01 / Arrival Delhi
Arrive Delhi, meet assist at the airport & transfer to hotel.
Night stay in Delhi.
02 / Delhi
After breakfast proceed for sightseeing tour of Old & New
OLD DELHI - A sight-seeing tour of Old Delhi
would entail visiting the Raj Ghat - the memorial site where Mahatma
Gandhi was cremated; Jama Masjid - the largest mosque in India.
NEW DELHI - An extensive sight-seeing tour of New Delhi
would include a visit to the Humayun's Tomb, the Qutub Minar,
a drive along the ceremonial avenue - Rajpath, past the imposing
India Gate, Parliament House, the President's Residence and would
end with a drive through the Diplomatic Enclave. Night stay in
03 /Delhi - Jaipur (By train Dep 0610 Hrs Arr 1040 Hrs )
Early morning pick up from hotel & transfer to railway station
to board the superfast airconditioned train to Jaipur. Breakfast
in the train. Arrive Jaipur and transfer to hotel. Later sight
seeing tour of Jaipur covering:
PALACE - A delightful blend of Mughal and traditional
Rajasthani architecture, the City Palace sprawls over one-seventh
of the area in the walled city. It houses the Chandra Mahal, Shri
Govind Dev Temple and the City Palace Museum.
MANTAR - This is the largest and the best preserved of
the five observatories built by Jai Singh II in different parts
of the country. This observatory consisting of outsized astronomical
instruments is still in use.
MAHAL - The ornamental facade of this
"Palace of Winds" is a prominent landmark in Jaipur.
Their five-storey structures of sandstone plastered pink encrusted
with fine trelliswork and elaborate balconies. The palace has
953 niches and windows. Built in 1799 by Pratap Singh, the Mahal
was a royal grandstand for the palace women. Night stay in Jaipur.
04 / Jaipur
After a relaxed breakfast proceed for a morning excursion to Amber
Fort. Elephant ride ascent to the fort.
AMBER FORT PALACE - Amber is the classic romantic Rajasthani
fort palace. Its construction was started by Man Singh I in 1592,
and completed by his descendent Jai Singh I. Its forbidding exterior
belies an inner paradise where a beautiful fusion of Mughal and
Hindu styles finds it's ultimate expression. Continue sight-seeing.
JAIGARH FORT - The Western skyline is dominated
by the extensive parkotas (Walls), watch-towers and gateways of
Jaigarh. It is one of the few military structures of medieval
India preserved almost intact containing palaces, gardens, open
and covered reservoirs, a grannary, an armoury, a well planned
cannon foundry, several temples, a tall tower and a giant mounted
cannon the Jai Ban the largest in the Country.
LAXMI NARAYAN TEMPLE - Situated in the south of Jaipur,
Laxmi Narayan Temple is one of the many such temples built by
wealthy Birla family in India, thus it is also known as Birla
Mandir. The temple is a great reminder of the secular traditions
India has shown over the centuries. The temple has been constructed
in white marble and has three domes, each portraying the different
approaches to religion.
The temple is situated at the foot of Moti Doongri Fort, converted
as a small palace by Ram Singh II for his wife Gayatri Devi. Night
stay in Jaipur.
05 / Jaipur - Agra (By Car)
After breakfast drive to Agra enroute visiting Fatehpur Sikri-The
deserted, red Sandstone City, Emperor Akbar built that as his
capital and palace in the late 16th century is an exhilarating
experience. It a veritable fairytale city and its "ruins"
are in pristine condition ... it's not hard to imagine what the
court life must have been like in the days of its grandeur. Also
visit the Bulund Darwaza, the largest gateway in the world. Continue
drive to Agra and transfer to hotel. Evening free to explore the
rich handicrafts of Agra. Night stay in Agra.
06 / Agra - Delhi (By train Dep 2025 Hrs Arr 2300 Hrs)
Early morning at sunrise visit TAJ MAHAL- the fifth Mughal emperor,
Shah Jahan, built it in 1631 in the memory of his second wife,
Mumtaz Mahal, a Muslim Persian princess. She died while accompanying
her husband in Behrampur in a campaign to crush a rebellion, after
giving birth to their 14th child. Her death so crushed the emperor
that all his hair and beard were said to have grown snow white
in a few months. When Mumtaz Mahal was still alive, she extracted
four promises from the emperor: first, that he build the Taj;
second, that he should marry again; third, that he be kind to
their children; and fourth, that he visit the tomb on her death
anniversary. He kept the first and second promises. Construction
began in 1631 and was completed in 22 years. Twenty thousand people
were deployed to work on it. An Iranian architect designed it
and it is best appreciated when the architecture and its adornments
are linked to the passion that inspired it. It is a "symbol
of eternal love".
Also visit Agra Fort-the rusty and majestic red-sandstone fort
of Agra stands on the banks of the river Yamuna and the construction
was started by Emperor Akbar in 1566. At the Diwan-I-Am (hall
of public audience), a colonnaded hall of red-sandstone with a
throne alcove of inlaid marble at the back, the Emperor heard
public petitions. At the Diwan-I-Khas (hall of private audience)
where marble pavilions with floral inlays lend an ethereal ambience,
the Emperor sat on his gem-studded Peacock Throne and met foreign
ambassadors and rulers of friendly kingdoms. Late evening transfer
to railway station to board the superfast airconditioned train
to Delhi. Dinner in the train. Arrive Delhi and transfer to hotel.
Night stay in Delhi.
07 / Departure
Transfer to airport for onward journey.
Sep '05- 15 Apr '06
16 April '06 - 30 Aug '06
** Twin- Cost per person on twin sharing for
minimum two person traveling.
** Single- Cost per single traveler.
There will be a supplement charge during Christmas Eve and New
:: 6 Nights accommodation as
per the itinerary.
:: Daily Breakfast
:: All transfers in Delhi, Jaipur and Agra.
:: Train tickets of Delhi - Jaipur & Agra
- Delhi in air conditioned Chair Car.
:: Sightseeing of Delhi, Jaipur & Agra by
Air conditioned car.
:: Local English speaking Professional Guides.
:: Elephant ride in Jaipur
:: All taxes, driver allowances, parking etc.
Price does not Include :
:: Entrance fee to monuments.
:: Any meals except breakfast.
:: Tips, beverages, laundry etc.
:: Any item not shown in cost Includes
Hotels Selected - Royal
Delhi : The Grand / The Park / The Grand Intercontinental
/ Metropolitan The Nikko
Agra : Jaypee Palace / Taj View/ Trident
Jaipur : Hotel Rajputana Sheraton / Hotel Trident
/ Le Meridian
Selected - Classic
Delhi : The Connaught / Hotel City Park / Hotel
Agra : Agra Ashok / Clarks Shiraz
Jaipur : Hotel Clarks Amer / KK Royal Days /
Hotel Jaipur Palace
Selected - Economy
Delhi : Hotel Taj Princess / Hotel Dream Inn
Agra : Deedar-a-Taj / Kant
Jaipur : Hotel Sarang Palace / Shahpura House
/ Aashish Palace