Arrival in Delhi, a traditional 'Swagat' (Welcome) by our representative and transfer to your pre booked hotel. Delhi a bustling metropolis, which successfully combines in its folds the ancient with modern. Its strategic location is the prime reasons why successive dynasties chose it as their seat of power.
Later 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 and New Delhi also marks the division in life styles.
Post breakfast, visit the famous Jama Masjid, the largest mosque of India and the principal mosque of Old Delhi. Walk down and take a rickshaw ride through Chandi Chowk, the old marketplace of Shah Jahanabad now a picturesque bazaar. Later visit the Red Fort, one of the most spectacular pieces of Mughal Architecture is the Lal Quila or the Red Fort. Built by the Mughal emperor, Shah Jahan between 1638 and 1648, the Red Fort has walls extending up to 2 kms. in length with the height varying from 18 mts. on the river side to 33 mts. on the city side. Lal Quila is an eloquent reminder of the glory of the Mughal era.
In New Delhi, drive past India Gate, memorial built in the year 1931 to commemorate the Indian soldiers who died in the World War I and the Afghan Wars. Visit Humayun's Tomb, memorial of Mughal Emperor Humayun, built in the year 1562. Further we visit Qutub Minar, built in the year 1206 by Qutub-ud-din Aibek. It is the tallest (72m) brick minaret in the world, an important example of Indo-Islamic Architecture and Lotus Temple. It is called Bahai Temple also. Bahai Home of Worship, popularly referred to as the Lotus Temple is an all faith home of worship situated in Delhi. It can be one of essentially the most futuristic houses of worship inside the world. Bahai temple is shaped inside the type of a lotus, and has one innumerable awards and recognition from the architecture world. The temple is related with the Bahai Faith.
Further we continue our drive to Agra, beautifully situated on the banks of river Yamuna. It achieved prominence as the capital of the Mughal Emperors from the year 1526 to 1628, remains major tourist destination because of its many splendid Mughal-era monuments, most notably the Taj Mahal, Agra Fort and Fatehpur Sikri. Overnight Stay - Agra.
Post breakfast 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 and intricate decorations. We will also visit Sikandara, Akbar's tomb. His son Jahangir completed the construction of the tomb in the year 1613. Itmad-ud-Daulah, also known as the Baby Taj, is the first monument in India built entirely in marble. The tomb was built between 1622 and 1628 by the Queen of Jahangir, Nurjahan as a memorial to her father, Mirza Ghiyas Beg. Overnight Stay - Agra.
Post 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 the year 1571 until 1585, when it was abandoned, ostensibly due to lack of water. We visit Emperor Akbar's Residential complex, Mosque and Tomb of Salim Chisti.
Further we continue our drive to Jaipur, popularly known as Pink City, the flamboyant and colourful capital of Rajasthan. With its rich and colorful past, resplendent with tales of valour and bravery, it is now one of the most important heritage cities in India and thatch dwellings in the resort give the right blend of traditions - modern amenities in typical ethnic environment. Overnight Stay - Jaipur.
Post breakfast visit Amber Fort, 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 we visit the City Palace, a perfect blend of Rajasthani and Mughal architecture. The center of the palace is a seven-storied building called Chandra Palace, with fine views over the gardens and the city.
Further visit Jantar Mantar (Solar Observatory), an astronomical treasure house, with solar devices that give accurate predictions till date. We also visit Hawa Mahal (Palace of Winds), a five-storied structure of pink sandstone. It was built in the year 1799 so that veiled royal women could peer down the busy street market unseen by the world through its 593 stone Jharokas (mini windows) and Albert Hall Museum. This museum is supposed to be the oldest museum of the state. Colonel Sir Swinton Jacob designed it in 1876 to greet King Edward VII as Prince of Wales on his visit to India. It was opened to public ten years later.
In the evening Optional Tour of Chokhi Dhani (Ethinic Village) Capturing the spirit of Rajasthan and ensuring the perfect Rajasthani experience is Chokhi Dhani, a unique Village Resort. Chokhi Dhani literally means a fine hamlet i.e. a quintessential village that offers an ideal pastoral experience. Away from the urban life the quaint mud and thatch dwellings in the resort give the right blend of traditions - modern amenities in typical ethnic environment. Overnight Stay - Jaipur.