Day 1: Delhi (No Meal)
Arrive Delhi Airport, You will be met at the airport by our representative and transfer to your hotel.
Overnight: Golden Tulip or Similar
Day 2: Delhi to Jaipur (B, L)
After breakfast leave for a sightseeing tour of Old and New Delhi. We visit Jama Masjid, this immense mosque is both the largest in India and the final architectural extravagance of Shah Jahan with a courtyard capable of holding 25,000 devotees.
Later we drive past Red Fort citadel. Visit Raj Ghat, a memorial to Mahatma Gandhi is a simple black marble platform that marks the spot of his cremation on 31 January, 1948. In New Delhi we visit the 11th century Qutab Minar Tower, built by Qutub-ud-din Aibek of the Slave Dynasty, who took possession of Delhi in 1206. The India Gate, President’s House and Parliament House all dating back to the time of British Raj. After Lunch drive to Jaipur ‘pink city’.
Delhi/Jaipur (260 Kms / 4-5 Hrs)
Overnight: Ramada or Similar
Day 3: Jaipur to Agra (B, L)
After breakfast visit of Amber Fort – (ascend the imposing fort on a decorated painted elephant), which used to be the capital of the Kachhwaha clan, till Jaipur was made the official capital in 1727. Hawa Mahal – built in 1799 by Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh, Hawa Mahal is the most stunning sight in the city of Jaipur. After lunch, proceed to visit City Palace, the principle residence of the ruling family and is known for its stunning architecture. Part of it now converted into a magnificent museum. Jantar Mantar, a stone observatory raised in the 18th century.
Time permitting visit cottage industry specializing in hand-woven carpets & textiles. Witness how silk carpets are handmade.
Evening depart to the home town of Taj Mahal – Agra, takes you through the beautiful countryside Jaipur/Agra (240 Kms / 4 Hrs).
Overnight: Four Point by Sheraton or Similar
Day 4: Agra to Delhi (B, L)
Breakfast at hotel and leave to explore the monumental heritage of the Great Mughals, including the magnificent Taj Mahal (Closed on Fridays), a Unesco World Heritage Site is 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 the tour ».
Also visit the imposing Agra Fort, a Unesco World Heritage Site this powerful fortress of red sandstone encompasses, within its 2.5-km-long enclosure walls, the imperial city of the Mughal rulers. It comprises many fairy-tale palaces, such as the Jahangir Palace and the Khas Mahal, built by Shah Jahan, audience halls, such as the Diwan-i-Khas, and two very beautiful mosques.
After Lunch Transfer to Delhi. Agra/Delhi (200 Kms / 3 Hrs). On Arrival & drop at Delhi Airport to board in homebound flight.