Day 1: Delhi
midnight arrival in
Upon arrival you will be met by an Indo Vacations representative and
transferred to the hotel.
02. Old - New Delhi
This morning is at leisure. Afternoon sightseeing in Old Delhi. We
take a Rickshaw Ride parallel to the Red Fort through the old city
and famous Silk Road and Silver Bazaar. Sightseeing of Old Delhi
includes "Rajghat", the place where Mahatma Gandhi was cremated and
the great mosque of old Delhi. Today we also visit the famous "Humayun
which is the first substantial example of Mughal architecture in
India. Before we proceed to the Hotel we have a drive through New
Delhi where we see the
Government Buildings and Embassies.
03: Delhi - Jaipur (by train)
The day is free in Delhi. In the late evening transfer to the
railway station for the train to Jaipur. Jaipur owes its name,
foundations and careful planning to the great warrior and
astronomer, Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II. Jaipur is the capital of
Rajasthan and famous for its handicrafts and precious and
semiprecious stones. In the night arrive in
and transfer to the hotel.
breakfast we drive to the ancient capital of
laying 11 km. away from Jaipur. Amber was the ancient capital of
Kachhawaha dynasty for 6 centuries before it was moved to newly
created Jaipur. We will ascend to the Palace Fortress on the back of
an elephant. Enroute to Amber we will visit the
(Palace of the Winds), built in 1799 AD, it contains 953 small
casements with each having its own balcony. The windows enabled cool
air to circulate and the ladies to watch processions below without
being seen. We continue to
a stone observatory, the largest of Jai Singh's five remarkable
observatories. It's complex instruments reveals us the secrets of
medieval Indian astronomy. In the afternoon we visit the
which is still the formal residence of the royal family, built in a
blend of the Rajasthani and Mughal architecture. In the museum of
the city palace we visit the private collection of the Jaipur
Maharajas. Later we have a walk through the colorful Bazaar of
Jaipur. In the evening we drive through the new city of Jaipur and
visit "Laxmi Narayan Mandir", a Hindu temple made out of white
marble. We might have an opportunity here to observe a prayer
ceremony. Today we have dinner with a presentation of Indian music
05. Jaipur - Agra (by train)
early morning transfer to the railway station for the train to
Arrive in Agra by the afternoon and transfer to the hotel. Rest of
the day free for leisure.
06. Agra - Delhi (by train)
We start today our sightseeing by a visit to the
built by three of the greatest Mughal emperors. The construction of
this massive structure began in 1565 under Akbar's reign and
continued till the time of his grandson's reign, Shah Jahan who
built the impressive imperial quarters and mosque. After the visit
of Agra Fort we proceed to visit the most beautiful monument of
an enduring monument to love, with a continually fulfilling beauty.
It was built by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan between 1631-52, as a
tomb and memorial to his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal (Jewel of the
Palace), who died at the age of 39 giving birth to her 14th child.
After visiting Taj Mahal transfer to railway station to catch the
train for New Delhi. In the night arrive in Delhi.
07. Delhi (Departure)
to the airport for onward destination.
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