Day 1: Delhi
Around midnight arrival in
Delhi. The cosmopolitan city and capital Delhi
is the main gateway for travellers. Upon arrival, you will be met by an Indo Vacations
representative and transferred to the hotel.
Day 2: Delhi
morning is at leisure. In the afternoon have sightseeing in Old Delhi. 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
architecture in India and “Qutub Minar” which is 71 meter high and was constructed in 1199. Before
we proceed to the hotel we drive through New Delhi where we visit the
India Gate, Government Buildings and Embassies.
Day 3: Delhi - Mandawa
(about 260 km / 5-6 hours)
After having breakfast drive to
Mandawa in the
Shekhawati region. Arrive
in Mandawa in the evening. Shekhawati is in the North east region of Rajasthan and is the homeland of marwaris. The marwaris form one of the
most important merchant and business groups in
India. The marwaris
enjoyed protections by Maharajas and many of them built grand havellis.
In the evening we visit the grand havellis of the Shekhawati region. The
havellis are mansions, elaborately and attractively decorated with a
strong main entrance. The walls are often covered with murals, local
legends and religious scenes from
Day 4: Mandawa - Jaipur
(about 168 km / 3½ hours)
Today we drive to the Pink
City, 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
the 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 5: 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 6: Jaipur - Fatehpur Sikri
- Agra (about 250 km / 5-6 hours)
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.
In the evening arrive in Agra.
Day 7: 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 8: Agra
After having breakfast drive to airport or railway station for your
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Standard rooms on twin sharing basis.
Breakfast in the Hotel.
Elephant ride in
Dinner will be with a presentation of Indian music and dance
Toll tax and parking.
Hotel transfer at all places.
Vehicle insurance included.
Petrol/Gas cost included.
of qualified local English Speaking or any other language guide
city of sight seeing.
Transfers and departures on arrival and departure by Indo
Transfers and Sightseeing throughout the tour by an individual
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