This 8 days journey to three cities in North India will introduce you to the rural & urban parts of India. from the busy streets to the magnificent monuments & the colonial past. Travel to Agra to witness the beauty of Taj & explore why Jaipur is known as the Pink City.
Day 1 – Delhi
Our friendly representative will be at the airport to greet you as soon as you enter the arrivals area and you will be driven to your hotel in comfort and safety. Delhi is known for its rich and diverse cultures, history and heritage is the ideal place to explore the pulse of India and its people. Overnight stay in Delhi.
Day 2 – Delhi
Join your group leader on an excursion through Old Delhi. Ride the city’s metro system, and then hop in a rickshaw to the once water-filled square of Chandni Chowk. Discover the Jama Masjid, Delhi’s oldest mosque, before learning about the history of the Sikh religion at the Sikh temple.
Day 3 – Jaipur
Travel by express train into Rajasthan and on to its capital, Jaipur (approximately five hours). A friendly, busy town crammed with palaces and bazaars full of jewelry, textiles and folk-based arts, Jaipur is a favorite for many travelers. Visit the Hawa Mahal (Palace of the Winds), then head over to Jaipur’s Royal City Palace and explore its extravagant rooms and apartments. Later, discover one of the five astronomical observatories built by Maharaja Jai Singh, the founder of Jaipur. Overnight stay in Jaipur Hotel
Day 4 – Jaipur
Choose to take an early morning hot air balloon experience, often a highlight of visiting Jaipur. In the afternoon around 2.30 pm, visit the Amber Fort. Set on a hilltop overlooking Maota Lake, the fort is an authentic example of Rajput architecture and the Sheesh Mahal (Hall of Mirrors) is one of its more spectacular buildings.
Day 5 – Karauli
Leave the ‘Pink City’ of Jaipur behind and drive to Karauli (approximately 5-6 hours). This delightful town was founded in 1348 and is packed with rural ambiance and traditional temples. Take a guided walk around the Old Quarter & interact with the local. Be sure to visit the eclectic market stalls and sample the Indian sweets. Tonight stay in a heritage property with Dinner included.
Day 6 – Agra
On the journey to Agra, stop en route at the one-time capital of the Mughal empire, Fatehpur Sikri (approximately 4 hours). Once in Agra, there’s the option of visiting the marble tomb that was saved for the greatest of the Mughal Emperors, Akbar’s Mausoleum. The day then culminates in a visit to the Taj Mahal, built in the 1640s as a memorial to the wife of Emperor Shah Jahan. Overnight stay in Agra.
Day 7 – Delhi
Day 8 – Delhi
There are no activities planned for the final day and you’re able to depart the accommodation at any time.