- Visit the Majestic Taj Mahal
- Explore Jaipur's Amber Fort
- Ride a rickshaw through the streets of Old Delhi
- Learn how to cook Indian food in Jaipur
|Day 1||Arrival in Delhi||Delhi|
|Day 2||Sightseeing in Delhi and drive to Agra||Agra|
|Day 3||Sightseeing in Agra and drive to Jaipur||Jaipur|
|Day 4||Sightseeing in Jaipur||Jaipur|
|Day 5||Return to Delhi and departure|
Day 1: Arrival in Delhi
When you land at Delhi Airport, your guide will meet you at the arrivals area and take you to your hotel.
If you arrive early enough, you can visit Gurudwara Bangla Sahib, one of the most prominent Sikh gurdwara (Sikh house of worship). It was once the Haveli (mansion) of the eighth Sikh Gura, Guru Har Krishan, and later became a gurudwara in honor of his memory.
Approximately one thousand people visit Gurudwara Bangla Sahib each day.
Day 2: Sightseeing in Delhi and Drive to Agra
In the morning, you'll visit Old Delhi to see its ancient monuments, narrow streets, and bustling bazaars. You'll also visit Jama Masjid, one of the largest mosques in India. The mosque was built in 1656 by Shah Jahan, who also built the Taj Mahal and the Red Fort.
Then, you'll take a rickshaw ride through Chandni Chowk—Old Delhi's most famous market—where you'll be able to shop for everything from saris to silver jewelry.
The tour ends at the Raj Ghat, a memorial for Mahatma Gandhi.
After the tour, you'll drive to Agra, which takes about 4 to 5 hours. Once you arrive, you can check into your hotel and relax.
Day 3: Sightseeing in Agra and Drive to Jaipur
Today you'll start off bright and early with a visit to the famous Taj Mahal. This giant white marble mausoleum was built by Shah Jahan as a symbol of love for his beloved, Mumtaz Mahal. It's a jewel of Indian architecture and is one of the most famous monuments in the world.
Then, you'll return to your hotel for breakfast. Afterward, you'll head to Agra's Red Fort, an impregnable citadel built in the middle of the 16th century. There, you'll visit marble palaces, mosques, and beautiful gardens. From the top, you'll be able to enjoy magnificent panoramic views of the Yamuna River and the Taj Mahal on the opposite shore.
In the early afternoon, your driver will take you to Jaipur (about 5 hours away).
Day 4: Jaipur
After breakfast, your driver will take you to Hawa Mahal (Palace of Winds) to see its beautiful facade and snap a few photos before continuing on the famous Amber Fort, 7 miles (11 km) outside of Jaipur. You'll spend a few hours touring this hilltop fort, then go back to Jaipur to see the City Palace, which is a perfect example of blended Rajasthani and Mughal architecture.
Next, you'll visit nearby Jantar Mantar—also called the Solar Observatory—which houses a spectacular collection of nineteen architectural astronomical instruments.
In the evening, you'll experience India's culinary culture firsthand with a cooking lesson and demonstration taught in a family home. The class will focus on teaching you to cook Indian food and use Indian spices, under the guidance of your lovely hosts. The class lasts for about two to three hours.
Finally, you'll return to your hotel for the night.
Day 5: Return to Delhi and Departure
In the morning, you will drive back to Delhi (5-hour drive) and go to the airport for your flight home. Safe travels!