Day 01 ; Delhi
Flight to Delhi. Transfer to the hotel.
Check in time is 1200 hrs.
Day 02 Delhi
In Delhi's 3000 years of existence,
seven cities stood where the present
capital of India stands. Here you'll
encounter a fascinating blend of the
ancient and the contemporary - where
government buildings, medieval palaces
and bazaars exist besides a modern
metropolis. Delhi is a city waiting to
After breakfast sightseeing of Old and
Visit the 7th city of Delhi,
Shahjahanabad (Old Delhi) which was
built by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan
(1639-48 AD) after he shifted his
capital from Agra to Delhi. Red Fort -
the 17th century imposing fortress built
in red sandstone is surrounded by a huge
boundary wall 33m high. Inside are
exquisite palaces and beautiful
gardens.Opposite the Red Fort lies Jama
Masjid (Friday Mosque) made of red
sandstone and white marble, completed in
1656. It is India's largest mosque where
more than 20.000 people can kneel in
prayer. Visit Raj Ghat on the banks of
the river Yamuna, Mahatma Gandhi's
Memorial, where he was cremated
following his assassination in January
1948. The memorial lies in the midst of
landscaped gardens and made of a simple
square platform of black marble
inscribed with his last words "Hey Ram".
An eternal flame burns 24 hours.
Afternoon visit New Delhi.
Visit the Humayun's Tomb, built by his
wife Haji Begum in the 16th. Century. An
early example of Mughal architecture
considered the predecessor of the Taj
Mahal. The Qutub Minar - the landmark of
Delhi, a huge tower of victory started
in 1199 and completed in 1368. The minar
is 72.5m high with a diameter at the
base 14.4m and 2.7m at the top. Proceed
to the Rashtrapati Bhawan once the
Viceroy's residence is now the official
residence of the President of India.
Designed by Lutyens, it combines western
and eastern styles - the dome reflects
the Buddhist stupa, the chattris Hindu
and the graceful colonnades very
British. It has 340 rooms. The
Government Buildings designed by Baker,
are topped by baroque domes and
decorated with lotus motifs and
elephants, while the north and south
gateways are Mughal in design. The
northern building has an inscription
with "Liberty will not descend to a
people; a people must raise themselves
to liberty. It is a blessing which must
be earned before it can be enjoyed". The
ent House, designed by Baker is 173m in
diameter. Inside is the library and
chambers for the council of state,
chamber of princes and legislative
assembly. The India Gate (42m),
commemorates the 70,000 Indian soldiers
who died in the 1st world war. 13516
names of British and Indian soldiers
killed in the Afghan War of 1919 are
engraved on the arch and foundations.
Under the arch, the Amar Jawan Jyoti
commemorating Indian armed forces'
losses in the Indo-Pakistan war of 1971.
Overnight stay at the hotel in Delhi.
Day 03 : Delhi/Jaipur (261 kms)
Jaipur was built in the 18th century by
Maharaja Jai Singh II. It is a planned
city built with ancient Hindu rules as
the colonial capital of a richly
colorful state. It was made attractive
with the pink wash - a traditional
colour of welcome in 1853 in honour of
the visit of Prince Albert. On arrival
in Jaipur check in at the hotel.
Rest of the day is free for leisure
Overnight in hotel.
Day 04 : Jaipur
After breakfast, half-day excursion trip
takes you to Amber Fort. En route, make
a photo stop at the palace of winds the
Hawa Mahal. A 5 stored building with
25cm thick facade from the 18 century
having 953 windows and niches so that
ladies of royal family could see the
procession and events in the city
without being visible to the people.
Proceed to the Amber City Fort situated
130m high with the Aravalli hills around
and 11 km north of Jaipur. It was the
ancient capital of the Kachhawaha
Rajputs till 1037. Enjoy an Elephant
ride to the top of the Palace fort.
Return to Jaipur
Afternoon visit the "Pink City" of
Jaipur. The City Palace occupies the
center of Jaipur. It now houses the
Royal residence and museums with
collections of textiles and costumes,
armoury, manuscripts, paintings etc.
Also visit Jantar Mantar (1728-34) by
king astrologer Jai Singh II. The
instruments are built of stone with
marble facing on the important plains
for measuring the harmony of the
heavens. Each instrument serves a
particular function and each gives an
Overnight stay at the hotel in Jaipur.
Day 05 : Jaipur/Agra (232 kms)
After breakfast drive to Agra. Enroute
sightseeing of Fatehpur Sikri.
40 km (1 hour) before Agra, lies the
beautiful and deserted medieval city
built by Akbar the Great in the 16th
century to serve as the capital of his
vast empire. It was mysteriously
abandoned 13 years later. Today, it is
perfectly preserved as a ghost city
built at the height of the empire's
Proceed to Agra.
Agra stands on the right bank of the
river Yamuna, was once the seat of the
Mughal rulers, the zenith of art and an
enshrined romance. A town famous for its
beautiful medieval monuments. The
passion of the Mughals for building
endowed it with some of the loveliest
buildings in the world.
On arrival in Agra visit Taj Mahal.
Today, afternoon visit the world famous
monument of India, the Taj Mahal
(1631-1653), a poem in white marble,
built by Shah Jahan in memory of his
beloved wife, Mumtaj Mahal, who died
giving birth to their 14th child. It
employed 20,000 workers from the Central
Asia and Europe for 22 years to
construct this extravagant monument of
love, inlaying the white marble edifice
with precious and semi precious stones.
Overnight stay at the hotel in Agra.
Day 06 : Agra/Delhi
After breakfast drive to Delhi. En-route
visit Sikandra, 9 kilometer after Agra,
the mausoleum of the great Mughal King
Proceed to Delhi. On arrival in Delhi
check in at the hotel.
Day 07 : Delhi/Home
Early morning transfer to the airport to
connect flight back home.