Day 01 : Abroad - Delhi
Arrive 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.
Day 02 : Delhi
Morning sightseeing tour of Old Delhi. Visit the former centre of Mughal 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.
Day 03 : Delhi - Samode - Jaipur
After breakfast drive to Jaipur enroute stopping at Samode (280 kms) - for lunch.
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.
Day 04 : Jaipur
Tour 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 City.
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.
Day 05 : Jaipur - Fatehpur Sikri - Agra
After breakfast drive to Agra (221 kms) 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 at hotel.
Day 06 : Agra - Gwalior - Agra
Early 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 (0820/0940 hrs) 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.
Thereafter visit 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 Tansen.
Evening transfer to the Railway Station for Taj Express train to Agra. (08:20/09:40 hrs)
Upon arrival in Agra, the guests will be transferred to hotel. Dinner and overnight at hotel.
Day 07 : Agra - Delhi
After leisurely breakfast drive to Delhi (203 kms / 5 hrs)
Day 08 : Delhi - Abroad
Later transfer from hotel to the airport for flight back home.
Tour & services Ends.