01 : ARRIVE DELHI
Arrive Delhi in the evening. Upon arrival, you shall met &
assisted with your baggages at the airport by our executive and
transferred to prebooked hotel.
Delhi : 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.
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 - the 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).
03 : DELHI - JAIPUR
breakfast, drive to Jaipur
: The capital city of the state of Rajasthan also know as "Pink
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.
DAY 04 : Jaipur
After breakfast, excursion to Amber Fort enroute witness
faade of Hawa Mahal or the Palace of Winds which was built in
Amber Fort - The ancient capital of the state until 1727 when Jai
Singh decided to move from his hillside fortress at Amber to new
site on the plains. The construction of this fort began in 1592
by Raja Man Singh, the Rajput commander of Akbars army. The fort
is a superb example of Rajput architecture, stunningly situated
on a hillside and overlooking a lake which reflects its terraces
and ramparts. Visit the Jagmandir or the hall of victory
glittering with mirrors, Jal Mahal & temple of Kali. Ascend
on elephant back, the hill, on which the fort is situated.
Afternoon, city tour of Jaipur. Visit the Jantar Mantar the observatory built
by Jai Singh in 1728; the City Palace which is a blend of Rajasthani and Mughal architecture.
It also has a museum with an extensive collection of art, carpets,
paintings, enamel ware and weapons dating back to the 15th century.
05 : JAIPUR - FATEHPUR SIKRI - AGRA
Jaipur - Fatehpur Sikri
: 203 kms / 04-05 hours
Fatehpur Sikri - Agra : 27 kms / 45 minutes
Morning, leave for Agra.
Enroute visit the abandoned Mughal city of Fatehpur Sikri
built by Emperor Akbar in 1569, was the old capital
of the Mughals,
which was abandoned after 15 years due to scarcity of water. See
the graceful buildings including the Jama Masjid, Tomb of Salim
Panch Mahal & other Palaces which are still preserved in its
Continue drive to Agra. Arrive Agra in the evening
and checkin at prebooked
hotel for overnight stay.
06 : AGRA - DELHI 210 kms /
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 structures; Itmad-ud-daulah,
which was constructed 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. Construction of the Taj began
in 1631 and was
not completed until 1653.
Afternoon, leave for Delhi enroute visit Sikandra
- Mughal Emperor Akbar's Mausoleum. Continue drive to Delhi.
Arrive Delhi and check-in at prebooked hotel.
07 : DELHI - BAGDOGRA - DARJEELING (FLIGHT)
After breakfast, transfer to the airport for the flight to Bagdogra.
Arrive Bagdogra and proceed north of the state through the coniferous
forests and terraced tea gardens to Darjeeling. Darjeeling (place
of the thunderbolt) has spectacular scenery. By clear weather
we can enjoy the impressive and unforgettable views of the Himalayas.
Arrive Darjeeling & check-in at prebooked Hotel.
08 : DARJEELING
Early in the morning, drive to Tiger
Hill (around 11 km) to enjoy the sunrise. Tiger hill (2590 m) is
the highest point in this area. There is a breathtaking view of
the sunrise on the Kanchenjunga. Mount Everest (8842 m) is also
visible on a clear day. The moments of sunrise from Tiger Hill are
described by most of the visitors as unforgettable.
Afternoon, city tour of Darjeeling - a very popular hill station
that stands at an altitude of 7000 feet. It is located in the Northern
part of West Bengal and is famous world over for its tea estates.
Darjeeling is surrounded by lofty mountains, a fascinating place
rich in natural beauty. If weather is clear, the Kanchenjunga peak
can be seen while down in the valley below flow the rivers swollen
by rain water or melting snow. Darjeeling is surrounded by Buddhist
monasteries and some of the loveliest tea plantations (estates)
in the country.
09 : DARJEELING
Day free for individual activities.
10 : DARJEELING - BAGDOGRA - DELHI
Afternoon, transfer to Bagdogra airport
for the flight to Delhi. Arrive Delhi & transfer to prebooked
11 : DEPART DELHI
Transfer to the airport to board your
flight for onward destination.