|Tour||Heritage Walk With Mumbai|
|Duration||08 Nights / 09 Days|
|Destinations Covered||Delhi – Agra – Fatehpur Sikri – Jaipur – Ajmer – Mumbai|
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|Key Note||Delhi’s Red Fort Closed on Monday & Old Delhi’s Market Closed on Sunday.
Taj Mahal at Agra Closed on Friday
Sightseeing / Visits subject to suitable weather / traffic conditions and permission from local authorities
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Day 1 : Delhi
Arrival at Delhi Airport, Assistance upon arrival, transfer to hotel / resort, get freshen up and move for Sightseeing / Visits in Delhi as per the timings – Evening be a part of Sound and Light Show at Delhi Red fort this show of more than 60 minutes and is inundated with special effects that capture the imagination of people in an amazing manner indicating the history of Delhi
Delhi is city of 15 million people located on the banks of the river Yamuna in northern India is one of the oldest continually inhabited cities in the world. This city has been the seat of power for several rulers and many empires for about a millennium. Many a times the city was built, destroyed and then rebuilt. Interestingly, a number of Delhi’s rulers played a dual role, first as destroyers and then as creators. City’s importance lies not just in its past glory as the seat of empires and magnificent heritage monuments, but also in the rich and diverse cultures. Delhi’s culture has been influenced by its lengthy history and historic association as the capital of India. This is exemplified by many significant monuments in the city. The Archaeological Survey of India recognizes 1200 heritage buildings and 175 monuments as national heritage sites. New Delhi house of several British Monuments reminiscent of British colonial architecture. In Delhi, you will discover that the city is sprinkled with dazzling gems: captivating ancient monuments, fascinating museums and art galleries, architectural wonders, a vivacious performing-arts scene, fabulous eating places and bustling markets.
Hazrat Nizamuddin Auliyaone of the world’s most famous Sufi Saints, Dargah Shrine Hazrat Nizamuddin Auliya. Situated in the Hazrat Nizamuddin area of Central Delhi. Visited by thousands of people every week, and sees a fair share of people from other religions from all over the World. Sultan-ul-Mashaikh, Mehboob-e-Ilahi, Hazrat Shaikh Khwaja Syed Muhammad Nizamuddin Auliya (1238 – 1325) also known as Hazrat Nizamuddin, was a famous Sufi saint of the Chishti Order in the Indian Subcontinent, an order that believed in drawing close to God through renunciation of the world and service to humanity. He is one of the great saints of the Chishti order in India. His predecessors were Fariduddin Ganjshakar, Bakhtiyar Kaki and Moinuddin Chishti. In that sequence, they constitute the initial spiritual chain or “Silsila of the Chisti Order”, widely prevalent in the Indian subcontinent. Nizamuddin Auliya, like his predecessors, stressed love as a means of realising God. For him his love of God implied a love of humanity. His vision of the world was marked by a highly evolved sense of secularity and kindness. The tombs of poet Amir Khusro and Mughal princess Jehan Ara Begum are also located within the Nizamuddin Dargah complex.
Day 02: Delhi
After Breakfast move for Sightseeing / Visits in Delhi – 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 Delhi’s history, culture, cuisine and quirks. In Delhi, we’ll show you the city’s heritage monuments and attractions, but we’ll also show you the ‘Real’ Delhi – its people, its religions, its streets and Bazaars (Markets)
The Masjid-i Jahān-Numā (Jama Mosque of Delhi)
The principal mosque of Old Delhi. Commissioned by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan, it is the largest and best-known mosque in India. Construction began in 1650 and was completed in 1656. The later name, Jama Masjid, refers to the weekly Friday noon congregation prayers of Muslims, Jummah, which are usually done in a mosque, the “congregational mosque” or “Jāma Masjid”. The courtyard of the mosque can hold up to twenty-five thousand worshippers. 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). The Red Fort in New Delhi, which stands opposite the Jama Masjid.
Visit at Old Delhi Market Chandni Chowk (Moonlight Square) Visit By Cycle RickshawsVisit at Jama Masque and Chandni Chowk (Moonlight Square) is without doubt, the busiest market area in Delhi. It dates back to 1638, when Emperor Shahjahan shifted his capital from Agra to Delhi. His daughter Jahanara constructed a square, around which a busy market grew. Today, Chandni Chowk is home to silversmiths, repair shops, clothiers, spicy street food vendors and traditional sweetmeat shops. During this walk, we will explore not just the bazaar, but also the cultural landscape of this area, from Chandini Chowk to Kinari Bazaar (Wedding Market) see the real picture of Indian wedding dresses style and jewellery style having long past continue till date then proceed to learn about the ingredients and essentials of Indian cooking. The colourful and interesting street food in this market caters to the preferences of this community.
