Treasures of North India 9 Nights Accessible Travel Package
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Embark on an incredible journey exploring the Golden Treasures of North India. Spend 9 Nights experiencing the medieval, imperial Delhi, the incredible Taj Mahal and the mighty forts, as well as the enchanting palaces and colorful markets of the pink city, Jaipur.
From the moment you arrive in Delhi, you will feel welcomed. This travel package includes accessible transfers, wheelchair friendly hotel accommodation and an incredible, 100% accessible tour itinerary peppered with highlights you won’t soon forget!
See detailed itinerary below for inclusions and exclusions, and other important information regarding our Accessible Treasures of North India.
Detailed Trip Itinerary:
DAY 01: ARRIVE DELHI
You arrive at New Delhi International Airport. Following customs, immigration formalities and baggage collection, as you exit the arrivals terminal, a Sage Traveling representative will meet you with a placard with your name on it. You will be escorted to your accessible vehicle for a transfer to your accessible hotel in Delhi. The day is at leisure allowing you to relax and unwind in the comfort of your hotel.
DAY 02: DELHI
After breakfast at the hotel, start a mesmerizing accessible tour of the City of Djinns with a visit to Imperial Delhi, accompanied by your local guide. Soak in the grandiose of the city with a drive past the imposing 42-meter tall India Gate (war memorial arch), set amidst the sprawling gardens. With its eternal flame and the names inscribed on its arch, it affords a perfect tribute to the 82,000 soldiers of the Indian Army who died in the First World War. Continue with a drive past the Parliament House and the Rashtrapati Bhavan (the President’s Residence), a structure epitomizing India’s strength, democratic traditions and secular character.
Next, you will experience the lively streets of South Delhi with the captivating 13th century Qutub Minar. A well ramped complex with easy access to most parts within the precincts, the foundation of this masterpiece in stone was laid by Qutbu’d-Din Aibak in AD 1199, to which were added three more storys by his successor and son-in-law, Shamsu’d-Din Iltutmish. Qutub Minar, the leaning tower of India (it leans 2 feet off its axis) located ideally in the lush green complex still stands tall despite being hit several times by lightening and earthquakes. Though, it was the first formal entry of Islamic rule in India, its various structures offer very interesting insights into its architecture.
DAY 03: DELHI
After enjoying breakfast at your hotel, take in the sights and sounds of Old Delhi with a visit to the magical old town. Your introduction to the grand old city begins with a short panoramic drive enveloping the Jama Masjid, the largest mosque in India. This impressive red sandstone structure projects beautifully into the Old Delhi skyline with a courtyard capable of holding 25,000 devotees. You will also see Red Fort which once was the residence of the Mughal Kingsuntil 1857. The Red Fort was the pride of the Mughal empire, built at the pinnacle of their reign. The entire complex is well ramped, friendly enough for the wheelchair. After that, proceed for city tours including Sikh Temple (Gurudwara Bangala Sahib) and the magnificent Humayun’s Tomb
DAY 04: DELHI-AGRA
After a hearty breakfast at your hotel, it’s time for a relaxing, scenic drive to explore the renowned, ancient capital city of the Mughals – Agra, via the Express Highway (a journey of approximately 4.5 hrs drive).
Agra is enveloped in a tapestry of magic and allure. Known to the world as the city of the ‘Taj Mahal’, Agra is a story woven by the Mughals with their political design and artistic propensity. The architectural splendor of the mausoleums, forts and palaces is a vivid reminder of the opulence of the empire that came to shape the ethos of the region for centuries to come
In the outskirts of the city, you will stop to visit the magnificent Itmad-ud-Daulah’s Tomb, popularly known as the ‘Baby Taj’. Filled with gardens, mini structures and heritage monuments, this elegant tomb is the first structure of its kind to be constructed of pure marble in Mughal India – a perfect draft of the iconic Taj Mahal. The complex itself is very well ramped right up to the last platform, however, with no wheel chair accessibility to the final enclosure where the cenotaphs lie. Following your check-in at your accessible hotel in Agra, the rest of the afternoon is at leisure.
DAY 05: AGRA
Your day begins after a sumptuous breakfast with a visit to the Taj – the epitome of marvelous Mughal architecture. Celebrated for its structural magnificence and aesthetic beauty, partake in the poetry of the beautiful Taj and the lost love stories that surround the mausoleum, as it sits reminiscing by the gurgling Yamuna. A symphony in white marble, this is truly a tribute to eternal love.
