Per Person on twin sharing basis
It won't be legit to say that Delhi, Agra and Jaipur can in any way become showpieces of what India truly is. However, we have combined the combination of three enchanting destinations, beautifully displaying the richness of India’s history, heritage and culture in the shortest time possible along with the experience of the biggest festival of lights in India (Deepawali), all together.
It might not be justifiable to say that Delhi, Agra and Jaipur can in anyway be a showpiece of what India truly is. However this combination of three enchanting destinations beautifully displays the richness of India’s history, heritage and culture in the shortest time possible.
Day 01: 22nd Oct’ 2019: Arrive Delhi (Flight: TBA)
Arrive at Delhi International Airport. Please clear immigration & visa formalities, collect your baggage and proceed to the arrival lounge through the green channel if you do not have goods to be declared to customs. INDIA TAILOR MADE Executive will page you by your name. Thereafter you will be assisted with a transfer to the hotel for check in. Stay overnight in Delhi. (No Meal)
Day 02: 23rd Oct’ 2019: Delhi Sightseeing
In the morning, start the sightseeing tour of Old and New Delhi visiting Jama Masjid - literally meaning the Friday Mosque; India’s principal and biggest mosque. Chandni Chowk - Shahjahanabad’s Main Street in 1650, facing the majestic Red Fort. It originally had a central canal running down its full length, and when moonlight reflected off the water it got the name Chandni Chowk or ‘Avenue of Moonlight’. The canals have long since gone and it is now a chaotically bustling area, typical of real India, containing a mix of stalls, shops, food outlets and temples. Between the mosque and Chandni Chowk is a narrow shop-lined street along which you will be transported by cycle rickshaws on your most photogenic journey of the tour. The locals go shopping here like nowhere else Next, two renowned 17th-century landmarks: Lal Qila - the Red Fort palaces which we drive pass followed by visit to Humayun Tomb (1565AD) aptly called predecessor of Taj Mahal, built by the wife of Humayun, Haji Begum in the mid-16th century, this red sand stone structure is considered to be the predecessor of Taj Mahal. The structure is one of the best examples of Mughal Architecture. Humayu's wife is also buried in tomb. Later visit 72 meter high Qutab Minar (12th Century AD)- one of the most perfect tower in the world, nearby amidst the ruins of Quwat-Ul-Eslam Mosque Stands the iron pillar which does not rust and has stood the vagaries of weather for 1500 years, India Gate (The country memorial to the unknown soldiers), drive past embassy area (Diplomatic Enclave), Govt. Building (1921-30AD) Central Secretariat, President's House, Parliament House, India Gate (War Memorial – WWII). Stay overnight in Delhi. (B)
Day 03: 24th Oct’ 2019: Delhi – Agra
The morning we will drive to Agra which has a rich historical background, amply evident from the numerous historical monuments in and around the city. In the mid-16th century and early 17th century, Agra witnessed a frenzy of building activity, including the Taj Mahal. The structures built during this era were purely in the contemporary Mughal style and of very high quality and is still reflecting in the monuments remaining today. Though the heritage of Agra city is linked with the Mughal dynasty, numerous other rulers also contributed to the rich past of this city. Modern Agra was founded by Sikandar Lodhi (Lodhi dynasty; Delhi Sultanate) in the 16th century. Babar (founder of the Mughal dynasty) also stayed for some time in Agra and introduced the concept of square Persian-styled gardens here. Arrive and check in at hotel. Later this afternoon we’ll start the guided sightseeing of Agra, Visit the impressive 16th century Agra Fort, which was constructed in 1565 by Akbar with later additions made by his son, Jahangir, and grandson, Shahjehan. Continue to the white marble Tomb of Itimad Ud Daulah, commissioned by the wife of Jahangir in 1622 as the tomb for her father. Described as 'jewel box', or the 'Baby Taj', it is regarded by many as a draft of the Taj Mahal, is the first building to be coated in white marble inlaid with very detailed pietra dura inlay. Stay overnight at Agra (B)
Day 04: 25th Oct’ 2019: Agra – Abhaneri – Jaipur
