Delhi - Mystery, magic, mayhem. Welcome to Delhi, City of Djinns, and 25 million people. Like an eastern Rome, India’s capital is littered with the relics of lost empires. A succession of armies stormed across the Indo-Gangetic plain and imprinted their identity onto the vanquished city, before vanishing into rubble and ruin like the conquerors who preceded them. Modern Delhi is a chaotic tapestry of medieval fortifications, Mughal mausoleums, dusty bazaars, colonial-era town planning, and mega malls.
It is the largest mosque in india and the final architectural extravagance of shanjahan.
Cremation site of Mahatma Gandhi
Drive past Red fort. Witness it glory and pomp. Stopover for photography
Old Delhi Market
(Chandni Chowk – Market closed on Sunday)
The design of the Taj Mahal is inspired from the Humayun’s Tomb. The Humayun’s Tomb is in the UNESCO’s list of World Heritage Sites. The Humayun’s tomb is the first Indian building to use the Persian concept of a double dome. Humayun’s Tomb was the first garden tomb made in India.
Overnight at hotel
Qutb Minar, also spelled Qutub or Qutab, is the 2nd tallest minar in India after Minar-E-Fateh at chhaparchiri at Anandpur Sahib which stands 100 meters tall.
The Lotus Temple, located in New Delhi, India, is a Bahá’í House of Worship completed in 1986. Notable for its flowerlike shape, it serves as the Mother Temple of the Indian subcontinent and has become a prominent attraction in the city.
Gurdwara Bangla Sahib is the most prominent Sikh Gurdwara, or Sikh house of worship, in Delhi, known for its association with the eighth Sikh Guru, Guru HarKrishan.
Parliament Street & India Gate
Drive past Parliament of India, President’s house & India gate.
After sightseeing drive to Agra on arrival check in at hotel. Overnight at hotel
The magical allure of the Taj Mahal draws tourists to Agra like moths to a wondrous flame. And despite the hype, it’s every bit as good as you’ve heard. But the Taj is not a stand-alone attraction. The legacy of the Mughal empire has left a magnificent fort and a liberal sprinkling of fascinating tombs and mausoleums; and there’s also fun to be had in the bustling chowks (marketplaces).
The Taj Mahal is a white marble mausoleum located in Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India.. Described as the most extravagant monument ever build for love, It was constructed by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan as a memorial to his queen Mumtaz Mahal, made out of white marble took 22 years to complete. Ustad Ahamad Lahori, a Parsian Architect, is said to be the main designer and planer of this magnificent memorial.
Agra Fort is a monument, a UNESCO World Heritage site located in Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India. It is about 2.5 km northwest of its more famous sister monument, the Taj Mahal. The fort can be more accurately described as a walled city.
Check in at hotel. Overnight
After breakfast, checkout from the hotel and drive to Jaipur en-route visit Fatehpur Sikri
The Emperor Akbar (1556-1605) decided to construct it in 1571, on the same site where the birth of his son, the future Jahangir, was predicted by the wise Sheikh Salim Chisti (1480-1572). Fatehpur Sikri is the best example of the culmination of Hindu and Muslim architecture. Fatehpur- Sikri Mosque is said to be a copy of the mosque in Mecca and has designs, derived from the Persian & Hindu architecture
On arrival check in at hotel. Overnight
Jaipur, Rajasthan’s capital, is an enthralling historical city and the gateway to India’s most flamboyant state.The city’s colourful, chaotic streets ebb and flow with a heady brew of old and new. Careering buses dodge dawdling camels, leisurely cycle-rickshaws, swarms of motorbikes, and everywhere buzzing autorickshaws. In the midst of this mayhem, the splendours of Jaipur’s majestic past are islands of relative calm evoking a different pace and another world.
Amber Fort, whose construction began in the 17th century. Before the construction of the city palace in Jaipur, Amber was the seat of power. Riding the elephants to the top of the fortress (climbing elephant is possible subject to availability, if not climb it with jeeps). Castle looks impressive, built entirely of white marble and red sandy rocks, with architecture influenced by Hindu and Muslim manner of ornamentation and decoration. Walk in the complex of courtyards and halls. Many of the rooms have delightful wall paintings, with precious stones and mirrors inlaid in the walls.
The beautiful palace was built by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh during his reign. City Palace stands apart, with its outstanding art and architecture. City Palace complex covers a huge area, which is divided into a series of gardens, courtyards and buildings, the premises the City Palace Museum.
Largest stone observatory in the World and this feature makes it, a special destination for a traveller.
The literal meaning of Hawa Mahal is Palace of Winds. Hawa Mahal was built by Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh in 1799. Hawa Mahal is a pyramid-shaped facade with five stories. It has 953 small windows decorated with tiny lattice work. The small windows and screened balconies serve the women to watch processions and different activities taking place on the streets. ( Stop for photography )
Near the cenotaphs of the maharanis of Jaipur, and beautifully situated in the watery expanse of Man Sagar, is the beautiful Jal Mahal. It was built in 1799 by Madho Singh as a summer resort for the royal family, which they used to base duck-hunting parties. (Drive Pass )
Overnight at hotel
After breakfast, check out from the hotel and transfer to Delhi airport for flight back home.
· Airfare with GF ( seats are limited and to be confirmed upon request )
· 05 nights’ accommodation sharing DBL/Twin room basis with breakfasts
· All transports, excursions, sightseeing’s etc as per program in private A/C car
· Entrances to monuments and activities
· Local English Speaking guide during sightseeing
· Presently Applicable taxes (subject to change)
· Travel Insurance
Rates are starting, for minimum 2 persons, if a group for more than 2 pax, additional discounts will apply.
Seats are limited and to be confirmed upon request.