Day 01| Arrive at Delhi
Arrive at Delhi airport our representative will personally come to meet you at the airport and he will brief you about your tour. Check in to the hotel. local sightseeing and shopping in the local Delhi markets. Few of the very famous markets are listed below:
- Janpath and Tibetan Market
- Sarojini Nagar
- Lajpat Nagar (Central Market)
- Connaught Place
- Khan Market
- Defence Colony
Day 02|Old Delhi
In the morning breakfast proceed for Delhi sightseeing tour Visit famous places of Delhi like Chandni Chowk, Old Delhi. Overnight at the hotel.
Places to Visit
The City of Shahjahanabad was the capital of Shah Jahan but little remains of that old city. The Old Delhi or the walled city served as the capital for many emperors. Today, remains of the historical city are the gates like - Kashmiri Gate, Ajmeri Gate, Turkman Gate, Delhi gate. Near Delhi Gate is Feroz Shah Kotla, close to this is kept the Ashokan Pillar which was brought from Meerut by Feroz Shah Tughlaq.
Along the banks of Jamuna are located the places where the leaders and freedom fighters of India were cremated. The Raj Ghat is one of the most visited Ghats. A simple square platform of black marble marks the spot where Mahatma Gandhi was cremated after his assassination in 1948. To North of Raj Ghat is the cremation ground of Jawaharlal Nehru named as Shanti Van. The cremation ground of Indira Gandhi, Sanjay Gandhi and Rajiv Gandhi are also in the vicinity. The cremation ground of Lal Bahadur Shastri is nearby
One of the main markets of Delhi, Chandni Chowk was once lined with beautiful fountains. But today the place is very crowded and congested. Chandni Chowk is located opposite the Red Fort. The Area has got the Digamber Jain Temple which houses the Birds hospital. On one end of Chandni Chowk is the Fatehpuri Mosque which was erected by the wives of Shah Jahan. Opposite the old police station or the Kotwali is the Sunheri Masjid from where Nadir Shah ordered his troops to plunder and massacre Delhi you can enjoy here Rickshaw ride
Red fort [Light and sound Night]
In the evening light and sound show at Red fort overnight stay in hotel
Day 03| Delhi Local Sightseening
In the morning breakfast proceed for Delhi sightseeing tour Visit famous places of Delhi like Lotus Temple. Overnight at the hotel.
Places to Visit
Like all other Bahá'í Houses of Worship, the Lotus Temple is open to all regardless of religion, or any other distinction, as emphasized in Bahá'í texts. The Bahá'í laws emphasize that the spirit of the House of Worship be that it is a gathering place where people of all religions may worship God without denominational restrictions. The Bahá'í laws also stipulate that only the holy scriptures of the Bahá'í Faith and other religions can be read or chanted inside in any language; while readings and prayers can be set to music by choirs, no musical instruments can be played inside
India Gate is a 42m high stone arch of triumph. It bears the name of the 85,000 Indian Army Soldiers who died in the campaigns of WW1, the North-West Frontiers operations and the 1919 Afghan Fiasco. Below the arch is the memorial to the unknown soldier. India Gate is surrounded by green grass lawns and trees.
ISKCON Temple designed and built by Achyut Kanvinde who in 1993 agreed to accept a pro-bono commission to build this temple complex for the followers of Srila Prabhupada, is one of the largest temple complexes in India. It comprises numerous rooms for priests and for service renders. It has many halls that are used for its administration purposes. It is divided into four broad sections.
Day 04, | Delhi Agra (By Road 200 Km – 4 hours drive)
[Taj Mahal close on Friday]
Morning after breakfast at hotel proceeds for Agra. you visit the famous Taj Mahal, bathed in the light of the setting sun. A symbol of romanticism, it was built by the Mughal emperor Shahjehan in 1631 to immortalize the love that he bore for his queen Mumtaz Mahal. Two high-ranking monuments registered in the world heritage of humanity. Overnight stay at hotel.
Places to visit
Agra is famous as being home to one of the seven wonders of the world-the Taj Mahal. The architectural splendour of the mausoleums, the fort and the palaces is a vivid remainder of the mausoleums, the fort and the palaces is a vivid reminder of the capital in the 16th and early 17th centuries.
Day 05| Agra Local Sightseeing
Morning after breakfast at hotel proceeds local sightseeing in agar. Visit Taj Mahal. And Agra Fort
Places to visit
Built by the great Emperor Akbar in 1565 A.D. the fort is a masterpiece of design and construction. Within the fort is a number of exquisite buildings, including the Moti Masjid, Diwane-I-Aam, Diwani-I-Khas and musanman Burj, where the Emperor Shah Jahan died in imprisonment beside Jahangirs place, Khaas Mahal and the Sheesh Mahal.
Buland Darwaza, located in Fatehpur Sikri, is also known as the 'Gate of Magnificence'. This grand gateway was built by the Mughal Emperor Akbar, when he defeated the king of Khandesh in 1573.
