Day 01 / Arrival Delhi
Arrive Delhi, meet assist at the airport & transfer to hotel. Night stay in Delhi.
Day 02 / Delhi
After breakfast proceed for sightseeing tour of Old & New Delhi :
OLD DELHI - A
sight-seeing tour of Old Delhi would entail visiting the Raj Ghat - the
memorial site where Mahatma Gandhi was cremated; Jama Masjid - the
largest mosque in India.
NEW DELHI - An
extensive sight-seeing tour of New Delhi would include a visit to the
Humayun's Tomb, the Qutub Minar, a drive along the ceremonial avenue -
Rajpath, past the imposing India Gate, Parliament House, the President's
Residence and would end with a drive through the Diplomatic Enclave.
Night stay in Delhi.
Day 03 / Delhi - Agra ( By superfast air-conditioned train Dep 0615 Hrs Arr 0815 Hrs )
Early morning pick up from hotel &
transfer to railway station to board the superfast air-conditioned train
to Agra. Breakfast in the train. Arrive Agra in approx. 02 hours &
transfer to hotel. Later visit the Agra fort - the rusty and majestic
red-sandstone fort of Agra stands on the banks of the river Yamuna and
the construction was started by Emperor Akbar in 1566. At the Diwan-I-Am
(hall of public audience), a colonnaded hall of red-sandstone with a
throne alcoveof inlaid marble at the back, the Emperor heard public
petitions. At the Diwan-I-Khas (hall of private audience) where marble
pavilions with floral inlays lend an ethereal ambience, the Emperor sat
on his gem-studded Peacock Throne and met foreign ambassadors and rulers
of friendly kingdoms. Also visit Sikandra,the former capital of Lodi
dynasty, was named after the Afghan ruler Sikander Lodi.
The city of Sikandra, located at about 12 km
from Agra, houses the tomb of Mughul Emperor Akbar. The design and
construction of the tomb was started by Akbar himself and subsequently
completed by his son Jehangir.
The shape of the tomb is a truncated pyramid
with five storeys. The first four storeys were constructed with red
sandstone and the fifth one with white marble. The white marble storey
comprises a false tomb of Emperor Akbar. The real tomb of Akbar is
located in a crypt right below the false tomb.
Evening explore rich handicraft markets of
Agra. Night stay in Agra.
Day 04 / Agra - Jaipur ( By road Approx 5 Hrs. drive ) enroute visiting Fatehpur Sikri
Early morning at sunrise visit the
magnificient Taj Mahal - - one of the seven wonders of the world surely
the most extravagant expression of love ever created. 20,000 men
laboured for over 17 years to build this memorial to Shah Jahan's
beloved wife. Later come back to hotel and after breakfast drive to
Jaipur-the fabled “pink city” of the desert named after Jai Singh, the
former Maharaja of Jaipur. This is the only city in the world
symbolizing the nine divisions of the universe through the nine
rectangular sectors subdividing it. The palaces and forts of the
yesteryears, which were witnesses to the royal processions and
splendours are now living monuments enroute visiting Fatehpur Sikri-a
perfectly preserved red sandstone “ghost town" which was the estranged
capital of mughal emperor Akbar, built in 1569 and deserted when its
water supply failed. Arrive Jaipur in late evening & transfer to
hotel. Night stay in Jaipur.
Day 05 / Jaipur
After a relaxed breakfast proceed for a
morning excursion to Amber Fort. Elephant ride ascent to the fort.
AMBER FORT PALACE -
Amber is the classic romantic Rajasthani fort palace. Its construction
was started by Man Singh I in 1592, and completed by his descendent Jai
Singh I. Its forbidding exterior belies an inner paradise where a
beautiful fusion of Mughal and Hindu styles finds it's ultimate
expression. Continue sight-seeing.
CITY PALACE - A
delightful blend of Mughal and traditional Rajasthani architecture, the
City Palace sprawls over one-seventh of the area in the walled city. It
houses the Chandra Mahal, Shri Govind Dev Temple and the City Palace
JANTAR MANTAR -
This is the largest and the best preserved of the five observatories
built by Jai Singh II in different parts of the country. This
observatory consisting of outsized astronomical instruments is still in
HAWA MAHAL - The
ornamental facade of this "Palace of Winds" is a prominent landmark in
Jaipur. Their five-storey structures of sandstone plastered pink
encrusted with fine trelliswork and elaborate balconies. The palace has
953 niches and windows. Built in 1799 by Pratap Singh, the Mahal was a
royal grandstand for the palace women.
