Taj & Mandawa

Destination : Delhi-Agra-Jaipur-Mandawa
Tour Package Duration : 07 Nights/08 Days
Though the name of the tour is kept as Taj & Mandawa, it will allow you to visit various destinations in Delhi, Jaipur, Agra and of course Mandawa. This is one of the bestselling tours which allow the visitors to view an amalgamation of rich heritage, traditions and cultures, natural aspects, manmade wonders and some other captivating sights.
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Choosing this tour package while travelling to India will definitely make you happy. Historical places like India Gate, Qutub Minar, Humayun’s Tomb and Red Fort; religious places like Laxminarayan Temple and Jama Masjid with some other sightseeing activities in various parts of Delhi is something to be cherished forever. Pink City of Jaipur will take you in the realm of the Kings. You can see and explore the beautiful forts and palaces like the Amber Fort, Hawa Mahal, and City Palace against the backdrop of picturesque landscapes. The beauty of this city is very unique.

The town of Mandawa is often referred to as an open art gallery. It has fascinating mansions with lavishly painted walls popularly known as frescos. The fort of Mandawa dominates the entire town with a painted arched gateway adorned with images of Lord Krishna and cows. It’s great place to enjoy the beauty of various paintings made on the walls.

Visit to Agra will allow the tourist to see and wonder at the magnificent Taj Mahal. Without experiencing it with your own eyes, you cannot enjoy the beauty of this monument. The various designs made on the marble structures are very beautiful and the view of Taj from the Agra Fort is fabulous. Standing in the bank of River Yamuna, the monument deserves to be perfect in all way. Enjoy the different flavors of India!

Day 01 Arr. DELHI

laxmi narayan temple delhi
Meet & greet upon arrival and transfer to the hotel. Over night at hotel.

Day 02 DELHI :

After breakfast proceed to full day city tour covering :

Laxmi Narayan Temple - the temple built by the richest family of India and is the biggest temple in the northern region of India - and the temple is dedicated to Godess Laxmi and Lord Vishnu also called as Narayana.

Jama Masjid - got built by Emperor Shahjahan and at one time 20,000 people can offer there prayer and considered to be one of the best mosque of India. Walking tour of old city in the narrow lanes to see the culture and the real India. Walking tour is the most interesting feature of Old City.

Red Fort - the fort which got built by Shahjahan during the 17th century and is in good condition - and the important palaces are the Lahori gate, Elephants gate, The hall for the common audience, The ladies palace, The hall for entertainment, The hall for the private audience, The royal bath and the Pearl Mosque.(Lunch at outside restaurant)

After lunch sight seeing continues to :

jama masjid delhi

Humayun's Tomb - the first Moghul monument in Delhi and is the memorial of Emperor Himayun is in a garden enclosed by lofty walls with gateway in the north and the west. Now is the time to proceed back to the hotel passing the 8th city of Delhi also called as "Lutyens Delhi" which covers the President house, India Gate, parliament house and the diplomatic enclave

Jama Masjid - got built by Emperor Shahjahan and at one time 20,000 people can offer there prayer and considered to be one of the best mosque of India. Walking tour of old city in the narrow lanes to see the culture and the real India. Walking tour is the most interesting feature of Old City.

Raj Ghat - Mahatma Gandhi was cremated in this serene spot on the west bank of river Yamuna. A must on every visiting dignitary's itinerary, it is a lovely park full of trees with the Gandhi Memorial Museum directly opposite it. Nearby are the memorial gardens of departed Indian prime ministers such as Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, Lal Bahadur Shastri Indira

Qutab Minar - the oldest monument of Delhi - The 73 metre tall minaret started in 1193 AD by Qutab-ud-din Aibak and got completed later by his successors in the 13th centaury and the Iron pillar inside the mosque is a superb example - this pillar has withstood the challenges of passing centuries and still perplexes the scientists by remaining unrusted.

Drive through India Gate, parliment house and president house.

Check in to hotel Evening free. Overnight at hotel.

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Day 03 : Delhi / Agra (204 Kms 4 Hrs drive approx) enroute visit Sikandara.

After breakfast drive to Agra.Enroute visit Sikandara : A short distance from Agra, lies the tomb of the Mughal Emperor Akbar the Great, in Sikandra. Akbar who ruled over the Mughal Empire from 1556 to 1605, began building his mausoleum in the spartan style of Timurid architecture. The mausoleum was completed by his son, the next Mughal Emperor, Jahangir, who added more decorative elements to the design of Akbar's tomb in Sikandra.Check in to hotel, lunch at hotel.

