DAY 01: DELHI
Upon arrival at Delhi Airport, you will be greeted and transferred to the hotel/resort to freshen up. Then, at your convenience, you can head out for sightseeing and visits. Enjoy your exploration of the heritage city of Delhi.
Explore Delhi, India’s capital, brimming with history and cultural heritage, this ancient city blends colonial charm with Indo-Islamic architecture. From ancient relics to captivating museums and lively markets, every corner tells a story. Immerse yourself in inspiring art galleries, savor delightful dining, and experience the vibrant performing arts scene.
Explore Delhi’s UNESCO World Heritage Sites: Qutub Complex, Magnificent Humayun’s Tomb, and Safdarjung’s Grand Mausoleum. Immerse yourself in the serenity of Lodi Gardens, blending nature’s beauty with historic treasures. Conclude your day with a leisurely evening to savor on your own.
DAY 02: DELHI
After breakfast Indulge in Delhi’s rich heritage and culture through a unique blend of Walking and Car Tours. Discover authentic Delhi, crafted by those who know it best. As the sun sets, witness the captivating Red Fort Light & Sound Show, bringing history to life against this grand monument’s majestic backdrop.
Immerse in the enchanting heritage of Shahjahanabad, Delhi’s walled city. Explore its history, architecture, cuisine, and traditions, resonating with echoes of Urdu and Persian literature. Visit iconic spots like Masjid-i Jahān-Numā (Jama Mosque) and the UNESCO World Heritage Site Red Fort (Lal Qila). Transition to the modern side of Delhi in the afternoon or evening, discovering New Delhi, the former capital of British India.
DAY 03: DELHI – AGRA
(Approximately 210 kilometers, or a 3-hour drive)
After breakfast, we will drive to the “Indian heritage city Agra.” Upon arriving in Agra, we will embark on a journey of sightseeing and visits.
Nestled on the serene banks of the Yamuna River, Agra is a global treasure, alluring millions yearly to witness the iconic Taj Mahal and explore historical riches. Renowned for Mughal architectural mastery, Agra boasts three UNESCO World Heritage Sites, including the awe-inspiring Taj Mahal. Immerse yourself in a tapestry of history, architectural marvels, and artistic heritage, leaving an indelible mark on your soul. Agra stands as a must-visit destination.
Discover the Taj Mahal, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and universally admired masterpiece, symbolizing India’s rich history. Celebrated as the “Jewel of Indo-Islamic Architecture,” it epitomizes Mughal design’s zenith and holds the honor of being one of the New 7 Wonders of the World.
DAY 04: AGRA
Start your day with a mesmerizing sunrise visit to the Taj Mahal. Afterward, return to your hotel/resort to freshen up before embarking on a day of exploration in Agra.
Embark on a journey through Agra’s heritage, starting with Agra Fort, a UNESCO World Heritage Site on the Yamuna River. Sheltering Babur after the 1526 Battle of Panipat and witnessing Humayun’s coronation in 1530, it served as Akbar’s capital from 1558. This red sandstone marvel, known as the “Qila-i-Akbari,” was completed in 1573. Next, explore the Itmad-ud-Daulah Tomb, a Mughal masterpiece from Emperor Jahangir’s era, housing the cenotaphs of Mirza Ghiyas and Asmat Begum, parents of Mughal Empress Nur Jahan. Often dubbed the ‘Baby Taj Mahal’ for inspiring the Taj’s grandeur. Conclude at Sikandra Tomb, Emperor Akbar’s resting place, personally designed and complemented with a stunning garden, completed by his son Emperor Jahangir.
DAY 05: AGRA – FATEHPUR SIKRI / JAIPUR
(Approximately 240 kilometers, or a 4-5 hour drive)
After breakfast, explore UNESCO-listed sites Fatehpur Sikri and Keoladeo National Park while continuing your journey to Jaipur. Upon arrival in Jaipur, transfer to your hotel or resort.
Discover Fatehpur Sikri, the “City of Victory,” a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a testament to Indo-Islamic architectural excellence founded by Emperor Akbar in the 16th century. Briefly serving as the Mughal Empire’s capital, it left a significant imprint on Indian town planning with its uniform Mughal architectural style and grand gateways.
Optionally, explore Keoladeo National Park, formerly Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Originally a royal hunting reserve in the 1850s for Maharajas and the British, it now hosts over 370 bird and animal species. Naturalist Salim Ali played a pivotal role in securing its establishment.
DAY 06: JAIPUR
After breakfast, Embark on a captivating Jaipur sightseeing tour. In the evening, delve into Rajasthan’s local heritage and culture at an ethnic village resort in Jaipur. Immerse yourself in traditional art, customs, and activities, and savor a delicious Rajasthani feast.
Jaipur, the Pink City, a UNESCO-listed world heritage city, is the gateway to Rajasthan’s royal kingdom. Founded by Maharaja Jai Singh II, a renowned mathematician and astronomer, it became India’s first planned city in 1727. Jaipur captivates with its cuisine, marvelous architecture, natural beauty, and the warmth of its residents. This city is a treasure trove of rich culture, living history, and vibrant colors. In 1876, the ruler painted the entire city terracotta pink to welcome the Prince of Wales, a tradition that continues today, symbolizing culture and hospitality.
Embark on a day of heritage exploration in Jaipur. Begin with the UNESCO-listed Amber Palace, a 1592 marvel blending Rajput and Mughal architecture. Next, discover the City Palace, a fusion of Mughal and Rajput styles in the walled city’s heart, reflecting a great ruler’s vision. Then, explore the 18th-century UNESCO observatory, Jantar Mantar, renowned for precise naked-eye astronomical observations. Don’t miss the iconic Hawa Mahal, adorned with delicately honeycombed pink sandstone windows. Finally, delve into the Indo-Saracenic architecture of the Albert Hall Museum, housing 19,000 historic objects, including the captivating 2,300-year-old Egyptian mummy Tutu, excavated from an Akhmim pyramid.
Visit Jaipur’s Elephant Village for an enriching experience, nestled in the scenic Aravali mountains, for unique interactions with majestic elephants. Engage in activities such as feeding, bathing, painting, and thrilling Elephant Safaris, creating unforgettable memories.
DAY 07: JAIPUR – DELHI
After breakfast, transfer to Jaipur Airport or continue your drive to Delhi. Upon arrival in Delhi, transfer to Delhi International Airport.
Delhi International Airport, situated approximately 280 kilometers away, can be reached comfortably in just 6-7 hours by road travel.