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State of India

CHENNAI - DELHI- - JAIPUR - AMBER FORT - FATEHPUR SIKRI - AGRA
GWALIOR - ORCHHA - JHANSI - DELHI

Day 01 / Arrive Delhi
Welcome by presentable representative of Indian Travels Desk with Special welcome & Transfer to hotel. Overnight stay.

Day 02 / Delhi Sightseeing
Delhi stands as the capital of Modern India. Here you can see the mingling of the Old and New India, the ancient and the modern. Delhi is made up of seven ancient cities, spanning the period from the 11th to 20th centuries. Delhi has seen the rise and fall of many emperors, which have left behind a plethora of monuments that commemorate the grandeur and glory of bygone ages. Very few cities in the world can express such a profusion of architectural styles.

Old Delhi was an ancient walled city. Mughal Emperor Shah Jehan in 1650 Switched the Mughal capital from Agra to Delhi. Shah Jehan possessing an Exquisite talent, especially in architecture, created the seventh city and in the Process brought about Delhi's glorious renaissance. Start the day Old Delhi. Here you will view Red Fort, the most Opulent Fort and Palace of the Mughal Empire. The fort is Shah Jehan's symbol of power and elegance, built behind red sandstone walls. Its main gate (Lahore Gate) faces Chandni Chowk, the perpetually congested avenue heading west From the Red Fort, is filled with twisting lanes, small streets and crowded Bazaars. If you peer through a portico you may see a man getting shaved, silver Being weighed, or any other conceivable form of intense commerce. Also visit Raj Ghat, the memorial site of the Mahatma Gandhi; Jama Masjid, the Largest mosque in India; and Chandni Chowk, the bustling and colorful market of the old city. Chandni Chowk was the commercial center of Delhi in the old time And you will see it come alive in the morning as the trading day starts.

New Delhi was designed and built by the British in the 1920's-it's a city of wide Boulevards impressive Government buildings, green parks and gardens. In 1911 King George V announced the transfer of the capital from Calcutta to Delhi. The King's architects, Lateens and Baker, set in motion the Design and construction of Delhi's eight city - New Delhi. Lateens designed an "Imperial City" having palatial-sized buildings set amid broad tree-lined avenues punctuated by Mughal style gardens, complete with fountains and shallow pools. It took 20 years to Complete this immense undertaking only to have the British pack up and Relinquish the subcontinent in 1947. Visit two monuments from Delhi's past - Humayun's Tomb and Qutub Minar,Louts Temple, Drive pass through the Raisina Hill, past the imposing India Gate, President House and Parliament House.

Evening return to the Red Fort to watch the "Son et Lumire" show which is an Interplay of colorful lights and sound tracing the history of monument till date. Overnight stay.

Day 03 / Delhi - Jaipur (By Train)
Today early morning you will be picked up from Hotel and transfer to New Delhi Railway Station to board the superfast shatabdi exp. Train for Jaipur. Arrive Jaipur meet and assist by Indian Travel Desk representative and transfer to Hotel. Later visit to Maharaja's City Palace - where you can see an imposing blend of traditional Rajasthani and Mughal Art. The museum is resplendent with its collection of robes of royal princes, carpets, an armory of old weapons, miniature paintings portraying court scenes, battle scenes and processions, Jantar Mantar (an accurate observatory built in 1726 A.D.), Birla White Marble temple and Hawa Mahal (Palace of Winds) - a five storied wonder with a spectacular pyramidal facade and overhanging windows with latticed screens, domes and spires. In the evening eyewitness the Rajasthani Cultural evening with a thousand lanterns amidst a village carnival with Kalbeliya Rajasthani Folk Dances, Snake Charmer, Puppet Shows, Camel Ride, Bullock Cart Ride & many other activities. Overnight stay.

