DAY 01: DELHI
Arrival at Delhi Airport, Assistance upon arrival, transfer to hotel / resort in Delhi, get freshen up and free for leisure in Delhi
Delhi city of over 15 million people located on the banks of the river Yamuna in northern India, one of the oldest continually inhabited cities in the world. The capital city of India, a fine blend of ancient and modern.
DAY 02: DELHI
After breakfast move for Sightseeing / Visits in Delhi – We will take you to some different kind of tour Walking and Car Tours in Delhi. These tours have been designed by people with a deep understanding of the ‘Real’ Delhi.
Visit at The Masjid-i Jahān-Numā (Jama Mosque of Delhi)
The principal mosque of Delhi, it is the largest and best-known mosque in India. The foundation of the historic Jama Masjid was laid on a hillock in Shahjahanabad by the fifth Mughal Emperor of India, Shahjahan, on Friday, October 19,1650 AD, (10th Shawwal 1060 AH). The mosque was the result of the efforts of over 6,000 workers, over a period of six years (1650–1656 AD).
Visit at Old Delhi the walled city has been the capital of numerous empires that ruled India, where you will get the sights of eye-catching monuments and unique structures and sounds of the colourful bazaars. You will experience at one the busiest and oldest areas of the world. This ancient part of the city is a labyrinth of tiny lanes crowded with rickshaws and lined with crumbling 17th-century haveli, temples and mosques. The theme of these tours is the pre-Shahjahanabad period and we will introduce you to the culture, food and people, as well as a look at and feel of some valuable ancient traditions
Visit at World heritage site Red Fort (Lal Qila)
Built by the Mughal Emperor, Shah Jahan. The Palace fort of his capital Shahjahanabad, famous for its massive red sandstone walls, which stand 75 feet (23 metres) high. This monument represents the grandeur of the Mughal Court, which was constructed during the 17th century. The construction of this fort took over 10 years to complete the work in 1648. It was originally called as ‘Qila-i-Mubarak’, Meaning ‘The Blessed Fort’ listed as UNESCO world heritage site
Visit at World heritage site The Humayun’s Tomb The Tomb of Emperor Humayun the second Mughal ruler to ascend the throne stands as a magnificent testament to the style of Mughal royal mausoleums. This tomb, built in 1560, is of particular cultural significance as it was the first garden-tomb on the Indian subcontinent. It inspired several major architectural innovations, culminating in the construction of the Taj Mahal. The construction of this tomb was commissioned by Humayun’s wife Hamida Banu Begum, Makbara-e -Humayun is one of the best preserved Mughal monuments and listed as UNESCO world heritage site
Evening timings get another picture of Delhi with modern culture and traditions. New Delhi OR Modern Delhi, the capital of British India, was built after 1911 AD as a symbol of British dominance over the Indian subcontinent. The intent was to create a grand, monumental, larger-than-life city space, which would inspire awe and be symbolic of the implied socio-cultural, architectural and political superiority of the British Empire few of them are War Memorial India Gate, Passing by President House, Parliament Street and Raj Path
Connaught Place one of the main financial, commercial and business centres in India, a major shopping, nightlife and tourist spot in New Delhi. The area was originally named after the Duke of Connaught, the third son of Queen Victoria of Britain, Prince Arthur. It was developed as a showpiece of Delhi. Connaught Place’s Georgian architecture is modelled after ‘The Royal Crescent in the city of Bath’ England, that designed by the architect John Wood the Younger and built between 1767 and 1774, which is among the greatest examples of Georgian architecture to be found in the United Kingdom.
DAY 03: DELHI
After breakfast move for Sightseeing / Visits in Delhi
Visit at World heritage site Qutub complex the world heritage site, the layers of cultural, religious, and political history converge in the Qutub archaeological complex. It was commissioned by Qutub-ud-din Aibak, founder of the Mamluk or Slave dynasty, who later became the first ‘Sultan of Delhi’
Visit at Qutub Minar ‘the victory tower’ named after the religious figure Sufi Saint Hazrat Khwaja Qutbuddin Bakhtiar Kaki was begun by Qutb-ud-din Aibak. It was continued by his successor Iltutmish (a.k.a. Altamash), and finally completed much later by Sultan Firoz Shah Tughlaq, a Sultan of Delhi from the Tughlaq dynasty in 1368 AD. It is listed as a UNESCO world heritage site along with surrounding buildings and monuments
Visit at Safdarjung’s Tomb sandstone and marble mausoleum in Delhi. It was built in 1754 for the statesman Safdarjung. Safdarjung was made prime minister of the Mughal Empire (Wazir-ul-Mamlak-i-Hindustan) when Ahmed Shah Bahadur ascended the throne in 1748. There is an inscription in Arabic on the surface and its translation reads “When the hero of plain bravery departs from the transitory, may he become a resident of god’s paradise”
Visit at Lodi Gardens spread over 90 acres, the beautiful gardens dotted with beautiful monuments and tombs, belonging to the Sayyid, Lodi and Mughal dynasties.