The UNESCO World Heritage Site – Red Fort (Lal Qila) Built by the Mughal Emperor, Shah Jahan. This monument represents the grandeur of the Mughal Court, which was constructed during the 17th century. Lal Qila was once the residential area of the Imperial Family of India. It was the capital of the Mughal rulers until 1857, when Bahadur Shah Zafar II went in exile after he was defeated by the Britishers. In 2007, Red Fort was designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, which is situated in Old Delhi. The construction of this fort started in 1638 and it took over 10 years to complete the work in 1648. It was originally called as ‘Qila-i-Mubarak’, Meaning “The Blessed Fort” as it was the royal residence of Mughals.
UNESCO World Heritage Site–Humayun’s Tomb, famous tomb of Humayun, who was The Mughal Emperor. The construction of this tomb was commissioned by Humayun’s wife Hamida Banu Begum in 1562. It was designed by Mirak Mirza Ghiyath, a Persian architect. The entire structure is built using red sandstone, which was declared as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1993. There is a huge garden in the complex, which has fountains, pools, trees and benches to sit, visitor can see the Char Bagh inside the complex which have quadrilateral Persian style layout
UNESCO World Heritage Site – Qutub Minar One of the tallest individual towers in the world, measuring about 234 ft in height. The construction work of Qutb Minar was commissioned by the ruler of Slave Dynasty, Qutubuddin-Aibak in 1199, which was later completed by his descendant Shams-ud-din-Iltutmish. He added three more storeys to this structure along with carved minarets. It is situated in the Mehrauli region of Delhi, which is an ideal example of Indo-Islamic architecture style. This place also has a 7 m high iron pillar, which has not shown any sign of rust for more than 1,600 years, Travellers can also come across some other famous monuments like Ala-i-Darwaza and Ala-i-Minar situated within the complex.
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.
Day 03: Delhi - Agra (200 Kms / 03 - 04 hrs Approx)
After Breakfast drive to “Indian Heritage City Agra” – Arrival at Agra and move for Sightseeing / Visit at Agra as per the timings.
“Indian Heritage City Agra” situated on the banks of holy river Yamuna. Prominent tourist destination in India. Agra is primarily witness of Mughal architectural excellence and their love for structural designs. This place home to UNESCO World Heritage Site Taj Mahal, UNESCO World Heritage Site Agra Fort, UNESCO World Heritage Fatehpur Sikri several others historical monuments and gardens. Tomb of I’timād-ud-Daulah, Tomb of Akbar the Great to name a few.
Sikandra, this mausoleum is situated on the out skirts of the Agra City. It houses the mortal remains of the Mughal Emperor Akbar, who, during his lifetime itself had completed the tomb and laid out a beautiful garden. However, the topmost portion of mausoleum in marble was constructed by his son, Mughal Emperor Jahangir; the shape of tomb is pyramidal and consists of five storeys. The cenotaph is at a level below the ground level. The entire tomb is constructed of red sandstone but for the top storey which is constructed in white marble. The ground floor is surrounded by cloisters except at the centre on the southern side. These cloisters are divided by massive arches and piers divisible into many bays
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. The mausoleum is named after Mirza Ghiyas, who was given the title Itmad-ud-Daulah, which literally means pillar of the state, this tomb was commissioned by Nur Jahan, between 1622 and 1628. The tomb is primarily built in white marble with mosaic and lattice. The tomb stands 21 metres high and features 12 metres tall dome-roofed octagonal minaret at each corner. The main chamber of the tomb is adorned with mosaics and semi-precious stones that are inlaid in white marble. The white marble used in the construction of this monument was brought from Rajasthan. This marble was encrusted with semi-precious stone decorations, including cornelian, jasper, lapis lazuli, onyx and topaz.
UNESCO World Heritage Site – Agra Red Fort sprawling over an area of 380,000 sq m, the fortress is situated on the right bank of River Yamuna. This fort was built by Mughal Emperor Akbar, after he defeated the Afghans at Panipat in 1556. Originally, this fort was held by the Hindu Sikarwar & subsequently, by Ibrahim Lodi, Babur, Humayun and Sher Shah. The fort was in bad shape when Akbar rebuilt it using red sandstone, which was brought from the Barauli area in Rajasthan. The renovation was completed in 1573, after eight years of hard work of 1,444,000 labours. The fort is often referred to as walled city, as seventy feet high walls surround it on all sides.
