Day 01 : Delhi - Agra
Upon arrival in Delhi, you will be contacted by our ground team on your registered mobile number. Alternatively you can also reach us on our customer care no. 9999-266-377 after landing. After doing necessary formalities (should not take more than 5-10 minutes), our representative will hand over the vehicle to you at the airport or nearby pick up location and brief you about the important aspects of Self-Drive cars.
Transportation to be arranged by yourself to the nearest pick up location. Upon receiving your Self-Drive vehicle, head straight to Agra. Arrive Agra and check into your pre-booked hotel. Enjoy, a half day tour of Agra, which is believed to have been founded in 1504 by Sultan Sikander Lodi, but flourished later under the Mughal Empire. Visit the Red Fort, which was commissioned in 1565 by Akbar, and subsequently embellished by other Mughal Emperors. The beautiful yet forbidding structure houses many exquisite palaces, and is a handsome example of Mughal architecture. Also visit the Taj Mahal... a mausoleum built as a symbol Emperor Shah Jahan's devotion to his beloved queen Mumtaz Mahal. Considered an architectural marvel, its construction took thousands of workers over 21 years to complete.
Day 02 : Agra - Jaipur Via Fatehpur Sikri
After breakfast, drive to Jaipur . Enroute visit Fatehpur Sikri, which was built by the Emperor Akbar and is home to many historical buildings. Akbar wanted to make Fatehpur Sikri his headquarters; however, he had to abandon it due to shortage of water. It is the best example of the amalgamation of Hindu and Muslim architecture. The Tomb of Sheikh Salim Chishti enshrines the burial place of the Sufi saint who lived a religious life here. Today, Fatehpur Sikri is a UNESCO World heritage site.
Day 03 : Jaipur
Today, enjoy a full-day sightseeing trip of Jaipur , also known as the 'Pink City'... it is famous for its colorful culture, forts, palaces, and lakes. The old city of Jaipur is painted pink, which gives it a magical glow. Visit the Amber Fort... a fascinating blend of Hindu and Mughal architecture. The best way to explore the fort is to ride up to it on elephant back. Later, stop to photograph the beautiful Hawa Mahal, also known as the "Palace of the Winds." This beautiful fašade with its ornately carved latticework windows is made of pink sandstone. Post lunch, visit the City Palace... again, a synthesis of Rajasthani and Mughal styles. Later, visit the Jantar Mantar Observatory, comprising geometric devices for measuring time. You will also visit the Albert Hall, which was modeled on the Victoria and Albert Museum in London and is a fine example of Indo-Saracenic style of architecture.
Day 04 : Jaipur - Delhi Departure
After breakfast, drive back to Delhi. Upon your arrival in Delhi, enjoy a half-day tour of New Delhi. The city of Delhi has been in existence since the 6th century BC and has seen ups and downs from the rule of the Pandavas right up to the British Raj. Visit Humayun's Tomb, commissioned by Humayun's wife Hamida Banu Begum in 1562. It was the first garden tomb built in the Indian sub-continent where the Persian architect used red sandstone on a large scale. You will drive past President House, India Gate and several other government buildings in Edwin Lutyen's Delhi. Thereafter, visit the Qutab Minar, which is the tallest brick minaret in the world; it was commissioned by Qutbuddin Aibak, the first Muslim ruler of Delhi. Later, handover the car and complete the necessary checks/formalities. Your Self-Drive adventure ends here.