|Delhi – Corbett – Delhi – Mandawa – Bikaner – Pokhran – Jaisalmer – Manvar – Jodhpur – Ranakpur – Udaipur – Chittourgarh – Bijaipur – Ranthambore – Jaipur – Fatehpur Sikri – Agra – Sikandra – Delhi|
01 Day: Arrival Delhi
Welcome at Indira Gandhi International Airport in Delhi, assistance on arrival, our representative escorts you to a/c car and transfer to the pre-booked hotel. After your check-in, you will be given all the required documents related to your tour plan; he will explain all your queries about the entire tour plan. After relaxation in the evening witness Light and Sound show at Red Fort. The show projects splendid history of 5000 years old city, a truly memorable experience. Return to the hotel for overnight stay.
Light and Sound Show: A spectacular sound and light show at the Red Fort. Which makes the 5,000 years old history of the city come alive. Amidst the tranquility of the splendidly panoramic and historic environs of the Red Fort, select episodes from the annals of Delhi’s historic and legendary past are vividly brought to life. Special effects combine with the unique ambiance to make this show a hauntingly unforgettable experience.
02 Day: Delhi
Today morning after breakfast, take a sightseeing tour & explore the historic city, starting with Old Delhi: (Shahajahanabad) the majestic Red Fort, a marvel in red sandstone, Jama Masjid, the largest and most splendid mosque in India, both built by Emperor Shah Jahan of Taj Mahal fame; Rajghat, the memorial of Mahatma Gandhi, where he was cremated. Later take a cycle rickshaw ride through the bustling and colorful bazaar of Chandani Chowk. The sightseeing continues to explore the best tourist attractions of New Delhi including President House (Rashtrapati Bhawan), the regal residence of British rulers; a palace built for British Viceroys. India gate; built to honor and pay a tribute to the Indian soldiers who sacrificed themselves during the Afghan war, then visit Birla Mandir (Laxmi Narayan Temple) built by the Birla family. Humayun’s Tomb, lotus shaped Bhai’s Temple, Qutub Minar; built by Qutub-ud-din Aibek of the Slave Dynasty. Afterwards, return to the hotel for overnight stay.
Delhi, the towering capital city of the independent and largest democratic country in the world: India. It is one of India’s modern and fastest developing cities with a charismatic charm on its visitors. Delhi is located and sprawled on both banks of Yamuna River. The city is enriched with culture, architecture and human diversity, Delhi city is a blend of the ancient past of India with the vibration of the modern world. It houses some of India’s finest museums, historical monuments, sightseeing places, and temples. The city designed by the British architect Sir Edwin Lutyens (1869-1944) & is tree-lined & spacious. Legend has it that the Pandavas of epic Mahabharata, the august heroes, founded Delhi around 1200 BC & the name of the city was Indraprastha.
03 Day: Delhi – Corbett (245 kms: 5 hrs)
After breakfast, check out the hotel and drive to Corbett. This is the most popular destination in because of its superb location and sheer abundance of flora fauna. This unique tiger territory is best known as the father who gave birth of the Project Tiger in India to protect the most endangered species and the Royal of India called Tigers. On arrival, transfer to the jungle resort. Rest of the evening is free for leisure if time permits; you can take jungle safari or walk through the forest. Dinner and overnight at the jungle resort.
Corbett National Park: Located in the foothills of the Himalayas is the majestic Corbett National Park. Home to a variety of flora and fauna, it is famous for its wild population of Leopards. Corbett national park was established in 1936, as the Hailey National Park. India’s first national park and the first sanctuary to come under Project Tiger, Corbett supports a variety of vegetation making it the ideal habitat for the Tiger and its prey. Once a popular hunting ground of the British, this 201 square mile park was named in honor of the late Jim Corbett, the legendary hunter-naturalist turned author and photographer who most of his years in this area and contributed in setting up this park. With the help of the World Wildlife Fund, was launched in Corbett National Park in 1973 and this park was one of the first such tiger reserves in the country.
