|Delhi||Bloom Boutique / Rockland CR Park or similar|
|Agra||The Retreat / PL Palace Agra or similar|
|Jaipur||Park Ocean/ Vesta International or similar|
|Delhi||Welcomhotel Dwarka /Hyatt Centric or similar|
|Agra||Crystal Sarovar Premiere / Radisson Agra|
|Jaipur||Golden Tulip Jaipur/ Ramada by Wyndham Jaipur|
Special Diwali Tour with Taj Mahal: A 05-night journey to India’s most popular tourist circuit will bring you one step closer to exploring India.
Arrive Delhi and check-in to your hotel. Standard check-in time: 1400 hrs.
Meet with your tour manager and guide in the hotel lobby & then start Old Delhi tour at 1500 hrs.
Start the tour by visiting memorial of Mahatma Gandhi ‘Raj Ghat’ & then visit Jama Masjid (one of India’s biggest mosques). A rickshaw-ride through the narrowest lanes of Chandni Chowk (Old Delhi) will entice you, surprise you & might intimidate you, but for sure, these chaotic streets will give you an experience of a lifetime.
Cruise on your rickshaw through many small lanes, such as silver market, book market, wedding market etc. Your rickshaw will come at a halt in ‘Khari Baoli’ – spice market, and then have a walk around in the area. Return to your vehicle by rickshaw-ride & then drive past the majestic Red Fort- where Indian PM unfurls the flag every 15th August (Independence Day) & addresses the nation.
Transfer to your hotel at the end of the tour & overnight.
Post breakfast, proceed for New Delhi’s tour.
Start the tour with visit of Qutub Minar – tallest stone minaret in India then visit a local co-operative society showcasing Kashmiri Arts & Crafts. Later visit to a Sikh Temple ‘Bangla Sahib’. Then drive past major govt. buildings such as Presidents Palace, Parliament House, India Gate circle.
Continuing with the tour visit Humayun’s Tomb – The tomb that inspired Taj Mahal, Lotus Temple- built in the shape of a lotus flower and is the last of seven Major Bahai’s temples built around the world.
Return back to hotel, overnight.
Post breakfast, checkout from hotel and drive to Agra (200kms,4 hrs). On arrival check- in at hotel.
Later head for the sightseeing of Agra covering places like Agra Fort an exemplary example of Mughal architecture and Marble workshop – a place to witness the unusual Marble Inlay work done on Taj Mahal.
Return to hotel, dinner and overnight.
Mohabbat The Taj (Kalakriti Theatre) :- Spend your evening enjoying the amazing ‘Mohabbat The Taj’ show that depicts the romantic love story of Emperor Shahjahan and his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal in the famous theatre Kalakriti Cultural and Convention Center.
Early morning proceed to visit Taj Mahal a stunning sunrise visit allows us to see the morning light reflect off this immense marble mausoleum, built between 1631 and 1648 by the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his favourite wife. Return to hotel for breakfast.
Post breakfast checkout from hotel and drive to Jaipur (250kms,5-6 hrs). En route Lunch in Heritage hotel.
On arrival at Jaipur, check-in & overnight at hotel.
Breakfast at hotel. Proceed for sightseeing of Jaipur
We start with Amber Fort. Jeep ride uphill & downhill at the fort. Nostalgic Amber Fort, near Jaipur in Rajasthan, is one of the most well-known and most-visited forts in India. During downhill, visit a very heritage structure – Panna-Meena ka kund, which is a square-shaped stepwell, with adjoining stairs on all four sides and a room on the northern wall.
We will make our way back to the city, en-route we will stop at Jal Mahal, Possibly the most serene sight amidst the chaos of Jaipur is the beautiful Jal Mahal Jaipur, the Water Palace. Short stops at the Jewel & Carpet Workshops in Jaipur are must to witness how the local artisans create marvels from raw materials.
Later in the second half of the day, visit Jantar Mantar, a large grassy enclosure containing eighteen huge stone astronomical measuring devices constructed between 1728 and 1734. City Palace, originally built by Jai Singh in the 1720s and having lost none of its original pomp and splendour. Before you start exploring the local markets, stop for photography at the one world’s most famous façade Hawa Mahal. Some free time to explore local markets of Jaipur.
Evening special Diwali dinner in local restaurant
Return to hotel & overnight.
Breakfast at hotel. Later checkout and drive to Delhi (270Kms/5-6 hrs).
Upon arrival, transfer to Delhi airport as per flight time for onward destination or home.