Tour duration: 2 Nights / 3 Days
A short 3 day tour of Agra and Jaipur, two of the most important and most visited tourist destinations of India. Agra and Jaipur, together with Delhi form what is known as the Golden Triangle of India. This short 3 day tour is ideal for a visitor to Delhi with limited time in hand, and includes comprehensive sightseeing in both Agra and Jaipur. In Agra, you visit the Taj Mahal, the Agra Fort as well as Fatehpur Sikri. In Jaipur, the tour includes visit to Amber Fort, Hawa Mahal, City Palace and the Jantar Mantar.
Your 3 day Agra and Jaipur tour, can begin with a pick up from either Delhi International Airport, or from your hotel in Delhi , where you will be met by a Trans India Holidays representative and will be driven to the city of love, Agra.
Agra: Agra is situated on the bank of Yamuna River. It is the dwelling place to India’s famous monument, the Taj Mahal. Agra was the capital of Mughal Empire in the 16th & 17th centuries.
On your arrival at the hotel in Agra you will again be met by our representative who will then assist you with the check-in formalities.
Later in the afternoon the tour guide will pick you up from the hotel for a guided sightseeing tour of Taj Mahal and Agra Fort.
Taj Mahal: Emperor Shah Jahan constructed the Taj Mahal in the memory of his wife Mumtaz Mahal who died during the birth of their child in 1631. The construction of this famous monument is said to have taken 22 years, starting from 1631. Over 20,000 artisans were working day and night for the construction of this landmark. Craftsperson and whizzes were brought from France and Italy. And the chief architect was from Iran. The visit to the Taj Mahal, will long be remembered by you as the highlight of your Agra and Jaipur tour.
Agra Fort: Emperor Akbar started construction of this huge red sandstone Agra Fort on the bank of Yamuna River in 1565. It was mainly constructed for the soldiers until his grandson; Shah Jahan added more opulent accommodations. There are a number of attractive buildings within its porches such as Samman Burj, where Shah Jahan was imprisoned by his son, Moti Masjid a white marble mosque, Diwan-e-Am, Diwan-e-Khas, Jhangir's Palace, Khaas Mahal and Shish Mahal.
Overnight stay in Agra.
After a relaxed breakfast at the hotel, you will be met by our representative and will be assisted with check-out formalities. You will then start your tour to Jaipur, the Pink city, the next stop on your Agra and Jaipur tour, en-route stopping at Fatehpur Sikri , for a guided tour of this ancient capital.
Fatehpur Sikri: The deserted capital of Emperor Akbar roughly 35 kms outside Agra. This city was built in the 16th century, and was abandoned for 12 years due to the paucity of water. The entire city is still intact, and a sight of this city is worth remembering. The Buland Darwaza, is the main entrance to this city. It is 54 m tall. This gate was constructed in the honor of Akbar’s victory in Gujarat.
After visiting Fatehpur Sikri, drive to Jaipur.
Jaipur: It is the capital of Rajasthan, and is known as the “Pink City” because of the pink tinted constructions in the old city. It is situated on a dry lake bed, bordered by barren hills vanquished by forts and broken walls. The city was found in 1727 by Maharaja Jai Singh II, who wanted to be in the good books of the then ruling Mughals. He positioned the city with rectangular blocks according to early Hindu architecture. It is a great city for shopping.
On your arrival at the Jaipur hotel, you will again be met by our representative and will then be assisted with the check in formalities.
Overnight stay in Jaipur.
After breakfast you will be picked up by the guide from the hotel and will be taken for a guided sightseeing tour of Jaipur and Amber. Sightseeing in Jaipur includes:
Hawa Mahal (Palace of winds): Constructed by Maharaja Sawaj Pratap Singh in 1799, the Hawa Mahal is one of the Jaipur’s main landmarks; the front of the Mahal has pink windows and latticework screens. This Mahal was initially constructed for the ladies of the imperial household to watch the ordinary life and parades of the city.
City Palace: The City Palace is still the dwelling of the former royalty H.H Bhawani Singh Ji of Jaipur. This Palace still has an extensive collection of art, carpets and old weapons.
Jantar Mantar (Observatory): It was built by Maharaja Jai Singh in 1728. Jantar Mantar appears to be an inquisitive collection of sculptures but in fact each construction has a detailed purpose such as measuring the positions of stars, altitudes and azimuths, and calculating eclipses. The most striking instrument is the sundial which is 27 meter tall gnomon. The shadow this casts moves up to 4 meters an hour.
Amber Fort: The Amber Fort is located 11 kms away from Jaipur. Amber was once the ancient capital of Jaipur. The Fort is an excellent illustration of Rajput architecture, impressively situated on a hillside facing a lake, which reflects its walkways and walls. Here you mount an Elephant, to get to the top of the Fort.
After sightseeing in Jaipur, begin the journey back to Delhi. Your 3 day Agra and Jaipur tour ends with a drop either to Delhi International Airport, or at your hotel in Delhi.
|Category of Hotel||Budget||Standard||Superior|
|Valid from 01st Oct'16 to 15th April'17||
US$ 410 per person
US$ 438 per person
US$ 465 per person
|Valid from 16th Apr '16 to 30th Sept'16||
US$ 398 per person
US$ 422 per person
US$ 440 per person
|Agra||Utkarsh Vilas||Howard Plaza||Jaypee Palace|
|Jaipur||Ekaki Niwas||Mandawa Haveli||Country Inn & Suites|
Small supplements may apply for travel between 20th December'2016 and 05th January'2017.
Note : All the figures quoted above are net per person in US Dollars