After breakfast check out and drive to Agra . On arrival check in to the hotel and we leave by Tonga Horse Carriage to the visit the world famous Taj Mahal Closed on Friday built by Shah Jahan in 1630 for his queen Mumtaz Mahal to enshrine her mortal remains. This architectural marvel is a perfectly proportioned masterpiece fashioned from white marble that stands testimony to the skill of 20, 000 craftsmen brought together from Persia, Turkey, France and Italy. It took 17 year to complete this 'Love Poem in Marble'. Next we visit Agra Fort built by Emperor Akbar between 1565 & 1573, which reveals the Mughal talent for combining defensive architecture with beauty and design. And then later on drive to Jaipur and Overnight stay
Day 3 : Agra – Jaipur via Fatehpur Sikri 265 Kms / 05 Hrs
In the morning we check out from the hotel after breakfast and drive to Jaipur. We stop en route to visit Fatehpur Sikri, located 40 Km from Agra. The deserted city of Fatehpur Sikri was built by Emperor Akbar in 1569, in honour of the great Saint Sheikh Salim Chisti. Visit the remarkably well-preserved, graceful buildings within the 'Ghost City' including the Jama Masjid, tomb of Salim Chisti, Panch Mahal Palace and other palaces that speak of the grandeur and splendor of the Mughal empire at the height of its power. Afterwards continue your drive to Jaipur. Check-in at the hotel upon arrival. Rest of the day is free to explore the pink city of Jaipur and colorful markets on your own. Overnight stay is at the hotel.
After breakfast visit Amber Fort. A major attraction at Amber is the Elephant Ride subject to availability all the way up to the Fort entrance. This journey on caparisoned elephants is bound to enrich your memories with the Royal lifestyle of the Maharajas and leave you with a truly unforgettable experience. Amber is a classic, romantic Rajasthani Fort Palace. En route to Amber Fort from your hotel, you will have a brief photography stop at HawaMahal - the Palace of Winds. In the afternoon, you tour the city of Jaipur. We first visit the Maharaja's City Palace, the former Royal residence. A part of it is converted into a museum. Small portion of it is still used by the Royal family of Jaipur. Built in the style of a fortified campus, the palace covers almost one-seventh in area of the city. The main entrance leads to the courtyard at the center, which is the Mubarak Mahal. One of the major attractions in the museum is the portion known as Armoury Museum housing an impressive array of weaponry-pistols, blunderbusses, flintlocks, swords, rifles and daggers. The royal families of Jaipur once used most of these weapons. On the first floor is the Textile and Costume Museum, which is the fine example of fabrics and costumes from all over India. Later visit the JantarMantar, which is the largest stone and marble crafted observatory in the world built by Jai Singh from 1728 to 1734. Evening visit ChokiDhani Village . The real Rajasthan, the villages, the paintings, BaniThani art, the wall decorations, Dipak wall, the fresh air, the evening performances, the enthusiasm, the 'manuhar' a delicate request to eat till your heart’s desire, the traditions, the costumes and at last but not least the Feelings. Stay overnight at Hotel. Overnight is at hotel.
After Breakfast , Check out from hotel and drive back to Delhi. Check in to Hotel and After some refreshment visit tour of Old Delhi . Old Delhi came into prominence when Shah Jahan moved his capital from Agra to Delhi. You visit 300 year old Chandni Chowk market. A maze of lanes crowded with shops selling an extraordinary iety of items and food, the noise and crowds are a quintessential part of Chandni Chowk. From here you continue to the Jama Masjid or Friday Mosque. This is India's largest mosque designed by Shah Jahan. In complete contrast to the noise and crowds of Old Delhi, is Raj Ghat the resting place of Mahatma Gandhi, the main architect of India's independence. visit New Delhi; visit Qutab Minar, the tapering monument begun in 1199 was built to symbolize the supremacy of Islam. This structure was eventually the prototype of all minars or towers in India. Our next stop is Humayun's tomb, built by his senior wife and mother of Emperor Akbar. This is the earliest example of Mughal architecture in India. It is believed that it was this mausoleum, which inspired Shah Jahan to build the Taj Mahal. We drive pass the India Gate, Presidential Palace and parliament house. Evening free for leisure and for your own activities and Afterwards return to hotel for overnight stay.
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