Fly from your country to New Delhi. Upon arrival at New Delhi International Airport, Azaan Travels" representative will meet you and assist for drive to Agra by Road -AGRA-Historical Indian city is located in Uttar Pradesh. Upon arrival at Agra, transfer to the designated hotel for check in & freshen up and VISIT to Taj Mahal, Agra fort, Tomb of Itmad ud Daula known as Baby Taj. ----
Agra: Agra is a city in the north Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, some 200 km from the Indian capital city of Delhi. Agra has three UNESCO World Heritage sites, the Taj Mahal and the Agra Fort in the city and Fatehpur Sikri nearby. There are also many other buildings and tombs from Agra's days of glory as the capital of the Mughal Empire. The sites are some of the wonders of the world and no trip to India is complete without at least one visit to the Taj. The earliest reference to Agra is in the ancient epic, the Mahabharata, while Ptolemy was the first person to call it by its modern name. Agra was the Mughal capital at one point.
Taj Mahal: The construction of Taj Mahal started in the year 1631 and it took approximately 22 years to build it. An epitome of love, it made use of the services of 22,000 laborers and 1,000 elephants. It was built entirely out of white marble, which was brought in from all over India and central Asia. After an expenditure of approximately 32 million rupees (approx US $68000), Taj Mahal was finally completed in the year 1653.Built By: Shah Jahan; Dedicated to: Mumtaz Mahal (Arjumand Bano Begum), the wife of Shah Jahan; Location: Agra (Uttar Pradesh);Building Type: Islamic tomb; Architecture: Islamic; Highlights: One of the Seven Wonders of the World; A UNESCO World Heritage site.
Old Fort: (Agra Fort) The fort is built alongside the Yamuna river and stretches almost 2.5 km. It consists of a wall built in red sandstone and several buildings inside. The wall has 2 gates, the Delhi Gate and the Amar Singh Gate.
Tomb of Itmad-ud-Daula: Tomb of Itmad-ud-Daula which houses the magnificent mausoleum of Ghias Beg, father of theMughal Empress Noor Jehan. The main tomb is made of pure white marble, with each façade composed of three arches with beautiful trellis screens, so delicately carved that they appear to be made of ivory.
Overnight in stay in Agra hotel.
Early morning breakfast at the hotel, Thereafter proceed to Jaipur by road, En route visit to Fatehpur Sikri----
Buland Darwaja (Fatehpur Sikri): Buland Darwaza is a 15-storied high gateway that guards the Northeastern entrance of the city of Fatehpur Sikri. The intimidating structure stands 43 meters or 140 feet on the pedestal and a cool 54 feet above the ground. The gateway is approached by a steep flight of 42 steps, which add height and majesty to the entire structure.Buland Darwaza that is counted as one of the tallest gateways in the world is almost entirely made out of the red-sandstone with a generous dose of marble decoration on it. The blend of Hindu and Persian architecture is very evident by the use of Quranic inscription on the front and pillar and Cenotaph on the heights of the gateway. The calligraphy work done on the inner façade of Buland Darwaza has very less parallels in India.
Continue your drive to Jaipur. Upon arrival in Jaipur, Azaan Travels’ representative will assist to transfer you to the designated hotel. Freshen up and relax at the hotel. Proceed for city sightseeing-
Visit to City Palace, Janter Manter, Hawa Mahal …
Jaipur: Jaipur has been laid according to the conventional nine-grid pattern that astrologers believe to be lucky, and which has been recommended in the ancient Indian treatise on architecture. Jaipur has much to offer visitors — everything from pageants and festivals to extraordinarily clad people, a wealth of handicrafts, a royal legacy of palaces, and sightseeing — that will occupy their time. However, should the visitors simply choose to walk around the streets of the old city instead, they will not regret it. All of Jaipur is an architectural gem, and no scheduled sightseeing can even hope to do justice to this rare city.
City Palace - A delightful blend of Mughal and traditional Rajasthani architecture, the City Palace sprawls over one-seventh of the area in the walled city. It houses the Chandra Mahal, Shri Govind Dev Temple and the City Palace Museum.
Jantar Mantar - This is the largest and the best preserved of the five observatories built by Jai Singh II in different parts of the country. This observatory consisting of outsized astronomical instruments is still in use.
Hawa Mahal - The ornamental facade of this "Palace of Winds" is a prominent landmark in Jaipur. Their five-storey structures of sandstone plastered pink encrusted with fine trelliswork and elaborate balconies. The palace has 953 niches and windows. Built in 1799 by Pratap Singh, the Mahal was a royal grandstand for the palace women.
