Welcome to India! Upon arrival at the India Gandhi International Airport, you will be greeted by our representative and transferred to hotel where you will be helped in checking-in and briefed about the tour. Overnight at Delhi. The Suryaa Delhi.(Dinner)
Delhi was the capital of Indraprastha and capital of the Pandavas during the Mahabharata. This magnificent city has been inhabited from the 6th century BC and has been a capital of many kingdoms. It has been destroyed and rebuilt many times and is called the "city of cities". Delhi's culture has been influenced by its different rulers and the city is full of beautiful monuments. The Mughal rulers influenced the food habits of the residents and Mughlai cuisine originated here. Due to the proximity of different states, all festivals are celebrated here. Old Delhi is a maze of small lanes lined and old buildings and New Delhi has large road with huge buildings. Delhi is the capital of India and is the hub for politics.
Your morning tour starts with Old Delhi, built by the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in 1639 AD. You will visit the Raj Ghat where the father of our nation Mahatma Gandhi was cremated. You will be visiting the museum that was built to commemorate him. You will be driven past the iconic Red Fort and Chandni Chowk, a very popular and a busy market in Old Delhi to the next stop - Jama Masjid, one of the iconic, historic and largest mosques in India - built by Shah Jahan. A rickshaw ride in Chandni Chowk could be quite interesting as this part of the city is quite crowded as it is full of shops. These numerous shops sell delicious mouth-watering food, clothes, jewels, household things, etc. and are virtually a shopper's paradise.
In the afternoon, You will then move forward to Humayun’s tomb, yet another UNESCO world heritage site. Your next stop is India Gate, built in memory of the Unknown Soldiers. You will be driven past the Parliament House, President’s House and other Government Secretarial Buildings to your final destination which will be Lakshminarayan Temple, a temple dedicated to Lakshmi and Lord Narayana. Overnight in Delhi.
Overnight at Delhi.The Suryaa Delhi. (Breakfast & dinner).
After breakfast we drive to Jaipur - the capital of Rajasthan which gets its name from Maharaja Jai Singh who built this city. Jaipur has many palaces with impressive architecture and design. One of the stories of the origin of the name "the pink city" comes from the eighteenth century. On the eve of the visit of the Prince of Wales, the whole city was painted pink as a symbol of hospitality.
Today you have a half day tour of Sanganer. Sanganer is very famous for textile printing and also for its Jain temples. In the Sanganer prints, the designs in colors are printed on a white background. Sanganer draws a large of devotees due to the Shri Digamber Jain temple made of red stone. The deity here is Lord Adinath - the first Tirthankara. Like most of the other join temples, this temple also has the finest carvings and was built in phases during different times. The last part was constructed in the 10th century AD as per an inscription on one of the Toranas. The temple has seven underground floors kept closed due to old beliefs. Visitors are not allowed to enter the underground floors and only an ascetic Digamber saint can enter these floors.
Overnight at Jaipur. Clarks Amer Jaipur. (Breakfast & dinner)
In the morning visit the Amber Fort, also known as the Amber Palace – the former capital of the state of Jaipur. This magnificent fort was built in red sand and marble by Raja Mann Singh. It is divided into four sections each with a patio. The main entrance door is Surajpol with a fascinating architecture. Near the Gate of Ganesh, there is a temple dedicated to the Goddess Sila Devi. The Diwan-e-Aam - Public Hearing Hall, Diwan-e-Khas - Private Hearing Hall, Sheesh Mahal - Mirror Palace. At the beautiful Sukh Niwas a pleasant climate by the winds that blow on a waterfall is created. We will visit the City Palace of the Maharaja - a royal palace with seven floors and has the perfect blend of three styles - Mughal, Rajput and European. Visit Jantar Mantar, the observatory - visited by mathematicians and astronomers from all over the world. We will pass by Hawa Mahal which is popular all over the world for its magnificent architecture.
We will pass by the Jaipur business center.
A visit to Jaipur is not complete without shopping. Jaipur is famous for clothing, carpets, precious stones, semi-precious, jewelry, crafts made of wood, metal and silk paintings and miniatures.
Overnight at Jaipur. Clarks Amer Jaipur. (Breakfast & dinner)
After breakfast drive to Agra visiting Abhaneri and Fatehpur Sikri enroute. Abhaneri named as Abha Nagri, means the city of brightness. The Goddess Harshat Mata stands for joy and happiness. The temple is worth visiting for its amazing medieval architecture. Abhaneri has a glorious past and is home to one of the most famous and well- Of Rajasthan - "Chand Baori".
Spend time at the former capital of Mughal Empire Fatehpur Sikri, one of the finest examples of Mughal architectural splendor at its height, built by Emperor Akbar in 1569 and abandoned after 15 years due to scarcity of water.
Fatehpur Sikri is an exceptional testimony to the Mughal civilization and is declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. You will visit the Jama Masjid, followed by the tomb of Salim Chisti, the Panch Mahal and other buildings such as Ibadat Khana, Mariam-uz-Zamani Palace, Naubat Khana and Birbal House. Agra was the former capital of the Mughal rulers and is located in the borders of the river Yamuna. Also called Akbarabad during the Mughal era, the city lived its greatest splendor and that was the time when the Fort, the Taj Mahal and other great mausoleums were built.
Overnight in Agra. Clarks Shiraz Agra. (Breakfast & dinner)
In the morning we will visit the impressive Taj Mahal, one of the wonders of the world, built with white marble by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in 1630 to rest the mortal remains of his wife Queen Mumtaz Mahal. This great monument is an authentic declaration of love. Taj Mahal is closed on Fridays.
Breakfast at the hotel and then transfer by road to Delhi. On your arrival in Delhi, the vehicle will be at your disposal to visit the local markets. (Within the limits of the city and until the afternoon). NO HOTEL IN DELHI TONIGHT. At the appropriate time, you will be and transferred to the international airport for your return flight. Breakfast only.
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Important note: Check-in 14.00H and Check-out 12.00Hs.