Day 06 / Jaipur - Delhi ( By air-conditioned train Dep 1745 Hrs Arr 2230 Hrs )
After breakfast visit JAIGARH FORT - The
Western skyline is dominated by the extensive parkotas (Walls),
watch-towers and gateways of Jaigarh. It is one of the few military
structures of medieval India preserved almost intact containing palaces,
gardens, open and covered reservoirs, a grannary, an armoury, a well
planned cannon foundry, several temples, a tall tower and a giant
mounted cannon the Jai Ban the largest in the Country.
LAXMI NARAYAN TEMPLE -
Situated in the south of Jaipur, Laxmi Narayan Temple is one of the
many such temples built by wealthy Birla family in India, thus it is
also known as Birla Mandir. The temple is a great reminder of the
secular traditions India has shown over the centuries. The temple has
been constructed in white marble and has three domes, each portraying
the different approaches to religion. The temple is situated at the foot
of Moti Doongri Fort, converted as a small palace by Ram Singh II for
his wife Gayatri Devi.
ALBERT HALL MUSEUM -
It is one of the ancient most and also popular museums of the city.
Albert Hall Museum has its location in Ramnivas Gardens, a famous
tourist spot of Jaipur . There are several reasons for which this Albert
Hall Museum could be applauded. It is a treasure house of unusual and
striking items. Design of the building itself is exquisite. The colossal
structure, the exquisite architectural splendor still breathes the
sighs of history. Being built following the Indo-Sarcenic style of
architecture, it is full of numerous towers, courtyards and archways.
Thus this Albert Hall Museum stands as a paradigm of rich heritage of
culture of the country.
The Albert Hall Museum, Jaipur is embellished
with its numerous miniature paintings. These wonderful paintings have
the belonging to various schools of paintings like Udaipur, Jaipur,
Bundi, Kishangarh and Kota. Majestic portraits of royal Jaipur kings
also find place in this museum. They are placed on the 1st floor of
Central (Albert Hall) Museum. This adds fervor to this museum`s
magnanimity. Amongst other precious artworks including its huge jewelry
collection, metal artworks, carving deserve mentioning. Also several
brass articles are found which are the proofs of
expertise of craftsmen. Evening transfer to railway station to board
the air conditioned train to Delhi, Dinner in the train. Arrive Delhi
& transfer to hotel. Night stay in Delhi.
Day 07 / Delhi - Bagdogra (By flight Kingfisher Airlines Dep. 10:30 hrs. Arriv. 14:20 hrs.) Bagdogra - Darjeeling ( By road)
Arrive Bagdogra and transfer to Darjeeling ( 94 Kms/3hrs), Night stay in Darjeeling.
Day 08 / Darjeeling
Early morning start for Trigger hill to watch
the spectacular sunrise and its amazing effects on the Mt. Kanchendzo-
nga (world 3rd highest). Visit Ghoom Monastery and Natasha Loop War
Memorial while returning to the hotel. Breakfast at hotel followed by
full day local sightseeing covering Padmajan. Zoological Garden,
Himalayan Mountaineering Institute , Tibetan Refugee Self-help Center
and visit to the all and Local Market (City Life). Enjoy the Historical
Toy joy ride provided the train is running for the day. Night stay in
Day 09 / Darjeeling - Bagdogra (By road) Bagdogra - Delhi (By flight Kingfisher Airlines Dep. 14:50 hrs. Arriv. 16:50 hrs.)
Transfer to Bagdogra Airport (94 Kms/3hrs), to board the onward flight.
» 08 Nights accomodation as per the itinerary with daily breakfast .
» All three meals ( breakfast , lunch & dinner ) at the time of staying in Darjeeling.
» All transfers, sightseeing, excursion as per the
itinerary by exclusive airconditioned car ( Except in Darjeeling where
Non air-conditioned vehicle shall be provided as air-conditioned does
not work due to high altitude ).
» Local English speaking guides.
» Elephant ride in Jaipur. ( subject to availability )
» Train tickets from Delhi - Agra & Jaipur - Delhi by air-conditioned chair car.
» Historical Toy train ride in Darjeeling.
» All taxes, driver allowances, permit, parking , fuel charges.
» Entrance fee to monuments.
» Cost of personal nature like camera fee, tips, laundry, porterege.
» Any airfare.
» Any item not mentioned in cost includes.
Hotels Selected - Luxury (5* Deluxe)
Delhi : The Oberoi / The Imperial
Agra : The Oberoi Amarvilas
Jaipur : The Oberoi RajVilas
Darjeeling : Windamere or Similar