|Tour||Heritage Walk With Kashmir (Delhi – Agra – Fatehpur Sikri – Jaipur – Ajmer)|
|Duration||09 Nights / 10 Days|
|Sightseeing||Hazrat Nizamuddin Auliya, The Masjid-i Jahān-Numā, Chandni Chowk, Red Fort, Humayun’s Tomb, Qutub Minar, Safdarjung’s Tomb, Agra, Sikandra, Itmad-ud-Daulah Tomb, Chini ka Rauza, Taj Mahal, Agra Red Fort, Fatehpur Sikri, Keoladeo National Park, Jaipur, City Place Jaipur, The Jantar Mantar, Hawa Mahal, Chokhi Dhani Village, Amber Fort, Hazrat Moinuddin Chishti.|
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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 01: Delhi
Arrival at Delhi Airport, Assistance upon arrival, transfer to hotel / resort in Delhi, get freshen up and free for leisure at hotel/resort in Delhi – Evening timings 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 Auliya one 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 Rickshaws Visit at Chandni Chowk 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
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.
Meals Plan – Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 03 : Delhi
After Breakfast move for Sightseeing / Visits in Delhi – Evening free for leisure and own activities
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.
Safdarjung’s Tomb, a sandstone and marble mausoleum in New Delhi, India. It was built in 1754 in the late Mughal Empire style for the statesman Safdarjung. The monument has an ambience of spaciousness and an imposing presence with its domed and arched red brown and white coloured structures. Safdarjung was made prime minister of the Mughal Empire (Wazir ul-Mamlak-i-Hindustan) when Ahmed Shah Bahadur ascended the throne in 1748. The Safdarjung tomb, the last monumental tomb garden of the Mughals, was planned and built like an enclosed garden tomb in line with the style of the Humayun tomb. It was completed in 1754. The main entry gate to the tomb is two-storied and its façade has very elaborate ornamentation over plastered surfaces and is in ornate purple colour. 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”.Meals Plan – Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 04 : Delhi - Agra (200 Kms 03 / 04 hrs Approx.)
After Breakfast drive to “Indian Heritage City Agra” – Arrival at Agra, Sightseeing / Visit at Agra
Indian Heritage City Agra, situated on the banks of holy river Yamuna. Prominent tourist destination in India. Millions of tourists visit Agra from all across the world every year to see the beauty of majestic Taj Mahal and other historical monument lying everywhere in the city. Agra is primarily witness of Mughal architectural excellence and their love for structural designs. No trip to India can be considered as complete without visiting this place, Agra a home to three UNESCO World Heritage Sites, UNESCO World Heritage Site Taj Mahal, UNESCO World Heritage Site Agra Fort & UNESCO World Heritage Site Fatehpur Sikri, and Agra boast of several others historical monuments and gardens. Sikandra (Tomb of Mughal Emperor Akbar), Tomb of I’timād-ud-Daulah, Chini ka Rauza 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.
Chini ka Rauza, the tomb of Allama Afzal Khan Mullah, a scholar and poet who was the Prime Minister of the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan. The tomb was built in 1635. Chini ka Rauza is situated just 1 kilometer north of Itmad-Ud-Daulah Tomb, on the eastern bank of Yamuna river in Agra. The facade of the monument is also known for one of finest examples of glazed tile work, called kashi or chini in Mughal era buildings. Also known as China Tomb, this is the mausoleum of Afzal Khan who was a Persian poet during the reign of Jahangir. Later he became the wazir during Shah Jahan’s reign. Khan died in Lahore was buried here at Agra. The tomb is built facing the city of Mecca. The structure’s architectural style is “unusual”. This is because of the exotic architectural style in which it is built. It unusually plain” possesses a sultanate style unproportional dome.
Day 05 : Agra
Morning time take marvels view of UNESCO World Heritage Site – The Taj Mahal and drive back to hotel / resort, get freshen up and After Breakfast move to Visit at UNESCO World Heritage Site – Agra Fort – Evening free for leisure in Agra
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 – 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 06 : Agra - Srinagar / Delhi )
After Breakfast drive to Jaipur, En-route Visit at UNESCO World Heritage Site – Fatehpur Sikri and UNESKO World Heritage Site – Keoladeo National Park – Arrival at Jaipur, transfer to hotel / resort in Jaipur get freshen up and Evening free for leisure in Jaipur
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 The Tomb of Hazrat Sheikh Salim Chishti, Jodha Bai’s Palace, Panch Mahal, Buland Darwaza
World Heritage Site – Keoladeo National Park (Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary) created 250 years ago, constructed by Maharaja Suraj Mal, the then ruler of the princely state of Bharatpur Between 1726–1763. Now a paradise for the avian world, and the pilgrimage for the bird lovers, The park was a hunting ground for the maharajas of Bharatpur, a tradition dating back to 1850, and duck shoots were organized yearly in honour of the British viceroys. In one shoot alone in 1938, over 4,273 birds such as mallards and teals were killed by Lord Linlithgow, the then Governor-General of India. It was known as the best duck shooting reserve in the British Empire. Declared a reserve for birds in 1956 and later upgraded to National Park. UNESCO has listed it as a world heritage site. The geographical location is ideal as it is on the main North-South avian route of India. it boasts to house more than 375 species of beautiful birds, and more than 132 of them breed inside the Keoladeo Ghana National Park and nearly every year new ones are added to the list. The sanctuary not only attracts birds from India but also from places like Europe, Siberia, China and Tibet Before monsoons birds roost and nest building activities start on the babool and kadam trees of Keoladeo National Park (Bharatpur).
Day 07 : Jaipur
After Breakfast move for Jaipur City Tour, Jaipur has earned universal renown as ‘Pink City’.
Jaipur, 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 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’
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.
Day 08 : Jaipur - Ajmer / Jaipur (140kms / 02 - 03 hrs One Way.)
After Breakfast move for Day Excursion Trip to AjmerVisit at Dargah Shrine of Hazrat Moinuddin Chishti
Dargah Shrine of 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 09 : Jaipur - Delhi (280 Kms / 06 Hrs Approx)
After Breakfast move for Optional Visits in Jaipur and drive continue to Delhi – Arrival at Delhi, transfer to hotel / resort as per the timings,
Day 10 : Delhi)
After Breakfast Optional Visits in Delhi transfer to Delhi Airport as per the timings