01 : ARRIVE DELHI
Arrive Delhi in the evening. Upon arrival, you shall met & assisted
with your baggages at the airport by our executive and transferred to
: India’s capital & a major gateway to the country, contemporary Delhi
is a bustling metropolis which successfully combines in its fold the ancient
& the modern. Its strategic location was one of the prime reasons
why successive dynasties chose it as their seat of power. New Delhi also
reflects the legacy the British left behind . The division between New
& Old Delhi is the distinction between the capitals of the British
& the Moghuls respectively. So, wherever the visitor goes, he will
invariably confront the citys’ past.
02 : DELHI
breakfast, half day city tour of Old Delhi. Visit Jama Masjid, the largest
mosque in India. Built by Shah Jahan, the construction was started in
1844 and was not completed until 1658; drive past Red Fort, which was
also built by Shah Jehan. This massive fort was built from 1638 to 1648;
Chandni Chowk and Rajghat - the cremation site of Mahatma Gandhi.
Afternoon, city tour of New Delhi. Visit Humayuns Tomb : built in mid
16th century this is an early example of Mughal architecture; Qutab Minar,
drive past India Gate, President House, Connaught Place. The tour ends
with a visit to Laxmi Narayan Temple.
DAY 03 : DELHI - JAIPUR (260 KMS, 05-06 HRS DRIVE)
After breakfast, drive to Jaipur
: The capital city of the state of Rajasthan also know as “Pink City”
owes its name, its foundation and planning to the great warrior astronomer
Maharaja Jai Singh II. The city of Jaipur has broad avenues. The city
sits on a dry lake bed in a wild and somewhat arid landscape, surrounded
by barren hills surmounted by fortresses and crenellated walls.
Upon arrival, check-in at prebooked Hotel. Rest of the day at leisure.
04 : JAIPUR
After breakfast, excursion to Amber Fort enroute witness the façade
of Hawa Mahal or the Palace of Winds which was built in 1799. Amber
Fort - The ancient capital of the state until 1727 when Jai Singh decided
to move from his hillside fortress at Amber to new site on the plains.
The construction of this fort began in 1592 by Raja Man Singh, the Rajput
commander of Akbar’s army. The fort is a superb example of Rajput architecture,
stunningly situated on a hillside and overlooking a lake which reflects
its terraces and ramparts. Visit the Jagmandir or the hall of victory
glittering with mirrors, Jal Mahal & temple of Kali. Ascend on elephant
back, the hill, on which the fort is situated.
Afternoon, city tour of Jaipur. Visit the Jantar Mantar – the observatory
built by Jai Singh in 1728; the City Palace which is a blend of
Rajasthani and Mughal architecture. It also has a museum with an extensive
collection of art, carpets, paintings, enamel ware and weapons dating
back to the 15th century.
DAY 05 : JAIPUR - FATEHPUR SIKRI - AGRA (240
KMS, 06-07 HRS DRIVE)
After breakfast, leave for Agra.
Enroute visit the abandoned Mughal city of Fatehpur Sikri : built
by Emperor Akbar in 1569, was the old capital of the Mughals, which was
abandoned after 15 years due to scarcity of water. See the graceful buildings
including the Jama Masjid, Tomb of Salim Chisti, Panch Mahal & other
Palaces which are still preserved in its original glory.
Continue drive to Agra. Arrive Agra in the evening and checkin at prebooked
hotel for overnight stay.
DAY 06 : AGRA - DELHI (210 KMS, 04-05 HRS DRIVE)
breakfast, city tour of Agra. Visit Red fort, which was built by
Emperor Akbar in 1565, and additions were made up until the time of his
grandson, Shah Jahan. It contains the hall of public and private audiences
amongst many other beautiful structures; Itmad-ud-daulah, which was constructed
by Nur Jahan between 1622 and 1628 and is very similar to the tomb she
constructed for her husband, Jehangir, near Lahore in Pakistan; the highlight
of the day - The Taj Mahal, which was constructed by Shah Jahan
in memory of his wife Mumtaz Mahal. Construction of the Taj began in 1631
and was not completed until 1653.
Afternoon, leave for Delhi enroute visit Sikandra - Mughal Emperor
Akbar's Mausoleum. Continue drive to Delhi. Arrive Delhi and check-in
at prebooked hotel.
DAY 07 : DEPART DELHI
Transfer to the airport to board your flight for onward destination.