DAY 04: DELHI – AGRA (210kms / 03hrs Approx.)
After breakfast drive to “Indian Heritage City Agra” – Arrival at Agra and move for Sightseeing / Visit at Agra as per the timings,
Heritage city Agra the prominent tourist destination, one of the most visited places in the world, home of three world heritage sites and one of those heritage sites which the world has chosen to be the ‘Wonder of the World’. Symbolising the eternal love, incredible paragon of Indo-Islamic architecture and one of the universally admired masterpieces of the world’s heritage ‘The Taj Mahal’. Agra was founded in the beginning 16th century by Sultan Sikandar Lodī, the ruler of the Delhi Sultanate. After the Sultan’s death, the city passed on to his son, Sultan Ibrāhīm Lodī. He ruled his Sultanate from Agra until he fell fighting to Mughal Emperor Bābar in the battle of Panipat fought in 1526
Visit at World heritage site The Taj Mahal “The Jewel of Indo-Islamic architecture” and one of the universally admired masterpieces of the world’s heritage”. Regarded by many as the best example of Mughal architecture and a symbol of India’s rich history. It was declared a winner of the New 7 Wonders of the World (2000–2007) initiative. Construction of the Taj Mahal began in 1632. The construction project employed some 20,000 artisans under the guidance of a board of architects.
DAY 05: AGRA
Morning Visit at Taj Mahal and get an amazing view at Sun rise, The cool breeze with shade of sun lighht on white Taj Mahal get you the wonderful view of Taj Mahal, drive back to hotel / resort get freshen up and After breakfast move for Sightseeing / Visit in Agra as per the timings,
Visit at World heritage site Agra Red Fort sprawling over an area of 380,000 sq m, the great fortress is situated on the right bank of river Yamuna. This amazing monument linked with many rulers and wars. After the first battle of Panipat in 1526, Babur stayed in the fort, in the palace of Ibrahim Lodi. The historian, Abul Fazl, recorded that this was a brick fort known as ‘Badalgarh’. It was in a ruined condition and Akbar had it rebuilt with red sandstone. Architects laid the foundation and it was built with bricks in the inner core with sandstone on external surfaces. Some 4,000 builders worked on it daily for eight years, completing it in 1573. It was also known as the ‘Qila-i-Akbari’
Visit at Itmad-ud-Daulah Tomb one of the most beautiful Mughal tombs. Constructed during the reign of Emperor Jahangir, this tomb comprises cenotaphs of Mirza Ghiyas and Asmat Begum, who were parents of Mughal Empress Nur Jahan. Many believed this monument is considered to be the inspiration behind the Taj Mahal. For this fact it is known as the ‘Baby Taj Mahal’
Visit at Sikandra Tomb the mausoleum of Mughal Emperor Akbar. Interestingly Akbar himself selected the site of the tomb, planned the structure, completed and laid out a beautiful garden during his lifetime. However, the topmost portion of mausoleum in marble was constructed by his son, Mughal Emperor Jahangir.
DAY 06: AGRA – FATEHPUR SIKRI / BAHARTPUR – JAIPUR
After breakfast drive to Ranthambhore, En-route Visit at UNESCO world heritage sites Fatehpur Sikri and Keoladeo National Park, drive continue – Arrival at Jaipur, free for leisure at hotel / resort
Visit at Fatehpur Sikri (the city of victory) a world heritage site listed by UNESCO, an exceptional testimony to the prime destinations for the excellence of Indo-Islamic architecture founded by Badshah (Emperor) Akbar in 16th century. Its form and layout strongly influenced the evolution of Indian town planning; the capital of the Mughal Empire for around 10 years. The complex of monuments, all in a uniform architectural style, is the typical Mughal walled city, with well-defined private and public areas and imposing gateways. Badshah Akbar had planned this city as his capital but shortage of water compelled him to abandon the city
Visit at Keoladeo National Park formerly known as the Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary, a world heritage site listed by UNESCO. It originated in as a royal hunting reserve during the 1850s and was a game reserve for Maharajas and the British. The park is home to over 370 species of birds and animals and naturalist Salim Ali used his influence to garner government support to create Keoladeo National Park. It was also known as the breeding ground for the rare and elusive to spot Siberian crane.
