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.
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
Humayun's Tomb: built in 1565 after the death of the 16th century Mogul Emperor Humayun
Lunch at Chor Bizarre, Hotel Broadway, 4/15A, Asaf Ali Road, New Delhi 110 002; 011-91-11-2327-3821, www.chorbizarrerestaurant.com. Kashmiri cuisine.
Tea in the Imperial's Atrium
Dinner at Bukhara, Hotel Maurya Sheraton & Towers, Diplomatic Enclave, New Delhi; 011-91-11-2611-2233.
Day 4: Jaipur
City Palace: a complex of courtyards, palaces and pavilions built by Maharajah Sawai Jai Singh II in the early 1700s.
Amer Fort and Palace: a Rajput hilltop fortress started in the late 1500s by Raja Man Singh.
Jantar Mantar: an astronomical observatory created in 1726 by Maharajah Sawai Jai Singh II.
Check into Oberoi Rajvilas, Oberoi Rajvilas, Goner Road, Jaipur, Rajasthan; 011-91-14-1268-0101, www.oberoirajvilas.com. Doubles from $600
Day 5: Agra
Fatehpur Sikri: capital of the Mogul Empire of Akbar the Great, who ruled from 1556 to 1605.
Agra Fort: a fortified palace built by Akbar the Great on the banks of the Yamuna River.
Taj Mahal: mausoleum built by Shah Jahan after the death of his wife Mumtaz Mahal in the mid-17th century.
Check into Oberoi Amarvilas, Taj East Gate Road, Agra 282001; 011-91-56-2223-1515, www.oberoihotels.com. Doubles from $600.
Day 6: Delhi
Last-minute shopping at Connaught Place: former commercial district during the British Raj.
Dinner at Masala Art: Sardar Patel Marg, Diplomatic Enclave, New Delhi; 011-91-11-2611-0202, www.tajhotels.com. Contemporary Indian cuisine.
Drinks at Imperial's 1911 Bar
New Delhi to LAX.