The fabled Golden Triangle is the classic introduction to this vast and beautiful country. Bustling streets, havens of tranquillity and architectural wonders await as you dive headlong into the vibrant sights, sounds and experiences of northern India.
See the bustling bazaars of Delhi and Jaipur, the magnificent Taj Mahal at Agra, the deserts of Rajasthan, the bathing Ghats of Varanasi and the erotic temples of Khajuraho. Discover more by adding a visit to the Himalayan Kingdom of Nepal.
Combining the best India has to offer - from the deserts of Rajasthan in the north, to the tranquil backwaters of Kerala in the south, the Bollywood city of Mumbai and the historic caves at Ajanta and Ellora. This tour will leave you with a strong sense of the history, culture, and geography of this diverse country.
It is rumoured that Shah Jahan was also going to build a mirror image Taj Mahal in black marble on the other side of the river
Mumtaz Mahal died giving birth to the couples 14th child
The four sides of the Taj Mahal are perfectly symmetrical – it is one of the world’s most symmetrical structures
The four minarets surrounding the main mausoleum are placed farther out than is usual – this is so if one fell, it would fall away rather than into the tomb
The main architect of the Taj Mahal was a Persian called Ustad Ahmad Lahauri
During the conflicts of the 20th century, structures and scaffolding were used to disguise the Taj Mahal from bomber pilots
The Taj Mahal was voted one of the new Seven Wonders of the World in 2007
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