Romantic Taj Mahal Tour
Places Covered :Delhi – Jaipur – Fatehpur Sikri – Agra – Sikandra – Delhi – Goa – Delhi / Mumbai
Duration : 13 Nights/ 14 Days
DAY 01 : ARRIVE DELHI
Arrive Delhi in the evening. Upon arrival, you shall met & assisted with your baggages at the airport by our executive and transferred to prebooked hotel.
Delhi : India’s capital & a major gateway to the country, contemporary Delhi is a bustling metropolis which successfully combines in its fold the ancient & the modern. Its strategic location was one of the prime reasons why successive dynasties chose it as their seat of power. New Delhi also reflects the legacy the British left behind . The division between New & Old Delhi is the distinction between the capitals of the British & the Moghuls respectively. So, wherever the visitor goes, he will invariably confront the citys’ past.
DAY 02 : DELHI
After breakfast, full day city tour of old & modern capital of India. Visit Jama Masjid, the largest mosque in India. Built by Shah Jahan, the construction was started in 1844 and was not completed until 1658 ; Red Fort, which was also built by Shah Jehan. This massive fort was built from 1638 to 1648 ; Chandni Chowk and Rajghat – the cremation site of Mahatma Gandhi. Witness the India Gate, the Presidents House & the Parliament. Visit Humayun’s Tomb : built in mid 16th century this is an early example of Mughal architecture ; Qutab Minar. The tour ends with a visit to Laxmi Narayan Temple (Birla Mandir).
DAY 03 : DELHI – JAIPUR
After breakfast, drive to Jaipur : The capital city of the state of Rajasthan also know as “Pink City” owes its name, its foundation and planning to the great warrior astronomer Maharaja Jai Singh II. The city of Jaipur has broad avenues. The city sits on a dry lake bed in a wild and somewhat arid landscape, surrounded by barren hills surmounted by fortresses and crenellated walls.Upon arrival, check-in at prebooked Hotel. Rest of the day at leisure.
DAY 04 : JAIPUR
After breakfast, excursion to Amber Fort. Elephant ride from the foothills of the Aravallis to the fort entrance. Amber Fort : At a distance of 11 kms from Jaipur, Amber was the ancient capital of Jaipur state. Construction of the fort began in 1592 by Raja Man Singh, the Rajput commander of Akbar’s army and is a superb example of Rajput architecture.
Afternoon, city tour of Jaipur. Visit the City Palace which has museum having an extensive collection of art, carpets, enamel ware and weapons; Jantar Mantar – the observatoyr built my Maharaja Jai Singh in 1728 and the façade of Hawa Mahal.
DAY 05 : JAIPUR – FATEHPUR SIKRI – AGRA
After breakfast, leave for Agra. Enroute visit the abandoned Mughal city of Fatehpur Sikri : built by Emperor Akbar in 1569, was the old capital of the Moghuls, which was abandoned after 15 years due to scarcity of water. See the graceful buildings including the Jama Masjid, Tomb of Salim Chisti, Panch Mahal & other Palaces which are still preserved in its original glory. Continue drive to Agra. Arrive Agra and check-in at prebooked hotel.
DAY 06 : AGRA
After breakfast, city tour of Agra. Visit Red fort, which was built by Emperor Akbar in 1565, and additions were made up until the time of his grandson, Shah Jahan. It contains the hall of public and private audiences amongst many other beautiful structues; Itmad-ud-daulah, which was contructed by Nur Jahan between 1622 and 1628 and is very similar to the tomb she constructed for her husband, Jehangir, near Lahore in Pakistan; the highlight of the day – The Taj Mahal, which was constructed by Shah Jahan in memory of his wife Mumtaz Mahal. Contruction of the Taj began in 1631 and was not completed until 1653.
Afternoon, leave for Delhi enroute visit Sikandra – Mughal Emperor Akbar’s Mausoleum. Continue drive to Delhi. Arrive Delhi and check-in at prebooked hotel.
DAY 07 : DELHI – G0A (FLIGHT)
After breakfast transfer to the airport to board flight for Goa. Arrive Goa, transfer to prebooked hotel.
Rest of the day free for individual activities.
DAY 08 – 12: G0A
Full day city tour of North & South Goa.
DAY 13 : GOA – MUMBAI/DELHI (FLIGHT)
Transfer to the airport to board flight for Delhi or Mumbai. On arrival in Delhi / Mumbai transfer to prebooked hotel.
DAY 14 : DEPART MUMBAI / DELHI
Transfer to international airport to board flight back home or onward destination.