This three night journey gives you an excellent insight into the historical monuments and royal palaces of India.  After visiting the Taj Mahal, you get to visit the abandoned city of Fatehpur Sikri and continue to the pink city of Jaipur in Rajasthan. Everything is beautiful, impressive and fascinating here. Packed with history, art and culture, this short visit introduces you the vibrant and culturally rich heritage of India.

NOTE: Taj Mahal is closed for public viewing every Friday

Trip Code: EXGD

 

Trip Highlights
  • Taj Mahal
  • Agra Fort
  • Fatehpur Sikri
  • Amber Fort
  • Jaipur City Palace and Palace of Winds
  • Day 1
    After early breakfast, drive to Agra via the expressway ( 3hrs). Transfer to hotel. Visit Agra fort built by Emperor Akbar in 1565 and completed by Shah Jahan.While in Akbar’s time the fort was principally a military structure, by Shah Jahan’s time the fort had become partially a palace.There are many fascinating buildings inside the massive 20 –meters thick walls which stretch for 2 and half kms. Visit Taj Mahal in the evening. The most famous Mogul monument and one of the seven wonders of the world, the Taj Mahal was constructed by Emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his wife Mumtaz Mahal, the lady of the Taj.It has been described as the most extravagant monument ever built for love
  • Day 2
    After breakfast we drive to Jaipur enroute visiting Fathepur Sikri lying 37 km from Agra. Fatehpur Sikri was built between 1570 and 1586, during the reign of Emperor Akbar as an act of gratitude to a penniless saint who made this the capital of his empire and then for some inexplicable reason, abandoned it. This deserted city with its fine architectural beauty takes one back to the ancient Mughal time. Scholars believe that the city was deserted due to lack of water or simply because the building of this city was not a conscious decision. Continue to Jaipur
  • Day 3
    After breakfast proceed for sightseeing tour of Jaipur visiting City Palace, In the heart of the old city ,the city palace occupies a large area devided in to a series of country yards, gardens and buildings.The outer was built by Jai Singh but other addition are much more recent some dating to the start of the century and visit Hawa Mahal, built in 1799, the Hawa Mahal or‘Palace of Winds’, is one of Jaipur’s major land marks, although it is actually little more than a façade.The five storey building, which looks out over the main street of the old city,is a stunning example of Rajput artistry with its pink, semi octagonal and delicately honey combed sandstone windows.It was originally built to enable ladies of the royal household to watch the every day life and processions of the city. O/N Jaipur
  • Day 4
    Visit Amber fort, about 11 kms out of Jaipur on the Delhi to Jaipur road , Amber was once the ancient capital of the state of Jaipur. The Fortress Palace was constructed in 1592 by Raja Man Singh, the Rajput commander of Akbar’s army. We take an elephant ride upto the fort which offers great views of the lake below and the aravalli hills. Continue to Delhi. Transfer to hotel / airport
Cost
  • 2 pax: US$540/- per person
  • 3 – 4 pax: US$518/- per person
  • 5 – 8 pax: US$485/- per person
  • 9 – 12 pax: US$412/- per person
  • Single supplement: US$184/- 
Cost includes:
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Cost does not include:
  • meals in Agra and Jaipur
  • entrance fees to monuments in Agra and Jaipur
  • items of any personal nature such as drinks, tips, etc
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