Morning after B/fast proceed for full day sightseeing of Delhi to Visit: Red fort(Monday closed) , Raj Ghat, Humayun tomb,lotus temple (Monday closed) & Qutub minar,india Gate,drive past President house & Parliament building & in last Akshardham building. after sightseeing back to hotel for overnight stay.
After breakfast c/out from hotel & proceed to Agra (230 kms) , on arrival c/in at hotel , after refreshment proceed to visit –
Taj Mahal ( friday close): The mausoleum of Empress Mumtaz Mahal, the beloved spouse of Shah Jahan, who died in 1630. The Taj complex comprises a forecourt, a lofty entrance, a charming formal Mughal garden with canals and a central tank with a series of fountains, the tomb proper, and an attached mosque on the west and its symmetrical counterpart on the east. The Taj is remarkable for its perfect proportions and rich pietra dura, with minute details executed with great skill. The building, often styled” a dream in marble” is said to have taken at least 22 years (1631-1653) to build.
Later Agra fort ,
Agra Fort: lies on the bend of the River Yamuna, almost in the heart of the town. Akbar as his citadel built it over the years 1565-73 in the finest architectural style. It has imposing gates and walls of red sandstone and a moat.Return to hotel for Dinner and overnight stay.
Morning after B/fast c/out from hotel(at 0700 hrs) & proceed to Jaipur , on arrival ( around 1300 hrs ) visit –
Hawa Mahal( drive past) : Perhaps Jaipur’s most famous building; the Hawa Mahal is the pink sandstone façade of a palace built for the ladies of the harem by Sawai Pratap Singh. The façade contains 953 small casements under a huge curve, each with a balcony and crowning arch. The windows enable cool air (hawa) to circulate and the zenana to watch processions below without being seen. City Palace: as described by some writers “spectacular synthesis of Rajput and Mughal architecture”. The city palace occupies the center of Jaipur, covers one seventh of its area and is surrounded by high wall. Jantar Mantar Observatory: the Jantar Mantar built between 1728 and 1734 houses precise instruments for measuring “the harmony of heavens” each instrument serves a particular function and gives an accurate reading. Note worthy instruments worth visiting are the Samrat Yantra (sun dial), Dhruva Yantra (locates the position of the Pole star and the twelve Zodiac sings), Nari Valya Yantra (Sun dial for Southern hemisphere), Raj Yantra (used once a year to calculate the Hindu calendar) and observers seat.