Day 1: Delhi (Arrival)
Fly from your country to Delhi – The Political and Cultural Capital of Incredible India. Upon arrival you will be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel. Our airport representative or your leader will be waiting for you in the arrival hall located after passing out of the customs area and beyond the airport travel desks and exchange counters.
Look out for the Peregrine signboard. The drive from the airport to the hotel is around 45 minutes. Most flights arrive in Delhi in the late evening so the rest of the day is at leisure. If you have arrived early your leader will brief you with sightseeing options.
Day 2: Old & New Delhi
After breakfast in the morning at the hotel leave for full day sightseeing of Old and New Delhi. Drive into the heart of India’s Capital to explore Old Delhi visiting the famous Jamia Mazjid, walk through the Chandini Chowk and India’s oldest and busiest market, Sish Ganj gurudwara, Enjoy rickshaw ride in narrow alleys of old Delhi through Kinari Bazaar and the 400 years old Chandni Chowk, Red Fort, stop for photos at the colorful market before finishing the Victorian Cannaught Place – One of the most prominent architectural remnants of British Rule.
Later visit Birla Temple, Lotus Temple, Akshardham Temple (Lakshminarayan Temple), Humanyu Tomb, Crematory of Mahatma Gandhi, Parliament House, Presidential House, India Gate, Government buildings & Qutab Minar and other countless monuments. In the evening you will have time for shopping activities. Return to the Hotel for overnight stay.
Day 3: Delhi – Jaipur (260 Kms – 5 hrs)
After breakfast in the morning at the hotel check out and drive to Jaipur. The historic pink-city Jaipur was founded by Maharaja Swai Jai Singh in 1727 AD after shifting his capital from Amber valley to newly formed and planned city of its time after consulting so many maps of the world and finally organized own religious map Shilpa Shastra with the help of a young Bengali architect Vidyadhar Batacharya.
Maharaja Swai Jai Singh was a builder, astronomer, astrologer, soldier, and philosopher. Presently, Jaipur is the capital of Rajasthan & is world famous as the Pink City. Wide-avenued Jaipur is one of the most important heritage cities in India, and home to India ’s second most visited site.
Later in the day after change, wash and little relaxation go for a half day sightseeing of Jaipur. Today visit the Amber Fort on the foothills of the hill, where from Elephants will carry you to the famous Amber Fort on the mountain top, the elephant ride gives you the experience and impression of how Maharajas & royal family members were using the services of elephants.
Visit the Amber Fort. Later drive ahead and check into your hotel. Evening is for leisure and shopping activities in the busy colorful bazaars of Jaipur. Overnight stay is at Hotel.
Day 4: Jaipur
After breakfast in the morning at the hotel go for a full day sightseeing of the beautiful historic Pink City. You will visit the marvelous City Palace – the current generation of the Maharajas (King) still live here, Museum, Astrological Observatory, Hawa Mahal (wind palace) where from royal ladies were watching daily processions and daily life.
Constructed of red and pink sandstone highlighted with white lime, the five-storied facade is peppered with 953 small windows. The breeze (hawa) that comes through the windows keeps it cool even in hot months, and gives the palace its name. Evening is for shopping in the busy streets and some excellent souvenir shops. Return to the hotel for overnight stay.
Day 5: Jaipur – Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary (180 Kms – 3 hrs)
After breakfast in the morning at the hotel you have spare time for leisure activities. Later in the day check out of the hotel and drive to Bharatpur. The place is globally known for the bird Sanctuary and the Kaladeo Ghana National Park.
Many of the extinct and precious species of internationally acclaimed birds are found in this park, it is one of the integral parts of any tour program to India related to flora and fauna. Arrive and check into the hotel.
After change wash and some rest you can walk into the national park on foot or try a bicycle ride into the park. Our naturalist and guide will take you through various places where some of the extinct and precious migratory birds can be easily located.
Enjoy the flora and fauna inside the park. Later return to the hotel. In the evening you can take a rickshaw ride in the town of Bharatpur. Overnight stay is at the hotel.
Day 6: Bharatpur – Fatehpur Sikri – Agra (80 Kms – 02 hrs)
Early in the morning go into the forest sanctuary to watch various types of birds amidst the serene jungles of Bharatpur. The major attractions that can be found here are the numerous migratory birds, who come from as far away as Siberia and Central Asia and spend their winters in Bharatpur, before returning to their breeding grounds.
Migratory birds at Bharatpur bird sanctuary include, several species of Cranes, Pelicans, Geese, Ducks, Eagles, Hawks, Shanks, Stints, Wagtails, Warblers, Wheatears, Flycatchers, Buntings, Larks and Pipits, etc. Return to the hotel for breakfast. Check out and drive to Agra.
Enroute visit one of the most important places of Mughal Era – The Fatehpur Sikri – the abandoned Mughal Kingdom, founded by Akbar in 1569 AD as a ceremonial capital. But unfortunately this magnificent city was abandoned due to scarcity of drinking water and Akbar went back to Agra.
Walk the aisles of the Jama Masjid mosque, entered by way of the impressive Victory Gate, and lose yourself in the throngs of pilgrims at the tomb of the Sufi saint Salim Chisti, his white marble-encased tomb enclosed within the Jama mosque's central courtyard. Considered the crowning architectural legacy of Akbar (who also built the Red Fort) and still almost perfectly preserved, today the site is protected as a UNESCO World Heritage site.
Continue your Drive to Agra. Arrive in the city of Love and commitment. Check into the hotel. After change, wash and some rest go for a full day sightseeing tour of the ancient this Mughal City. Visit one of the wonders of the world, Taj Mahal (monument of love), built by 5th great Mughal Emperor Shahi Jahan in the memory as mausoleum of his beloved queen Anjuman Bano Begum (with love emperor called her Mumtaz).
After her death in 1627 AD, in her memory emperor started to built Taj Mahal ( Taj means crown & Mahal means Palace, so it is Crown Palace ) from 1631 to 1653 AD with 22000 labors working since sun rise to sun set in 22 years. It is the romantic origin of Taj as much as its architectural splendor that has led to its fame worldwide.
Actually an integrated complex of many structures The Taj Mahal is considered the finest example of Mughal architecture, itself a combination of Islamic, Hindu, Persian and Turkish elements. Built in pure white marble which was transported from Makrana in Rajasthan by the help of animals Taj Mahal is one of the man made wonder’s of the world.
Later in the day visit Agra Fort which was built by three emperors, Akbar & Jahangir in red sand stone & Shahi Jahan in white marble. The Fort is 2.5 Km long and during Mughal rule 1/3rd of the Fort was occupied by the army.
When British ruled India, they repeated same tradition and now traditionally Indian army has occupied the same. Afterwards visit Itma-ud-ullha the Baby Taj and Sikandra. In the evening you will have spare time for leisure and shopping activities. Return to the hotel for overnight stay.
Day 7: Agra – Delhi (220 Kms – 04 hrs)
After breakfast in the morning at the hotel you have spare time for leisure activities. Later in the day check out of the hotel and drive back to Delhi. Arrive Delhi, Depending upon your flight timings you will have time to explore the city and local markets.
Later in the day depending upon your onwards tour program transfer to the international airport to board connecting flight and fly back to your country with the everlasting memories of the magnificent glimpses of Incredible India.
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