Muslim Ziarat Tours II - 12 Days

Day 01: Delhi

Arrival at Delhi, Assistance upon Arrival and transfer to hotel / resort in Delhi, get freshen up and Relax for the day at hotel / resort

Delhi is a city of 15 million people located on the banks of the river Yamuna in northern India is one of the oldest continually inhabited cities in the world. This city has been the seat of power for several rulers and many empires for about a millennium. Many a times the city was built, destroyed and then rebuilt. Interestingly, a number of Delhi's rulers played a dual role, first as destroyers and then as creators. City's importance lies not just in its past glory as the seat of empires and magnificent heritage monuments, but also in the rich and diverse cultures. In Delhi, you will discover that the city is sprinkled with dazzling gems: captivating ancient monuments, fascinating museums and art galleries, architectural wonders, a vivacious performing-arts scene, fabulous eating places and bustling markets

Day 02: Delhi

After Breakfast Move for Visit Dargah Hazrat Baktiyar Kaki Shareef, Visit Dargah Hazrat Nizamuddin Aulia, The Masjid-i Jahān-Numā (Jama Mosque of Delhi) and Visit at UNESCO World Heritage Site – Red Fort and Visit at UNESCO World Heritage Site – Humayun’s Tomb (Maqbara)

Day 03: Delhi

After Breakfast move to Visit at Dargah Sufi Hazrat Sufi Inayat Khan & Visits Dargah Hazrat Nasir-ud-Din Mahmud Roshan Chirag – E – Delhi, Visit Dargah Hazrat Baktiyar Kaki Shareef Visit at The UNESCO World Heritage Site – Qutub Minar,

Day 04: Delhi- Agra

After Breakfast drive to “Indian Heritage City Agra” – Arrival at Agra, transfer to hotel / resort, get freshen up and move for Sightseeing / Visit at Agra as per the timings

Indian Heritage City Agra, situated on the banks of holy river Yamuna. Prominent tourist destination in the country. Millions of tourists visit Agra from all across the world every year to see the beauty of majestic Taj Mahal and other historical monument lying everywhere in the city. Agra is primarily witness of Mughal architectural excellence and their love for structural designs. No trip to India can be considered as complete without visiting to Agra

Visit at Sikandra (The mausoleum of the Mughal Emperor Akbar), Itmad-ud-Daulah Tomb and UNESCO World Heritage site – Agra Red Fort

UNESCO World Heritage site – Agra Red Fort sprawling over an area of 380,000 sq m, the fortress is situated on the right bank of River Yamuna. This fort was built by Mughal Emperor Akbar, after he defeated the Afghans at Panipat in 1556. Originally, this fort was held by the Hindu Sikarwar & subsequently, by Ibrahim Lodi, Babur, Humayun and Sher Shah. The fort was in bad shape when Akbar rebuilt it using red sandstone, which was brought from the Barauli area in Rajasthan. The renovation was completed in 1573, after eight years of hard work of 1,444,000 labours. The fort is often referred to as walled city, as seventy feet high walls surround it on all sides

Day 05: Agra - Jaipur

Morning take marvels view of UNESCO World Heritage Site – The Taj Mahal then drive continue to Jaipur – En-route Visit at UNESCO World Heritage site – Fatehpur Sikri and Dargah Shrine of Hazrat Salim Chishti – Arrival at Jaipur, transfer to hotel / resort in get freshen up and free for leisure in Jaipur

UNESCO World Heritage Site – Taj Mahal one of the most recognisable structures in the world, beautiful structure of white marble was built by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan, in the memory of his wife, Mumtaz Mahal. The construction of the monument started in 1632, a year after the death of his wife, and was completed in 1653. This symbol of eternal love is the quintessence of Mughal architecture. Besides, it also combines elements from Persian, Turkish and Indian architectural styles. The tomb, which is a white marble structure, stands in the centre of a complex. The most striking feature of this tomb is the marble dome, which is often called an onion dome, decorated with a lotus design; the top of this tomb features a gilded finial, which is topped by a moon. The finial reflects a mix of traditional Persian and Hindu decorative elements. The exteriors of the Taj Mahal are decorated by paint, stucco, stone inlays or carvings. The Taj Mahal complex is bounded on three sides by red sandstone walls. Taj Mahal was declared as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1983. Besides, it is also counted among the seven wonders of the modern world

