Day 01 : Arrive - Delhi
Arrive Delhi, meet assist at the airport and transfer to hotel. Night stay
Day 02 : Delhi
After breakfast checkout from hotel & proceed for sightseeing tour of
Old & New Delhi :
Old Delhi -
A sight-seeing tour of Old Delhi would
entail visiting the Raj Ghat - the memorial site where Mahatma Gandhi was
cremated; Jama Masjid - the largest mosque in India and the Red Fort - once
the most opulent fort and palace of the Moghul Empire.
New Delhi -
An extensive sight-seeing tour of New Delhi
would include a visit to the Humayun's Tomb, the Qutub Minar, a drive along
the ceremonial avenue- Rajpath, past the imposing India Gate, Parliament
House, the President's Residence, Lotus Temple and would end with a drive
through the Diplomatic Enclave
Day 03 : Delhi - Agra (By Train Dep 0600 hrs Arr 0800 hrs.)
Early morning pick up from hotel & transfer to railway station to board
the superfast air-conditioned train to Agra .Breakfast in the train .Arrive
Agra & transfer to hotel Later visit the magnificent Taj Mahal - one of
the seven wonders of the world surely the most extravagant expression of
love ever created. 20,000 men laboured for over 17 years to build this
memorial to Shah Jahan's beloved wife Also visit the Agra fort - the rusty
and majestic red-sandstone fort of Agra stands on the banks of the river
Yamuna and the construction was started by Emperor Akbar in 1566. At the
Diwan-I-Am (hall of public audience), a colonnaded hall of red-sandstone
with a throne alcove of inlaid marble at the back, the Emperor heard public
petitions. At the Diwan-I-Khas (hall of private audience) where marble
pavilions with floral inlays lend an ethereal ambience, the Emperor sat on
his gem-studded Peacock Throne and met foreign ambassadors and rulers of
friendly kingdoms. Night stay in Agra.
Day 04 : Agra - Jaipur (By Surface Approx 5
drive to Jaipur en route visit Fatehpur Sikri- the deserted, red sandstone
city that 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 Jaipur. Arrive Jaipur and transfer to hotel.
Evening at leisure. Night stay in Jaipur.
Day 05 : Jaipur
Morning 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, making your
entrance in the time honoured 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.
Afternoon tour of the City - "The Pink City" is spectacularly set
within surrounding rugged hills, dotted with ancient ruined fortresses. 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
artifacts 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. Night stay in Jaipur.
Day 06 : Jaipur - Pushkar (By Surface Approx 3 Hrs)
After breakfast drive to Pushkar, Pushkar boasts temples, though few are as
ancient as you might expect at such an important pilgrimage site, since many
were deserted by Aurangzeb and subsequently rebuilt. The most famous is the
Brahma Temple, said to be one of the few temples in the world dedicated to
this deity. It's marked by red spire, and over the entrance gateway is the
hans, or goose symbol, of Brahma, who is said to have personally chosen
Pushkar as its site. Night stay in Pushkar.
Day 07 : Pushkar - Ajmer - Delhi (By Train Dep
1550 Hrs Arr 2230 Hrs)
Morning visit the famous Brahma Temple, Later drive to Ajmer (15 Km) &
proceed for city tour. The Emperor Shah Jahan's white marbles pavilions are
in a delightful park on the east banks of the man-made Ana Sagar Lake.
Ajmer, located 135 km southwest is the most sacred of all Muslim places of
pilgrimage in India. Ajmer is a green oasis on the shore of Ana Sagar Lake,
hemmed in by barren hills. Historically Ajmer has always had great strategic
importance. It was founded in 7th century by Ajaipal Chauhan. He named it
Ajaimeru the 'invincible hill', because here he raised Taragarh, India's
first hill fort. The city's Muslim history began when Prithviraj Chauhan
lost Ajmer to Sultan Muhammad Ghori in 1193 A.D. The Persian saint Khawaja
Moinuddin Chishti who came with Muhammad Ghori from Persia in 1192 settled
here. Thus the place where he was buried is today known as the Dargah
Sharif. Construction of the shrine was completed by Humayun and the gates
were added by the Nizam of Hyderabad. Later Shah Jahan constructed a mosque
of white marble, it has 11 arches and a Persian inscription running the full
length of the building. Beyond the Dargah is the Adhai din ka Jhonpra an
ancient Sanskrit college, which was converted into mosque in 1198 and
remains one of the finest monuments of medieval India. Afternoon transfer to
railway station to board the airconditioned train to Delhi. Arrive Delhi,
meet at the railway station and transfer to hotel. Night stay in Delhi.
Day 08 : Departure
Transfer to airport to board the onward flight.