On arrival in Delhi at International airport, you will meet our representative and transfer to hotel
Delhi The capital of Republic of India, Delhi is a bustling metropolis and a city of almost 17 million inhabitants. Delhi is a near perfect blend of the ancient and the modern and is seamlessly divided into two parts - Old & New Delhi. Old Delhi is part of the city that was designed by the Mughals and New Delhi was designed majorly during English rule and also known as "Lyutens" Delhi.
Overnight at hotel in Delhi.
After breakfast, morning proceed for the sightseeing tour of Old Delhi include visit to mosque of Friday, Jama Masjid. Jama Masjid is the largest mosque in India and is one of the last architectural works of the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan whose best work is Taj Mahal. The spacious courtyard of the Jama Masjid holds thousands of faithful devotees. Enjoy rickshaw ride through the colorful shopping bazaar known as Chandni Chowk Market (closed on Sundays). Drive past the Red Fort, an important building complexes of India which encapsulates a long period of Indian history and its arts. Also visit Raj Ghat, the cremation site of Father of Nation, Mahatma Gandhi.
Afternoon you will visit New Delhi. Qutub Minar, the pride of Delhi. The soaring conical tower is an exquisite example of Indo-Islamic Afghan architecture. Humayun Tomb, is the Delhi's first Mughal mausoleum, constructed in 1564 after the death of the second Mughal Emperor. It was built in accordance to the Indo Islamic architecture. Later drive past spectacular India Gate (the memorial built to commemorate the unknown soldiers), The President’s House and Government Buildings (ministry offices).
Overnight, stay at hotel in Delhi.
After breakfast, drive to Jaipur (approx 260 kms) , upon arrival in Jaipur, assistance and check-in to the hotel.
Jaipur or The City of Victory was founded by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II in 1727. It is the only city in the world symbolizing the nine divisions of the Universe through nine rectangular sectors sub-dividing it. The architect who formalized the city’s plans on the Shilpa Shastra, the epic Hindu treatise on architecture, mixed it with the sublimit of the Mughal and Jain influences of those times.
Later explore the local market and enjoy the cycle rickshaw ride through the bustling bazaars. Jaipur is renowned for textile block printing, blue pottery, carpet weaving, semi-precious stones and local crafts which still thrive from the day of Maharaja Jai Singh's patronage when he designed special areas in the city for the 'bandhanas', the 'cheepas' and the 'meenakari' workers.
Overnight stay at the hotel.
After breakfast guests will be visiting this beautiful pink city. Amber Fort is situated on a ridge just outside Jaipur City. At the foot of the hill you will mount your caparisoned elephant for the slow but steady climb up to the main gate, making your entrance in the time honored fashion. The Fort, completed in the early 18th century, took over 100 years to build and now, although deserted, offers a fascinating insight into the lifestyle of the Moghul ruling families.
Later in the afternoon lunch will be served and proceed towards City Palace which is the home to the Maharaja although several of the rooms are now open to the public. Many antiques and art efacts belonging to the ruling family are housed here, including a collection of weaponry. You will also visit the Hawa Mahal "Palace of the Winds", and the open-air Jantar Mantar Observatory to see the vast astronomical instruments.
Overnight stay at the hotel.
After breakfast, morning drive to Agra (250 kms) en route visit Fatehpur Sikri. This is a deserted town; red sandstone city was built by Emperor Akbar as his capital and palace in the 16th century. Also visit the Bulund Darwaza the largest gateway in the world.
Thereafter continue drive to Agra and upon arrival, check-in at hotel.
Overnight at the hotel.
Early morning visit the Taj Mahal at sunrise - This most famous Moghul monument was constructed by Emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his wife Mumtaz Mahal "the lady of the Taj". It has been described as the most extravagant monument ever built for love. (Taj Mahal is closed on Fridays).
Thereafter visit the Red Fort - lies on the bend of the river Yamuna, almost in the heart of the town. It was built by Akbar as his citadel over the years 1563-73 in the finest architectural style. It has imposing gates and walls of red sandstone and a moat.
Rest of the day free for own activities in the city
Overnight at hotel.
Post breakfast, drive to Delhi (203 kms) airport to board flight for Amritsar. Upon arrival in Amritsar, assistance and transfer to hotel.
In the evening witness to a ceremony before heading to the Golden Temple, considered the Sikhs’ spiritual and cultural center. Amritsar, meaning ‘pool of nectar,' was founded in 1579 by Guru Ram Das - the fourth Guru of the Sikh religion. Get to know about his son and the next Sikh guru, Arjun Dev, who built the famous and important shrine.
At the Golden Temple, set amid a pool of holy water, visitors and devotees from all faiths comes here to experience the soulful temple. You will get a glimpse of the Sikh temple tradition of offering daily Guru-Ka-Langar - a free, community meal that began in the 16th century. You can watch the community kitchen feed up to 10,000 people, know about this Sikh principle of equality and the practice of eating together
Overnight at hotel.
After breakfast at your hotel, leave for the sightseeing of the old city of Amritsar with your guide. Begin with a morning visit to Jallianwala Bagh, a public garden within the city and the site of a notorious massacre of Indians under British rule in 1919.
Visit the memorial that commemorates hundreds of pilgrims who gathered for a Punjabi New Year festival and were killed under the orders of General Dyer, the British lieutenant governor of the Punjab, who had banned all meetings and demonstrations in the province. Amid today’s pleasant park atmosphere, learn more about the tragedy of the Jallianwala Bagh Massacre and the Indian freedom struggle that ensued.
Later visit the beautiful Ram Bagh Gardens and the remains of Maharaja Ranjit Singh’s summer palace - now a national museum. Understand from the guide how the former Raja of Punjab named the garden in honor of his devotion to Guru Ram Das. Admire the statue of the legendary Raja upon his horse and marvel at the Maharaja Ranjit Singh Panorama, a three-dimensional mural that depicts the important life events of the legendary Sikh king.
Evening witness the brash parade of soldiers from both sides of the Wagah border, which once served as the only road linking the two countries i.e India and Pakistan. Watch as the infantrymen stand at attention and the border’s iron gates are opened as the two nations’ flags are lowered in perfect unison with the setting sun. The spectacle ends with the folding of flags, followed by a curt handshake between opposing soldiers and the closing of the gates.
Return to hotel for overnight stay.
Post breakfast, transfer to airport to board flight for Delhi. Upon arrival in Delhi board onward flight for next destination.
Mr. Dinesh Negi
F 401, 2nd Floor, Sadh Nagar Part 2, Palam Colony, New Delhi, Delhi, India - 110045
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