Day 01. Flight to India
Around midnight arrival in
Delhi. The cosmopolitan city and capital Delhi
is the main gateway for travelers. You are met by an Indo Vacations
representative and transferred to the hotel.
Day 02. Old - New Delhi
morning is at leisure. Afternoon sightseeing in Old Delhi. We take a
Rickshaw Ride parallel to the
Red Fort through the old city and famous
Silk Road and Silver Bazaar. Sightseeing of Old Delhi includes
"Rajghat" , the place where
Mahatma Gandhi was cremated and
Jama Masjid, the
great mosque of old Delhi. Today we also visit the famous Humayun Tomb which is the first
substantial example of Mughal
India and Qutub Minar which is 71 meter high and was constructed in 1199. Before
we proceed to the Hotel we have a drive through New Delhi where we
India Gate, Government Buildings and Embassies.
Day 03. Delhi - Jaipur (about
Today we drive to the Pink
Jaipur. This city owes its name, foundations and careful planning to the
great warrior and astronomer, Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II. Jaipur is the capital
of Rajasthan and famous for its
handicrafts and precious and semiprecious
stones. In the afternoon we visit
City palace which is still the formal residence of the royal family, built
in a blend of the Rajasthani and Mughal architecture. In the museum of the city
palace we visit the private collection of the Jaipur Maharajas. We continue to
Jantar Mantar, a stone observatory, the largest of Jai Singh's five remarkable
observatories. Its complex instruments reveals us the secrets of medieval Indian
Day 04. Jaipur
After breakfast we drive to
the ancient capital of
Amber, laying 11 km. away from Jaipur. Amber was the
ancient capital of Kachhawaha dynasty for 6 centuries before it was moved to
newly created Jaipur. We will ascend to the Palace Fortress on the back of an
Elephant. Enroute to Amber we visit the
Hawa Mahal (Palace of the Winds), built
in 1799 AD, it contains 953 small casements with each having its own balcony.
The windows enabled cool air to circulate and the ladies to watch processions
below without being seen. In the afternoon we have a
walk through the colourful Bazaar of Jaipur and visit a factory to see the
famous block printing work being done since centuries in Jaipur.
In the evening we drive
through the new city of Jaipur and visit Laxmi Narayan Mandir, a Hindu temple
made out of white marble. We might have an opportunity here to observe a prayer
ceremony. Today we have dinner with a presentation of Indian music and
Day 05. Jaipur
- Fatehpur Sikri - Agra (about 260 km)
Today we leave Rajasthan, the biggest state in India and drive through a series of fields,
small towns and villages to Agra. Enroute we make a stop and visit
which was once an imperial capital frozen in time, constructed by Akbar the Great in the 16th century.
This wonderful city constructed by red sand stones was abandoned as abruptly as it had been built.
It has been generally stated that it was due to failing in the water supply.
Late evening arrival in
Agra. Rest of the day at leisure.
Day 06. Agra
We start today our sightseeing by a visit to the
Agra Fort, built by three of the greatest Mughal emperors. The construction of this massive structure began in 1565 under Akbar's reign and continued till the time of his grandson's reign,
Shah Jahan who built the impressive imperial quarters and mosque.
After the visit of Agra Fort we proceed to visit the most beautiful monument of India, the
Taj Mahal, an enduring monument to love, with a continually fulfilling beauty. It was built by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan between 1631-52, as a tomb and memorial to his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal (Jewel of the Palace), who died at the age of 39 giving birth to her 14th child. We spend enough time at Taj Mahal to take this impressive memory home. After the visit of Taj Mahal we have a look at the famous fine marble inlay work which is still being done in Agra by the descendants of the families of builders and artists of the Taj
Day 07. Agra
- Delhi (about 200 km)
In the morning, after having
our breakfast we drive to Delhi. Arrival in Delhi in
the afternoon. The rest of the day at leisure.
(opportunity for the last shopping or enjoy a
massage in the Hotel).
Day 08. Flight to Home
Around midnight flight to home destination.
provide you the accommodation as per your budget mentioned
above in the table of hotels category for any of the booked
tour. Hotels provided by us are from budget to luxury class
hotels. Luxury hotels are all five stars or of above standard.
Deluxe would be a combination of 3 and 4 star Hotels and
standard would be a combination of 2 and 3 star or similar
hotels. The criteria for selecting hotels by us remains the
best value of your money. We also provide you wherever
possible accommodation in heritage hotels. Heritage Hotels are
old Palaces, Forts and Grand mansions of Maharajas which have
been later renovated and converted into Hotels. Rooms are
decorated all individually. Rooms are comfortable, romantic
and present the flair of olden Maharaja days.