04 Day: Corbett
Early morning you may opt for Elephant/Jeep Safari inside the park. Later return to the hotel for breakfast. After rest and relaxation, in the afternoon opt for a jeep safari to the Bijrani area of Corbett to find the Elusive Tiger – now the cynosure of the questing eye. The Corbett Park, with its varied topography, diverse Flora & Fauna, the beauty of the rivulets, the natural splendor of its landscapes. Then return to the jungle resort. Evening is free for leisure and relaxation. Dinner and overnight at the jungle resort.
05 Day: Corbett – Delhi (245 kms: 5 hrs)
After breakfast check out from the resort and drive to Delhi. On arrival, transfer to the Delhi hotel. Evening is free for shopping; shopping in Delhi can be utterly extravagant, or amazingly inexpensive. India’s capital city is among the most exciting places to buy textiles (fabric as well as ready to wear clothes), jewelry, shoes, bags, leather, carpets, handicrafts, traditional and contemporary Indian art and curio. Several leading designers have boutiques and showrooms in Delhi. Explore the Chandni Chowk wholesale market, and search for handicrafts at Dilli Haat. Connaught Place has been one of Delhi’s most popular shopping venues since 1931. Anything you need is available here, and there are several eateries as well. State emporia buildings are found in this area, as are the head offices of the major banks and airlines. This is a place that you really shouldn’t miss, at least for its architecture and the bustle of daily life. Overnight at the hotel in Delhi.
06 Day: Delhi – Mandawa (230 kms: 5 hrs)
After breakfast check out the hotel and drive to Mandawa, en route halt at Nawalgarh, visit the compact little town of Shekhavati region comprising of Forts and Havelis of beautiful frescoes. While touring this town a painted arched gateway adorned with Lord Krishna and his cows lead to the bazaar. Its Havelis still bear witness to the rich & prosperous Marwari era of the 19th century. Later continue drive to medieval city Mandawa in Rajasthan, on arrival check into a heritage hotel. Mandawa is also called the ‘open-air art gallery’ of Rajasthan. In the evening you can walk around the narrow lanes of the traditional town, watching locals and shops. Later enjoy the traditional music and dance, live performance by the local artist, during the gala dinner. Overnight at the hotel.
Mandawa, founded during the mid of 18th century, this town is located in the Shekhawati region of Rajasthan. Mandawa is known for its’ speculative havelis and fort. Mandawa is now a popular heritage hotel with modern amenities. The structure of this palace reminds one of the culture and tradition prevalent in the bygone golden era. The affluent and dominant traders and merchants built gigantic havelis, bejeweled with beautiful wall paintings, for the purpose of their residence. Mythology dominated the themes of the frescoes, animals, dancers, religion, portraits, displaying local legends, hunting and wrestling scenes, etc. including some fascinating paintings portraying Lord Krishna and his cowherds. During the British rule, the subjects were shifted to cars, trains, balloons, hunting, nature, and gramophones.
07 Day: Mandawa – Bikaner (185 kms: 4 hrs)
After breakfast explore Mandawa town, visiting notably known havelis: Binsidhar Chokhani, Newatia, and Gulab Rai Ladia Haveli. The Binsidhar Newatia Haveli is famous for its inquisitive paintings. The Gulab Rai Ladia Haveli is known for its erotic paintings and images, now mostly defaced. These havelis are like museums, numerous havelis built by the wealthy merchants as in old days. After visit check out the hotel and drive to Bikaner, en route halt at Deshnok, which worldly known for the Rat Temple, this temple is 600 years old, dedicated to Goddess Karni Mata, the temple is built by King of Bikaner Ganga Singh, the temple is decorated with cared silver gages and marble stonework. Later continue drive to Bikaner, on arrival transfer to the hotel. Rest of the evening is free for leisure. Overnight at the hotel in Bikaner.