Day 04: Agra - Fatehpur Sikri / Jaipur (240 Kms /05 hrs Approx)
Morning time take marvels view of UNESCO World Heritage Site – The Taj Mahal and drive continue to Jaipur, En-route Visit at UNESCO World Heritage Site – Fatehpur Sikri – Arrival at Jaipur, transfer to hotel / resort in Jaipur get freshen up and Evening free for leisure in Jaipur.
Taj Mahal designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1983 for being “the jewel of Indo-Islamic architecture in India and one of the universally admired masterpieces of the world’s heritage”. Described by Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore as “the tear-drop on the cheek of time”, it is 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. The Taj Mahal was commissioned by Shah Jahan in 1631, to be built in the memory of his wife Mumtaz Mahal. Construction of the Taj Mahal began in 1632. The imperial courts documenting Shah Jahan’s grief after the death of Mumtaz Mahal illustrate the love story held as the inspiration for Taj Mahal. The Taj Mahal complex is believed to have been completed in its entirety in 1653 at a cost estimated at the time to be around 32 million rupees, which in current times would be approximately 52.8 billion Indian rupees (US $ 827 million). The construction project employed some 20,000 artisans under the guidance of a board of architects led by the court architect to the emperor, Ustad Ahmad Lahauri
UNESCO World Heritage Site – Fatehpur Sikri (City of Victory) Exceptional testimony to the Mughal civilization at the end of the 16th century. It offers a unique example of architectural ensembles of very high quality constructed between 1571 and 1585. Its form and layout strongly influenced the evolution of Indian town planning, notably as Shahjahanabad (Old Delhi) Fatehpur Sikri was the capital of the Mughal Empire for only some 10 years. The complex of monuments and temples, all in a uniform architectural style, is the most typical example of Mughal walled city, with well-defined private and public areas and imposing gateways. The architecture is a blend of Hindu and Islamic and reflects the political and philosophical vision of the Mughal emperors and their style of government. The complex of monuments includes Tomb of Hazrat Sheikh Salim Chishti, Jodha Bai’s Palace, Panch Mahal, Buland Darwaza
Dargah Shrine of Hazrat Salim Chishti (1478 – 1572) was a Sufi saint of the Chishti Order during the Mughal Empire in India. The Mughal Emperor Akbar-e-Azam went to the shrine of Ashraf Jahangir Semnani, but on his travels he also felt inspired to see Chishti. Akbar came to Chishti’s home, deep in the desert, seeking a male heir to his throne. Chishti blessed Akbar, and soon the first of three sons was born to him. He named his first son Salim (later emperor Jahangir) in honor of Chishti. A daughter of Sheikh Salim Chishti was the foster mother of Emperor Jahangir. The emperor was deeply attached to his foster mother, as reflected in the Jahangirnama and he was extremely close to her son Qutb-ud-din Khan Koka who was made the governor of Bengal and his descendants are still to be found in Sheikhupur, Badaun. Hazrat Salim Chishti’s mazar is one of the most notable accomplishments of Mughal architecture, surpassed only in reputation, and is flanked by the massive Buland Darwaza or Victory gate on the southern side, the Badshahi darwaza or Emperor’s gate on eastern side, and a grand mosque Jama masjid on western side, as well as by courtyards, a reflecting pool, and other tombs. Construction commenced in 1571 and the work was completed fifteen years later.
Day 05: Jaipur
After Breakfast move for Sightseeing / Visits in Jaipur.
Jaipur, renowned as ‘Pink City of India’ Bustling capital city of Indian state Rajasthan and a business centre with all the trappings of a modern metropolis but yet flavoured strongly with an age-old charm that never fails to surprise a traveller. Jaipur painted in Pink can grip any visitor with admiration. Stunning backdrop of Ancient Forts, Mahals (Palaces) all around, Jaipur is named after its founder; Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh (Ruled 1688 to 1744), The city was founded in the year 1727 by Maharaj Sawai Jai Singh II, who was the ruler of the nearby city of Amber. The old city is surrounded by a strong wall and beautiful ornately painted gates. This was the first planned city of India. The city has been battle ground in the past and has witnessed great victories; hence Jaipur is also referred to as the city of victory. Thus Jaipur Travel Guide also speaks about the heroism and chivalry of the Rajputs who brought the city sired by palaces, forts and royal colours. During the rule of Sawai Ram Singh, the city was painted pink to welcome the Prince of Wales, later Edward VII, in 1876. Many of the avenues remained painted in pink, giving Jaipur a distinctive appearance and the epithet Pink city.
