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 prebooked hotel.
Delhi : 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’
DAY 02 : DELHI
breakfast, full day city tour of Old & New 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
; witness the Red Fort; Visit Humayun's Tomb
: built in mid 16th century this is an early example of Mughal architecture
; Visit Qutab
Minar, witness the India Gate, President House.. The city tour
ends with a visit to Laxmi Narayan Temple (Birla Mandir).
DAY 03 : DELHI
transfer to Mandawa (Shekhawati) - The semi-desert region
lies in the triangular area between Delhi, Jaipur & Bikaner.
Starting around the 14th century, a number of Muslim
clans moved into the area and the towns which developed in the region
became important trading posts on the caravan routes imanating from
the ports of Gujrat. The merchants prospered and in later
years, encouraged by the British, established themselves as traders
across the country. Some of India's richest industrialists
of the 20th century belong to Shekhawati.
This region is famous for painted 'havelis' (mansions) most
of which date back from the 18th century. The major towns of interest
are Mandawa, Fatehpur, Nawalgarh.
Afternoon, visit the Haveli's of Nawalgarh & Mandawa
to witness fresco paintings.
04 : MANDAWA - JAIPUR
Morning, transfer 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.
Upon arrival, check-in at prebooked Hotel. Rest of the day
free for individual activities.
DAY 05 : JAIPUR
After breakfast, excursion to Amber
Fort. Elephant ride from the foothills of the Aravallis to the
fort entrance. 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.
06 : JAIPUR - FATEHPUR SIKRI - AGRA
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
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 Agra.
Arrive Agra in the evening and checkin at prebooked hotel.
07 : AGRA - DELHI
After 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
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; the highlight of the day - The
Taj Mahal, which was constructed by Shah Jahan in memory of
his wife Mumtaz Mahal. Contruction 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.
: DEPART DELHI
Transfer to the airport to board your flight for onward destination.