Day 01 / Arrival Delhi
Arrive Delhi , Meet assist at the airport & transfer to hotel.
Night stay in Delhi. Night stay in Delhi.
Day 02: Delhi
After breakfast at the hotel, leave by car with Govt. approved
language speaking guide for the day tour of Delhi visiting Jamia
Mosque, Red Fort, Ghandi Samadi, walk through the small lanes of
Chandni Chowk. After visiting old Delhi stop for lunch in
Connaught Place, which houses many famous restaurants of different
cuisine. After lunch leave for the tour of New Delhi Visiting
Laxmi Narayan Temple, drive past The Presidents House, Embassy
area, followed by visit to India Gate, Himayun Tomb, Bahai Temple
(Lotus Temple) and Qutab Minar. Evening: Shopping + light and
sound show. Dinner and overnight at Hotel in Delhi.
Day 03 / Delhi- Agra ( By road Approx 4 Hrs)
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. Evening drive to Agra
& transfer to hotel. Night stay in Agra.
Day 04 / Agra-Jaipur ( By road Approx 5 Hrs )
After breakfast sightseeing tour of Agra :
TAJ MAHAL- Built by Shah Jahan, the Taj is a white marble
memorial to his beautiful wife Mumtaz Mahal. This monument took 22
years to be completed and was designed, and planned by Persian
architect Ustad Isa. Apart from its stunning design balance and
perfect symmetry, the Taj is also noted particularly for its
elegant domes, intricately carved screens and some of the best
inlay work ever seen.
AGRA FORT- Fort built in red sandstone with its magnificent
palaces, halls of public and private audience and the beautiful
gardens. This is where Emperor Shah Jahan was kept under house
arrest by his third son Aurangzeb and spent the last year of his
life viewing the Taj Mahal from across the river Jamuna.
Afternoon drive to Jaipur enroute visiting FATEHPUR SIKRI -the
deserted red Sandstone City, Emperor Akbar built that as his
capital and palace in the late 16th century is an exhilarating
experience. It a veritable fairytale city and its "ruins" are in
pristine condition ... it's not hard to imagine what the court
life must have been like in the days of it's grandeur.
Arrive Jaipur & transfer to hotel. Night stay in Jaipur.
Day 05 / Jaipur-Delhi-Departure( By road Approx 5 Hrs )
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
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 Museum.
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 use.
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
Overnight will be in Delhi.
Day 7: Delhi - Haridwar
By Road 240 km in 5 hr
Proceed to Haridwar after breakfast.
Haridwar located in the foothills of the Himalayas, represents the
point where the Ganga reaches the plains. Haridwar is an ancient
pilgrimage site, held in reverence for centuries. The Chinese
pilgrim Hyuen Tsang who visited India in the first millennium CE,
describes Haridwar as Mayura, on the eastern banks of the Ganges.
Several temples and ashrams dot this town and a visit to Haridwar
is like stepping into a totally different world. Legend has it
that Bhagiratha brought the Ganges into the earth and into this
point where his ancestors were burnt to ashes by the curse of the
sage Kapila. Kapilastaan, a spot in Haridwar is pointed to as
Kapila's hermitage. Haridwar was once known as Gangadwara.
Reach and check into hotel.
In the evening visit the GHATS for EVENING AARTI. Spend time
watching scores of people going about offering prayers to the
River Ganges. Overnight will be in Haridwar.
Day 08 - Day 09: Haridwar - Rishikesh
Rishikesh is just 45 minutes from Haridwar and a well known place
for ASHRAMS, YOGA & MEDITATION.
Rishikesh represents the Gateway to the Himalayas in the
Tehri-Garhwal region of Uttar Pradesh. It abounds in natural
splendour. The spectacle of the Ganga rushing through the
Himalayan foothills is an awesome sight. Several temples dot the
banks of the Ganga at Rishikesh. Rishikesh is located at a height
of about 1360 feet above sea level. It is believed that several
yogis and sages lived and practised penance here. Rishikesh
represents the site where Vishnu vanquished the demon Madhu.
The Lakshman Jhula, a 450 feet long suspension bridge was built in
1939. A newer bridge the Ram Jhula has been added recently. The
Ganga abounds in fish. Offerings of puffed rice are made to these
creatures. The freshness of the air, and sound of flowing water,
the scenic beauty of the region and the distant sound of bell
chimes create an unforgettable experience for those that visit
this ancient pilgrimage town. 12 km away from Rishikesh is located
the Nilkanth Mahadeo temple at a height of about 5000 feet,
commanding spectacular views of the region.
Stay in Rishikesh and visit the ASHRAMS and enjoy the River
Ganges. On a pleasant day you could again come down to Haridwar
during the day.
Nights will be at Haridwar / Rishikesh.
Day 10: Rishikesh - Delhi
By road 270 km in 6 hr , Breakfast will be at the hotel.
Proceed at leisure to Delhi and on reaching drive straight to the
airport to take the late flight to the next destination.