Delhi is the capital city of the Federal Republic of India, founded by the Pandavas around 1200 B.C. It is famous for its many temples, including the Red Fort, Jama Masjid, Rajghat, Rashtrapati Bhawan, India Gate, Laxmi Narayan Temple, Humayun's Tomb, lotus shaped Bhai's Temple, Qutub Minar, built by Qutub-ud-din Aibek of the Slave Dynasty, and the Dwarkadesh Temple. The tour includes a sightseeing tour of Old Delhi, a stop over at Sikandra to see the Tomb of Mughal Emperor Akbar, and a drive to Agra, where Lord Krishna was born in a prison cellar. Agra is famous for its seven wonders of the world, including the Taj Mahal, Agra Fort, Sikandra, Ram Bagh and Itmad-Ud-Daulah, as well as Fatehpur Sikri, an old deserted town of Mughal Dynasty built in red sandstone in honor of Saint Salim Chisti who foretold the birth of 3 sons to Emperor Akbar. The Buland Darwaza was built to commemorate Akbar's Aligarh and the Tomb is a combination of Muslims and Hindu Architectural styles.
Jaipur is known as the 'Pink City' and is the first planned city designed in accordance with 'Shilpa Shastra'. Afternoon sightseeing tour of City Palace, Hawa Mahal, and Markets of Textiles, Gems, Carpets, and handicrafts. In the evening, take a cycle rikshaw ride to explore the colourful market. On arrival, transfer to the airport to board the flight to hometown.
01 Day: Arrival Delhi
Meeting and assistance on arrival at the airport, our representatives welcome and escort you by a private car and transfer to the hotel, whilst the room keys and check-in is organized, our representative would hand over the documents and brief the tour programme to you. Overnight at the hotel.
Delhi, capital city of the Federal Republic of India. It is one of India's fastest growing cities. It has sprawled over the West Bank of the river Yamuna, straddling the river. Delhi blends an historic past and a vibrant present. Delhi has some of the finest museums in the country. New Delhi was proclaimed the capital of India by the British architect Sir Edwin Lutyens (1869-1944) & is tree-lined & spacious. Legend has it that the Pandavas, the august heroes of the epic Mahabharata, originally founded Delhi, then called Indraprastha, around 1200 B.C. Present day Delhi is built around the ruins of seven ancient cities.
02 Day: Delhi
After breakfast take sightseeing tour of historic city visiting Old Delhi visiting the majestic Red Fort, a marvel in red sandstone, Jama Masjid, the largest mosque in India, both built by emperor Shah Jahan of Taj Mahal fame, Rajghat - memorial of Mahatma Gandhi & a Rickshaw ride past through the silver street in Chandani Chowk. , later sightseeing continues to visit New Delhi include Rashtrapati Bhawan, one-time imperial residence of the British viceroys; the India Gate, a memorial raised in honour of the Indian soldiers martyred during the Afghan war; the Laxmi Narayan Temple, built by the Birlas, one of India's leading industrial families; Humayun's Tomb, lotus shaped Bhai's Temple, Qutub Minar, built by Qutub-ud-din Aibek of the Slave Dynasty; in the evening you can visit see light an sound show at Red fort. Return to the hotel for overnight stay.
Light and Sound Show, A spectacular sound and light show at the Red Fort. Which makes the 5,000 years old history of the city come alive. Amidst the tranquility of the splendidly panoramic and historic environs of the Red Fort, select episodes from the annals of Delhi's historic and legendary past are vividly brought to life. Special effects combine with the unique ambience to make this show a hauntingly unforgettable experience.
03 Day: Delhi - Agra
After breakfast, check out of the hotel and drive to Agra. Enroute Mathura birth land of Lord Krishna. Visiting the Bankey Bihari temple, ISKCON temple and other temples in and around Vrindavan. After visit continue to drive to Agra, en route take a stop over at Sikandra to see the Tomb of Mughal Emperor Akbar., after visit continue to drive to Agra. On arrival, transfer to the hotel. Evening is free for leisure. Overnight at the hotel.
Mathura, is the nucleus of Brajbhoomi. This is the place where Lord Krishna was born in a prison cellar. The city, today, is famous for its many temples dedicated to the Lord. Located at Katra, Keshav Deo, the temple is thronged by pilgrims from all over the world. The Dwarkadesh Temple, built by Seth Gokul Das of Gwalior in 1814, is situated in the heart of the city. It is adorned with some exquisite paintings depicting the entire life of Krishna. The Vishram Ghat on the bank of Yamuna is the place where Krishna rested after killing Kansa.
Vrindavan, 15 kms from Mathura, is famous for its numerous temples - both old and modern. It is believed to have been the stage of Krishna's romantic trails. Vrindavan is home to about 4,000 temples- both big and small. The numerous bathing ghats here are used by the Hindus for ritual bathing. Perched on a high cliff near the Kalia Mardan Ghat is the Madan Mohan Temple. Another temple of importance is that of Radha Ballabh built by Sundar Das in 1626. The Govind Dev Temple stands among the most impressive temples of Vrindavan. Among the modern places of worship, the colossal temple of Pagal Baba and the impressive ISKCON Temple are names worthy of mention.
