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Delhi - Agra - Jaipur 05 Days / 04 Nights
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   Day 01
Arrive - Delhi You will arrive late in the evening at New Delhi’s International Airport. Following customs & immigration formalities and baggage collection, our representative will meet you as you EXIT the ARRIVALS TERMINAL building after which you would be transferred to the hotel. Upon arrival proceed for check in at the hotel.

India’s capital and a major gateway to the country, contemporary Delhi is a bustling metropolis, which successfully combines in its folds - the ancient with the modern. Amidst the fast spiralling skyscrapers the remnants of a bygone time in the form of its many monuments stand as silent reminders to the region’s ancient legacy. The first impressions for any visitor traveling in from the airport are of a specious, garden city, tree-line with a number of beautiful parks. Overnight at the hotel.
   Day 02
Delhi - Agra uffet breakfast at the hotel. Morning, proceed on a combined sightseeing of Old and New Delhi. You will head for a guided city tour of the Old City of ‘Shahjahanabad’, founded by one of the greatest Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan. Your introduction to the city will be with a visit to Jama Masjid, the largest mosque in Asia built by Shahjahan, drive past the Red Fort - the magical monument in red sandstone, built at the pinnacle of the Mogul empire, Raj Ghat - the cremation site of Mahatma Gandhi.

Afternoon proceed for a guided tour of New Delhi. You will drive past the India Gate, Rashtrapati Bhawan – the President’s Residence, the Parliament House – the Government headquarters and other Government buildings. Also visit Qutab Minar (Tower of Victory) - built to establish the might of Islam and onset of Muslim rule in India.

Late afternoon: you will be driven to Agra (205 kms/ 04 ½ hrs) Upon arrival check in at the hotel.

The city of Agra, the quintessence of the grand Mughal era, reigns to this day in the public mind as the embodiment of royal grace, imposing architecture and power. Agra is globally renowned as the city of the Taj Mahal. But this royal Mughal city has, in addition to the legendary Taj, many monuments that epitomize the high point of Mughal architecture. No tour to India can be complete without paying a visit to this erstwhile capital of the Mughals and the city of the Taj Mahal, the world's most beloved monument. With its laidback lifestyle and its immense wealth of architecture, handicrafts and jewellery, Agra is amongst the most remarkable city of the world. Overnight at the hotel
   Day 03
Agra - Jaipur Buffet breakfast at the hotel. Morning, you will be taken to visit Agra Fort. Few forts in the world have a more fascinating story to tell than the Great Fort of Agra, an outstanding example of Mughal architecture and the seat and stronghold of the Mughal Empire under successive generations. Originally planned as an impregnable military structure by Akbar, the Agra Fort, over a period of time, acquired all the elegance, lavishness and majesty of an imperial palace. Situated 1 km upstream of the Taj Mahal, on the right bank of the Yamuna, the Agra fort was built under the direction of Akbar, by Mohammed Quasim Khan, his commander-in-Chief and Governor of Kabul and added to by his son Jehangir and grandson Shahjahan

You will visit the world renowned Taj Mahal (Closed on Friday's). Referred to as one of the wonders of the world, the Taj Mahal in Agra is the epitome of tourism in India and is celebrated for its architectural magnificence and aesthetic beauty. A symphony in white marble, a tribute to eternal love, it was built by the Emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his wife Mumtaz Mahal. There are tombs of Mumtaz and Shahjahan within the mausoleum. Done in white marble, it took 22 years and over 20,000 workers and craftsmen to complete this rhapsody in stone (1630-52 AD). The main structure is set amidst landscaped gardens. While on three sides it is surrounded by high walls, the rear is bound by the river Yamuna.

Late afternoon: You will be driven to Jaipur (240 kms/ 05 ½ hrs)
Jaipur, the vibrant capital of Rajasthan renowned for its forts and palaces is popularly known as the ‘Pink City’ because of the pink-colour buildings in its old city. An ideal base for touring the royal state, the city has the distinction of being the third jewel of India's "Golden Triangle". Its main claim to fame is that it is India's first 'planned' city built by the famous 18th century astronomer King Sawai Jai Singh II. Overnight at the hotel
   Day 04
Jaipur Buffet breakfast at the hotel. You will be driven just outside Jaipur to the ancient capital of Amber to see the fabulous Amber Fort. En-route to Amber you will take a photostop at the `Palace of Winds’, otherwise known as Hawa Mahal. It is really an elaborate it’s a behind, which the ladies of the court used to watch the daily goings on in the street below. It is extremely intricate in its pink sandstone carving. The cool wind blows through its windows and latticed screens through which the queens of the court once viewed the streets of the city.

Drive to Amer Fort after stopping at Hawa Mahal. Maharaja Mansingh, Mughal Emperor Akbar’s most successful General, started the construction of Amber Fort in the 17th century. 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.

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.

Afternoon enjoy the tour to City Palace, which has a superb collection of Rajasthani costumes, and armory of Mughals and Rajputs including swords of different shapes and sizes with chiseled handles. Many antiques and artifacts belonging to the ruling family are housed here, including a collection of weaponry. It also has an art gallery with an excellent collection of miniature paintings, carpets, royal paraphernalia and rare astronomical works in Arabic, Persian, Latin and Sanskrit. Walk to the adjacent Jantar Mantar or Astronomical Observatory made by the Maharaja of Jaipur, built in 1726 and is one of the five such astronomical wonders built by Sawai Jai Singh and makes accurate predictions even to this day. You will also have the opportunity to wander about the local markets and visit Jewellery shops. Return back to the hotel after city tour. Overnight at the hotel.
   Day 05
Jaipur - Delhi Buffet breakfast at the hotel. Morning at leisure Check out 1200 hours and drive to Delhi. (254 kms/approx 5 hrs)

Upon arrival, our representative will directly transfer you to the International airport for flight back home.
 
What’s included?
  • 04 Nights' accommodation on Double sharing basis at hotels mentioned above or similar.
  • Accommodation on bed and breakfast basis at all the hotels.
  • All transfers, excursions and sightseeing tours will be by using air-conditioned Vehicles as below:
    • 01 - 02 pax: Tata Indigo
    • 03 - 04 pax: Toyota Innova
    • 05 - 07 pax: Tempo Traveler
  • Road taxes, parking fee, fuel charges, interstate taxes, and porter age at all hotels.
  • Entrances at the monuments given in the itinerary (1 visit).
  • Services of English speaking local guide for all sightseeing tours and excursions.
  • Cox & Kings representative on all arrival / departure transfers.
  • Cox & Kings representative on all arrival / departure transfers.
  • All currently applicable taxes including 2.58% Government service tax.
Not included:
  • Expense of personal nature like tipping, laundry, and telephone / fax calls, alcoholic beverages, camera / video camera fee at monuments, medical expenses, airport departure tax etc.
  • Meals other than those specified above.
  • International airfare/ Visa.
  • Domestic Airfare
 

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