Delhi, Agra and Jaipur forms a landlocked region enclosed by mountains to the north, the desert and the forested. Aravallis to the west and to the east are agricultural rich riverine plains. Southwards, these flat plains dramatically metamorphose into a rugged landscape of the Chambal ravines. The regions strategic location has given it a focal position in Indian history and many great empires have ruled here. What we see today is a dynamic blend of the old and the new, a proudly traditional social structure within a modern liberalised economy. The three towns are accessible by good roads, rail and air links.
Delhi – India’s capital and major gateway to the country, contemporary Delhi is a bustling metropolis which successfully combines in its fold the ancient and the modern. What constitutes Delhi today is a conglomerate of seven cities which has seen several rulers down the ages. The division of Old and New Delhi mark the varied lifestyles. The walled city (Old Delhi) is all traditional with numerous monuments, forts, tombs and religious places whereas New Delhi, in contrast, is a city living up to contemporary international standards.
Agra – The imperial Mughal capital during the 16th and 17th Centuries, the region is known for its excellent palaces, tombs, forts and gardens. The most prominent being the Taj Mahal , the Agra Fort and the deserted city of Fatehpur Sikri.
Jaipur – Was built by Sawai Jai Singh 2nd in the early 18th Century. In 1949 it became the capital of Rajasthan. A popular tourist destination, it is visited for its historical palaces , observatory, hilltop forts, palace-hotels and tempting markets.
Day 01: Arrival Delhi
Meeting and assistance on arrival followed by transfer to Hotel. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 02: Delhi:
Breakfast at Hotel. Morning guided city tour of Old Delhi visiting Jama Masjid,,Rikshaw ride in the old city, drive past Red Fort, Visit ,Raj Ghat. Afternoon visit Government Buildings, Birla Temple, Qutab Minar & Humayun Tomb. Overnight at Delhi
Day 03: Delhi/Agra (200 KMS – 03 HRS)
After Breakfast drive to Agra. On arrival transfer to Hotel. Afternoon visit Agra Fort & Taj Mahal. Overnight at Agra
Day 04: Agra/Fatehpursikri/Jaipur (235 KMS – 04 ½ Hrs)
Breakfast at Hotel. Drive to Jaipur. Enroute visit Fatehpursikri – imposing Fort. Continue to Jaipur. On arrival transfer to Hotel. Day Free. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 05: Jaipur
Breakfast at Hotel. Drive to Amer . Enjoy Elephant Back ascent to the Fort.
AMBER FORT PALACE - Amber is the classic romantic Rajasthani fort palace. Its 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.
Afternoon city tour of Jaipur.
CITY PALACE - A delightful blend of Mughal and traditional Rajasthani architecture, the CityPalace sprawls over one-seventh of the area in the walled city. It houses the Chandra Mahal,Shri Govind Dev Temple and the City Palace Museum .
JANTAR MANTAR - This 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.
HAWA MAHAL - The ornamental facade of this " Palace of Winds " is a prominent landmark in Jaipur. Their five-storey structures consist of sandstone plastered pink encrusted with fine trelliswork and elaborate balconies. The palace has 953 niches and windows. Built in 1799 by Pratap Singh, the Mahal was a royal grandstand for the palace women.
Day 06: Jaipur/Delhi: (261 Kms – 05 Hrs)
Breakfast at Hotel. Morning Free. Afternoon drive to Delhi. On arrival transfer to Hotel. Room for wash & change. Transfer to International Airport for onward flight connection.