Duration : 07 Nights / 08 Days
Destination Covered : Delhi - Mandawa - Samode - Jaipur - Abhaneri - Fatehpur Sikiri - Agra - Delhi
DAY 01 : ARRIVE DELHI
Upon arrival at International Airport. You are met and transferred to your pre-booked hotel. Afternoon half day tour of New Delhi visiting Qutab Minar : Qutab Minar is a tall conical 73 mt high (240 feet) tower built by Qutab-ud-din-Aibak in 1192 as a victory tower after the defeat of Delhis last Hindu Kingdom. With a diameter of 14.32 mt at the base and about 2.75 mt on top. Humayun Tomb : The Humayuns tomb declared the UNESCO world heritage site in 1993. It was the first garden-tomb in India. The tomb of Humayun commissioned by his eldest wife widow Biga Begam (Haiji Begum) in 1569, 14 years after his death, located in New Delhi. A Persian architect Mirak Mirza Ghiyath was employed by Haiji Begam to design this architectural wonder. India Gate: It is originally called as an All India War Memorial. The foundation stone of India Gate was laid by His Royal Highness, the Duke of Connaught in 1921 and it was designed by Edwin Lutyens. It commemorates to 82,000 soldiers of British Indian Army who lost their lives in First World War in the period of 1914-21 and the Third Anglo-Afgan War. More than 13500 names of Indian and British soldiers are inscribed on the wall of India Gate. Lotus Temple : The Lotus Temple is a Bahai House of Worship located in New Delhi completed in 1986. The building is famous for its lotus flowerlike shape that is one of the prime attractions of New Delhi. The Lotus Temple is open to all, regardless of religion. The visitors marvel at its universal design in the form of a lotus and delight by the Teachings of the Bahai Faith, especially its belief of the Oneness of God, the Oneness of Religions, and the Oneness of Mankind. etc. Overnight at hotel.
DAY 02 : DELHI
Morning half day city tour of old Delhi visting Jama Masjid : It is highly decorative mosque with a courtyard with a capacity of holding 25,000 faithful at one time. It has three gates, four towers and two 40 mt high minarets built in red sandstone and white marble. On the floor, a total of 899 black borders are marked for worshippers. Red fort : The Red Fort got its name from the enclosing walls of red sandstone. It was designed under the supervision of an architect Ustad Ahmed Lahori, who also constructed Taj Mahal.Red Fort is a UNESCO world heritage site located in Delhi, built by Mughal emperor Shahjahan, who also built the Taj Mahal in Agra. After shifting his capital from Agra to Delhi and Chandni chowk: Presently Chandini Chowk is famous for its markets offering pure Indian food, delicacies and profoundly Sarees with chikan & Zari work. The area is basically a hub of wholesalers for books, clothing, shoes and leather goods and electronic goods. It has narrow hives of lanes and by lanes through the whole market. It is absolutely worth to visit Chandini Chowk market when you are here in Delhi. etc. Afternoon leisure and free for shopping etc. Overnight at hotel.
DAY 03 : DELHI - MANDAWA BY ROAD 260 KMS 6 HRS DRIVE
After breakfast leave for Mandawa. Upon arrival check in at your pre-booked hotel. Mandawa is often called as an open art gallery of Rajasthan, because whole the township is blessed with fascinating mansions (Havelis) decorated with frescos. Some of the famous Havelis of Mandawa with lavishly painted wallsAfter freshen up, sightseeing tour of Mandawa including frescos painting in Mandawa, the heart of Thar Desert, which is used to be a medieval Indian trade city and still has beautifully preserved houses of medieval Indian traders in typical Rajput style wooden doors, bamboo thatched roofs, mud plastered walls and floors, ethnic decor etc.
DAY 04 : MANDAWA - SAMODE - JAIPUR BY ROAD 190 KMS 3 HRS DRIVE
Leave Mandawa in the morning drive to Jaipur via Samode villages the pink city of Rajasthan. Afternoon free. Overnight at hotel.
DAY 05 : JAIPUR
Morning visit Amber fort : The Amber Fort is a popular tourist spot of Rajasthan. Known for its beautiful architecture, the combination of white marble and red sandstone makes the fort’s architecture exceptionally distinct, Built by Maharaja Man Singh in the 16th century, Amber Fort represents a blend between Hindu and Muslim architectures. The Amber Fort is situated on a hilltop and exhibits a rugged yet magnificent exterior. Tourists usually ride on an elephant to reach the fort. Within the complex are other beautiful architectures like the Sheesh Mahal, Sukh Niwas, Diwan-e Aam, Diwan-e Khas and many temples. Afternoon visit Hawa Mahal : The Palace of winds - a five storied structure of pink sandstone has semi-octagonal and delicately honeycombed windows overlooking the main street of the old city. It was originally built to enable the ladies of the royal household to watch everyday life ,City Palace and Museum. Overnight at hotel.
DAY 06 : JAIPUR - ABHANERI - FATEHPUR SIKIRI - AGRA BY ROAD 232 KMS 5 HRS DRIVE
After breakfast drive towards Agra which is 232 km away and 5 hrs morning drive. enroute visit Abhaneri Village, The place is popular for the Chand Baori Step Well and Harshat Mata Temple. Later visit to Fatehpur sikri (The ghost city) : Also known as “abandoned City” situated 40 km from Agra. The construction of Fatehpur Sikri started by Mughal emperor Akbar in 1570 in an honor of Sufi saint Shaikh Salim Chisti. It took 15 years for Emperor to complete the structure but he had to leave the city due to lack of water and also the proximity to the Rajput province. The city of Fatehpur Sikri is an imperial city built by the Mughal Emperor Akbar. Continue drive to Aagra after the sightseeing tour of fatehpur Sikri. Upon arrival in Agra, check in at your hotel. Overnight at hotel.
DAY 07 : AGRA - DELHI
Full day city tour of Agra visting Taj Mahal : The UNESCO world heritage site, One of the Seven Wonders of the World, Taj Mahal is located on the bank of river Yamuna, regarded one of the most beautiful buildings in the world. The construction of Taj Mahal started in 1631 and completed in 1653. 20,000 workers had been labored for 22 years by Mughal emperor Shah Jahan to complete the Marble wonder. Precious and semi precious stones were used in intricate marble work., the mausoleum built by a sorrowing Shah Jehan in memory of his young wife, Mumtaz Mahal and Agra Fort : This majestic fort was built by Mughal Emperor Akabar between 1565 to 1573.Agra fort is situated on the west bank of river Yamuna and northwest of famous monument Taj Mahal. It is built of red sandstone. Agra fort built by Mughal Emperor Akbar in 1565 and initially known as walled city. Mughal emperor Shah Jahan said to have deposed and restrained by his own son Aurangjeb in the fort where he spent last eight years of his life, looking at Taj. Agra fort is known for its magnificent rampart and incredible architecture etc. Later drive to Delhi. Upon arrival in Delhi, check in at your hotel. Overnight at Hotel.
DAY 08 : LEAVE DELHI
Transfer to airport catch the flight for Onward journey.