|Day 1: Arrive Delhi|
|Day 2: Full day local sightseeing of Delhi|
Sightseeing of Delhi
India Gate: It is a high-arched memorial in tribute to the soldiers martyred in the Afghan War. It has the names of all these heroic men inscribed on it. India Gate also hosts the parade of the Indian Republic Day on 26th January each year.
Red Fort: This fascinating red sandstone fort is an example of the rich Mughal architecture. The magnificent Red Fort, which is also the venue for India’s Independence Day celebrations, takes you to a journey back in time to the era of mighty Mughal ruler, Shahjahan. Red Fort is a venue to the Independence Day parade of India.
Qutub Minar: This 240 ft tall tower is the tallest monument in India ushered in the new Indo-Islamic style of architecture. A 7m (23ft) high iron pillar stands in the courtyard of the mosque.
Connaught Place: Connaught Place is the most happening place and shopping paradise in New Delhi. It is the central business district of New Delhi. It houses some of the best restaurants, discos and hotels of the city.
Lotus Temple: Lotus Temple, a beautiful white marble building is a place of worship for Bahai people. It is worth visiting for those in search of spiritual rejuvenation.
Overnight at Hotel
|Day 3: Delhi–Agra-drive( 4 hours drive)|
Agra - The City, better known as the ’City of the Taj’ lies 204 kms from Delhi. The city sightseeing includes a visit to the Taj, One of the seven wonders. Taj Mahal, built by Emperor Shah Jehan in memory of his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal in 1630, the beautiful mausoleum is made of pure white marble and is an architectural marvel. Also visit the Agra fort, once the centre of Mughal Empire, the seat of authority, saw four generations of the Mughals adding their personal palaces and mosques to this massive, but elegant citadel. Started by Emperor Akbar, the maze of courtyards, mosque and private chambers of the fort echo the story of the Mughals Empire. A clear reflection of the ancient Indian architecture and artisans.
On arrival check in at the hotel.
Taj Mahal: Taj Mahal is one of the wonders of the world and the epitome of love, beauty and sacrifice. Built by Shah Jahan in the memory of his queen, Mumtaz Mahal, its construction is believed to have taken 22 years to complete with over 20,000 craftsmen working round the clock.
Agra Fort: Agra Fort is situated in the center of the town. Built principally as a military establishment by Akbar in 1565, the red sandstone Agra fort was partially converted into a palace during Shah-Jahan’s time. Though Akbar built the principle structure, his grandsons made many more additions and rest of the day at leisure. Overnight at hotel.
|Day 4: Agra – Jaipur-(5 hours drive)|
The imperial city of the Mughal dynasty between 1571 and 1584, Fatehpur Sikri was built by Mughal Emperor Akbar. The architectural grandeur of this deserted city cannot be described in words and one can only experience the aura of its magnificent edifices by seeing them. Fatehpur Sikri is the most popular day excursion from Agra, the city of Taj and capital of invincible Mughals for a long time.
Later proceed for Jaipur. On arrival transfer to hotel.
Jaipur the `Pink City’ as it is popularly known is the bustling capital of Rajasthan. `Pink city’ because most of the buildings are pink in colour in the old city. The city retains its old self, at the same time it is moving fast as a modern city. You can see extreme contrast on the streets of Jaipur. On one side you have cars, buses and motorbikes, on the other side you can see camel carts.
On one side there are traditionally dressed men and women in their turbans and colorful long skirts and blouses. On the other hand you can see modernly dressed Indians and foreign tourists having a bite in their favorite American restaurants.
The city was constructed by Maharaja Jai Singh II (1693-1643) to shift his capital from Amber to a new place. He planned the city according to shilpa-shastra, which is the ancient Hindu treatise on architecture. The city was built with surrounding walls and rectangular blocks. But the city to which he shifted is no longer spacious. The surroundings of the Palaces are now very crowded. It is now all shops and hotels. But the buildings constructed by him like the Jantar Mantar are still intact for people to see.
|Day 5:In Jaipur|
Amber The old capital lies 12 km on Jaipur-Delhi highway, the old palace overlooking the lake at the entrance to a rocky mountain grove was built in the 17th century and is a
Distinguished specimen of Rajput architecture. The Jai Mandir (the hall of victory) is so delicately ornamented with fine inlay work that it glows. The fort of Jaigarh, crowning the summit of a peak is of amazing beauty and grandeur. Take an elephant ride on the hill, on which the Amber fort is situated.
City Palace which now houses a museum containing rare manuscripts, paintings and an armory; the Observatory- built in 17th century by Jai Singh- with a sun-dial 90 ft. high, you can calculate time uptill difference of two seconds with just the sun shining over you.
Drive to the Hawa Mahal, the Palace of Winds- the landmark of Jaipur made of pink sand stone and built in a unique design.
Overnight at hotel.
|Day 6: Jaipur/Delhi-drive and Airport|
TOUR NAME: North India at a Glance - 6 days / 5 nights
TOUR CODE: AAIN-01
TOUR DURATION: 6 Days / 5 Nights
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