Met with driver upon arrival and transfer to the hotel. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 02: After breakfast we leave for a sightseeing tour of Old and New Delhi
We visit Jama Masjid, this immense mosque is both the largest in India and the final architectural extravagance of Shah Jahan with a courtyard capable of holding 25,000 devotees, Later we drive past Red Fort citadel. Visit Raj Ghat, a memorial to Mahatma Gandhi is a simple black marble platform that marks the spot of his cremation on 31 January, 1948. In New Delhi we visit the 11th century Qutab Minar Tower, built by Qutub-ud-din Aibek of the Slave Dynasty, who took possession of Delhi in 1206. The India Gate, a memorial raised in honour of the Indian soldiers martyred during the Afghan war and drive past the grand government buildings the President’s House and Parliament House all dating back to the time of British Raj.
Post lunch transfer to Jaipur – Founded by Maharaja Jai Singh II, this ‘pink city’ is meticulously constructed on the lines of the Shilpa – Shastra, an ancient Hindu treatise on architecture. On arrival at Jaipur check inn & relax. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 03: After breakfast we visit of Amber Fort
After breakfast we visit of Amber Fort – (ascend the imposing fort on a decorated painted elephant), which used to be the capital of the Kachhwaha clan, till Jaipur was made the official capital in 1727. Hawa Mahal - built in 1799 by Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh, Hawa Mahal is the most stunning sight in the city of Jaipur.
After lunch, proceed to visit City Palace, the principle residence of the ruling family and is known for its stunning architecture. Part of it now converted into a magnificent museum. Jantar Mantar, a stone observatory raised in the 18th century. Time permitting visit cottage industry specializing in hand-woven carpets & textiles. Witness how silk carpets are handmade. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 04: After breakfast we drive to the home town of Taj Mahal
Agra, takes you through the beautiful countryside. Enroute we stop to visit Fatehpur Sikri - which has been described as “the world’s most perfectly preserved ghost town”. Built by Akbar in the late 16th century, it was abandoned after only 14 years.
Evening enjoy shopping in Agra is known for its fabulous handicrafts, made of marble and softstone inlay work. Agra's major handicraft products besides inlay work are: leatherware, brassware, carpets, jewellery and embroidery work. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 05: After Breakfast we leave to explore the monumental heritage of the Great Mughals
including the magnificent Taj Mahal (Closed on Fridays), a Unesco World Heritage Site is one of the Seven Wonders of the World and surely the most extravagant expression of love ever created. 20,000 men laboured for over 17 years to build this memorial to Shah Jahan's beloved wife. It's a wealth of white marble and semi-precious stone – « undoubtedly the highlight of this tour
Also visit the imposing Agra Fort, a Unesco World Heritage Site this powerful fortress of red sandstone encompasses, within its 2.5-km-long enclosure walls, the imperial city of the Mughal rulers. It comprises many fairy-tale palaces, such as the Jahangir Palace and theKhas Mahal, built by Shah Jahan; audience halls, such as the Diwan-i-Khas; and two very beautiful mosques. Post lunch Transfer to Delhi. On arrival dropping at International Airport to board in homebound flight.