In time, we will meet at arrival hall of IGI airport/ train station, holding with a paging board of
your name & assists you in check-in. Overnight will be in Delhi.
Post breakfast, proceed for a full-day tour of Old and New Delhi. This fascinating city has
been in existence since the 6 th century BC. Visit Jama Masjid, which is the largest mosque in
India, commissioned by Emperor Shah Jahan. The courtyard of the mosque can hold about
25,000 worshippers. Enjoy a rickshaw ride in Chandni Chowk, the busiest market in Old
Delhi…noisy, chaotic and uniquely Indian. You will then visit the Red Fort, which was
constructed during the rule of Emperor Shah Jahan and served as the residence for the
Mughal royal family. It continues to be significant till date, as every Independence Day, the
Prime Minister makes a speech from its ramparts as the Indian flag is hoisted. Later, drive
past India Gate, President House and several other government buildings in Edwin Lutyen’s
Delhi before you head towards Rajghat, the memorial to Mahatma Gandhi. This simple
memorial marks the spot where Mahatma Gandhi was cremated in 1948. Thereafter, visit
Humayun’s Tomb, commissioned by Humayun’s wife in 1562. It was the first garden tomb
built in the Indian sub-continent where the Persian architect used red sandstone on a large
scale. Later in the evening visit the Qutab Minar, which is the tallest brick minaret in the
world, commissioned by the first Muslim ruler of Delhi. Stay overnight at Delhi.
After breakfast proceed to Agra, On arrival in Agra, check-in into your hotel. Later proceed
for half day city tour of Agra. Visit the Red Fort, which was commissioned in 1565 by Akbar.
Visit Baby Taj & evening Sunset view of The Taj Mahal from Mehtab Bagh. Overnight stay at
Morning proceed to Taj Mahal to visit it at Sunrise . The beautiful yet forbidding structure is a
handsome example of Mughal architecture. Visit one of the 7 wonders of the world – the Taj
Mahal, a mausoleum built as a symbol of Emperor Shah Jahan’s devotion to his beloved
queen Mumtaz Mahal. Considered an architectural marvel, its construction took thousands
of workers over 21 years to complete.
Later come back to hotel for breakfast , After breakfast we exit Agra and drive to Jaipur, the
opening to Rajasthan’s rough and jagged landscapes, picturesque cities and extravagant
palaces and forts. En route, we make a stop at the desolate city of Fatephur Sikri. This city was
constructed in 1659 by Emperor Akbar. A mere 14 years later all of its magnificent palaces and
courtyards were abandoned but remain as testimony to a once inhabited city. Here you will find
the tomb of Shaik Salim Chisti who foretold the birth of Jehangir Akbar’s son the imperial Jami
Masjid. The Panch Mahal, an unusual looking building that bears some resemblance to a
Buddhist Temple, the Pachchisi (board game), that is surfaced with white and black and the
place where the Emperor used slave girls as figurines to play chess as well as a protected
courtyard used as the Hall of Public Audience.
Further along the journey to Jaipur, we make a diversion off the road to Abhaneri village, where
we behold the lovely landscape of an Indian village. It is here that we visit a 10th century Step
well Chand Baori on 11 levels and with a depth of some 20 meters. There are a variety of
temples, rooms and stone sculptures that are carved in detail. As you will discover on your
Rajasthan trip, it is a very dry place and these step-wells played a significant role historically, by
serving as a retreat in parched times, being a spot for socializing and of course an important
source of water. The unique step-wells also known as the baori of Rajasthan were creatively
designed to assist in the harvesting of rain water. In the village of Abhaneri there are also some
small temples and palaces. Mud huts are home to the warm and friendly locals. Continue your
drive to Jaipur!
Jaipur is a perfect mix of the charm and appeal of the former years, along with the lively and
energetic present. It’s a textile lover’s paradise, replete with some of the best textile printers,
artists, potters and dealers of antiques anywhere in the world. The foresight of Raja Jai Singh,
the founder of Jaipur, was a significant factor in Jaipur’s success. Thought to be quite
extraordinary in his thinking and one who mixed his power with wisdom, this astronomer and
scholar had a sharp eye for beauty. As he built Jaipur, he looked way beyond the magnificence
of architectural design and incorporated even the expansive desert lands, beneath the previous
capital Amber and constructed the first planned city in India. Its uniqueness still continues even
after 250 years. Jai Singh’s vision for Jaipur was actualized and it became a haven for religion
and commerce. With the solid foundation set by this visionary, it is now a city where great
potential and possibilities of growth and change, fueled by outstanding traditions exist and has
expanded itself far beyond its borders and the pink cracked walls. Overnight in Jaipur!
Proceed for full-day sightseeing trip of Jaipur, also known as the ‘Pink City’. The city of
Jaipur is the capital of Rajasthan, famous for its colorful culture, forts, palaces, and lakes.
Visit the Amber Fort. The best way to explore the fort is to ride atop an Elephant. Prominent
structures inside the fort are the Diwan-i-aam, adorned with latticed galleries, the Ganesh
Pol, with a beautiful painted image of Lord Ganesh and the stunning Sheesh Mahal, a hall
decorated with thousands of tiny mirrors. Later, stop to photograph the beautiful Hawa
Mahal, also known as the “Palace of the Winds.” This stunning façade with its ornately
carved latticework windows was designed, to let the ladies at the palace look out onto the
streets without being observed. Later you will visit the City Palace, again, a synthesis of
Rajasthani and Mughal styles. The museums here showcase rare and ancient manuscripts,
arms dating back to the15th century, and costumes of erstwhile royalty. Later, visit the
Jantar Mantar Observatory, comprising geometric devices for measuring time, and tracking
stars in their orbits. Birla Temple & Patrika Gate can be also visited. Stay overnight at Jaipur.
After breakfast proceed to Delhi. In time, transfer to the Delhi airport/ Train station/ hotel.
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