Start your day with early morning visit to the famous Taj Mahal, a monument of love created by Emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal; it is the most perfect marble built architectural monument in the world. It lies on the banks of the river Yamuna and is constructed completely of white makrana marble embedded with several precious gems like jade, crystal, turquoise, lapis lazuli, sapphire, coral and diamonds. It is symbolic of the purest kind of love that transcends all differences and keeps people together. The breathtakingly beautiful landscape around the Taj Mahal adds to the magic of Mughal architecture. After the visit return back to hotel for breakfast. (Taj Mahal remains closed on Fridays)
After breakfast check out from hotel and drive to jaipur, en-route visiting Abhaneri Stepwell, an ancient village in Rajasthan is renowned for its post-Gupta or early medieval monuments, Chand Baori – one of the largest stepwells in India and Harshat Mata temple, which dates back to 10th century, is dedicated to Goddess of Happiness, Harshat Mata, who spreads joy to the entire village. On arrival check into hotel. Stay two nights in Jaipur. (B)
Day 05: 26th Oct’ 2019: Jaipur Sightseeing
After breakfast enjoys a visit to Amber Fort, the ancient capital of Rajasthan and the majestic palace complex to witness a unique system of air-conditioning of 17th century. The most enthralling experience of Amber Fort is the gaily decorated elephant ride. A beautiful complex of Palaces, halls, pavilions, garden and temples built by Raja Mansingh, Raja Jaisingh and Sawai Jaisingh over a period of about two centuries, it still stands in its magnificent state. The red sandstone and white Marble palace have some very interesting apartments- Diwan-I-Am, Ganesh Pol, Sheesh Mahal, Sukh Niwas, Jai Mandir, Man Singh Palace and Shila Devi Temple.
Afternoon enjoys the city tour of Jaipur visit City Palace Museum; boasts to have some of the priceless handwritten Hindu scriptures of the ancient past, miniature delicate paintings, preserved painted ceilings and the elephant saddles (haudas),and is registered in the Guinness Book of Records to contain the biggest silver objects in the world. Then visit Hawa Mahal (Wind Palace); built in 1799 by Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh at a time when women of the royal family had to observe strict purdah, it is believed that this palace was built for them to take pleasure in the processions and various activities taking place in the streets below without showing themselves and thus enjoying a sense of freedom, Jantar Mantar (Observatory); one of the famed observatories built by Sawai Jai Singh is a complex of astronomical instruments, chiselled out of stone which provides fairly accurate information to this day. Stay overnight in Jaipur (B)
Day 06: 27th Oct’ 2019: Jaipur
After breakfast, we’ll explore the world famous ‘Johary Bazaar’ jewellers market. Jewellery has always been an enticing factor for women, being it of any region, religion or country. It’s something which every woman likes to own whether she is rich or poor. Johary Bazaar offers a variety, those ranges from chunky tribal Jewellery to enamelled gold to modern diamond jewellery. Jaipur’s jewellers market is well known for its gold and silver enamelling. Colourful bangles made of lace and set with semiprecious stones make an inexpensive buy. Later we'll experience some of Jaipur's fabled bazaars, where you can shop, shoot or simply gawp at the amazing array of footwear, rich textiles, saris, leather wares, perfumes, gemstones, jewellery, rugs, carpets, furniture and carvings.
Later evening you will be transferred to local india family to celebrate Diwali; In India, primarily Jaipur, Diwali is celebrated as one of the world's most auspicious Festivals. The celebration is considered to bring in oodles of positivity which is transmitted all across the universe in the form of positive energy. Diwali, A festival of Lights that honours the Hindu Deity, Lord Rama’s victory over the Satan, king Ravana. The day is celebrated all across India and Hindus as a symbol of hope and light, Diwali brings universal compassion, inner joy of peace and love, and the awareness of oneness to all. Traditionally, Hindus illuminated their village to welcome Rama home on a moonless night. Today, local residents all over India decorate their homes with clay lamps, or diyas, on Chotti Diwali, to welcome Goddess Lakshmi. New clothes are purchased, prayers are offered, homes are illuminated with lights & Diyas while firecrackers are burnt, and families share a plentiful feast together. Later return to hotel. Stay overnight at Jaipur. (B)
Day 07: 28th Oct’ 2019: Jaipur – Delhi : Departure (Flight: TBA)
After breakfast enjoy time at leisure till check out at 1200hrs; later drive to Delhi, on arrival transfer to Delhi airport to board the flight for your onward Journey. (B)
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