- Holiday Inspirations
- Fixed Departure
DAY 01: ARRIVE DELHI
Arrive Delhi by international flight. Meeting and assistance on arrival and transfer to hotel. Rest of the day free for independent activities. Overnight at the hotel.
DAY 02: IN DELHI
Breakfast at hotel. Later you will take a tour of the capital city of New Delhi where you will visit the Qutab Minar, India Gate and the President’s Palace. The city is built in a typically British colonial style with tree-lined avenues, colonial bungalows, the Parliament House, the War Memorial Arch and the Vice Regal Palace, now the official residence of the President of India. Then, go down to Old Delhi to visit the Jama Masjid and the Raj Ghat where Mahatma Gandhi was cremated. You will drive past the Red Fort for a photograph opportunity. Rest of the day free for independent activities. Overnight at the hotel.
DAY 03: DELHI – AGRA BY ROAD (205 km / approx 4 hrs drive)
After breakfast, depart for Agra. On arrival at Agra, check in at the hotel. Rest of the day free for independent activities. Overnight at the hotel.
DAY 04: IN AGRA
Early morning at sunrise visit the Taj Mahal (closed on Fridays) built in 1630 by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his deceased wife Mumtaz Mahal to enshrine her mortal remains. The monument has been described as the most extravagant ever built for love, for the emperor was heart-broken when Mumtaz, to whom he had been married for 17 years, and who died in 1629 in childbirth soon after delivering her 14th child. Return to hotel for breakfast. Morning visit Agra Fort- really a city within a city which embraces the Moti Masjid, the Diwan-i-Amor the Hall of Public Audiences, the Diwan-i-Khas or the Hall of Private Audiences,the Octagonal Tower, Jehangir’s Palace and many more monuments. Rest of the day free for independent activities. Overnight at the hotel.
DAY 05: AGRA – FATEHPUR SIKRI – JAIPUR BY ROAD (235 km / approx 5 hrs drive)
After breakfast, you will drive to Jaipur- the pink city and the capital of India’s most colourful state, Rajasthan. En route stop at Fatehpur Sikri, which is only 38 km away (45 min. drive) from Agra. Spend an hour in this deserted capital which was built by Emperor Akbar in 1569 and abandoned 15 years later due to a severe scarcity of water. You will visit the graceful buildings within such as the Jami Masjid, the tomb of Salim Chisti, the Panch Mahal and other palaces. On arrival at Jaipur, check-in at hotel. Rest of the day free for independent activities. Overnight at the hotel.
DAY 06: IN JAIPUR
After breakfast, excursion to Amber Fort, 11km from city. This fort-palace was begun by Raja Man Singh and used by the Rajputs as their stronghold until Sawai Jai Singh II moved to the newly created Jaipur. You will visit the palace and its many intricate chambers and hallways, which has breathtaking views of the Jal Mahal (Water Palace) below. Elephant taxis will be reserved for you for a memorable ride up to the fort. Later enjoy a tour of the city visiting the Maharaja’s City Palace, the The Royal Observatory (Jantar Mantar) and the Palace of Winds (Hawa Mahal). Also, drive past the rose-pink residential and business areas of Jaipur. Rest of the day free for local shopping in local bazaars. Overnight at the hotel.
DAY 07: JAIPUR – DELHI BY ROAD (265 km / approx 5 hrs drive)
Breakfast at hotel. Morning drive back to Delhi & check in at hotel. Rest of the day free for independent activities. Overnight at the hotel.
DAY 08: DEPART DELHI
In time transfer to international airport to connect flight for onward destination.