Festival of Lights

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Festival of Lights

Trip Highlights :- Delhi / Jaipur / Fatehpur Sikri / Agra

Tour duration : 7 Nights and 8 days

Cities visited:

Delhi -On the path of rapid growth and progress today, Delhi has evolved from the fabled "seven cities" established between the 13th and 17th centuries. The haunting Landmarks of yesteryears co-exist with the modern marvels of today. Ancient Forts, Mughal Architecture is juxtaposed with the state of the art architecture, modern residential projects, sky scrapers and commercial hubs of today. City boasts of some of the finest museums and centers of art and excellence. The shopping centers here offer rich heritage of traditional Indian craft as well as rich, fashionable and contemporary ensemble of products.

Jaipur -Capital of Rajasthan - the 'Pink City'. Jaipur means "the city of victory" & was founded in 1727 by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II and designed by architect Vidyadhar Bhattacharya in accordance with the principles of town planning set down in "Shilp Shastra" an epochal treatise on the Hindu architecture. This colorful city is enriched with royal tradition & culture, attractive monuments, Forts, Palaces like the Magnificent City Palace, Hawa Mahal, Jantar Mantar, Amer, Nahargarh and Jaigarh fort which are some of the most exquisite blend of Hindu architecture. The whole city was painted pink to welcome the visit of Prince Albert in 1853. City today has a population of more than 5 million residents. Presently, Jaipur is a major business and tourist centre with all the requisites of a metropolitan city. The city covers an area of 200.4 sq. kms and lies at an altitude of 431 m above sea level.

Agra -Agra is a major tourist attraction as it contains one of the Seven Wonders of the World - Taj Mahal. Agra is an ancient city situated on the river Yamuna within the state of Uttar Pradesh. The city has been described as Agraba in the epic Mahabharata. The city was capital of Lodhi Kingdom and later on served the same for Mughals. During 16th and 17th century the city was developed as art, culture, commerce and learning center by Mughal Emperors like Akbar, Jehangir and Shah Jahan. Some wonderful buildings were erected in Agra City by the Mughal Emperors. Agra city is famous for monuments and crafts. The monuments and crafts have preserved the cultural heritage for centuries.


Arrival in Delhi, transfer and accommodation.


After Breakfast. In the morning visit Jama Masjid, the largest mosque in India, in the heart of old Delhi. Later we went to the Raj Ghat, where Ghandi was cremated, to continue with an overview of the government buildings along the Raj Path and the imposing Gateway of India. To complete our tour we visited the impressive Minaret of Qutub Minar of 72 mts. Tall.
Dinner at the hotel.


After Breakfast. We will visit the Lotus Temple, and the Sikh Temple - Gurudwara. In the afternoon, excursion to the Akshardham temple in Delhi, is a complex made of pink stone and white marble.
This decorated with 234 columns carved in stone, has more than 20,000 sculptures and statues of deities.
Dinner at the hotel.


After Breakfast. Transfer by road to Jaipur, the "Pink City" where the emblematic facade of the Palace of the Winds is located. Arrival and check-in at the hotel. In the afternoon, a photo stop at the Albert Hall Palace and the Birla Temple where the guide will talk about Diwali celebration and visit the local market to see the lighting.
Around 6:00 p.m., we will visit the Local market of the festival of Lights .
Dinner and accommodation.


After Breakfast. We will visit Amber, which from the road gives us a spectacular image. We went up to his palace fortified by elephant. We will make photo stop in Wind Palace and Lake. On our return to Jaipur, we will approach the Maharaja's Palace and its museums. We will also be surprised by the Classic instruments of the Jai Singh Observatory. Around 6:00 p.m., we will go to the city palace to see the religious ceremony of Diwali.
Dinner and accommodation.
Around 6:00 p.m., visit city palace of festival of Lights ceremony organized on these dates.

08 NOV - JAIPUR - Fatehpur Sikri - AGRA

After Breakfast. Departure in the morning, visit Fatehpur sikri.
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.
We continued towards Agra, a city that alternated with Delhi the capital of the Mogol Empire.
Visit the Taj Mahal, which with an unsurpassed architectural perfection captivates those who contemplate it.
Dinner and accommodation.


After Breakfast. We will visit the red fort of Agra, on the banks of the Yamuna River, in the heart of the city. It reflects the Indian architecture under three Mughal emperors: Akbar, Jehangir and Shah Jahan. We will take a walk in the old city to see the Jama Masjid mosque. We will visit the Mehtab Bagh garden, on the other bank of the Yamuna river to see the Taj Mahal, an excellent place for photography enthusiasts.
Dinner at the hotel.

10 NOV- AGRA - Delhi - EUROPA

After Breakfast. Departure to Delhi airport to catch the return flight.