Duration : 4 Nights / 5 Days
Cities Covered with Tour : Delhi - Agra - Jaipur - Delhi
DAY 01: Arrive Delhi
Arrive Delhi and transfer to hotel. Full day city tour covering Jama Masjid, Red Fort, Chandni Chowk, Qutub Minar built by Qutub-ud-Din Aibek in 1199, Humayun's Tomb, India Gate (War Memorial Arch), Lakshminarayan Temple - a modern Hindu Temple. Also drive past President's House, Parliament House, Government Secretariat Buildings & Connaught Place shopping centre. Overnight stay at hotel.
DAY 02: Delhi -Jaipur (approx. 265-kms / 5 hr.)
After breakfast we drive to the Jaipur day is leisure. In the evening visit "Laxmi Narayan Mandir", a Hindu temple made out of white marble. We might have an opportunity here to observe a prayer ceremony. Today night we have dinner with a presentation of Indian traditional music and dance at Chokhi Dhani. Back to hotel and stay.
DAY 03: Jaipur
Today we drive to the Pink City, Jaipur, this city owes its name, foundations and careful planning to the great warrior and astronomer, Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II. Jaipur is the capital of Rajasthan and famous for its handicrafts and precious and semiprecious stones.In the afternoon we visit the city palace which is still the formal residence of the royal family, built in a blend of the Rajasthani and Mughal architecture. In the museum of the city palace we visit the private collection of the Jaipur Mahrajas. We continue to Jantar Mantar, a stone observatory, the largest of Jai Singh's five remarkable observatories. Its complex instruments reveals us the secrets of medieval Indian astronomy. Then Amber fort Amber was the ancient capital of Kachhawaha dynasty for 6 centuries before it was moved to newly created Jaipur. We will ascend to the Palace Fortress on the back of an Elephant. Enroute to Amber we visit the Hawa Mahal (Palace of the Winds), built in 1799 AD, it contains 953 small casements with each having its own balcony. The windows enabled cool air to circulate and the ladies to watch processions below without being seen.In the afternoon we have a walk through the colourful Bazaar of Jaipur and visit a factory to see the famous block printing work being done since centuries in Jaipur.
DAY 04: Jaipur - Agra (approx. 250-kms / 5 hr.)
After breakfast we drive to the Agra Enroute visit Fatehpur sikri (Diwan-e-Khas, Panch Mahal, Tomb of Salim Chisti, Buland Darwaza.) After Fatehpur sikri drive to Agra We start today our sightseeing by a visit to the Agra Fort, built by three of the greatest Mughal emperors. The construction of this massive structure began in 1565 under Akbar's reign and continued till the time of his grandson's reign, Shahjahan who built the impressive imperial quarters and mosque. After the visit of Agra Fort we proceed to visit the most beautiful monument of India, the Taj Mahal, an enduring monument to love, with a continually fulfilling beauty. It was built by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan between 1631-52, as a tomb and memorial to his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal (Jewel of the Palace), who died at the age of 39 giving birth to her 14th child. We spend enough time at Taj Mahal to take this impressive memory home. After the visit of Taj Mahal we have a look at the famous fine marble inlay work which is still being done in Agra by the descendants of the families of builders and artists of the Taj Mahal. Night stay at Agra .
DAY 05: Agra - Delhi (approx. 215-kms / 3.15 hr.)
Early morning visit to Taj Mahal for Sunrise then After breakfast we drive to Delhi. Transfer to hotel.