Haridwar & Rishikesh

Day 01: Delhi

Arrival Delhi & transfer to hotel.

Day 02: Delhi

After breakfast, full day visit of Delhi –
Visit Old Delhi: Visit Jama Mosque (1650 A.D) and drive through fabled Chandni Chowk (Moonlight Square), the main area of the old city. Visit the Red Fort (1639-48 A.D), built by the builder of the Taj Mahal – Shah Jehan and famous for its delicately carved, inlaid and marbled Royal Chambers. Raj Ghat – where the Father of the Nation, Mahatma Gandhi was cremated (1948 A.D), visit New Delhi : Visit Humayun’s Tomb (1565 A.D) aptly called the redecessor of Taj Mahal. Drive past Safdarjang’s Tomb (1753 A.D), and visit the Qutub Minar – 72 meters high and one of the prefect towers of the Persian World. Overnight at hotel.

Day 03: Delhi – Haridwar (220 kms, 5 hours drive)

Breakfast at hotel, drive to Haridwar, arrival at Haridwar, check in at hotel The rest of the day is free for you to explore the city on your own. In the evening absorb the fabulous ambience of the Ganga Arti at Har Ki Pauri. Overnight at hotel.

Day 04: Haridwar – Rishikesh – Haridwar

Breakfast at hotel, same day excursion to Rishikesh, visit Lakshman Jhula which is a suspended iron bridge that has become very popular amongst for the views it offers of the flowing Ganges below. Visit the Trivini Ghat which is the main ghat in the town area where most of the pilgrims take holy dip. Bharat Mandir: Built by Adiguru Shankra Chrya arround 12th centuray, Bharat mandir is situated in the heart of the old town on the Banks of the Ganges. Return to Haridwar, overnight at hotel.

Day 05: Haridwar / Delhi (220 kms, 5 hours drive)

Breakfast at hotel, drive to Delhi, overnight at hotel.

Day 06: Delhi – Agra 210 kms (4-5 hours drive)

After breakfast, drive to Agra, visit Agra Fort – The imposing fort on the banks of the river Yamuna is replete with priceless example of craftsmanship in the Mughal period, including the beautiful Pearl Mosque. It was designed and built by the Mughal Emperor Akbar in 1565 A.D. Visit Taj Mahal – One of the Seven Wonders of the World, built by Emperor Shah Jehan in memory of his beloved consort Mumtaz Mahal, this beautiful mausoleum is pure white marble and an architectural marvel. Overnight at hotel

Day 07: Agra – Fatehpur Sikri – Jaipur (240 kms, 5 hours drive + 2 hours for Fatehpur Sikri visit)

After breakfast Drive Agra to Fatehpur Sikri & Jaipur, En-route visiting “FATEHPUR SIKRI” the deserted city of Emperor Akbar literally means “The city of victory”. The audience halls, palaces and the mosques are still in a state of perfection as are the Tomb of Sheikh Salim histi, Panchmahal, Buland Darwaza, Diwan-i-Am, & Diwan-i-Khas, Continue drive to Jaipur. Arrive Jaipur & Check-in at Hotel. Overnight at Hotel

Day 08: Jaipur

After breakfast Full day s/s of Jaipur –
Hawa Mahal – The most recognisable monument in Rajasthan, the Palace of Winds, was built in 1799 by Maharaja Pratap Singh. It was used as a place for the queens to observe the markets below, away from the public.
Amber Fort – Elephant ride to Amber Fort which was the capital of Jaipur in ancient times. Raja Man Singh I built the fort of Amber in 11th century northeast of Jaipur. The Amber Palace is a good example of courtly gardens, landscaped with artificial lakes and terraces.
City Palace – The beautiful architecture of this palace combines elements of Rajput finesse, Mughal spaciousness and English linear planning.
Jantar Mantar – An astronomical observatory built by Sawai Jai Singh II, is quite mordern for its times. Here the Maharaja used to read skies, stars and forecast about the rainfall. Overnight at hotel

Day 09: Jaipur / Delhi / Onward destination (265 kms, 5 hours drive)

Breakfast at hotel, later drive to Delhi to connect flight to onward destination.