Built in red sandstone, this gateway stands 40 metres high and can be seen from far. Reflecting typical elements of Mughal architecture, the decorations of the gateway are done in white marble. The gateway also features calligraphic inscriptions from the Quran on its front pillars and chattris.
Situated on the hill where the Jama Masjid Mosque is located, this gateway can be approached by 42 steps. It also serves as the entrance to the Jama Masjid mosque in Fatehpur Sikri.
Birbal Bhawan was built by either Akbar or by Birbal himself. It is located in Fatehpur Sikri close to Jodha Bai Palace. The intricate designs of this palace and the double dome structure have been designed intentionally, so as to keep the interiors cool during the summers. Even, Victorian era French author Victor Hugo was impressed with the splendid architecture and stated in amazement that it looked like a miniature jewelry box.
Day 06|Agra Fatehpur Sikri Jaipur [By Road / 200 Kms / 4-5 Hrs approx]
Early morning after breakfast at the hotel, drive to Jaipur, visiting Fatehpur Sikri en route. Fatehpur Sikri has sacred tomb of Sheikh Salim Chisti and Buland Darwaza, reputed to be the largest gateway in the world. It has several monuments, palaces and courtyards worth a visit. It was very well planned city by Akbar but had to be deserted due to scarcity of water. Stay overnight stay in the hotel at Jaipur, the capital of Rajasthan.
Day 07| Jaipur – Sightseeing
After breakfast proceed for an excursion to Amber Fort and ride like a king or queen on elephant's back there. Sightseeing tour of the city of Jaipur is scheduled for the day that includes a visit to the City Palace, the City Palace Museum, Jantar Mantar; a royal observatory with masonry astronomical instruments and Hawa Mahal. In the evening you can visit Chowki Dhani – A theme village. Stay overnight at hotel in Jaipur.
Amer Place & Fort:
After breakfast Check-out the hotel and drive to Alleppy Enroute visit local sightseeing in Kumarakom. Visit head along the shore of Lake Vembanad, located in the middle of Palai Plain with its hypnotizing rice paddies and coconut trees in plain view and pleasant villages. Overnight stay at hotel.
Amer Fort and Palace was originally built by Raja Man Singh and subsequently developed by Sawai Jai Singh. The major attractions are Sheela Devi Temple, Sheesh Mahal ( Hall of mirrors), Jai Garh Fort a few kilometres from the city centre was built for the defence of the towna and has one of the world`s biggest cannons on wheels and a rich collection of arms and weapons.
Hawa Mahal (Palace of Winds):
Hawa Mahal is the most strikingly designed monument in Jaipur. Built by the Poet-King Sawai Pratap Singh in 1799, the Hawa Mahal is centrally located and is multiniched five storey high back view of the compled. It was conceived to provide an adequate vantage position behind delicate stone-carved jali, screens for the palace women to watch the royal processions passing through the Bazar below without being seen by outsiders. The Top of the palace affords a beautiful view of the city. A small archaeological museum is yet another attaraction in the palace from Nahargarh Fort Built in 1799, the palace is now abandoned, but reasonably well preserved. In the monsoons, it looks particularly startling with its red sandstone set against the water hyacinth filled lake.
The City Palace:
The city Palace is a historic landmark. The Carved arches are supported by grey-white marble columns studded with floral motifs in gold and colored stones. Two elephants carved in marble, guard the entrance, where retainers whose families have served generations of the rulers are at hand, to serve as guides.
Jantar Mantar is one of Sawai Jai singh`s Five remarkable observatories. Constructed with stone and marble its compiled instruments, whose setting and shapes are precisely and scientifically designed, represent the high-points of medieval Indian Astronomy. The two Ram Yantras used for gauging altitudes are unique in their isolation. This is the largest of five observatories founded by Sawai Jai Singh-II in various parts of the country.
The Western skyline is dominated by the extensive parkotas (Walls), watch-towers and gateways of Jaigarh.It is one of the few military structures of medieval India preserved almost intactcontaining palaces, gardens, open and covered reservoirs, a grannary, an armoury, a well planned cannon foundry, several temples, a tall tower and a giant mounted cannon the Jai Ban the largest in the Country.
Beyond the hills of Jaigarh, stands the fort of Nahargarh like a watchful sentinel guarding Sawai Jai Singh's beautiful capital. Much of the original structures are now in ruins, but the lovely buildings added by Sawai Ram Singh II and Sawai Madho Singh II in the 19th century are preserved in a good condition. Some of the rooms provide the most spectacular view of the city below.
Day 08| Jaipur Market
In the morning breakfast visit local market in Jaipur. Full day free for your leisure’s . Overnight stay at hotel.
- Johari Bazar
- Tripolia Bazar
- Chaura rasta
- Bapu Bazzar
- Nehru Bazzar
After breakfast in the hotel proceed towards Delhi Airport board your flight to onward destination.