Delhi: home to beautiful sites of archaeological importance
Agra: world famous for the truly amazing monument of love, the Taj Mahal
Jaipur: the glorious city boasts of its rich tradition described as the first planned city of India
Arrive Delhi Welcome to Delhi, the capital of India. Upon arrival at the Indira Gandhi International Airport you will be greeted in traditional Indian style by our representative who will transfer you to the hotel. Overnight stay in Delhi.
After a healthy breakfast you will be taken for combined tour of Old & New Delhi. Sightseeing of Old Delhi includes visit to Jama Masjid, the splendid mosque built by king Shah Jahan, where thousands of Muslims offer prayers. Another sight is Red Fort – an important symbolic monument built of red sandstone and Raj Ghat, the memorial to Mahatma Gandhi who was cremated at the very same spot. Later you will enjoy a rickshaw ride at Chandni Chowk - one of the oldest and busiest markets in North Delhi. New Delhi holds attractions like the Qutab Minar which is considered as the best example for Indo-Islamic architecture, as well as Emperor Humayun's tomb which presents the Mughal architecture at its best. In the evening drive past India Gate & Rashtrapati Bhavan (Presidential Palace), the official residence of the President of India. Later you will be transferred to the hotel. Overnight stay in Delhi.
Delhi - Agra
Today you will be leaving Delhi for Agra. During the 4h / 204km journey you will be able to see and enjoy the beautiful countryside. Upon arrival check into your pre-booked hotel. After freshening up enjoy city tour of Agra. Visit Taj Mahal – a tribute to love & immeasurable beauty, and one of the wonders of the world. Overnight stay in Agra.
The morning starts with the visit to imposing Red Fort of Agra. Built of red sandstone and marble it is a part of clusters of mosques and palaces on the banks of the river Jamuna. Afternoon visit Itmad-Ud-Daullah's tomb. Less visited but much admired, it bears striking mosaics inlaid with sparkling stones. In the evening explore Agra on your own, shop or relax at your hotel's poolside. Overnight stay in Agra.
Agra - Fatehpur Sikri – Jaipur (223 kms / 5 hrs)
Now it's the time to drive to Jaipur, the capital city of Rajasthan. Enroute stop at Fatehpur Sikri, the former capital of the Mughal empire built by emperor Akbar the Great beginning in 1570, now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Once reached in Jaipur one can enjoy Rajasthani folk dance with the local cuisine as per the taste & interest. Overnight stay in Jaipur.
Start your day with an excursion to Amber Fort built of red sandstone & white marble. Here you will get the chance to enjoy an elephant ride. Imagine yourself as the king & ascend the fort on an elephant's back. Later visit Jaigarh Fort, the most spectacular fort which houses the world's largest cannon. In the afternoon enjoy the city tour which includes a visit to Hawa Mahal (Palace of Winds) which still speaks the traditions of royal families, as well as the Jantar Mantar Observatory – another UNESCO World Heritage Site. Literally translated 'calculation instrument', Jantar Mantar is a collection of architectural astronomical instruments built by Maharaja Jai Singh II between 1727 and 1734.Finally the City Palace Museum - displaying a huge collection of paintings, weapons, textiles & priceless handwritten Hindu scriptures. Overnight stay in Jaipur.
Jaipur - Delhi (257kms / 05 hrs)
In the morning after breakfast visit Gwalior Fort situated on rocky sandstone. The fort was built by different rulers during different periods. The fort hosts Teli ka Mandir, a Shahastra Bahu temple of Vishnu. Also visit Lashkar Jai Vilas Palace & Museum, a palace of royal Scindia family which has been partly converted into a museum. Later drive to Orchha, a small hamlet on the bank of the river Betwa. Upon arrival check-in to the hotel. Overnight stay at the hotel.
After morning breakfast, check out from hotel and proceed to Airport. Journey back to home.