Day 1: Arrive Delhi. Upon your arrival in the Indian capital city of New Delhi, you will be greeted by our representative at the Indira Gandhi International Airport. After a warm welcome, you will be escorted to your hotel. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 2: Day in Delhi
Today you will spend the day discovering the vibrant city of Old and New Delhi. Enjoy a morning sightseeing tour of Old Delhi, which includes a visit to Jama Masjid (one of the largest mosques in India), Raj Ghat (cremation sites of Mahatma Gandhi). Also, drive past Red Fort and Chandni Chowk (Silver Street), the epicenter of Old Delhi & drive past President's House, Parliament House and other Government Secretariat Buildings. You may take a short exhilarating Rickshaw ride through the crowded lanes of the Chandni Chowk- the shopping epicenter of Old Delhi. Afternoon sightseeing tour of New Delhi includes a visit to India Gate and Qutab Minar. Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 3: Delhi – Agra (205 Kms – 4 hrs 30 minutes)
This morning, embark on a leisurely drive to Agra. Upon arrival, check in to your hotel and freshen up. This afternoon, experience the awe-inspiring beauty of the eternal symbol of love, Taj Mahal. Built by Shah Jahan as an eternal symbol of his love for his favourite wife Mumtaz Mahal, The Taj Mahal is one of the great architectural wonders of the world. Work on this beautiful monument started in 1641, and the structure took 20,000 laborers 22 years to complete. The Taj changes color depending on the time of day, and it is recommended that you witness this by visiting in the morning and evening.
Also visit the Agra fort, which is built in red sandstone and has magnificent palaces, halls of public and private audience and beautiful gardens. Built by Emperor Akbar on the west bank of the Yamuna, Agra Fort first took shape between 1565 and 1573 and thereafter structures within it were added by successive emperors. Today the towering red-sandstone ramparts house a variety of palace apartments, representing the different building styles of Akbar and his grandson Shah Jahan; the Jahangiri Mahal, the palace that housed the women of the court, the Anguri Bagh (Grape Garden), Khas Mahal, Musamman Burj, the mirrored Sheesh Mahal and Mina Masjid (Gem Mosque), Diwan-i-Khas (Hall of Private Audience) and the Machchhi Bhavan (Fish House). Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 4: Agra / Fatehpur Sikri / Jaipur(232 Kms/ 6 Hrs)
This morning, you have the option to enjoy a sunrise visit to the Taj Mahal. After breakfast, embark on a leisurely drive to Jaipur - land of the Rajputs. Jaipur is an exuberance of colour, dance and traditional arts and crafts. Known, as the 'Pink City', Jaipur is home to ancient forts and palaces and is one of India's most well planned cities. En-route to Jaipur, make a brief stop to visit Fatehpur Sikri, the capital city of Mughal Empire in the 16th century. Situated 40 km from Agra, the city of Fatehpur Sikri is an imperial city built by the Mughal Emperor Akbar between 1571 and 1584. The architectural grandeur of this deserted city cannot be described in words and one can only experience the aura of its magnificent edifices by seeing them. The buildings within Fatehpur Sikri are a unique blend of different architectural traditions. Dedicated by Emperor Akbar to his patron saint Sheikh Salim Chisti, Fatehpur Sikri has a number of imperial palaces & was also Akbar's imperial capital for fifteen years. A splendid edifice, the fort today rests in quiet peace - a mute witness to the times gone by. Enjoy an afternoon at leisure in Jaipur. Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 5: Day in Jaipur
After breakfast visit the Amber fort. An elephant ride will help you ascend to this hilltop fort (Elephants are subject to availability). Alternatively, you could choose to walk or drive up to the fort. The fort is a living testimony where the Hindu and Mughal architectural styles have merged in complete harmony to create a masterpiece of fusion architecture. Among its many splendors is the Sheesh Mahal, a small room whose ceilings, covered with tiny mirrors, looks like a sky filled with brilliant stars. We visit the Jai Mandir (Hall of Victory) and Sukh Niwas (Hall of Pleasure). This afternoon, visit the City Palace complex with its museums and Jantar Mantar, the ancient astronomical observatory, and the Hawa Mahal (Palace of Winds), built in the 18th century. This palace with its innumerable windows and screened balconies was especially built for the royal women to view the city and processions from behind their purdahs. Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 6: Jaipur to Delhi. This morning, embark on a leisurely drive to Delhi International Airport to catch your flight back home. Travelite (India) services terminate at Delhi.
We hope you enjoy your stay in our Incredible India…we look forward to welcoming you!
- Validity: 01 Sept – 15th April next year
- Check-In, Check-out time: 12.00 noon
- Taj Mahal remains closed on Friday
- Prices are subject to change with any increase in the cost
- Rates include only those items specified in your itinerary
- In case on any currency fluctuations or amendment in local Government taxes, or any fuel hike, we reserve the right to adjust the tour price accordingly
- Prices not applicable for period: 20 Dec – 05 Jan next year
- 5 nights accommodation on double/twin sharing at the hotels mentioned above or similar
- Buffet breakfast in all hotels
- All transfers, excursions and sightseeing tours will be by air-conditioned transportation
- Local English-speaking guide shall be provided for the sightseeing & excursion tours
- Entry fees to Monuments
- 1 Rickshaw ride in Delhi
- 1 Elephant ride at Amber fort in Jaipur
- Representative assistance on all arrival and departure transfers
- All road taxes, parking fee, fuel charges, interstate taxes
- All currently applicable taxes.
- Expense of personal nature like porterage at all hotels, railway station & airports, tipping, laundry, telephone /fax calls, alcoholic beverages, camera/video camera fee at monuments, medical expenses, airport departure tax etc
- Domestic / International Air fare
- Single Room supplement
- Any other services not mentioned in the inclusions.
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