India is a nation of contrast and
colours, it is home to a billion people of different races and religions.
This introductory tour features the famous marks of history lying at the
Golden Triangle of Delhi, Agra and Jaipur. Delhi has always been the centre
of various kingdoms in its history of 3,000 years. Agra was the centre of
the medieval Mughal Empire. This city of grandeur, art and culture has the
gem of Indian architecture - the Taj Mahal. Jaipur - the princely state
capital, was painted pink (the traditional colour of welcome) in honor of
the visit of Prince Albert, consort to Queen Victoria in 1883.
Day 01 : Arrive Delhi
Met upon arrival in Delhi and transfer to your hotel.
Day 02 : Delhi
Full day visit of Delhi. Exploring the fascinating character of a capital
from the 6th century temple complex with a rust free Iron Pillar and the
Qutab Minar -tallest structure of the 11th century to the ultra modern
chrome and glass skyscrapers, and from imperial India's Parliament House and
the president's House (formerly Viceroy's residence during the Raj) to the
never ending bustle of the walled city surrounding Jama Mosque. Also visit
Humayun's Tomb - the only monument ever built by a lady in the memory of her
Day 03 : Delhi - Jaipur
Drive to Jaipur (232 kms/4.5 hrs) the present capital of Rajasthan is the
famed pink City known for its palaces, three hill forts and a shopper's
paradise. Check in at your hotel. Afternoon at leisure.
Day 04 : Jaipur
Morning excursion to Amber - capital of the old state of Dhundhar, located
on the rugged hills that surround Jaipur. Painted elephants will take you up
the hill to admire the massive getaways, courts,
and pillared pavilions and palaces that recall the glory and wealth of
Amber's association with the Mughals. Afternoon city sightseeing visiting
the City Palace Museum (still houses the erstwhile royal family) Jantar
Mantar - the Royal Observatory and Hawa Mahal (Palace of Winds) -built for
the royal ladies to watch the activities on the market street below without
being observed themselves.
Day 05 : Jaipur - Agra
Depart for Agra (232 kms/5 hrs) en-route visiting Fatehpur Sikri -the
imperial ruins of the dream capital city of the great Mughal Emperor -Akbar.
Day 06 : Agra - Delhi / Back to home
Visit Taj Mahal in the morning. Nothing neither photographs nor
descriptions can prepare you for the experience of this monument -the tomb
of Mumtaz Mahal called Taj Mahal. Here the cherished companion of Emperor
Shah Jahan was laid to rest. It is an acclaimed architectural masterpiece
and one of the seven wonders of the world. Afternoon visit Agra Fort.
Later drive to Delhi (203 kms /4 hrs) and connect flight for your home