Day 01: ARRIVE DELHI BY: FLIGHT
Welcome to India- a country where hospitality is a way of life; to a culture steeped in tradition, a land where history lives in music and dance. You will be received at the airport in a traditional manner with garlands and proceed to your hotel.
Overnight at hotel in Delhi
DAY 02: DELHI –SHIMLA BY: FLIGHT (On S- - W,T,F,S)
Delhi – Shimla (Flight: Dep. 0610AM/Arr.0725AM)
Early morning drive to Delhi airport and board the flight to Shimla.
Get picked up from Shimla airport and get transferred by road to the Hotel. On arrival at Shimla transfer to hotel. Freshen-up followed by relaxed breakfast.
Later explore the town, visit Jakhoo temple, Advance studies, Christ Church and The Ridge. and drive to Kufri. It is at an altitude of 2500 meters and is a 2-hour drive from Shimla In the evening visit the mall road.
Jakhoo Temple is an ancient temple in Shimla, dedicated to Hindu deity, Hanuman. It is situated on Jakhoo Hill, 2.5 km /1.3 miles east from the Ridge, Shimla at a height of 2,455 m above sea level.
Advance studies, the building that houses the institute was originally built as a home for Lord Dufferin, Viceroy of India from 1884–1888 and was called the Viceregal Lodge. It housed all the subsequent viceroys and Governors general of India. It occupied Observatory Hill, one of the seven hills that Shimla is built upon.
Christ Church, Shimla, is the second oldest church in North India, after St John's Church in Meerut. It is a parish in the Diocese of Amritsar in the Church of North India. Its current incumbent is The Rev. Mushtaq Achher Malk, B.D., M.Th., whose ecclesiastical designation is presbyter-in-charge. Worship is conducted in Hindi and English.
The Ridge road is a large open space, located in the heart of Shimla, the capital city of Himachal Pradesh, India. The Ridge is the hub of all cultural activities of Shimla.
Kufri is a small hill station in Shimla district of Himachal Pradesh state in India. It is located 13 km from the state capital Shimla on the National Highway No.22. The name Kufri is derived from the word kufr meaning "lake" in the local language.
Mall Road is the main street in Shimla, the capital city of Himachal Pradesh, India. Constructed during British colonial rule, the Mall road is located a level below the ridge. The offices of Municipal Corporation, fire service, and police headquarters are located here. Automobiles, except emergency vehicles are not allowed on this road. For this reason, the locals — and tourists (including Indian and foreign) — are often found strolling on this road in the evenings.
Meals: Breakfast at hotel, lunch and dinner at restaurant.
Overnight stay at Hotel in Shimla.
Jakoo Temple Advanced Studies
Chirst Church The Ridge Road
DAY 03: SHIMLA AT LEISURE BY: SURFACE
Today after relaxed breakfast spend the rest of the day at leisure, probably exploring the area around the hotel. Evening explore the main market followed by dinner at a restaurant.
As the day falls, return to your hotel overnight stay.
Meals Breakfast at hotel, Lunch and dinner at restaurant in Shimla.
Overnight at hotel in Shimla
DAY 04: SHIMLA –DELHI BY: FLIGHT (On S- - W,T,F,S)
Delhi – Shimla (Flight: Dep. 0745AM/Arr.0850AM)
DELHI – AGRA BY: SURFACE(240Kms/4-5Hrs)
Early morning drive to Shimla airport and board the flight to Delhi. Arrive Delhi and transfer to restaurant for breakfast followed by drive to Agra (Approx. 240 Kms/ 4-5 hrs drive). Arrive and check-in at the hotel for lunch. Post lunch drive to Agra Fort followed by Taj Mahal sightseeing at sunset.
Agra Fort (Near the gardens of the Taj Mahal stands the important 16th-century Mughal monument known as the Red Fort of Agra. More often than not, the Agra Fort is overshadowed by the pristine beauty of the Taj, but for those looking for something beyond romance, the Agra Fort is worth seeing. Situated on the bank of river Yamuna, the Agra Fort today, stands as a citadel of the past that has witnessed centuries slip by).
Taj Mahal (Closed on Friday) - Someone rightly said, ‘see the Taj and die’ and the Taj certainly surpasses this thought. Described as the most spectacular monuments ever built for love, Taj Mahal is the Agra fascination and greatest pride of India. One of the legendary Indian poet -Rabindranath Tagore described its beauty as “a teardrop on the face of eternity”. It was built by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan as a memorial for his beloved wife, Mumtaz Mahal, who died after giving birth to their 14th child in 1631. Around 20,000 workers devoted day and night to construct this magnificent monument.
