Day 1: Delhi
Take a tour of New Delhi, visiting such sights as Qutub Minar and The Iron Pillar. Continue with a drive through the embassy area, the government buildings and Connaught Place, the heart and main shopping district of the capital, as well as a visit to India Gate. Visit Jama Masjid, the biggest mosque in India and Old Delhi walk. Overnight in Delhi.
Day 2: Delhi – Agra
After breakfast, drive to Agra along one of the India’s finest freeways. Upon your arrival at Agra, check in to hotel. Rest for a while following which you would be taken on a sightseeing tour of the historic Agra city. First in the list would be the wonder of the world, the beautiful Taj Mahal. This legendary white marble structure was built by another great Mughal ruler, Shah Jahan in commemoration of his love for his wife, Mumtaz Mahal. Every day, the Taj receives a huge influx of tourists from all over the globe.
In the latter half of our sightseeing trip, guests would be admiring the majestic Agra Fort and Itmad-ud-Daula’s tomb. Both of these structures hold great significance for the city’s heritage. Evenings are meant for some local shopping. Feel free to explore the whereabouts of the local market, buying souvenirs and handicrafts.
Post that return to the hotel for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 3: Agra - Jaipur
Your driver and guide will meet you at your hotel by 6:00am to take you for a sunrise view of the Taj Mahal. A dawn visit to the fabled Taj Mahal to witness the magical effects caused by the reflections of the changing colors of the rising Sun on this brilliant white marble building. Later, return back to our hotel for breakfast. Afterward, take a ride to the massive Agra Fort. The elegant buildings inside reflect an interesting synthesis of Hindu and central Asian architectural styles, built by Emperor Akbar. After, depart for Jaipur, upon arrival check in to the hotel and relax for the evening. Overnight in Jaipur.
Day 4: Jaipur - Delhi
After Breakfast, Visit Amber Fort followed by the tour of the City Palace containing an interesting museum of regal attire. Just over the road is Jantar Mantar, an observatory of astronomy built by Jai Singh in 1728. At first glance, Jantar Mantar resembles a sculpture park, though in fact, each construction has a specific scientific purpose. Some measure the positions of stars, whilst others calculate eclipses, the lunar calendar and simply the time of day. Even today, most of the constructions remain accurate!
In the Pink City of Jaipur be sure to explore the Johari Bazaar and other bazaars, where you can buy jootis (traditional Rajasthani curled shoes) Jaipur’s famous blue pottery, textiles and handicrafts.
Post -Lunch, you would be driven back to Delhi and further transferred to airport/railway station for the onward journey back home.