6 Days Delhi With Fatehpursikri Tour
5 Nights / 6 Days
Destination Covered : New Delhi, Jaipur, Agra, Prayagraj, Hawa Mahal, Agra Fort, Amber Fort, City Palace
Attractions : Agra Fort, Hawa Mahal, Amber Fort, City Palace
New Delhi, Jaipur and Agra Tour Itinerary
Arrival in New Delhi International Airport (IGI), Meet & Assistance on Arrival by Birdcube Travel Pvt. Ltd. representative and transfer to Hotel. Overnight in Delhi.
After breakfast, leave for the day tour to visit popular shrines in Delhi. Owing to the presence of Sufis and mystics, Delhi at one time was referred to as Hazrat-e-Dilli and Khurd-e-Mecca or the little Mecca. The story of Delhi and its contact with Sufism goes back to the 12th century. At the Sufi shrines, lamps are lit, holy scriptures are recited, poor are fed and prayers of a thousand pilgrims are answered.
Visit Jama Masjid, Dargah of HazratNizamuddin. HazratNizamuddinAuliya dominated the spiritual landscape of Delhi for nearly 60 years. The beginnings of SufianaQawwali (group singing) are attributed to him.
You will also visit UNESCO recognized World Heritage Site of Humayun’s Tomb-Commissioned by Humayun’s widow in 1562. It was designed by Persian architects.
Later visit Qutub Complex, an array of medieval monuments in the vicinity of the Dargah that has been recognized by UNESCO as World Heritage site. Of these, the 239 feet high QutubMinar is the most important. Eveningdrive back to hotel.Overnight in Delhi.
Morning after breakfast departs for Jaipur, land of Maharajas and palaces. Upon arrival check in to the hotel. Rest of the day is at leisure. Overnight in Jaipur
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Morning after breakfast visit Amber Fort, enjoy Elephant Ride while you climb up to the Amber Fort.
Amber Fort is a classic Rajasthani Fort and palace. The fort may look rough and austere from the outside, but the interiors in true Rajasthani style palaces evoke a sense of refined luxury. Inside the famed Sheesh Mahal - a room with all the four walls and ceiling completely embedded with glittering mirror pieces is a must see.
Later drive back to city and visit city Palace, JantarMantar&Hawa Mahal. Late afternoon enjoy your shopping in the pink city or drive back to hotel. Overnight in Jaipur.
After breakfast at the hotel, check out and drive for Agra, enroute visit FatehpurSikri. FatehpurSikri was built in the mid 16th century by Emperor Akbar. Though the city was buil had to be abandoned after 15 years due to scarcity of water. Interestingly, FathepurSikri represents Akbar’s secular, unifying and reconciliatory vision as the Emperor of India. The most important buildings in this vast complex are BulandDarwaza. Inside the fort is Diwan-i-Khas is a small double storied enclosure with a surprisingly innovative central pillar with heavy corbels that supports a balcony.
PanchMahal,a five-storey pavilion crowned with a domed chatri which overlooks the men's area. Jama Masjid and the white marble dargah of the Sufi saint SalimChisti.
KhwajaShaikhSalimChisti (1418-1572) was a greatly revered saint. ShaikhSalim was a Chishti saint who lived in the village of Sikri, as an ascetic. He came to imperial notice when he correctly predicted the birth of a childless Mughal emperor Akbar's son. He also looked after the emperor’s wife who had come to live in his village during her pregnancy. It was to thank and honor this saint that Akbar, in 1571, established the palatial-religious complex of FatehpurSikri on the site of ShaikhSalim's village, making it his capital. In gratitude Akbar also named his son Salim who later succeeded his father and ruled as Jahangir. The saint died shortly after construction of the capital began. His tomb is of white marble, and is enclosed by the Jama Masjid. The entrance porch of his shrine is held up by unusual but extraordinary serpant-like supports. Inside the tomb is the saint’s cenotaph, sheltered by a canopy decorated with mother-of-pearl. SalimChisti’s shrine is considered to be one of the best architectural accomplishments of the Mughals.
Legend says that Emperor Akbar walked barefoot from Agra fort covering a distance of 20 miles to seek the saint’s blessings. It is believed that offering prayers at SalimChisti’s shrine is wish fulfilling. There is also a ritual of tying a thread at the marble windows of this Dargah to fulfill the wishes. Later drive to Agra. Overnight in Agra
After breakfast in the hotel, check out and leave for sightseeing in Agra. First visit TajMahal (1653 A.D) and then Agra Fort (1573 A.D - mid 17th century). TajMahal one of the modern seven wonders of world was built in 1653 by the fifth Mughal emperor Shahjahan as a memorial to his wife MumtazMahal by the bank of river Yamuna. After his wife’s untimely death, Shahajahan vowed to have her mortal remains in a mausoleum that would be remembered by the world. His own remains are placed next to his wife’s. The great monument took almost 22 years to complete.
Agra Fort The Red sandstone fort as seen today was constructed by Emperor Akbar in 1573 and additions to the building continued till the time of his grandson Shahjahan.
Late afternoon, assemble, board and drive back to New Delhi. Upon arrival in Delhi you will be transferred to Delhi International airport to board flight for your onward destination.
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