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
02 : DELHI
After breakfast, half day city tour
of Old Delhi. 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.
Afternoon, city tour of New Delhi. Visit Humayuns Tomb :
built in mid 16th century this is an early example of Mughal architecture;
Qutab Minar, drive past India Gate, President House,
Connaught Place. The city tour ends with a visit to Laxmi Narayan
Temple (Birla Mandir).
03 : DELHI - MANDAWA
leave for Mandawa. Arrive Mandawa and check-in at prebooked hotel.
Afternoon, visit Mandawa (Shekawati region). This region came into
prominence in the 14th century when a number of Muslim clans moved
into the area and the towns of this region developed into important
trading posts on the caravan routes emanating from the ports of
Gujarat. This region is famous for painted havelis
(houses) most of which date back from the 18th century. The major
towns of interest are Mandawa, Fatehpur, Nawalgarh. Visit the havelis
in Mandawa and other villages of Shekhawati region.
04 : MANDAWA - SAMODE
After breakfast, leave for Samode.
Arrive Samode and check-in at Hotel Samode Palace - Samode
Palace is one of India's most charming and romantic hotels. It offers
a quiet, elegant and luxurious atmosphere. Considered India's finest
hotel for its consummate standards of modern hospitality, accommodation,
services, cuisine and amenities.
Rest of the day free for individual activities. Explore the
Palace & its surroundings.
DAY 05 :
SAMODE - JAIPUR
Morning, leave for Jaipur - The
city owes its names, foundation and its careful planning to the
great warrior - astronomer
Maharaja Jai Singh II. In 1727, with Mughal power on the wane, Jai
Singh decided to move down from his hillside fortress at nearby
Amber to a new site on the plains. He laid out the city, with its
surrounding walls and six rectangular blocks, according to the principles
of town planning set down in Shilpa Shastra, an ancient Hindu treatise
on architecture. Arrive Jaipur and check-in at prebooked hotel.
Rest of the day at leisure.
DAY 06 :
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.
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. Arrive Agra and check-in at
08 : AGRA - DELHI
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 structues; Itmad-ud-daulah, 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
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.
Afternoon, leave for Delhi, enroute visit
Sikandra - The Mausoleum of Mughal Emperor - Akbar. Arrive
Delhi and check-in at prebooked hotel.
09 : DEPART DELHI
Transfer to the airport to board your flight
for onward destinatio