Bikaner: The 500 years old city standing still with glorious past is located in Northern part of Rajasthan. The city was founded by Rao Bikaji in 1488; Rao Bikaji was the son of King Jodhaji of Jodhpur. Due to some personal confront with his family, he took the courage to build his own city by adopting a desert and barren land which he then transformed into a charming city called Bikaner. The Rajpoot rulers here built splendid palaces, temples, and forts that resonance of magnificence and images of monsoon clouds in this desert land. The city is barricaded by a 7 kms long wall built in 18th century with 5 huge gates around the city. Today it’s a flourishing city of wool, food, and milk. Bikaner is known also for the international standard camel breeding farm and the rat temple of Karni Mata. Junagarh and Lallgarh palace are major tourist attractions of the city. Bikaner is also as a gateway to Jaisalmer.
08 Day: Bikaner – Pokhran – Jaisalmer (330 kms: 7 – 8 hrs)
Today after breakfast, take the city tour of Bikaner visiting most popular and magnificent Junagarh Fort – built by Raja Rai Singh, this had never conquered during the entire history of Bikaner. The fort is having around 37 splendid palaces within the fort complex, there is a wall of 7 kilometers around the fort and 37 bastions and 2 massive gates. Later return to the hotel to check out and depart for Jaisalmer, en route take a halt at Pokhran: visit the massive Fort of Pokhran. The town of Pokhran came to the renown when India’s first nuclear test was conducted here in the 1970’s. Pokhran Fort was Built in 1532-1584 the yellow sandstone, though not as conspicuous as some of the others forts in Rajasthan, it has a few exquisite palaces like the Mangal Niwas, the Rani Mahal and the Phool Niwas or the Flower Palace; visit the Pokhran Museum, housed inside the fort’s premises is fairly small and contains a hodgepodge of weapons, pottery paintings, and the costumes which the Maharajas wore. After visiting the fort, proceed to Jaisalmer. On arrival, transfer to hotel. Later take a walk along the local market to acclimatize with the city atmosphere. Overnight at the hotel.
Jaisalmer the desert town is located on the edge of the Thar Desert and is one of most prominent tourist places of Rajasthan. Also known as the golden city, Jaisalmer is quite popular for the crowing Golden Fort. The city is a fantasy in yellow sandstone founded in the 1156 AD by Rawal Jaisal, a Rajput King. Jaisalmer is known for its golden stretched sand dunes, splendid havelis, camel safari on the thrilling Sam dunes, Jain temples, picturesque Gadisar Lake and of course the royal heritage and culture. A tour of Rajasthan is incomplete without visiting Jaisalmer.
09 Day: Jaisalmer
Today after breakfast take city tour of Jaisalmer city: visit most popular Golden Fort, also known as Sonar Kila and Jaisalmer Fort, the fort is built on the top of Trikuta hill, having 99 bastions, the most speculator feature is Megh Durbar, also many temples, near the fort there are marvelous havelis built by the wealthy traders of the past time, notable havelis are Nathmal Ji Ki Havel, Patwon Ki Haveli, Salim Singh Ki Haveli, the splendid mansions with latticework and stone carving, a truly break tacking intricacy. Gadisar Lake, located in the main city, originally conceived as a water conservation tank to fulfill the water requirements of this acrid city, by the then Maharaja of Jaisalmer, Maharwal Gadsi Singh, around the year 1400 AD. If time permits and you wish to cover more of places: Amar Sagar and Mool Sagar Lake and temples of Ladawara. Optionally you can stay overnight at the Sam Sand Dunes in the Swiss tents, the nearest place of the Great Thar Desert, Sam Sand dunes seem to be golden stretched sands as a gateway to the Thar Desert. Enjoy camel ride on the sand dunes during the splendid Sun Set, and dinner under the starry night with folk dances and music performed by local artists. Afterwards, return to the hotel for overnight Stay.
10 Day: Jaisalmer – Manvar (180 kms: 4 – 5 hrs)
Today morning after breakfast check out the hotel and drive to Manvar in Dechu. This place falls under Shergarh Region of Thar Desert and the highest sand dunes are found in this area. On arrival transfer to the desert resort, enjoy the rest of the day at leisure. Early evening transfer on the camels for a desert safari till the Manvar Camp Site, reaching the campsite by sunset. In the evening, enjoy folk dance and music under the starlit sky while enjoying theme dinner. Overnight at the Desert Resort.
