Day 01- Arrive Delhi
Arrive in Delhi. You will be met by our representative in arrival lounge and transferred to hotel. Hotel for an overnight stay.
Day 02- Delhi
Morning tour of New Delhi begins with a visit of the grateful mausoleum of the Moghul Emperor Humayun, known as Humayun Tomb. Continue to the 13th century Qutub Minar, a dramatic 234 foot high fluted minaret. Proceed along the majestic promenade past the imposing India Gate War memorial, Secretariat Buildings, Parliament House and Raj Bhavan, official residence of the President. Discover Old Delhi this afternoon with a visit of Raj Ghat, the tranquil final resting place of Mahatma Gandhi. On the 17th century Jama Masjid, India’s largest mosque, the gateway to Chandni Chowk , the busting and colorful market place of the Old city. In the evening we witness sound and light show at Red fort.. (Lighting is only used to highlight buildings) its narration is quite good — The story reenacts Delhi’s tumultuous 5,000 year history, with particular emphasis on the Mughal era during which the Fort was built by Emperor Shah Jahan. Return to hotel for night stay. Overnight at hotel.
Day 03- Delhi
Post breakfast, drive to Akshardham Temple: The temple showcases an amazing world of Indian culture through its ornate with 20,000 statues, floral motifs, arches and exceptionally carved pillars. The temple complex promises a unique view of the Hindu religion and Indian culture. The main monument is about 141-ft high and houses a striking statue of Lord Swaminarayan. The temple represents a wonderful fusion of pink stone and pure white marble. The pink stone symbolizes Bhakti (Devotion) in eternal bloom while the white marble stands for absolute purity and eternal peace. Later drive to ISKCON Temple: Built on a hilly place in 1998, the ISKCON Temple is a complex of temples. Dedicated to Lord Krishna, this elegant temple is one of the largest temple complexes in India. It has a large number of Hare-Rama Hare-Krishna cult followers. Overnight stay in the hotel.
Day 04- Delhi / Jaipur (by road 260 kms/05-6 hrs drive)
After breakfast leave for Jaipur. Arrive Jaipur by afternoon and check into hotel. Rest of the time at leisure. Overnight at hotel.
Day 05- Jaipur
This morning excursion to Amber Fort; which is located just outside the city, this is among the most beautiful example of Rajasthani forts and gives a majestic view of the city down below. Visit the Sheesh Mahal or the Hall of Victory glittering with mirrors. You can have the Royal experience of traveling on elephant back to and from the top of the hill on which the fort is situated. Continue city tour of this amazing Pink city. City Palace -the royal residence of the Maharaja of Jaipur, which houses a museum in the heart of Jaipur which is a complex of courtyards, gardens and buildings, the impressive City Palace is right in the center of the Old City. The outer wall was built by Jai Singh, but within it the palace has been enlarged and adapted over the centuries. There are palace buildings from different eras, some dating from the early 20th century. Despite the gradual development, the whole is a striking blend of Rajasthani and Mughal architecture. Visit Central Museum with its huge collection of jewelry, colorful costumes, woodwork, Jewellery, costumes, brassware, and pottery, also visit Jantar Mantar, which is the largest of the five observatories built by Sawai Jai Singh. This is a collection of architectural astronomical instruments, Next we proceed to Hawa Mahal enroute we stop at Jal Mahal for a photo shoot. Hawa Mahal -This elaborate building is encrusted with delicate screens and carved balconies the most awe-inspiring sight in the city of Jaipur. The structure was built in 1799 by Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh, and designed by Lal Chand Ustad in the form of the crown of Krishna, the Hindu god. It is also known as ‘Palace of Winds‘because of its windows that allow the wind to flow in keeping it cool. There are 953 stone-carved screens or windows in the palace. The Hawa Mahal or the Palace of Winds was constructed for the royal Ladies to watch the royal processions without being seen. Rest of the afternoon free to explore the colorful bazaars, Jaipur is world famous for its beautiful Jewellery and designs, textile quality among the best in word. Overnight at Jaipur.