Accompanied by your local guide, seated in your wheelchair, you can comfortably bridge the gap between the drop off point & the entrance to the Taj Mahal complex. However, if possible, subject to having obtained prior permission on the day of visit, our vehicle can go right up to the entrance gate of the Taj Mahal complex.
The complex itself is very well ramped right up to the last platform, however, with no wheel chair accessibility to the final enclosure where the cenotaphs lie.
Next, you will be heading off to Agra Fort, an outstanding example of Mughal art and architecture. An impregnable military structure built by Akbar, the Agra Fort luxuriated with the elegance, lavishness and majesty of an imperial palace. Relive the era as you step into the seat of power and the stronghold of the Mughal Empire.
Absorb the glory of this imposing, red sandstone structure, as you cruise conveniently through most of its well ramped palaces, pavilions & courtyards.
DAY 06: AGRA-JAIPUR
Following breakfast, take the scenic road from the capital of the Mughals to the capital of the Kachwaha Rajputs – Jaipur (a journey of approximately 7 hours). Make a stop at the deserted fort of Fatehpur Sikri, a brilliant fusion of both Hindu and Mughal architecture.
Located just 40 km from Agra, it is an enchanting folly that changed the landscape of the region, a mesmerizing capital city built by Akbar in honor of Sufi saint, Sheikh Salim Chisti only to be deserted within 14 years to fall to slow, poetic ruin.
Upon arrival in Jaipur, proceed for check-in at your accessible hotel.
Jaipur, one of the most enticing places in India, is nestled between mighty forts and the rugged Aravalli Hills. It is known as ‘the pink city’ as it’s prominent buildings are washed in this color
DAY 07: JAIPUR
This morning, after breakfast at your accessible hotel, you are invited to relive the grandiose of Jaipur and its nobility with a tour of the Pink City, “abode of rajahs”. The highlights of the tour include a visit to sections of the City Palace, including an enigmatic peek into their collection of traditional Rajasthani costumes, the Mughal and Rajput armory, their extensive art gallery, royal paraphernalia and rare astronomical works – one can now paint a picture about the life and times of the royals.
Proceed to the awe-inspiring Jantar Mantar Observatory, a stone astrological and astronomical Observatory built by Maharaja Jai Singh in the 18th century. Both the attractions are adjacent to each other & are very much inclusive of wheelchair users.
Late in the afternoon, explore the bustling bazaar of the Old City to shop for the famous Jaipuri textiles and jewelry.
DAY 08: JAIPUR
Morning free for leisure activities.
In the afternoon, proceed to an exciting tour around Amber and a photo stop at the beautiful Hawa Mahal. The Palace of Winds is a five-story spectacle with a dazzling pyramidal facade and overhanging windows. The journey now continues on to the ancient Amber palace. Perched atop a ridge just outside Jaipur city, Amber is surrounded by fortified battlements, overlooking the Maota Lake.
Built in the 17th century, it was once the seat of power before the birth of the Jaipur’s City Palace. Today, though, it stands a silent spectator to a bygone era, overlooking the ruins and sprawling crenelated walls spread over the Aravalli.
DAY 09: JAIPUR – DELHI
Enjoy a scenic drive back to Delhi (approximately 6 ½ Hours) across the myriad landscapes of Indian grandeur. Upon arrival, proceed for check-in at your accessible hotel.
DAY 10: DELHI DEPARTURES
Enjoy breakfast at your hotel, after which you have the morning to relax at your leisure.
Check-out from your hotel at 1200 hrs.
END OF THE TOUR
- 9 Nights accommodation in standard accessible room
- Breakfast included at your accessible hotel
- Accessible transfers in vehicles equipped with a ramp or lift (includes airport transfers and all tour transfers)
- Local, English speaking tour guide to escort you throughout the entire trip
- Meet and Greet as well as porter services at the airport by a local Sage representative
- Entrance fees to all venues listed in the detailed itinerary
- Visits to Delhi (Jama Masjid, Sikh Temple, Humayun’s Tomb and Qutub Minar)
- Visits to Agra (Taj Mahal, Agra Fort, Fatehpur Sikri)
- Visits to Jaipur (Amber Fort, City Palace, Jantar Mantar)
- All current applicable taxes including Government Service Tax
- All road taxes, parking fees, fuel charges and interstate taxes
- Services not mentioned in the detailed itinerary
- Meals other than those specified in the itinerary
- Personal expenses such as drinks, laundry, video/camera fees, tips and gratuities.
- Visa fees
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