Manvar, located right in the heart of the Great Indian Thar Desert is an unprecedented tourist destination offering a rare opportunity to enjoy Rajasthan desert life, culture, wildlife & beauty. The Manvar Resort is spread over 5 acres. Constructed using local materials & techniques, the resort consists of 21 well-designed stone cottages with thatched roofs, thatched roof eateries, open-air courtyard sit outs, book & gifts shop, reading room and a swimming pool. The interiors have been designed as clean and restful spaces. Smooth stucco plaster, patterned mosaic floors, earthy colors combine with customized elements like a woven headboard and bedside lamps, furniture and rugs – all of them being very specific to the desert region of Marwar. Manvar Safaris offer great outdoor adventure and a taste of the Thar Desert. Visitors can choose between camel and Jeep safaris. visiting a typical desert dwelling (Dhani), Mustard and Red Chili fields in the middle of the desert, Craftsmen at work; carpenters, metalsmiths, potters, cobblers (Jutti makers), Virgin sand dunes, Desert wildlife; desert fox, Indian gazelle.
11 Day: Manvar – Jodhpur (110 kms: 3 – 4 hrs)
Early morning you may opt to take a jeep safari to explore nearby by a desert village to see & understand their lifestyle, villagers craftsman, carpenters, metalsmith potters, cobblers. After village safari return to the resort to check out and drive to Jodhpur, en route visit Bishnoi Village. The villagers coming from the Bishnois caste are believed to be the guardians of animals. Bishnois are vegetarians and hence have great reverence for all living things. Then visit the local handicrafts viz shoemakers, pottery hand weaving watching men in their traditional attire, women clad with ancestral silver Jewellery, en-route watch and photograph the beautiful wildlife – black buck, chinkaras, peacock etc. liberally moving in plenty of care by the local villagers. Later proceed to Jodhpur, on arrival, transfer to the hotel. In the evening you may opt to explore the local market, visiting various authentic restaurants. You may choose ‘On the rocks’ an open-air restaurants with Rajasthani hospitality, offering authentic food and folk music and dance. Later return to the hotel for overnight stay.
Jodhpur: The home of the Rajpoots, (Rathors) this significant city was founded in 1459 A.D. by Rao Jodha. Today Jodhpur is one of the largest cities of Rajasthan and is also known as the white city. The city carries rich heritage and culture and blossoming market and industry of leather goods, handicraft, wood, cattle, salt and agricultural crops. Jodhpur was once upon a time the capital of Marwar state (Northern Part of Rajasthan). Mehrangarh Fort, the crowning old palace is a major tourist attraction of Jodhpur. Another pride is the Umaid Bhawan Palace. This grand palace is now converted into a heritage hotel and is the residence of the Royal family of Jodhpur. The palace has witnessed some of the most extravagant weddings of the world’s rich and famous.
12 Day: Jodhpur – Ranakpur – Udaipur (280 kms: 6 – 7 hrs)
Today morning after breakfast, take the sightseeing tour of the city, visiting massive Mehrangarh Fort, wonderful Jaswant Thada (Mausoleums of the great Rajput King: Jaswant Singh), Umaid Bhawan Palace and museum – India is one of most imposing and regal palaces, built by Maharaja Umaid Singh, designed by of famous architect Edwardian and Henry Vaughan Lanchester. Later check out the hotel and drive to Udaipur, en route take a halt at Ranakpur to visit the ancient Jain Temples, built in the 12th Century – this group of temples is made of intricately sculpted white marble, with more than 100 beautifully carved pillars, each carved differently from the other. Enjoy lunch at Maharani Baugh, (On your own) one of the best hotels in Ranakpur. After the visit, continue drive to Udaipur. On arrival, check into the hotel. In the evening visit to Lake Bageela 22 kms, for a sightseeing tour of the ancient Eklingji and Nagda Temples. Also, you may walk through the old narrow street of the city to watch local houses and people. Jag Mandir is a palace built on an island in the Lake Pichola. It is also called the “Lake Garden Palace”. You may opt to visit at Lake Pichola for a boat ride; afterward return to the hotel for overnight stay.
