Forts and Palaces

Forts and Palaces
Nights : 07 Nights/ 08 Days
Arival : Delhi
Departure : Delhi
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Number of Days   Itinerary Deails
Day 01 / Arrival Delhi : On Arrival, our representative will welcome you at the airport & transfer to hotel. Overnight in Delhi
Day 02 / Delhi : After breakfast proceed for sightseeing tour of Old & New Delhi : DELHI, the capital of kingdoms and empires is now a sprawling metropolis with a fascinating blend of the past and the present. Delhi is a perfect introduction to the composite culture of an ancient land and a window to the kaleidoscope - that is India. Old Delhi -The tour will begin with a visit to Raj Ghat- the memorial site where Mahatma Gandhi was cremated; It is left open to the sky while an eternal flame burns perpetually at one end.Jama Masjid - the largest mosque in India. It's also known as ‘Masjid-i-Jahan Numa’,‘Jahan' means ‘World’ and Numa means ‘Visible’. Its courtyard has a capacity to hold nearly 25,000 worshippers. New Delhi would include a visit to the Humayun's Tomb- The tomb of the Mughal emperor Humayun reflects the traditional Islamic style of architecture-with a bulbous dome, geometric patterns, high arches, spire, lattice stone windows, geometric proportions. the Qutub Minar, a drive along the ceremonial avenue- Rajpath, pastthe imposing India Gate, Parliament House, the President's Residence, Lotus temple and would end with a drive through the Diplomatic Enclave. Overnight in Delhi .
Day 03 / Delhi - Mukundgarh ( By road ) : Morning leave Delhi & drive to Mukundgarh. Visit the region of Shekhavati - The typical havelis in Shekhawati consist of two courtyards, an outer one for the men which serves as an extended threshold and the inner one, the domain of the women. The biggest ones sometimes had three or four courtyards and two to three stories high. Shekhawati is a region and not just a town or fort; it takes its name after its ruler Rao Shekha. Shekhawati means the garden of Shekha. In the Shekhawati region, there are also forts, minor castles, mosques, wells called baolis and chattris to discover.Nawalgarh - founded in 1737 by Nawal Singh. Has some of the best preserved havelis and It is part of the Shekhawati region.Mandawa - founded in the 18th century. Busy little market. It is the town which has been the more exposed to tourism. Dundlod - a tiny village around 8 km from Nawalgarh. It is famous for its fort and havelis. Its fort, now converted into a hotel, dates back to 1750. Overnight in Mukundgarh.
Day 04 / Mukundgarh - Jaipur ( By road ) : After breakfast leave Mukundgarh & drive to Jaipur. Arrival in Jaipur and check into the hotel. Evening at leisure or relax at hotel. Overnight in Jaipur.
Day 05 / Jaipur : Morning proceed for sightseeing of Jaipur visiting the majestic Amber Fort-located in Amber 11 km from Jaipur, It is set on the dry wrinkled Aravali Hills, and surrounded by fortified battlements. Ride up on Elephants to the former capital of the royals set against the backdrop of the wooded hills.

City Palace which is a blend of Rajasthani and Mughal architecture. Sawai Maharaja Jai Singh, who founded Jaipur and also laid the foundation of the City Palace . The City Palace has projecting balconies, arches and the entrances. The palace covers one-seventh of the area in Jaipur. The City Palace also has a museum with an exclusive collection of Rajasthani costumes, miniature paintings, carpets and royal paraphernalia Later visit Hawa Mahal- Constructed in 1799.It is the most sensational monument in the city of Jaipur.Hawa mahal ( Palace of Winds) from which the royal ladies, confined to their quarters, could sneak views of the outside world.The palace has 953 niches and windows. This five-story, pyramid-shaped structure ismade up of small casements, each with tiny windows and arched roofs, beautifully modeled and carved. There is a total lack of ornamentation on the inner face of the building. The chambers are plain and more mass of pillars and passages leading to the top storey.

Evening enjoy dinner at Chokhi dani (an ethnic village resort) where you will have an idea of the village life of Rajasthan here you will also enjoy various traditional Rajasthani dances, puppet show and various other interesting activities. Overnight in Jaipur.
Day 06 / Jaipur - Agra ( By road ) : Morning leave Jaipur & drive to Agra enroute visiting Fatehpur Sikri.- The deserted city Fatehpur Sikri was the capital of the Mughal Empire between 1570 and 1585.It was founded by the Mughal emperor Akbar to honor the Muslim saint Shaikh Salim Chishti, who had foretold the birth of Akbar's son and heir, Jahangir. Fatehpur Sikri stands untouched and perfectly preserved; a complete medieval fortress of red sandstone, with vast central squares, exquisitely carved multi-tiered pavilions, cool terraces and formal gardens. It ia s a masterpiece of Muslim architecture. It is a 25 miles (40km) west of Agra. After visit the graceful buildings within this city are Salim Chisti's Tomb, Jama Masjid and Panch Mahal. Arrive Agra & transfer to hotel. Later visit Agra Fort-. Agra Fort -Built by the famed Mughal emperor Akbar in 1565 AD, the fort is predominantly of red sandstone. Ensconced within is the picture perfect Pearl Mosque, which is a major tourist attraction. stands on the banks of the river Yamuna and the construction was started by Emperor Akbar in 1566. At the Diwan-I-Am (hall of public audience), a colonnaded hall of red-sandstone with a throne alcove of inlaid marble at the back, the Emperor heard public petitions. At the Diwan-I-Khas (hall of private audience) where marble pavilions with floral inlays lend an ethereal ambience, the Emperor sat on his gem-studded Peacock Throne and met foreign ambassadors and rulers of friendly kingdoms. Overnight in Agra .
Day 07 / Agra - Delhi ( By road ) : Early morning at sunrise visit the Taj Mahal -It is a White marble memorial (seven wonders of the world )Built by Shah Jahan to his beautiful wife Mumtaz Mahal.Little needs to be said about this architectural wonder which is always the soul raison-de-etre for every tourist's visit to Agra., This monument took 22 years, 20,000 men laboured over to complete and designed it. It is 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. Later leave from Agra & drive to Delhi. Arrival in Delhi and check into the hotel. Overnight in Delhi.
Day 08 / Departure : Morning transfer to the airport to board flight back home with sweet memories.
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