Delhi - Agra - Jaipur
Day 01: Arrive Delhi
Meeting, assistance on arrival at airport and check in at hotel.
New Delhi, the capital and the third largest city of India is a fusion of the ancient and the modern culture. Standing along the West End of Gangetic Plain, the capital city, Delhi, unwinds a picture rich with culture, architecture and human diversity, deep in history, monuments, museums, galleries, gardens and exotic shows. Comprising of two contrasting yet harmonious parts, the Old Delhi and New Delhi, the city is a travel hub of Northern India.
Afternoon sightseeing of New Delhi, visit the 12th century QutabMinar, gracefully hand-carved for its entire height of 234ft, and the iron pillar, which has withstood the ravages of time and not rusted even after 1500 years, the mausoleum of emperor Humayun, the imposing modern Lakshmi Narayan Temple. Drive past India Gate (memorial to the Indian army soldiers who died in the World War I) the Rashtrapati Bhavan (formerly the viceroy's residence) and the Parliament House.
Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 02: Delhi - Agra
Morning sightseeing of Old Delhi. Drive past the magnificent Red Fort, - a marvel in red sandstone, built on the banks of River Yamuna by the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan. Visit RajGhat (memorial to Mahatma Gandhi), Jama Masjid, - The largest mosque in India.
A cycle rickshaw ride through Chandni Chowk, once an imperial avenue of Mughal Royalty which today is the busiest commercial area of the city.
Post visit continue drive to Agra. On arrival meeting, assistance at hotel & check in at hotel.
It was the Taj Mahal which ultimately put Agra, its home town on the global map. It is an epitome of Mughal architecture of the 16th & 17 centuries of the then capital of the Mughal dynasty of India. Agra holds a special significance for the Mughals in the many of the firsts: Emperor Barber, the founder of the dynasty laid out the first formal Persian gardens on the banks of the river Yamuna. Down the lineage the 3rd Emperor & grandson of the founder Barber, Emperor Akbar, conceptualized & laid the foundation of the gigantic Red Fort. His successors Emperors Jahangir & Shah Jahan took the construction further adding the rose-red palaces, courts and gardens, the marble mosques, palaces and pavilions for the public & private audiences.
Late afternoon visit the Agra Fort, built alongside the Yamuna River stretching almost 2.5 km. The fort’s colossal double walls raise 20 m in height and measures 2.5 km in circumference. The fort is surrounded by a moat. The lofty battlements of the Agra Fort cast its protective shadow over the far stretching mansions of nobles and princes built along the riverfront.
Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 03: Agra-Jaipur
In the morning visit the Taj Mahal built by Shah Jahan in 1560 in memory of his queen Mumtaz Mahal to enshrine her mortal remains. The architecture marvel is a perfectly proportioned masterpiece fashioned from white marble that stands as a testimony to the skill of 20,000 craftsmen brought together from Persia, Turkey, France and Italy and who took about 17 years to complete this ‘Love poem in Marble’. Please note that the Taj mahal is closed on Fridays.
Post visit drive to Jaipur enroute visit Fatehpur Sikri.
The "City of Victory” or Fatehpur (victory) Sikri (city), as it translates to in Persian, sounds paradoxical now. Approximately 30 miles west of Agra, Fatehpursikri was built by Emperor, Akbar between 1571 and 1573 AD but was later abandoned. The reasons of abandonment of this beautiful capital city are many & debatable by the modern day historians. One school of them believes the hostile neighbourhood kingdoms of the Jaats & their impending threat of running over the city made Emperor Akbar give up on this city. The other school of scholars discount this theory & conclude water scarcity being the one single reason for the Emperor to move out & re-designate Agra as the capital. In the modern day, Fatehpur Sikri features in the list of UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites & is a fine living example of an amalgamation of various architectures’ style.
Post visit, continue to drive to Jaipur. On arrival, check in at hotel.
Was built in the 18th century by Maharaja Jai Singh II. It is a planned city built with ancient Hindu rules as the colonial capital of a richly colourful state. It was made attractive with the pink wash - a traditional colour of welcome in 1853 in honour of the visit of Prince Albert.
Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 04: In Jaipur
At the Morning, visit Amber Fort on a jeep ride:
Amber is a classic, romantic Rajasthani fort Palace. The rugged, time-ravaged walls of the Fort may not look beautiful from the outside, but the interior is a virtual paradise. Miniatures painted on the walls depict hunting and war scenes, apart from festivals. Precious stones and mirrors are embedded into the plaster.
Inside the Fort visit the Jag Mandir or the Hall of Victory. Inside the Jag Mandir is the famed Sheesh Mahal – a room with all the four walls and ceiling completely embedded with glittering mirror pieces, which were specially imported from Belgium during that period. En route to Amber Fort, you will have a brief photography stop at Hawa Mahal - the Palace of Winds.
Afternoon city tour begins with a visit to the Maharaja's City Palace, the former Royal residence, part of it converted into a museum. A small portion is still used by the Royal family of Jaipur. Built in the style of a fortified campus, the palace covers almost one-seventh in area of the city. One of the major attractions in the museum is the portion known as Armory Museum housing an impressive array of weaponry-pistols, blunderbusses, flintlocks, swords, rifles and daggers. The royal families of Jaipur once used most of these weapons. Later visit the Jantar Mantar, which is the largest stone and marble crafted observatory in the world. Situated near the gate of the city palace, the observatory has 17 large instruments, many of them still in working condition.
Evening attend an `aarti’ (prayer ritual ceremony) at Birla Mandir (modern Hindu temple).
Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 05: Drive Jaipur - Delhi
Morning drive to Delhi. On arrival, time assisted departure transfer to Delhi airport to connect flight for onward journey.
(No hotel envisaged in Delhi on this day).
|Paying Pax-Twin Sharing||Combination I||Combination II|
|01 paying pax-Solo Traveler||USD 1099 | INR 80227||USD 1050 | INR 76650|
|02 paying pax||USD 610 per person | INR 44530||USD 575 per person | INR 41975|
|03 paying pax||USD 490 per person | INR 35770||USD 475 per person | INR 34675|
|04-06 paying pax||USD 445 per person | INR 32485||USD 425 per person | INR 31025|
|07-09 paying pax||USD 405 per person | INR 29565||USD 370 per person | INR 27010|
|Single room supplement||USD 235 | INR 17155||USD 195 | INR 14235|
|Entrance at the monuments||USD 195 | INR 5548|
Hotel envisaged or similar*
|City||Combination I||Combination II||No of nights|
|Delhi||Le Meridien - Executive Room||The Metropolitan - Superior Room||01|
|Agra||Courtyard By Marriott - Standard Room||Double Tree By Hilton - D/T Guest Room||01|
|Jaipur||Jaipur Marriott - Deluxe Room||Holiday Inn City Centre - Superior Room||02|
*Or Similar Category Hotels
- Check-in time is 1400 hours and check out time is 12 noon at all the hotels
- Total Number of Night/s: 04 Nights
Kindly note that names of hotels mentioned above only indicate that our rates have been based on usage of these hotels and it is not to be construed that accommodation is confirmed at these hotels until and unless we convey such confirmation to you. In the event of accommodation not becoming available at any of the above mentioned hotels we shall book alternate accommodation at a similar or next best available hotel and shall pass on the difference of rates (supplement/reduction whatever applicable) to you.
Rates include the following
- 04 Nights hotel accommodation on Single Room/Twin Sharing including all existing taxes
- Accommodation on room plus breakfast at all places
- Meeting and assistance on arrival / departure by LPTI representative
- Transfers, sightseeing, excursions and surface travel as per program using private air-conditioned medium car
- Rickshaw ride in Delhi
- Visit to Taj Mahal
- Jeep ride at amber fort (uphill) & (downhill)
Services of an English speaking local guides during the sightseeing only in Delhi, Agra, Fatehpursikri and Jaipur
- 24x7 English Concierge service in Delhi
- Water on board the vehicle
Cost Does Not Include
- Items of Personal nature such as laundry, table drinks, telephone bills, Gratuities to room boys, drivers, guides, Wi-Fi, personal clothing including sleeping bags etc.
- Anything not mentioned in the “Cost Includes” column
- Video camera fees to the places of visit
- India Visa Fee
- Monuments entrance fee