After breakfast proceed for the Old and New Delhi sightseeing. Including Jama Masjid this immense mosque is the largest in India, Red Fort - once the most opulent fort and palace of the Moghul Empire, nearby we enjoy the rickshaw Ride in the local markets of Chandni Chowk and Kinari Bazar.In New Delhi visit 11th century Qutab Minar Tower, the India Gate and the grand government buildings, the President's House and Parliament House all dating back to the time of British Raj. Enjoy your comfortable stay at the hotel.
After breakfast proceed by surface to the city of Taj Agra, stopping enroute for refreshment. On arrival check- in to the hotel and later we leave to explore the monumental heritage of the Great Mughals, including the magnificent Taj Mahal, one of the Seven Wonders of the World and surely the most extravagant expression of love ever created. 20,000 men laboured for over 17 years to build this memorial to Shah Jahan's beloved wife. It's a wealth of white marble and semi-precious stone - undoubtedly the highlight of our tour.Later we leave for tour of the imposing Agra Fort, built of red sandstone and marble is a hilltop citadel with fabulous courtyards, fountains and gates. Evening free to explore the local handicrafts and shopping centers of the city where one can look for marble inlay work, fine quality carpets, Zari and embroidery, leather goods etc. Enjoy your stay at the Hotel. [Taj Mahal remains closed on every Friday].
After breakfast we drive to Jaipur - the fabled "pink city" of the desert named after Jai Singh, the former Maharaja of Jaipur. The palaces and forts of the yesteryears, which were witnesses to the royal processions and splendours, are now living monuments. Enroute we stop at Fatehpur Sikri - which has been described as "the world's most perfectly preserved ghost town". Built by Akbar in the late 16th century, it was abandoned after only 14 years, and the elegant buildings of this superb walled city remain intact to this day. In the afternoon continue to the 'Pink City' of Jaipur, arrive and check inn to the hotel.This will be a cultural evening; we visit Chokhi Dhani - An ethnic village resort, the vitality of Rajasthani folk culture comes alive as children dance rhythmically to the loud tenor of folk songs sung by men and women, festooned in bright clothes. Gaily caparisoned camel, horses and bullock carts offer joy rides. A traditional Rajasthani dinner will be served. Enjoy your stay at the hotel.
After breakfast at the hotel we visit the dramatic hilltop fortress at Amber ascend the imposing fort on a painted elephant. We wander among glittering inlays and the Hall of Mirrors. A classic romantic Rajasthani fort palace. Its construction was started by Man Singh I in 1592, and completed by his descendent Jai Singh I. Its forbidding exterior belies an inner paradise where a beautiful fusion of Mughal and Hindu styles finds its ultimate expression. We stop to view the elegant Hawa Mahal "Palace of the Winds" prominent landmark in Jaipur. - this elaborate building, now little more than a faade, Their five-storey structures of sandstone plastered pink encrusted with fine trelliswork is encrusted with delicate screens ,carved and elaborate balconies. The palace has 953 niches and windows. Built in 1799 by Pratap Singh, the Mahal was a royal grandstand for the palace women.After lunch tour of the Maharajah's City Palace, now partly a museum display a unique fusion of Mughal and Hindu architecture, and house a rare collection of paintings, Rajput armoury and costumes. Later we visit the unique Jantar Mantar . This is the largest and the best preserved of the five observatories built by Jai Singh II in different parts of the country. This observatory consisting of outsized astronomical instruments is still in use. Situated in the heart of the city where time has been accurately measured since the 17th century.Explore the colourful bazaars of JAIPUR where one can shop for Jewellery, Paintings, block prints, textiles, carpets, brassware, blue pottery etc. After a day long trip leisure evening and have a comfortable overnight stay at the hotel.
After breakfast at the hotel we drive back to Delhi enroute we stop at Samode 50 Kms from Jaipur famous for the elegant Samode Palace, nestled picturesquely amidst rugged hills, Samode Palace with its stately grandeur and frescoed walls is a pleasant journey into the glorious past. The Palace is full of architectural delights-the birds, animals and flowers painted on the walls of Sultan Mahal, the dining room with stained glass windows and its collection of old family portraits, the Durbar Mahal with its painted ceilings and intricately carved walls and beautiful chandeliers give this place its old world charm.Explore the splendid Palace and also have the lunch at the Palace. Later we continue by road back to Delhi with sweet memories and an experience which you can share with your family and friends and cherish all your life.