DAY 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.
02 : DELHI
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
DAY 03 : DELHI - JAIPUR
After 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
excursion to Amber Fort enroute witness the
faade of Hawa Mahalor 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.
DAY 05 : JAIPUR - FATEHPUR SIKRI - AGRA
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
Chisti, Panch Mahal & other Palaces which are still preserved
in its original glory.
Continue drive to Agra.
Arrive Agra in the evening and checkin at prebooked
hotel for overnight stay.
DAY 06 : AGRA - DELHI
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
Afternoon, leave for Delhi enroute
visit Sikandra - Mughal Emperor Akbar's Mausoleum. Continue
drive to Delhi.
Arrive Delhi and check-in at prebooked hotel.
DAY 07 : DELHI
HARIDWAR - RISHIKESH
Early morning, transfer to the railway station to board
Shatabdi Express, scheduled to depart for Haridwar at 0700 Hrs.
(Breakfast on Board)
Arrive Haridwar at 1120 Hrs. & proceed to Rishkesh
- The town of Ashrams and Temples, Ghats and Pilgrims, Mountains
and the holy Ganges, enroute visit Temples and Ashrams in Laxman
Jhula & Ram Jhula area. Have lunch at Chotiwala, the famous
traditional Indian restaurant of Rishikesh. After lunch, check-in
at prebooked Hotel . Evening visit the banks of river Ganges to
encounter evening life as well as special Arti "The Prayer
dedicated to Goddess Ganges". When the global orange
sun suspended, waits low amid the red/yellow streaked horizon, then
all these combine to give this town a very special evening. The
temple bells roar, priests chant mantras. Immersed in sublimation
stand the pilgrims. Cupped leaves, with saffron marigold petals
and a small candle flame, flickering, ride the current of water
of wisdom. Suddenly the sky darkens, spreading a blanket of stillness.
Everything stops, except the sound of current, which has just sunk
the tiny flames of cupped leaves, few minutes back. After experiencing
above trace your steps back to the hotel.
DAY 08 : RISHIKESH
HARIDWAR - DELHI
at leisure - free for optional activites *.
Option A : Early morning yoga Class
with traditional Indian Guru - Early morning one to two hrs initiation
class of yoga & mediation with relaxation of body and mind in
one of the best Ashrams on the banks of Holy Ganges.
Option B : Early
morning sunrise trip to Kunja Puri.- Early morning drive one hr
on the mountain roads to mountain top - Kunja Puri. Enjoy walking
through the Himalayan forests and panoramic view of Greater Himalayan
Option C :
Rafting Down the Ganges. - Experience the ultimate excitement
of rafting down the Ganges.
Option D :
Ayurvedic messages & treatments. -Rejuvenate your body &
mind with time tested ancinat Indina Measasages & treatments.
Option E : Nature Walks - Listen the
sound of forest & Feel the thin fresh breeze blowing through
After lunch, drive back to Haridwar : one can explore the temples
of Haridwar & Har Ki Pari Ghats or take a rope way to Chadi
Devi temple to enjoy the rope way and view of Haridwar. Explore
the area and transfer to Railway station to Board train for Delhi
scheduled to depart at 1810 Hrs. (Dinner on Board).
Arrive New Delhi at 2030 hrs, transfer to prebooked Hotel.
DAY 09 : DEPART
Morning, Transfer to the airport
to board flight back home on onward destination.