0800 hrs After breakfast depart Delhi by surface for Agra. (200 kms / 4 hrs)
Arrive Agra & check-in at hotel Clarks Shiraz or similar.
1400 hrs Afternoon city tour of Agra visiting - Taj Mahal.
Taj Mahal is one of the seven wonders of the world . It is a UNESCO world heritage site. It was 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, died in 1629 in childbirth soon after delivering her 14th child.
Evening Visit Agra Fort
This finest example of Mughal architecture was the seat of Mughal rule and administration and the present structure owes its origins to Akbar who erected the walls and gates and the first buildings on the eastern banks of Yamuna River. Shah Jehan added the impressive quarters and the mosque while Aurangzeb added the outer ramparts. Visit its Hall of Public Audience and its Royal Pavilions.
OVERNIGHT AT HOTEL
After breakfast depart Agra by surface for Jaipur (235 kms / 5 hrs)
Visit Fatehpur Sikri enroute. Fatehpur Sikri was built by Emperor Akbar and served as the capital of Mughal India from 1571 to 1585 AD. The remarkably preserved sprawling fortress houses many palaces notable amongst them for their architecture are Empress Jodha bai’s palace. The tomb "Salim Chisti Ka Mazar" was built in honour of Sufi saint Salim Chishti. Earlier it was built with red sand stone but later converted into beautiful marble mausoleum. It is a UNESCO World heritage monument.
Arrive Jaipur & check-in at hotel
Rajasthan's kingdoms are an enduring legacy to India's history. A land endowed with invincible forts, magnificent palaces ad waves of sand dunes and serene lakes. No other region in the country assembles the many paradoxes of India, as does the desert land of Rajasthan. By far it is the most colourful region in India. Jaipur's past is never too far from hand. The city of victory, Jaipur presides over the fascinating desert state and its people: surrounded by rugged hills, each crowned by a formidable fort; and beautiful palaces, mansions and gardens dotted throughout its precincts.
OVERNIGHT AT HOTEL
Breakfast at hotel
Check out of hotel and visit Amber Fort with an Elephant ride. Amber is located at a distance of 11 kilometers from Jaipur and was the old fort of the Kachhwaha clan of Amber, which used to be the capital, till it was moved to Jaipur. The walls and the ceiling of the Mahal are covered with a beautiful array of mirrors, which reflect any streak of light, so as to illuminate the entire room.
Proceed for city tour of Jaipur. Among the highlights to be seen while touring Jaipur include the City Palace, which is an overwhelming complex of exquisite palaces, gardens and courtyards, decorative art and carved doorways. The palace museum houses collections of rare manuscripts, armory, costumes, carpets and miniature paintings. Walk to the adjacent Jantar Mantar or Astronomical Observatory made by the Maharaja of Jaipur, built in 1726 and is one of the five such astronomical wonders built by Sawai Jai Singh and makes accurate predictions even to this day. You will also have the opportunity to wander about the local markets.
1500 hrs Depart Jaipur by surface for Delhi (260 Kms / 6 hrs)
2000 hrs Arrive Delhi and in time transfer to International airport to board the flight for onward destination.
* subject to Group formation. Individual departures can be booked on self preferred dates also.
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