This morning pickup from airport / railway station and transfer to hotel after breakfast 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. Return to the hotel. Over night at hotel.
This morning depart by road for Agra, which is an interesting 4 hours drive covering a distance of 203kms. On your arrival check in at hotel. Afternoon 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 after then 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.
This morning 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 kms (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 check-in at hotel. After check in and relaxing for a while, visit the old (pink) city for its colourful and crowded bazaars. Spend time walking around in the by lanes, ouvenir hunting and haggling.
A late breakfast followed by excursion to AMBER FORT, 11kms 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 upto the fort. Afternoon enjoy a tour of the city visiting the Maharaja's City Palace, the Jantar Mantar Observatory and the Palace of Winds. Also, drive past the rose-pink residential and business areas of Jaipur.
After breakfast check out hotel and drive back to Delhi after noon arrival Delhi and see the Aksherdham Temple. Day at leisure for last minute shopping. After then Drop at airport / railway station with sweet memories of your tour with Guruji Travels.
Mr Ravi Chauhan
Building No. 7A/72, Shop No. 3, W.E.A. Channa Market, Krolbagh, Near Mother Dairy, New Delhi, Delhi, In - 110005
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