Day 01 / Arrival Delhi
Arrive Delhi, meet assist at the airport & transfer to hotel.
Night stay in Delhi.
Day 02 / Delhi
After breakfast proceed for sightseeing tour of Old & New
OLD DELHI - A sight-seeing tour of Old Delhi would entail visiting
the Raj Ghat - the memorial site where Mahatma Gandhi was cremated;
Jama Masjid - the largest mosque in India.
NEW DELHI - An extensive sight-seeing tour of New Delhi would
include a visit to the Humayun's Tomb, the Qutub Minar, a drive
along the ceremonial avenue - Rajpath, past the imposing India
Gate, Parliament House, the President's Residence and would end
with a drive through the Diplomatic Enclave. Night stay in Delhi.
Day 03 / Delhi - Agra ( By superfast air-conditioned train Dep
0615 Hrs Arr 0815 Hrs )
Early morning pick up from hotel & transfer to railway station
to board the superfast air-conditioned train to Agra. Breakfast
in the train. Arrive Agra in approx. 02 hours & transfer
to hotel. Later visit the Agra fort - the rusty and majestic
red-sandstone fort of Agra 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 alcoveof 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. Also visit Sikandra,the former capital of Lodi dynasty,
was named after the Afghan ruler Sikander Lodi.
The city of Sikandra, located at about 12 km from Agra, houses
the tomb of Mughul Emperor Akbar. The design and construction
of the tomb was started by Akbar himself and subsequently completed
by his son Jehangir.
The shape of the tomb is a truncated pyramid with five storeys.
The first four storeys were constructed with red sandstone and
the fifth one with white marble. The white marble storey comprises
a false tomb of Emperor Akbar. The real tomb of Akbar is located
in a crypt right below the false tomb.
Evening explore rich handicraft markets of Agra. Night stay in
Day 04 / Agra - Jaipur ( By road Approx 5 Hrs. drive ) enroute
visiting Fatehpur Sikri
Early morning at sunrise visit the magnificient Taj Mahal - -
one of the seven wonders of the world surely the most extravagant
expression of love ever created. 20,000 men laboured for over
17 years to build this memorial to Shah Jahan's beloved wife.
Later come back to hotel and after breakfast drive to Jaipur-the
fabled “pink city” of the desert named after Jai
Singh, the former Maharaja of Jaipur. This is the only city in
the world symbolizing the nine divisions of the universe through
the nine rectangular sectors subdividing it. The palaces and
forts of the yesteryears, which were witnesses to the royal processions
and splendours are now living monuments enroute visiting Fatehpur
Sikri-a perfectly preserved red sandstone “ghost town" which
was the estranged capital of mughal emperor Akbar, built in 1569
and deserted when its water supply failed. Arrive Jaipur in late
evening & transfer to hotel. Night stay in Jaipur.
Day 05 / Jaipur
After a relaxed breakfast proceed for a morning excursion to
Amber Fort. Elephant ride ascent to the fort.
AMBER FORT PALACE - Amber is the classic romantic Rajasthani
fort palace. Its construction was started by Man Singh I in 1592,
and completed by his descendent Jai Singh I. Its forbidding exterior
belies an inner paradise where a beautiful fusion of Mughal and
Hindu styles finds it's ultimate expression. Continue sight-seeing.
CITY PALACE - A delightful blend of Mughal and traditional Rajasthani
architecture, the City Palace sprawls over one-seventh of the
area in the walled city. It houses the Chandra Mahal, Shri Govind
Dev Temple and the City Palace Museum.
JANTAR MANTAR - This is the largest and the best preserved of
the five observatories built by Jai Singh II in different parts
of the country. This observatory consisting of outsized astronomical
instruments is still in use.
HAWA MAHAL - The ornamental facade of this "Palace of Winds" is
a prominent landmark in Jaipur. Their five-storey structures
of sandstone plastered pink encrusted with fine trelliswork and
elaborate balconies. The palace has 953 niches and windows. Built
in 1799 by Pratap Singh, the Mahal was a royal grandstand for
the palace women.
