Mughal and Maharaja Delight - Vision Impaired - 3 nights

Agra, Jaipur

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  • Especially curated for our Wheelchair Bound travellers, the tour moves at a leisurely pace. The sightseeing tours have been designed to be enjoyed in a relaxed manner. This trip will include the services of drivers who have been specially trained to understand the needs of travellers on wheelchair and guides who are aware of ramps and accessible points at places of exception. The tour will have provision to include services like WAV (wheelchair accessible vehicles), ramps, wheelchairs, travel commodes and at an additional charge.
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698 * per person
  • Overview
  • Itinerary
  • Accommodation
  • Inclusions
  • Dates & Price
  • Before you Go
  • Important Info

What’s Included?

  • Accommodation as per hotels mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Transfers by air-conditioned vehicle as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • All excursions and sightseeing tours by air-conditioned vehicle as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Services of an English speaking local guide as mentioned in the itinerary.
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Itinerary in Brief

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  • Day 1 Arrive Agra

  • Day 2 Agra - Jaipur

  • Day 3 Jaipur

  • Day 4 Depart Jaipur

Itinerary

  • Day 1
    Arrive Agra
    • Arrival transfer from designated locations to hotel in Agra, en route visit Itmad-ud-Daulah's Tomb and Agra Fort.

      Welcome to Agra! An Enable Travel representative will meet you at any of the designated locations in Agra. The representative will guide you to the awaiting vehicle, facilitating your smooth transfer to the hotel.

      A smooth check-in would also involve one of the staff members familiarizing you with the layout of the room and the amenities within the hotel premises.

      En route, visit the magnificent Itmad-ud-Daulah's Tomb, popularly known as the 'Baby Taj'. Filled with gardens, mini structures and heritage monuments, this elegant tomb is the first structure of its kind to be constructed of pure marble in Mughal India and a perfect draft of the iconic Taj Mahal.

      We will now head off to Agra Fort, an outstanding example of Mughal art and architecture. An impregnable military structure built by Akbar, the Agra Fort luxuriated with the elegance, lavishness and majesty of an imperial palace - a perfect synthesis of civic and military architecture. Relive the era as you step into the seat of power and the stronghold of the Mughal Empire. Absorb the glory of this imposing, red sandstone structure and visualise the fabled peacock throne, which incorporated virtually all the important gems of the imperial treasury here, as well as the beautiful Diwan-e-khas, or Private Audience Hall within the fort.

      As you move towards the fort entrance, be ready to hear the excited and forceful vendors hawking away cheap souvenirs.

      Go back in time as you walk up the ridged ramp which was once used by royalty to enter or exit the fort on horsebacks. Put your ear to the hollow walls in the summer palace and hear voices reverberating in the room.

      Experience the masterpiece of acoustics in the Hall of Public Audience which meant the emperor was loud and clear enough for all those present there. If you are lucky, with not many people around, you could easily hear the finest of the sounds from a distance.

    • Meals included: None (meals on your own)
    • Crystal Sarovar
  • Day 2
    Agra - Jaipur
    • Transfer from hotel in Agra to hotel in Jaipur, en route visit the Taj Mahal and Fatehpur Sikri.

      Your day begins after a sumptuous breakfast with a visit to the Taj - the epitome of marvellous Mughal architecture. Partake in the poetry of the beautiful Taj and the lost love stories that surround the mausoleum, as it sits reminiscing by the gurgling Yamuna.

      In order to protect the Taj Mahal from vehicular pollution, tourist vehicles are allowed only up to the designated parking zone which is a short distance away from the Taj Mahal entrance. Here on wards, we are expected to board battery operated vehicles (golf cart / bus) to reach the main entrance of the Taj and back.

      Celebrated for its structural magnificence and aesthetic beauty, symbolically, the Taj Mahal complex was conceived as a replica on earth of the house of Mumtaz in paradise.

      Additionally, sound was also used to express ideas of paradise. The interior of the mausoleum has a reverberation time of 28 seconds, providing an atmosphere where the words of the Hafiz, as they prayed for the soul of Mumtaz, would linger in the air.

      Truly, a symphony in white marble, its magical serenity almost merges with the calmness of the river Yamuna.

