New Delhi city is acclaimed for being the cultural capital of India. The spectacular architecture of Delhi city is evident through its antique monuments. Agra, the land of the Taj Mahal, which is one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Jaipur, the capital of Rajasthan is famous as the 'pink city'. Pushkar is one of the five sacred Dhams or revered pilgrimage centres and is often referred as “tirth- raj”, which means the king of pilgrimages.
Here is how you will spend your time
Day 1: Arrival At Delhi + Half Day Delhi Sightseeing
Our representative will meet you at Delhi Airport, Railway Station or Bus Terminal after your arrival. You will then be escorted to the recommended Hotel and will be assisted during check-in process. Later proceed for sightseeing covering the Qutab Minar and India Gate.
Qutab Minar (7:00 Am to 5:00 Pm): Qutab Minar is a soaring, 73 m-high tower of victory, built in 1193 by Qutab-ud-din Aibak immediately after the defeat of Delhi's last Hindu kingdom. The tower has five distinct storeys, each marked by a projecting balcony and tapers from a 15 m diameter at the base to just 2.5 m at the top. The first three storeys are made of red sandstone; the fourth and fifth storeys are of marble and sandstone. At the foot of the tower is the Quwwat-ul-Islam Mosque, the first mosque to be built in India.
India Gate: At the centre of New Delhi stands the 42 m high India Gate, an "Arc-de-Triomphe" like archway in the middle of a crossroad. It commemorates the 70,000 Indian soldiers who lost their lives fighting for the British Army during the World War I. The memorial bears the names of more than 13,516 British and Indian soldiers killed in the Northwestern Frontier in the Afghan war of 1919. Another memorial, Amar Jawan Jyoti was added much later, after India got its independence. The eternal flame burns day and night under the arch to remind the nation of soldiers who laid down their lives in the Indo-Pakistan War of December 1971.
Later, come back to the hotel for an overnight stay.
Day 2: Delhi Half Day Sightseeing - Transfer To Agra
After Breakfast, check-out from hotel & visit Qutub Minar, Lotus Temple & India Gate. After that drive to another historical and romantic city - Agra (215 kms / 3.5 hrs). Enroute visit Sikandara - the mausoleum of Emperor Akbar. On arrival check-in to your hotel. Overnight stay at Agra.
Travel from Delhi to Agra
Day 3: Agra Local Sightseeing
After breakfast at your hotel today, head out for some local sightseeing in Agra. One of the seven wonders of the world, Taj Mahal, is the main attraction of your trip. Taj Mahal is distinguished as the finest example of Mughal architecture - essentially a genius blend of Indian, Persian, and Islamic styles. One of the most beautiful structural compositions in the world, Taj Mahal (a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1983) is visited by millions of tourists each year. Taj Mahal was constructed by Mughal emperor Shah Jahan as a memorial to his queen Mumtaz Mahal, and it is now described as one of the most extravagant monuments ever built for love. Made out of white marble, it took 22 years to complete (1630-1652 AD).
Next, visit massive red sandstone Agra Red Fort by emperor Akbar in 1565, on the bank of the Yamuna River. However, additions were made until the rule of his grandson, Shah Jahan, during which time the imposing structure started to resemble a palace. The fort gives you a good idea of their favored architectural styles. Explore the complex to see the beautifully constructed rooms such as the Diwan-I-Am (public audience hall) and the Diwan-I-Khas (private audience hall), added by Shah Jahan.
Finally, your city tour ends with a visit to the Tomb of Itmad-ud-daulah (more commonly known as the Baby Taj), built by Empress Nur Jahan for her father. Admire the marble trelliswork and precious stone inlay of the mausoleum - the first tomb in India entirely made out of marble and often described as a jewel box. Return to your hotel in the evening. Overnight stay at hotel in Agra.
Day 4: Transfer From Agra To Jaipur Via Fatehpur Sikri
After breakfast proceed to the Jaipur (240Kms/5Hrs). Jaipur is popularly known as "Pink City". Enroute visit Fatehpur Sikri - once the capital of Mughal Emperor Akbar. Also visit the Buland Darwaza, the largest gateway in the world. On arrival at Jaipur, check into your hotel.In the evening visit Laxminarayan Temple (Birla Mandir) & Chokhi Dhani – An Ethnic Village Resort. Enjoy Rajasthani cuisine with live folk dance and music. Return back to hotel. Overnight stay at Jaipur.
Travel from Agra to Jaipur
Day 5: Jaipur Full Day Sightseeing
After breakfast start for full day local sightseeing in Jaipur popularly known as "The Pink City" dotted with grand palaces, hilltop forts, lively bazaars and a host of eateries.