Udaipur: One of the most romantic and beautiful city of North India, the city was founded in 1568 AD by Rajput King Udai Singh., located on the banks of the shimmering Pichola Lake, is one of the most romantic city of Rajasthan. Udaipur is cuddled up in lush green Aravali mountain range. The city is also known as the ‘Venice of the East’. It is a kaleidoscope of wonderful lakes, enchanting temples, lakeside gardens, amazing forts and palaces and narrow lanes of the old city with historical past, Udaipur characterizes chivalry and velour of the Rajpoot clan who had ruled this city for years and valor and chivalry. There are so amazing places to visit in this incredible city of Rajasthan.
13 Day: Udaipur
After breakfast, take a sightseeing tour of Udaipur visiting the wondrous City Palace complex – a significant landmark of the town. The palace is a splendid white marble historical home of the Rajpoot Rulers. Here you will see notable places like the Durbar Hall, Palace Museum, Crystal Gallery and Jagdish temple, followed by Sahelion Ki Bari, a beautiful recreation garden for queens and princes of the rulers. Bharatiya Lok Kala Mandal is an ethnic exhibit of traditions and culture of Rajasthan, ethnic ornaments traditional outfits, puppets, masks, dolls, classical paintings, fold musical instruments. In the evening visit to Lake Bageela 22 kms, for a sightseeing tour of the ancient Eklingji and Nagda Temples. Overnight at the hotel.
14 Day: Udaipur – Chittourgarh – Bijaipur (150 kms: 3 – 4 hrs)
After breakfast, checkout the hotel and drive to Bijaipur, en route halt at Chittorgarh city, to visit the mightiest and the largest historical fort of India: Chittorgarh – A ruined citadel, where the royal past lives in its imposing forts, graceful palaces and spectacular ‘chhatris’. The fort stands as a jaded reminder of the character and bravery of the Rajpoot Clan in Rajasthan & echoes with the tales of romance and valor unique to their tradition. Sprawled over an area of 700 acres, the fort houses historical monuments: Tower of Victory, Rani Padmini Palace, Man Mahal, Mira Temple and several ruins of the temples of Shiva. In the fort complex, you will visit Kirti Stambha, Rana-Kumbha Palace, Padmini Palace, Meera Temple and Kumbha Shyam Temple and Kalika Mata Temple, State Archaeological Museum. Later proceed to Bijaipur, on arrival transfer to Castle Bijaipur- an original palace where the Royal Family of Bijaipur still resides here. This is 16th-century castle is set in the serene Vindhyanchal ranges. This fort echoes the sounds of many fierce battles of historic importance fought against the Mughals and Marathas. Pre-dinner drinks are served on the lawn or in the old courtyard, under the twinkling in a sky unpolluted by city lights. Traditional Indian music and dancing fill the garden. The intoxicating scent of ‘Queen of the Night’ flowers is soon replaced by the alluring aroma of supper being served. Dinner and overnight at the Bijaipur.
Chittorgarh, the town known for its massive fort atop the hill, crowned on a 6 kms long hill, covers an area of 280 hectares with fortifications, temples, towers, and palaces. The city can be singled out for its glorious past and valor, unique to the Rajput tradition. Chittorgarh is a fortified settlement, with a history of witnessing a number of sieges, but refusal to bow before foreign invaders. Tales of the Princess Padmini are told here who was known for her chivalry and beauty.
Castle Bijaipur, is a 16th-century castle set in the serene Vindhyachal ranges in the Mewar region, near Chittorgarh (Rajasthan, India) and was built by Rao Shakti Singhji the younger brother of the great warrior Maharana Pratap. A wildlife sanctuary adjacent to the castle has leopard, chinkara, spotted and four-horned deer, crocodile and wild boar as well as a variety of birds. Jeep and camel safaris, trekking and camping, visits to the nearby Pangarh fort, boating and fishing in its lotus lake, local tribal folk songs in the evenings are some of the interesting activities arranged here.