Day 06 / Jaipur - Delhi ( By air-conditioned train Dep 1745 Hrs
Arr 2230 Hrs )
After breakfast visit JAIGARH FORT - The Western skyline is dominated
by the extensive parkotas (Walls), watch-towers and gateways
of Jaigarh. It is one of the few military structures of medieval
India preserved almost intact containing palaces, gardens, open
and covered reservoirs, a grannary, an armoury, a well planned
cannon foundry, several temples, a tall tower and a giant mounted
cannon the Jai Ban the largest in the Country.
LAXMI NARAYAN TEMPLE - Situated in the south of Jaipur, Laxmi
Narayan Temple is one of the many such temples built by wealthy
Birla family in India, thus it is also known as Birla Mandir.
The temple is a great reminder of the secular traditions India
has shown over the centuries. The temple has been constructed
in white marble and has three domes, each portraying the different
approaches to religion. The temple is situated at the foot of
Moti Doongri Fort, converted as a small palace by Ram Singh II
for his wife Gayatri Devi.
ALBERT HALL MUSEUM - It is one of the ancient most and also popular
museums of the city. Albert Hall Museum has its location in Ramnivas
Gardens, a famous tourist spot of Jaipur . There are several
reasons for which this Albert Hall Museum could be applauded.
It is a treasure house of unusual and striking items. Design
of the building itself is exquisite. The colossal structure,
the exquisite architectural splendor still breathes the sighs
of history. Being built following the Indo-Sarcenic style of
architecture, it is full of numerous towers, courtyards and archways.
Thus this Albert Hall Museum stands as a paradigm of rich heritage
of culture of the country.
The Albert Hall Museum, Jaipur is embellished with its numerous
miniature paintings. These wonderful paintings have the belonging
to various schools of paintings like Udaipur, Jaipur, Bundi,
Kishangarh and Kota. Majestic portraits of royal Jaipur kings
also find place in this museum. They are placed on the 1st floor
of Central (Albert Hall) Museum. This adds fervor to this museum`s
magnanimity. Amongst other precious artworks including its huge
jewelry collection, metal artworks, carving deserve mentioning.
Also several brass articles are found which are the proofs of
expertise of craftsmen. Evening transfer to railway station to
board the air conditioned train to Delhi, Dinner in the train.
Arrive Delhi & transfer to hotel. Night stay in Delhi.
Day 07 / Delhi - Bagdogra ( By flight ) Bagdogra - Darjeeling
( By road )
Arrive Bagdogra and transfer to Darjeeling ( 94 Kms/3hrs), Night
stay in Darjeeling.
Day 08 / Darjeeling
Early morning start for Trigger hill to watch the spectacular
sunrise and its amazing effects on the Mt. Kanchendzo- nga (world
3rd highest). Visit Ghoom Monastery and Natasha Loop War Memorial
while returning to the hotel. Breakfast at hotel followed by
full day local sightseeing covering Padmajan. Zoological Garden,
Himalayan Mountaineering Institute , Tibetan Refugee Self-help
Center and visit to the all and Local Market (City Life). Enjoy
the Historical Toy joy ride provided the train is running for
the day. Night stay in Darjeeling.
Day 09 / Darjeeling - Bagdogra (By road)
Bagdogra - Delhi (By flight ) - Departure
Transfer to Bagdogra Airport (94 Kms/3hrs), to board the onward
» 08 Nights accomodation as per the itinerary with daily breakfast .
» All three meals ( breakfast , lunch & dinner ) at the time of staying
» All transfers, sightseeing, excursion as per the itinerary by exclusive
airconditioned car ( Except in Darjeeling where Non air-conditioned vehicle shall
be provided as air-conditioned does not work due to high altitude ).
» Local English speaking guides.
» Elephant ride in Jaipur. ( subject to availability )
» Train tickets from Delhi - Agra & Jaipur - Delhi by air-conditioned
» Historical Toy train ride in Darjeeling.
» All taxes, driver allowances, permit, parking , fuel charges.
» Entrance fee to monuments.
» Cost of personal nature like camera fee, tips, laundry, porterege.
» Any airfare.
» Any item not mentioned in cost includes.