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 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. Overnight at Jaipur.
Today morning we begin exploration of Jaipur – Enthralling, historical Jaipur, Rajasthan’s capital, is the gateway to India’s most flamboyant state. The city’s colourful, chaotic streets ebb and flow with a heady brew of old and new. At the city’s heart, the City Palace continues to house the former royal family; the Jantar Mantar, the royal observatory, maintains a heavenly aspect; and the honeycomb Hawa Mahal gazes on the bazaar below. And just out of sight, in the arid hill country surrounding the city, is the fairy-tale grandeur of Amber Fort, Jaipur’s star attraction. Today we will explore all these attractions through the day and return to the hotel later in the evening. Towards the evening we can choose to visit Chokhi Dhani for a traditional Rajasthan sit down dinner along with various folk activities. Return to the hotel . Overnight at Jaipur.
Today morning after breakfast, we will transfer to the Airport / station in time for onward connection. Tour Ends with Memorable Holidays.