Adventure India With Taj Mahal
Duration : 7 Nighths / 8 Days
Destination Covered : Delhi - Haridwar - Shivpuri - Rishikesh - Agra - Delhi
Day 01 : Arrive Delhi
Arrive by International flight, after traditional 'Swagat' (Welcome) our representative would assist you at airport and transfer to hotel overnight stay.
Delhi is a bustling metropolis, which successfully combines in its folds the ancient with modern. Its strategic location was the prime reasons why successive dynasties chose it as their seat of power. In fact, more mythological cities are believed to be here, like the city of Indraprastha from the Hindu epic Mahabharata, founded around 5000 BC. Numerous monuments were built over several centuries by different rulers like Qutub-ud-din Aibek, Alauddin Khilji, Tughlaks, Humayun & Shah Jahan, who built the Walled City Shah Jahanabad.
Later in first half of 20th century much of New Delhi was planned by Sir Edwin Lutyens, who laid out a grandiose central administrative area as a testament to British rule in India. The division in walled city & New Delhi also marks the division in life styles. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 02 : Delhi
Today we take a guided tour of Old Delhi, the 17th century walled city of Shah Jahanabad, Visiting the great Jama Masjid, the principal mosque of Old Delhi. Built in the year 1656 AD by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan, it is the largest & best known mosque in India. Later we walk down or take a rickshaw ride through Chandi Chowk, the old marketplace of Shah Jahanabad now a picturesque bazaar to reach Red Fort, built in the year 1648 by Shah Jehan.
In New Delhi, we visit Raj Ghat, memorial to the Father of the Nation, Mahatma Gandhi. It is a simple black marble platform that marks the spot of his cremation on 31 January 1948. Further we drive past India Gate, memorial built in the year 1931 to commemorate the Indian soldiers who died in the World War I & the Afghan Wars. The names of the soldiers who died in these wars are inscribed on the walls. President's House, the official residence of the President of India, built in the year 1931. Until 1950 it was known as Viceroy's House & served as the residence of the Governor-General of British India. We will also visit Humayun's Tomb, memorial of Mughal Emperor Humayun, built in the year 1562. The complex is a World Heritage Site & the first example of this type of Mughal architecture in India. Qutub Minar, built in the year 1206 by Qutub-ud-din Aibek. It is the tallest (72m) brick minaret in the world, an important example of Indo-Islamic Architecture. Qutub Minar & its monuments are listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Optional - Sound & Light Show at Red Fort with dinner at Chor Bizarre. Overnight at hotel.
Day 03 : Delhi - Haridwar - Rishikesh - Shivpuri (251 km)
Morning after breakfast drive to Shivpuri, via Haridwar & Rishikesh, On arrival at Shivpuri check in at the camp. Evening enjoy the campfire. Dinner and overnight stay at camp.
Day 04 : Shivpuri - Byasi - Shivpuri
Early morning wake up for a Yoga class followed by relaxation of body and mind. After breakfast drive to Byasi and today we exercise team work and hit the most exciting rapids on Ganges. Lunch at camps, remaining day free for own activities. Evening meditation and relaxation followed by camp fire and dinner.
Day 05 : Shivpuri - Rishikesh - Shivpuri
Early morning yoga classes.After breakfast we raft down from Shivpuri to Rishikesh assessing leadership qualities, team spirit and training for rescue. Lunch at Brahampuri. Today we will hit the most exciting rapids on Ganga. Return back to Camps for Overnight stay.
Day 06 : Shivpuri - Delhi (251km)
Morning after breakfast check out from the camp and drive to Rishikesh, on arrival visit Laxman Jhoola, Temple & Ashrams. In the afternoon drive back to Delhi. On arrival at Delhi check in at the hotel. Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 07 : Delhi - Agra (203 km)
Morning after breakfast drive to Agra, on arrival check in at the hotel. In the afternoon city sightseeing tour of Agra visit including visit Taj Mahal, symbol of eternal love, which stands on the banks of River Yamuna. It was built by the 5th Mughal emperor, Shah Jehan in the year 1631 in memory of his wife, Mumtaz Mahal.
Also visit Sikandara, Akbar's tomb. His son Jahangir completed the construction of the tomb in the year 1613. Itmad-Ud-Daulah's Tomb, built by Nur Jahan between 1622 and 1628. It belongs to the father of Nur Jahan, Ghiyas-ud-Din Beg. He was the Wajir (Chief Minister of Emperor Jehangir). This white marble tomb was. This tomb was the first complete marble Mughal structure. Later transfer to the hotel for overnight at hotel.
Day 08 : Agra - Fatehpur Sikri (38 km) - Agra (203 km)
After breakfast, proceed to Fatehpur Sikri, 38 km from Agra, was one of the capital cities of Akbar after the childless Mughal was blessed with a son with the blessings of the Sufi saint, Sheikh Salim Chisti, who lived here. The new capital came up in 1569. Through the Juxtaposition of the buildings seems whimsical, they are thoughtfully planned, imparting an atmosphere of playful brilliance. Towering, walls on three sides surround the rectangular-shaped city, accessible through nine gates, and an artificial lake is located on the west. Credit for preserving the monuments goes to Lord Curzon. These protected monuments and the city's environs are well maintained by the Archaeological Survey of India.
After exploring it drive back to Delhi, On arrival at Delhi transfer to the international airport to board the flight for onward destination.
Tour and Services Ends.