Since its founding in 2006, Unisafe Tours in Agra, India, has taken pride in creating flexible itineraries and going beyond the usual tourist activities by letting their clients learn and have fun simultaneously.
“We have history and lots of old arts we are still keeping alive, and we have museums, palaces, Havelis, and lake adventure tourism. There are lots of reasons to come and visit India,” says Vishal Gupta, the company’s managing director. “North American groups love local culture, Indian tradition, Indian history and North Indian food the best.”
One of the company’s most popular tours is the six-day Golden Triangle Tour, covering Delhi, Agra and Jaipur. The tour includes a garlanding on arrival in New Delhi, meals and drinks, and English-speaking guides.
Participants will ride an elephant at Amber Fort in Jaipur, see the sights in New Delhi, tour the India Gate, check out Humayun’s Tomb and go to the National Museum. There’s a sunrise visit to the Taj Mahal, stops at Fatehpur Sikri and Birla Temple, the Hawa Mahal or Palace of the Winds, the City Palace and the Solar Observatory. Jaipur offers colorful markets with unique places to explore the culture and shop for antiques, jewelry and pottery.
“In our itineraries, we tend not to recommend one prestigious hotel after another in the predictable carousel of tourist sights, but have used our skill and judgment to introduce fascinating variations where appropriate,” says Gupta. “Nor do we invariably recommend flying between cities; that is no way to measure the rhythm of a country, so road and rail play their part, too.”
One of those rail options is a one-day tour of Agra, departing from Delhi with breakfast on the train and stops at the Taj Mahal, Agra Fort, a UNESCO World Heritage site, and Fatehpur Sikri.
For more information, email Gupta or go to unisafetours.com.
Top photo: Humayun's Tomb in New Delhi
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