Cultural Trip - India6 Nights / 7 Days  Starting from QAR 4,905

Cultural Trip - India

Day Arrive in Delhi
  • Welcome to New Delhi
  • After your arrival at New Delhi International Airport. Following customs, immigration formalities and baggage collection, a representative will meet you as you EXIT the ARRIVALS TERMINAL building after which you would be transferred to your hotel 
  • Check in at 1400HRS ( early check in is subject to availability)
  • India’s capital and a major gateway to the country, contemporary Delhi is a bustling metropolis, which successfully combines in its folds – the ancient with the modern. Amidst the fast spiraling skyscrapers, the remnants of a bygone time, in the form of its many monuments, stand as silent reminders to the region’s ancient legacy. Delhi is a food-lovers haven and has something to please every palate. There is an unlimited variety available across cuisines, across price-brackets and across experiences – from street food of North India to International cuisine and from road-side dhabas to fine-dining – Delhi has it all.
Day Delhi
  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • This morning we will take you on a tour of the magical city of Old Delhi - Visit the Jamma Masjid, India’s largest mosque and architectural extravaganza dating to 1658; drive past Red Fort, a magnificent structure of red sandstone built at the pinnacle of the Mogul empire and the fabled shopping bazaar, Rickshaw ride in Chandani Chowk (Silver Street). Also visit Raj Ghat and see the memorial dedicated to Mahatma Gandhi.
  • Lunch at local restaurant
  • Afternoon tour of New Delhi - visit India Gate - war memorial arch, drive past the Rashtrapati Bhawan – the President’s Residence, the Parliament House – the Government headquarters and other Government buildings, - War Memorial Arch, Qutab Minar (Tower of Victory) - built to establish the might of Islam and onset of Muslim rule in India and Humayun’s Tomb - the first great example of a new distinctive style, which developed to become the hallmark of the Mughal Dynasty.
  • Dinner and Overnight at the hotel.
Day Agra
  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Morning drive to Agra (approx - 210 kms/ 04 hrs) via Express Highway.
  • Upon arrival check in at hotel.
  • Welcome to Agra – globally renowned as the home to one of the Seven Wonders of the World - the Taj Mahal. The architectural splendour of the mausoleums, the fort and the palaces in Agra is a vivid reminder of the opulence of the legendary Mughal Empire. Agra was their capital for nearly a hundred years from 1564. A pleasant town, with a comparatively easy pace, Agra is known for its superb inlay work on marble and soapstone by artisans who are hereditary craft persons. The city is also famous for its carpets, gold thread embroidery and leather shoes.
  • Lunch at local restaurant
  • Visit to the world renowned Taj Mahal (Closed on Friday). Referred to as one of the wonders of the world, the Taj Mahal in Agra is the epitome of tourism in India and is celebrated for its architectural magnificence and aesthetic beauty. A symphony in white marble, a tribute to eternal love, it was built by the Emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his wife Mumtaz Mahal. There are tombs of Mumtaz and Shahjahan within the mausoleum. Done in white marble, it took 22 years and over 20,000 workers and craftsmen to complete this rhapsody in stone (1630-52 AD). The main structure is set amidst landscaped gardens. While on three sides it is surrounded by high walls, the rear is bound by the river Yamuna.
  • Later visit to the Great Fort of Agra - an outstanding example of Mughal architecture and the seat and stronghold of the Mughal Empire under successive generations. Originally planned as an impregnable military structure by Akbar, the Agra Fort, over a period of time, acquired all the elegance, lavishness and majesty of an imperial palace. Situated 1 km upstream of the Taj Mahal, on the right bank of the Yamuna, the Agra fort was built under the direction of Akbar, by Mohammed Quasim Khan, his commander-in-Chief and Governor of Kabul and added to by his son Jehangir and grandson Shahjahan.
  • Dinner and Overnight at the hotel
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Day Jaipur
  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Later you will be driven towards Jaipur (250 kms/ 06-07 hrs), en-route visiting Abhaneri to visit the Chand Baoli Step Well. Built over a thousand years ago, it is one of the largest step wells in the world. Admire the incredible geometric pattern as you descend the 13 floors.
  • Lunch at local restaurant
  • Continue your drive towards Jaipur.
  • Jaipur is not only the gateway to the state; it is also the most natural place to begin a discovery of Rajasthan's multifaceted attractions. Its beautiful buildings including the City Palace, Amer Fort and the landmark Hawa Mahal are truly worth seeing. Browsing through the markets in Jaipur, where skilled craftsmen display jewellery, paintings, carvings and colorful textiles, is an enjoyable experience for tourists.
  • Upon arrival check-in at the hotel. Rest of the day at leisure.
  • Dinner and Overnight at the hotel

 

Day Jaipur -The Pink City
  • After breakfast you will visit Amber Fort with a photo stop at the Hawa Mahal (Palace of Winds) - a five-storied wonder with a spectacular pyramidal facade and overhanging windows with latticed screens, domes and spires. Continue on drive to the ancient capital of Amer to see the fabulous Amber Fort (up / down by Elephant / Jeep) - situated on a ridge just outside Jaipur city. Maharaja Mansingh, Mughal Emperor Akbar’s most successful General, started the construction of Amber. Fort in the 17th century. Before the City Palace was constructed in Jaipur, Amber was the seat of power. The fort is surrounded by fortified battlements and overlooks the Moat Lake. Ruins and remains are spread over the Aravalli hills and sprawling crenellated walls lattice the surrounding area.
  • Lunch at local restaurant
  • Later enjoy a tour of the Pink City, an “abode of rajahs”. The highlights of the tour include a visit to the City Palace Museum, which has a superb collection of Rajasthani costumes, and armory of Mughals and Rajputs including swords of different shapes and sizes with chiseled handles. Many antiques and artifacts belonging to the ruling family are housed here, including a collection of weaponry. It also has an art gallery with an excellent collection of miniature paintings, carpets, royal paraphernalia and rare astronomical works in Arabic, Persian, Latin and Sanskrit and later visit to Observatory (Jantar - Mantar) followed by visit to Local markets.
  • Gala Dinner with traditional Indian attires
  • Overnight at the hotel.

Day Back to Delhi
  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • You will be driven back to Delhi (260 Km/ 6 ½ Hours approx.). Upon arrival, check in at hotel
  • Dinner and Overnight at the hotel

Day Departure
  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Check out from hotel
  • Transfer in time to airport to board flight for onward destination (Flight TBA)

 

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