UNESCO World Heritage site – Fatehpur Sikri (City of Victory) Exceptional testimony to the Mughal civilization at the end of the 16th century. It offers a unique example of architectural ensembles of very high quality constructed between 1571 and 1585. Its form and layout strongly influenced the evolution of Indian town planning, notably as Shahjahanabad (Old Delhi) Fatehpur Sikri was the capital of the Mughal Empire for only some 10 years. The complex of monuments and temples, all in a uniform architectural style, is the most typical example of Mughal walled city, with well-defined private and public areas and imposing gateways. The architecture is a blend of Hindu and Islamic and reflects the political and philosophical vision of the Mughal emperors and their style of government. The complex of monuments includes Jodha Bai's Palace, Panch Mahal, Buland Darwaza and Tomb of Hazrat Sheikh Salim Chishti

Dargah Shrine of Hazrat Salim Chishti (1478 – 1572) was a Sufi saint of the Chishti Order during the Mughal Empire in India. It was thought by many that Chishti could perform wonders. The Mughal Emperor Akbar-e-Azam went to the shrine of Ashraf Jahangir Semnani, but on his travels he also felt inspired to see Chishti. Akbar came to Chishti's home, deep in the desert, seeking a male heir to his throne. Chishti blessed Akbar, and soon the first of three sons was born to him. He named his first son Salim (later emperor Jahangir) in honor of Chishti. A daughter of Sheikh Salim Chishti was the foster mother of Emperor Jahangir. The emperor was deeply attached to his foster mother, as reflected in the Jahangirnama and he was extremely close to her son Qutb-ud-din Khan Koka who was made the governor of Bengal and his descendants are still to be found in Sheikhupur, Badaun. Hazrat Salim Chishti's mazar is one of the most notable accomplishments of Mughal architecture, surpassed only in reputation, and is flanked by the massive Buland Darwaza or Victory gate on the southern side, the Badshahi darwaza or Emperor's gate on eastern side, and a grand mosque Jama masjid on western side, as well as by courtyards, a reflecting pool, and other tombs. Construction commenced in 1571 and the work was completed fifteen years later.

Day 06: Jaipur

After Breakfast move for Jaipur City Tour, Jaipur has earned universal renown as 'Pink City'

Jaipur, bustling capital city of Indian state Rajasthan and a business centre with all the trappings of a modern metropolis but yet flavoured strongly with an age-old charm that never fails to surprise a traveller. Jaipur painted in Pink can grip any visitor with admiration. Stunning backdrop of ancient forts, mahals (palaces) all around, Jaipur is named after its founder; Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh (1688 to 1744)

Visit at City Palace of Jaipur , UNESCO World Heritage site – The Jantar Mantar, Hawa Mahal (The Wind Place), UNESCO World Heritage site – The Amber Fort

UNESCO World Heritage site – The Amber Fort Set in picturesque and rugged hills is a fascinating blend of Hindu and Mughal architecture. Constructed by Raja Man Singh I in 1592 and completed by Mirja Raja Jai Singh the fort was made in red sand stone and white marble. The rugged forbidding exterior belies an inner paradise with a beautiful fusion of art and architecture. Amber is the classic and romantic fort-palace with a magnificent aura. The interior wall of the palace depicts expressive painting scenes with carvings, precious stones and mirror settings. In the foreground is the Maota Lake providing a breathtaking vista

Day 07: Jaipur - Ajmer

After Breakfast drive for Ajmer – Arrival at Ajmer, transfer to hotel / resort get freshen up and move for Sightseeing / Visit at Ajmer as per the timings,