15 Day: Bijaipur – Ranthambore (295 kms: 6 hrs)
Today morning after breakfast check out the hotel and drive to Ranthambore. The hunting place of Royal Family of Jaipur and one of finest tiger reserve of India, on arrival, transfer to the jungle resort. After refreshment visit Ranthambhore Fort overlooking the National Park and Jogi Mahal. Also, visit the famous Temple of Ganesha in the Fort. Evening is free for individual activities. Later return to the jungle resort for dinner and overnight stay.
Ranthambhore hailed as one of India’s finest wildlife locations, It was established as a sanctuary in 1959 and included in the very first phase of Project Tiger in 1972. The park derives its name from the fort of Ranthambhore, which sits on a rocky outcrop in the forest. The fort dates back to the 11th century when it was a vital citadel for the control of central India. Though overrun by vegetation, remnants of the summer palaces, temples and guard stones within the fort still remain. Earlier, the hunting preserve of the Maharajas of Jaipur, the Park at Ranthambhore was once the scene of royal hunting parties. Today, it is famous for its tigers and is one of the best places in the country to see these majestic predators in the wild. The Tigers can be spotted quite often even during the day, busy in their normal pursuits – especially stalking or hunting and taking care of their young. With the strict measures that have been taken for their conservation, they seem quite accustomed to human activity and are not disturbed.
16 Day: Ranthambore – Jaipur (180 kms: 4 – 5 hrs)
Today morning take Jungle Safari by open Canter accompanied by an expert naturalist to explore The Ranthambhore wildlife Sanctuary, one of the best places in India to see a tiger in its natural habitat. In the dry season, tigers can be seen near the watering holes and are clearly visible in the dry forest. You will love the valley at first sight. It is located on the border of Ranthambore National Park. Leopards avoid the thick inner forest owing to the domination of tigers. You could have a great time going Jeep Safari and viewing various wild animals including deer, wild boar, and sloth bear. Later return to the resort for breakfast after breakfast check out the resort and drive to Jaipur, on arrival, transfer to the hotel. After refreshment, enjoy your evening at the most authentic and ethnic village resort: called Chokhi Dhani, designed on the theme of an ethnic village of Rajasthan with lots of traditional environment with entertainment like folk dances, puppet shows, astrology, music, camel ride, here you can enjoy the traditional Rajasthani food. Later return to the hotel for overnight stay.
Jaipur is widely known as the ‘Pink City’ of India. The walls, houses, and buildings of the entire city were washed with pink color for a grand and royal welcome of Prince Albert and Queen Victoria of Britain, who visited Jaipur in 1853 A.D. This splendid city as was founded in 1727 A.D by one of the greatest ruler Jai Singh II. Jaipur is surrounded by hills on three sides. Jaipur is the only city in the world, which is designed in accordance with Hindu architectural science called Shilpa Shastra. The city had been designed in the rectangular shape of 9 blocks, depicting the 9 partition of the universe. This fascinating city houses – majestic forts, grand palaces, lavish gardens, havelis, and museums. While visiting these places you will have a true vision of the royal golden past of Rajasthan.
17 Day: Jaipur
Today morning after breakfast, explore the Pink City with an excursion to splendid Amber Fort, situated 11 kms from the city, built in the 15th Century by Rajput King Man Singh. Later visit another mighty and majestic Nagargarh fort, close to Amber Fort. Drive back to the main city to visit the Imperial City Palace – present residence of the royal family of Jaipur, the palace is a miraculous representation of the real Rajasthani and Mughal architecture. Jal Mahal (meaning “Water Palace”) is a palace located in the middle of the Man Sagar Lake in Jaipur city, the palace and the lake around it were renovated and enlarged in the 18th century by Maharaja Jai Singh II of Amber. The splendid Hawa Mahal, also known ‘Palace of Winds’ was built with a concept for the woman of royal families to speculate the royal ceremonies and festivals being hidden from the public eyes. Amongst the 5 observatories built by him, Jantar Mantar in Jaipur is one of them. Explore modern & artistic, Birla Temple, with its white shimmering marble glittering in the night. In the evening you can visit Amber fort to see the Light and Sound Show: holds the history of a citadel, pulsating with a legendary past of 600 years & 28 kings of the Kachhwaha dynasty, before their capital moved to Jaipur. Through their unique diplomacy of strategic alliances & their valor & strength. You can explore the bustling market by hopping onto a cycle rickshaw ride. Drive back to the hotel for overnight stay at Jaipur.
