Day 01 : Arrival Delhi
Arrive Delhi, meet assist at the airport & transfer to hotel. Night stay
Day 02 : Delhi
After breakfast proceed for sightseeing tour of Old & New Delhi.
Old Delhi -
A sight-seeing tour of Old Delhi would
entail visiting the Raj Ghat - the memorial site where Mahatma Gandhi was
cremated; Jama Masjid - the largest mosque in India.
New Delhi -
An extensive sight-seeing tour of New Delhi
would include a visit to the Humayun's Tomb, the Qutub Minar, a drive along
the ceremonial avenue - Rajpath, past the imposing India Gate, Parliament
House, the President's Residence, Lotus Temple and would end with a drive
through the Diplomatic Enclave. Night stay in Delhi.
Day03 : Delhi - Jaipur (By train Dep. 0610 Hrs Arr. 1040
Early morning pick up from hotel & transfer to railway station to board
the superfast airconditioned train to Jaipur. Breakfast in the train. Arrive
Jaipur and transfer to hotel. Later sight seeing tour of Jaipur covering:
City Palace -
A delightful blend of Mughal and
traditional Rajasthani architecture, the City Palace sprawls over
one-seventh of the area in the walled city. It houses the Chandra Mahal,
Shri Govind Dev Temple and the City Palace Museum.
Jantar Mantar -
This is the largest and the best
preserved of the five observatories built by Jai Singh II in different parts
of the country. This observatory consisting of outsized astronomical
instruments is still in use.
Hawa Mahal -
The ornamental facade of this "Palace
of Winds" is a prominent landmark in Jaipur. Their five-storey
structures of sandstone plastered pink encrusted with fine trelliswork and
elaborate balconies. The palace has 953 niches and windows. Built in 1799 by
Pratap Singh, the Mahal was a royal grandstand for the palace women.
Night stay in Jaipur.
Day04 : Jaipur
a relaxed breakfast proceed for a morning excursion to Amber Fort. Elephant
ride ascent to the fort.
Amber Fort Palace -
Amber is the classic romantic
Rajasthani fort palace. Its construction was started by Man Singh I in 1592,
and completed by his descendent Jai Singh I. Its forbidding exterior belies
an inner paradise where a beautiful fusion of Mughal and Hindu styles finds
it's ultimate expression.
Jaigarh Fort -
The Western skyline is dominated by the
extensive parkotas (Walls), watch-towers and gateways of Jaigarh. It is one
of the few military structures of medieval India preserved almost
intactcontaining palaces, gardens, open and covered reservoirs, a grannary,
an armoury, a well planned cannon foundry, several temples, a tall tower and
a giant mounted cannon the Jai Ban the largest in the Country.
Laxmi Narayan Temple -
Situated in the south of Jaipur,
Laxmi Narayan Temple is one of the many such temples built by wealthy Birla
family in India, thus it is also known as Birla Mandir. The temple is a
great reminder of the secular traditions India has shown over the centuries.
The temple has been constructed in white marble and has three domes, each
portraying the different approaches to religion.
The temple is situated at the foot of Moti Doongri Fort, converted as a
small palace by Ram Singh II for his wife Gayatri Devi. Night stay in
Day05 : Jaipur-Agra(ByCar)
After breakfast drive to Agra enroute visiting Fatehpur Sikri-The deserted,
red Sandstone City, Emperor Akbar built that as his capital and palace in
the late 16th century is an exhilarating experience. It a veritable
fairytale city and its "ruins" are in pristine condition ... it's
not hard to imagine what the court life must have been like in the days of
its grandeur. Also visit the Bulund Darwaza, the largest gateway in the
world. Continue drive to Agra and transfer to hotel. Evening free to explore
the rich handicrafts of Agra. Night stay in Agra.
Day 06 : Agra - Delhi (By train Dep 2025 Hrs
Arr 2300 Hrs)
morning at sunrise visit TAJ MAHAL- the fifth Mughal emperor, Shah Jahan,
built it in 1631 in the memory of his second wife, Mumtaz Mahal, a Muslim
Persian princess. She died while accompanying her husband in Behrampur in a
campaign to crush a rebellion, after giving birth to their 14th child. Her
death so crushed the emperor that all his hair and beard were said to have
grown snow white in a few months. When Mumtaz Mahal was still alive, she
extracted four promises from the emperor: first, that he build the Taj;
second, that he should marry again; third, that he be kind to their
children; and fourth, that he visit the tomb on her death anniversary. He
kept the first and second promises. Construction began in 1631 and was
completed in 22 years. Twenty thousand people were deployed to work on it.
An Iranian architect designed it and it is best appreciated when the
architecture and its adornments are linked to the passion that inspired it.
It is a "symbol of eternal love".
Also visit Agra Fort-the rusty and majestic red-sandstone fort of Agra
stands on the banks of the river Yamuna and the construction was started by
Emperor Akbar in 1566. At the Diwan-I-Am (hall of public audience), a
colonnaded hall of red-sandstone with a throne alcove of inlaid marble at
the back, the Emperor heard public petitions. At the Diwan-I-Khas (hall of
private audience) where marble pavilions with floral inlays lend an ethereal
ambience, the Emperor sat on his gem-studded Peacock Throne and met foreign
ambassadors and rulers of friendly kingdoms. Late evening transfer to
railway station to board the superfast air-conditioned train to Delhi.
Dinner in the train. Arrive Delhi and transfer to hotel. Night stay in
Day 07 : Departure
Transfer to airport for onward journey.