The subcontinent of India lies in South Asia, between Pakistan, China and Nepal. To the north it is bordered by the world's highest mountain chain, where foothill valleys cover the northernmost of the country's 28 states. Further south, plateaus, tropical rain forests and sandy deserts are bordered by palm fringed beaches. Side by side with the country's staggering topographical variations is its cultural diversity, the result of the coexistence of a number of religions as well as local tradition.
Delhi, India Arrival
Take the scheduled flight to Delhi, and meet the tour guide in the airport. Transferred to hotel.
Visit Old Delhi, photo stop at Red Fort
Visit Chandani Chowk by Rickshaw, the eyes and ears of the Mughal's commercial instincts and is today one of the country's best known wholesale markets for textiles, electronic goods and watches
Visit Qutub Minar- the tower of victory started by Qutub-Ud-Din-Aibak in 1199AD upon becoming sultan of Delhi
Visit Lotus temple- this distinctive lotus shaped marvel in Marble is a symbol peace, India Gate (the war memorial) and Presidents House (From outside)
Special Experience –The cultural Bollywood style extravaganza at Kingdom of dreams with dinner
Delhi – Jaipur
After breakfast, drive to Jaipur, and visit Textile factory where the famous India cotton is created into textile and dress material
Join in the rhythm with traditional dancers during dinner at local Indian Restaurant
visit the Amber Palace of the Kuchchawa rulers on the back of the elephant (on own) like the Maharajas and enjoy Elephant ride
visit half day city tour of Pink City which includes Hawa Mahal : the palace of winds (Photo-stop), Jantar Mantar : Science lovers will love Jantar mantar an observatory built by the founder of Jaipur in 1728AD and the City Palace Museums which contains the original collection of the Maharajas of Jaipur.Thereafter you can experience the carpet weaving, the block printing demonstration and the Turban wearing which plays a vital role in the Rajasthani life
Jaipur – Agra
Drive to Agra en route visit Fatehpur sikri. Fatehpur Sikri is one of the finest examples of Mughal architectural splendour at its height
OPTIONAL - You may also optionally chose to attend a dance drama regarding the love story behind the making of Taj Mahal at a local theatre
Sightseeing of Agra covering Taj Mahal (Taj Mahal Closed on Friday) Taj Mahal perhaps the most photographed monument in the world
visit Agra Fort. The elegant building inside reflecting an interesting synthesis of Hinduand Central Asian architectural style built by Emperor Akbar
Drive to Delhi
Delhi - Home
Take scheduled flight back home
Red Fort - Red Fort or Lal Quila as it is more popularly known is a masterpiece of architecture and one of the most haunting spots for tourists from both India and abroad. This colossal fort on the banks of the river Yamuna, built by Shahjahan as the citadel of the 17th Century Delhi is a significant link between the past and the present, for it is from here that the prime minister of India addresses the people on the Independence Day (August 15th).
Mughal Emperor Shahjahan started construction of the Red Fort in 1638, which was completed in 1648. The fort contains - halls of public and private audience, domed and arched marble palaces, plush private apartments, a mosque and elaborately designed gardens. Even today, the fort continues to be an impressive evidence to Mughal grandeur.
Lotus Temple - Shaped like a Lotus, the Lotus Temple also know as the Bahai Temple is the most wonderful modern marvel of 20th century India. Open to all, the Lotus Temple is an ideal place for peace and meditation.
Qutub Minar - Qutub Minar was the first Islamic structure Built in India. One of the most visited tourist spot of Delhi, Qutub Minar was built in 1199 by Qutub-ud-Din. . It is 72.5 metres high and one has to climb 379 steps to get to the top. The diameter of the base is 14.3 metres while the top floor measures 2.7 metres in diameter.
Ambar Palace- Ambar palace is situated in Amber, the former capital of the Kachhwaha Rajputs on a hillside overlooking Maotha lake, 11 km from Jaipur on the Delhi - Jaipur road. Its construction was started by Raja Man Singh I, army commander of Mughal Emperor Akbar in 1592 and was completed by Mirza Raja Jai Singh and Sawai Jai Singh, over a period of about two centuries. It is a classic fusion of Mughal and Hindu architecture, built in red sandstone and white marble.
Fatehpur Sikri - Built during the second half of the 16th century by the Emperor Akbar, Fatehpur Sikri (the City of Victory) was the capital of the Mughal Empire for only some 10 years. The complex of monuments and temples, all in a uniform architectural style, includes one of the largest mosques in India, the Jama Masjid.
Taj Mahal - The Taj Mahal is a white marble mausoleum located in Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India. It was built by Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his third wife, Mumtaz Mahal. The Taj Mahal is widely recognized as "the jewel of Muslim art in India and one of the universally admired masterpieces of the world's heritage".
Fine Print for Exlore India
May 15, 22, Sep 11, Oct 23, 2013
• Voucher price is based on double occupancy
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