Day – 2 : Delhi :
Morning tour of Delhi visiting Raj Ghat and Shanti Vana – the cremation sites of Mahatma Gandhi and Jawaharlal Nehru, Jama Masjid and drive past Red Fort and Chandni Chowk. Afternoon visit Qutub Minar built by Qutub-ud-Din Aibek in 1199, Humayun’s Tomb, India Gate (War Memorial Arch ), Lakshminarayan Temple – a modern Hindu Temple. Also drive past President’s House, Parliament House, Government Secretariat Buildings and Connaught Place shopping centre. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 03 : Delhi :
Sikandra – Agra Drive 204 Km After sumptuous breakfast drive to Agra enroute visiting Sikandra. Sikandra – The tomb of Akbar is 10 km from Agra and is marked by an excessively ornamented gateway that leads to the sandstone tomb crowned by beautiful and elegant marble pavilions. Akbar had already started its construction before he dies and was completed by his son Jehangir. An amalgamation of Hindu and Islamic style of architecture, it is said to be of ‘amorphous curiosity’. On arrival check-in at hotel and overnight stay.
Day 04 : Agra
After sumptuous breakfast proceed for tour of Agra. Agra – Close to Delhi, Agra is better known for Taj Mahal, the mausoleum of the Emperor Shah Jehan’s beloved Queen Mumtaz Mahal, which was built in 1631. It took 22 years, 20,000 laborers and the best talents on the world to give shape to this monument of matchless beauty that enshrines her memory. Luminous and chaste, this 75 metre high Taj Mahal retains a jewel like quality and unique feature of changing its color at sunrise and sunset, which are especially remarkable on the days of full moon and moonless nights.
Much on the lines of Red Fort of Delhi, Emperor Akbar built Agra Fort. It is a daunting structure with red sandstone wall that are almost 3 km in length. The focal points of the fort are Diwani-I-Am, Diwani-I-Khas and Moti Masjid. The other monument that is worth a visit is Itmad-ud-daulah (translated as Pillar of the State), is named after the title of Mirza Ghiyag Beg, the father in law of Jehangir, who had earned it by proving his worth at the Mughal Court. This tomb of Mirza was completed in 1628 and is said to be a gem of Mughal architecture. Afternoon at leisure & overnight stay.
Day 05 : Agra
Fatehpur Sikri – Jaipur Drive 235 Km
After sumptuous breakfast drive to Jaipur enroute visiting Fatehpur Sikri.
Fatehpur Sikri – It is believed that when Emperor Akbar came here to seek the blessings of a venerated Muslim saint, Sheikh Salim Chisti, for an heir, he was blessed with a child who later came to be known as Emperor Jehangir. Pleased by this, Emperor Akbar named his son after the saint and laid foundations of this new city in 1569, as a mighty and ambitious project to honor the saint. However, the shortage of water led to the desertion of the city. The highlights of the place are the mosque of Salim Chisti and Panch Mahal. On arrival check-in at hotel & overnight stay.
Day 06 : Jaipur
After sumptuous breakfast proceed for tour of Jaipur & Amber Fort including elephant ride.
Jaipur – The splendid structure of City Palace of Jaipur is the curious blend of Rajput & Mughal architectural styles while Jantar Mantar, an observatory built by Sawai Jai Singh, the founder of Jaipur in 1728, is the best preserved one out of the five that he built. Hawa Mahal with its honeycomb façade looks more like a delicate screen than a palace. Then, there is Central Museum or the Albert Hall Museum situated in the Ram Niwas Gardens that have varieties of curios that attract the tourists like portraits of Maharajas, miniature paintings, costumes, woodworks, brasswares, jewellery designs and types of pottery.
After a shopping spree at Jaipur Bazaar, famous for jewellery, brassware, carvings and textiles, you will certainly love the elephant ride to the Amber Fort, which is a classical example of Rajput architecture. The focal points of the fort are Diwani-i-am, Kali Temple and Jai Mandir or Hall of victory.
Day 07 : Jaipur – Delhi Drive 260 Km
Late afternoon drive straight to Delhi International Airport in time to board flight for onward destination.