01 : Aboard - Delhi
late night at New Delhi International airport. On arrival,
the guest will be met by our representative and transferred
to hotel. Upon arrival at hotel the guests will be provided
with the traditional Indian welcome Consisting
of Aarti-Tikka and garlands with non-alcoholic welcome drink.
Overnight at hotel.
sightseeing tour of Old Delhi. Visit the former centre of
Moghul Power, Old Delhi offers ancient monuments, narrow
streets and bustling bazaars. Visit the vast Red
Fort, built in 1648, the Jama Masjid,
the greatest mosque in India and completed in 1658 by Shah
Jahan who also built the Taj Mahal, and the Raj
Ghat, the simple memorial to Mahatma Gandhi.
Afternoon sightseeing tour of New Delhi - drive past the
stately government buildings of the British Era designed
by Lutyens, including the India Gate &
the Presidential Palace. Continue onto
the beautiful Humayuns tomb of the Mughal
era & predecessor of the world famous Taj Mahal. End
the tour at the towering minaret of Qutab Minar.
Overnight at hotel
03 : Delhi - Samode - Jaipur
breakfast drive to Jaipur enroute stopping at Samode - for
SAMODE PALACE - The comfortable palace
is today full of architectural delights with stately corridors,
frescoed walls ethereal audience halls, harmoniously reflecting
the skill of master craftsmen.
Upon arrival in Jaipur - check-in at the hotel. Enjoy a
cycle rickshaw ride through the bustling
bazaars. Overnight at hotel.
04 : Jaipur
of the impressive Amber Fort, 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. After lunch tour of
Tour of the Pink City - Your tour will
include the imposing City Palace, still home to the Maharaja
although several of the rooms are now open to the public.
Many antiques and artefacts 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.
Enjoy a stroll through the colourful bazaar before returning
to your hotel. Overnight at hotel.
05 : Jaipur - Fatehpur Sikri - Agra
breakfast drive to Agra enroute visiting Fatehpur Sikri.
Fatehpur Sikri - drive to the impressive
sandstone fortress of Fatehpur Sikri. The fort was built
in the 16th century and only occupied for a few years before
being abandoned, leaving the buildings in virtually perfect
conditions. Continue drive to Agra. Upon arrival in Agra
- check-in at the hotel. Thereafter, visit the Red
Fort, which was built by Akbar as his citadel over
the years 1563-73 in the finest architectural style. Overnight
06 : Agra - Gwalior - Agra
morning visit the Taj Mahal at dawn, a white marble memorial
built by Shah Jahan for his beautiful wife Mumtaz Mahal.
This monument took 22 years to be completed and was designed
and planned by Persian architect Ustad Isa. Apart from it's
stunning design balance and perfect symmetry, the Taj is
also noted particularly for its elegant domes, intricately
carved screens and some of the best inlay work ever seen.
Transfer to the Railway
Station for Shatabdi Express train to Gwalior for a full
day sightseeing tour.
Upon arrival at Gwalior
Railway Station, the guests will directly proceed for sightseeing.
Tour includes the enormous 19th century Jai Vilas
Palace. This Palace is famous for its ornate chandeliers
& crystal. A few of the rooms have in converted into
a museum filled with the Scindia dynasties memorabilia.
proceed to the Usha Kiran Palace hotel for a lunch. This
Palace was originally the Maharaja's guest house. After
lunch proceed to the huge Gwalior Fort
- where a sun temple is believed to have been constructed
within the area of the fort. Also visit Man Mandir
which is a six towered palace & which forms the eastern
wall of the fort. The fort has monuments dating back to
8th century A.D. onwards and is one of the largest forts
in India. Also visit the Gujri Mahal, a
turreted palace of stone now houses the archaeological museum.
Gwalior also offers the Tomb of Muhammad Ghaus, a saint
worshipped by the Mughals & the Tomb of the famous musician
Evening transfer to the Railway Station for Taj Express
train to Agra.(0820/0940 hrs).
Upon arrival in Agra, the guests will be transferred to
hotel. Dinner and overnight at hotel.
07 : Agra - Delhi
leisurely breakfast drive to Delhi.
08 : Delhi - Abroad
transfer from hotel to the airport for flight back home.