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Drive to Agra from Delhi
At 6 AM in the morning, our driver will collect you from your hotel and take you to Agra. From Central Delhi, it is about 240 km drive one way or about 4 hours.
For the first timers to India, it shall be a ride of some crazy sights. Do not be surprised if you see dancing bears their owners alongside the road. Expect to see almost all types of surface transport known to humans. You may well see some monkeys as well. Cows, camel's, oxen, buffaloes, horses, donkeys and maybe elephantswill be spotted by you.
The road to Agra from Delhi is a dual carriageway good quality road. For your breakfast, you have plenty of choices available, from local eateries to McDonald's. Your driver can guide you on the local eateries, or you can specify that it is at McDonald's that you prefer to halt.
Our Agra guide shall meet you in Agra itself.
Agra Sight Seeing
You will reach Agra between 10 AM and 11 AM.
First visit is the Taj Mahal, the primary reason for your Agra visit. This magical monument never ever fails to dazzle the visitors.
After Taj Mahal you visit Agra Fort. It is a grand red stone Palace built not very far from Taj Mahal. Shah Jahan, the Emperor who built the Taj Mahal was held here in captivity by his son Aurangzeb.
Both monuments are situated on the River Yamuna.
Around 3 PM or so, leave Agra for Fatehpur Sikri.
Fatehpur Sikri is on the way to Jaipur, about 43 km away from Agra. Another grand red stone Palace built by Akbar and abandoned during his time due to water scarcity, this monument is a must visit.
Agra Jaipur Drive
After Fatehpur Sikri, you drive on to Jaipur, reaching Jaipur by late dinner time.
Night stay in Jaipur.
Last Day of Tour
This is your last day of your tour.
Sightseeing in Jaipur
After your breakfast, your tour of Jaipur starts. Our driver shall be there to take you for your Jaipur adventure.
The Jaipur guide will also join in at the start of the tour.
First visit is to Amber Fort, a stunning monument perched on the hill. Either you can walk up to the fort or ride an elephant here. Many palaces, rooms, courtyards and a temple within the walls of this fort. The temple with silver doors dedicated to the local goddess is of some significance. Since many centuries, she has been worshipped by the Royal family as their benefactor.
After Amber Fort, you visit the Jaipur city.
On the way stop at Jal Mahal, the water Palace. Only photography from the roadside is possible.
Next halt is in the front of Hawa Mahal, a monument by which Jaipur has become identified.
Now you visit City Palace. Jaipur was designed on nine blocks grid by a Bengali architect. City Palace straddles two of these blocks. It is a fine example of the Rajput and Mogul architectural styles mix. A substantial part of this Palace is in the private use of the Royal family. The Museum of City Palace has many interesting artefacts.
After City Palace, you visit Jantar Mantar-the celestial Observatory. The modern instruments have established that the margins of error in calculation were not very significant.
Finally, you visit the markets of Jaipur, to find some bargains.
Delhi Jaipur Drive
Around early evening your drive back to Delhi starts. About 275 km, six hours.
Before Delhi, you will pass through Gurgaon, the modern IT services commercial hub.
You are dropped in Delhi wherever it was agreed to.