Day 1: New Delhi - Agra (3-4 Hrs Drive)
Stop At: Humayun's Tomb, New Delhi, National Capital Territory of Delhi Pickup at 9am and visit Humayun's Tomb (Unesco World Heritage site) - is the tomb of the Mughal Emperor Humayun in Delhi. Constructed for the Mughal emperor in the mid-16th century by Haji Begum, Humayun's Persian-born wife, the tomb marries Persian and Mughal elements, with restrained decoration enhancing the architecture. The arched facade is inlaid with bands of white marble and red sandstone, and the building follows strict rules of Islamic geometry, with an emphasis on the number eight. Duration: 1 hour
Stop At: Qutub Minar, New Delhi, National Capital Territory of Delhi Qutub Minar (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) - The Qutub Minar that gives the complex its name is an unmissable, soaring Afghan-style victory tower and minaret, erected by sultan Qutb-ud-din in 1193 to proclaim his supremacy over the vanquished Hindu rulers of Qila Rai Pithora. Duration: 1 hour
Stop At: Lotus Temple, New Delhi, National Capital Territory of Delhi Designed for tranquil worship, Delhi's beautiful Lotus Temple (Monday Closed) offers a rare pocket of calm in the hectic city. This architectural masterpiece was designed by Iranian-Canadian architect Fariburz Sahba in 1986. It is shaped like a lotus flower, with 27 delicate-looking white-marble petals. The temple was created to bring faiths together; visitors are invited to pray or meditate silently according to their own beliefs.
Duration: 1 hour
Stop At: India Gate, New Delhi, National Capital Territory of Delhi This imposing 42m-high stone memorial arch was designed by Lutyens in 1921. It pays tribute to around 90,000 Indian army soldiers who died in WWI, the Northwest Frontier operations and the 1919 Anglo-Afghan War. Duration: 30 minutes
Pass By: Parliament House, New Delhi, National Capital Territory of Delhi This circular, colonnaded building, designed by Edwin Lutyens and Herbert Baker, was where the 1947 handover of power from Britain to the newly independent India took place, and parliament still meets here. Pass By: Rashtrapati Bhavan, New Delhi, National Capital Territory of Delhi Rashtrapati Bhavan or President House is an official residence of the President of India.Formerly home to the British Viceroy, the President’s House has 340 rooms, with 2.5km of corridors, and it's fascinating to take a peek inside.
No meals included on this day. Accommodation included: Hotel in Agra: 5 star – Four Points Sheraton or similar / Sarovar Crystal Premier or similar
Day 2: Agra - Jaipur (4-5 Hrs Drive)
Stop At: Taj Mahal, Agra, Agra District, Uttar Pradesh At sunrise visit Taj Mahal (a Unesco World Heritage Site) - widely considered the most beautiful building in the world. Built by Shah Jahan as a memorial for his third wife, Mumtaz Mahal, who died giving birth to their 14th child in 1631.
Duration: 2 hours
Stop At: Agra Fort, Agra, Agra District, Uttar Pradesh Agra Fort (a Unesco World Heritage Site) - is a historical fort along the bank of the Yamuna River in the city of Agra. It was the main residence of the emperors of the Mughal Dynasty until 1638 and one of the finest Mughal forts in India. Walking through courtyard after courtyard of this palatial red-sandstone and marble fortress, your amazement grows as the scale of what was built here begins to sink in. Later Drive 5hrs to the Pink City of Jaipur. Upon arrival check inn to the hotel.
Meals included: • Breakfast Hotel accommodation included: Hotel in Jaipur: 5 star - Hilton or similar / Holiday Inn City Centre or similar
Day 3: Jaipur - Delhi (5-6 Hrs Drive)
Stop At: Amber Fort, Amer, Jaipur, Jaipur District, Rajasthan Amber Fort - The magnificent, formidable, honey-hued fort of Amber (pronounced 'amer'), an ethereal example of Rajput architecture, rises from a rocky mountainside about 11km northeast of Jaipur, and is the city’s must-see sight. It comprises an extensive palace complex, built from pale yellow and pink sandstone, and white marble, and is divided into four main sections, each with its own courtyard. Duration: 2 hours
Stop At: Jal Mahal, Jaipur, Jaipur District, Rajasthan Photo Stop at Jal Mahal (Water Palace) - Near the cenotaphs of the maharanis of Jaipur and beautifully situated in the watery expanse of Man Sagar, is this dreamlike palace. It's origins are uncertain, but it was believed to have been extensively restored if not built by Jai Singh II (1734). Duration: 15 minutes
Stop At: Hawa Mahal - Palace of Wind, Jaipur, Jaipur District, Rajasthan Photo Stop at Hawa Mahal (Palace of Winds) - Jaipur’s most distinctive landmark is an extraordinary pink-painted delicately honeycombed hive that rises a dizzying five storeys. It was constructed in 1799 by Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh to enable ladies of the royal household to watch the life and processions of the city.
Duration: 15 minutes
Stop At: City Palace of Jaipur, Jaipur, Jaipur District, Rajasthan The City Palace is the residence of the royal family. A complex of courtyards, gardens and buildings, the impressive City Palace is right in the centre of the Old City. The outer wall was built by Jai Singh II, but within it the palace has been enlarged and adapted over the centuries. There are palace buildings from different eras, some dating from the early 20th century. It is a striking blend of Rajasthani and Mughal architecture.
Duration: 1 hour
Stop At: Jantar Mantar - Jaipur, Jaipur, Jaipur District, Rajasthan Jantar Mantar Observatory (a Unesco World Heritage Site) - is a collection of curving geometric buildings that are carefully calibrated to monitor the movement of the stars and planets.
Duration: 1 hour
Today you will be dropped off to Delhi airport or your preferred hotel
Breakfast included only and No hotel accommodation