Departing this Autumn, we take a look at a hugely impressive holiday tour of India flying from Glasgow, that, amongst its notable experiences, includes a visit to the incredible global landmark – The Taj Mahal.
Visiting some of the country’s most famous attractions, we start with the great marble wonder.
Taking inspiration from this impressive Asian tour, we then pinpoint some of the key splendours of the country, including India’s former capital and beyond to the beautiful region of Rajasthan.
1. Taj Mahal
Admiring the beauty of the colossal white marble monument, the Taj Mahal is one of the best experiences in India.
Dating all the way back to the 17th century, this monumental landmark is one of the world’s greatest wonders.
Resting on the banks of the Yamuna river, a visit to the Taj Mahal is one of life’s important bucket list experiences.
2. Agra Fort
Once India’s capital, the city of Agra is rich in history. Before the British Empire changed India’s capital to Delhi, India’s Emperor resided within Agra Fortress.
An impressive sight, Agra Fort is another eye-catching landmark close to the banks of the vast Yamuna River.
Well-preserved, the Mughal Fort was first constructed in the 11th-century and was famously the site of a rebellion that took place in the 19th century.
Recognised for its importance, the impressive fortress is UNESCO-listed.
On approach, this bright orange building with an even more colourful past will immediately command your attention as you enter the perimeter of this once fiercely defended stronghold.
3. The ‘Pink City’ Jaipur
Home to the renowned Amber Fort, visitors to Jaipur will also be welcomed by the sight of the Jantar Mantar Sundial and the famous ‘Palace of Winds’, Hawa Mahal.
A huge 18th-century structure, Hawa Mahal is a towering Indian landmark that rises high into the sky.
The Palace is known for its seemingly endless amount of windows once used by royalty to look down upon city celebrations passing the street.
In fact, there are over a staggering 900 hundred windows looking out across the city!
4. Mehrangarh Fort
One of the most extraordinary places in India, Mehrangarh Fort in the country’s Rajasthan region, is a huge fort that, at points, rises over 120 metres above the surrounding landscape.
The red sandstone giant dates back to the 13th century and from the neighbouring ‘Blue City’ of Jodhpur is hard to miss.
5. Old Delhi
The bustling capital of India, Delhi is one of the largest and most densely populated cities on the planet.
We thoroughly recommend taking a fantastic rickshaw through the older parts of the city.
A tribute to the noted activist Mahatma Gandhi and the location where the famous Indian was cremated, Raj Ghat leaves a lasting impression on visitors.
One of the main places of worship in the entire city, Jama Masjid mosque is a magnificent Indian landmark that houses a copy of the ancient holy text – the Qur’an – transcribed on Deer skin.
6. Qutub Minar
An important UNESCO-listed monument, the Qutub Minar soars to over 70 metres.
Rising high over the Qutab Complex, the Minar is the tallest structure of its kind in the world!
The famed ‘City of Lakes’, Udaipur in Rajasthan, is one of the most scenic locations in all of India.
Asia’s answer to romantic Venice, visitors to this lovely city are often taken aback by the beauty of the isolated Lake Palace that rests adrift on Lake Pichola.
Bit of Trivia – The Palace is made up of a series of different palaces, gardens and courtyards.
Both essential experiences, visits to the City Palace Museum followed by a boat cruise on the eye-catching Lake Pichola are some of the most popular tourist attractions in the entire city and present the opportunity to experience one of the great splendours of India – the city of Udaipur.
Travel on holiday to experience the Taj Mahal & the Splendours of India
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