Visit Amer Fort, located 11 kms from the Jaipur city. Enjoy an elephant back ride (on direct payment basis) available only from 8AM to 12Pm. The Amber Fort Palace has four levels, each having a courtyard.The main complexes within the fort are Diwan-i-Aam, a hall meant for public, Diwan-i-Khas, a hall for private audience, the splendid Sheesh Mahal or the Mirror Palace, Jai Mandir and the Sukh Niwas, a complex that had natural air conditioning and this could happen because of the wind that blew across a water area built within. A popular attraction is a carving known as ‘magic flower’ which is carved on a marble panel on a pillar in the Sheesh Mahal. Seven beautiful designs are carved on it including a lotus, lion’s tail, scorpion, hooded cobra, fish tail, cob or corn and an elephant trunk. You will have to cover the panel partially with your hands to view each of the design.The Maota Lake looks splendid from the fort.
On return from Amer fort, take a photo stop at the Jal Mahal or Lake Palace of Jaipur. Boating is a popular activity in Lake Man Sagar. Later proceed to the Royal Gaitor; the intricately carved marble cenotaphs of Maharajas of Jaipur.
Post lunch visit City Palace & Museum. There are two parts of the palace, one which is opened for the public and also has a museum, and the other for the residence of the royal family, the descendants who live here even now.The magnetic beauty of the City Palace attracts many tourists throughout the year. The palace has impressive palaces like Chandra Palace and Mubarak Palace, museum, beautiful frescos, mirror works, coloured stone inlays and the astonishing peacock gate. Other prime attractions are Pritam Niwas Chowk, Diwan-i-Aam, Diwan-i-Khas, Bhaggi Khana, Maharani Palace and the Govind Dev Ji Temple, an 18th century structure.
Later proceed to Jantar Mantar (Observatory) - one of the five astronomical complexes constructed by Maharaja Jai Singh II. The advanced instruments in Jantar Mantar were useful in predicting eclipses, location of stars and the exact orbiting movements of the earth around the sun.
Take a photo stop at Hawa Mahal. A unique feature about Hawa Mahal is that it does not stand on a foundation, the tallest such building in the world. Since there is no foundation, the structure stands at a leaning position at 87 degrees. Its best view is from outside because that is how you get to admire its magnitude and imperialism.
Visit Laxmi Narayan temple or Birla temple devoted to Lord Vishnu and Goddess Lakshmi. Birla Mandir is considered as one of the finest temples in India. The 3 domes of the temple signify the 3 religions that originated in this country.
Evening free for leisure to explore the local markets of Pink City and enjoy the sumptuous Rajasthani cuisine. Overnight stay at Jaipur.
Elephant Ride at Amer Fort is available only from 9:30AM to 1PM
Laxmi Narayan Temple is closed from 12PM to 4PM everyday
City Palace Museum & Jantar Mantar timings are 9.30AM to 5PM. Last entry closes at 4PM
City Palace Museum a vast complex and takes around 2-3Hours to complete. So good walking shoes or flat footwear are preferred.
Entry Charges for City Palace Museum - Indian National Adult - Rs 130/- ; Child - Rs 50/-
Entry Charges for Jantar Mantar - Indian National Adult - Rs 50/- ; Child - Rs 15/-
Entry Charges for Hawa Mahal - Indian National Adult - Rs 50/- ; Child - Rs 5/-
Entry Charges for Amer Fort - Indian National Adult - Rs 100/- ; Child - Rs 10/-
Day 6: Transfer From Jaipur To Ajmer - Half Day Ajmer & Pushkar Sightseeing
After breakfast check out from hotel and drive to Ajmer (145Km /2½ hrs). Visit Ajmer-e-Sharief Dargah, Adhai-Din-Ka Jhonpara, Ana Sagar. Later drive to Pushkar, 14kms from Ajmer. Visit various temples and Ghats and holy Pushkar Lake. There are more than 400 hundred temples in Pushkar but the main attraction being the temple of Lord Brahma, the only temple in India dedicated to Brahma. Check into your hotel. Overnight stay at Ajmer.
Travel from Jaipur to Ajmer
Day 7: Transfer From Ajmer To Delhi
After breakfast check-out from hotel and proceed for Ajmer & Pushkar sightseeing tour covering Ajmer-e-Sharief Dargah, Adhai-Din-Ka Jhonpara, Ana Sagar. Pushkar is 14kms from Ajmer and known for various temples, Ghats and holy Pushkar Lake. There are more than 400 hundred temples in Pushkar but main attraction being the temple of Lord Brahma, the only temple in India dedicated to Brahma. Later drive to Delhi (400Kms/7-8Hrs). On arrival check in to your hotel for overnight stay.
Travel from Ajmer to Delhi
Train to Jaipur, fly
Train via New Delhi (NDLS)
Day 8: Departure From Delhi
After morning breakfast, check out of the hotel at check out time or as per the flight / train timing whichever is earlier and drop to airport / railway station.