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Spending a week in a world of spirituality is a bliss. India is a country that is visited by several of Muslim sages and saints, and hence the entire country proudly exhibits a number of shrines being visited by people from all over the world. To pay homage to each of the shrines, especially in the northern India, the Dargah Tour of India is presented with ultimate detailing.
The Dargah Tour of India is strategically created to take a tour around the famous shrines of Delhi, Ajmer, Jaipur, Fatehpur Sikri and Agra concentrating mainly on the dargahs, mosques and shrines of these cities. The 5 night 6 days tour is not only refreshing and unique, but it is convincingly targeted to bring out the religious and spiritual quintessence of the ones interested.
A visit to famous cities that were once ruled and fortified by the mighty Mughal Rulers is sure to invoke a distinct penchant, and at the same time would take you to a world of inner peace and solace. To all the Sufi saints who has made the history of India rich with their contributions and teachings, this tour is the perfect way to seek their blessings and pay homage to their beliefs and thoughts.
One thing is very interestingly noted in the Indian mosques and dargahs – and that is the distinctly unique construction style which reflects of imperialism and at the same time straightaway calls for Islamic spiritualism.
The tour begins from Delhi – a city that has a huge influence of Mughal food and lifestyle along with a huge number of mausoleums, shrines and spiritual hubs. The largest mosque of India – the Jama Masjid is located here in Delhi that exhibits the Shah Jahan’s immense love for architectural marvel. Delhi offers a complete package for the trip, in terms of shrines, and includes many other places like Dargah of Hazrat Nizamuddin Auliya and Humayun's Tomb to name a few.
The other places looped under the tour are Ajmer, Jaipur and Agra to name the most prominent ones. These places are enriched and blessed with teachings of Sufi saints which are displayed in the magical architecture of the bygone era. Some of the worth mentioning places are Dargah Sharif in Ajmer and Itmad-Ud-Daulah in Agra which are the epitome of spiritualism and ultimate tranquility.
Some of the dargahs you would be taken for a round during your trip are classic examples of India’s heritage and brilliant architecture, especially during the Mughal era. There are few shrines who are declared World Heritage Sites by the UNESCO, and there are mausoleums which have their popularity spread all over the world.
Tourists are guided to opt for the Dargah Tour as conducted by us to attain a much higher level of tranquility and peace. A shout-out to all those seeking for some authentic dose of spiritualism – this tour is exclusive for them all.
Jama Masjid – one of the largest mausoleums in India
Nizammuddin Dargah – famous for the evening qawwalis (devotional songs)
UNESCO World Heritage Sites like Humayun’s Tomb, Taj Mahal, Qutb Minar and Fatehpur Sikri
Dargah Sharif – the shrine of Sufi Saint Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti
A day trip to the Pink City – palaces, forts and shopping
Welcome to India. Delhi greets you with all its heritage and gleaming past. You will be received by our representative who would take you to your hotel for check-in and other formalities.
Your journey begins as you drive past the Red Fort that would take you back to the mighty Mughal era.
You will stop at Jama Masjid, your first destination. The next spot to visit is the Dargah of Hazrat Nizamuddin Auliya or Nizammuddin Dargah, the mausoleum of Khwaja Nizamuddin Auliya. Humayun’s Tomb (shrine of the Mughal Emperor Humayun), a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is the next stop. Located quite close by is the Qutb Minar – the minaret that forms a major part of the Qutb complex, another UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Come back to your hotel and stay overnight in Delhi.
Wake up and get ready for your early morning train journey to Ajmer. Once you reach Ajmer, get transferred to your hotel. Ajmer Sharif, also known as the Dargah Sharif, is the famous shrine of Sufi Saint Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti in Ajmer amd a major pilgrimage for not only the Muslims, but also for the Hindus. You will be taken to the Dargah Sharif (the shrine) in the afternoon. Ajmer is famous for the Taragarh Fort built by Prithviraj Chauhan.
Up next is the Adhai Din Ka Jhonprah (a shed of 2.5 days). Your next spot is the Royal Palace of Emperor Akbar made of red sandstone. Come back to your hotel after a cozy drive around Ana Sagar Lake.
Stay overnight in Ajmer.
Start early in the morning for a drive to Jaipur, the Pink City in the state of Rajasthan. Begin your city tour with Amer Fort or Amer Palace, constructed in red sandstone and marble by Raja Man Singh. The Diwan-e-Aam (hall of public audience), Diwan-e-Khas (hall of private audience), Sheesh Mahal (palace of mirrors) and Sukh Niwas are quite beautiful and worth visiting.
Jaipur has several other places like the Maharaja City Palace – a royal palace with seven storeys, and the famous observatory Jantar Mantar. Hawa Mahal is another place of visit famous for its magnificent architecture. You will be visiting the mesmerizing rose garden as well as the business centers of the city.
The transport is at your disposal within the city limits.
Stay overnight in Jaipur.
Get transferred to Agra from Jaipur via Fatehpur Sikri. One of the famous World Heritage Sites (UNESCO), Fatehpur Sikri has lots to offer. Visit places like the Jama Masjid, the Tomb of Salim Chishti, the five storied Panch Mahal and Buland Darwaza – all famous for their respective religious and architectural significance. Before being driven to Agra, you will also visit the other graceful buildings of this place such as Ibadat Khana, Mariam-uz-Zamani’s palace, Naubat Khana and Birbal’s house.
Reach Agra in the afternoon which is at your leisure. Stay overnight in Agra.
Agra is one of the most famous cities of India that speaks for heritage and architectural marvel. Start your city tour with the visit to Taj Mahal, one of the Seven Wonders of the World and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Explore the beauty of the engineering magic built in the 16th century along with several other palaces like Agra Fort, Khas Mahal and Jahangir Palace that includes places of visit like Diwan-e-Aam (house of public audience) and Diwan-e-Khas (house of private audience).
Spend your afternoon by shopping or visiting the local markets before being transferred to Delhi by road. Overnight is in Delhi.
Get driven to the airport to board your connecting flight as the Dargah Tour of India comes to an end.