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State of India

DELHI - AGRA - FATEHPUR SIKRI - JAIPUR - DELHI - SHIMLA - KUFRI - DELHI

Day 01 / Arrive Delhi
Arrive Delhi at International Airport, welcome by presentable representative of Indian Travel Desk meets and assists and escorted transfer to Hotel. Evening visit to Laxmi Narayan Temple (Known as Birla Temple also) and pray to God for safe journey and life memorable tour back to Hotel. Overnight stay at Hotel

Day 02 / Delhi Sightseeing
After breakfast visit to 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.

Later visit to 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. 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 Also visit Raj Ghat, the memorial site of the Mahatma Gandhi; Jama Masjid, the Largest mosque in India; and 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 at Delhi.

Day 03 / Delhi - Agra (By Train)
Early Morning pickup from Hotel and transfer to Railway Station to board the super-fast Shatabdi Express Train for Agra, arrive Agra meet and assist by Indian Travel Desk representative and transfer to Hotel. Later visit to Taj Mahal - Monument to Love which was built in 1630 by Mghal Emperor Shah Jahan as a tomb for his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal. Construction of the Taj Mahal began in 1631, and is believed to have taken 18 years to complete, with over 20,000 craftsmen working around the clock. The design and construction is said to be that of the legendary architect, Ustad Ahamad Lahori. Legend has it that once construction was completed, Shah Jehan had Lahori's hands cut off, and blinded, so he would never be able to duplicate the structure. What makes the Taj Mahal unique is its perfect proportions, distinct femininity, medium of construction and ornamentation. Its marble exterior reflects rose and golden tints at sunrise and sunset, while it is dazzling white during the day. It is impossible to visualize the Taj Mahal in any surrounding others than its paradoxical garden. Paradise, in Islam, is visualized as a lush garden where running streams flow. When the Mughals brought this concept to India they elevated it to heights of Incomparable artistry then visit to AGRA FORT - Fort built in red sandstone with its magnificent palaces, halls of public and private audience and the beautiful gardens. This is where Emperor Shah Jahan was kept under house arrest by his third son Aurangzeb and spent the last year of his life viewing the Taj Mahal from across the river Jamuna. Evening at leisure. Overnight at Agra.

Day 04 / Agra - Jaipur (232 Kms - 5 Hrs. Drive)
After breakfast drive to Jaipur via the Ghostly deserted red sandstone city of Fatehpur Sikri, built in 1569 by the Great Emperor Akbar. Today it is deserted & left in solitude to reminisce over its past glory. Jaipur is also known as The Pink City of India, and also noted for its craftsman skilled in the art of cutting precious stones and famed for its garnets and rubrics. On arrival transfer to Jaipur you will transfer to hotel later visit to City Palace which is a blend of Rajasthani and Mughal architecture. A part of palace has been converted into museum. It has an impressive collection of arts, carpets, enamelware and weapons, Later visit Palace of Winds also known as Hawa Mahal, this elaborate building, now little more than a fa├žade, is encrusted with delicate screens and carved balconies from which the royal ladies, confined to their quarters, could sneak views of the outside world. Past, present and future merge at Jai Singh's Observatory, where time has been accurately measured since the 17th century. Overnight stay at Jaipur.

Day 05 / Jaipur - Delhi (By Train)
After breakfast visit to 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 has various royal halls decorated with intricate ivory, mirror and glass work 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. Evening free for shopping. Overnight stay at Jaipur. Evening transfer to Railway Station to board the Super-Fast Shatabdi Express Train for Delhi, arrive Delhi and you will transfer to Hotel. Night stay at Delhi

Day 06 / Delhi - Kalka (By Shatabdi), (Kalka - Shimla by Narrow Gauge Toy Train)
Today early morning you will transfer to Railway Station to board th Super-fat Shatabdi Express Trian for Kalka. Breakfast on board. Arrive Kalka and continue our journey to Shimla by Kalka-Shimla narrow gauge train. Kalka Shimla Train has its own history its built to connect, the capital of Himachal Pradesh in 1903 at an altitude of 2076 meters offers a panoramic feast to experience the grandeur of the picturesque Himalayas from the shivalik foot hills at Kalka to several important points such as Dharampur, Solan, Kandaghat, Taradevi, Barog, Salogra, Summerhill, Shimla and beyond up to the silvery snow line near the towering peaks. Kalka-Shimla-Railway runs through 102 tunnels, some of which have hoary tales to tell. It has 864 bridges, only one of which is a 60 feet plate girder span and a steel truss. The others are viaducts with multi-arched galleries like the ancient Roman aqueducts. Arrive Shimla meet and assist by Indian Travel Desk representative and escorted transfer to Hotel. Later stroll at Mall road visit to Lakkar Bazar (Wood Market) stop for a while at the beautiful stained - glass - windows of Christ Church, which was built in the 1850. Night stay at Shimla

Day 07 /Shimla - Kufri - Shimla (30 Kms )
Morning after breakfast excursion to Kufri 01 hour drive from Shimla, an exotica of nature as a place surrounded by dense forest and snow caped mountains amidst virgin peaks and natures flora and fauna where one can completely relax and tune oneself for natural beauty, evening free to enjoy the scenic beauty of Kufri beck to Shimla. Rest of the day is free to explore various scenic sights or visit mall road. Night stay in Shimla.

Day 08 / Shimla - Kalka (By Surface, 117 Kms ), Kalka - Delhi (By Train)
After breakfast you will transfer to Kalka Railway Station to board the Super-fast Shatabdi Express for Delhi. Arrive Delhi and you will transfer to Hotel. Night stay at Delhi.

Day 09 / Delhi Departure.
After breakfast day free for shopping, later you will transfer to Airport for your onward destination. Tour ends with sweet memories.

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