This Classical journey offers you glimpses of North India. Delhi, Agra and Jaipur form the traditional tour of a basic trip to India what is commonly called "Golden Triangle". These cities offer the guest an insight into the multi-faceted face of India. The tour of course includes visits at sunset to the magnificent Taj Mahal. In Jaipur, an elephant ride up the Amber Fort relives the yester years of the desert kingdoms. Along the way the guests can shop to their hearts delight for luxurious silk Kashmir carpets, precious and semi-precious stone jewellery, marble inlay work and much more. This tour is designed to give a first time visitor the very best India has to offer in the short time they are here.
Day 01 Arrive in Delhi
Arrive Delhi's Indira Gandhi International Airport. Meet & Greet at the airport by Scat Travel's representatives. Escorted transfer to your hotel by air-conditioned vehicle.
Delhi stands as the capital of Modern India. Here you can see the mingling of the Old and New India, the ancient and the modern. Delhi is made up of seven ancient cities, spanning the period from the 11th to 20th centuries. Delhi has seen the rise and fall of many emperors, which have left behind a plethora of monuments that commemorate the grandeur and glory of bygone ages.
Day 02 Old & New Delhi
After Breakfast Proceed to the Old Delhi. The ancient walled city. Mughal Emperor Shah Jehan in 1650 switched the Mughal capital from Agra to Delhi. Here you will see Red Fort, the most opulent Fort and Palace of the Mughal Empire. The fort is Shah Jehan's symbol of power and elegance, built with red sandstone walls. Also we visit Raj Ghat, the memorial site of the Mahatma Gandhi, Jama Masjid, the largest mosque in India.
New Delhi was designed and built by the British in the 1920's-it's a city of wide boulevards impressive Government buildings, green parks and gardens. In 1911 King George V announced the transfer of the capital from Calcutta to Delhi. Your drive takes you along the ceremonial avenue, past the imposing India Gate and Parliament House & President House. You will visit the monuments Humayun's Tomb and Qutub Minar. Overnight stay.
Day 03 Delhi - Agra 200 kms /4-½ hrs
Today morning drive to Agra. Later visit to Agra Fort - built by the great Emperor Akbar in 1565 A.D., the fort is a masterpiece of design and construction. Within the fort are a number of exquisite buildings, including the Moti Masjid, Diwane-I-Am, Diwane-I-Khas and Musamman Burj, where the Emperor Shah Jahan died in imprisonment, besides Jahangir's Palace, Khaas Mahal and the Sheesh Mahal. Itmad-ud-Daulah built by Empress Noor Jehan in the memory of Her Father.
Taj Mahal 7 wonder of the world
Enjoy the Magnificent Taj Mahal - The Monument of Love in the warm glow of Sunset, which was built in 1630 by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan as a tomb for his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal. Construction of the Taj Mahal began in 1631, and is believed to have taken 18 years to complete, with over 20,000 craftsmen working around the clock. The design and construction is said to be that of the legendary architect, Ustad Ahamad Lahori. Legend has it that once construction was completed, Shah Jehan had Lahori's hands cut off, and blinded, so he would never be able to duplicate the structure. Its marble exterior reflects rose and golden tints at sunrise and sunset, while it is dazzling white during the day. It is impossible to visualize the Taj Mahal in any surrounding others than its paradoxical garden. Paradise, As you drive through the city witness the local life and bazaars (markets) and the hustle bustle of everyday India. Agra is famous for Marble Items.
Day 04 Agra -Jaipur 232 kms / 5 hrs
After breakfast proceed to Jaipur. On the way you will visit Fatehpur Sikri - the deserted red sandstone city that was built by Emperor Akbar as his capital. Ponder the mysterious desertion of this capital city that was dramatically abandoned a few years after it was built. It was a veritable fairy tale city and its 'ruins' are still in a pristine condition. It is not hard to imagine what the court life must have been like in the days of its grandeur of Shah Jehan, mastermind of the unforgettable Taj Mahal. Upon arrive check in Hotel. Overnight stay.
Day 05 Jaipur City Tour
After early breakfast, Journey back in time at deserted 17th century fortress of Amber Fort. 11 Kms. from Jaipur, Amber Fort is a marvelous example of Rajput architecture with its terraces and ramparts reflected in the Maota Lake below. Go up the fort on the back of a gaily-caparisoned elephant true to the style of the Maharajas of the past. The interiors of the fort have various royal halls decorated with intricate ivory, mirror and glasswork complemented by exquisite wall paintings. Afternoon venture back into the city tour: Visit the City Palace Museum where you can see an imposing blend of traditional Rajasthani and Mughal Art. The museum is resplendent with its collection of robes of royal princes, carpets, an armory of old weapons, miniature paintings portraying court scenes, battle scenes and processions.
Also visit the awe inspiring Jantar Mantar (an accurate observatory built in 1726 AD). Also included is a photo visit at the Hawa Mahal (Palace of Winds).
Day 06 Jaipur - Delhi 260 kms / 5 hrs
After breakfast drive to Delhi. Say good-bye to this fascinating Land with sweet and memorable memories. Transfer to Indira Gandhi International airport to board the for onward Destination/ Hometown.
Inclusion & Highlights
* " 05 Nights air conditioned first class hotel s with private bath and shower.
* Inclusive of all Hotel Taxes.
Daily full Buffet Breakfast at hotel restaurant.
Inclusive of Taxes.
All transfers by Air conditioned car.
* All Sight seeing and excursions by Air conditioned car.
* Services of Local English Speaking Guides.
* All State taxes & Parking Charges.
* All monument entry fees wherever applicable.
* Drives pass though the Raisina Hill Rajpath.
* Stand in front of Taj Mahal.
* Visit Ghost City of Fatehpur Sikri.
* Travel by brightly caparisoned Elephant to Jaipur’s Amber Fort.
* Price Excludes
Video & Still Camera, Laundry, Insurance, Tips, Hard drinks, Beer, Telephone Calls and Expenses like Personal Nature