Day 1: Arrive Delhi. You will arrive Delhi International airport by any International flight in the evening/night. Traditional "Swagat" (welcome) on arrival at the airport. Later our representative will assist you at airport and transfer to hotel for check in. Overnight stay in hotel.
Day 2: Delhi. Morning after a relaxed breakfast, you will be picked up from the hotel at about 9 am and proceed for a guided tour of Old Delhi, the 17th century walled city of Shah Jehanabad, including a visit of Jama Masjid, the largest mosque in India. Mosque was built in the year 1656 AD by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan. Drive past through the Red Fort. In New Delhi, visit Raj Ghat, memorial to the father of the Nation, Mahatma Gandhi. Later drive past India Gate, memorial built in the year 1931 to commemorate the Indian soldiers who died in the World War I and the Afghan Wars. The names of the soldiers who died in these wars are inscribed on the walls.
Also visit the President's House, the official residence of the President of India, built in 1931. Until 1950 it was known as Viceroy's House. After lunch, proceed to visit the Humayun's Tomb, memorial of Mughal Emperor Humayun, built in the year 1562. Qutub Minar, built in the year 1206 by Qutub-ud-din Aybak. It is the tallest (72 m) brick minaret in the world, an important example of Indo-Islamic Architecture. Evening visit the Bahai temple (Lotus Temple). Overnight stay in hotel.
Day 3: Delhi - Agra (210 km in 4-5 h). After breakfast at the hotel, check out from the hotel and drive to Agra. En-route visit the tomb of Akbar Sikandra. Later continue drive to Agra. On arrival check in to the hotel. Evening visit the Taj Mahal at the time of sunset. Overnight stay in hotel.
Day 4: Agra. After breakfast proceed for the sightseeing of Agra city visit the Agra Fort from where one can get the most moving view of the Taj from the little octagonal tower in the Agra Fort which lies across the river Jamuna. Afternoon transfer to hotel Taj View for Lunch. Afterward visit the Pearl Mosque and the Tomb Itamad-ud-Daula built by Empress Noorjehan in memory of her father. Optionally in the evening you may visit to the souvenirs market of Agra, one should visit Oswal Emporium where they have built a mini Taj Mahal inside their showroom and it took 10 years for the artists to complete the mini replica of the Taj. Overnight stay in hotel.
Day 5: Agra - Jaipur (250 km in 5-6 h). After breakfast, drive to Jaipur (once the capital of Rajasthan province – now known as 'the abode of Rajahs'. Everywhere you will see the monuments of its Rajput rulers. Jaipur is one of the main centers for shopping in India - especially with regard to textiles, jewellery, stones carpets, etc. On the way you will visit Fatehpur Sikri - the deserted red sandstone city that was built by Emperor Akbar as his capital. Ponder the mysterious desertion of this capital city that was dramatically abandoned a few years after it was built. Upon arrival in Jaipur, check in at hotel. Overnight stay in hotel.
Day 6: Jaipur. Morning after an early breakfast proceed for an excursion to Amber Fort (11 km), the palace complex which stands to this date was commenced under the reign of Raja Man Singh. Enjoy an Elephant ride to reach the Fort situated on the hill, an overwhelming experience. You will feel like a Maharaja. Afternoon proceed for a city tour of Jaipur, including City Palace, a perfect blend of Rajasthani and Mughal architecture. Further visit the Jantar Mantar, the Solar Observatory, an astronomical treasure house, with solar devices that give accurate predictions till date. Also have a look on Hawa Mahal (Palace of Winds), a five-storied building of pink sandstone. It was built in year 1799 so that veiled royal women could peer down unseen by the world through its 593 stone Jharokas (mini windows). Overnight stay in Hotel.
Day 7: Jaipur - Delhi. Morning free in Jaipur. Afternoon drive back to Delhi. Transfer to hotel Ajanta. Rest of the day is free for independent activities. Overnight stay in hotel.
Day 8: Delhi - Departure. Morning on time, transfer to Delhi international airport to take your return flight back home.
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