Day 1: Delhi City Tour and Drive to Agra (L)
Pickup from Delhi/Airport in Delhi at 9am and proceed to City tour of Delhi.
In New Delhi, visit the 11th centuryQutab Minar Tower,built by Qutub-ud-din Aibek of the Slave Dynastie, who took possession of Delhi in 1206. The India Gate, a memorial raised in honor of the Indian soldiers martyred during the Afghan war and drive past the grand government buildings the Presidents House and Parliament House all dating back to the time of British Raj.
Early evening, the drive to Agra will take approx 3-hours via the express way.
Overnight:Four Point by Sheraton or similar
Day 2: Agra City Tour and drive to Jaipur - 149 mi/240 km (B,L)
6am at sunrise, the magnificent Taj Mahal (Closed on every Friday) one of the Seven Wonders of the World and 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. It's a wealth of white marble and semi-precious stone - undoubtedly the highlight of the tour.
After breakfast visit Agra Fort, this powerful fortress of red sandstone encompasses, within its 2.5-km-long enclosure walls, the imperial city of the Mughal rulers. It comprises many fairy-tale palaces, such as the Jahangir Palace and the Khas Mahal, built by Shah Jahan; audience halls, such as the Diwan-i-Khas; and two very beautiful mosques.
Then enjoy free exploring the local handicrafts and shopping centers of the city where one can look for marble inlay work, fine quality carpets, Zari and embroidery, leather goods etc.
After lunch drive takes us to the old walled city of Jaipur Founded by Maharaja Jai Singh II, this pink city is meticulously constructed on the lines of the Shilpa Shastra, an ancient Hindu treatise on architecture. The palaces and forts of yesteryear, which were witnesses to the royal processions and splendors, are now living monuments.
Overnight:Ramada or similar
Day 3: Jaipur City Tour and drive to Delhi (B,L)
8am -After breakfast check-out and visit the imposingAmber Fort. This used to be the capital of the Kachhwaha clan until Jaipur was made the official capital in 1727. See Hawa Mahal, built in 1799 by Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh, which is the most stunning sight in the city of Jaipur.
After lunch we visitCity Palace, the principle residence of the ruling family and is known for its stunning architecture. Part of it now converted into a magnificent museum. Jantar Mantar, a stone observatory raised in the 18th century.
If time permits, visit a cottage industry specializing in hand-woven carpets and textiles. Witness how silk carpets are handmade
Evening transfer to Delhi. On arrival, you'll be dropped off at your hotel or the airport