|ROUTE:||Arrival – Delhi (03) – Agra (02) – Jaipur (03) – Delhi (01) – Departure|
|TOUR DURATION:||08 Nights / 09 Days|
Day 01: Arrival Delhi
Upon arrival in New Delhi, the capital city of India, you will be greeted by our representative at the Indira Gandhi International Airport and transferred to your hotel.
Upon arrival, check in at the hotel.
Overnight Stay in Delhi.
Day 02: Sightseeing in Delhi
Today, enjoy the day by discovering Old Delhi and visit the majestic Red Fort spread over an area of 2 km. Visit India’s largest mosque - Jama Masjid, travel through the bustling market and take a cycle rickshaw ride through narrow alleys and lanes in Chandni Chowk.
Apart from all this, you will also get the opportunity to enjoy a walking tour with your guide through the largest spice market in Asia, called Khari Baoli.
Visit Raj Ghat- a black marble platform that marks the spot of Mahatma Gandhi's cremation or Antyeshti (AntimSanskar) on 30 January 1948, a day after his assassination.
Agrasen ki Baoli, also known as Ugrasen ki Baoli is situated amidst the high rises of Connaught Place. It became an even more popular tourist destination after getting noticed in Aamir Khan’s Blockbuster Bollywood movie “PK.” The centuries-old Baoli has an impressive design with 4 levels and 108 steps leading to the well. It is also amongst the top 10 haunted places of India and has stories of people disappearing mysteriously around it.
Later, enjoy a short guided walk in Rajpath area and see the President's House, Parliament House, and other Government Secretariat Buildings which are the most imposing features of Lutyen’s Delhi. Take a photo stop at the iconic war memorial arch - the India Gate.
Thereafter, visit Gurudwara Bangla Sahib, the largest Sikh temple of Delhi, with a gold dome followed by the visit to Humayun's Tomb, the tomb of the Mughal Emperor Humayun which was commissioned by his first wife and chief consort.
Overnight Stay in Delhi
Day 03: Drive from Delhi to Agra [240 Kms / 04 Hrs]
After breakfast, embark on a leisurely drive to Agra, city of the world-famous Taj Mahal.
In evening, witness the sunset views of the Taj Mahal from a secret spot called Mehtab Bagh (Garden)
Overnight Stay in Agra
Day 04: Sightseeing in Agra
This morning, visit the surreal Taj Mahal. Step inside this eternal symbol of love and appreciate the intricate designs and symmetries that rhyme like a poem written in marble. Taj Mahal is an extravagant display of love, built by Shah Jahan in memory of his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal. You may choose to wake up early in the morning to witness the glistening white marble beauty at sunrise. [Sunrise Visits are Closed on Every Friday]
Later, visit the splendid Agra Fort built in red sandstone, encapsulating magnificent palaces, halls of public, private audience & beautiful gardens.
Visit Baby Taj Tomb “a jewel box in marble”. This mausoleum was built by the Empress Nur Jahan as a gesture of love for her father. The tomb is built from the finest Indian marble embellished with mosaics and beautiful inlay work on semi precious stones. The central chamber contains the yellow marble tomb of Itmad-ud-Daulah and his wife. The tomb is painted with floral decorations and fine marble screens of geometric latticework.
Overnight Stay in Agra
Day 05: Drive from Agra to Jaipur; En Route, Visit Fatehpur Sikri & Abhaneri Stepwell
Today, post breakfast, embark on a leisurely drive to Jaipur –The land of the Rajputs. Jaipur is known as the 'Pink City', home to ancient forts and palaces .Upon arrival, check-in at your hotel for 03-nights’ stay.
En-route Jaipur, you will make a brief stop at Fatehpur Sikri, the abandoned capital city of the Mughal Empire .
Also visit the Chand Baori “Abhaneri”. It is a Stepwell built over a thousand years ago in the small village of Rajasthan, which is one of the largest Stepwells in the world and also one of the most beautiful ones. It was built during the 8th and 9th centuries and has 3,500 narrow steps arranged in perfect symmetry, which descend 20m to the bottom of the well, thus it is one of the hidden secrets of India!
Later, continue your drive to Jaipur, Rajasthan’s capital. It is an enthralling, historical city and the gateway to India’s most flamboyant state. The city’s colorful, chaotic streets ebb and flow with a heady brew of old and new
Overnight Stay in Jaipur
Day 06: Sightseeing in Jaipur
Rise early this morning to visit Jaipur’s famous Amber Fort. En route, take a guided walk through the flower market of Jaipur admiring the beautiful yellow and orange marigolds and other seasonal flowers and observe how they are being traded. In close vicinity is also the wholesale vegetable market where farmers bring fresh produce to begin the day’s trading. Walking through the markets brings you to a junction where you will find some interesting shops .
Visit the masjestic Amber Fort, built in the 16th century. The fort is a mesmerizing blend of Hindu and Mughal architecture.
The Amber Fort was used by Rajputs for the dual purpose of defense and private residence. The fort encompasses charming gardens and magnificent palaces made from marble and precious stones, richly decorated with intricate stonemason works and paintings, which represents royal splendor and luxury of the Rajput era. To ascend up the fort, you may choose to walk, drive by Jeep, or choose to take an elephant ride.
This afternoon, take a photo stop at the Hawa Mahal, Palace of the Winds, with its unique layer-cake honeycomb windows designed to enable erstwhile women of the royal court to observe passing life without being seen; Jantar Mantar, the largest astronomical observatory built in stone, and the City Palace complex with its impressive gardens and museums.
This evening, you will learn more about local lifestyle and culture of India by having Dinner at an Indian home. Spend time talking to your hosts and learn about their way of life. You may also opt for a unique opportunity to step inside an Indian kitchen and learn the age old art of Indian culinary delights. Your hosts will be happy to share their secret recipes and give you some handy tips about Indian cooking.
Overnight Stay in Jaipur
Day 07: Drive Jaipur to Delhi; Departure
This morning after breakfast, embark on your return drive to Delhi.
You will be greeted upon arrival and transferred to the city (if time permits), to visit markets and enjoy last minute shopping.
Later, you’ll be transferred in time to the airport to catch your flight back home.