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Delhi, officially the National Capital Territory of Delhi, is the capital territory of India. Delhi is historically and culturally connected to both the Upper Doab of the Yamuna-Ganges river system and the Punjab region.

Area: 1,484 km²
Population: 9.879 million (2001) UNdata
ISO 3166 code: ISO 3166-2:IN
Colleges and Universities: University of Delhi

Delhi is a city that paints modernity with the brush of history. The capital of India is filled with a whirlwind of culture and tradition that easily sweeps you up. You arrive at the airport and are met by your private transfer.

Breakfast is fast and wonderfully fragrant. Fresh mangos and bananas fill the table. The scent of cardamom and cinnamon fill the air. Paratha, traditional flatbread, tastes savory and sweet, sometimes covered in honey or coconut milk. After breakfast your private guide meets you. You begin your tour of the city and head to the Qutab Minar. The single tower was constructed using a combination of sandstone and marble. It stands over 237 feet tall and contains 379 steps. The encompassing park is filled with Mughal ruins that add to the historic yet tranquil ambiance.

Delhi comes to life in the morning. Tea carts are set alongside the street and are crowded with lines of people en route to work. Shops open up and overflow with colorful textiles. After breakfast your private transfer meets you at the hotel and escorts you to Agra. The city is famous for the iconic landmark, the Taj Mahal. The moment you step into the vast garden complex you understand its splendor. Manicured trees and flowers offer greenery and bursts of orange and red to the walkways. A long reflective pool stretches to the platform of the celebrated marble edifice. You can see the mirror water portray a rippling image of the Taj Mahal.

At dawn the Taj Mahal reflects the sunrise and the colors blanket over the white marble in layers of pink and blue. After breakfast your private transfer takes you out of Agra and to the celebrated ghost city of Fatehpur Sikri. The sandstone complex was constructed in the 16th century and once stood as the short-lived capital city of the Mughal Empire. Upon your arrival you can see the Buland Darwaza, the entrance gate that stands over 177 feet tall and contains a large Moorish arch.

Beyond the rugged hills that surround the city is the expansive Thar Desert. The morning sunlight spreads over the city. Camels return to their spot alongside the boulevards. They pull carts that carry fresh fruits. The pink walls of the City Palace are displayed with lavish celebration and wealthy history. The Hawa Mahal, also known as the Palace of Winds, stands 50 feet tall.

The day begins to brim with the ritual of morning light. The City Palace continues to shine pink and the aroma of chai masala emanates from the corner tea stands. After breakfast your private transfer will escort you away from Jaipur and onwards to the charming lakeside city of Udaipur. Lake Pichola is surrounded by a backdrop of turreted balconies, ornate palaces, and majestic of rolling verdant hills. Classic mansions and bathing ghats sit on the water’s shores. The mountain air is fresh and crisp.

The walls of the City Palace are immaculate and stunning. Cupolas decorate the ramparts and add to the festive and elegant ambiance. Latticed windows encircle the outer rooms that would be otherwise visible from the lake. Colonnades line the palace ridge and offer a view of blossoming flowers and lush trees. The City Palace was constructed in the 16th century and is an blend of various residences. The main facade is imposing and impressive, stretching over 800 feet in length and 100 feet in height. The complex was constructed with granite and marble, which lends to its off-white coloration.

The sun rises over the surrounding mountains and casts a gentle beam of light over Lake Pichola. You sip on your final chai masala in India and savor the cinnamon and allspice combination. Udaipur is endlessly charming and jovially romantic. After breakfast your private transfer takes you to the airport for your return flight to Delhi.
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