Day 01: Arrive Delhi
Upon arrival; after clearing your immigration & customs; you will be met by our airport facilitation staff carrying placard of your name in visitor’s arrival hall. You will be greeted and transferred to your hotel with necessary assistance. ( Check in time 1400 Hrs.)
Overnight at Hotel.
Day 02: Delhi
Following breakfast, proceed for combined city tour of Old Delhi & New Delhi. Old Delhi – Former centre of Moghul Power, Old Delhi offers ancient monuments, narrow streets and bustling bazaars. Drive past the Red Fort, built in 1648 and board the ‘cycle rickshaw’ for a unique experience from
the Red Fort, through “Chandni Chowk” or Silver Street, experiencing the sights and sounds of this very busy avenue heading west from the Fort. Later visit the Jama Masjid – The World Heritage Monument – The largest mosque in India completed in 1658 by Shah Jahan who also built the Taj Mahal and also visit Raj Ghat, simple memorial to Mahatma Gandhi. Continue visit New Delhi- includes – Qutab Minar Birla Mandir, Bangla Saheb Gurudwara, ConnaughtPlace. Drive past visits the India Gate (war memorial dedicated to the lives of the Indian Soldiers), the President House, Parliament House and the Secretariat Buildings – an ancient blend of the Victorian and 20th Century architecture.
Overnight at Hotel (B).
Day 03: Delhi / Agra (205 km / 5 hrs approx)
Following breakfast, drive to Agra. Upon arrival, check in to your hotel. Afternoon, proceed for the city tour of Agra city. Agra is not only famous for Taj Mahal but the impressive Mughal Red Fort known as the Agra Fort. This impressive red sandstone fort was built by Akbar between 1565-1573
A.D. Replete with gateways, pillared halls, mosques, marble trellises and geometric gardens; the Fort represents Mughal architecture at its peak. Taj Mahal: is the medieval city of the famous 17th century masterpiece Taj Mahal, which of course is the most splendid of all buildings – perhaps, the most perfect architectural monument in the world. It was built in the memory of the beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal of one of the greatest kings Shah Jehan of the Mughal Empire. (TAJ MAHAL CLOSED ON FRIDAYS).
Overnight at Hotel (B)
Day 04: Agra / Bharatpur (60 km / 1 ½ hrs)
Following breakfast start drive to Bharatpur – This area occupies an important place in the cultural history of Rajasthan. It was closely associated with the ancient kingdom of Matsyadesa. During the 5th and 4th centuries BC, the region covered by Bharatpur, Dholpur and Karauli formed part of
the Sursena Janpada with its capital at Mathura to the northeast. Many late Mauryan (2nd century BC) sculptures and remains of pottery have been found at Noh on the Agra road cast of Bharatpur and can now he seen in the local museum. Bharatpur is also home to one of the world’s best-known bird watching destinations, Keoladeo Ghana National Park (KNP). 250 years ago, the then ruler built embankments that allowed flooding of this land, turning it into a marsh. Named after the dense jungle that surrounded an old Shiva Temple, this 29 square kilometer man-made wetland is
renowned for migratory birds – ducks, geese, waders, raptors, flycatchers and more. In winter, avid birders and ornithologists flock to the park to observe and study the feathered beauties. With more than 370 recorded species, KNP used to also host the Siberian crane. It is a World Heritage Site. On arrival check into the hotel Afternoon visit Bharatpur century by Rickshaw: Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary – Lies near Agra on the way to Jaipur, an Ornithologist’s paradise. It is the site of the India’s largest and gloriously scenic Bird Sanctuary, with over 10.4 sq. miles (29 sq kms) of fresh water marshland, originally developed by Maharaja of Bharatpur for his legendary duck shoots. Worth visiting for its invaluable resources to house the migratory birds from Siberia.