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. He left behind a legacy of some of the most imposing and magnificent architecture in the city, City Palace is a blend of Mughal and Rajput Architecture.
UNESCO World Heritage site – The Jantar Mantar in Jaipur is an astronomical observation site built in the early 18th century. It includes a set of some 20 main fixed instruments. They are monumental examples in masonry of known instruments but which in many cases have specific characteristics of their own. 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. It is an expression of the astronomical skills and cosmological concepts of the court of a scholarly prince at the end of the Mughal period.
Hawa Mahal (The Wind Place) The poet king Sawai Pratap Singh built this palace of winds. This is easily the most well-known landmarks 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 and Artistry with its delicately honeycombed 953 pink sandstone windows known as ‘Jharo Khas’.
UNESCO World Heritage site – The Amber Fort set in picturesque and rugged hills is a fascinating blend of Hindu and Mughal architecture. Constructed by Raja Man Singh I in 1592 and completed by Mirja Raja Jai Singh the fort 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. In the foreground is the Maota Lake providing a breathtaking vista.
Evening visit at Chokhi Dhani Village, Chokhi Dhani Village has been the mirror of Rajasthani culture. Spread over 10 acres of beautifully landscaped area for a rustic look, it is dotted with platforms where different folk artists perform concurrently. A village fair is created every evening as an ongoing celebration of the rich & vibrant cultural heritage of Rajasthan. Started as part of ambiance for a restaurant, over the years it has evolved as a tasteful and authentic symbol of ethnic village life of this most colourful state in the country.
Day 06: Jaipur - Ajmer / Jaipur (140 Kms / 03hrs Approx. One Way)
After Breakfast move for Day Excursion trip to Ajmer
Visit at Dargah Shrine of Hazrat Moinuddin Chishti
Hazrat Moinuddin Chishti Also known as Shrine of Hazrat Khwaja Gharīb Nawāz “Benefactor of the Poor”, he is the most famous saint of the Chishti Order of Sufism of the Indian subcontinent. Hazrat Moinuddin Chishti introduced and established the order in the subcontinent. The initial spiritual chain or silsila of the Chishti order in India, comprising Hazrat Moinuddin Chishti, Hazrat Qutbuddin Bakhtiar Kaki, Hazrat Fariduddin Ganjshakar and Hazrat Nizamuddin Auliya, each successive person being the disciple of the previous, constitutes the great Sufi saints of Indian history. Hazrat Moinuddin Chishti visited the seminaries of Samarkand and Bukhara and acquired religious learning from the eminent scholars of his age. He visited nearly all the great centers of Muslim culture, and acquainted himself with almost every important trend in Muslim religious life in the Middle Ages. He became a disciple of the Chishti saint Hazrat Usman Harooni. They travelled the Middle East extensively together, including visits to Mecca and Medina. Hazrat Moinuddin Chishti reached Ajmer along with Mu’izz al-Din Muhammad, and settled down there. In Ajmer, he attracted a substantial following, acquiring a great deal of respect amongst the residents of the city.
Day 07: Jaipur - Mumbai (Air Travel)
After Breakfast transfer to Jaipur Airport to Board at Morning Flight to Mumbai, departure for Mumbai – Arrival at Mumbai Airport, Assistance upon arrival and transfer to hotel / resort, get freshen up and move for Sightseeing / Visits in Mumbai as per the timings.
Mumbai, still frequently referred to “Bombay” The City that never sleeps! Pulsating, Alive, On the Move, Vibrant and Fun – this is Mumbai or as it is still frequently referred to – Bombay. The most modern city in India, it captures the spirit of the changing pace set by liberalization and modernisation. Once a cluster of seven islands, Mumbai was presented to King Charles II in 1661 as part of the dowry when he married Princess Catherine de Braganza of Portugal. Over the years, as colonialism gave way to independence, Mumbai has transformed itself into an entity with thriving markets, business houses and many different communities reflecting a cosmopolitan and trendy atmosphere rarely seen elsewhere. On the surface, it represents the ever-changing face of today’s India — the old coupled with the dynamic new, and yet at its very core, the heart of the city is steeped in Indian customs and values.
