Assistance on arrive Delhi by XXX at XXX hrs. You will be met on arrival in Delhi and transferred to your hotel. Later visit full day tour of Old Delhi and New Delhi.
Old Delhi. Visit the old city of Shahjananbad where you will see imposing Red Fort one of the most magnificent palaces in the world.
Later visit Jama Masjid the largest mosque in India and a stunning example of Mughal architecture and the Samadhi of Mahatma Gandhi (memorial of Mahatma Gandhi) at Raj Ghat. Situated on the bank of the legendary Yamuna River.
New Delhi. In 1911, the British asked Lutyens to design a new city, the result was New Delhi, The architectural designs, and sophistication of the buildings and the wide tree lines avenues are reminiscent.
Morning Post Breakfast drive from Delhi to Agra approximately 203 - 4.5 hrs. Arrive and full day visit of Agra Fort and Taj Mahal (Taj Mahal closed on Friday).
It was during the Mughal era that Agra first gained prominence, during the 16th and 17th centuries when it served as their capital. The Moghul passion for building endowed Agra with some of the loveliest buildings in the world.
The massive Agra Fort was started by Akbar in 1565, and was added to over the years. Initially it was a military structure, with 2.5 Km long, 20 metre high double walls protecting its inhabitants. By Shah Jahan's reign it had partilly become a palace. This rusty red sandstone fort stands like a crescent on the bank of Yamuna River.
This morning drive from Agra to Jaipur approximately 221 Kms - 5.5 hours en-route visiting the deserted township of Fatehpur Sikri. Afternoon is at leisure. Overnight stay in Jaipur.
In 1596 Akbar built Fatehpur Sikri, 37 kms away from Agra, in honour of Saint Salim Chisti who had prophesied the birth of his son Jehangir. He moved his capital there but abandoned it 14 years later, due to the water supply going bad. Lying on a rocky ridge two miles long and one mile wide it is an epic poem in red sandstone with impressive public halls, private residences, fortifications, massive gateway, pavilions and palaces.
Jaipur is the state capital of Rajasthan and owes its name, planning and foundation to theMaharaja Jai Singh
Morning visit the Amber Fort. Seven miles outside the city in the rugged hills that surround Jaipur is the magnificent Amber Fort. A painted elephant will take you up to the fort through its huge gateways and pillared pavilions. This Rajput Fortress/Palace was constructed from 1592 by Raja Man Singh II, and is a superb example of Rajput architecture.