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Day 01: Delhi
Namaste! We are warmly welcomed the traditional Indian way with hands clapped together. After immigration and custom formalities, you will be transferred to the hotel. (Early Check-in Subject to availability).
Delhi, the capital of various strong Empires and now a modern city with mix of old ancient culture. A perfect city to start your tour.
Day 02: Delhi
Today we will start sightseeing tour of Delhi visiting the Raj Ghat – the memorial at the site where Mahatma Gandhi was cremated, Jama Mosque – the largest Mosque in India and the Red Fort (from outside) – Once the most opulent fort and palace of the Mughal Empire.
Afternoon, sightseeing tour of New Delhi visiting the Humayun’s Tomb, the Qutab Minar, drive along the ceremonial avenue – Rajpath, past the imposing India Gate, Parliament House and President’s Residence and end the tour with a drive through Diplomatic Enclave.
In evening enjoy dinner at local Indian restaurant. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 03: Delhi – Agra
Morning drive to Agra (approx. 210kms / 04hours). Upon arrival check-in to hotel and afternoon visit the Agra Fort containing the halls private and public audiences. Both buildings are truly spectacular and the Taj Mahal is now one of the wonders of the World.
Later visit the world famous Taj Mahal built by Shahjahan in 1648 in memory of his Queen Mumtaj Mahal. This architectural marvel is a perfectly proportioned masterpiece fashioned from white marble that stands testimony to the skill of 20,000 craftsmen (Friday Closed).
In evening witness the display of Marble Inlay Work (same intricate work done on marbles used in Taj Mahal).
Day 04: Agra – Abhaneri – Jaipur
This day after breakfast, proceed to Jaipur (approx. 255kms / 05-06hours) en-route visiting Abhaneri. This village is home to an unheralded architectural jewel and one of the most beautiful step wells (Baori) in Rajasthan. Abhaneri was gifted with skilled craftsmen and many sculptures from Abhaneri belonging to the post Gupta period are displayed in various museums around the world.
Continue your drive to Jaipur. It is known as the rose pink capital of Rajasthan. The city owes its name from Maharaja Jai Singh who is a founder and a great astronomer.
Upon arrival in Jaipur, check-in at the hotel. Evening visit Aarti ceremony at Birla Temple. Overnight at the hotel
Day 05: Jaipur
Today after breakfast excursion to Amber Fort situated just outside the city is perhaps the most beautiful example of Rajasthani forts and gives a grand view of the city down below. You can have the unique experience of traveling on elephant back to and from the top of the hill on which the fort is situated.
Later visit City Palace in the heart of Jaipur is known for its blend of Rajasthani and Mughal architecture. Not far away is the Central Museum with its large collection of woodwork, jewellery, costumes, brassware and pottery. Another monument near the City Palace is Jantar Mantar which is the largest of the five observatories built by Sawai Jai Singh. The Hawa Mahal or the Palace of Winds was constructed for the royal ladies to watch the royal processions without being seen.
In evening, we will spend time with local family to witness festival of light in local traditional style. Will attend prayer session, wear traditional dress, light lamps and candles all over the house, tasting various kind of foods and witness the view of whole city, full of light and firecrackers from rooftop.
Return to the hotel for overnight stay.
Day 06: Jaipur – Delhi
Morning is free for relaxation. Later drive to Delhi (approx. 260kms / 05-06hours).
Upon arrival in Delhi, evening is free for individual activities or shopping. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 07: Depart Delhi
Morning is free for individual activities. In time departure transfer to the airport to connect your flight for onward destination.
**This tour can be change/ amend as per the client requirement or number of days in hand to witness this unique festival.