      Words fail us as we describe the exterior decorations of the Taj Mahal as among the finest in Mughal architecture. Worth caressing are its calligraphic panels, its abstract forms, its recessed arches, its lattice screens, vegetative motifs andpassagesfrom theQuranthat comprise some of the decorative elements.
      In the afternoon, take the scenic road from the capital of the Mughals to the capital of the Kachwaha Rajputs - Jaipur (a journey of 230 km / approx. 7 hours). As you leave Agra and embark on a long yet fascinating day of travel, the rural landscape unfolds the soul of India hidden in its villages. The contrast is indeed breathtaking dotted with thatched roofs and cow dung cakes. Yes, India still lives in its villages!
      Make a stop at the deserted fort of Fatehpur Sikri, a brilliant fusion of both Hindu and Mughal architecture. Located just 40 km from Agra, it is an enchanting folly that changed the landscape of the region, a mesmerizing capital city built by Akbar in honour of Sufi saint Sheikh Salim Chisti, only to be deserted within 14 years to fall to slow, poetic ruin.
      Embrace and feel the delicately carved pillar at the Hall of Private Audience - a beautiful manifestation of Akbar's secular attempt towards unification of all the religions. Visiting the Turkish queen's palace is an experience that will leave you spellbound. Standing close to the wall facing it, stretching out both your hands, feel the exquisite craftsmanship - every inch of the palace is profusely carved. Each of its stone slab has a different design such as arabesque designs on the pillars of verandah and bell-shaped, floral and herring-bone carvings on the brackets supporting the roof. The dado panels depict scenes of forests and gardens. There are animal motifs and swastik patterns too.
      On arrival in Jaipur, check in at the hotel.

    • Meals included: Breakfast
    • Hilton
  • Day 3
    Jaipur
    • Explore the city of Jaipur.

      Get ready, post a luxurious breakfast, to explore the pink city. Soaked in myriad shades of pink, the plethora of heritage sites boasts of scholarly intellect, courage and sheer extravagance.

      Begin an exciting day around the city with a photo stop at the beautiful Hawa Mahal. The Palace of Winds is a five-storey spectacle with a dazzling pyramidal facade and overhanging windows. The journey now continues on to the ancient Amber Palace Fort. Perched atop a ridge just outside Jaipur city, Amber is surrounded by fortified battlements, overlooking the Maota Lake. Built in the 17th century, it was once the seat of power before the birth of the Jaipur's City Palace. Though not long, through a winding uphill and a bit rough drive, you are taken in your car up to the drop-off point from where you enter the main gate, which opens out into the first courtyard of the palace.

      Don't be surprised if you are welcomed into the main courtyard by the beat of drums and bugle of trumpet along with the elephants as they enter the palace from the royal entrance.

      As you cruise through the palace, you are likely to overhear multilingual excerpts from a multitude of local guides briefing their own guests, helping you script your own story of the monument.

      Within the complex is the Ganesh Pol, an awe-inspiring gateway painted with beautiful images of the elephant-headed god, Ganesh. An amicable synthesis of Rajput and Mughal architecture adorns the apartments, gardens and landscaping of the palace.

      Later, visit the sections of the City Palace, a repository of Rajasthani artifacts and culture. It houses a remarkable collection of Rajasthani costumes, and armoury of Mughals and Rajputs, an art gallery, intricately designed carpets, royal paraphernalia and rare astronomical works. Next, proceed to the awe-inspiring Jantar Mantar, a stone astrological and astronomical observatory built in the 18th century. Known for its ingenuity, this scientific 'playground' paved the way for modern astronomy.

    • Meals included: Breakfast
    • Hilton
  • Day 4
    Depart Jaipur
    • Post breakfast, explore the bustling bazaar of the old city to shop for famous Jaipuri textiles and jewellery.

      Later, bid farewell to your tour, as you are transferred to the airport in Jaipur for your onward journey.

    • Explore the bazaar of the old city followed by a transfer to the airport in Jaipur.

      Post breakfast, explore the bustling bazaar of the old city to shop for famous Jaipuri textiles and jewellery.

      Later, bid farewell to your tour, as you are transferred to the airport in Jaipur for your onward journey.

    • Meals included: Breakfast
About
  • Agra
  • Jaipur

The mystical appeal of one of the seven wonders of the world, the Taj Mahal draws tourists from all over the world. But the Taj isn't the only attraction here. The magnificent legacy of the Mughal empire includes a grand list of tombs and mausoleums that are all worth a visit. Also, don't miss out on the bustling bazaars and splurge a bit on luxurious carpets and leather goods!

Adorned with pretty pink palaces, lush green gardens and grand forts, Jaipur represents the rich and vibrant culture of Rajasthan. The enthralling mahals and thoughtful locals make it worth every tourist's time. The camels, festivities and the hippie culture are an add-on to this stunning Pink City nestled between mighty forts and the rugged Aravalli Hills.

Accommodation

  • Agra
    1 night

    Crystal Sarovar

    Deluxe Room
    • Bar
    • Air Conditioner
    • Restaurant
    • Room service
    • Business Center
    • Pool
    • Gym
    • Internet
  • Jaipur
    2 nights

    Hilton

    Deluxe Room
    • Bar
    • Air Conditioner
    • Restaurant
    • Room service
    • Business Center
    • Pool
    • Gym
    • Internet

Inclusions

  • Accommodation as per hotels mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Transfers by air-conditioned vehicle as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • All excursions and sightseeing tours by air-conditioned vehicle as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Services of an English speaking local guide as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Assistance of an Enable Travel representative at the designated locations.
  • All currently applicable taxes, i.e. Hotel tax and Transportation tax.

