Welcome to the capital of India.Delhi is a modern vibrant metropolis where historical events are captured in its majestic ancient monuments and ruins.The 5000yr old history of Delhi began with the creation of Indraprastha,the kingdom of the Pandavas,and thereafter has served as a capital of various kingdoms and empires.The city has been captured, ransacked and rebuilt several times , Siri, Tuglaqabad,  Shahjahanabad to name a few,and finally New Delhi(all different names of the same city).

 The city comprises two distinct parts viz. the more crowded historical Old Delhi and the spacious contemporary New Delhi with its shopping malls and modern metro network

The Tour includes : 

  1. Visit to the historic Gurudwara Bangla Sahib,one of the holiest shrines of the Sikhs.
  2. Visit to the historical city of Old Delhi.Experience the charm of the Old city of Delhi as  you embark upon a heritage walk through Jama Masjid & the streets of Asia’s largest spice market.Khari Baoli followed by a rickshaw ride through its maze-like streets.
  3. Visit to Raj Ghat the memorial of India’s Father of the Nation,Mahatma Gandhi.
  4. Visit to India Gate and  the President’s House, Rashtrapati Bhawan.
  5. Visit to Humayuns Tomb ( 1569 AD ) ,a UNESCO World Heritage Site, known for it’s unique architecture and gardens and is the first garden Tomb built.
  6. Visit to an architectural gem of India, The Qutab Minar (1193 AD),a UNESCO World Heritage Site.The minar stands at 239.5 feet tall,the highest structure of it’s time in the world.

Back to your hotel.

Overnight in Delhi at your hotel, well known for its warm hospitality and excellent service.

Hotels:- The Visaya/ or similar
Meals:-  Breakfast and Dinner

Post breakfast 7.30AM:Your driver will pick you from your Delhi hotel and drive you to the historical city of Agra,the capital of the Mughal empire( 3.5 – 4 hrs journey).Upon arrival in Agra you will check into your hotel ,known for its warm hospitality.

Your tour of Agra includes:

  1. Visit to Agra Red Fort( 1573 AD ) , made in red sand stone and famous for it’s magnificent Mughal architecture , the massive Red Fort is a UNESCO world heritage site was built by Shah Jahan ( also the architect of the TAJ MAHAL).There are a number of exquisite buildings like Moti Masjid(a white marble mosque akin to a perfect pearl), Diwan-i-Am, Diwan-i-Khaas, Musamman Burj , Jahangir’s Palace, Khaas Mahal and the Sheesh Mahal.
  2. Visit to Itimad-ud-Daulah(1628 AD ) , also known as the BABY TAJ .Aesthitically located on the banks of river Yamuna, this tomb is also the first marble mausoleum made in India also.representing a transition from red sandstone to marble.The design of Itimad-ud-daulah is considered to be  basic draft of the Taj.The tomb contains the remains of the parents of Nur Jahan, mother of Shah Jahan.

Dinner and overnight at hotel.

Hotels:- Howard Plaza the Fern / or similar

Meals:-  Breakfast and Dinner

  1. Visit to Taj Mahal( 1631 AD ) at sunrise. You shall depart your hotel at 5.30am to experience the stunning sunrise at the Taj Mahal , one of the seven wonders of the world.Watch the play of colours at the  majestic Taj Mahal as it gradually changes its hue during the early moments of sunriseThe Taj Mahal is an enormous mausoleum built by the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan on the southern banks of the Yamuna river, to house the mortal remains of his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal and is the greatest ever architectural tribute to conjugal love.
  2. Visit to Fatehpur Sikri( 1571 AD ) , a UNESCO World Heritage Site,Fatehpur Sikri or the city of victory ,once the proud capital of the Mughal Empire in the 16th century, established by victorious Emperor Akbar as a tribute to the famous Sufi saint, Sheikh Salim Chishti.Fatehpur Sikri, constructed out of red sandstone. Important monuments include The Jama Masjid ,Buland Darwaaza (177 ft tall) , Tomb of Salim Chishti ,Panch Mahal,Diwan-i-Am (House of commons) , Diwan-i-Khas ( House of Aristocrats ) and many more.
  3. Thereafter you  will proceed towards Jaipur.On the way is a  visit to Chand Baori Stepwell , Abhaneri , ( 9th Century AD ) City of Brightness. Stepwells, also called bawdi or baori, are unique to India. These wells acted as the reservoirs or storage tanks that could store large amounts of water and keep it cool .Situated in the village of Abhaneri, Rajasthan, Chand Baori is one of the deepest and largest step wells in the world with 3500 narrow steps in 13 stories. The well was dedicated to Hashat Mata, Goddess of Joy and Happiness .
    Check into your hotel for dinner and a comfortable overnight stay.

Hotels:- Royal Orchid / or similar

Meals:-  Breakfast and Dinner

8AM Start for an amazing experience of Jaipur, the city of Royals:

1.Your first stop is Amber Fort (1592 AD).11km from the city this imposing fort was constructed by Raja Man Singh  The red sandstone and marble depict the blend of Hindu –Muslim architecture.The main entrance faces east and there are four courtyards with magnificent gates and cobbled floors.In one of the courtyards is the Diwan-i-am or hall for public audience.The Sheesh Mahal, which can only be viewed past a rope barrier, is  quite awesome. Other buildings are Sukh Mahal,Shila Devi and Ganesh temples.

  1. While returning to the city you will visit Panna Meena ka Kund.Also known as Panna Mian ki Baoli this kund is located on Jaipur-Amer road near the Anokhi Museum.The Panna Meena Ka Kund is an eight storey step-well built in the sixteenth century, as a sort of community gathering area. The architectural arrangements of stairs in a criss-cross design are a highlight of this stepwell.Being smaller this one is more quiet and easy to explore.
  2. Jaigarh Fort( 1726 AD ) is optional.
  3. Next  you will visit the City Palace(1729 AD) to see how the royals lived. The awesome City Palace was built by Sawai Jai Singh between 1729 and 1732.The palace comprises the Chandra Mahal, now a museum depicting the cultural heritage of the kingdom,  and Mubarak Mahal.Its architectural style is Rajput,Mughal and European and the royal artefacts on display intriguing.

5.India was the pioneer of astronomical studies and a visit to Jantar Mantar (1734 AD), A UNESCO World Heritage site shows you how.This awesome  collection of 19 architectural astronomical instruments leaves you bemused.It also has World’s largest stone sun dial.
6.The day ends with a visit to Hawa Mahal (1799 AD)or The Palace of Winds .Maharana Pratap Singh constructed this architectural marvel  in red and pink sand stone, an example of Rajput architechture.The Hawa Mahal has 953 windows and five floors.One has to climb up to the upper floors on slopes so as to ensure one does not slip.The royal women of the Rajput family used to view the happenings in the city from these windows.

Finally return to the hotel to enjoy  dinner and a good sleep.

Hotels:- Royal Orchid / or similar

Meals:-  Breakfast and Dinner

After breakfast you will check out and depart for Delhi.



* Rates may change during fairs and festival time

* Tour-programme is subject to change depending upon circumstances