Re-live the glory of the past as you wade through the streets of India’s famous cities with their spectacular and prized possessions of tombs and forts, putting India on the global map of World Heritage Sites.
Delhi, one of the oldest living cities in the world, is a tale of eight cities. Every conqueror attempted to invade Delhi and make it his capital. The British completed the construction of New Delhi in 1931 as the capital of imperial India making it the eighth city, designed by two British architects, Sir Edwin Lutyens and Sir Herbert Baker. It is, therefore, not surprising that the monuments of Delhi successfully mirror the development of the architectural styles in the country.
The capital city of Rajasthan, Jaipur, was the stronghold of a clan of rulers whose three hill forts and series of palaces in the city are important attractions. Known as the Pink City because of the colour of the stone used exclusively in the walled city, Jaipur’s bazaars sell embroidered leather shoes, blue pottery, tie-and-dye scarves and other exotic wares.
For most of the time Agra alternated with Delhi as the capital of the Mughal Empire. As such one finds many marvels of the Mughal architecture in and around the city, the most famous of them being the Taj Mahal. Not only does the story of the love of a king for his wife haunt its visitors but also the architectural splendour leave its visitors mesmerized. The Agra Fort, built by the great Emperor Akbar in 1565 A.D., is a masterpiece of design and construction. Within the fort are a number of exquisite buildings, including the Moti Masjid, Diwan-e-Am, Diwan-e-Khas, Sheesh Mahal and Musamman Burj, where Emperor Shah Jahan died in imprisonment.
Meet and assistance on arrival and transfer to the hotel. City sightseeing visiting Lotus Temple, Qutub Minar, Humayun’s Tomb, Red Fort, Rashtrapati Bhawan (President’s House) and Rajghat. Overnight at the hotel.
Delhi - Agra
Morning drive to Agra. Visit Taj Mahal and Agra fort and the Marble and Carpet factories. Overnight at the hotel.
Agra - Jaipur
Morning drive to Jaipur enroute visiting Fatehpur Sikri. Arrive Jaipur and check in at the hotel. Afternoon sightseeing of the Pink City visiting Hawa Mahal (Palace of Wind), Albert Museum, City Palace and Observatory. Overnight at the hotel.
Jaipur – Delhi
Morning visit Amer Fort. Enjoy the ride to the fort on elephant’s back. Later drive back to Delhi airport to board flight for onward journey.
Delhi – Agra – Jaipur – Delhi