Day 04 / Jaipur- Agra (232 Kms - 5 Hrs. Drive)
After breakfast visit the 17th century fortress of Amber Fort - marvelous example of Rajput architecture with its terraces and ramparts reflected in the Maota Lake below. Go up the fort ascended on Caparisoned Elephant true to the style of the Maharajas of the past. The interiors of the fort have various royal halls decorated with intricate ivory, mirror and glasswork complemented by exquisite wall paintings. As you move between the rooms of this magnificent structure feel the history and visualize the pomp and grandeur of a kingdom never conquered, whose hilltop location is to view various palaces with rooms of stunning beauty including the world's finest chamber of mirrors and also visit temple of Kali. Later drive to Agra en-route visiting the ghost city of Fatehpur Sikri, built in 1569 by the Great Emperor Akbar. Today, it is deserted and left in solitude to reminisce over its past glory. Overnight stay

Day 05 / Agra Sightseeing
Morning visit Taj Mahal - A Structure that is beautiful not just a Design & Technique, but also in desire & intent. When his Wife died unexpectedly, Emperor Shah Jahan vowed to honor her with a memorial of unmatched beauty. The result before you today : a massive, delicately carved White Marble Jewel floating on a sea of Red Limestone. The Agra Fort is also on today's tour & we see the fabulous Courtyards, Fountains, Gates of this Hilltop citadel. Don't miss the across - the - River view of the Taj Mahal from a little octagonal tower in the Fort. Also visit the tomb of Itmad-ud-Daulah as you drive through the city witness the local life, Shopping and bazaars (markets) and the hustle bustle of everyday India. Overnight stay.

Day 06 / Agra-Gwalior (By Train), Gwalior - Orchha (120 kms - 3 hrs drive)
After early breakfast your will transfer to Railway Station to board the Bhopal Shatabdi for Gwalior - is a city with a dramatic, colourful history that goes back over a millennia. Its legendary beginning stems from a meeting between a warrior called Suraj Sen and a hermit, Gwalipa, who lived on the hilltop where the fort stands visit to Gwalior fort- the imposing Gwalior fort , built by Raja Mansingh Tomar dominates the city. The fort hill rises to 100 mtrs to 200 mtrs with solid fort walls which surround almost the entire hilltop, Sas Bahu Temple, Karan Mahal, Gujri Mahal, Tan Sen Tomb & Jai Vilas Palace & Museum - a splendour of different kind exists in the Jai Vilas Palace has been turned into the Jivaji Rao Scindia Museum. Jai Vilas is an Italianate structure, which combine the Tuscan and Corinthian architectural modes drive to Orchha. Arrive Orhha check into Hotel. Night stay at Orchha.

Day 07 / Orchha Sightseeing - Jhansi (8 kms), Jhansi - Delhi (By Train)
Orccha. Orchha- A medieval city founded by Bundels rulers with palaces and temples of 16th & 17th Century. Sightseeing of Orccha includes Jehangir Mahal, Raj Mahal, Praveen Rai Mahal, Lakshmi Narayan, Chaturbuj and Ram Raj temples then proceed for jhansi sightseeing. Jhansi and proceed for sightseeing. Jhansi has played colorful role in the history of India in the 18th century, Jhansi became an important center, eclipsing Orcha (18 kms), but in 1803 the British East India Company got a foot in the door and gradually assumed control over the state. The last of the string of none to competent rajas died without a son in 1853 and the British, who had recently passed a neat law allowing them to take over any princely state under their patronage when the ruler died without a male heir, pensioned the rani off and took full control. Later visit, Jhansi Fort and museum, which was built in 1613 by Maharaja Bir Singh Deo or Orchha. The British ceded the fort to the Maharaja of Scindia in 1858, but later exchanged it for Gwalior in 1866. The fort is much in ruins and below is the government museum which houses a small collection of 9th to 12th century sculptures. Evening you will transfer to Railway Station to board the shatabdi express for Delhi. Arrive Delhi and you will transfer to Hotel. Night stay at Delhi.

Day 08 / Delhi Departure
After breakfast you will transfer to Airport for your onward destination. Tour ends with sweet memories.

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