Duration : 08 Days / 07 Nights
Destination Covered : Delhi - Jaipur - Agra - Delhi
DAY 1 DELHI
Arrive late night into Delhi, depending on flight schedules. Check into The Oberoi, New Delhi where a traditional Indian welcome awaits you. Relax in the comfort and elegance of the hotel and take in your first impressions of India. Overnight at the hotel.
DAY 2 DELHI > JAIPUR
After breakfast, transfer to Delhi airport to board your flight for Jaipur departing at 0930 hours. Arrive at Jaipur airport at 1010 hours. Meet and greet at the airport and check into The Oberoi Rajvilas. Relax and explore the palatial settings of the hotel. In the evening, watch the traditional ‘Aarti’ (prayer) at the ancient Shiva Temple within the hotel premises Your traditional Indian dinner will be served at Suryamahal restaurant. Overnight at the Hotel.
DAY 3 JAIPUR
After breakfast, spend the morning with a private appointment with our Ayurvedic doctor followed by a 3 hour ‘Spirit of Ayurveda’ massage. In the afternoon set out on an elephant ride. The ride concludes with a picnic in the scenic countryside surrounding Naila Fort. Overnight at the hotel.
DAY 4 JAIPUR
Morning excursion after breakfast to Amber Fort. 12 kilometres from Jaipur is the deserted city of Amber. It was once the ancient capital of the Rajput Empire. From the road you can climb up to the Fort in approximately 10 minutes, or take an elephant ride. After enjoying the stunning view of the Mansagar Lake from atop the fort, head back to the town. Enroute, visit Hawa Mahal, City Palace & Jantar Mantar Back to Hotel Overnight at the hotel.
DAY 5 JAIPUR > AGRA
After an early lunch, transfer to Jaipur Airport to board your flight for Agra, departing at 1400 hours. Arrive in Agra airport at 1600 hours and check into The Oberoi Amarvilas. In the evening enjoy a 2 hour ‘Touch of Serenity’ spa program. Evening is free at leisure Overnight at the hotel.
DAY 6 AGRA
Early morning visit to the Taj Mahal. The Taj Mahal, built in white marble by Emperor Shahjahan as a mausoleum for his queen Mumtaz Mahal, is a universal symbol of love. This magnificent monument is best enjoyed in the early morning hours. Return to the hotel for breakfast at Bellevue, the multi-cuisine restaurant. Later visit the Agra Fort. In the evening visit the Taj Mahal to see the monument changing colors at sunset. Enjoy a private romantic dinner with wine served in the privacy of your room balcony overlooking the Taj. Overnight at the resort
DAY 7 AGRA > DELHI
After breakfast, drive for one hour to Fatehpur Sikri, a world heritage site and the ancient Mughal capital of India. Completed in 1571 by the Mughal Emperor Akbar, who was known to be a very tolerant ruler, the buildings at Fatehpur Sikri blend both Islamic and Hindu elements in their architectural style. Experts argue that Fatehpur Sikri is the greatest accomplishment of Mughal architecture, surpassed only in reputation but not in its beauty by the Taj Mahal. The cultural politics of the site remain to be written; perhaps the mammoth chess board where human figures were used as chess pieces and moved at the emperor’s will, provides a clue.
Enjoy a picnic lunch on your way back to The Oberoi Amarvilas. In the afternoon transfer to Agra airport to board your flight for Delhi departing at 1750 hours. Arrive at Delhi airport at 1850 hours. Meet and greet at the airport and check into The Oberoi, New Delhi. Overnight at the hotel.
DAY 8 DELHI
Breakfast is followed by a day excursion to the old city of Delhi to discover the hustle and bustle that keeps the city alive. Explore the Old Fort or Purana Qila, pay tribute to Mahatma Gandhi at Raj Ghat, see the imposing Red Fort, visit the Jama Masjid and stroll through the bustling old bazaar of Chandni Chowk. (*Optional: In the evening visit the lively market of Dilli Haat for some last minute shopping or give your trip the perfect finishing touch with a head & Shoulder massage at the Oberoi Spa.)
Indulge in a farewell traditional Indian dinner at Threesixty while you relive the magical moments of your ‘India in Luxury’ holiday with Oberoi Hotels & Resorts. Early morning transfer to the Indira Gandhi International Airport for your flight back.