Welcome to India! Upon arrival at the India Gandhi International Airport, you will be greeted by our representative and transferred to hotel where you will be helped in checking-in and briefed about the tour. Overnight at Delhi. Crowne Plaza /Delhi.(Dinner)
Start your day with and early morning tour to Masterji ki Haveli through the markets of Old Delhi. This tour will help you explore the riches of the city: culture, heritage, history and gastronomy in a fun and exciting way. The tour includes exploring the streets of Delhi on foot and by rickshaw. The tour will take you through the narrow streets and bazaars of old Delhi, where you can see and know the basic ingredients used in traditional Indian meals
The route includes a Heritage & Bazaar Walk, Cycle rickshaw ride, street food tasting for those who feel adventurous and a meal in a haveli (an old private mansion in the old city in which a single family is living from generations). All this is done in the company of an English speaking guide.
Later we continue our tour of Old Delhi with the visits to Raj Ghat & Jama Masjid and pass by Red Fort and Chandni Chowk. In New Delhi visit Qutub Minar built by Qutub-ud-Din Aibek in 1199, Humayun's Mausoleum, Bangla Sahib Gurudwara & India Gate (the war Commemorative arch). We will stop for a view of the President House and pass by Parliament House, Government Buildings (Secretariat) and Connaught Place. Overnight at Delhi.Crowne Plaza Delhi. (Breakfast, lunch and dinner).
After breakfast we drive to Jaipur - the capital of Rajasthan which gets its name from Maharaja Jai Singh who built this city. Jaipur has many palaces with impressive architecture and design. One of the stories of the origin of the name "the pink city" comes from the eighteenth century. On the eve of the visit of the Prince of Wales,
the whole city was painted pink as a symbol of hospitality. After arrival at Jaipur go for the Elephant day activities:
In the morning visit the Amber Fort, also known as the Amber Palace – the former capital of the state of Jaipur. This magnificent fort was built in red sand and marble by Raja Mann Singh. It is divided into four sections each with a patio. The main entrance door is Surajpol with a fascinating architecture. Near the Gate of Ganesh, there is a temple dedicated to the Goddess Sila Devi. The Diwan-e-Aam - Public Hearing Hall, Diwan-e-Khas - Private Hearing Hall, Sheesh Mahal - Mirror Palace. At the beautiful Sukh Niwas a pleasant climate by the winds that blow on a waterfall is created.
We will visit the City Palace of the Maharaja - a royal palace with seven floors and has the perfect blend of three styles - Mughal, Rajput and European. Visit Jantar Mantar, the observatory - visited by mathematicians and astronomers from all over the world. We will pass by Hawa Mahal which is popular all over the world for its magnificent architecture. We will pass through the pink rose garden as well as the Jaipur business center.We will visit the City Palace of the Maharaja - a royal palace with seven floors and has the perfect blend of three styles - Mughal, Rajput and European. Visit Jantar Mantar, the observatory - visited by mathematicians and astronomers from all over the world. We will pass by Hawa Mahal which is popular all over the world for its magnificent architecture. We will pass through the pink rose garden as well as the Jaipur business center.
Walk through the Markets: A stroll through the markets of Jaipur to explore the fascinating pink city beyond the usual tourist sites. Walk through the little-known alleys of the walled city, where old ways of life are still alive. Browse through its bustling markets, full of colorful clothes, spices and flowers & delicious Indian sweets. Observe local craftsmen in their workshops; Jewelers and silversmiths. Overnight at Jaipur.Crowne Plaza, Jaipur. (Breakfast, lunch and dinner)
After breakfast drive to Agra visiting Abhaneri and Fatehpur Sikri enroute. Abhaneri named as Abha Nagri, means the city of brightness. The Goddess Harshat Mata stands for joy and happiness. The temple is worth visiting for its amazing medieval architecture. Abhaneri has a glorious past and is home to one of the most famous and well- Of Rajasthan - "Chand Baori".
Spend time at the former capital of Mughal Empire Fatehpur Sikri, one of the finest examples of Mughal architectural splendor at its height, built by Emperor Akbar in 1569 and abandoned after 15 years due to scarcity of water.
Fatehpur Sikri is an exceptional testimony to the Mughal civilization and is declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. You will visit the Jama Masjid, followed by the tomb of Salim Chisti, the Panch Mahal and other buildings such as Ibadat Khana, Mariam-uz-Zamani Palace, Naubat Khana and Birbal House. Agra was the former capital of the Mughal rulers and is located in the borders of the river Yamuna. Also called Akbarabad during the Mughal era, the city lived its greatest splendor and that was the time when the Fort, the Taj Mahal and other great mausoleums were built. In the evening we will see the Mohabbat-e-Taj show- the world of romance and eternal love personified in the epic love story of Emperor Shah Jahan and his beloved Mumtaz Mahal. Set in the sixteenth century, the dance drama portrays the luxurious lifestyle of the Mughal era. The highlight is a replica of the Taj Mahal, lavish costumes and extravagant settings.
This show portrays the luxurious lifestyle of the Mughal Empire. The live show is in Hindi languages and interpretation is available in English, Spanish, French and German through audiphones. Duration: 80 minutes, Time: 1815. (subject to change).
Overnight in Agra.Radisson Blu Hotels, Agra. (Breakfast, lunch and dinner)
In the morning we will visit the impressive Taj Mahal, one of the wonders of the world, built with white marble by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in 1630 to rest the mortal remains of his wife Queen Mumtaz Mahal. This great monument is an authentic declaration of love. Taj Mahal is closed on Fridays
One knows that ‘The Taj’ is one amongst the World’s Wonders!
One knows that it is one amongst the UNESCO World Heritage Sites!!
One knows The Taj as a legend of eternal love of an Emperor for his favorite Queen!!!
Well, ‘The Taj’ has distinctions much beyond just these!
Therefore, ‘The Taj’, surely, deserves your visit once and more!!!
Visit Agra Fort, a UNESCO World Heritage site, built during the Mughal Empire. This place has different fairy tale palaces like Khas Mahal and Jahangir Palace. Visit the Diwan-e-Aam and Diwan-e-Khas - the halls of public and private audiences
Agra Walk An interesting excursion
Agra is famous for its marble and handicraft architecture. Stroll through the markets of Agra. Observe through its hidden alleys and corners of the city, the bustling spice market, mosques and religious temples. Learn about traditions that have been handed down from generation to generation, how India has changed over the years and to end the visit with a view of the Taj Mahal from across the Yamuna River.
Breakfast at the hotel and then transfer by road to Delhi. On your arrival in Delhi, the vehicle will be at your disposal to visit the local markets. (Within the limits of the city and until the afternoon). NO HOTEL IN DELHI TONIGHT. At the appropriate time, you will be and transferred to the international airport for your return flight. Breakfast only.
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