Inclusions/Exclusions
What we'll give. What we won't

What is included in the tour

Transfers

All arrival & departure transfers

Accomodations on Twin sharing basis on Bed & Breakfast basis

Sightseeing

Mandawa :Walking tour of Mandawa.

Camel ride to villages near Mandawa. 

Full day sightseeing tour of Jaipur & Amber fort

Visit to Taj Mahal & Agra fort

Visit to Fatehpur Sikri

Transport

Transport- Delhi/Mandawa/Jaipur/Agra/Delhi

What is NOT included in the tour

Entrance fees

Itinerary

 

Day 1 - Delhi Arrive in Delhi. You are met on arrival at Delhi International airport and transferred to your hotel. Overnight in Delhi

DELHI:

Delhi - India's capital and major gateway to the country, contemporary Delhi is bustling metropolis, which successfully combines in its fold the ancient and the modern.The walled city is all traditions ,where as, New Delhi in contrast, is a city living upto contemporary international standards. The chief attraction of Old Delhi is the Red Fort that contains within it opulent palaces and impressive public buildings. Nearby is the magnificent Jama Masjid, the largest mosque in India.   In New Delhi you can also find the India Gate -- a war memorial arch, the impressive Parliament Building and the Rashtrapati Bhawan, the official residence of the President of India. Towards the South can be found the Qutab Minar and Humayun's Tomb, both World Heritage Sites.  

Day 2 - Mandawa Drive to Mandawa (Distance = 250kms  Duration = 6:00hrs). Overnight in Mandawa

MANDAWA:

Mandawa is a town in Jhunjhunu district of Rajasthan in India. It is part of Shekhawati region. Mandawa is situated 190 km off Jaipur in the north. famous for its painted havelis (mansions). They were built in the 19th century by Marwari merchants who took over as patrons of the arts.   They built havelis lavishly decorated with frescoes which became the symbol of the status of the Marwaris and a home for their extended family, providing security and comfort in style. 

Day 3 - Mandawa :Walking tour of Mandawa. Camel ride to villages near Mandawa. 

Day 4 - Jaipur- Drive to Jaipur (Distance = 167kms  Duration = 4:00hrs). Overnight in Jaipur

JAIPUR

Jaipur. Jaipur - Jaipur, the capital of the North Indian State of Rajasthan, is named after its founder Maharaja Jai Singh II (1693-1743). The city is surrounded by hills and dotted with forts. The Old City, also known as the Pink City, is a wonderful place to wander around. Jaipur is one of the most interesting cities in India with exuberant 18th and 19th century palaces and an exotic street life. Just outside town is the impressive Amber Fort.  It is worthwhile spending any leisure time wandering through the bazaars. Jaipur is well known for its beautiful carpets, enameled ornaments, precious and semi-precious stones, brass ornaments and many other arts and crafts. 

Day 5 - Jaipur Full day sightseeing of Jaipur and Amber Fort. 

FULL DAY SIGHTSEEING OF JAIPUR AND AMBER FORT

Here is an enthusiastic tour of Jaipur, the majestic Pink City as it is called, to let you witness the undying charisma this old city possesses through its forts, palaces and ancient buildings.Get picked up from your hotel at around 9:00 AM in the morning and get ready for the day.Start exploring the hidden features of this royal city starting with a visit to Amber Fort, one of the famous tourist destinations of India.Afterwards, proceed to enjoy the glimpses of the City Palace, the gateway to understand and to get amused at the architectural excellence Rajasthan has achieved during the ancient period.The City Palace, the principal residence of the former royal family, also houses a museum for textiles and costumes, miniatures, carpets and manuscripts, and arms and armour. Nearby is the Jantar Mantar, a stone observatory created by an astronomer-king in the 18th century to measure everything from altitude to time, and map the movement of the planets and the stars.  The `Palace of the Winds', or Hawa Mahal, is the pink sandstone facade of a palace with a profusion of windows and stone screens. The windows enabled cool air (hawa) to circulate and the women of the royal zenana would sit concealed behind these screens to see life in the city beyond the walls of the city palace.  Situated just to the north of Jaipur, Amber Fort overlooks the city from a spur of the Aravali Hills. From the parking area below the Fort, you take the short walk up the steep path to the entrance courtyard, which leads to a magnificent complex of palaces, halls, pavilions, gardens and temples built over a period of 125 years by successive rulers.

Day 6 - Agra  Drive to Agra via Fatehpur Sikri (Distance = 147kms  Duration = 05:30hrs). Overnight in Agra

FATEHPUR SIKRI

Fatehpur Sikri is a small city in northern India, just west of Agra, founded by a 16th-century Mughal emperor. Red sandstone buildings cluster at its center. Buland Darwaza gate is the entrance to Jama Masjid mosque. Nearby is the marble Tomb of Salim Chishti. Diwan-E-Khas hall has a carved central pillar. Jodha Bais Palace is a mix of Hindu and Mughal styles, next to the 5-story Panch Mahal that overlooks the site Today it is a ghost city, its architecture perfectly preserved, and it's easy to imagine this was once a royal residence and dynamic cultural centre. The white marble tomb of Sheikh Salim Chisti, Akbar's spiritual adviser, is a Muslim pilgrimage spot. 

AGRA

Agra - Located 226 kms from Jaipur, Agra is a must visit city on any Tour of India. Home of the World famous Taj Mahal, Agra provides avid glimpses of Mughal architecture. To be in Agra is like taking a walk through India's Mughal period history.Agra is home to possibly the most famous and beautiful building in the world: the Taj Mahal, built in the 17th century by the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan as a tomb and memorial for his wife Mumtaz Mahal.   Along the river Yamuna is the impressive Red Fort from where there are fantastic views of the Taj. The Red Fort was the capital of the Moghul Empire and thus of India during the 16th and 17th centuries. 

Day 7 – Early morning visit to The Taj Mahal ( without guide) Afternoon drive to Delhi . Overnight in Delhi

EARLY MORNING VISIT TO THE TAJ MAHAL (WITHOUT GUIDE)

The Taj Mahal is an ivory-white marble mausoleum on the south bank of the Yamuna river in the Indian city of Agra. It was commissioned in 1632 by the Mughal emperor, Shah Jahan, to house the tomb of his favourite wife, Mumtaz Mahal.The best time of day to appreciate this stunning monument is in the early mornings when it is at its quietest and most serene. From the Shilpgram parking area, you purchase the entrance tickets (currently Rs 1,000 for foreigners, per visit, including a bottle of mineral water and disposable shoe covers to be to worn inside the building) and can also rent an audio tour if required. You can walk or catch a non-polluting battery bus to the security check point. You can carry mobile phones, cameras, and valuables inside, but all other items must be deposited in safety lockers. You are then free to enter the grounds of the Taj Mahal and to enjoy the gardens, the mausoleum and the mosque in your own time. Don't miss the marble inlay work both on the exterior and interior of the building itself, as well as the various vantage points offered throughout the gardens. Once you have taken it all in, you can return to your hotel for a late breakfast.

Day 8 - Flight :Departure transfer in Delhi from hotel to airport. End of tour