October 19, 2015
Delhi – Agra – Jaipur (4 nights / 05 days)
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Delhi – Agra – Jaipur Tour Program
Day 1: Arrival at Delhi
Arrive by International flight, our representative would meet and assist you at airport & transfer to hotel for check in.
Delhi is a bustling metropolis, which successfully combines in its folds the ancient with modern. Its strategic location was the prime reasons why successive dynasties chose it as their seat of power. In fact, more mythological cities are believed to be here, like the city of Indraprastha from the Hindu epic Mahabharata, founded around 5000 BC. Numerous monuments were built over several centuries by different rulers like Qutub-ud-din Aibek, Alauddin Khilji, Tughlaks, Humayun & Shah Jahan, who built the Walled City Shah Jahanabad.
Later in first half of 20th century much of New Delhi was planned by Sir Edwin Lutyens, who laid out a grandiose central administrative area as a testament to British rule in India. The division in walled city & New Delhi also marks the division in life styles.
Today you will proceed for Old and New Delhi. In Old Delhi, the 17th century walled city of Shah Jehanabad, visit the great Jama Masjid, the principal mosque of Old Delhi. Built in the year 1656 AD by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan, it is the largest & best known mosque in India. Later walk down or take a rickshaw ridethrough Chandi Chowk, the old marketplace of Shah Jahanabad now a picturesque bazaar to reach Red Fort, built in the year 1648 by Shah Jehan.
In New Delhi, we visit Raj Ghat, memorial to the Father of the Nation, Mahatma Gandhi. It is a simple black marble platform that marks the spot of his cremation on 31 January 1948. Further we drive past India Gate,memorial built in the year 1931 to commemorate the Indian soldiers who died in the World War I & the Afghan Wars. The names of the soldiers who died in these wars are inscribed on the walls. President’s House, the official residence of the President of India, built in 1931. Until 1950 it was known as Viceroy’s House & served as the residence of the Governor-General of British India. We will also visit Humayun’s Tomb, memorial of Mughal Emperor Humayun, built in the year 1562. The complex is a World Heritage Site & the first example of this type of Mughal architecture in India. Qutub Minar, built in the year 1206 by Qutub-ud-din Aybak. It is the tallest (72m) brick minaret in the world, an important example of Indo-Islamic Architecture. Qutub Minar & its monuments are listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Overnight at Hotel – Delhi
Day 2: Delhi – Agra (220 Kms / 04 hrs)
In the morning after breakfast drive to Agra. Agra, beautifully situated on the banks of river Yamuna. It achieved prominence as the capital of the Mughal Emperors from 1526 to 1628, remains major tourist destination because of its many splendid Mughal-era monuments, most notably the Taj Mahal, Agra Fort & Fatehpur Sikri, all three of which are UNESCO World Heritage site.
Arrival at Agra and check in at hotel. Later you can visit Taj Mahal, symbol of eternal love, which stands on the banks of River Yamuna. It was built by the 5th Mughal emperor, Shah Jehan in the year 1631 in memory of his wife, Mumtaz Mahal. It was completed in 22 years. Further we visit Agra Fort, taken over from the Lodhis by the Mughal Emperor Akbar in the late 16th century. The Fort can be more accurately described as a walled palatial city. It was built from red sandstone, often inlaid with white marble & intricate decorations.
Overnight at Hotel – Agra
Day 03: Agra / Fatehpur Sikri / Jaipur (240 Kms / 05 hrs)
In the morning after breakfast drive to Jaipur, en route we will visit Fatehpur Sikri (Ghost Capital), the political capital of India’s Mughal Empire under Akbar’s reign, from 1571 until 1585, when it was abandoned, ostensibly due to lack of water.
Arrive Jaipur and check in at hotel. Rest of the day free to explore the place by your own.
Overnight at Hotel – Jaipur
Day 04: Jaipur
Jaipur, popularly known as Pink City, the flamboyant & colourful capital of Rajasthan. With its rich & colourful past, resplendent with tales of valour & bravery, it is now one of the most important heritage cities in India. The city was founded in 1728 by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II, the ruler of Amber. It remains the only city in the world symbolizing the nine divisions of the universe, through nine rectangular sectors.
Full Day Tour
Today you can take an excursion to Amber Fort (11 km); the palace complex which stands to this date was commenced under the reign of Raja Man Singh. We take an Elephant ride to reach the Fort situated on the hill, an overwhelming experience.
Later you can visit the City Palace, a perfect blend of Rajasthani & Mughal architecture. The center of the palace is a seven-storied building called Chandra Palace, with fine views over the gardens & the city. Further we visit Jantar Mantar, the Solar Observatory, an astronomical treasure house, with solar devices that give accurate predictions till date. We now visit Hawa Mahal (Palace of Winds), a five-storied structure of pink sandstone. It was built in year 1799 so that veiled royal women could peer down unseen by the world through its 593 stone Jharokas (mini windows).
Overnight at Hotel – Jaipur
Day 05: Jaipur / Delhi (By surface 255 Kms / 05 hrs)
In the morning after breakfast depart to Delhi. On arrival at Delhi transferred to International airport to board your flight to onward destination.
Tour Cost (Based on 02 persons traveling together)
Using 03 Star hotels: USD 180 per person on twin sharing basis.
Using 4 star hotels: USD 230 per person on twin sharing basis.
Using 5 star hotels: USD 425 per person on twin sharing basis.
– 4 Nights accommodation on twin sharing basis with Breakfast.
– Transportation by Chauffer driven ac car as per the itinerary.
– Services of English speaking local guides at Delhi, Agra, Fatehpur Sikri and Jaipur.
– Inclusive of all taxes
Package does not include:
– Any airfare or airport tax.
– Any Monument entry fee & camera fee (wherever Applicable)
– Any expense of personal nature such as hard/soft drinks, laundry, phone/fax calls, tips etc.
– Any tips to driver, guides or any other places of visits.
– Any portage charges.
– Any other expense not mentioned in the “Package includes”.
Hotels to be Used:
|Cities||3 Star Hotels||4 Star hotels||5 Star hotels|
|Delhi||White Klove or similar||Justa The Residence or similar||The Park or similar|
|Agra||Siris 18 or Similar||Mansingh Hotel or similar||Wyndham Grand or similar|
|Jaipur||Chirmi Palace or Similar||Four points by Sheraton||Le Meridian or similar|
Room categories are standard if not mentioned separately.
Check in time at hotels is 1400 hrs and check out time at hotels is 1200 hrs.
|Region:||Delhi - Agra - Jaipur|
|Address:||I-154, Laxmi Nagar, New Delhi|
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|Top Travel Voucher:||180USD per person on twin sharing basis|
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