04 Day: Agra
Early morning, visit to witness the incomparable Taj Mahal with it's speculative view at the time of Sunrise. Taj Mahal, the architectural modern day wonder of the world; this monument is a fine example of the fusion of many architectural styles is one of the wonders of the modern world. Taj, endowed it with some of the loveliest buildings in the world. The tour continues with a visit to the Agra Fort from where one can get the most moving view of the Taj from the little octagonal tower in the Agra Fort, which lies, across the river Jamuna, followed by visit to Pearl Mosque and the Tomb of Itamad-ud-Daula built by Empress Noorjehan in memory of her father. In the evening you may visit to the souvenirs market of Agra, one should visit Oswal Emporium where they have built a Mini Taj Mahal inside their showroom and it took 10 years for the artists to complete the mini replica of the Taj. Overnight at the hotel.
Note: Taj Mahal is closed on every Friday.
Agra is famous as being home to one of the seven wonders of the world-the Taj Mahal. A pleasant town with comparatively slow pace, craftsmen who are descendant of those who worked under the Mughals know Agra for its superb inlay work on marble and soapstone. The city is also famous for its carpets, gold thread embroidery and leather shoes. Agra, and the nearby city of Fatehpur Sikri, is conveniently close to Delhi. Besides the Taj Mahal are Agra Fort, Sikandra, Ram Bagh and Itmad-Ud-Daulah-35 kms away are the imperial ruins of the Mughal city, Fatehpur Sikri. Agra is an old city and it is said that its name was derived from Agrabanad, a forest that finds mention in the epic Mahabharata.
05 Day: Agra - Jaipur
After breakfast checkout and drive to Jaipur en route visit Fatehpur Sikri, (37 kms from Agra), Old deserted town of Mughal Dynasty -Fatehpur Sikri built in red sandstone in honor of Saint Salim Chisti who foretold the birth of 3 sons to Emperor Akbar, is an example of robust stability combined with originality. Each important edifice here represents a type by itself. Notable among them is the Diwan-e-Khas entirely unique in its concept is a tall vaulted room with an intricately carved central pillar and capital supporting a platform that once held the emperor's throne. The airy Panch Mahal a 5 storied structure rising in pyramidal fashion was probably used by the ladies of the court. Set like a jewel in a courtyard of pink sandstone is the finest building here, the marble Tomb of Salim Chisti enclosed by finely carved, lacy marble screens. The Buland Darwaza, an imposing gateway 54 m high was built to commemorate Akbar's Aligarh the famous university town is a center of Islamic studies. Akbar built in 1492, The Tomb is combination of Muslims and Hindu Architectural styles. On arrival, transfer to the hotel. In the evening visit to Birla Temple, speculator white marble temple, glitters in the in the night, at the time of dinner visit to Chokhi Dhani - an ethnic 5 star resort serving Rajasthani & Continental cuisine with live music, astrology, games, folk dances and music, puppet shows in an ambiance of an ethnic village. Return to the hotel for overnight stay.
Jaipur Widely known as the 'Pink City, This city is color washed pink to welcome Prince Albert, the consort of Queen Victoria of England who visited India in 1883 A.D. The city was founded in 1727 A.D by one of the greatest ruler Jai Singh II. Jaipur is surrounded by hills on three sides, crowned by formidable forts and majestic palaces, mansions and gardens. Jaipur is the only city in the world, which is sub-divided in to nine rectangular sectors symbolizing nine divisions of universe. Jaipur is the first planned city designed in accordance with 'Shilpa Shastra'- epochal treatise of Hindu architecture.
06 Day: Jaipur
Today after breakfast explore the Pink City with an excursion to Amber Fort, situated just outside the city, enjoy the experience of ride on elephant back to and from the top of the hill on which the fort is situated. Afternoon sightseeing tour of City Palace in the heart of Jaipur is known for its blend of Rajasthani and Mughal architecture. Not far away is the Central Museum. Jantar Mantar is the largest of the five observatories built by Sawai Jai Singh. The Hawa Mahal or the Palace of Winds was constructed for the royal ladies to watch the royal processions without being seen, all monuments are located in the vicinity of City Palace Complex of Jaipur. Later late afternoon is kept free to visit the famous Markets of Textiles, Gems, Carpets, and handicrafts. Jaipur is an ideal place for buying souvenirs. In the evening take a cycle rikshaw ride to explore the colourful market of Jaipur city, optionally you can see the movie at Raj Mandir Cinema Hall, which is most beautiful cinema hall in Asia. Overnight at the hotel.
07 Day: Jaipur - Neemrana - Delhi
After breakfast check out the hotel and drive to Delhi, en route you can visit Neemrana Fort, which one of the magnificent fort of Rajasthan, converted into a heritage hotel, where you can have your lunch also. Later continue to drive to Delhi, On arrival transfer to the airport to board the flight to hometown. Tour concludes here with happy memories.
Jaipur is an ideal place for buying souvenirs so get a chance to visit the famous Markets of Textiles, Gems, Carpets, and handicrafts.
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