Day 1 : Delhi
A land of rich heritage that's ancient. The mystique of India, its history
of 5000 years, philosophy, religions, fabulous history monuments all add
to its bewildering diversity to create a unique and colorful mosaic. This
is the wonder that is India, come, enjoy and experience it. Later stay
in the 5 star deluxe hotels & leisure.
New Delhi begins with the drive past Safdarjang's
Tomb (1753 AD) on the way to Qutab Minar (1193 AD) this striking medieval
tower of victory of Persian World is 73 m high. Within the Qutab complex,
amidst the ruins of Quwat-ul-Islam mosque, stands the Iron pillar which
has stood the vagaries of weather and has not rusted over 1500 years.
Then drive through New Delhi includes the Embassy area (Diplomatic enclave),
Government buildings, India Gate, Sikh Temple (Bangla Sahib Gurudwara),
Birla Temple and Connaught Place, New Delhi's main shopping area. Visit
Humayun's Tomb - considered to be the fore runner of Taj Mahal.
Day 2 : Delhi (B/D)
After a leisurely breakfast at hotel, the tour guide escorts you to Jama
Mosque built in 1650 AD, followed by a drive past the breathtaking Red
Fort (1639-1648), and built by Shah Jahan, creator of the Taj Mahal. Then
we proceed on to Raj Ghat, which is the memorial of Mahatma Gandh.
In the afternoon, your tour of New Delhi begins
with the drive past Safdarjang's Tomb (1753 AD) on the way to Qutab Minar
(1193 AD) this striking medieval tower of victory of Persion World is
73 m high. Within the Qutab complex, amidst the ruins of Quwat-ul-Islam
mosque, stands the Iron pillar which has stood the vagaries of weather
and has not rusted over 1500 years. Then drive through New Delhi includes
the Embassy area (Diplomatic enclave), Government buildings, India Gate,
Sikh Temple (Bangla Sahib Gurudwara), Birla Temple and Connaught Place,
New Delhi's main shopping area. Visit Humayun's Tomb - considered to be
the fore runner of Taj Mahal.
Over night stay will be at the hotel.
Day 3 : Agra(B)
Today morning after breakfast at hotel you will be driven to Agra. On
the way you will have lunch at the midway. After lunch visit Sikandara,
16th century, Akbar' s tomb.
Late afternoon you will check-in at the hotel Mughal
Sheraton / Taj View ( 5 Star) In the evening you visit the Taj
Mahal at the sunset (Friday Closed). Overnight will be at the hotel.
AGRA - Taj Mahal
one of the Seven Wonders of the World built by Emperor Shah Jahan in the
memory oh his beloved consort Mumtaz Mahal. This beautiful mausoleum took
22 years to complete with a work force of 20,000. Craftsmen and master
builders came from all over Asia to join in the great work - from Baghdad,
Shiraz, Delhi, Samarkand and Turkey. The marble, India's finest; was quarried
at Makrana near Jodhpur. Precious and semi precious stones were imported
from distant lands : Jasper from Punjab, Jade & Crystal from China,
Turquoise from Tibet, Lapis from Afghanistan and Ceylon, Chrysolite from
Egypt, Amethyst from Persia, Agate from Yemen, Malachite from Russia,
Diamonds from Golconda and Mother of Pearl from the Indian Ocean.
Day 4 : Agra(B)
Today morning begins early, as we recommend visiting the Taj at sunrise,
when its sublime beauty enchants you at the first sight. The visit allows
the best photography of the building as during the early hours it's not
very crowded. Return to the hotel for breakfast. There after your tour
continues and your personal guide takes you to other spectacular monuments
of the Mughal era , including the larger than life Agra Fort and the sublime
Itmad-ud-Daulah ( baby Taj).
Overnight stay will be at the Hotel.
Day 5 : Jaipur( B / L)
In the morning after breakfast at hotel you will be driven to Jaipur.
En- route visit Fatehpur Sikri, the deserted capital of the Mughals. We
drive to spectacular Samode palace for lunch...
Check-in at the hotel Jai Mahal( 5 star) / similar
Later in the evening we take you on a tour of Laxmi Narayan temple built
in white marble, a city ride and retire at the hotel. Overnight stay will
be at the Hotel. Jaipur
THE splendid Fort / Palace of AMBER was wrested by the Kachhwaha Rajputs
in the mid-12th century. They dominated the surrounding area for the next
six centuries. Amber was also the prime site of the alliance between the
Mughals and the Rajputs. The astronomer-King Sawai Jai Singh II, famous
for his Jantar Mantar ascended the throne in 1699. He soon decided to
build a new city in the plains: JAIPUR was designed according to the principals
of the Shilpa-Shastra (Architecture) and the capital shifted here in 1727,
the city attracted merchants and crafts-people that over time shaped its
irresistible bazaar. Hawa Mahal, City Palace and Jantar Mantar characterize
the old city, while the forts of Nahargarh and Jaigarh, and add to the
spectacle of the city.
Day 6 : Jaipur (B/D)
Today after breakfast at hotel, you will take excursion to Amber the old
capital of Jaipur rulers. Ride on back of an elephant from the foot of
the hill up to the gates of the fortress. Afternoon sight seeing tour
of Jaipur includes Maharaja's Museum and Jai Singh Astronomical Observatory
and Hawa Mahal.
This evening we host you a dinner with an Indian family to observe the
guest friendliness of an Indian host. Overnight will be at the hotel.
Day 7 : Delhi
In the morning after breakfast at hotel you will be driven to Delhi. Upon
arrival we hold day rooms for you at the hotel not too far from the airport.
Transfer to board your onward flight back home.
1. Accommodation in 5 star deluxe hotels
2. Air conditioned transport of superior category, with mineral water
and soft beverages served during drives with compliments.
3. Services of excellent, English speaking guides at all destinations.
4. Entrances to all monuments, even on multiple visit basis.
5. Day room in Delhi prior to your departure.
Supplement with Oberoi villas available on request for US$ 3163/UK