DAY 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.
: 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
After breakfast, full day city tour of old & modern capital
of India. 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. Witness the India
Gate, the Presidents House & the Parliament. Visit Humayun's
Tomb : built in mid 16th century this is an early example of Mughal
architecture ; Qutab Minar. The tour ends with a visit to Laxmi
Narayan Temple (Birla Mandir).
03 : DELHI - JAIPUR
After breakfast, drive to Jaipur
: The capital city of the state of Rajasthan also know as “Pink
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
breakfast, excursion to Amber Fort enroute witness the
façade of Hawa Mahal
or the Palace of Winds which was built in
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
Morning, leave for
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.
drive to Agra. Arrive Agra in the evening and checkin at prebooked
for overnight stay.
06 : 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 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
Afternoon, leave for Delhi enroute
visit Sikandra - Mughal Emperor Akbar's Mausoleum. Continue
drive to Delhi.
Arrive Delhi and check-in at prebooked hotel.
07 : DELHI
HARIDWAR (TRAIN, SHATABDI
EXPRESS, 0700-1120 HRS)
Early morning, transfer to the railway station
to board Shatabdi Express for Haridwar.
Arrive Haridwar and proceed to Rishkesh - The town of Ashrams
and Temples, Ghats and Pilgrims, Mountains and the holy Ganges. Arrive
Rishikesh & check-in at prebooked Hotel.
Afternoon, city tour of Rishikesh.
In the evening, visit the banks of river Ganges to encounter evening
life as well as special Arti "The Prayer dedicated to Goddess
Ganges". When the global orange sun suspended, waits
low amid the red/yellow streaked horizon, then all these combine
to give this town a very special evening. The temple bells roar,
priests chant mantras. Immersed in sublimation stand the pilgrims.
Cupped leaves, with saffron marigold petals and a small candle flame,
flickering, ride the current of water of wisdom. Suddenly the sky
darkens, spreading a blanket of stillness. Everything stops, except
the sound of current, which has just sunk the tiny flames of cupped
leaves, few minutes back. After experiencing above trace your steps
back to the hotel.
08 : RISHIKESH
(TRAIN, SHATABDI EXPRESS, 1810-2245 HRS)
Morning at leisure - free for optional activites *.
Option A : Early morning yoga Class with traditional Indian
Guru - Early morning one to two hrs initiation class of yoga &
mediation with relaxation of body and mind in one of the best Ashrams
on the banks of Holy Ganges.
Option B : Early morning sunrise trip to Kunja Puri.- Early
morning drive one hr on the mountain roads to mountain top - Kunja
Puri. Enjoy walking through the Himalayan forests and panoramic
view of Greater Himalayan peaks.
Option C : Rafting Down the Ganges. - Experience the
ultimate excitement of rafting down the Ganges.
Option D : Ayurvedic messages & treatments. -Rejuvenate
your body & mind with time tested ancinat Indina Measasages
Option E : Nature Walks - Listen the sound of forest &
Feel the thin fresh breeze blowing through Himalayan forests
After lunch, drive back to Haridwar : one can explore the temples
of Haridwar & Har Ki Pari Ghats or take a rope way to Chadi
Devi temple to enjoy the rope way and view of Haridwar. Explore
the area and transfer to Railway station to Board train for Delhi.
Dinner on Board. Arrive Delhi and transfer to prebooked hotel.
09 : DEPART DELHI
Morning, Transfer to the airport
to board flight back home on onward destination.