01 : ARRIVE DELHI
in the evening. Upon arrival, you shall met & assisted with
your baggages at the airport by our executive and transferred to prebooked
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’ past.
02 : DELHI
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).
03 : DELHI
AJMER - PUSHKAR
After breakfast, transfer to the railway station to board Shatabdi Express
for Ajmer at 0610 hrs.
Arrive Ajmer at
1245 hrs. & visit Ajmer -
an oasis wrapped in the green hills. The city was founded by Raja Ajay
Pal Chauhan in the 7th Century A.D. and continued to be a major centre
of the Chauhan power till 1193 A.D. When Prithviraj Chauhan lost it to
Mohammed Ghauri. Since then, Ajmer became home to many dynasties. Today,
Ajmer is a popular pilgrimage centre for the Hindus as well as Muslims.
Especially famous is the Dargah Sharif-tomb of the Sufi saint Khwaja Moinuddin
Chisti, which is equally revered by the Hindus and Muslims.
After the visit, drive to Pushkar. On arrival check-in at prebooked
04 : PUSHKAR - JAIPUR
Aftet breakfast, visit Pushkar
- the abode
of Lord Brahma, lying to its west with a temple and a picturesque lake.
The Pushkar Lake is a sacred spot for Hindus. During the month of Kartik
(Oct./Nov.), devotes throng in large numbers here to take a dip in the
Afternoon, leave for 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. On
arrival in Jaipur, check-in at prebooked hotel.
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, free for individual activities. 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
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 -
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 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; 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
leave for Delhi enroute visit Sikandra - Mughal Emperor Akbar's
Mausoleum. Continue drive to Delhi. Arrive Delhi and check-in at
08 : DEPART DELHI
Transfer to the airport to board your flight back home/ onward destination.