Taj Mahal proved to be the costliest tomb ever build on this earth. Specialists were brought in from Europe and other Asian counties to produce the exquisite marble screens and pietra dura made with the thousands of semi precious stones. It is said that Shah Jahan also wanted to built a black Taj Mahal as a tomb for himself on the opposite side if the river Yamuna. Locals guides are found saying that he want to portray his negative image, when his own son Aurangzeb threw his son into the jail, but sadly he could not afford his grandiose plans.
Post sightseeing drive back to Hotel for dinner.
Meals: Breakfast in Delhi, Lunch and Dinner at Hotel in Agra
Overnight stay at Hotel in Agra
Taj Mahal at Sunset
DAY: 05 Agra –Jaipur BY: SURAFCE (240Kms/4-5Hrs)
Morning after breakfast drive 40Kms/1.5Hrs to Fatehpur Sikri (enroute Jaipur).
Fatehpur Sikri is a small city in northern India, just west of Agra, founded by a 16th-century Mughal emperor. Red sandstone buildings cluster at its center. Buland Darwaza gate is the entrance to Jama Masjid mosque. Nearby is the marble Tomb of Salim Chishti. Diwan-E-Khas hall has a carved central pillar. Jodha Bais Palace is a mix of Hindu and Mughal styles, next to the 5-story Panch Mahal that overlooks the site.
Panch Mahal Fatehpur Sikri
Post sightseeing drive further 240Kms/5 Hrs approx. to Jaipur with en-route lunch at a restaurant. Arrive Jaipur and transfer to Hotel for dinner.
Meals: Breakfast at Hotel in Agra, En-route Lunch and Dinner at Hotel in Jaipur
Overnight stay at Hotel in Jaipur
DAY:06 Jaipur: Local Sightseeing BY: SURFACE
After breakfast, visit the world famous monuments of Jaipur.
Morning proceed to Amer fort. After seeing the fort walk down the fort.
Then proceed to visit Hawa Mahal(Wind Palace) which is the best-known landmark of Jaipur. In the heart of the city is situated the City Palace, a blend of Rajasthani and Mughal architecture. The place is now a museum except for one section where the erstwhile royal family still lives. Jantar Mantar i(Scientific Observatory) is only one of the five observatories constructed by Jai Singh to whom the city owes its name. Central Museum has a large collection of costumes, woodwork, brassware, jewelry, and pottery. The hilltop forts of Nahargarh, Jaigarh, and Amber constitute the real Rajputana legacy. The Maota Lake offers a breathtaking reflection of the magnificent Amber Fort-Palace.
Amber fort complex stands amidst wooded hills. One of the finest examples of Rajput/Mughal architecture. Built in 16th century it stands as a testament reflecting the glory of the fierce Kachawaha Dynasty that ruled over the region from 12th to the 18th century. The Amber Fort set in picturesque and rugged hills is a fascinating blend of Hindu and Mughal architecture.
Constructed by Raja Man Singh I in 1592 and completed by Sawai Jai Singh I the fort is made in red sand stone and white marble. The rugged forbidding exterior belies an inner paradise with a beautiful fusion of art and architecture. Amber is the classic and romantic fort- palace with a magnificent aura. The interior wall of the palace depicts expressive painting scenes with carvings, precious stones and mirror settings. In the foreground is the Maota Lake providing a breathtaking look. Built mainly for the warring enemies as a safe place, the heavily structured walls could defend the residents within the ramparts of the fort.
Meals: Breakfast at hotel, Lunch at a restaurant and Dinner at the Hotel
Overnight at hotel in Jaipur
Hawa Mahal Amer Fort
The City Palace
DAY 07: JAIPUR – DELHI BY: SURFACE (270KMS/5-6Hrs)
Early morning after breakfast drive 270Kms/6Hrs approx to Delhi with en-route lunch. Arrive Delhi then proceed to visit India Gate and drive pass President House and Parliament.
Post dinner transfer to New Delhi International Airport and board the flight to further destination.
Meals: Breakfast at Hotel in Jaipur, En-route Lunch, Dinner at restaurant in Delhi.
Days : 7 | Nights : 6