Destinations Covered: Delhi-Agra-Jaipur-Delhi
Highlights: Old Delhi, Chandni Chouk, Red Fort, Humayun’s Tomb, Qutab Minar, India Gate, Agra Fort, Fatehpur Sikri, Taj Mahal, Jantar Mandir, Amber Fort, Hawa Mahal,
Point of Arrival & Departure: Delhi
Duration: 5 Nights & 6 Days
Day 1: Delhi
On arrival at Delhi Airport or Railway Station, we transfer you to the pre booked hotel. Get relaxed and rest of the day is at own leisure. Overnight stay at the hotel after the dinner.
Day 2: Delhi City Tour
After breakfast in the morning sightseeing in Delhi. Delhi is one of the best examples in the world where old meets new. Experience the combined charm of Old and New Delhi. We drive to Old Delhi, capital of Muslim India between the 12th and 19th centuries. We visit Gandhi Memorial (Rajghat) the simple black marble slab honouring India’s beloved Mahatma Gandhi, the political and spiritual leader of India’s independence movement. Then we drive to see the Red Fort. This is a complex of palaces considered to be the greatest of all Delhi’s earlier cities and today a UNESCO World Heritage site. Then we visit India’s largest mosque, The Juma Masjid, completed in 1656 as the last monument commissioned by Emperor Shah Jahan, builder of the Taj Mahal. The tour continues through bustling and colorful Chandni Chowk market, one of Delhi’s oldest and busiest place. And we drive pass by India Gate & President’s House.
India Gate: The majestic 137-feet high arch that stands over an eternal flame to honour the 90,000 Indian soldiers who died during World War I and the Afghan wars for British.
Red Fort: The Red Fort is an iconic symbol of India. Since Independence, many landmark political speeches have taken place at the fort and every year on Independence Day of India (15 August), Indian prime minister hoists the national flag at the main gate of the fort and delivers a nationally-broadcast speech from its ramparts.address to the nation. Red Fort was the residence of the Mughal emperors of India for nearly 200 years, until 1857. And was the ceremonial and political center of Mughal government and the setting for events. The construction of the palace was planned according to Islamic prototypes, but each pavilion contains architectural elements of Mughal, Timurid, Persian and Hindu traditions. The walls of the fort extend for 1.25 miles (2 kilometers) and vary in height from 60 ft (18 m) on the river side to 110 ft (33 m) on the city side. Shah Jahan began construction of the massive fort in 1638 and it was completed in 1648. It is located in the centre of Delhi and houses a number of museums. In addition to accommodating the emperors and their households, it was the ceremonial and political centre of Mughal government and the setting for events critically impacting the region.
President’s House (Rashtrapati Bhawan): Built in the early 20th century as the Imperial residence of the then Viceroy & today the official residence of the President of India and Parliament House, a unique circular building with huge colonnades, houses the Upper and Lower Houses of Indian Parliament.
Qutab Minar: And we drive to see Qutab Minar, one of Delhi’s most visited and striking monuments built by King Qutubuddin Aiback as a monument after defeating the last Hindu Kingdom in 1199 with a height of 239 feet, this red stone tower ranks as the highest in India. Back to the hotel, relax & spend the night.
Day 3: Delhi–Agra (210 K.ms, 4 hours’ drive)
After early breakfast you will drive to Mughal City Agra and check into the Hotel. Enrout you may also visit Mathura the birth place of Lord Krishna. Afternoon visit the Agra Fort, build by the great Emperor Akbar. And you visit the famous Taj Mahal (Taj Mahal Closed on Fridays). And depends on the available time you can visit other attractions like Dayal Baug, Itimad-ud-Daulah etc. Evening back to hotel to spend overnight.
Taj Mahal: This magnificent tomb built by Emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his beloved wife Mumtaz. Some 20,000 laborers spent 22 years on the exquisitely symmetrical white marble mausoleum, beginning in 1632. History says more than 1,000 elephants transported the marble from Rajasthan, Afghanistan, China, and Tibet, and the Taj’s elaborate inlays comprise 28 varieties of precious stones.
Agra Fort: the imposing Agra Fort complex (CA 1565). This can be more accurately described as a walled city, for generations served as the seat of Mughal power. A UNESCO World Heritage site, the fort covers 94 acres and has walls 70 feet high; some 1,440,000 workers worked eight years in its construction. Shah Jahan’s son deposed him and imprisoned him here in the fort during his final years, reportedly in a tower with a view of the Taj Mahal.
Itimad-ud-Daulah (CA. 1628): This two-story marble mausoleum often described as a “jewel box”, sometimes called the “Baby Taj”, the tomb of I’timad-ud-Daulah is often regarded as a draft of the Taj Mahal. This mausoleum embodies the latter phase of Mughal architecture that saw red sandstone largely abandoned in favour of white Italian marble.
Day 4: Agra to Jaipur (238 K.ms, 5 hours’ drive)
After breakfast you will drive to the Pink City of Jaipur, enroute you will drive the Fatehpur Sikri, the deserted red sand stone city built by the Mughal Emperor Akbar and Buland Darwaza, Salim Chisti then proceed to Jaipur. On arrival check into the hotel. Overnight stay at Hotel.
Fatehpur Sikri: This is a sand stone city and a municipal board in Agra district in the state of Uttar Pradesh, India. The city was founded in 1569 by the Mughal emperor Akbar, and served as the capital of the Mughal Empire from 1571 to 1585. The fortress here is a UNESCO world heritage site and is built entirely of red sandstone. The tomb of the revered saint Salim Chisti is built in pristine white marble and stands in stunning contrast to the red sandstone. View the exquisite filigreed marble lattice work and mother of pearl interior. Lying on a rocky ridge, the fortress is today a complex with empty palaces, forts and mosques showing a variety of architectural styles.
Day 5: Jaipur City Sightseeing.
Have your delicious breakfast & drive to the Amber Fort, built in 16th century enjoy an elephant ride at here if interested. Drive past the Hawa Mahal ‘’the Place of winds’’. In the afternoon you will visit the city palace and museum, walk to adjacent Jantar Mantar an astronomical observatory.
Amber Fort: Amber Fort is built by the Kachhawah Rajputs as their capital from 1037 to 1728 and considered the pinnacle of Rajput architecture. The impressive room of mirrors, walls of jewel-encrusted marble, and the royal apartments offering beautiful panoramic views of the surrounding valleys. Try an Elephant ride (subject to availability of Elephant) to the top of the Palace fort and jeep ride for descending.
Hawa Mahal: Hawa Mahal is also called ‘‘The Palace of Winds’’, a legendary building with 25-cm thick façade, dating from the 18the Century, the Hawa Mahal has 953 windows and niches so that ladies of royal family could see the procession and events of the city without being visible to the people.
Jantar Mantar observatory (1728-34): Is built by Maharajah Jai Singh II, who had great interest in astrology. Thereafter, we will visit the City Palace now houses the Royal residence and museums with collections of textiles and costumes, armory, manuscripts, paintings, and other royal treasures. Spend the night at hotel
Day 6: Departure transfer to Delhi (280 K.ms, 6.5 hours’ drive)
Today morning after breakfast, you will be transferred to Delhi airport / railway station for your onward journey.
The package includes:
- Airport pick up on arrival
- Accommodation as per the itinerary,
- Daily wake up tea,
- Daily breakfast.
- All transfers and tours by A/c car,
- All sightseeing trips as per the itinerary
- Drivers allowance, Fuel Charges, Toll and parking charges.
- All applicable taxes and service charges.
Price as per Request