Delhi - Japur - Agra - Mandawa - DelhiThese cities do not compare themselves to the cities of the World in terms of their richness in techno-economic terms. But the richness in their distinct character and history overflows. The peculiarity of their identities is strong enough to fill all senses - strong characters, strong tastes, strong smells. . . . !
Day 01 / Arrival Delhi
Welcome to India, Arrive Delhi, the capital of India meet assist at the airport by our tour representative & then transfer to hotel. Overnight stay in Delhi hotel.
Breakfast in the hotel, after breakfast proceed for sightseeing tour of Old & New Delhi:
OLD DELHI - A sight-seeing tour of Old Delhi would entail visiting:-Red Fort - The red sandstone walls of Lal Qila, the Red Fort, extend for two km and vary in height from 18 metres on the river side to 33 metres on the city side. Shah Jahan started construction of the massive fort in 1638 and it was completed in 1648. Jama Masjid - Jama Masjid The splendid mosque built by Muhammad Ali Shah in the typical Mughal style with two minarets and three domes, lies to the west of the Hussainabad Imambara, Raj Ghat - the memorial site where Mahatma Gandhi was cremated.
NEW DELHI - An extensive sight-seeing tour of New Delhi would include a visit:-Humayun's Tomb - Built in the mid 16th century by Haji Begum, senior wife of Humayun, the second Mughal emperor, Humayun's Tomb is an early example of Mughal architecture built in Delhi. Qutub Minar - 13 km to the south of Connaught Circus at Lalkote of 8th century Tomor Rajputs, the 72.5 m high Victory Pillar stands as a victory stand of a Muslim King Kutub-ud-din-Aibak in India, a drive along the ceremonial avenue - Rajpath, past the imposing India Gate, Parliament House, the President's Residence, Lotus Temple and would end with a drive through the Diplomatic Enclave. Overnight stay in Delhi hotel.
Day 03 / Delhi - Agra
Early morning drive to the city of (Taj) Agra. Arrive Agra in approx. 4 hours & transfer to hotel. Afternoon visit the TAJ MAHAL - A white marble Tomb building 1631 - 1648 in Agra, seat of the Mughal Empire by Shah Jahan for his wife, Arjuman Banu Begum, the monument sums up many of the formal themes that have played through Islamic architecture. Its refined elegance is a conspicuous contrast both to the Hindu architecture of pre – Islamic India, with its thick walls, corbelled arches and heavy lintels and to the Indo Islamic styles, in which Hindu elements are combined with an electric assortment of motifs from Persian and Turkish sources. AGRA FORT- Fort built in red sandstone with its magnificent palaces, halls of public and private audience and the beautiful gardens. This is where Emperor Shah Jahan was kept under house arrest by his third son Aurangzeb and spent the last year of his life viewing the Taj Mahal from across the river Jamuna. Evening free to explore the Agra’s rich heritage of handicrafts in its markets. Overnight stay in Agra hotel.
After breakfast drive to Jaipur - the fabled “pink city” of the desert named after Jai Singh, the former Maharaja of Jaipur, enroute visiting FATEHPUR SIKRI - the deserted red Sandstone City, Emperor Akbar built that as his capital and palace in the late 16th century is an exhilarating experience. It a veritable fairytale city and its "ruins" are in pristine condition ... it's not hard to imagine what the court life must have been like in the days of it's grandeur. Arrive Jaipur in late evening & transfer to hotel. Overnight stay in Jaipur hotel.
Day 05 / Jaipur
Breakfast in Hotel, after breakfast proceed for sightseeing, The Amber Fort set in picturesque and rugged hills is a fascinating blend of Mughal Architecture, construct by Raja Mann Singh in 1592 and completed by Swai Jai Singh, the fort is made in red sand stone and white marble. The rugged forbidding exterior belies an inner paradise with a beautiful of art and architecture. Amber Fort is the classic and romantic fort palace with a magnificent aura. City Palace - A delightful blend of Mughal and traditional Rajasthani architecture, the City Palace sprawls over one-seventh of the area in the walled city. It houses the Chandra Mahal, Shri Govind Dev Temple and the City Palace Museum. Jantar Mantar - This is the largest and the best preserved of the five observatories built by Jai Singh II in different parts of the country. This observatory consisting of outsized astronomical instruments is still in use. Hawa Mahal - The ornamental facade of this "Palace of Winds" is a prominent landmark in Jaipur. Their five-storey structures of sandstone plastered pink encrusted with fine trelliswork and elaborate balconies. The palace has 953 niches and windows. Built in 1799 by Pratap Singh, the Mahal was a royal grandstand for the palace women. Overnight stay in Jaipur hotel.
After breakfast drive to Mandawa, An open art gallery is what aptly describes Mandawa in Rajasthan. Mandawa Rajasthan is dotted with beautiful havelis, mansions and forts. This wealth of ancient architectural heritage is what that has made Mandawa a popular tourist destination in Rajasthan. Mandawa lies in the district of Jhunjhunu and havelis are the main tourist attractions in Mandawa. Overnight stay in Mandawa hotel.
Day 07 / Mandawa - Delhi - Departure
After breakfast drive to Delhi & transfer to airport to board flight for onward journey or way back home.