offer serenity, relaxation, and natural splendor, alongside a rich cultural and architectural heritage. Goa, a charming and lively city, beckons with its convivial atmosphere, diverse dining, bustling markets, and friendly locals, all set against the backdrop of its beautiful beaches. As the former administrative capital of the Portuguese empire, Goa boasts unsurpassed architectural beauty, earning it the title ‘Rome of the East.’
DAY 02: GOA
After breakfast, set forth on a journey to the captivating beaches of North Goa. As the sun begins its descent, your evening is a canvas for you to paint with your desires. Whether you seek tranquility by the shore, savor the local cuisine, or delve into the vibrant markets, the choice is yours to create a memorable evening.
DAY 03: GOA
After breakfast, embark on an expedition to explore colonial structures, heritage monuments, and the enchanting beaches of South Goa. In the evening, indulge in a captivating cruise experience, adding a unique feature to your Goa trip. This delightful day promises an overflow of joy, crafting indelible and unforgettable memories.
Embarking on a visit to the UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Basilica of Bom Jesus, is a profound journey through time, allowing you to explore an iconic and revered monument. This sacred edifice is one of India’s oldest churches, captivating visitors worldwide. As your exploration continues, you’ll come across the 16th-century Safa Mosque, also known as the Safa Shahouri Mosque, showcasing great Indo-Islamic architectural heritage. It proudly bears the title of being Goa’s largest Mosque.
DAY 04: GOA – DELHI
After breakfast, check out from your hotel/resort and transfer to Goa Airport to catch your morning flight to Delhi. Upon arrival at Delhi Airport, you will be greeted and transferred to the hotel/resort. Then, at your convenience, you can head out for sightseeing, visits, and immerse yourself in Delhi’s rich heritage and culture with a unique blend of ancient and modern.
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.
Explore 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 continue 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 an enchanting 7-day journey with our meticulously crafted “Goa with the Taj Mahal” itinerary that threads its way through Goa, Delhi, Agra, and Fatehpur Sikri, each a cultural and architectural gem. This extraordinary voyage reveals India’s most captivating destinations, where ancient and modern cultural heritage seamlessly blends. From the picturesque natural beauty and pristine beaches that offer serene relaxation to the echoes of rich Indo-Islamic heritage and awe-inspiring surroundings, this journey promises a wealth of diverse experiences. 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 resonate through the grand monuments that stand as timeless relics of a regal golden era. These rulers have left an indelible mark on Indo-Islamic culture from the twelfth to the nineteenth century, weaving a rich tapestry of history and heritage. Immerse yourself in ancient Indian, Indo-Islamic, and captivating Indo-British art and architecture, while exploring the world’s most visited places, magnificent UNESCO-listed monuments, and world-class museums teeming with history and breathtaking beauty. All this while enjoying a mesmerizing Halal-friendly travel experience that will make your trip truly unforgettable.