01 : Arrival Delhi
Arrive Delhi, Meet assist at the airport & transfer
to hotel. Night stay in Delhi
01 : ARRIVE
Arrive Delhi in the evening. Upon arrival, you
shall met & assisted with your baggages at
the airport by our executive and transferred to
Delhi : India’s capital & a major gateway
to the country, contemporary Delhi is a bustling
metropolis which successfully combines in its
fold the ancient & the modern. Its strategic
location was one of the prime reasons why successive
dynasties chose it as their seat of power.
New Delhi also reflects the legacy the British
left behind . The division between New & Old
Delhi is the distinction between the capitals
of the British & the Moghuls respectively.
So, wherever the visitor goes, he will invariably
confront the citys’ past.
After breakfast, full day city tour of Old
& New Delhi. Visit Jama Masjid, the largest mosque
in India - Built by Shah Jahan, the construction was
started in 1844 and was not completed until 1658 ;
witness the Red Fort; Visit Humayun's Tomb : built
in mid 16th century this is an early example of Mughal
architecture ; Visit Qutab Minar, witness the India
Gate, President House. The city tour ends with a visit
to Laxmi Narayan Temple (Birla Mandir).
03 : DELHI
- AJMER - PUSHKAR
After breakfast, transfer to the railway station to
board Shatabdi Express for Ajmer at 0610 hrs. Arrive
Ajmer at 1245 hrs. & visit Ajmer - an oasis wrapped
in the green hills. The city was founded by Raja Ajay
Pal Chauhan in the 7th Century A.D. and continued
to be a major centre of the Chauhan power till 1193
A.D. When Prithviraj Chauhan lost it to Mohammed Ghauri.
Since then, Ajmer became home to many dynasties. Today,
Ajmer is a popular pilgrimage centre for the Hindus
as well as Muslims. Especially famous is the Dargah
Sharif-tomb of the Sufi saint Khwaja Moinuddin Chisti,
which is equally revered by the Hindus and Muslims.
After the visit, drive to Pushkar. On arrival check-in
at prebooked hotel.
04 : PUSHKAR
Aftet breakfast, visit Pushkar - the abode of Lord
Brahma, lying to its west with a temple and a picturesque
lake. The Pushkar Lake is a sacred spot for Hindus.
During the month of Kartik (Oct./Nov.), devotes throng
in large numbers here to take a dip in the sacred
Afternoon, leave for Jaipur - The city owes its names,
foundation and its careful planning to the great warrior
- astronomer Maharaja Jai Singh II. In 1727, with
Mughal power on the wane, Jai Singh decided to move
down from his hillside fortress at nearby Amber to
a new site on the plains. He laid out the city, with
its surrounding walls and six rectangular blocks,
according to the principles of town planning set down
in Shilpa Shastra, an ancient Hindu treatise on architecture.
On arrival in Jaipur, check-in at prebooked hotel.
05 : JAIPUR
After breakfast, excursion to Amber Fort. Elephant
ride from the foothills of the Aravallis to the
Amber Fort : At a distance of 11 kms from Jaipur,
Amber was the ancient capital of Jaipur state.
Construction of the fort began in 1592 by Raja
Man Singh, the Rajput commander of Akbar's army
and is a superb example of Rajput architecture.
Afternoon, free for individual activities.
Afternoon, city tour of Jaipur. Visit the City
Palace which has museum having an extensive collection
of art, carpets, enamel ware and weapons; Jantar
Mantar - the observatory built my Maharaja Jai
Singh in 1728 and the façade of Hawa Mahal.
06 : JAIPUR
- FATEHPUR SIKRI - AGRA
After breakfast, leave for Agra. Enroute visit the
abandoned Mughal city of Fatehpur Sikri : built by
Emperor Akbar in 1569, was the old capital of the
Moghuls, which was abandoned after 15 years due to
scarcity of water. See the graceful buildings including
the Jama Masjid, Tomb of Salim Chisti, Panch Mahal
& other Palaces which are still preserved in its
original glory. Continue drive to Agra. Arrive Agra
in the evening and checkin at prebooked hotel.
07 : AGRA
After breakfast, city tour of Agra. Visit Red fort,
which was built by Emperor Akbar in 1565, and additions
were made up until the time of his grandson, Shah
Jahan. It contains the hall of public and private
audiences amongst many other beautiful structues;
Itmad-ud-daulah, which was contructed by Nur Jahan
between 1622 and 1628 and is very similar to the tomb
she constructed for her husband, Jehangir, near Lahore
in Pakistan; the highlight of the day - The Taj Mahal,
which was constructed by Shah Jahan in memory of his
wife Mumtaz Mahal. Contruction of the Taj began in
1631 and was not completed until 1653.
Afternoon, leave for Delhi enroute visit Sikandra
- Mughal Emperor Akbar's Mausoleum. Continue drive
to Delhi. Arrive Delhi and check-in at prebooked hotel.
08 : DEPART
Transfer to the airport to board your flight back
home/ onward destination.