Day – 1 – Arrive Delhi
Arrive Delhi by International flight. Our representative would assist and transfer to the hotel. Check in and Refresh and Regain the energy for the exciting activities ahead.Evening drive through tree-lined boulevards and wide avenues of New Delhi to witness the architectural brilliance of India Gate and the President’s House reflecting the elegant synthesis of Indian and European traditions.Overnight at Hotel.
Day – 2 – Delhi – Jaipur
Morning after breakfast, check-out of the hotel and Begin the city tour of Delhi. Visit Gandhi Memorial at Raj Ghat, Humayun’s Tomb, and QutubMinar. followed by the visit to the teeming, buzzing souk-like bazaars of Old Delhi with its narrow alleys which lead to the grand mosque-Jama Masjid and the colossal Red Fort. Take a cycle rickshaw ride weaving through these lanes to explore the chaotic charm of Old Delhi.
Afternoon drive toJaipur,the capital of Rajasthan. On arrival check in at the hotel and at leisure.
Jaipur is the capital of Rajasthan a romantic realm of resplendent palaces, mighty fortresses and regal Maharajahs that lies in the western deserts. Jaipur is also known as the Pink city. on account of the distinctive color of its buildings. This did not, however, form part of the original plan, but dates back to 1856, when the city was given a wash of pink in honor of a State Visit from Prince Albert.
Overnight at Hotel.
Day – 3 – Jaipur
Proceed for morning excursion to the Amber Fort which was the capital of ancient Rajputs. Enjoy an elephant ride / jeep ride to reach the fort. Walk through the history and immerse yourself in the rich culture.
Amber Fort construction was started by Man Singh I in 1592, and completed by his descendent Jai Singh I. Its forbidding exterior belies an inner paradise where a beautiful fusion of Mughal and Hindu styles finds its ultimate expression.
City Palace is a delightful blend of Mughal and traditional Rajasthani architecture, the City Palace sprawls over one-seventh of the area in the walled city. It houses the ShriGovindDev Temple and the City Palace Museum.
JantarMantar is the largest and the best preserved of the five observatories built by Jai Singh II in different parts of the country. This observatory consisting of outsized astronomical instruments is still in use.
HawaMahal, the ornamental facade of this “Palace of Winds” is a prominent landmark in Jaipur.
Evening, visit the Birla Temple to learn more about the fascinating religious life of Jaipur. The marble structure, built as recently as 1985, houses ornate statues including one of Lakshmi (goddess of Wealth and Beauty) and Narayan dressed in gaudy robes, representing a Hindu vision of heavenly luxury. Carvings in the temple and on pillars supporting the covered walkways include images of the Hindu pantheon, as well as Jesus, the Blessed Virgin Mary and St Francis of Assisi. Your visit will coincide with the AARTI Ceremony, which involves oil lamps being lit and waved, in order to awake and invoke the deity. Dinner at ChokhiDhani. A perfect way to experience the rich culture and heritage of Rajasthan with a visit to ChokhiDhani.Overnight at Hotel.
Day – 4 – Jaipur – FatehpurSikri – Agra
After breakfast,drive to Agra. En route visit FatehpurSikri, a masterpiece in sandstone with the stunning elegance of its palaces & courts. Further proceed to Agra. Upon arrival, check-in hotel at the Hotel. In the evening, enjoy the Magic show performed by the local magician. Overnight stay at Hotel.
Day – 5 – Agra – Mathura &Vrindavan (60 Km – 1.5 hr – one way)- Agra
Agra,is situated on the banks of river Yamuna. It achieved prominence as the capital of the Mughal Emperors from the year 1526 to 1628, and remains the unique Mughal City, where the world marvels at the epitome of love, beauty and sacrifice. The Taj-Mahal one of the wonders of the world is overwhelming magic monument, that Agra has been immortalized, as the City of the Taj. The most modern areas of the town, such as the cantonment, dates back over a hundred years.
Proceed for a sunrise view of the TajMahal. The epitome of love and romance, TajMahal was built by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan as a dedication to his beautiful wife MumtazMahal.Nothing , neither the photographs nor description, can prepare you for the experience of the monument.
TajMahal is an architectural wonder which is always the soul raison-de-etre for every tourist visit to Agra. Built by Shah Jahan, the Taj is a white marble memorial to his beautiful wife MumtazMahal. Apart from its stunning design balance and perfect symmetry, the Taj is also noted particularly for its elegant domes, intricately carved screens and some of the best inlay work ever seen. Return back to the hotel for breakfast.
Later visit of Agra Fort. Built by the famed Mughal emperor Akbar in 1565 AD, the fort is predominantly of red sandstone. It lies on the bend of the river Yamuna, almost in the heart of the town. Akbar built it as his citadel over the years 1563-73 in the finest architectural style. It has imposing gates and walls of red sandstone and a moat.
Itmud-Ud-Duala is also known as BABY TAJ, has a special place in the chronicles of both history as well as architecture. This is precisely because ItmadudDaula is the very first tomb in India that is entirely made out of Marble. This is actually a mausoleum that overlooks the River Yamuna and is a tomb of Mir Ghiyas Beg, a minister in the court of Shah Jahan.
In the afternoon,visitSikandara, Akbar’s tomb and to Mathura (Shri Krishna Janmabhumi Temple) andVrindavan (BankeyBihari Temple & ISKCON Temple), related with birth & childhood of Lord Krishna. Return to Agra. Overnight at Hotel.
Day – 6 – Agra – (Shatabdi Exp. Dep. 0800 hr-1030 hr) Jhansi – Khajuraho (166 km-5hr) via Orchha
After early morning breakfast, drive to the railway station to board the train for Jhansi. On arrival at the Jhansi Railway Station, our representative would meet & assist you.Drive toOrchha, located at a distance of 16 km from Jhansi.
Orchha has a medieval town atmosphere attached to it. The Betwa River quietly flows by the town. The 16th century palaces & temples built by its Bundela rulers appear to be suspended in time. VisitOrchha Fort, Jahangir Mahal, RajMahal& Ram Raja temple. Later, proceed further for Khajuraho. Upon arrival at Khajuraho, check-in at the hotel. Overnight stay at Hotel.
Day – 7 – Khajuraho – Delhi (Flight)
After an early breakfast, sightseeing tour of Khajuraho temples, built between 950 & 1050 AD by the mighty warrior kings of the Chandela dynasty, in a truly inspired burst of creativity. The temples are famous for the magnificent carvings. In fact, worship is still done today in the Matangeshwara temple, continuing an unbroken 1000 year tradition. Transfer to airport to board the flight to Delhi. Upon arrival, visit to Gandhi Memorial at Raj Ghat and drive around India Gate & President’s House. Overnight at Hotel.
Day – 8 – Depart Delhi
Morning at leisure . Departure transfer to the airport to board the flight for onward journey.