06 Nights / 07 Days
Destinations Covered :
Delhi - Jaipur - Fatehpur Sikri -
Agra - Delhi
DAY 01 : ARRIVE DELHI
On arrival meet and assist at the airport and transfer to prebooked hotel
for overnight stay. Delhi : Indias capital & a major gateway to
the country, contemporary Delhi is a bustling metropolis which successfully
combines in its fold the ancient & the modern. Its strategic location
was one of the prime reasons why successive dynasties chose it as their seat
of power. New Delhi also reflects the legacy the British left behind . The
division between New & Old Delhi is the distinction between the capitals
of the British & the Moghuls respectively. So, wherever the visitor
goes, he will invariably confront the citys past.
DAY 02 : DELHI
After breakfast, full day city tour of old & modern capital of India.
Visit Jama Masjid, the largest mosque in India. Built by Shah Jahan, the
construction was started in 1844 and was not completed until 1658 ; Red
Fort, which was also built by Shah Jehan. This massive fort was built from
1638 to 1648 ; Chandni Chowk and Rajghat - the cremation site of Mahatma
Gandhi. Witness the India Gate, the Presidents House & the Parliament.
Visit Humayun's Tomb : built in mid 16th century this is an early example of
Mughal architecture; Qutab Minar. The tour ends with a visit to Laxmi
Narayan Temple (Birla Mandir).
DAY 03 : DELHI - JAIPUR
After breakfast, transfer to Jaipur. Upon
arrival, check in at prebooked Hotel.
Jaipur : The capital city of the state of Rajasthan also know as Pink
City owes its name, its foundation and planning to the great warrior
astronomer Maharaja Jai Singh II. The city of Jaipur has broad avenues. The
city sits on a dry lake bed in a wild and somewhat arid landscape,
surrounded by barren hills surmounted by fortresses and crenellated walls.
Afternoon, city tour of Jaipur. Visit the Jantar Mantar the
observatory built by Jai Singh in 1728; the City Palace which is a blend of
Rajasthani and Mughal architecture. It also has a museum with an extensive
collection of art, carpets, paintings, enamel ware and weapons dating back
to the 15th century.
04 : JAIPUR-FATEHPUR SIKRI-AGRA
Jaipur - Fatehpur Sikri
Fatehpur Sikri - Agra
After breakfast, excursion to Amber Fort enroute witness the façade
of Hawa Mahal or the Palace of Winds which was built in 1799. Amber Fort -
The ancient capital of the state until 1727 when Jai Singh decided to move
from his hillside fortress at Amber to new site on the plains. The
construction of this fort began in 1592 by Raja Man Singh, the Rajput
commander of Akbars army. The fort is a superb example of Rajput
architecture, stunningly situated on a hillside and overlooking a lake which
reflects its terraces and ramparts. Visit the Jagmandir or the hall of
victory glittering with mirrors, Jai Mahal & temple of Kali. Ascend on
elephant back, the hill, on which the fort is situated.
Afternoon, leave for Agra. Enroute visit the abandoned Mughal city of
Fatehpur Sikri : built by Emperor Akbar in 1569, was the old capital of the
Mughals, which was abandoned after 15 years due to scarcity of water. See
the graceful buildings including the Jama Masjid, Tomb of Salim Chisti,
Panch Mahal & other Palaces which are still preserved in its original
glory. Continue drive to Agra. Arrive Agra in the evening and checkin at
prebooked hotel for overnight stay.
DAY 05 : AGRA
After breakfast, city tour of Agra. Visit Red fort, which was built by
Emperor Akbar in 1565, and additions were made up until the time of his
grandson, Shah Jahan. It contains the hall of public and private audiences
amongst many other beautiful structures; Itmad-ud-daulah, which was
constructed by Nur Jahan between 1622 and 1628 and is very similar to the
tomb she constructed for her husband, Jehangir, near Lahore in Pakistan; the
highlight of the day - The Taj Mahal, which was constructed by Shah Jahan in
memory of his wife Mumtaz Mahal. Construction of the Taj began in 1631 and
was not completed until 1653.
DAY 06 : AGRA-DELHI
After breakfast, leave for Delhi enroute visit Sikandra - Mughal Emperor
Akbar's Mausoleum. Arrive Delhi and checkin at prebooked hotel. Rest of the
day at leisure. Free for individual activities.
DAY 07 : DEPART DELHI
Transfer to the airport to board your flight for onward destination.