5N/6D : Ex Delhi – Delhi (2N) – Agra (1N) – Jaipur (2N) – Ex Delhi
Morning city tour of Old Delhi covering Raj Ghat - the memorial at the site where Mahatma Gandhi was cremated, Jama Mosque - the largest Mosque in India and the Red Fort - Once the most opulent fort and palace of the Mughal Empire. Afternoon tour of New Delhi covering Humayun's Tomb, Lotus Temple, the Qutab Minar, drive along the ceremonial avenue - Rajpath, Evening free at leisure. Overnight at hotel
Drive from Delhi to Agra (203 Kms / 4.5 hours). Visit Sikandra . On arrival check in at the hotel. Afternoon sightseeing tour of Agra city visiting the impressive Agra Fort, the local bazaar and of course, the most perfect architectural monument in the world – The Taj Mahal (Closed on Fridays) - one of the seven wonders of the world, this beautiful mausoleum in pure white marble, took 22 years and 22,000 craftsmen to build it. This monument was built by Emperor Shah Jahan in the memory of his beloved consort Mumtaz Mahal. Overnight at the hotel.
Early morning visit Taj Mahal in sunrise. Later return to the hotel ,have breakfast , check out and proceed to Jaipur with a an enroute excursion to Fatehpur Sikri (35 Kms / 1 hour). - This magnificent fortified ancient city, 40km west of Agra, was the short-lived capital of the Mughal empire between 1572 and 1585, during the reign of Emperor Akbar. Earlier, Akbar had visited the village of Sikri to consult the Sufi saint Shaikh Salim Chishti, who predicted the birth of an heir to the Mughal throne. When the prophecy came true, Akbar built his new capital here, including a stunning mosque, still in use today, and three palaces, one for each of his favourite wives – one a Hindu, one a Muslim and one a Christian (though Hindu villagers in Sikri dispute these claims). The city was an Indo-Islamic masterpiece, but erected in an area that supposedly suffered from water shortages and so was abandoned shortly after Akbar’s death. Post lunch continue onwards to Jaipur. Upon arrival check into the hotel. O/n at Jaipur.
Today upon arrival at Delhi Airport / Station, you will be met by our representative - and transferred to the hotel . Delhi - this pulsating metropolis has a bigger population than Australia, and is one of the world's most populated cities. But woven into its rich fabric are moments of pure beauty: an elderly man threading temple marigolds; Sufi devotional songs; a boy flying a kite from a rooftop. So don’t be put off. Delhi is a city that has been repeatedly ravaged and reborn, with vestiges of lost empires in almost every neighbourhood. There's so much to experience here, it's like a country in itself. Check into your hotel and spend the afternoon at leisure. Towards the evening we will take you on a drive around tour – here you will witness the country’s seat of power – the parliament house, president’s residence, and India gate – the war memorial, last top will be at Connaught place – the pulsating heart of Delhi. Return to the hotel. O/n at Delhi,
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