Day sightseeing of the world famous city for its monument of love. We begin with a visit incomparable Taj Mahal. Commissioned by the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan as a memorial to his dead wife, Mumtaz Mahal, the mausoleum is the result of hard work of more than 20,000 workmen and 22 years, from 1631 to 1653, to complete. Later proceed to Agra Fort built by three generations of Mughal emperors. From an interior pavilion you can see the Taj Mahal appearing across the River Yamuna as a distant mirage. We proceed to the Mausoleum of Itmad Ud Daula that was built by Empress Noor Jahan, nine years before the construction of the Taj Mahal was begun. It is the first Mughal era building of all white marble, with designs that are even more delicate than those of the Taj Mahal. Almost the entire surface is covered with mosaics inlaid with semi-precious stones, and marble latticework decorates entrance arches, inside walls and screens. Overnight stay at Agra.
Day 05: Agra-Jaipur by surface.
(235 Kms, 4-5 Hrs).
Morning after breakfast visit Sikandra - the Tomb of Akbar. Later leave for Jaipur by road En route stop at Fatehpur Sikri, the 16th century Medieval Capital city of the Mughal’s abandoned barely six years after its completion. Its wealth of beautiful red sandstone structures contains the emperor's apartments, the Hall of Private Audience where the emperor received and conferred with special visitors, the carved, airy Apartment called the Turkish Sultana's House; the Hall of Public Audience, a courtyard Pachisi Board where, it is said, colorfully dressed ladies of the court served as pieces in chess games Played by royalty, and elegant five storied pavilion called Panch Mahal. On arrival in Jaipur check in hotel. Evening free at leisure. Overnight stay at Jaipur.
Day 06 :Jaipur
After breakfast in the morning tour of the impressive Amber Fort, situated on a ridge just outside Jaipur City. The Fort, completed in the early 18th century, took over 100 years to build and now, although deserted, offers a fascinating insight into the lifestyle of the Moghul ruling families. Your tour will include the imposing City Palace, still home to the Maharaja although several of the rooms are now open to the public. Many antiques and artefacts belonging to the ruling family are housed here, including a collection of weaponry. You will also visit the Hawa Mahal "Palace of the Winds", and the open-air Jantar Mantar Observatory to see the vast astronomical instruments. Overnight at hotel.
Day07: Jaipur – Pushkar by surface (150 kms, 2 – 3 hrs)
Morning after breakfast leave for Pushkar by road. On arrival in Pushkar check in at hotel. Afternoon City tour of Pushkar - Pushkar boasts temples, though few are as ancient as you might expect at such an important pilgrimage site, since many were deserted by Aurangzeb and subsequently rebuilt. The most famous is the Brahma Temple, said to be one of the few temples in the world dedicated to this deity. Overnight stay at Pushkar.
Day 08 – 09: Pushkar
Full day at the fair. Built as 'an explosion of fun, frolic, games and laughter', the fair provides some wonderful photographic opportunities and is a rare change to see Rajasthani women decked out in all their traditional jewellery, dress and finery. Temple music wafts through the night, as the fires die down and the Rajasthani melodies played on the stringed ek-tara come to a close. On the night of the full moon, the pilgrims bathe by moonlight, then send marigold and rose petals floating across the lake on green plate-like leaves. It is worth getting up early to see the camels and tribes rousing themselves in the pink of the dawn desert light. Overnight at hotel.
10: Pushkar – Delhi by surface (400 kms, 7 – 8 hrs)
Morning after breakfast leave for Delhi by road. Lunch en route. On arrival in Delhi tour ends.
Pushkar Fair dates are
from 25th October to 02nd November 2009
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