Arrive at New Delhi airport or railway station and travel 235 km to reach Agra. On arrival, check-in to your hotel and rest for a while. Later, proceed for the day’s sightseeing at Taj Mahal. An epitome of love, the Taj Mahal was built (1631 to 1653) by Mughal emperor, Shah Jahan in the memory of his favourite wife, Mumtaz Mahal. Constructed by more than 20,000 people from India and Central Asia, you cannot hold yourself back from admiring the intricate architecture of the place. Post Taj Mahal’s visit, spend your evening in the local market buying souvenirs to take back home. Return to the hotel for an overnight stay.
After breakfast at the hotel, proceed to Bharatpur. Visit Agra Fort and Fatehpur Sikri en route. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Agra Fort served as a residence to the Mughal emperors. Built in the year 1565, the fort is a treasure of Mughal architecture. Post your fort’s visit, head to Fatehpur Sikri. Having served as the capital of the Mughal Empire from 1572 to 1585, Fatehpur Sikri is most famous for the Tomb of Salim Chishti. Apart from this, it is also popular for the highest gateway in the world, Buland Darwaza. After visiting these world-famous attractions of Fatehpur Sikri, head to Bharatpur, Rajasthan. Post-arrival, check-in to your hotel and enjoy the rest of the day at leisure. You can explore the vast variety of birds at the Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary. Return to the hotel for an overnight stay.
Post breakfast, take a 3.5-hour drive to reach the capital city of Rajasthan, Jaipur. On arrival, check-in to your hotel and rest for a while. Having rejuvenated your energy, proceed to Amber Fort for local sightseeing. Located at a distance of 11 km from the city, Amber Fort is the city’s main attraction. Built in 1592, the fort exhibits a beautiful blend of Rajput and Mughal architecture. Listed under the UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Amber Fort has many of intriguing sites to explore – Diwan-i-aam (hall of public audience), diwan-i-khas (hall of private audience), and sheesh mahal (mirror palace) are the chief attractions. Concluding your fort tour, return to the hotel for an overnight stay.
After breakfast, get ready to explore the other prime attractions of Jaipur. Your first stop, Hawa Mahal or “The Palace of Winds,” is a fine example of architectural brilliance. Built in 1799, the palace expands to five-storeys comprising multiple windows or jharokas. A summer retreat for the female members of the then royal family, the palace is an iconic landmark of Jaipur today. Next, move to another imperial edifice of the city – City Palace. Built between 1729 and 1732, the palace is a sprawling spread of courtyards, gardens, and buildings. Still home to the descendants of Jaipur’s last ruling family, you can explore the interesting display of royal items in its in-house museum. The palace also comprises the temple of Govind Devji. The deity is worshipped by the royal family as well as the locals. Located at a distance of few meters from the palace, Jantar Mantar is another architectural marvel of Jaipur. Built in the early 18th century, it is one of the oldest astronomical observatories of the country. Comprising structures of astronomical and astrological importance, Jantar Mantar is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Post your sightseeing tour, enjoy an evening of shopping at the city’s local market. Later, return to the hotel for an overnight stay.
Post breakfast, depart to Jaipur railway station or airport.