Day 06- Jaipur / Fatehpur SIkri / Agra (by road 230 kms / 05 hrs-30 min drive)
Post breakfast drive for Agra enroute Fatehpur Sikri and Abhaneri. The first stop will be at Abhaneri which is a small village in northern Rajasthan. Begin at Chand Baori, one of the largest step wells in India, fortified on all sides. This unique idea was conceived by the early natives to work as a water reservoir, located adjacent to the temple dedicated to Harshat Mata, goddess of joy and happiness – an architectural jewel. Proceed further and take a lunch break in a midway. After that continue to Agra via Fatehpur Sikri – the deserted city, India’s “Pompeli” once a glittering imperial capital, later mysteriously abandoned. Today you will see the remarkably well preserved building and red sandstone palaces. Arrive in Agra, home of the legendry shrine to “love” The Taj Mahal”. Check-into the Hotel. Evening at leisure. Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 07- Agra
Today, the extraordinary experience of visiting one of the most fabled monuments in the world- The Taj Mahal .
This 17th century mausoleum in white marble was built by Moghul Emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his queen Mumtaj Mahal. It is an architectural marvel, remarkable for its perfect symmetry of design and construction. Then visit the Agra Fort, a cluster of palaces and mosque built on the bank of the river Yamuna. Afternoon is free to explore the local bazaars on your own.
Evening you may witness Mohabbat which is a fascinating play that depicts the saga of love and a memorable journey into history. The Drama portrays the Mughal era in 16th Century; It is series of play depicting the true and immortal love of Shajahan for Mumtaj Mahal- his beautiful wife; the lavish lifestyle of Mughal era; emaculate hardship of the artisans for 22 years that created the most precious specimen of craftsmanship.
“Mohabbat-the-Taj” at Kalakriti Cultural & Convention Centre– the Sanaskritik Natyashala in an attempt to present the enriched cultural legacy of our country to the world, It is a meeting point of culture, Historical values, and technology at its best. It will also help in rebuilding the interest in Indian history and culture. An attempt to recreate the glory of Mughal architecture at its peak.
The 80 minute show of the Mohabbat the Taj will be an absorbing experience for the audience. The remarkable performances of the various artists will make you feel very close to the era. Moreover,
there will also be the replica of Mughal architecture. World’s largest
replica of Taj Mahal in Makarana marble. One can relish exclusive glimpse of the master creation in its various and vibrant moods by the breathtaking live show presented by performing artisans.
Taj Mahal replica is built on a 12×12 feet platform, 10 feet high, built of Pure White Makrana marble and studded with real semi-precious stones. It is built under supervision of artist Shri. Hafiz Ahmed Scaled dimensions match exactly with that of real Taj Mahal. The model weighs 10,000 Pounds.
Day 08- Agra / Delhi via Mathura (by road 203 kms/04 hrs drive)
Post breakfast, check out the hotel and transfer to Delhi en-route Mathura, Birth place of Lord Krishna. Krishna Janma Bhoomi marks the original spot of the birth of Lord Krishna in the Katra Keshav Deo Temple. The main shrine leads to a small room with a raised platform, and pictures of Krishna and tales of his birth adorning the walls. According to legends, the prison cell, in the temple premise is the exact place where lord Krishna was born. The stone walled cell is reminiscent of the cruelty of Kansa. Later drive to Delhi international airport.
Cost of packages include
Accommodation on twin sharing basis with breakfast
Private chauffeur driven car for transfers, city tour and all intercity drives as per program
Local English speaking guides during city tours once in each city. No guide in Delhi on Day 03… No guide in Abhaneri
All applicable entrance fee to monuments for one time visit
Elephant or Jeep ride at Amber fort
All currently applicable taxes including GST
Cost of package does not include
Any meal unless specified above
Any air fare
Expenditure of a personal nature such as telephone calls, drinks, laundry or tips & gratuities.
Travel Insurance (cover against all cancellation costs, medical expenses, including repatriation, in the event of accident or illness).
Camera / Video Camera Entry Fee (if applicable).
Any other expenses incurred due to unforeseen and unavoidable circumstances.