Dargah Shrine of Hazrat Moinuddin Chishti Also known as Shrine of Hazrat Khwaja Gharīb Nawāz "Benefactor of the Poor", he is the most famous saint of the Chishti Order of Sufism of the Indian subcontinent. Hazrat Moinuddin Chishti introduced and established the order in the subcontinent. The initial spiritual chain or silsila of the Chishti order in India, comprising Hazrat Moinuddin Chishti, Hazrat Qutbuddin Bakhtiar Kaki, Hazrat Fariduddin Ganjshakar and Hazrat Nizamuddin Auliya, each successive person being the disciple of the previous, constitutes the great Sufi saints of Indian history. Hazrat Moinuddin Chishti visited the seminaries of Samarkand and Bukhara and acquired religious learning from the eminent scholars of his age. He visited nearly all the great centers of Muslim culture, and acquainted himself with almost every important trend in Muslim religious life in the Middle Ages. He became a disciple of the Chishti saint Hazrat Usman Harooni. They travelled the Middle East extensively together, including visits to Mecca and Medina. Hazrat Moinuddin Chishti reached Ajmer along with Mu'izz al-Din Muhammad, and settled down there. In Ajmer, he attracted a substantial following, acquiring a great deal of respect amongst the residents of the city.

Day 08: Ajmer - Delhi

After Breakfast drive back to Delhi – Arrival at Delhi and transfer up to hotel / resort as per the timings,

Day 09: Delhi - Kaliar

After Early Breakfast Departure for Kaliar Sharif – Arrival at Kaliyar, Visits Dargah Hazrat Alauddin Ali Ahmed (Sabir Sahab)

Hazrat makhdoom Alauddin Ali Ahmed Sabir, also known as Sabir Kaliyari ("Patient Saint of Kaliyar"), was a prominent South Asian Sufi saint in the 13th century, nephew and Khalifa (successor) to Baba Fareed and the first in the Sabiriya branch of the Chishti Order. Today, his dargah (Sufi mausoleum) is at Kaliyar village, near Roorkee. Hazrat Syyedna makhdoom Alauddin Ali Ahmed Sabir Kaliyari was born in Herat, a town in the district of ( Afghanisthan) on the 17th Shahbanon 19, 512 Hijri (1196). His father was Syed Abdul Rahim, a descendent of Hazrat Gaus E Azam Dastagir. His mother was Jamila Khatun, the elder sister of Baba Fareed. He is known as Alauddin Ali Ahmed Sabir Kalyari. The names Ali and Ahmed were revealed to his mother in dreams. His father gave him the name Alauddin. Sabir was the title given by Baba Fareed Ganj E Sakar. Since his tomb is in Kalyar Sharif he is also known as Kalyari

Day 10: Kaliar - Sir Hind

After Early Breakfast Departure for Chandigarh (By Road 240Kms / 5 hrs Approx) – Arrival at Chandigarh, transfer to hotel / resort get freshen up and drive continue to Rauza Sharif Sirhind (By Road 50 Kms / 1 hrs) Visits ay Dargah Hazrat Sheikh Ahmed Farooqi Sirhindi, Evening time transfer to hotel / resort in Chandigarh, Overnight in Chandigarh

Imām Rabbānī Shaykh Ahmad al-Fārūqī al-Sirhindī (1564 –1624) was an Islamic scholar; He has been described as the Mujaddid Alif saānī, meaning the "reviver of the second millennium", for his work in rejuvenating Islam and opposing the heterodoxies prevalent in the time of Mughal Emperor Akbar. While early South Asian scholarship credited him for contributing to conservative trends in Indian Islam, more recent works, notably by ter Haar, Friedman, and Buehler, have pointed to Sirhindi's significant contributions to Sufi epistemology and practices. Most of the Naqshbandī suborders today, such as the Mujaddidī, Khālidī, Saifī, Tāhirī, Qasimiya and Haqqānī sub-orders, trace their spiritual lineage through Sirhindi. Shaykh Ahmad Sirhindi was born on Friday 26 June 1564 in the village of Sirhind.

Day 11: Sir Hind - Delhi

After Breakfast Drive back to Delhi – Arrival at Delhi and transfer to hotel / resort get freshen up and relax for the day in Delhi

Day 12: Delhi

After Breakfast move for (If Time Permits) Optional Sightseeing / Shopping Visits in Delhi and transfer to Delhi Station / Airport as per the timings,