Meeting on arrival at Delhi International airport by our representative & transfer to hotel. Delhi, The capital of India, is fascinating city with complexities, beauty and dynamism, where the past co-exists with the present. Many dynasties ruled from here and the city is rich in the architecture of its monuments. Delhi is not only the present metropolis of India but also a necropolis. Located on the banks of the river Yamuna, Delhi has witnessed the rise and fall of many cities over the last five millennia.
After leisure breakfast at the hotel, proceed to discover the city tour of Old Delhi Visiting India’s largest mosque, built by Shah Jahan. Ride a cycle rickshaw from the Jama Masjid through the lanes and by-lanes of Chandi Chawk, the heart of Old Delhi. Experience the life in this part of Old Delhi, which is always on the move. Visit the spice market, food street etc. The ride will culminate at the historic Red Fort - Shah Jahan’s elegant citadel in red sandstone, built in the 17th century AD. Visit the Red Fort from outside as you will visit Agra Fort in Agra, which is bigger than Red Fort and is also built by the same Mughal Emperor. Also visit, the Raj Ghat, the memorial to the Father of the Nation, Mahatma Gandhi.
After breakfast at hotel, transfer to railway station in time to board the train for Amritsar. Leave Delhi for Amritsar by Swarna Shatabdi at 0720 hrs. Arrive Amritsar at 1340 hrs & transfer to hotel. Amritsar is one of the most ancient and fascinating cities of India. It is an important seat of Sikh history and culture. Being the gateway for travelers coming to India on the overland route from central Asia, it soon became the centre of various commercial activities
Early morning: Attend the early morning ceremony at the Golden temple. These are the rituals that attend the traditional bearing of the Siri Guru Granth Sahib from the Kotha Sahib in the Akal Takht, where it is kept each night, to the Harimandir Sahib, to which it is always returned before five o'clock in the morning.
Early morning transfer to railway station in time to board train for Delhi.
Leave Amritsar for Delhi by Amritsar Shatabdi at 0500 hrs. Arrive Delhi at 1115 hrs & transfer to Agra by car (215 kms / 4-5 hrs drive). Upon arrival, check-in at the hotel. Agra is famous as the home to one of the seven modern Wonders of the World- The Taj Mahal. This city having been the capital of the Mughal dynasty for over hundred years till 1650 there are many Mughal monuments of repute.
The Agra Fort was built by three Mughal Emperors starting from Akbar the Great in 1565 AD. The fort is a masterpiece of design and construction. Within the fort is number of exquisite buildings including Jehangir's Palace, Khaas Mahal, Sheesh Mahal, Diwan-i-Am and Musamman Burj- Octagonal Tower, where Emperor Shah Jahan, The builder of the Taj Mahal was imprisoned by his son Aurangzeb for seven long years and died a prisoner.
After leisure breakfast at the hotel, proceed for an excursion to Amber Fort & Palace. Drive past the palace of winds, popularly knowns as Hawa Mahal, which is just a facade built for the ladies of the Royal household in the 19th century. Later visit the capital of the erstwhile state of Jaipur until 1728. This fort is perched on a hill. it has hall of Public and Private audience, a Sheesh Mahal (Palace of mirrors) various marble palaces which are marvelous examples of the medieval Rajput architecture. Visit the Temple of Amba (Mother of Goddess), patron deity of the Royal family is at the entrance to the palace. Enjoy a short elephant ride up to the fort on which the fort is situated.