1DAY 01 ARRIVAL IN DELHI INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT - TRANSFER TO HOTEL
Our friendly representative will be at the Delhi International airport to greet you as soon as you enter the arrivals area and you will be driven to your hotel in comfort and safety. Delhi is known for its rich and diverse cultures, history and heritage is the ideal place to explore the pulse of India and its people. (Hotel Booked by Yolo India Tours). Overnight stay in Delhi.
2DAY 02 EXPLORE OLD AND NEW DELHI
The morning begins with a refreshing and delicious breakfast at your hotel. Later you will meet your local guide and start your HERITAGE WALKING TOUR OF OLD DELHI. This tour is a combination of heritage and culture with walking and cycle rickshaw (Pedicab). First, you will visit JAMA MOSQUE -the largest mosque in India. In continuation, we take a Rickshaw ride (Pedicabs) through the 300 years old CHANDNI CHOWK BAZAAR to explore the historical lanes of Old Delhi. We will also visit KHARI BAWLI- Asia's largest spice market. At the end of the rickshaw ride, we move on to RAJ GHAT, the memorial of father of the Gandhi. It is a peaceful place with beautiful gardens and this will mark the end of our HERITAGE WALKING TOUR OF OLD DELHI. Later we head to BRITISH DELHI (New Delhi), drive past the official home of the President of India (Rashtrapati Bhavan) and India's highest legislative body the parliament building. Also, visit the Iconic INDIA GATE memorial to 90,000 Indian soldiers who died during World War. Visit Gurudwara Bangla Sahib and Gandhi Smriti if time allows. In the evening VISIT LOCAL FAMILY HOME for a real cultural experience. You will be welcomed by the local family to their house where you will learn about their lifestyle, culture, and food. This is the best way to connect with locals. You will learn about the Indian spices, marriages, making chai tea, and participating in cooking dinner with your host. In the end, enjoy dinner with the family. Overnight stay in Delhi.
3DAY 03 DELHI- AGRA VIA EXPRESS HIGHWAY (220 KMS / 04 HOURS DRIVE)
After eating a hearty breakfast you will be taken to the former capital of the great Mughal Empire Agra. Magnificent and historic buildings along with the impressive sandstone Red Fort and without doubt the “crown of palaces” the white-marbled Taj Mahal are all prized features of this city. We check into our hotel for a short break and in the afternoon take a guided tour of Agra. First, visit the long-awaited trip to an Indian and world-famous landmark and the most popularly known building on earth and what must certainly be the greatest demonstration of love ever built – the Taj Mahal. This wonder of the world was constructed by Emperor Shah Jahan to memorialize his beloved wife Mumtaz and as a sign of his eternal love to her. It was built of marble and was decorated with some of the most precious stones and took 20,000 men for labor and some 22 years to build at a cost of about 3 million rupees then, which is about $70 million today. You will also visit the mammoth Red Fort of Agra which was constructed by Emperor Akbar on the Yumana riverbanks with red sandstone and was then elaborated by his grandson Shah Jahan, in white marble. Red Fort, a former city, housing mosques, palaces, and halls all surrounded by walls 20m high is a UNESCO World Heritage site. Overnight stay in Agra.
4DAY 04 AGRA-09th CENTURY STEPWELL-JAIPUR (280 KMS/ 05-06 HOURS DRIVE)
After a leisurely breakfast drive to Pink City Jaipur. En route, we make a stop to visit FATEHPUR SIKRI the deserted ghost city. Once the capital of Mughals for 10 years was built by Mughal Emperor Akbar the Great in the 16th century. You will also visit 09TH CENTURY STEP WELL ABHANERI. Before arriving in Jaipur we will stop for an OFFBEAT EXPERIENCE. We will visit a rural village located near the sand dunes. Arrive and take a camel cart ride to the dunes to enjoy the mesmerizing sunset view over the dunes. Here you will also enjoy a camel ride. Later we will take a small walk to the village to see the local lifestyle. We will end this experience with a visit to a small palace now converted into a Heritage hotel belonging to the Royal family here you will enjoy Traditional Rajasthani Meals in a traditional dining setting. Continue drive to Jaipur. Upon arrival check-in at your hotel. Overnight stay in Jaipur.
5DAY 05 PINK CITY FORTS AND PALACES TOUR
Today you go out all day on an excursion, AMBER FORT, 11 km outside of Jaipur and the former medieval capital, built by Raja Man Singh the commander of Rajput Akbar army in 1592. This landmark is a splendid representation of Rajput architecture. Enjoy your drive up to the fort passing through some of the oldest houses and temples of the old city. After that thrilling ride, you'll steady your feet and be awestruck by the marvelous sight before you, marble palaces, mosaics, paintings, mirror works, carvings, mural walls, and engravings. When touring the Amber Fort, don't forget to visit the 17th-century SHEESH MAHAL (Hall of Mirrors), a chamber decorated with an array of mirrors on the walls and ceiling. THE ZENANA COURTYARD is a place you must see. It is a private women's residence designed with one corridor but different rooms so that the Maharaja (King) could visit the wife or concubines of his choice, at his pleasure without the others knowing. After visiting the Amber Fort, we return to the city, en-route stopping for a picture at JAL MAHAL (Water Palace), a five-story high palace located in the middle of Man Sagar Lake. The four-floor stay under the water it is only the fifth floor which is visible. Your next visit is the glorious CITY PALACE- when you visit you get a feel for the wealth of the Jaipur royal family one of the richest in India. for a beautiful display of intricate craftsmanship see the superb peacock gate which shows off spectacular and bright peacock images at the entrance that will make you go WOW ! Visit one of the best museums in India with an art gallery and exhibits of royal costumes and medieval Indian armaments.
Admire an exclusive collection of regal costumes and marvelous shawls like the pashmina. In the middle of the place, the complex stands a pink and white marble-paved gallery where the Maharaja conferred with their ministers called the Diwan-I-Khas (hall of private audience). It is here that you will find what is considered to be the biggest silver object on earth; these are two mammoth silver vessels 1.6 m tall. Afterward, you visit JANTAR MANTAR a gigantic solar observatory with a brilliant display of Indian architecture that shows the scientific expertise that existed in medieval India.
It is made up of some 14 most important geometric devices which track the location of stars, measure time, predict eclipses, as well as earth orbit around the sun. It will be a surprise to you when you see that these instruments which the ancient people made of stone can carry out the same measurements of time and the sun's movements as our modern-day technology. Drive past HAWA MAHAL (Wind Palace) The rest of the day will be at your leisure or if you visit some more places than we suggest to visit Monkey temple. Overnight stay in Jaipur.
6DAY 06 JAIPUR-DELHI (280 KMS / 05-06 HOURS DRIVE)
After breakfast, drive to Delhi airport to catch a flight for your onward journey. Our tour will end at Delhi airport by 17.00 hrs.