01 : ARRIVE DELHI
Delhi in the evening. Upon arrival, you shall met & assisted
with your baggages at the airport by our executive and transferred
to prebooked hotel.
: India's capital & a major gateway to the country, contemporary
Delhi is a bustling metropolis which successfully combines in its
fold the ancient & the modern. Its strategic location was one
of the prime reasons why successive dynasties chose it as their seat of power. New
Delhi also reflects the legacy the British left behind . The division
between New & Old Delhi is the distinction between the capitals
of the British & the Moghuls respectively. So, wherever the
visitor goes, he will invariably confront the city's past.
DAY 02 : DELHI
After breakfast, full day city tour of old
& modern capital of India. Visit Jama Masjid, the largest
mosque in India. Built by Shah Jahan, the construction was started
in 1844 and was not completed until 1658 ; Red Fort, which
was also built by Shah Jehan. This massive fort was built from 1638
to 1648 ; Chandni Chowk and Rajghat
cremation site of Mahatma Gandhi. Witness the India Gate, the
Presidents House & the Parliament. Visit
Humayun's Tomb : built in mid 16th century this is an early
example of Mughal architecture ; Qutab Minar. The tour
ends with a visit to Laxmi Narayan Temple (Birla Mandir).
DAY 03 : DELHI - AMRITSAR
Morning, transfer to the railway station to board train for
Amritsar. Arrive Amritsar & transfer to prebooked hotel.
Afternoon visit Indo-Pak Border to watch retreat ceremony - 30
KM on the road to Lahore is India-Pakistan Border. A visit to the
border is an interesting experience especially at Sunset, when the
retreat ceremony takes place with the Border Security Force on the
Indian Side and the Sutlej Rangers on the Pakistan side putting
up a well coordinated and spectacular display. The sound from the
Bugles blown together from both sides paints past on the canvas
when India and Pakistan were one, simultaneously Flags of the two
nations are ceremoniously retrieved and lights are switched on marking
the end of the day. Amidst thunderous applause today this point
is the only land route open to approach Pakistan and central Asia.
DAY 04 : AMRITSAR
After breakfast, city tour of Amritsar - Golden Temple-the
holy scripture is brought in a vivid procession from the Akal Takhat
(the highest temporal seat of the Sikhs) in the morning to the temple
to be returned at night. Singing is central to Sikh worship &
is a feast to the souls when hymns from the holy scripture are recited
Kirtan and the waves of the classical ragas, a sublim blend of voice
& music. Jallianwala Bagh-the historic site where hundreds
of innocent Indian men, women an children were massacred by British
General Michael Dyer on April 13, 1919. A memoral and Garden have
been created here as a national monument.
Afternoon, transfer to the railway station to board train for Delhi.
Arrive Delhi railway station, transfer to prebooked hotel.
DAY 05 : DELHI - JAIPUR
After breakfast, leave for
The capital city of the state of Rajasthan also know as "Pink City"
owes its name, its foundation and planning to the great warrior
astronomer Maharaja Jai Singh II.
The city of Jaipur has broad avenues. The city sits on a
dry lake bed in a wild and somewhat arid landscape, surrounded by
barren hills surmounted by fortresses and crenellated walls.
Upon arrival, check-in at prebooked Hotel.
Rest of the day at leisure.
06 : JAIPUR
After breakfast, excursion to Amber Fort. Elephant ride from the foothills
of the Aravallis to the fort entrance. Amber Fort : At a distance
of 11 kms from Jaipur, Amber was the ancient capital of Jaipur state.
Construction of the fort began in 1592 by Raja Man Singh, the Rajput
commander of Akbar's army and is a superb example of Rajput architecture.
Afternoon, city tour of Jaipur. Visit the City Palace which has
museum having an extensive collection of art, carpets, enamel ware
and weapons; Jantar Mantar - the observatory built my Maharaja Jai
Singh in 1728 and the faade of Hawa Mahal.
DAY 07 : JAIPUR - FATEHPUR SIKRI - AGRA
After breakfast, leave for Agra. Enroute visit the abandoned
Mughal city of Fatehpur Sikri : built by Emperor Akbar in 1569,
was the old capital of the Moghuls, which was abandoned after 15
years due to scarcity of water. See the graceful buildings including
the Jama Masjid, Tomb of Salim Chisti, Panch Mahal & other Palaces
which are still preserved in its original glory.
Continue drive to Agra. Upon arrival, check-in at prebooked hotel.
DAY 08 : AGRA
After breakfast, city tour of Agra. Visit Red fort, which was built by Emperor Akbar in 1565, and additions
were made up until the time of his grandson, Shah Jahan. It contains
the hall of public and private audiences amongst many other beautiful
which was contructed by Nur Jahan between 1622 and 1628 and is very
similar to the tomb she constructed for her husband, Jehangir, near
Lahore in Pakistan; the highlight of the day - The Taj Mahal, which was constructed by Shah Jahan in memory of
his wife Mumtaz Mahal. Contruction of the Taj began in 1631 and
was not completed until 1653.
leave for Delhi enroute visit Sikandra - Mughal Emperor Akbar's
Continue drive to Delhi. Arrive Delhi and check-in at prebooked
DAY 09 :
Morning, Transfer to the airport to board your onward/return flight..