Afternoon visit the Red fort - the rusty and majestic
red- sandstone fort of Agra stands on the banks of
the river Yamuna and the construction was started
by Emperor Akbar in 1566. At the Diwan-I-Am (hall
of public audience), a colonnaded hall of red-sandstone
with a throne alcoveof inlaid marble at the back,
the Emperor heard public petitions. At the Diwan-I-Khas
(hall of private audience) where marble pavilions
with floral inlays lend an ethereal ambience, the
Emperor sat on his gem-studded peacock Throne and
met foreign ambassadors and rulers of friendly kingdoms.
Later at sunset visit the magnificient Taj Mahal -
one of the seven wonders of the world surely the most
extravagant expression of love ever created. 20,000
men laboured for over 17 years to build this memorial
to Shah Jahan's beloved wife. Evening free to explore
the Agra’s rich heritage of handicrafts in its
markets. Night stay in Agra.
DAY 04/ AGRA - JAIPUR
After breakfast drive to Jaipur- the fabled “pink
city” of the desert named after Jai Singh, the
former Maharaja of Jaipur. This is the only city in
the world symbolizing the nine divisions of the universe
through the nine rectangular sectors subdividing it.
The palaces and forts of the yesteryears, which were
witnesses to the royal processions and splendours
are now living monuments enroute visiting Fatehpur
Sikri- a perfectly preserved red sandstone “ghost
town” which was the estranged capital of mughal
emperor Akbar, built in 1569 and deserted when its
water supply failed. Arrive Jaipur in late evening
& transfer to hotel. Night stay in Jaipur.
DAY 05/ JAIPUR
After a leisurely breakfast , visit the majestic Amber
Fort, is one that cannot be easily described. Ride
up on Elephants to the former capital of the royals
set against the backdrop of the wooded hills. Later
visit the Palace of Winds also known as Hawa mahal,
this elaborate building, now little more than a façade,
is encrusted with delicate screen sand carved balconies
from which the royal ladies, confined to their quarters,
could sneak views of the outside world. Past, present
and future merge at Jai Singh's observatory, where
time has been accurately measured since the 17th century.
Evening enjoy dinner at Chokhi dani (an ethnic village
resort) where you will have an idea of the village
life of Rajasthan here you will also enjoy various
traditional Rajasthani dances, puppet show and various
other interesting activities. Night stay in Jaipur.
DAY 06/ JAIPUR
Morning walking tour of some interesting streets and
squares of the Pink City to catch glimpses of the
habitual patterns of its people, which even includes
attending heart-rending prayers at Sri Govind Devji
temple. Optional day tour to Sanganer town (for block
printing factories) or a lunch at Samode Palace. Sunset
view of Jaipur from the imposing Nahargarh fort. Night
stay in Jaipur.