Red Fort, Delhi
Jama Masjid, Delhi
India Gate, Delhi
Humayun Tomb, Delhi
Lotus Temple, Delhi
Qutub Minar, Delhi
Taj Mahal, Agra
Buland Darwaza, Fatehpur Sikri
Amber Fort, Jaipur
City Palace, Jaipur
Hawa Mahal, Jaipur
eLand Holidays representative will receive you on arrival at Delhi’s international airport and assist you for check-in at your pre-booked hotel. Get freshen up for an entertaining sightseeing tour of the largest metropolis of the country - Delhi.
The erstwhile capital of kingdoms and empires Delhi is now a metropolitan city with a mesmerizing blend of past and present. It is a wonderful foreword to the compound culture of an antique land. Nurtured by the great Yamuna River, Delhi offers a deep peek into the cultural as well as historical heritage of India. This sightseeing excursion will introduce you to the Qutub Minar, Humayun's Tomb, and a drive along the traditional avenue - Rajpath, driving past the impressive India Gate, Parliament House, the President's House, and Lotus Temple and would wind up with a drive through the Diplomatic Enclave.
Overnight will be at the hotel.
Early morning breakfast at the hotel will be followed by half day sightseeing tour of old Delhi. Visit Raj Ghat - the commemorative site for father of the nation Mahatma Gandhi; Jama Masjid - the largest mosque in India and the Red Fort. Enjoy shopping in the glittering bazaars of Chandni Chowk. Savor the delicious street food of old Delhi.
Continue your drive towards Agra and reach by early evening. This city owns one of the Seven Wonders of the World - Taj Mahal. On arrival, check in at your pre booked hotel. Rest of the day will be at leisure. Relax in the hotel room or observe the culture and traditions of the city by opting for a short walk.
Overnight will be at the hotel.
After early morning breakfast, you will be taken to witness the exquisiteness of Taj Mahal at the time of sunrise. You will be overwhelmed to see the beauty that the rising sun will add to the white beauty of this one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Taj Mahal was built by grandson of Akbar -The Great, Shah Jahan (1628-1658) in the loving memory of his third wife Mumtaz Mahal. They both shared every moment of their life together and were regarded as inseparable companions until the time when she died giving birth to their 14th child in the year 1631.
Grief stricken by this loss, Shan Jahan decided to build world's most beautiful monument to pay tribute to his wife. 22,000 laborers and 1,000 elephants were involved in the making up of this architectural wonder that is built completely of white marble. Spend some time exploring the magnificent architecture of this pious monument. Sightseeing also includes visit to Agra Fort and Itmad-ud-Daulah Tomb.
Later in the afternoon, leave for Jaipur en route visiting the UNESCO world heritage site – Fatehpur Sikri. This deserted red sandstone city was built by the Great Mughal Emperor Akbar as his capital and palace in the late 16th century. Besides being the first planned Mughal city, it puts forth a unique example of Mughal architecture which was an amalgamation of Indian, Islamic and Persian architecture.
On arrival check in at your pre booked hotel. Overnight will be at the hotel.
Soon after breakfast at the hotel you will proceed for an enthralling city tour. Starting with the famous Amber fort you will cover the major attractions of the pink city today.
Visit the ancient capital of Amber to see the fabulous Amber Fort. Maharaja Man Singh, Mughal Emperor Akbar’s most successful General, started the construction of Amber Fort in the 17th century. Before the City Palace was constructed in Jaipur, Amber was the seat of power. Fort is surrounded by fortified battlements and overlooks the Maotha Lake. Visit `Palace of Winds’, otherwise known as Hawa Mahal. It is really an elaborate facade behind which the ladies of the court used to watch the daily goings on in the street below. It is extremely intricate in its pink sandstone carving. The cool wind blows through its facade of windows and latticed screens through which the queens of the court once viewed the streets of the city.
Second half will include visit to the City Palace, a famous landmark that is expanded over a large area as it occupies one seventh of the city. Built during the reign of Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh, the plan of this fort is the exact replica of the city’s plan. A part of the palace is still home to the erstwhile royal families while the rest of it has been converted into museum. Other attractions of this palace are: Chandra Mahal, Maharani's Palace, Mukut Mahal, Mubarak Mahal and Shri Govind Dev Temple. The exquisite architecture of this place is complimented by the elegant paintings, mirror embellishment on walls and floral ornamentation.
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. It has also been included in the world heritage lists. You will also have the opportunity to wander in the local markets where you can shop for souvenirs, traditional Rajasthani attires, skilful art craft of the region etc.
Evening will be at leisure for shopping, Overnight will be at the hotel.
Enjoy a leisurely breakfast at the hotel. In the afternoon, you will be driven back to Delhi. On arrival in Delhi, you will be transferred by our representative to the International airport to board flight for your onward destination.