1: New Delhi
Around midnight arrive in
Delhi. The cosmopolitan city and capital
Delhi is the main gateway for the travellers. Upon arrival, you will
be met by an Indo Vacations representative and transferred to the
2: New Delhi
In the morning we have sightseeing in Old Delhi. Sightseeing of Old
Delhi includes "Rajghat", the place where
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
India Gate, Government buildings and Embassies.
3: New Delhi - Mandawa (about 270 km / 5-6 hours)
After breakfast we proceed to
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. They developed their business acumen on the trade routes
between Delhi and the coast between
India and Central Asia. The
marwaris enjoyed protections by Maharajas and many of them built
grand havellis. In the evening we visit havellis. 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
Jantar Mantar, a stone observatory, the largest of Jai
Singh's five remarkable observatories. It's complex instruments
reveals us the secrets of medieval Indian astronomy.
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 will 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 colorful 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 dance.
6: Jaipur - Agra (about 260 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
Fatehpur Sikri, 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.
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 Mahal.
8: Agra - New Delhi (about 200 km / 4 hours)
In the morning after
having breakfast drive to New Delhi. Arrival in New Delhi in the
afternoon. The rest of the day at leisure. In the night transfer to
airport or railway station for onwards journey.
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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
during your stay in
Toll tax and parking.
Hotel transfer at all places.
Vehicle insurance included.
Petrol/Gas cost included.
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city of sight seeing.
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