After lunch proceed to half day city tour covering Agra Fort - the fort which took 95 years to complete over looking Taj Mahal , and is on the bank of River Yamuna the Important Palaces are Hall for the Common & Private Audience , Palace for Hide & seek game the Library , the palaces of the Daughter of ShahJahan and the palace where the Shahjahan the greatest builder of Taj Mahal got in Prison by his own son and Amar Singh Gate , and then visit around 1600 hrs Taj mahal - so that you can see Taj in different lights - which looks different any time you see - stay at Taj for about 2.30 hrs and then proceed back to the hotel - Evening free for shopping to see the inlay work being done by the artisans. Itimadullah’s tomb One of the lesser-known monuments of Agra, the tomb of Itimad ud Daulah is sometimes called the 'Baby Taj' because of its resemblance to Agra's most famous monument. However Itmad ud Daulah's Tomb was built before the Taj Mahal. A number of its stylistic features, such as a tomb in white marble surrounded by a formal garden and the use of inlaywork in marble to create floral or geometric designs, inspired similar features of the Taj Mahal. Dinner & overnight at hotel.

Day 04 : Agra / Jaipur. (233 Kms 4.5 Hrs drive approx) enroute visit Fatehpur Sikri.

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Early morning visit Taj Mahal at sun rise - to see the different phases of Taj - it looks most beautifull at Sun Rise. Later return back to the hotel for breakfast.

Taj Mahal : an architectural marvel in white marble. The Taj Mahal, a mausoleum built by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan, for his beloved consort Mumtaz Mahal, is the finest example of Mughal architecture in India and a symbol of eternal love. A UNESCO World Heritage site, the Taj Mahal in Agra, India, is a sublime expression of architectural skill and a historic and romantic destination. The Taj Mahal in Agra, India, is a mesmerizing sight. This beautiful marble structure is considered to be aesthetically perfect in its design. Seeing the Taj Mahal by moonlight is truly an unforgettable sight. The enchantingly beautiful Taj Mahal, a monument to love, has to be seen once in your lifetime, preferably in the company of a loved one.

After Breakfast drive to Jaipur - Enroute visit Fatehpur Sikri Fatehpur Sikri - the deserted city .which got built by the Third Mughal ruler " Akbar " and remained as capital from 1570 until 1585 and due to the water shortage the Mughal ruler Akbar was compelled to shift his capital from Fathepur Sikri to Agra . The Important Features of the fort are Shahi Darwaza ( Kings Gate ) ,Tomb Of Sheikh Salim Chisti , Palace of Jodha Bai , Birbal Bhawan , Panch Mahal , Hide and seek Palace, Hall for the Common - Private Audience. Check in to hotel in Jaipur. Evening free, Dinner & overnight at hotel.

Day 05 : Jaipur

After breakfast proceed to sight seeing tour of Jaipur covering:-

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Amber Fort Palace - Amber is the classic romantic Rajasthani fort palace. Its construction was started by Man Singh I in 1592, and completed by his descendent Jai Singh I. Its forbidding exterior belies an inner paradise where a beautiful fusion of Mughal and Hindu styles finds it's ultimate expression.

Back to hotel for lunch, after lunch sight seeing continues to:-

City Palace - A delightful blend of Mughal and traditional Rajasthani architecture, the City Palace sprawls over one-seventh of the area in the walled city. It houses the Chandra Mahal, Shri Govind Dev Temple and the City Palace Museum.

Jantar Mantar - This is the largest and the best preserved of the five observatories built by Jai Singh II in different parts of the country. This observatory consisting of outsized astronomical instruments is still in use.

Hawa Mahal - The ornamental facade of this "Palace of Winds" is a prominent landmark in Jaipur. Their five-storey structures of sandstone plastered pink encrusted with fine trelliswork and elaborate balconies. The palace has 953 niches and windows. Built in 1799 by Pratap Singh, the Mahal was a royal grandstand for the palace women. Evening free...... or time to visit factories of Indian Rugs, precious and semi precious stones, and other factories for which Jaipur is popular for. Dinner and overnight at hotel.

Day 06 : Jaipur / Mandawa (151 kms 3 Hrs drive approx)

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After breakfast drive to Mandawa, known for Frescos and Havelis.

The compact and busy little market town of Mandawa was settled and fortified in 18th century by the dominant merchant families of the region. The wealthy businessmen of the village constructed many havelis and baolis with colored painting adorning their walls. Later on, with the migration of these merchant families, their old settlements remained in total obscurity with no one to look after them. Despite the time lapse and ignorance about these visual and architectural extravaganzas, their attraction did not fade and today they are some of the major attractions for the tourists visiting Rajasthan. Afternoon Free. Dinner & over night stay at hotel in Mandawa.

Day 07 : Mandawa / Delhi

The Mandawa family has a unique collection of their preserved paintings and antiques that adorn the main huge hall in the centre of the castle, originally the durbar hall and now an exotic lounge. The ceremonial costumes of the family collection and the precious arms with handle of jade and beautiful curios brought by the British as a gift for the nobles are well placed like a showcase of a museum. After lunch drive to Delhi. Evening free.

(Optional light & Sound show / Dances of India Show) Evening witness Dances of India show : India's rich heritage of classical dances with dinner. Sound and light show at Purana Killa- a impressive program and return back to dinner at the hotel.Overnight at hotel in New Delhi.

Day 08 : Delhi

In time transfer to Airport to board flight to onward destination.