Taj Mahal and Heritage City Jaipur tour from Delhi
Jaipur - A UNESCO World Heritage City. In the year 2008, Conde Nast Traveller Reader’s Choice Survey, Jaipur was ranked the 7th best place to visit in Asia.
Founded in AD 1727 by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II, Jaipur, the capital of Rajasthan is popularly known as the Pink City of India. The story goes that in 1876, the Prince of Wales visited India on a tour. Since the colour pink was symbolic of hospitality, Maharaja Ram Singh of Jaipur painted the entire city pink. The pink that colours the city makes for a marvellous spectacle to behold.
Planned by Vidyadhar Bhattacharya, Jaipur holds the distinction of being the first planned city of India. Renowned globally for its coloured gems, the capital city of Rajasthan combines the allure of its ancient history with all the advantages of a metropolis. Jaipur rises up majestically against the backdrop of the forts Nahargarh, Jaigarh and Garh Ganesh Temple. The bustling modern city is one of the three corners of the golden triangle that includes Delhi, Agra and Jaipur.
With broad avenues and spacious gardens, the city is steeped in history and culture. Here the past comes alive in magnificent forts and palaces, blushed pink, where once lived the maharajas. The magnificent Amber Fort, Jantar Mantar, Hawa Mahal and Jal Mahal are the must see sights. Bustling bazaars of Jaipur famous for Rajasthan jewellery, fabric and shoes, possess a timeless quality and are a treasure-trove for the shoppers.
Agra - Agra is an ancient city in Uttar Pradesh located on the banks of the River Yamuna. It finds mention in the Mahabharata but gained importance as the capital of the Mughal Empire from 1556 - 1658. It is also on the Golden Triangle tourist circuit with Delhi and Jaipur. It is famous for its Mughal architecture and for being home to one of the Seven Wonders of the World, the Taj Mahal - a monument of incredible elegance and architectural perfection. Agra has many other famous archeological sites and is famous for its marble inlay work and its leather industry that manufactures shoe uppers for some of the best shoe companies in the world.
What is included in the tour
- 2 night stay at Umaid Bhawan or similar at Jaipur
- 1 nights stay at Grand Imperial or similar at Agra
- Breakfasts and Dinners for all days (starting from dinner on day of arrival and ending with breakfast on last day)
- A/C car or coach as per no. of pax and itinerary
What is NOT included in the tour
- Flights & Visa assistance (optional)
- Entrance fees and ticketed entries to parks, activities, excursions etc.
- Travel insurance.
- Tips and porterage.
- Personal expenses during the trip.
- Any item that is not indicated in the above program.
- All extra services.
- Any meals/services not mentioned in the inclusions.
- Any additional costs arising out of unforeseen circumstances like landslides, road blocks, bad weather, etc.
- Best of Jaipur and Agra covered at a relaxed pace in 3 Nights & 4 Days. Travel is planned in a manner that you will be able to soak in the spirit of the place, cover all attractions and relax too.
- From sightseeing to transfers, we have taken care of everything so all you need to is ENJOY.
- Best price guarantee – Despite of premium inclusions, we are offering you the tour at a significant discount to Major Travel Portals.
- All hotels have been carefully selected to be in the heart of the City so that you can enjoy long walks at leisure.
Day 1: Delhi to Jaipur & Sightseeing:
Today, post breakfast, we will fly or drive to Jaipur, a UNESCO World Heritage city. Reach Jaipur and you will be transferred to the hotel. In the evening, visit the Amer Fort and enjoy the Light and sound show. Amer Fort, located 16 kms off Jaipur city centre, was built in the 16th Century by Raja Man Singh and is one of the grandest and most famous Forts of India. The sprawling campus of the fort will mesmerize you with sheer beauty and charm, never seen before. We will head back to hotel and end our day with a wonderful local cuisine at the restaurant.
Day 2: Jaipur Sightseeing / drive to Agra:
Today,post breakfast, visit the City Palace. City Palace was established at the same time as the city of Jaipur, by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II , who moved his court from Amer to Jaipur in 1727. This royal palace is located in the centre of the city and hosts a big museum where you can cherish the remnants of the British rule in India.
Have free time for shopping. In early evening, enjoy free time for shopping and later check in to your hotel. We will now have a wonderful dinner at the hotel.
Day 3: Visit Taj Mahal / Agra Sightseeing:
Early morning, drive to Agra and en route visit Fatehpur Sikri. The world heritage site was the first planned city of the Mughals ( Akbar -1556-1605), grandson of Babur, shifted his residence and court from Agra to Sikri and stayed there for a period of 13 years, from 1572 to 1585 to honour the Sufi Saint, Sheikh Salim Chishti, who resided here (in a cavern on the ridge). Some important structures here are Diwan-I-Am, Diwan-I-Khas, the private living quarters, Jodhabai’s Palace, Birbal’s Palace, Panch Mahal, Salim Chishti’s Tomb, Jama Masjid, Buland Darwaza, and many more.
Later, drive to Agra and check in to hotel. In the evening, enjoy the beautiful Sunset at Taj Mahal, one of the 7 wonders of the world, standing on the South bank of the Yamuna river. For the unintroduced, Taj Mahal was built by the order of Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in 1648 after around 17 years of toil by thousands of labourers cum artists. Head back to hotel for the breakfast. Relax during the day and in the evening we will take you for Kathak Dance Performance and Cooking Class.
Day 6: Drive to Delhi:
Leave from Agra via car / coach to Delhi and board your flight back home. You may also continue on to your visits to rest of India.