Upon arrival at Delhi International airport, you will be welcomed by our company representative and transferred to your hotel for check-in. Your travel documents will be handed over to you with a briefing of the tour program. After check-in process, time free at leisure for own activities and relax in the hotel to acclimatization with Indian weather conditions.
DELHI -The National Capital of India is one of the most historical cities in the world. In AD 1639, the Mughal emperor shah Jahan built a walled city named Shahjahanabad which served as the capital of the Mughal Empire from 1649 till 1857. Shahjahanabad is known as Old Delhi. Later the British architect Sir Edwin Lutyens built a new city during the 1920s called New Delhi or Lutyens Delhi.
Overnight at Delhi (No Meals)
HARIDWAR - Haridwar, literally Gateway to God, is one of the Hindu holy places in India and a center of Hindu religion and mysticism for centuries. Located on the banks of River Ganges (Ganga), at the point where the Ganges descends from the hills to the North Indian plains, Haridwar attracts a large number of Hindu pilgrims from all over the world. Upon arrival, check-in to the hotel and later in the evening visit Hari Ki pauri for daily Aarti ceremony at the bank of Holy River Ganges. Har-ki-Pauri is Haridwar's focal point, where devotees gather to bathe and worship on the Ganges. According to legend, this is where a drop of nectar fell from the churning of the oceans when the world was created, and a stone wall has Vishnu's footprint. Each evening around 7 PM,(5.45 PM in winter) thousands gather and worship the river Goddess by putting diyas (floating lamps) in the river. Overnight at Haridwar (Breakfast)
RISHIKESH - Scenically located where the Ganges River comes down from the Himalayas, Rishikesh catapulted to Western fame when the Beatles dropped by for a visit to Maharishi Mahesh Yogi's ashram (now closed), and the town is still known as the World Capital of Yoga. Rishikesh is also the Gateway to the Himalayas. The Char Dham Yatra (Four Shrines Sacred Journey) ideally begins from Rishikesh. Sightseeing - Here we will visit Ram Jhula, Laxman Jhula, Triveni Ghat, Bharat Mandir, Swarg Ashram and Parmarth Niketan. Later in the evening return back to Haridwar and spend relaxing time in the hotel.
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Overnight at Haridwar (Breakfast)
After breakfast, drive back to Delhi. Upon arrival, check-in to the hotel. In the evening, you can visit to Akshardhan Temple or Laxmi Narayan Temple. Overnight at Delhi (Breakfast)
Delhi – Agra (220 kms drive) Sightseeing – After breakfast, check-out from the hotel and drive pass through India Gate, Parliament House, presidents house and proceed to visit Raj Ghat; the final resting place of Mahatma Gandhi, the father of the nation. Further visit to Jama Masjid; built by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan. It is one of the largest and best known mosques in India. Further, we will drive-pass through Chandni Chowk Market; Asia's largest wholesale market and Red Fort; a beautiful red sandstone fort built by the Mughals.
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Afternoon drive to Agra. Upon arrival, check-in to the hotel.
AGRA – Located at the bank of River Yamuna was known then as Akbarabād during Mughal Empire and remained the capital of the Mughal Empire under the Emperors till 1689. Overnight at Agra (Breakfast)
Early morning visit to Taj Mahal at sunrise. Taj Mahal; one of the new Seven Wonders of the World. Shah Jahan built this beautiful monument in the memory of his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal. It took 22 years and 20000 workers to complete this perfectly symmetrical monument. Later return back to the hotel and have your breakfast. Check-out from the hotel and visit to Agra Fort; also known as the Red Fort is a world heritage site listed by UNESCO. The red sandstone fort was converted into a palace during Shāh Jahān's time, and reworked extensively with marble and pietra dura inlay. After visiting Agra fort, spend some time in shopping souvenirs.
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Overnight at Jaipur (Breakfast)
JAIPUR – Named after its founder Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II was established on 18 November 1727. Jaipur is considered as the first planned city in the country. In 1878AD, Jaipur was painted with Pink color to welcome Prince Albert, consort of Queen Victoria and since then the city is also known as “Pink City”. Sightseeing – Early in the morning we will leave for an excursion to Amber City; the capital of Kachhwahas for six centuries before the foundation of Jaipur City. Ascend the Amber Fort with a traditional royal experience of Elephant ride. Within the Fort complex we will visit Sheesh Mahal, Diwan-e-Aam and Dowan-e-Khas. Later drive back to Pink City. En-route a short photo-shoot in-front the Jal Mahal, a small palace set in the middle of Man Sagar Lake. Afternoon visit to the City Palace, situated in the heart of the old city occupies about one seventh of the Old City. Within the City Palace we will visit Mubarak Mahal, Clock Tower and City Palace Museum, Later we will visit Jantar Mantar Observatory, built in 18th century by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh to study the movement of constellations and stars in the sky. The enormous sun dials still provides the accurate time. Before returning to your hotel, take pictures in-front the Hawa Mahal, ‘Palace of Winds’ a five storied semi-octagonal building having 152 windows was built in 1799 AD by Maharaja Pratap Singh for the royal ladies to enjoy the processions and other royal activities on the street.
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Delhi – Departure Check-out from the hotel and transfer to Delhi international airport to board the flight to onward journey.
|Destination||Premier Package||Deluxe Package||Standard Package|
|Delhi||Crowne Plaza||Premier Inn||Surya International|
|Haridwar||Haveli Hari Ganga||Country Inn & Suites||Lakshay Hotel|
|Agra||Hilton Hotel||Four Points By Sheraton||Karan Vilas|
|Jaipur||Country Inn & Suites||Peppermint Hotel||Nahargarh Haveli|