Travel Plan– Jewels of North India
Welcome to India! Upon arrival in Delhi.
you will be escorted to your Hotel and rest up from your travels in anticipation of more adventures tomorrow.
Day 2 Delhi
Immerse yourself in the grandeur of India’s rich and vibrant past as you explore Old Delhi’s Red Fort, an opulent bastion of the Mughal Empire. Also visit Shah Jahan’s incredible Jama Masjid, one of the largest mosques in the world. Savor a local lunch and then take some time on your own this afternoon.
Day 3 To Agra
Depart on your journey to Agra. When you arrive in the former capital of Hindustan, head straight to the exquisite white marble mausoleum of the Taj Mahal, which Emperor Shah Jahan built as a shrine to his everlasting love for his queen, Mumtaz Mahal. Then, discover the palaces, mosques, and halls of an audience of magnificent Agra Fort, a walled city built out of red sandstone in the 16th century.
Day 4 To Jaipur
Depart Agra for the Pink City of Jaipur. En route, explore Fatehpur Sikri, the enigmatic red-sandstone city built by Emperor Akbar as his capital and abandoned just 15 years later. You’ll get a sense of the ambition of the Mughal emperor in the sprawling ruins of his former capital.
Day 5 Jaipur
The princely states of Rajputana, now Rajasthan, were once the domain of courageous warriors and powerful dynasties. From the massive ramparts of the intimidating Amber Fort, savor the breeze and look down upon the shining waters of Maota Lake and the labyrinthine, historic old city. Back in town, spend some time admiring the lovely Hawa Mahal, or the Palace of Winds, a favorite of the royal ladies of the court, because it provided a place where they could watch the regal parades without being gazed upon by the commoners.
Day 6 Jaipur
After breakfast this morning, head straight to the heart of the city to explore the history of the gem of Rajasthan at the City Palace Museum.
In addition to housing some of the finest art, royal jewelry and cultural artifacts of the Pink City, the City Palace remains the home of the current maharajah of Jaipur and his family .
Day 7 To Delhi
Bid farewell to the romance of Rajasthan and take the skies as you fly back to Delhi. Upon arrival, visit the red sandstone tower of Qutab Minar, built to celebrate the onset of Muslim rule. Also, soak up the atmosphere in the garden tomb of Emperor Humayun. Enjoy the rest of the afternoon at leisure.
Day 8 Depart Delhi
This morning after breakfast, you will be escorted to Delhi International Airport to board your onward flight.