India is home to some of the most wonderous and ancient monuments in the world. Tours of the popular Rajasthan region usually include visits to spectacular sites in neighbouring cities such as the Agra, Khajuraho and Varanasi. Agra is home to the magificent monument of love, the Taj Mahal and the huge Agra fort. The beautifully preserved ghost city of Fatehpur Sikri is also located just outside Agra. Khajuraho is famous for its temples featuring exquisite carvings and erotic sculptures, whilst the colourful city of Varanasi on the holy Ganges River is one of the oldest living cities in the world and the ultimate Hindu pilgrimage.
Taj Mahal and Other Highlights include:
• "The most beautiful building in the world", the Taj Mahal
• The abandoned Mughal city of Fatehpur Sikri
• The intriguing temples of Khajuraho
• A boat ride on the holy Ganges River
• The narrow lanes of the old city in Varanasi
• Witness a beautiful "Aarti" ceremony on the Ganges
When to Go
The best time to visit the regions of Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh is October to mid April. Clear blue skies and a moderate to slightly chilly temperature (in Dec and Jan) make these months the perfect time to visit.
From mid April to mid June it becomes very hot followed by the onset of monsoon rain. The monsoon continues until early August. August and September are warm to occasionally hot in the day with cool evenings.