Overnight at the Hotel (B)
Day 05: Bharatpur / Jaipur (184 km / 3½ hrs approx)
Following breakfast, drive to Jaipur En- route visit Abhaneri is a village in the Dausa district of Rajasthan state in India. It is situated at a distance of 95 km from Jaipur, on the Jaipur-Agra road. The place is popular for the Chand Baori step well and Harshat Mata Temple. After the visit continue drive to Jaipur. On arrival check into the hotel; Evening visit Birla Temple: The Birla Temple, originally known as Lakshmi Narayan Temple, and is situated below the Moti Dungri Fort in Jaipur. Dedicated to Lord Vishnu and Goddess Lakshmi, this temple is a proud architectural landmark of Jaipur. Built in pure white marble, the Birla Temple is unlike the traditional ancient Hindu temples, and is built with a modern approach. Inside this magnificent shrine, beautifully sculpted idols of Lord Vishnu and Goddess Lakshmi, as well as other Hindu Gods and Goddesses, can be seen. Delicate carvings of Hindu symbols, and ancient quotes from the Geeta and the Upanishads ornament the walls of this fascinating temple. One can also recognize the mythological events engraved on the walls. Apart from the religious idols, pictures and figures of several religious saints, philosophers and historical achievers, like Socrates, Buddha, Zarathustra and Confucius, are also included in the temple. A work of art, this temple truly represents architectural beauty, in a modern form.
Overnight at hotel (B).
Day 06 Jaipur
Following breakfast, proceed for an excursion to Amber Fort with elephant/ Jeep ride. Amber Fort: the former capital of the royal Rajputs. Few fail to be moved by the dramatic Rajput grandeur of this hilltop fortress-palace 11-km north of Jaipur. Set on the dry wrinkled Aravali Hills, and surrounded by fortified battlements, the palace straddles two sepia-hued tundra hills overlooking Maota Lake, and its sprawling crenellated walls lattice the surrounding hills. Afternoon, visit Jaipur city – Photo Stop at Jal Mahal, Hawa Mahal or Palace of the Winds, a five-storied structure of pink sandstone with semioctagonal and delicately honeycombed windows overlooking the main street
of the old city. It was built in 1799 so that veiled royal woman could peer down unseen by the world through its 593 stone screens. We proceed for a guided tour of the City Palace. The City Palace in the heart of the old city is a blend of Rajasthani and Mughal architecture. The center of the palace is
a seven storied building called Chandra Palace, with fine views over the gardens and the city.
Overnight at Hotel.
Day 07: Jaipur / Mandawa (170 km / 4 hrs approx)
Following breakfast, drive to Mandawa – A small yet one of the most beautiful town of Rajasthan is located in the Shekhawati Region, Mandawa is better known for its magnificent havelis, spectacular forts and plenty of other attractions. The extremely unique town of Rajasthan, Mandawa has its
charm because of its beautiful architectural constructions built by many wealthy and crucial merchants of bygone era. With a history of more than 200 years, Mandawa is known as the Shekhwati Silk Route which is till today home to many business merchants. As during the 18th century, this small town became the home to the Rajputs and later this beautiful was converted into a well planned and well organized Rajasthani Town. On arrival check into the hotel; Afternoon visit Mandawa – A small town in the Shekhawati region of Rajasthan with a unique medieval charm. The streets are lined with richly painted houses and each town is bustling with activity. Each home and small little castle are richly painted with Shekhawati paintings known for its uniqueness and rich colors are still unimaginable that it could have been possible to exist during those old days. The massive Mandawa Fort built by several Rajput Rulers was the initiating point for the business merchants to join in for their massive living there as per their social status. Majorly the marvelous
carvings, intricate designs and beautiful art and architecture made the fort of this region extremely known. Even after hundreds of years, the aura and the magnificence of these marvels in and around the city makes this small town the Most Unique Destination of Rajasthan.
Overnight at hotel.
Day 08: Mandawa / Delhi (260 km / 5 hrs approx)
Following breakfast, drive to Delhi; on arrival you will be directly transferred to Delhi International airport in time to connect flight for your onward destination.