DatesStart Date: 23/01/2020 End Date: 27/01/2020
LocationDiggi Palace, Jaipur
Jaipur Literature Festival is an annual literary festival held in Jaipur. It is the world’s largest free literary festival and features several speakers and writers from all over the world. It is also seen as an intermingling of Indian culture with other culture of the world. This is a 5-day event during in which noble laureates, budding writers, etc. participate. Attending this event is like a dream come true situation for a literature lover. If you also happen to be interested in literature, make sure to mark your attendance in this event. Moreover, you can enjoy visiting the major tourist attractions of the three most visited cities of India, i.e. Delhi, Agra and Jaipur by taking up the Jaipur Literature Festival Tour. These three cities are together known as the Golden Triangle of India and form the most famous tourist circuit of the country. All the cities are repositories of history, culture and traditions of India. To be precise, these cities are splendid enough to leave you awestruck with their multifacetedness. It will truly be a tour to remember for a lifetime.
Step off the plane and into our care with an assisted transfer at Delhi International Airport, from the bustle of the streets to the calm of your hotel. Sit back and relax yourself post a hearty brunch. Prepare yourself for an adventurous week ahead. In the evening you can go around for a stroll near your hotel area. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Morning, post breakfast proceed on a journey to tour New Delhi. You can visit sights such as, Humayun’s Tomb, the Qutub Minar which is a 72 meters high and one of the most perfect towers in the Persian world. After visiting these historical monuments, continue with a drive through Embassy area, the Government buildings and Connaught Place, the heart and main shopping district of the capital. On the way you can also visit India Gate. Later in the day, cross the city and into the walled gates of the Old city by visiting the Jamma Masjid. You can also drive through the fabled area of Chandni Chowk for a shopping expedition. In the evening you can go for a light and sound show at the Akshardham Temple. Overnight stay at the hotel in Delhi.
After having a wholesome breakfast, start your road trip from Delhi to this marble epic center Agra. After having reached Agra, check in to your hotel and fresh up for a tour to Agra Fort. The elegant buildings on the inside of the Agra Fort reflect an interesting synthesis of Hindu and Central Asian architectural styles. Built by Emperor Akbar, the maze of the courtyards, mosques & private chambers of the fort echo the story of the Mughal Empire. In the evening you can go for a stroll at the Mehtab Bagh which is a moonlight garden which was an extension of the Taj Mahal Garden - on the other side of the river. Return back to the hotel and prepare yourself to have a wonderful trip to The Taj. Overnight stay at the hotel in Agra.
This morning, start your day with a delicious buffet arranged for you at the hotel. Start your Agra expedition by visiting the UNESCO approved site, the Taj Mahal. The crown jewel of all Indian architecture, Taj Mahal, is a refined marble mausoleum, famous for its carvings, structural beauty and use of semi-precious stones in construction. When at the Taj Mahal you can visit its museum where you can find coins, ancient wares, paintings and more. Walk around the geometric garden for the Taj Mahal. Later in the day you can visit another signature of Mughal Empire, the abandoned capital city, Fatehpur Sikhri. It was built with every detail of luxury and architectural marvel. In the evening, you can go around to visit the local markets around your hotel. Overnight stay at the hotel in Agra.
After Agra, the tour will take you towards the western end of the country, the desert region, Jaipur. Post your breakfast, start for your journey to Jaipur. After entering the city of forts, check in at the hotel and get refreshed. After having your lunch, you can go around to visit the Amber fort, Nahargarh Fort and Shri Jagatshironmani temple. Keep your evening free to sit back and gaze at the Jal Mahal. Overnight stay at the hotel in Jaipur.
This morning you start your tour from the City Palace and can make a heritage walking tour out of just palaces and forts. The rugged landscape of Aravalli hills with a slight splash of desert outlook, gives a grandeur look to this destination. You can visit the Jantar Mantar, Hawa Mahal, temple of Govind Dev Ji, Nahargarh Fort and the Jaigarh Fort. In the evening, you can go around and visit the local market to buy some souvenirs. Return back to your hotel. Sit back and relax for a day at the Jaipur literary festival next. Overnight stay at the hotel in Jaipur.
This morning, post breakfast, head straight to attend the biggest literary festival. The Jaipur Literary festival was founded in 2006, and is an annual literary festival which takes place in the pink city of India, Jaipur each year in the month of January. The festival provides a platform for international authors and Indian language authors from the subcontinent to engage in a literary dialogue. The festival has an approximate attendance of nearly 100,000 annually. This festival also draws hordes of audience and guests from over the world to attend this 5-day event, which usually takes place in the third week of January. Each year, participants from Nobel laureates to local writers and from Man Booker Prize winners to debutant novelists engage into readings, debates, discussions along with the audience at the elegant Diggi Palace. If you're keen on meeting and socializing with authors and other important people, this is the place for you. In the evening you can enjoy the nightly music event. After being done having a geeky day, head back to your hotel in Jaipur for an overnight stay.
Today after breakfast, you'll head for Delhi. After reaching Delhi check in to your hotel and go for a stroll around the markets and go for a last-minute shop. Later on, you will be transferred to Indira Gandhi International Airport and catch a flight for your onwards journey.