Overnight stay will be at the hotel.
After breakfast at the hotel, proceed to Jaipur city tour and take an excursion to Amber Fort. Enjoy Elephant Ride ascent to the fort, Jal Mahal, Local busy markets for shopping &
Amber Fort Palace - Amber is the classic romantic Rajasthani fort palace. Its construction was started by Man Singh I in 1592, and completed by his descendent Jai Singh I. Its forbidding exterior belies an inner paradise where a beautiful fusion of Mughal and Hindu styles finds its ultimate expression.
Jal Mahal: Amidst the shimmering green waters of Man Sagar Lake, this architectural prodigy poses as a gigantic iceberg, ready to knock another Titanic, off its pedestals. Built as a pleasure palace for the imperial family, the palace is known for its magnificent architecture and erudite design. During winter months one can see large number of migratory birds at the lake. Flanked by Nahargarh Hills on all sides, the palace was once used for regal duck shooting parties. With first four floors inside water, the majestic palace stands tall with its top floor outside the water arena.
After sightseeing drive to Delhi by road, After 5 hrs, arrive at New Delhi. Check in hotel for refresh your self & Relax---
Delhi: It is the capital of India and its political and cultural center. Located on the banks of the River Yamuna, Delhi has been continuously inhabited since at least the 6th century BCE. Delhi emerged as a major political, cultural and commercial city along the trade routes between northwest India and the Gangetic plain. It is the site of many ancient and medieval monuments, archaeological sites and remains. When India gained independence from British rule in 1947, New Delhi was declared its capital and seat of government. As such, New Delhi houses important offices of the federal government, including the Parliament of India, as well as numerous national museums, monuments, and art galleries. Owing to the migration of people from across the country, Delhi has grown to be a multicultural, cosmopolitan metropolis. Its rapid development and urbanization, coupled with the relatively high average income of its population, has transformed Delhi. Today, Delhi is a major cultural, political, and commercial centre of India.
Overnight stay in Delhi Hotel
Have a very hearty early morning breakfast at the hotel & proceed to visit famous attractions of Old & New Delhi and experience the culture, tradition and rich history of the city. Some major attractions of the city are the India Gate, the Red Fort, the Jama Masjid, the President House, the Parliament House, the Chandani Chowk, the Qutub Minar, and Lotus Temple.
India Gate: Built as a memorial to commemorate the 70,000 India soldiers killed in World War I,India Gate was designed bySir Edwin Lutyens and completed in 1931.Built of sandstone, the arch also houses the Eternal Flame, a gesture in memory of the Indian soldiers who laid their lives in the 1971 war with Pakistan.
Rashtrapati Bhawan(President House): Formerly the Viceregal Lodge, the building is the highlight of Lutyen's New Delhi and was completed in 1929 at a cost of 12,53,000 pound sterling and inaugurated in 1931. The name was changed in 1959 afterIndia became a republic. Now it is the Presidential Palace of India. Located in an area of 130 hectares, the palace has 340 rooms.
Red Fort: In 1647 the Red Fort - Delhi's 7th fort-was built by Shahjahan. The Red Fort is the site from which the Prime Minister of India addresses the nation on Independence Day.
Jama Masjid: The Jama Masjid, the largest mosque of India, built between 1644 and 1658.It is one of the last architectural works of the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan. The cabinet in the north gate of the Jama Masjid contains a collection ofMuhammad's relics - the Koran written on deerskin, a red beard-hair of the prophet, his sandals and his footprints, implanted in a marble block.
Chandni Chowk: One of the most prominent wholesale and retail markets of India, Chandni Chowk is more than 300 years old. It was established in 1650, when Mughal Emperor Shahjahan shifted his capital from Agra to Delhi, as an accompaniment to the fort. Jahanara, the Emperor's favorite daughter, is credited with designing this market.
Sansad Bhavan (Parliament): The Parliament of India (Sansad Bhavan) is a circular building designed by the British architectHerbert Baker in 1912–13. The roof of the outer circle of the structure is supported by 257 granite pillars. The House of Parliament is located on Janpath, a stone's throw away from the presidential palace Rashtrapati Bhavan.
Qutub Minar: At 72.5 meters, the 13th century Qutub Minar is the world's tallest brick minaret. Only the first story was completed by Qutub-ud-din. The other stories were built by his successor Iltutmish. The two circular stories in white marble were built by Ferozshah Tughlaq in 1368, replacing the original fourth story.
After Sightseeing, transferred to the International Airport to board flight for your home /onward destination.
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