DAY 1 DELHI

Arrive at Delhi airport on arrival meet & assist by our representative & transfer to Hotel.

DELHI : Perhaps there is no other capital city in the world so steeped in history and legend as the Indian capital Delhi. It was the magnet, which drew the Mongols, Turks, Persians, Afghans, Mughals and the British, all of whom contributed to its glorious but turbulent past. The fascination with Delhi was such that even though it was abandoned many times, its rulers returned to it again and again rebuilding it at least seven times. Today, the twin cities of Old and New Delhi still intrigue Indians and tourists alike as the cultural and political capital of the largest democracy in the world.

On arrival transfer to hotel.

Overnight in Delhi.

DAY 2 DELHI

After leisurely breakfast proceed for full day combine city tour of Old and New Delhi

In Old Delhi drive past the Red Fort, - a marvel in red sandstone, the Raj Ghat, - memorial to Mahatma Gandhi, Jama Masjid, - the largest mosque in India. Proceed to ChandniChowk to savour the ambience of an oriental, crowded bazaar.

Old Delhi was once known as the city of Shahjahanabad. This fortified city has a long and interesting history and even today, the remains of its glorious past can be seen in the form of Kashmiri Gate, Ajmeri Gate, Turkman Gate, Delhi Gate and Feroz Shah Kotla.

At ChandniChowk & take rickshaw ride to see the massive area packed with shops, bazaars, and people. As Asia's largest wholesale market, ChandniChowk features an array of goods available at the shops and stalls.

Continue to New Delhi; pass by India Gate (memorial to the Indian army soldiers who died in the World War I), the RashtrapatiBhavan (formerly the viceroy's residence) and the Parliament House.

Visit the imposing Lakshmi Naryan Temple, see the 12th century QutabMinar - gracefully hand-carved for its entire height of 234ft, and the Ashoka iron pillar, which has withstood the ravages of time and not rusted even after 1500 years and the mausoleum of emperor Humayun - a forerunner of the Mughal style of architecture.

Overnight in Delhi.

DAY 3 DELHI /AGRA (207 KMS/05 HRS)

After breakfast check out from the hotel & drive to Agra.

AGRA : On the right bank of the River Yamuna, Agra reigns over a glorious past created by warriors as skilled in art and architecture as they were on the battlefield. The city’s historical origins before the Mughal conquest are dim and it was practically founded by the Mughal Emperor Babur. To the lover of art and to the traveller seeking the wonders of India, Agra is the goal of a pilgrimage, its shrines being the TajMahal and Agra Fort.

On arrival check in at the hotel.

Later proceed for city tour of Agra.

Visit the world famous TajMahal built by Shah Jahan in 1560 in memory of his queen MumtazMahal to enshrine her mortal remains. This architectural marvel is a perfectly proportioned masterpiece fashioned from white marble that stands testimony to the skill of 20,000 craftsmen brought together from Persia, Turkey, France and Italy and who took 17 years to complete this 'Love Poem in Marble'.

Later visit the Agra fort containing the halls of private & public audiences & other palaces. Shah Jahan spent here years of confinement at the hands of his son Aurangzeb, looking wistfully at the TajMahal from the Fort.

Overnight in Agra.

DAY 4 AGRA/JAIPUR (237 KMS/05 HRS)

After breakfast check out from the hotel & drive to Jaipur.

Enroute visit FatehpurSikri which is approx.40 Kms from Agra, built by Emperor Akbar in 1569 and abandoned after 15 years due to scarcity of water. The FatehpurSikri complex houses tomb of SalimChisti, PanchMahal and other palaces, which surprisingly have withstood the ravages of time and are still in good condition.

Later drive to Jaipur.

JAIPUR: Built by Sawai Jai Singh, the city of Jaipur is amongst the first of India’s planned cities. The ancient heart of the Pink City still beats in its fairy tale palaces; rugged fortresses perched on barren hills and broad avenues. Jaipur has a timeless appeal in its colourful bazaars that delights for its Rajasthan handlooms and trinkets. Beautifully laid out gardens and parks, attractive monuments and marvellous heritage hotels, once the residence of Maharajas, are worth admiration that makes a trip to the pink city memorable one. Bazaars that delights for its Rajasthan handlooms and trinkets. Beautifully laid out gardens and parks, attractive monuments and marvellous heritage hotels, once the residence of Maharajas, are worth admiration that makes a trip to the pink city a memorable one.

Overnight in Jaipur.

DAY 5 JAIPUR

After breakfast proceed for excursion Amber Fort -where you will ascend the hill on caparisoned elephants (subject to availability).

Before the City Palace was constructed in Jaipur, Amber was the seat of power. The fort is surrounded by fortified battlements and overlooks the Moat Lake.

Ruins and remains are spread over the Aravalli hills and sprawling crenulated walls lattice the surrounding area. An elephant will spare you the trouble of reaching up to the fortress. Once on top, stroll through the sprawling complex of courtyards and halls. Many of the rooms have delightful wall paintings, with precious stones and mirrors inlaid in the walls.

Most fascinating, perhaps, is the Sheesh Mahal (hall of mirrors) where a single lamplight is reflected in the many mirrors, lighting up the room.

Later proceed for a half day tour of the pink city of India, visit the City Palace, which now houses a museum, the Observatory (17th century) with a sundial 90 ft high, Ram Niwas Palace gardens, and the Palace of Winds-“HawaMahal”.

Evening free at leisure.

Overnight in Jaipur.

DAY 6 JAIPUR/ MUMBAI

After breakfast check out from the hotel & drive to airport to board fight 9W 7024 at 0820 hrs for Mumbai.

Bombay (as it was called earlier) was once a group of seven islands whose inhabitants, the Kolis, have given the city its Indian name, MUMBAI, after their goddess, Mother Mumbai. Bombay is a city of paradoxes: renowned as the country’s financial nerve center, it is an important center of theatre, art, music and classical dance.

Today the cosmopolitan population of the city consists of people from all over the country. It is center of industry, commerce and foreign trade, a city of skyscrapers and huts (a result of too quick growth and inadequate accommodation), a city of milling crowds and vitality, a city on the move.

A city steeped in tradition, and a rich historical past, it is yet a city where contemporary scientific and business practices flourish. A vibrant, colorful and busy metropolis, Bombay is the premier city in western India.

On arrival check in at the hotel.

Overnight in Mumbai.

DAY 7 MUMBAI

After breakfast proceed for city tour of Mumbai.

Visit to Gateway of India, Mumbai's principle landmark. This arch of yellow basalt was erected on the waterfront in 1924 to commemorate King Geroge V's visit to this colony in 1911. Drive past the Afghan Church, Secretariat of Maharashtra Government and along the Marine Drive which is fondly known as the 'Queen's Necklace'.

Visit Hanging Gardens which offer a splendid view of the city, Chowpatty, Kamala Nehru Park and also Mani Bhavan where Mahatma Gandhi stayed during his visits to Mumbai. Drive past Haji Ali Mosque, a shrine in honour of a Muslim Saint on an island 500 m out at sea and is linked by a causeway to the mainland. Stop at the 'Dhobi Ghat' where Mumbai's 'dirties' are scrubbed, bashed, dyed and hung out to dry. Watch the local train passing close by on which the city-commuters 'hang out like laundry'- a nice photography stop.

Overnight in Mumbai.

DAY 8 & 9 MUMBAI

DAY 8
After breakfast full day free for leisure. (No Vehicle will be provided during local run).

Overnight in Mumbai.

DAY 9
After breakfast check out form the hotel & drive to airport to board flight for onwards destination.

 

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