18 Day: Jaipur – Fatehpur Sikri – Agra (295 kms: 6 hrs)
Today morning after breakfast check out the hotel and drive to Agra, en route stopover at Fatehpur Sikri, the old deserted town of the Mughal kingdom, built in red sandstone in honor of Saint Salim Chisti who blessed birth of 3 sons to Emperor Akbar. It is an example of robust stability combined with originality. It is an example of robust stability combined with originality. Each important structure here represents a type by itself. Notable among them is the Diwane e Khas; Punch Mahal, the Tomb of Salim Chisti, and the Buland Darwaza, one of the largest and tallest gateways in the world. After visit… proceed to Agra, on arrival transfer to the hotel. In the evening one should visit Oswal Emporium to watch the replica of Taj Mahal it took 10 years for the artists to build this artistic epitome, also enjoy light and sound show “Mohabbat-the-Taj: the saga of love”, the only show of its kind in India! Return to the hotel for overnight stay.
Agra is famous for being home to one of the Seven Wonders of the World – the Taj Mahal. A pleasant town with a comparatively slow pace, Agra is an old city and it is said that its name was derived from Agrabanad, a forest that finds mention in the epic Mahabharata. Agra is known for its superb inlay work on marble and soapstone by craftsmen who are descendants of those who worked under the Mughals. The city is also famous for its carpets, gold thread embroidery and leather shoes. Agra and Fatehpur Sikri, both are conveniently located close to Delhi. Agra Fort, Sikandra, Ram Bagh and Itmad-Ud-Daulah are some of the noteworthy places to visit apart from the famous Taj Mahal.
19 Day: Agra
Today early morning after breakfast, visit world’s most popular and beautiful monument: Taj Mahal with its’ fabulous view at the time of sunrise. Taj Mahal, a beautiful architectural monument is one of the 7 wonders of the world. This historical masterpiece is an illustration of the fusion of diverse architectural styles. Taj Mahal is the crown of all the lovely buildings in the world and a symbol of eternal love. The tour continues with a visit to Agra Fort. The fort was built in 1576 AD by great Mughal Emperor Akbar, structured and designed with red stoned barricaded; here you will find the splendid Pearl Mosque and various another classic example of art: Jahangir Mahal, Moti Masjid, Macchhi Bhawan, Nagina Masjid, Diwan-i-Khas, Sheesh Mahal, Diwan-e-Am, and Meena Bazaar. Emperor Shahjahan imprisoned by his rebellious son Aurangzeb in the Musamman Bhurj, would see his love reflecting through the Taj Mahal, where his dear wife was cremated. Later visit the Tomb of Itamad-ud-Daula, 35 kms from Agra, built by Empress Noorjahan daughter of Shahjahan, this monument a tribute to her great father. After sightseeing return to the hotel for overnight stay.
Note: Taj Mahal is closed on every Friday.
20 Day: Agra – Sikandra – Delhi (230 kms: 5 hrs)
Today morning after breakfast check out the hotel and drive to Delhi. on the way stop over at Sikandra to see the Tomb of Mughal Emperor Akbar, a marvelous mausoleum of Mughal Emperor Akbar, the spectacularly designed structure of Hindu and Muslim architecture. Later proceed to Delhi, on arrival transfer to the airport to board the scheduled flight for the onwards journey, on departure the tour concludes with happy memories.