A quick overnight tour of Agra and Jaipur with an ac car and driver. 2 Cities you visit. 1 Night in Hotel.Tour starts from Delhi and ends in Delhi.
0Nt Delhi | 0Nt Agra | 1Nt Jaipur |
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Rs. 13,300**for 2 persons, budget,small AC car. More deals below.
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|Itinerary: Delhi-Agra-Jaipur-Delhi (QU-1-2 Email us to customise this tour)|
Taj Mahal is closed on Friday.
A weekend tour of Agra and Jaipur from Delhi.
Many of you come to India for a quick business trip and perhaps only have a weekend available for a little sightseeing. As a Golden triangle tour operator for many years we have come up with this short and exciting Agra Jaipur visit.
Agra is the city where the lingering presence of the Mogul domination of India is most vivid and eloquent of its opulence.
No other city found as much favour from the Moghuls as Agra did. Agra was the prime beneficiary of the revenues of the Mogul Empire. The accompanying video shows a little bit of it.
Bollywood song depicting Akbar's court where happy citizenry pay him lavish tributes and bestow the title of Akbar on to him.
For a dynasty that was ruthless in its conquests, Agra is a fine example of their evolution from bloodthirstiness of its beginners to the cultured and civilised manner of governance by the descendants as enlightened monarchs. It was from Babur that the transition began and Mehtab Bagh in Agra is his creation. Know more about the Mughal Architecture.
Fatehpur Sikri is about 43 km away from Agra on the Agra Jaipur highway. It is called the ghost city as it was abandoned when water ran out. It was built by Akbar in gratitude to the Sufi saint Salim Chishty, who had assured Akbar of begetting three sons.
Now the road between Agra and Fatehpur Sikri is fairly deserted but in the hey-days of Agra, the journals of awe struck visiting foreigners/Europeans recount that either side of the road was full of shops and it was one never ending extended bazaar.
Jaipur is the city of many delights and shopping bargains. Jaipur is a plant city laid out on a grid of nine squares, two of which are straddled by the sprawling City Palace complex. It was a Bengali architect, the best talent available at that time, who was entrusted the task of planning the new city.
The then ruling Maharaja Jai Singh allocated each block to a certain trade. Each block had wide streets and beautiful buildings alongside them. It helps to know this if you decide to explore the city on your own.
In the mid-18th century when Jaipur was about 16 years of age, a Jesuit Father Tieffenthalar reveals in his writings the charm of Jaipur's modernity that was cast on to him.
He writes of the long and equal wide streets of Jaipur, while mentioning the narrow and unequal streets of ancient India.
Prior to Jaipur, it was the Amber Fort that was the seat of power for the ruling family. Jaipur today is an amalgamation of the modern and the mediaeval. It's fascinating bazaars adorn themselves easily with three centuries of history and existence.
The total circuit of Delhi, Agra and Jaipur is about 1000 km in length, most of it on very good roads.
You are free to stop the car at any place that interests you for taking photographs or just sauntering around.
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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.
|Hotels Proposed:||Budget||3 Star/Midrange||Heritage/4 Star||5 Star/Luxury|
|Jaipur||Jaipur Heritage Hotel||Umaid Bhawan Hotel
(Mandatory and paid directly here: Gala Dinner on Christmas @ Rs. 1500/- per person. Gala Dinner on New Year @ Rs. 1500/- per person. )
|Ramada Hotel Jaipur||Trident Hotel Jaipur|
Any of the followings hotels, depending upon availability.
Jaipur Heritage Hotel
A comfortable hotel, built new, with large garden, near to city center.
This is one of the oldest heritage property in Jaipur. This old bungalow now converted to a hotel, has been exquisitely renovated and expanded with every modern amenity.
Umaid Mahal Hotel
Umaid Mahal - one of the most classic heritage style Jaipur Hotels is a beautiful and comfortable mini castle whose warm hospitality and splendor will linger in your minds forever.
Clean bathrooms, big rooms, fresh towels, Wi-Fi, rooftop restaurant, affordable food and much more is what you get here at this traditional Haveli that has been redecorated to be as a hotel.
The hotel has tried to incorporate the magical age old traditions and architecture with the modern day ammenties. The beautifully designed and tastefully furnished heritage rooms & suites take you back into the Royal times of Rajputana and Rajwada. Each room has been hand painted, the elegant frescoes, arches & coloured glasses give the magical and heritage touch to the overall finish. The carved furniture styled as per the era of old along with the chandeliers, murals will give you a taste and feeling of old Royal exotic times of the Maharaja's.
Stay at the Royal Residence of erstwhile Princely Estate, a colonial building, now offered as a Homestay. The Begum (Royal Lady) runs the show. Landscaped gardens, elegantly furnished rooms.
Lot's of history on the walls.
A posh hotel in Jaipur.
With swimming Pool.
Lot's of shopping around.
Hotel Trident Jaipur - An Oberoi Group property
Breathtaking views of the serene Mansagar Lake and the striking Aravalli range welcome guests at the 135 room Trident Hotel, Jaipur.
Beautifully furnished well-equipped rooms.
Holiday Inn Jaipur
This lovely 5 Star luxury hotel is located close to major tourist attractions, the Fort of Amer on one side and City Palace on the other.
Prices in Indian Rupees. Please check latest prices. Sadly, hotel prices can change overnight. :-(
|No. of Rooms||No. of Persons||
Midrange / 3 Star
Heritage / 4 Star
Midrange / 3 Star
Heritage / 4 Star
|1||Upto 1 Persons||13,900||15,200||18,300||26,400||17,600||18,900||22,000||30,100|
|1||Upto 2 Persons||13,900||15,200||18,300||26,400||17,600||18,900||22,000||30,100|
|1||Upto 3 Persons||14,800||16,100||20,200||28,300||18,600||19,800||23,900||32,000|
|2||Upto 4 Persons||16,400||19,000||25,200||41,400||20,100||22,700||28,900||45,100|
|2||5 Persons (with Extra Bed)||X||X||X||X||21,100||23,600||30,800||47,000|
|2||6 Persons (Triple Occupancy)||X||X||X||X||22,000||24,500||32,700||48,900|
|3||Upto 6 Persons||X||X||X||X||22,600||26,500||35,800||60,100|
Jaipur Additional Costs
Cost includes pickup from South Delhi or Central Delhi. Outside South/Central Delhi, it will be and additional cost.
Save time and have stress free travel between Delhi and Agra using the Yamuna Expressway. Extra charge for one way travel: Rs. 350 for small AC car; Rs. 450 for large AC car.
Delhi additional costs.
Our stated price as valid by pickup and drop is in South/Central Delhi.
Outside these areas, there is an additional cost.