DAY 07: JAIPUR
After breakfast move for Sightseeing / Visits in Jaipur – Evening Visit at Chokhi Dhani Village
The walled city of Jaipur the gateway of Royal Kingdom Rajasthan, known globally as the Pink City, listed as UNESCO world heritage city. Maharaja Jai Singh, also known as Sawai Jai Singh II, ruled the state from 1699 to 1743 and was a famous mathematician and astronomer. During his rule, India’s first planned city founded in 1727. The cuisines, marvellous architecture, natural beauty and loving nature of townsmen would be enough to make Jaipur a unique spot. There are much to see in this city, packed with rich culture, live history and magical colors at every turn and corners. Looking to welcome the Prince of Wales in 1876, the then ruler of Jaipur, Maharaja Sawai Ram Singh II, re-painted the entire city terracotta pink. The color is meant to symbolize hospitality and also mollify the glaring sunlight. “After the Prince came to visit, all the shopkeepers and households maintained famous pink color, and the ” The tradition still continues”
Visit at World heritage site The Amber Palace
Set in picturesque and rugged hills is a fascinating blend of Hindu and Mughal architecture. Constructed by Raja Man Singh I in 1592 the fort palace was made in red sand stone and white marble. The rugged forbidding exterior belies an inner paradise with a beautiful fusion of art and architecture. Amber is the classic and romantic fort-palace with a magnificent aura. The interior wall of the palace depicts expressive painting scenes with carvings, precious stones and mirror settings
Visit at Elephant Village in Jaipur is definitely one of the most interesting activities. Adds to the fun and makes it an opportunity and one of the best things to do, time spend with this giant animal and a unique and offbeat activity, memorable moments it is not only by engaging in fun activities with Elephants but an opportunity to interact with intelligent animal. Elephants understand a certain language & learn some basics of the language to communicate with the Elephants. Feeding them some sugarcane or bananas, Washing Elephants with shower with their keeper, Painting on Elephant like making a fancy dress for them. Elephant Safari is the thrilling experience one can ride on Elephant on special tracks within the unique village
Visit at City Palace of Jaipur located in the heart of the walled city, the City Palace Complex gives you an idea about the farsightedness of the founder of Jaipur Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh. City Palace is a fine blend of Mughal and Rajput Architecture
Visit at World heritage site The Jantar Mantar
An astronomical observation site built in the early 18th century. It includes a set of some 20 main fixed instruments. Designed for the observation of astronomical positions with the naked eye, they embody several architectural and instrumental innovations. This is the most significant, most comprehensive, and the best preserved of India’s historic observatories
Hawa Mahal (The Wind Place) The poet king Sawai Pratap Singh built this palace of winds. The most well-known landmark of Jaipur and is also its icon. Located in the City Palace complex, it is best viewed from the road outside. This five-storey building overlooking the busy Market street is a fascinating example of Rajput Architecture with its delicately honeycombed 953 pink sandstone windows known as ‘Jharo Khas’
Albert Hall Museum consist of Indo saracenic type of architecture and is designed same as the Victoria and Albert museum which is located in London. It houses around 19,000 historic rare objects and An Egyptian Mummy is the main attraction of Albert Hall Museum. A 2,300-year-old Egyptian mummy was among the rare objects of historical interest which were saved from drowning at the Albert Hall Museum. The mummy, named Tutu, a female member of a family of priests, dates back to Egypt’s Ptolemic period from early 300 B.C. to 30 B.C. It was excavated from a pyramid in Akhmim area of the ancient city of Panopolis
Evening Visit at Chokhi Dhani Village the mirror of Rajasthani culture since 1989. Spread over 10 acres of beautifully landscaped area for a rustic look, it is dotted with platforms where different folk artists perform concurrently.
DAY 08: JAIPUR – DELHI (270kms / 05hrs – 06hrs Approx.)
After breakfast move for Optional Sightseeing / Shopping Visits in Jaipur and drive continue – Arrival at Delhi and transfer to hotel / resort as per the timings,
DAY 09: DELHI
After breakfast move for Optional Sightseeing / Shopping Visits in Delhi and transfer to Delhi Airport as per the timings,