01 Arrive Delhi
On arrival meet
and assist at the Delhi international airport and transfer to hotel.
Overnight at the hotel.
Delhi - India's 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 - Jaipur
After an early
breakfast, half day city tour of Old Delhi - 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
sightseeing of the old and modern capital of India.
Afternoon, leave for Jaipur. Arrive Jaipur and check in at pre booked
Day 03 Jaipur
excursion to Amber Fort. Enjoy Elephant ride from the foothills of the
Aravallis to the fort entrance.
Amber Fort - At a distance of 11
kms from Jaipur, Amber was the ancient capital of Jaipur state.
Construction of the fort began in 1592 by Raja Man Singh, the Rajput
commander of Akbar's army and is a superb example of Rajput
Afternoon, city tour of Jaipur. Visit the City
Palace which has museum having an extensive collection of art,
carpets, enamel ware and weapons, Jantar Mantar - the observatoyr
built my Maharaja Jai Singh in 1728 and the famous Hawa Mahal ( Palace
Of Winds ).
Day 04 Jaipur - Fatehpur Sikri - Agra
After breakfast, leave for Agra. Enroute visit the abandoned Mughal
city of Fatehpur Sikri - built by Emperor Akbar in 1569, was the old
capital of the Moghuls, 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. Overnight
at the hotel.
Day 05 Agra ( Taj City )
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 structues, Itmad-ud-daulah,
which was contructed 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.
Contruction of the Taj began in 1631 and was not completed until 1653.
Afternoon, free for individual activities.
Day 06 Agra - Delhi
leave for Delhi. Arrive Delhi and check-in at your pre booked hotel.
Afternoon, city tour of New Delhi. Visit Humayuns Tomb : built in mid
16th century this is an early example of Mughal architecture, Qutab
Minar, drive past India Gate, President House, Akshardham Temple,
Lotus Temple ( Bahai temple ), Connaught Place. The city tour ends
with a visit to Laxmi Narayan Temple (Birla Mandir).
07 Delhi - Rishikesh
After breakfast, leave for
Rishikesh. Enroute visit Haridwar. Arrive Rishkesh & check in at
pre booked hotel
Day 08 Rishikesh - Delhi
breakfast, visit Rishikesh - one of the most important holy cities of
Hindus. Afternoon, leave for Delhi. Arrive Delhi and check in hotel.
Day 09 Depart Delhi - Onward Destinations
Transfer to the airport to board flight back home /