Destination: Delhi – Jaipur – Agra – Delhi
Duration: 6 Days
Day 1: Arrive Delhi
Arrive Delhi by International flight. After clearing the customs and immigration formalities, proceed towards the arrival hall, where you will be met by our Representative and accorded a traditional Indian Welcome, assistance and a transfer from the airport to the hotel. Delhi is a city that defies a one-line description as the capital of India or as the capital of the world’s largest democracy. Actually, Delhi is India in miniature; it is 3,287,263 sq. km of India’s fantastic variety compressed into 1,483 sq. km. Over the millennia, it has wooed rulers, attracted plunderers, and provided historians with so many details. Today, even as it preserves an enviable heritage, Delhi is a true cosmopolitan city, always on the move. Delhi remains the centre of power. Once it was a city of royal power. Then it became the seat of colonial power. Later it was the seat of bureaucratic power. The seat of political power it has always been. Today it is emerging as an important centre for corporate power too. However, the most fascinating aspect of this city is its cosmopolitan nature. Rest of day free to relax at the hotel
Day 2: Delhi
Breakfast at the hotel Morning tour of Old Delhi – also known as Mughal Delhi. This includes the visit of the Red Fort – Shah Jehan’s elegent citadel in red sandstone and the Jumma Masjid – India’s largest mosque, also built by Shah Jahan. A walk through the narrow lanes where time seems to have stood still will give you a first-hand view of the merchants, the little food and artifact stalls and the teeming population, busy in their daily activities. Thereafter, proceed to Raj Ghat – Mahatma Gandhi’s memorial. Afternoon city tour of New Delhi, also known as Lutyen’s Delhi –visiting the Qutab Minar, a Tower of Victory, built in the 12th century by Qutbuddin Aibak. Within its spacious courtyard stands the Iron Pillar, which dates back to the 4th century AD and bears a Sanskrit inscription in the Gupta style. The pillar has puzzled scientists, as its iron has not rusted in all these centuries. Also visit the Tomb of Humayun – a magnificent structure in red sandstone and white marble and one of the finest examples of the garden tomb, and a precursor to the Taj Mahal. Its proportionate spaces, double dome and refined elegance are characteristic of Mughal architecture. Also visit India Gate, a memorial of the First World War and drive along the road that leads from there to the Rashtrapathi Bhawan – the residence of the President of India which is flanked by the houses of Parliament and the Government Secretariat buildings.
Day 3: Delhi – Jaipur (260 kms / 5 hrs)
Breakfast at the hotel Morning drive to Jaipur capital of Rajasthan where royalty still lives in the grandeur of its palaces, where fighting for the honour of the clan has never been a need but a way of life, and where treating guests as gods has been a tradition from time immemorial. Jaipur got its name from its founder Sawai Jai Singh (1693-1743), who had the vision to create a meticulously planned city as his capital. All the houses in the old city are painted pink, including the famous Hawa Mahal, thereby giving the city its popular name, the Pink City. On arrival check in to the hotel, In the Afternoon visit to Birla Temple, speculator marble temple, glitters in the in the night, later at the time of dinner visit to Chokhi Dhani – an ethnic resort serving Rajasthani and Continental cuisine with live music, astrology, games, folk dances and music, puppet shows in an ambiance of an ethnic village.
