01 : ARRIVE DELHI
On arrival meet and assist at the airport and transfer to Prebooked
02 : DELHI
After 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;
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 city tour
ends with a visit to Laxmi Narayan Temple (Birla Mandir) or Gurudwara
Bangla Sahib (Sikh temple).
DELHI-AGRA (203 KMS, 04-05 HRS DRIVE)
After breakfast, leave for Agra. Arrive
Agra and check in at Prebooked
Afternoon, city tour of Agra. Visit Red fort, which was built by
Emperor Akbar in 1565, and additions were made up until time of
his grandson, Shah Jahan. It
contains the hall of public and private audiences amongst many other
beautiful structues; Itmad-ud-daulah, which was contructed by Nur
Jahan between 1622 and 1628 and is very similar to the tomb she
constructed for her husband, Jehangir, near Lahore in Pakistan followed
by the highlight of the day - Taj Mahal.
AGRA - FATEHPUR SIKRI - JAIPUR (240 KMS,
06-07 HRS DRIVE)
Optional : Early morning, visit to Taj
Mahal at sunrise.
After breakfast, leave for Jaipur. Enroute visit the abandoned
Mughal city of Fatehpur Sikri : built by Emperor Akbar in 1569,
was the old capital of the Moghuls, 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 Jaipur - The city
owes its names, foundation and its careful planning to the great
warrior - astronomer Maharaja Jai Singh II. In 1727, with Mughal
power on the wane, Jai Singh decided to move down from his hillside
fortress at nearby Amber to a new site on the plains. He laid out
the city, with its surrounding walls and six rectangular blocks,
according to the principles of town planning set down in Shilpa
Shastra, an ancient Hindu treatise on architecture.
Jaipur and check in at prebooked
After breakfast, excursion to Amber Fort.
Amber Fort : At a distance of 11 kms from Jaipur, Amber was
the ancient capital of Jaipur state. Construction of the fort began
in 1592 by Raja Man Singh, the Rajput commander of Akbar's army
and is a superb example of Rajput architecture.
Afternoon, city tour of Jaipur. Visit the City Palace which
has museum having an extensive collection of art, carpets, enamel
ware and weapons ; Jantar Mantar - the observatory built my Maharaja
Jai Singh in 1728 and the façade of Hawa Mahal.
After breakfast, transfer to the airport to board flight for Mumbai.
Arrive Mumbai and take connecting flight for Goa.
Arrive Goa and transfer to prebooked hotel.
07 - DAY 11 :
: GOA -DELHI (FLIGHT,SG 254, 1530-1750 HRS)
After breakfast, free. Afternoon, transfer to the airport to board
flight for Delhi. Arrive Delhi and transfer to prebooked
: DEPART DELHI
Transfer to the airport to board flight back home.