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 Delhi's last Hindu Kingdom. With a diameter of 14.32 mt at the base and about 2.75 mt on top. Humayun Tomb: The Humayun's tomb declared a UNESCO world heritage site in 1993. It was the first garden-tomb in India. The tomb of Humayun commissioned by his eldest wife widow Bega 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: is known as an All India War Memorial. The foundation stone of India Gate was laid by His Royal Highness the Duke of Connaught in 1921. Edwin Lutyens designed the India Gate. It commemorates 82,000 soldiers of the British Indian Army who lost their lives in the First World War from 1914 to 21 and the Third Anglo-Afgan War. More than 13500 names of Indian and British soldiers' were 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. It delights 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 the hotel.
DAY 02 : DELHI
Morning half day city tour of Old Delhi visiting Jama Masjid: It is a 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 there for the worshippers. Red Fort: The Red Fort got its name from the enclosing walls of red sandstone. An architect Ustad Ahmed Lahori supervised the construction, who also constructed the 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 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 worth to visit the Chandini Chowk market when you are here in Delhi, etc. Afternoon leisure and free for shopping etc. Overnight at the 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 known as the open art gallery of Rajasthan. The whole township is blessed to have such fascinating mansions (Havelis) decorated with frescos. Some of the famous Havelis of Mandawa with lavishly painted walls after freshen up, sightseeing tour of Mandawa including frescos painting in Mandawa, the heart of the 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 in 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 constructed that enabled the ladies of the royal household to watch everyday life, City Palace and Museum. Overnight at the 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. En-route, visit Abhaneri Village. The place is known for the Chand Baori Step Well and Harshat Mata Temple. Later visit Fatehpur Sikri (The ghost city): Also known as 'abandoned city' situated 40 km from Agra. The construction of Fatehpur Sikri was started by Mughal Emperor Akbar in 1570, in 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 to drive to Agra after the sightseeing tour of Fatehpur Sikri. Upon arrival in Agra, check-in at your hotel. Overnight at the hotel.
DAY 07 : AGRA - DELHI
Full day city tour of Agra visiting 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 the Taj Mahal started in 1631, and in 1653 it was over. Around 20,000 workers had been labored for 22 years by Mughal emperor Shah Jahan to complete the Marble wonder. You can find the precious and semi-precious stones in intricate marble work at the Taj Mahal. The mausoleum built by a sorrowing Shah Jehan in memory of his young wife, Mumtaz Mahal. Agra Fort: The Mughal Emperor Akabar built this majestic Fort between 1565 to 1573. The Agra Fort is on the western bank of the river Yamuna and northwest of the Taj Mahal. They had used the red sandstone in the construction of the Red Fort in Agra. The Agra fort, initially known as a walled city. Mughal emperor Shah Jahan said to have deposed and restrained by his son Aurangzeb in the Fort, where he spent the 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.