Day 4: Jaipur
Breakfast at the hotel Early morning an excursion to Amber Fort, situated just outside the city, enjoy the experience of ride on elephant back to and from the top of the hill on which the fort is situated: This is a facade built for the ladies of the royal household in the 19th century. The Amber Fort, the capital of the erstwhile State of Jaipur until 1728 is perched on a hill. It has halls of Public and Private audience, a Sheesh Mahal (hall of mirrors) and various marble palaces which are marvelous examples of ancient Rajput architecture. Ride an Elephant to ascend the hill on which the fort is situated. Drive past the Hawa Mahal, known popularly as the Palace of Winds Continue the city tour visiting City Palace – the former royal residence built in a blend of Rajasthani and Mughal styles which houses a museum with a superb collection of Rajasthani costumes and armoury of the Mughals and Rajputs. It has an art gallery with an excellent collection of miniature paintings, carpets, royal paraphernalia and rare astronomical works. Also visit the Jantar Mantar – an astrological and astronomical observatory built by Maharaja Jai Singh in the 18th century, which is remarkable for its accuracy even in the present times. Overnight in Jaipur
Day 5: Jaipur – Fatehpur Sikri – Agra (270 kms – 6 hrs)
Breakfast at the hotel and drive to Agra (260 kms/ 5 hours drive) en route Fatehpur Sikri is the exquisite city built by Akbar the Great in 1569, in red sandstone, with its forts, palaces and mosques, and abandoned 14 years after its creation due to political reasons. Diwan-i-am – a vast courtyard in which the emperor gave daily public audience, Diwan-i-khas – a large quadrangle where all the major functions of the palace took place, Pachisi Court, the emperor’s private living quarters, Jodha Bai’s palace, Mariam’s palace, Birbal’s palace, Hawa Mahal and Panch Mahal are some of the important buildings of this residential complex. The Friday Mosque or Jumma Masjid and the exquisite tomb of Sheikh Salim Chisti are in the religious grounds set aside in a separate enclosure, adjacent to the secular buildings. Continue drive to Agra Agra is globally renowned as the city of the Taj Mahal. But this royal Mughal city has, in addition to the legendary Taj, many monuments that epitomise the high point of Mughal architecture. In the Mughal period, in the 16th and 17th centuries, Agra was the capital of India. It was here that the founder of the dynasty, Babar, laid out the first formal Persian garden on the banks of the river Yamuna. Here, Akbar, his grandson raised the towering ramparts of the great Red Fort. Within its walls, Jehangir built rose-red palaces, courts and gardens, and Shahajahan embellished it with marble mosques, palaces and pavilions of gem-inlaid white marble. The crowning glory of the city is obviously the Taj, a monument of love and imagination that represents India to the world. Evening visit Agra Fort, built by three Mughal Emperors starting from Akbar the Great in 1565 AD, which is a masterpiece of design and construction. Within the fort are a number of exquisite buildings including the Moti Masjid, Jahangir’s Palace, Khas Mahal and the Sheesh Mahal, Diwane-i-Am, Diwane-i-Khas and Musamman Burj, where Emperor Shah Jahan, the fifth Mughal Emperor, died a prisoner.
Day 6: Agra – Mathura and Vrindavan – Delhi
Early morning visit the world famous Taj Mahal.Taj Mahal – the inimitable poem in white marble is the finest architectural achievement of the Mughals. Built over a period of 22 years by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in 1630, for his Queen Mumtaz Mahal to enshrine her mortal remains, it is one of the Seven Modern Wonders of the World. (Taj Closed on Friday) Drive to Delhi and en-route visit Mathura and Vrindavan Mathura is known as the birth place of Lord Krishna. Lord Krishna was borne and Vrindavan is the place where Lord Krishna performed his first miracle. Vrindavan, is still a transcendental world, a place of Krishna’s leela, (play), of deep eroticism and an archetypal connection to nature. The land of temples is attracts tourist who are keen of exploring. Upon arrival guided sightseeing including Krishnajanmabhoomi, Dwarikadheesh Temple,. Later drive to Vrindavan, This quaint town is located at a distance of 15 km away from the Mathura city just near the Agra-Delhi national highway. This town is a highly sacred one as Lord Krishna is said to have spent his childhood days at this place. There are many temples that are dotted all over this town and the major places of tourist interest at this place are, Madan Mohan Temple, Banke-Bihari Temple, Govind Deo (Govindaji) Temple. Continue drive to Delhi. Assistance upon arrival and we bring you to an airport hotel where you can use lobby level of facility. On time transfer to the International airport to board the flight for back to home
Low Season Cost (1st April’2016-30th September’2016)
|No. Of Person||3 Star||4 Star||5 Star||5 Star Luxury|
|02||USD 239 Per Person||USD 319 Per Person||USD 349 Per Person||USD 595 Per Person|
|04||USD 177 Per Person||USD 225 Per Person||USD 255 Per Person||USD 499 Per Person|
High Season (1st October’2016 to 31st March’2017)
|No. Of Person||3 Star||4 Star||5 Star||5 Star Luxury|
|02 (Sedan Car)||USD 285 Per Person||USD 378 Per Person||USD 499 Per Person||USD 908 Per Person|
|04 (SUV CAR)||USD 248 Per Person||USD 333 Per Person||USD 438 Per Person||USD 798 Per Person|