Arrive by International flight. After traditional 'Swagat' (Welcome) our representative will escort you at the airport and transfer you to the hotel for check in. Delhi, a perfect amalgamation of the ancient and modern, is the capital city of India. It was chosen as the seat of power by several dynasties because of its strategic location. It is also the place where several mythological cities such as the city of Indraprastha from the Hindu epic Mahabharata once blossomed. The city is dotted with amazing monuments built by the rulers of the bygone era such as Qutub-ud-din Aibek, Alauddin Khilji, Tughlaks, Humayun and Shah Jahan. Major portion of New Delhi was planned by Sir Edwin Lutyens in the 20th century. A huge central administrative area was set up as a testimony to the British rule in India. Delhi is divided into New Delhi and old Delhi, each having its own unique charm.
After breakfast drive to Agra, a historic city famed the world over for its architectural wonders. Ideally located on the banks of river Yamuna, it came into limelight as the capital of the Mughal Emperors from the year 1526 to 1628. Occupying a significant place on India tourist map, Agra is famed for breathtaking monuments such as the Taj Mahal (one of the seven wonders in the world), Agra Fort and Fatehpur Sikri. All the three monuments are UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Half-Day Tour Today we visit Taj Mahal, one of the Seven Wonders of the World, symbolizing eternal love. Beautifully located on the banks of River Yamuna, it was built by the 5th Mughal Emperor, Shah Jahan in the year 1631 in memory of his beloved wife, Mumtaz Mahal. Its completion took 22 years. Further we visit Agra Fort, the most important fort in India where several Mughal rulers lived and governed the country. Built in red-sandstone and white marble, the fort boasts of wonderful decorations.
Today we drive to Jaipur, en route we will visit Fatehpur Sikri (Ghost Capital), the historical city constructed by the Mughal Empire Akbar and served as the capital of the empire from the year 1571 to 1585. We visit Emperor Akbar's Residential complex, Mosque and Tomb of Salim Chisti. After the sightseeing we continue our drive to Jaipur, the Pink City known for its rich cultural heritage. It is the capital city of Rajasthan, which has a glorious past radiant with tales of valor and bravery. Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II, the then ruler of Amber, established the city in 1728. It remains the only city in the world symbolizing the nine divisions of the universe, through nine rectangular sectors.
Today we go on an excursion to Amber Fort (11 km), the huge fort with several beautiful structures built under the reign of Raja Man Singh. We take an Elephant ride to reach the Fort situated on the hill, a fascinating experience. Later we visit the City Palace, a glorious showpiece of Rajasthani and Mughal architecture. The palace complex houses several beautiful palaces with mesmerizing interiors. Next we visit Jantar Mantar, a collection of astronomical instruments built in stone for measuring the planetary movements and time. Then we visit Hawa Mahal (Palace of Winds), a pink colored five-storied structure pierced with 955 windows. It was built in 1799 to enable the royal ladies to view the city life, without being visible themselves. After lunch proceed to Delhi on arrival check in to delhi
Enjoy a guided tour of Old Delhi, the 17th century walled city of Shah Jahanabad. Visit Jama Masjid, the principal mosque of Old Delhi, built by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in 1656 AD. It is renowned as the largest and the most beautiful mosque in India. Then visit the bustling Chandini Chowk, the old marketplace of Shah Jahanabad. It still retains its old world charm as a wonderful bazaar. From here we head towards Red Fort built by Shah Jahan in 1648. We will also visit Raj Ghat, a memorial built in honor of Father of the Nation, Mahatma Gandhi. It is a simple black marble platform, which signifies the spot where he was cremated on 31 January 1948. Then we drive past India Gate, the memorial commemorating the indomitable spirit of the soldiers who scarified their lives in the World War I and the Afghan Wars. The names of the soldiers are carved on the walls here. Further we drive past the President's House, the official residence of the President of India, built in the year 1931. Our next attractions will be Humayun's Tomb, memorial of Mughal Emperor Humayun, built in the year 1562. It is renowned as a World Heritage Site and the first example of this type of Mughal architecture in India. The towering Qutub Minar, built in the year 1206 by Qutub-ud-din Aibek. It is the tallest (72m) brick minaret in the world and a perfect example of Indo-Islamic Architecture. Qutub Minar and its monuments are listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Qutub Minar, India Gate,Humayun's Tomb and Lakshminarayan Temple. Besides, you will also be able to have the glimpses of the Government Buildings such as the President's House and Parliament House ,
After Breakfast, Check out from Hotel & Drop at Delhi Airport drop .