Destinations: Delhi (2) – Agra (2) – Jaipur (2) – Delhi (1) – Amritsar (2)
Duration : 09 Nights / 10 Days
Day 1: Arrive Delhi
Upon arrival at IGI Airport Delhi you would be met and transferred to your hotel.
Day 2: Delhi
After Breakfast Proceed for a full day of will view the Red Fort from outside before walking through Chandni Chowk, savouring the ambience of the oriental, crowded bazaar. Afterwards, continue to India’s largest mosque, Jama Masjid.You will also visit the imposing modern Lakshmi Narayan Hindu Temple, built in 1938. The main temple is dedicated to godess Lakshmi, the ‘Goddess of Wealth’ .Afterwards have a brief photo stop at India Gate, memory of India Soldiers in who died in fist World War and 1971 war between India & Pakistan, Continue to Humayun’s Tomb (the second Mughal Emperor) built in the mid-16th-century. This tomb is the first great example of a Mughal garden tomb and was the inspiration for several monuments such as the incomparable Taj Mahal.
Day 3: Delhi to Agra
After Breakfast you will proceed to Agra (approximately 3-4 hours), home to the world famous Taj Mahal. Agra rose to fame in the mediaeval period as the capital of the Mughal Empire. Upon arrive at Agra, check-in to your hotel. Later visit the tomb of Idmad-Ud-Daulah.
Day 4: Agra
Rise early this morning to view the Taj Mahal in all its glory as the sun is rising. No vechiles are allowed 500m radius of the Taj Mahal, so at a designated point you will need to board a small electric cart to drive to the entrance gate. Here you will clear security and then be admitted to the complex.The Taj Mahal was built by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his favourite wife, Mumtaz Mahal, who died in 1631. Spend 1 hours here. Later visit Agra Fort (also Called Red Fort), located on the west bank of the Yamuna River and constructed by Emperor Akbar . Its imposing red sandstone ramparts form a crescent along the river front and cover a huge complex of courtly buildings, ranging in style from the early ideas of Akbar to the sublime elegance of Shah Jahan. The barracks to the north are British additions from the 19th-century. A deep moat, once filled with water from the Yamuna River, surrounds the fort. The remainder of the day is free at your leisure.
Day 5: Agra to Jaipur
After breakfast drive for Jaipur , visiting Fatehpur Sikri en route. Located 45km from Agra, Fatehpur Sikri was constructed by Emperor Akbar in 1569 after it was prophesised that the then childless Akbar would have sons if he moved his capital to the site. At great expense to the empire, the capital was moved here but sadly only occupied for 14 years before slowly being deserted and ruined after Akbar left the city due to a scarcity of water. Whilst here you visit the remarkably well-preserved and graceful buildings within the Ghost City including the Jama Masjid, Durgah of Salim Chisti and other palaces that speak of the grandeur and splendour of the Mughal Empire at the height of its power. After lunch you will visit Abhaneri village, here you will see Chand Baori Stepwell and marvel at this ancient construction. Over 1,000 years old, the visually outstanding Stepwell was originally dedicated to Harshat Mata, the ‘Goddess of Joy and Happiness’.
Continue drive to Jaipur, known as the ‘Pink City’ for the colour of the buildings in the old town. Some parts of the road are very rough so the journey takes most of the afternoon.
Day 6: Jaipur
After Breakfast you will proceed for Full Day Sightseeing Start with a brief photo stop at Hawa Mahal (Palace of the Winds). Continue to Amer Fort or ‘Amber Fort’ as the British called it. Erected in 1799 by the Sawai Pratap Singh, Hawa Mahal was built so that the veiled ladies of his harem could see the life of outside without unnoticed, the lively street scenes below. After you arrive at the base of Amer Fort, you will take an elephant ride that will take you all the way up to the entrance. Inside the fort you will visit the Jag Mandir or the Hall of Victory, which houses the famed Sheesh Mahal. Later Visit the Maharaja’s City Palace this afternoon to explore the former Royal residence; part of the building has been converted into a museum, while the Royal family of Jaipur still uses the remaining sections of the palace. Outside the gate to the Maharaja’s City Palace and Jantar Mantar, this is the largest stone and marble crafted observatory in world. This observatory has 17 large instruments, most of them still in working condition.
Today Enjoy a Bollywood Movie at Raj Mandir Cinema Hall.
Day 7: Jaipur to Delhi
Depart Jaipur and drive to Delhi(approximately 4-5 hours).
Day 8: Delhi to Amritsar (By Train)
Early This Morning you would be transfer to New Delhi Railway Staton to board train for Amritsar (Train- 12011 / Swarn Shatabdi @07:20 / 13:35 Hrs.). Met Upon arrival in Amritsar Railway Station and you will be transferred to your hotel where the afternoon is free at your leisure.
Later this evening you will visit the border between India and Pakistan, known as Wagah Border, to witness the flag lowering ceremony.
Day 9: Amritsar Sightseeing
After breakfast start your tour of Amritsar city at the Golden Temple, also known as Harmandir Sahib. The Temple was built in 1574 and has a great spiritual meaning for Sikh believers. Close by is the Durgiana Temple which is modelled on the Golden Temple. Although it is dedictated to the Hindu goddess Durga, devotees also offer prayers to Lord Krishna and Lord Vishnu. You will also visit Jalianwala Bagh, infamous for the Jalianwala Bagh carnagethat took place in 1919. On this day, British troops opened fire without any warning on innocent unarmed men, women and children attending the Baisakhi festival. Explore the park that commemorates the Indians killed and wounded here.
Day 10: Amritsar to Delhi (By Train)
This Morning you will transferred to Amritsar Railway Staton to board train for Delhi (Train- 12926 / Paschim Express @08:10 / 16:25 Hrs.). Upon arrival in New Delhi Railway Station and you will be transferred to your hotel / Airport.