On your arrival in Delhi, you will be met by our representative and transferred to hotel. Delhi was the capital of Indraprastha and capital of the Pandavas during the Mahabharata. This magnificent city has been inhabited from the 6th century BC and has been a capital of many kingdoms. It has been destroyed and rebuilt many times and is called the "city of cities". Delhi's culture has been influenced by its different rulers and the city is full of beautiful monuments. The Mughal rulers influenced the food habits of the residents and Mughlai cuisine originated here. Due to the proximity of different states, all festivals are celebrated here. Old Delhi is a maze of small lanes lined and old buildings and New Delhi has large road with huge buildings. Delhi is the capital of India and is the hub for politics.
The day dedicated to visit the various monuments of Delhi. You will drive past the Red Fort, the symbol of Mughal power and elegance built in red sand stone by the fifth Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan when he shifted his capital to Shahjehanabad from Agra. You will stop at Jama Masjid India's largest mosque built in red sand stone and white marble by Emperor Shah Jahan; Dargah of Hazrat Nizamuddin Auliya; Humayun's Tomb the mausoleum of the second Mughal emperor Humayun built by his widow Haji Begum during her son Akbar's reign - a soothing blend of red sand stone with white, black and yellow marble and Qutub Minar built in red sand stone in Islamic style, the tower of which is 71 meters tall with its wall consisting of intricately carved quotations from the Holy Quran. Overnight is in Delhi.
Early morning you will be transferred to rail station to connect to your Ajmer train. On arrival in Ajmer you will be transferred to your hotel. Ajmer founded by Ajayraj Singh Chauhan is an important pilgrimage centre. Muslims as well as Hindus visit the shrine of Sufi Saint Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti. Ajmer is dominated by the Taragarh Fort built by Prithviraj Chauhan. The afternoon tour of Ajmer will take you to Dargah Sharif – the shrine of Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti. In 1256 AD, at the age of 114, the saint entered his cell to pray in seclusion for six days after which he passed away. Continue on to Adhai Din Ka Jhonparah, a mosque originally an ancient Sanskrit College and within a temple enclosure. Proceed to Emperor Akbar’s Royal Palace made of red sand stone – housing a museum with a rich collection of Mughal and Rajput armor. Drive around Ana Sagar Lake. Overnight is in Ajmer.
Early in the morning, you will be driven to Jaipur. Jaipur, also known as the pink city is the capital of Rajasthan. Many captivating palaces are present here having breathtaking design and architecture. In the 18th century Prince of Wales had visited Jaipur and the entire city was painted in pink color and due to these pink buildings the city is known as the pink city. Origin of Jaipur lie 260 year back. It was built by Maharaja Jai Singh and Jaipur got its name from this king. The rest of the day is for visiting Amer Fort and Jaipur city.
The morning journey starts from Amer fort also known as Amer Palace, the earlier capital of Jaipur. This magnificent fort was constructed in red sand-stone and marble by Raja Man Singh and is divided into four sections each with a courtyard. The main entrance gate is Surajpol having a fascinating architecture. Near the Ganesh Gate, there is a temple dedicated to the Goddess Sila Devi. The Diwan-e-Aam - Hall of public audience, Diwan-e-Khas - hall of private audience, Sheesh Mahal - palace of mirrors and Sukh Niwas are quite beautiful. At the he Sukh Niwas, a pleasant climate is created by winds that blow over a water cascade. You could ascend the fort by walking up the steps or on an elephant's back or in jeeps.
In Jaipur you will be taken to Maharaja City Palace, a royal palace with seven storey as well as Jantar Mantar, the observatory. This wonderful observatory is attracted by mathematician as well as astronomers of whole world. City palace is perfect blend of all three excellent styles (Mughal, Rajput and European). Another palace, Hawa Mahal is popular all over world for it magnificent architecture. You will be taken through pink rose garden as well business centers of Jaipur. A tour of Jaipur is not complete without shopping. Jaipur is famous for clothes, carpets, precious and semi-precious stones and jewelry and various handicrafts made of wood, metals, etc. and also for silk paintings and miniatures. The transport is at your disposal with-in the city limits. Overnight in Jaipur.
This morning, you will be transferred from Jaipur to Agra enroute visiting Fatehpur Sikri, built in the 16th century by Emperor Akbar. Fatehpur Sikri holds exceptional testimony to Mughal civilization and is one of well-known UNESCO World heritage site of India and has various historical monuments. You will visit the Jama Masjid, followed by the Tomb of Salim Chishti, the five storied Panch Mahal and Buland Darwaza a graceful monument and stupendous piece of beautiful architectures. It is central portico with a total of three arched entrances and is locally known as Horseshoe gate. You will visit the other graceful buildings of this place such as Ibadat Khana, Mariam-uz-Zamani’s palace, Naubat Khana and Birbal’s house. You will be driven to Agra where you have the afternoon at leisure. Overnight in Agra. The transport is at your disposal with-in the city limits. Overnight is in Agra.
Agra the former capital of Hindustan is a city on the banks of the river Yamuna. Agra is a major tourist destination of India and a part of the Golden Triangle tourist circuit along with Delhi and Jaipur. Agra also known as Akbarabad went through its peak during the time of Mughals and was the capital of under the Mughal rulers Akbar, Jahangir and Shahjehan. In the morning visit of Agra, you will be taken to Taj Mahal, one of the wonders of the world. This beautiful building is elegantly built with white marble by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan between the years 1631 to 1648 and it was built in the memory of his favorite beloved Queen Mumtaz Mahal. Standing majestically on banks of Yamuna River, this breathtaking, immensely beautiful monument is a synonymous to romance and love.
Your next stop Agra Fort is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and known for its architectural structure and was built in the 16th century during the Mughal Empire. This place comprises of several fairy-tale palaces like Khas Mahal and Jahangir Palace. Over here you will also get a chance to see Diwan-e-Aam and Diwan-e-Khas, which are also known as private audience hall and public audience hall. Afternoon can be spent visiting more places of interest or shopping. Agra is famous for inlaid marble work and handicrafts made of marble, wood and metal. After the visit of Agra, drive to Delhi. Overnight is in Delhi.
This morning you will be transferred to the airport in time for your connecting flight. End of your Indian Islamic Tour.