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Namaste! Welcome to New Delhi, the capital city of India and the start of your eye-opening adventure! Our friendly team will be waiting in the arrivals hall to transfer you to your hotel where you can relax for the rest of the day.
Enjoy exploring Delhi both new and old, with visits to the battlemented Red Fort - built by Shah Jahan in the 16th century, Jama Masjid - India’s oldest and largest mosque, Raj Ghat - a marble memorial marking the spot where the great leader- Mahatma Gandhi was cremated after his assassination. We also visit Humayun’s Tomb and India's largest mosque, Qutab Minar.
Today we drive to Agra. We stop to visit Mathura here is the birth place of the Hindu God Krishna and is the most significant place of pilgrimage for Hindus. Enjoy a visit to the Krishna Janmabhoomi Temple amongst others. After, visit Vrindavan this amazing place has ancient temples absolutely everywhere you walk with spiritual music emanating from them, and the old part of town is divine to wander around. After continue your drive to Agra and check into your hotel. (today is not guided your driver will take you to the various sites you will visit at leisure)
Today we explore this once India’s Mughal capital. We explore the Agra fort, which boasts some of India’s finest Mughal buildings behind it’s fortified walls. During its history it has been a palace, a fort and a prison! We then witness the wonder that is the Taj Mahal with a guided tour and plenty of free time to wander around and appreciate the ambiance.
En route a stop is made at the fantastically well preserved former Mughal city of Fatehpur Sikri. This magnificent fortified city was the capital of the Mughal Empire from 1571 until 1585, when it was abandoned dramatically due to a lack of water. Explore the various temples, places of worships, pavilions, public areas and examples of everyday living such as areas from where ablutions were performed, to an ancient aqua cooling system and marvel at how life must have been for the inhabitants of this old city.Continue to the Pink City of Jaipur, capital of Rajasthan, afternoon at leisure.
An exotic elephant ride transports us to the lofty 16th century Amber Fort this for a guided exploration. This afternoon we tour the City Palace containing an interesting museum of regal attire. Just over the road is Jantar Mantar, an observatory of astronomy built by Jai Singh in 1728. At first glance, Jantar Mantar resembles a sculpture park, though in fact, each construction has a specific scientific purpose. Some measure the positions of stars, whilst others calculate eclipses, the lunar calendar and simply the time of day. Even today, most of the constructions remain accurate!
This morning we return to Delhi. Today is the day to shop till you drop! Spend the day with free time to roam and explore the city until your heart is content and your wallets empty. All your friends back home expectant of gifts will lead you to many of Delhi's great souvenir shops.
Sadly your journey has come to an end, we will transfer you to the airport in time for your flight home.
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