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One of the world’s great civilizations, Indian culture can be traced back nearly 6,000 years. There is no more fascinating travel destination on Earth. India - bounded by the majestic Himalayan ranges in the north and edged by a spectacular coastline surrounded by three seas, India is a vivid kaleidoscope of landscapes, magnificent historical sites and royal cities, golden beaches, misty mountain retreats, colourful people, rich cultures and festivities. After exploring the sights of Old and New Delhi as well as the spectacular Taj Mahal, journey through the princely state of Rajasthan to take a closer look at the region’s magnificent forts and witness the grand lifestyle of the erstwhile Rajputana rulers of Rajasthan. Explore cities that are full of atmosphere and character, set against stunning desert scenery. The Thar Desert and Aravalli Hills combine to create a stunning visual backdrop to this journey.
Day 01: Arrive Delhi
Assistance on arrival – Meet and greet with our office representative and embark into the AC Innova car which are kept ready. Transfer to hotel. Traditional welcome "Aarti" and garlanding with "Tikka" at the lobby and welcome drink and check-into room. Surprise gifts at bed sides. In Delhi you will be staying at The Oberoi. (No Meals)
The Oberoi New Delhi remains one of New Delhi’s most iconic hotels till date. The interiors are a contemporary interpretation of Sir Edwin Lutyens' New Delhi architecture. The hotel is also equipped with state of the art clean air technology which promises air quality at par with global standards. All feature large picture windows which frame unmatched views of Delhi Golf Course on one side and the UNESCO World Heritage site of Humayun's Tomb on the other. All accommodation radiates luxury. From the rich polished teakwood floors to the spacious walk-in closets, magnificent Italian marble bathrooms and oak wood desks. The completely redesigned threesixty° main restaurant, serving breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Day 02: Delhi
After breakfast meet your tour manager at the hotel lobby for a short briefing, followed by guided sightseeing tour at Old & New Delhi. Begin with Old Delhi with a drive pass Red Fort to reach Jama Masjid - the largest mosque in India built in red sandstone. 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. Afternoon drive past New Delhi, which will include photo opportunities at some of the following attractions - the exterior of the Parliament House, the War Memorial Arch (India Gate) and residence of the President of India in New Delhi. Conclude your day with visit to Qutub Minar; being one of the most important landmarks of Delhi, with calligraphically decorated interiors and inscriptions of verses of the Holy Quran. Stay overnight at Delhi. (B)
Day 03: Delhi – Agra
The morning after breakfast, check out and travel to Agra, known by all as the home of the Taj Mahal, the city is still associated with the Moghuls who were great builders and you will see this by the architecture of the buildings as you pass by. On arrival check-in hotel. Later visit Agra Fort, built by Emperor Akbar, which is a mixture of the Islamic and Hindu styles of architecture. Evening clients can visit the local market. Agra is famous for its sweets (Petha) and marble inlay work. In Agra, you will be staying at The Oberoi Amarvilas. (B)
The Oberoi Amarvilas Agra enjoys an unrivalled position amongst luxury hotels in Agra, being located just 600 metres from the iconic Taj Mahal. Each of our rooms affords uninterrupted views of this ancient monument of love, while elements of the layout and design pay homage to its Mughal splendour. Hotel is approached along a sweeping driveway, verdant with native trees and lit by flaming torches. Just inside, a Mughal style quadrant is ornamented with cascading fountains and framed by an arched passageway and gold leaf frescoes.
Day 04: Agra
Early morning visit Taj Mahal (Closed on Fridays) - the epitome of love, stands on the banks of the river Yamuna built in the 17th century by the Mughal Emperor Shahjahan. The white marble building changes its hue with the variations in the daylight. Made entirely of white marble and decorated with exquisite pietra dura (stone inlay) work, different types of precious and semi-precious stones were used in the intricate inlay work done on the interiors. This magnificent monument is built around a Charbagh or ’four gardens’ plan, split by watercourses— reflects the influence of Persian architectural style. Return to the hotel for breakfast. Afternoon at leisure and indulge in various Spa and other facilities offered during your luxurious stay (on direct payment). Stay overnight at Agra. (B)
Day 05: Agra – Jaipur
Morning after breakfast, check out and travel to Jaipur. Upon arrival check into your hotel. Evening attend the evening Aarti ceremony & take blessings from priest for long life. Hotel having inhouse 18th century Lord Shiva temple. Nestled upon a small island and reached by bridge across a beautiful lily pond, the temple is an indescribably tranquil location for guests to experience this traditional ceremony. In Jaipur you will be staying at The Oberoi Rajvilas. (B)
The Oberoi Rajvilas is unique amongst hotels in Jaipur; a royal resort set in a breathtaking thirty-two-acre oasis of beautiful landscaped gardens, filled with beautiful trees and exotic birdlife. Built around an 18th century Shiva temple where guests can experience chanting with a Hindu priest, meditation and morning yoga, The Oberoi Rajvilas, Jaipur is a haven of mystical peace and natural serenity.
Throughout our luxury resort in Jaipur, traditional techniques have been used to replicate the famous pink lime plaster walls of the historic city. Also adorned with Mughal arches, gold leaf frescoes, high domed ceilings and magnificent crystal chandeliers, The Oberoi Rajvilas, Jaipur epitomises traditional Rajasthani charm.
Day 06: Jaipur
Morning after breakfast, proceed for guided visit of Amber Fort, en route photo stop at Hawa Mahal (Wind Palace). Continue your morning with Amber Fort excursion, the ancient capital of Rajasthan and the majestic palace complex to witness a unique system of air-conditioning of 17th century. Later proceed for guided tour of Jaipur city starting with 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. Conclude your day with visit to Jantar Mantar; one of the famed observatories built by Sawai Jai Singh is a complex of astronomical instruments, chiseled out of stone which provides fairly accurate information to this day. Stay overnight at Jaipur. (B)
Day 07: Jaipur – Delhi Departure
Morning after leisurely breakfast travel to Delhi airport to board your flight to your onward destination with Lovely memories. (B)
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