|Day 01:||Arrive Delhi and proceed for half day Delhi sightseeing|
|Day 02:||Drive from Delhi to Agra (206 Km / 04 Hrs Drive). Afternoon Visit Taj Mahal and Agra Fort.|
|Day 03:||Drive from Agra to Jaipur ( 250 Km / 05 Hrs Drve) En-route visit Fatehpur Shikri.|
|Day 04:||Full Day Jaipur Sightseeing.|
|Day 05:||Jaipur to Delhi drop / or transfer to Jaipur Airport|
Arrival transfer Airport, Delhi Following customs, immigration formalities and baggage collection, A Vacations And Journeys representative will meet you as you exit the arrivals terminal building and transfer you to your hotel. Vacations And Journeys representative will escort you from Airport to Hotel and will help for check in formalities.
India’s capital and a major gateway to the country, contemporary Delhi is a bustling metropolis, which successfully combines in its fold the ancient and the modern. One of the most historic capitals in the world, Delhi is a treasure trove that reveals the ultimate combination of tradition and trends. Delhi is made up of seven ancient cities, spanning the period from the 11th to 20th centuries. Delhi has seen the rise and fall of many emperors, which have left behind a plethora of monuments that commemorate the grandeur and glory of bygone ages. Very few cities in the world can express such a profusion of architectural styles. Its many-layered existence is tantalising and can entice the curious traveller into a fascinating journey of discovery.
This afternoon, you will proceed to visit New Delhi with Vacations And Journeys guide, which reflects the legacy the British left behind. The tour to Imperial Delhi will include a visit to the Qutab Minar, the tallest stone tower in India built to establish the might of Islam and onset of Muslim rule in India and Humayun’s tomb, the first great example of a new distinctive style, which developed to become the hallmark of the Mughal Dynasty. The tour also includes a drive past the imposing India Gate (War Memorial Arch), a monument dedicated to the soldiers who lost their lives during World War I, the Parliament building and the Rashtrapathi Bhawan (the President’s residence). After sightseeing return to Hotel.
Overnight at hotel.
After Breakfast proceed to Agra ( 04 Hrs Drive). Arrive Agra and check in to Hotel. A Vacations And Journeys representative will assist at hotel for check in formalities.
The city of Agra, the quintessence of the grand Mughal era, reigns to this day in the public mind as the embodiment of royal grace, imposing architecture and power. Agra is globally renowned as the city of the Taj Mahal. But this royal Mughal city has, in addition to the legendary Taj, many monuments that epitomize the high point of Mughal architecture. No tour to India can be complete without paying a visit to this erstwhile capital of the Mughals and the city of the Taj Mahal, the world’s most beloved monument. With its laidback lifestyle and its immense wealth of architecture, handicrafts and jewellery, Agra is amongst the most remarkable city of the world.
Later, enjoy a guided tour by Vacations And Journeys for Agra Fort, an outstanding example of Mughal architecture and the seat and the stronghold of the Mughal Empire under successive generations. The present structure owes its origins to Akbar who erected the walls and gates and the first buildings on the eastern banks of Yamuna River. Shah Jehan added the impressive quarters and the mosque while Aurangzeb added the outer ramparts. Visit its Hall of Public Audience and its Royal Pavilions.
Continue to the world renowned Taj Mahal (Closed on Fridays). Enjoy an exciting rickshaw ride (On Direct Payment Basis) to the gates of the majestic Taj. Vacations And Journeys Guide will assist you during Rickshaw ride.
Referred to as one of the wonders of the world, the Taj Mahal is the epitome of tourism in India and is celebrated for its architectural magnificence and aesthetic beauty. A symphony in white marble, a tribute to eternal love, it was built by the Emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his wife Mumtaz Mahal. There are tombs of Mumtaz and Shahjahan within the mausoleum. Done in white marble, it took 22 years and over 20,000 workers and craftsmen to complete this rhapsody in stone (1630-52 AD). The main structure is set amidst landscaped gardens. While on three sides it is surrounded by high walls, the rear is bound by the river Yamuna.
Overnight at the hotel.
