Delhi-Agra- Fatehpur Sikri-Ranthambhore-Jaipur-Delhi (7 Nights /8 Days)
Assistance & Traditional welcome on arrival in the capital of India & followed by transfer to Hotel for Overnight. From the spacious and planned streets of New Delhi, the imperial capital of India, Delhi is perhaps one of the best examples in the world where the ‘old’ meets the ‘new’. Strolling through the streets of Delhi the contrasts continue. You will experience the ringing bells of bicycle rickshaws, see Mercedes Benz cars driving around Eating out also offers a variety of options from a rich Mughlai curry to a wood fired pizza. On this sightseeing tour of Old and New Delhi your senses will come alive as you encounter the many sights and sounds this amazing city has to offer.
After breakfast meet with our executive who give briefing about your tour & hand over all your travel documents. Later start the full day tour. Tours starts with visit of Old Delhi, the 17th century walled city of Shah Jahanabad, Visiting the great Jama Masjid, the principal mosque of Old Delhi. Built in the year 1656 AD by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan, it is the largest & best known mosque in India. Later we walk down or take a rickshaw ride through Chandi Chowk, the old marketplace of Shah Jahanabad now a picturesque bazaar to reach Red Fort, built in the year 1648 by Shah Jehan.
Later you will visit New Delhi. In New Delhi you will visit sights such as the impressive Qutub Minar, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. built by Qutub-ud-Din Aibek in 1199 from sandstone and marble, Humayun’s Tomb, memorial of Mughal Emperor Humayun, built in the year 1562. The complex is a World Heritage Site & the first example of this type of Mughal architecture in India., India Gate (War Memorial Arch) and Lakshminarayan Temple, a modern Hindu Temple. You will drive past the President’s House, Parliament House, Government Secretariat Buildings and Connaught Place shopping centre.
Enjoy the breakfast in the hotel before heading to City of Love Agra. Located on the West Bank of Yamuna, developed as a great center of architecture, art and Mughal culture. A number of forts, buildings and tombs were constructed during the 16th century, which was the peak period of Mughal glory in Agra , India . The city of Agra is one of the oldest cities in the country that is known for being home to the Taj Mahal, which is one of the Seven Wonders of the World . We find the mention of this great city as ‘Agraban’ in one of the oldest epics of India , Mahabharata.On arrival check in to Hotel.
Later visit the Monument of Love Taj Mahal, The Mughal emperor Shah Jahan built this lovely dream in white marble as a tomb for his wife Mumtaz Mahal, later he was also buried alongside his wife in the same tomb. It took 20,000 workers to complete this monument in a period of 22 years. The white marble blocks used for the construction of this great monument was carted down all the way from Makrana in Rajasthan , India . The intricate inlay work with precious and semi-precious stones that was done on the walls of the Taj Mahal is one of the finest specimens of Mughal architecture in India. In the end visit Grat Fort of Agra. Rest of the day is free . Overnight at Hotel.
Today we drive to Ranthambhore, en route we will visit Fatehpur Sikri (Ghost Capital), the political capital of India’s Mughal Empire under Akbar’s reign, from the year 1571 until 1585, when it was abandoned, ostensibly due to lack of water. We visit Emperor Akbar’s Residential complex, Mosque & Tomb of Salim Chisti. After visit continue to Ranthambhore. Ranthambhore Tiger reserve. Situated between the Vindhya and Aravali range of hills, Ranthambhore is one of Rajasthan’s last remaining sizeable area of forest and savannah. On arrival check into Hotel for Overnight.
Today enjoy morning & afternoon safari spotting the Royal Bengal Tiger, many species of bird’s, reptiles, amphibians and mammals and capture some spectacular views of the majestic Aravalli ranges in your camera. One can also look for the medieval splendour in the forms of forts, havelis (mansion) and palaces that are scattered throughout it. Overnight at Hotel.
After breakfast drive to Jaipur. The Pink city of Jaipur is the capital of the Indian State of Rajasthan, famous forits forts, palaces, lakes, sand and colorful culture. Jaipur would have been part of the Thar desert but for the Aravalli hills that cover it from one side. On arrival check into Hotel. Rest of the day .
Today we take an excursion to Amber Fort, the palace complex which stands to this date was commenced under the reign of Raja Man Singh. We take an Elephant ride to reach the Fort situated on the hill, an overwhelming experience.
Later we visit the City Palace, a perfect blend of Rajasthani & Mughal architecture. The center of the palace is a seven-storied building called Chandra Palace, with fine views over the gardens & the city. Further we visit Jantar Mantar (Solar Observatory), an astronomical treasure house, with solar devices that give accurate predictions till date. We also visit Hawa Mahal (Palace of Winds), a five-storied structure of pink sandstone. It was built in the year 1799 so that veiled royal women could peer down the busy street market unseen by the world through its 593 stone Jharokas (mini windows).
After leisurely breakfast in the Hotel followed by drive to Delhi, upon arrival in Delhi Transfer to Airport for onward Destination.
Ends of Tours
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