We used two travel agents to arrange our flights, drivers and tours:
Protravel Interantional, 9171 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 428, Beverly Hills, CA 90210; (800) 301-3993 or (310) 271-9566, vwww.protravelinc.com.
Sadhana Travel Services, 301 Skipper Corner, 88 Nehru Place, New Delhi 110019; 011-91-11-4161-8278, vwww.sadhanatravels.com.
Day 1: Leave L.A.
www.theimperialindia.com. Doubles from $425.
Drinks at the Imperial Hotel's 1911 Bar
Day 2: Delhi
Tour of Old Delhi.
Jama Masjid: 17th century mosque in Old Delhi, commissioned by Mogul emperor Shah Jahan, who also built the Taj Mahal.
Red Fort: 17th century palace of Shah Jahan, when the emperor moved his capital from Agra to Delhi.
Spice Market: wholesale spice market on Khari Baoli Road, Delhi.
India Gate: designed by Edwin Lutyens and built to commemorate the 70,000 Indian soldiers who died fighting for the British in World War I.
Gandhi Smriti: 5 Tees January Marg, New Delhi-110011; 011-91-11-2301-2843, vgandhismriti.gov.in. House where M.K. Mahatma Gandhi lived until his assassination Jan. 30, 1948.
Indira Gandhi Memorial Museum: 1 Safdarjung Road; 011-91-11-2301-0094. Home of Prime Minister Indira Gandhi when she was shot by her Sikh bodyguards in 1984.
Qutub Minar: A 73-meter-high tower built in 1193 by Qutab-ud-din Aibak.
Have dinner at Veda, H-27 Outer Circle, Connaught Place; 011- 91-11-4151-3940. Modern Indian cuisine.
Day 3: Delhi
Making short work of India: An itinerary
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