Luxury New Delhi India Tour Packages

Written by Helen Glenn Court
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Anyone looking at luxury New Delhi India tour packages probably has northern India's star attractions in mind. Delhi is not only the capital city of India, but the hub to the Himalayas, Agra and the Taj Mahal, as well as Jaipur and Varanasi. As a city, however, Delhi has a great deal to offer. From the Muslim Qutb Minar complex begun in 1193 to the massive sandstone Red Fort built in 1638, there is much to see and marvel at.

One of Delhi's most beautiful buildings, Humayun's Tomb, is India's first and most important example of Mughul architecture. As you'll learn in the course of luxury New Delhi India tour packages, it is also the precursor to the Taj Mahal. Chandni Chowk, Old Delhi's main street, boasts a splendid bazaar and a great deal of confusion. In its heyday, it boasted fine mansions, a tree-lined canal, and was famous across Asia.

Old Delhi's great mosque, Jama Masjid, the largest in India, was built in 1644. Capable of seating 25,000, it was the last in a series of buildings conceived by Shah Jahan, the Mughul emperor who built the Taj Mahal. On the outskirts of Delhi is the Shalimar Bagh, a significant Mughul garden. Luxury New Delhi India tour packages focus on environs as well as the city, of course.

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India's de facto tourist attraction, the Taj Mahal is a mausoleum complex built in 1631 by Shah Jahan as a memorial to a wife who had just died in childbirth. Considered the finest example of Mughul architecture, it blends Islamic, Persian, and Indian styles harmoniously. Designated a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1983, the red sandstone and white marble facade of the Taj Mahal are not to be missed.

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