The Gateway of India, one of India’s most unique landmarks situated in the city of Mumbai. The colossal structure was constructed in 1924. Located at the tip of Apollo Bunder, the gateway overlooks the Mumbai harbor, bordered by the Arabian Sea in the Colaba district. The Gateway of India is a monument that marks India’s chief ports and is a major tourist attraction for visitors who arrive in India for the first time. At one point of time, this monument represented the grandeur of the British Raj in India.
Hanging Gardens, terraced garden was built in 1880 and later renovated in 1921. Which is why these gardens are also known as Pherozeshah Mehta Garden, this renowned garden located on the Malabar Hills is known for its splendid green vegetation and animal shaped hedges, which is an interesting sight for anyone who visits this spot. Adding to the garden’s beauty is the comforting view of the vast Arabian Sea. Watching the sunset from the Hanging Gardens would provide you with an experience worth remembering a lifetime. One interesting fact about Hanging Gardens is that it is built on a water reservoir, which provides fresh drinking water to the locals who live nearby.
Dargah Shrine of Hazrat Sayed Peer Haji Ali Shah Bukhari is a mosque and dargah (tomb) located in the southern part of Mumbai. The dargah is one of the most recognisable landmarks of Mumbai. An exquisite example of Indo-Islamic Architecture, associated with legends about doomed lovers, the dargah contains the tomb of Hazrat Sayed Peer Haji Ali Shah Bukhari. The Haji Ali Dargah was constructed in 1431 in memory of a wealthy Muslim merchant, Hazrat Sayyed Peer Haji Ali Shah Bukhari, who gave up all his worldly possessions before making a pilgrimage to Mecca. Hailing from Bukhara, in present-day Uzbekistan, Bukhari travelled around the world in the early to mid 15th century, and eventually settled in present-day Mumbai. According to legends surrounding his life, Hazrat Pir Haji Ali Shah Bukhari sent a letter with him to their mother informing her that he was keeping good health and that he had decided to reside at that place permanently for the spread of Islam and that she should forgive him. Till his death he kept spreading knowledge about Islam to the people and his devotees would regularly visit him. Before his death he advised his followers that they should not bury him at any proper place or graveyard and should drop his shroud (‘kafan’) in the ocean such that it should be buried by the people where it is found. His wish was obeyed by his followers. That is why the Dargah Sharief is built at the very site where his shroud came to rest in the middle of the sea where it perched on a small mound of rocks rising above the sea. The Dargah is built on a tiny islet located 500 meters from the coast, in the middle of Worli Bay. The edifice is a brilliant specimen of the Indo-Islamic style of architecture.
Chowpatty Beach is one of the most famous beaches in Mumbai. Located in the heart of the city, this beach is most popular for its local delicacies which most people enjoy whenever they visit Chowpatty Beach. Watching the glorious sunsets from this beach is a sight worth seeing! This beach is a retreat from a tedious routine for many. Most people visit this beach to relax after a long, tiring day. People of all age-groups come here to enjoy the scenic beauty offered by the beach. The sea, adorned by its long stretch of white sand in addition to the magnificent sky above, is like a heavenly dream for anyone who visits this beach. One can find beach vendors selling balloons, toys and local dishes such as spicy raw mango, roasted peanuts and Mumbai fast-food (or chaats). Tourists who visit Mumbai make it a point to visit this beach to experience the peaceful and serene atmosphere.
Day 08: Mumbai
After Breakfast move for Bollywood Tour and Evening free for Optional Shopping Visits and leisure in Mumbai.
Bollywood Tours in Mumbai, What is the first thing that comes to your mind when you think of Mumbai? Bollywood, isn’t it? Well, that’s the kind of influence Bollywood has had on us; it is, after all, one of the biggest film industries in the world. Bollywood has a huge fan following, not just within the country, but also abroad. There is a world behind every movie, and a whole bunch of off-screen Bollywood activities and sites. If you are very curious to know about the studio activities, then this is the trip for you. The name “Bollywood” is a portmanteau derived from Bombay (the former name for Mumbai) and Hollywood, the centre of the American film industry. However, unlike Hollywood, Bollywood does not exist as a physical place. India produces close to one thousand feature films every year -including films in Hindi and several regional languages besides documentary films, short film, TV Serials & Commercials Advertising Films. The Entertainment industry has created employment potential for over four million people. With growth, came technology. India sourced its technological requirements from the best in the world and created, creative and technological support services, comparable with the best, in the world. Film city Mumbai. A world of wonder. A world where you can put your imagination to the test and Shoot out your thoughts. The Indian Film Industry is one of the largest in the world.
Day 09: Mumbai
After Breakfast transfer to Mumbai Airport as per the timings.