Day 1: Arrive Delhi. Arrive Delhi by international flight. Meeting and assistance on arrival and transfer to the hotel. Check-in time is 12 noon. Overnight.
Day 2: Delhi. Full day sightseeing tour of New Delhi and Old Delhi. New Delhi visit includes Qutab Minar, one of the earliest remains of Imperial Delhi (13th century AD) Humayun's Tomb, the fine monument believed to be forerunner of Taj Mehal, India Gata, the 42 meter high arch was raised as a memorial to soldiers, drives past Parliament House, President's House, Secretariat Building, Laxminarayan Temple and The Connaught Place. Taj Mahal, Agra Travel Guide Old Delhi, constitutes of Red Fort built by Emperor Shahjehaan in 1638 AD, Jama Mosque largest mosque in India also built by Shahjehan, Raj Ghat and Shanti van, the cremation sites of Mahatma Gandhi and Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru and drives past Chandni Chowk, the main congested shopping hub of Old Delhi.
Day 3: Delhi-Agra drive, 204 km/4 hours. Breakfast at the hotel around 10:00, drive to Agra and on arrival, afternoon sightseeing tour. Agra, the home of the immortal Taj Mahal, the inimitable poem in white marble is the first expression of love of an Emperor Shahjehan for his queen Mumtaz Mahal. This great monument was completed in 1653 AD. Agra Fort, the imposing structure on the banks of the river Yamuna is replete with priceless examples of craftsmanship in the Mughal period, including the beautiful pearl Mosque, it was designed and built by Emperor Akbar in 1565 AD. Tomb of Itimadd-ud-Daulah built between 1622 AD by Empress Nur Jehan, in memory of her father, Ghias-id-Din Beg, it is considered a precursor of the Taj Mahal.
Day 4: Agra-Jaipur. Morning drive to Jaipur visiting en route Fatehpur Sikri. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 5: Jaipur. Morning excursion to Amber Fort, set in a picturesque location. Amer is a fascinating blend of Hindu and Muslim architecture. Built in the 16th century by Raja Mansingh in red sandstone and white marble, the palace complex has some very interesting apartments. Jai Mandir, Sheesh Mahal, Sukh Niwas, Ganesh Pol and Temple of Kali are some of the prominent areas of interest. Elephants are provided to ascend the fort to visit the complex.
Day 6: Jaipur-Delhi. Morning breakfast at the hotel and drive back to Delhi. On arrival checking at hotel for overnight stay.
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