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.

Our itinerary:

Day 1: Leave L.A. Midnight: Check in to Imperial Hotel, Janpath, New Delhi; 011-91-11-2334-1234, 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