After Breakfast drive to Mughal city Agra. Arrive and check into your hotel. This afternoon visit the Agra fort, Built by the great Emperor Akbar, proceed to the Taj Mahal, built by Emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his wife Mumtaz Mahal. This evening is at leisure for shopping and individual activities. Overnight at the hotel
Morning Breakfast at Hotel. After Breakfast proceed to Jaipur en-route visiting Akbar’s abandoned capital, Fatehpur Sikri. Built by Mughal emperor Akbar in 1571 in honour of the Sufi saint, Sheikh Salim Chisti, it was the Mughal capital for 14 years after which it was abandoned due to paucity of water. It is made of red sandstone and combines influences from both Hindu and Mughal architecture. Even to this day, the entrance to the fort is through the road that Akbar built which leads to the Buland Darwaza, a huge 54 metres gateway. Other inspiring monuments in Fatehpur Sikri are the Hiran Minar that Akbar built in memory of his favourite elephant, Tomb of Sheikh Salim Chishti, Birbal’s House and the Diwan-i-Khas. After visiting Fatehpur Shikri continue drive to Jaipur.
Arrive Jaipur and check in to Hotel. A Vacations And Journeys representative will assist you at Hotel for check in formalities.
The vibrant capital of Rajasthan renowned for its forts and palaces is popularly known as the ‘Pink City’ because of the pink-colour buildings in its old city. An ideal base for touring the royal state, the city has the distinction of being the third jewel of India’s “Golden Triangle”. Its main claim to fame is that it is India’s first ‘planned’ city built by the famous 18th century astronomer King Sawai Jai Singh II.
Jaipur is not only the gateway to the state; it is also the most natural place to begin a discovery of Rajasthan’s multifaceted attractions. Its beautiful buildings including the City Palace, Amer Fort and the landmark Hawa Mahal are truly worth seeing. Browsing through the markets in Jaipur, where skilled craftsmen display jewellery, paintings, carvings and colourful textiles, is an enjoyable experience for tourists.
This morning proceed to visit Amber Fort with Vacations & Journeys guide. The ancient capital of Amer to see the fabulous Amber Fort, situated on a ridge just outside Jaipur city. Maharaja Mansingh, Mughal Emperor Akbar’s most successful General, started the construction of Amber Fort in the 17th century. Before the City Palace was constructed in Jaipur, Amber was the seat of power. The fort is surrounded by fortified battlements and overlooks the Moat Lake. Ruins and remains are spread over the Aravalli hills and sprawling crenulated walls lattice the surrounding area.
At the foot of the hill you will board jeeps to transfer you up to the main gate. Tour the chambers and hallways of the palace, famous for the excellence of its design and decoration. Within the complex is Ganesh Pol, an imposing gateway painted with the images of the elephant-headed god, Ganesh. The merging of Rajput and Mughal architectural styles is captured in the Sukh Niwas and Jas Mandir apartments, and the Charbagh garden with its perfectly proportioned landscaping. Pierced screen windows offer views from different vantage points and shimmering mirrors encrust the walls of Sheesh Mahal
Thereafter half day tour of Jaipur city visiting – City Palace, Jantar Mantar and also enjoy photo stop at the Hawa Mahal (Palace of Winds) – a five-storied wonder with a spectacular pyramidal facade and overhanging windows with latticed screens, domes and spires. Following your visit to Amber, enjoy a tour of the Pink City, an “abode of rajahs”. The highlights of the tour include a visit to the City Palace, the former royal residence built in a blend of the Rajasthani and Mughal styles. An overwhelming complex of exquisite palaces, gardens and courtyards, decorative art and carved doorways, the Palace also houses a museum with a superb collection of Rajasthani costumes and armoury of Mughals and Rajputs including swords of different shapes and sizes with chiselled handles. The art gallery showcases an excellent collection of miniature paintings, carpets, royal paraphernalia and rare astronomical works in Arabic, Persian, Latin and Sanskrit. Carry onwards to the awe inspiring Jantar Mantar Observatory, a stone astrological and astronomical Observatory built by Maharaja Jai Singh in the 18th century.
Return back to the hotel.
|Double / Twin Sharing Basis||USD 300||USD 400||USD 485|
|Single Supplement||USD 79||USD 164||USD 193|
|Extra Bed||USD 79||USD 108||USD 134|
1. Above Price is on Per Person Basis.
2. The Above price is valid up to March 2018.
3. The above price is based on minimum 02 Paying Pax
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