09 NIGHTS / 10 DAYS
Welcome to magical and historical country India. Imperial Voyages Tour Manager will meet you at airport and escort you to your hotel. The history of Delhi, the capital of India, goes back to 3000 years. Various rulers built eight successive cities in and around present-day Delhi. Few capitals in the world have as many monuments of which Delhi is justly proud. Delhi is a fascinating fusion of them all. The art and architecture reflect its ancient and multifaceted heritage.
Overnight stay in Delhi.
Post breakfast start Delhi sightseeing to explore historical and cultural part of Old and New Delhi. Start your day with old Delhi with Jama Masjid. This mosque completed in the year 1656 and made it the biggest mosque all over in India. Drive past or if you wish you may visit Red Fort. Walking tour of Chandani Chawk. One of the oldest and busiest markets in Old Delhi. Enjoy a Cycle Rickshaw Ride which takes you through the narrow streets of the old Delhi Market Chandni Chowk. Raj Ghat: the cremation site of Mahatma Gandhi who is remembered as the Father of Nation.
Afternoon continue Sightseeing of New Delhi
India Gate: The India Gate (originally the All-India War Memorial) stands as a memorial to 70,000 soldiers of the British Indian Army, who died in between 1914–1921 during the First World War.
Agrasen ki Baoli (ancient water reservoir)- This historical monument situated in the heart of city near Connaught Place. Agrasen ki Baoli is an ancient water reservoir which rises from the depths of the earth to stand atop 103 stone steps.
Humayun's Tomb –This first Mughul construction in such great size and known as first Taj mahal. This heritage site constructed for the Mughal emperor in the mid-16th century by his wife Haji Begum.
Overnight stay in Delhi.
After breakfast at hotel, proceed for Jaipur, upon arrival installation at hotel. Rest of the day free for independent activities or Visit Local animated Bazaar. Overnight stay at hotel.
After breakfast, proceed for full day city tour of Jaipur known as Pink City.
Hawa Mahal –
Hawa Mahal or Palace of the Winds, derives its name from its unique structure, a five-storied structure of pink sandstone. It was built Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh in 1799. The palace has 953 small windows intricately carved in sandstone. Hawa Mahal was built to provide a veiled vantage point for the royal women to observe the street processions and festivities without being seen by the public. Morning is the best light on the palace to have photo stop.
Amber Fort: One of the most majestic and magnificent Fort in North India located 11 km from the city. This Palace was constructed by Raja Man Singh in 1592 AD, later it was expanded and renovated by Raja Jai Sigh I. Amer Palace is the finest example of Indo-Islamic architecture. The Fort is perched on Aravalli hill, so to reach there, you may enjoy an Elephant/Jeep ride in Amber fort.
Observatory or Jantar Mantar:
in UNESCO's world heritage sites Jantar Mantar built by Raja Sawai Jai Singh in 1727-33 and is built out of stone and brass. It is a largest stone astronomical observatory in the world.
City Palace: City Palace was built by Sawai Jai Singh, the founder of Jaipur. The architectural style of City Place is a beautiful combination of Rajput, European and Mughal style. Built out of red and pink sandstone, this palace has vast courtyards surrounded by several arched smaller palaces.
Overnight at Jaipur:
After breakfast drive to Agra. En-route take a stop to visit Fatehpur Sikri.
Fatehpur Sikri: A city predominantly made of red sandstone, Fatehpur Sikri was founded in 16th century by Mughal Emperor Akbar in honor of the great Sufi saint Sheikh Salim Chishti. This Fort is enclosed by a 11 kms long fortification wall interspersed with numerous gateways and imperial Palace Complex. Now a UNESCO world heritage site and a famous tourist attraction, it is a fine example of Mughal architecture.
It is essentially a fortified city built by the king and had been the capital of his Empire for fifteen years.
Overnight stay Agra.
Breakfast at the Hotel.Morning drive from Delhi to Agra (205 Kms 5 Hrs) Agra - The ancient city once the capital of Mughal empire in the 16th and 17th century, depicting a gorgeous panorama of majestic architectural creations and a rich tradition of art and culture. Housing one of seven wonder's of the World, the marble symphony of Shah Jahan "The Taj Mahal" . Discover the dazzling creations of their craftsmen in other architectural marvels in Agra, the quintessential Mughal city. Arrive Agra and check-in at Hotel. Afternoon we will visit the Taj Mahal (Friday closed) - one of the Seven Wonders of the World built by Emperor Shah Jehan in memory of his beloved consort Mumtaz Mahal. This beautiful mausoleum took 22 years to complete with a work force of 20,000. Craftsmen and master builders came from all over Asia to join in the great work - from Baghdad, Shiraz, Delhi, Samarkand and Turkey. Also visit one of the important architectural monuments in Agra - The Agra Fort built by Emperor Akbar, the maze of courtyards; mosques and private chambers of the fort echo the story of the Mughal Empire.Overnight stay at the Hotel.
Early morning visit Taj Mahal during Sunrise: A sunrise visit to the Taj Mahal offers a unique and unforgettable experience, allowing you to witness the beauty of this iconic monument in the soft morning light. One of the seven wonders or symbol of love. The Taj Mahal is renowned for its unique Mughal architecture. It combines elements of Persian, Islamic, and Indian architectural styles. It is considered one of the most beautiful and recognizable structures in the world and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It was built by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan as a memorial for his third wife, Mumtaz Mahal. Constructed entirely out of white marble in the 17th century, it is among the finest edifices of Mughal architecture. As fuel-based vehicles are not permitted in the vicinity of Taj Mahal, you will head to Taj Mahal gate by a Battery-operated Bus. (Friday Closed).
After breakfast, visit Agra Fort– An architectural masterpiece, The Red Fort of Agra or Agra Fort was built by Emperor Akbar in 1573. One of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites, the fort was once the erstwhile residence of the Mughals until the year 1638 when the capital was shifted from Agra to Delhi. It is surrounded by a massive wall, which is about 2.5 kilometers long. Within the premises of the fort lie the most exquisite structures of the Mughals like the Pearl Mosque, Diwan-i I Khas, Diwan-I-am, Moti Masjid and Jahangir Mahal. The fort offers panoramic views of the Taj Mahal from certain vantage points, making it an excellent complement to a visit to the iconic monument.
After breakfast drive to Rishikesh. En-route take a stop Haridwar.
The city is known for its rich cultural and religious heritage. Haridwar is considered seventh holiest City for Hindus. Haridwar is an ancient pilgrimage site, held in reverence for centuries. Associated with both Lord Shiva and Lord Vishnu, Haridwar is among the seven sacred cities of India. Essentially a religious center which holds promise of salvation for devotees. Explore the city with local Guide and roam around Ganges.
Overnight stay in Rishikesh.
Rishikesh is situated on the banks of the holy river Ganges, which is considered sacred in Hinduism This city known as the "Yoga Capital of the World" and the "Gateway to the Garhwal Himalayas. The city is dotted with numerous ashrams, temples, and yoga centers where visitors can participate in yoga and meditation retreats, attend spiritual discourses, and learn various aspects of Hindu philosophy and spirituality.
Overnight stay in Rishikesh.
Here we can have morning and evening 2 Yoga session with yoga Guru.
Morning Yoga session at the hotel. After breakfast drive back to Delhi. On arrival in Delhi,