Exclusions

  • Cost of international / domestic airfares.
  • Airport taxes.
  • Air, train or bus fare from / to your originating city of stay, unless specified.
  • Visa fees.
  • Travel insurance.
  • Any meals / en route meals unless specified.
  • Any additional sightseeing tours other than those mentioned in inclusions.
  • Items of personal nature, viz, tips, porterage, room service, laundry, mineral water, alcoholic or non-alcoholic beverages, phone calls, additional sightseeing tours and excursions not included in the itinerary, still or video camera fees, etc.
  • Any increase in fuel cost, government taxes, entrance fees, intra and interstate taxes, etc. The tour price will be amended in accordance.
  • Entrance fees @ INR 5742 per person, payable extra over and above the tour cost.
  • Any items / services not specifically mentioned under inclusions.
  • Supplement charges applicable for long weekends and festivals.
  • Any rides, safaris, boating charges, additional sightseeing tours other than the mentioned in inclusions.
  • Goods and Services Tax of 5%.

Dates & Price

Price Validity Category Twin / Double Single
1st Oct 2019 - 31st Mar 2020 HERITAGE 584 700
1st Oct 2019 - 31st Mar 2020 ECONOMY 612 748
1st Oct 2019 - 31st Mar 2020 SUPERIOR 698 917
1st Oct 2019 - 31st Mar 2020 DELUXE 733 982
1st Oct 2019 - 31st Mar 2020 LUXURY 2,557 4,499

Before you Go

  • The Taj Mahal remains closed to visitors on Fridays.
  • We request all our guests to let us know of all their special requirements, i.e. dietary, mobility, accessibility, vision, speech or hearing, at the time of booking, enabling us to plan the trip accordingly.
  • If you use a motorized wheelchair, please carry sufficient battery back-up (in case of a breakdown).
  • Manual wheel chairs can be arranged.
  • Voltage available in India is 220-240 V. International adapters are available at most hotels.

Important Info

  • The Taj Mahal remains closed to visitors on Fridays.
  • Check in time will be 1400 hours and Check out time will be 1200 hours.
  • Early check in is subject to availability.
  • Prices are subject to change without any prior notice.
  • Visas for India should be obtained by all passengers well before their departure for India.
  • Rates include only those items specified in your itinerary.
  • Distances mentioned in itinerary are approximate and driving time depends on traffic conditions.
  • During the visit to the Taj Mahal, tourists are required to travel from the parking lot to the main gate (and back) on foot or by battery operated non air-conditioned vans. These vans cannot be pre-booked ad guests will have to wait in queue for their turn. These vans are not wheelchair-friendly. For our wheelchair-bound guests, permission to drop and pick them up at the monument gate is subject to local conditions.
  • No wearing footwear and no carrying plastic or leather articles while entering any temple.
  • The rates mentioned above are confidential and should not be shared with a third party without written consent of Enable Travel. All arrangements made by Enable Travel are in the capacity of an agent only. Enable Travel will not be liable for claims or expenses arising from circumstances beyond our control such as accidents, injuries, delayed or cancelled flights and acts / forces of nature.
  • In case, at the time of booking, accommodation is not available in the hotels mentioned above, we will book an alternate hotel / category of room for which the supplement / reduction will be advised accordingly.
  • A refund / discount would not be applicable if breakfast or any meals included in the package are not utilised.
  • Enable Travel's costs are based on contracted rates for leisure business. No conference / business / corporate activity has been envisaged in the tour cost. Including any such activity may result in the above being treated as a Business Delegation and the hotels are likely to charge a separate contracted rate for the same.

  • In case of any additional expense incurred due to a change in Government of India and Reserve Bank of India regulations pertaining to taxes, fuel hikes, entrances to monuments, transport, fluctuation in the rate of exchange and any force majeure situation due to natural / political conditions, Enable Travel reserves the right to adjust the tour price accordingly.
  • Smoking in public places has been prohibited in India. Public places include open spaces, restaurants, hotels, pubs, discotheques, banquet halls, etc. No services would be permitted / provided in separate smoking enclosures / areas, if available, with the exception of rooms designated as 'smoking rooms' in hotels.
  • Force Majeure Situations: Enable Travel and its associates shall not be liable to pay any compensation where the performance / prompt performance of our contractual obligations is prevented / affected or any damage or loss is suffered as a result of a 'force majeure' situation. In these Booking Conditions, 'force majeure' would stand for any event which Enable Travel or the supplier of the service(s) in question could not, even with all due care, foresee or avoid. Such events may include war or threat of war, riot, civil strife, actual or threatened terrorist activity, industrial dispute, natural or nuclear disaster, adverse weather conditions, fire and all similar events outside of our control. Enable Travel and its associates are not liable for any compensation for damage caused by a force majeure or other unforeseen events. Enable Travel would notify our clients / agents timely of such force majeure events as and when feasible and will aim to limit the damage and supplement cost befalling the clients / agents for alternate arrangements deviating from the planned programme.