Tour of India
Experience a taste of India on this outstanding introductory tour of the country’s most fabled sights. Exploring the Golden Triangle, this journey combines travelling from the country’s capital city Delhi to the wondrous sites of the Mughal capital of Agra, the legendary Fatehpur Sikri and the Pink City of Jaipur.Delhi-Agra-Fatehpur Sikri-Jaipur-Delh
Welcome to the Historic city of Delhi! Following your arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel.
Overnight in Delhi.
Enjoy a guided tour of Old Delhi and New Delhi which includes drive past the Red Fort, a visit to Jama Masjid, one of the largest mosques in Asia and Raj Ghat, the simple but moving memorial to Mahatma Gandhi. Later, drive past the imposing India Gate (War Memorial Arch), Parliament buildings, Rashtrapati Bhawan (the President’s residence) and end the tour with a visit to Qutab Minar, a masterpiece of perfect proportions.
Drive to the Mughal Capital of Agra,On arrival in Agra, you will check into your hotel. Rest of the day free.Overnight in Agra (B)
Agra.See the display of Mughal magnificence in Agra on a sightseeing tour. Enjoy a guided tour of Agra which includes a visit to Itmad-ud-Daula, the beautiful tomb of Mirza Ghiyas Beg built in pure marble and its walls etched with translucent stones. Explore the massive red sandstone Agra Fort, an outstanding example of Mughal architecture and the seat and stronghold of the Mughal Empire under successive generations. Continue to the Taj Mahal (closed on Friday), built by Emperor Shah Jahan in the 17th century as a mausoleum for his wife Mumtaz Mahal, a masterpiece in marble and one of the world’s most famous landmarks.Evening is free for independent activities.
Agra – Fatehpur Sikri - Jaipur,Drive to the abode of Rajahs – Jaipur, en route visiting Fatehpur Sikri.In the morning, you will proceed on a drive to Jaipur, en route visiting Fatehpur Sikri – the beautiful deserted capital of Emperor Akbar. Explore the environs of this historic monument that was built by Akbar to commemorate the birth of his son, only to be abandoned after 14 years due to lack of water. On arrival in Jaipur, you will check into your hotel. Evening is free for individual activities.Overnight in Jaipur (B)
Morning tour of the Hilltop Citadel - Amber Fort.In the morning, proceed for a guided tour of the fabulous Amber Fort, en route taking a photo-stop at Hawa Mahal, a five-storied wonder with a spectacular pyramidal facade and overhanging windows with latticed screens, domes and spires. Located at the top of a hill, Amber Fort offers spectacular view of the old town below, where Akbar stopped en route on his annual pilgrimage to Ajmer. Ruins and remains are spread over the Aravalli hills and sprawling walls lattice the surrounding area.
Afternoon sightseeing tour of Pink City. Enjoy city tour of the royal city of Jaipur. The highlights of the tour include a visit to the City Palace Museum, which has a superb collection of Rajasthani costumes and armoury of Mughals and Rajputs including swords of different shapes and sizes with chiselled handles. Proceed to the awe-inspiring Jantar Mantar Observatory, a stone astrological and astronomical Observatory built by Maharaja Jai Singh in the 18th-century. You may want to walk around the colourful bazaars later in the evening.
Overnight in Jaipur (B)
Morning proceed on a drive to Delhi. Your tour conclude today with a drive back to Delhi as you proceed for your onward journey.