Delhi * Agra * Ranthambore * Jaipur * Delhi
Day 01 - Pick up Delhi
Today you will be met at your address that you are staying at in Delhi city, and taken on a day tour of Delhi.
India’s capital and a major gateway to the country, contemporary Delhi is a bustling metropolis, which successfully combines in its folds - the ancient with the modern. Amidst the fast spiraling skyscrapers the remnants of a bygone time in the form of its many monuments stand as silent reminders to the region’s ancient legacy. The first impressions for any visitor travelling in from the airport are of a spacious, garden city, tree-lined with a number of beautiful parks.
Day 02 - Delhi
Another day of sightseeing, and a visit to shops and markets.
Day 03 - Delhi - Agra (by car)
Today the Rajasthan Tour starts, the tour operator will pick up from your local address by car/van to drive Delhi to Agra.
On arrival in Agra, check in to Hotel Radisson Agra.
(Kindly note check in and checkout time is 1200 Hrs and early check in is subject to availability.)
Agra in terms of ambiance is still associated with its Mughal period. The Mughals besides being great rulers were also great builders and they preserved their best architectural wonders for Agra & its neighbourhood. It has many wonderful monuments and the Taj Mahal, the greatest of them all, is a masterpiece of Mughal architecture at its best. The massive but elegant Agra Fort, the delicate artistry of Itimad-ud-daulah’s tomb, the magnificent Taj and Akbar’s deserted capital, Fatehpur Sikri, are each unique and outstanding. Their architectural genius can also be seen in the forts, palaces and aesthetically laid out gardens - each one a silent witness to a grand style of a golden era.
Later, visit Taj Mahal and the Agra Fort, an outstanding example of Mughal architecture. Agra Fort - the seat and the stronghold of the Mughal Empire under successive generations. This was the seat of Mughal rule and administration and the present structure owes its origins to Akbar who erected the walls and gates and the first buildings on the eastern banks of Yamuna River. Shah Jehan added the impressive quarters and the mosque while Aurangzeb added the outer ramparts. Visit its Hall of Public Audience and its Royal Pavilions.
Day 04 AGRA – Ranthambore (B)
This morning, proceed for a sunrise tour of the Taj Mahal
After sunrise tour of Taj Mahal you will be driven from Agra to Ranthambore.
En-route visiting Fatehpur Sikri, the deserted red sandstone city, built by the Great Mughal Emperor Akbar as his capital and palace in the late 16th century. It was abandoned soon after it was built when the local wells went dry and it remains today in much the same condition that it was over 300 years ago. It is complete with palaces and mosques and used to be a town larger than London when it was originally constructed. Now it is an extraordinary place to wander around with its buildings in near perfect condition.
Ranthambore National Park is one of the biggest and most renowned national parks in Northern India. The park is located in the Sawai Madhopur district of southeastern Rajasthan, which is about 130 km from Jaipur. Being considered as one of the famous and former hunting grounds of the Maharajas of Jaipur, today the Ranthambore National Park terrain is major wildlife tourist attraction spot that has pulled the attention of many wildlife photographers and lovers in this destination.
Check in to the Tiger Den Lodge Ranthambore.
Day 05 - Ranthambore (B)
Another day spent in Ranthambore, morning and evening game drive to the National Park.
Overnight stay at the Tiger Den lodge
Day 06 - Ranthambore -JAIPUR (B)
After breakfast, continue your journey to Jaipur en route Lunch at (own expense). Upon arrival, check in at Hotel Country Inn & Suites.
Rajasthan’s kingdoms are an enduring legacy to India’s history. A land endowed with invincible forts, magnificent palaces ad waves of sand dunes and serene lakes. No other region in the country assembles the many paradoxes of India, as does the desert land of Rajasthan. By far it is the most colourful region in India.
Jaipur's past is never too far from hand. The city of victory, Jaipur presides over the fascinating desert state and its people: surrounded by rugged hills, each crowned by a formidable fort; and beautiful palaces, mansions and gardens dotted throughout its precincts. The palaces and forts of yesteryear that were witness to royal processions and splendour are now living monuments, accepted quite naturally into the lifestyles of the people of the "pink city". Except for the busy traffic of bicycles, cars and buses, little seems to have changed. There is a timeless quality to Jaipur's bazaars and its people. With its historical past, Jaipur revives legends of the ancient Rajputs. The dresses of the women and the turbans of the men add colour to this fascinating city.
Afternoon is at leisure for independent activities.
Overnight stay at Hotel Country Inn & Suites.
Day 07 - Jaipur (B)
After buffet breakfast at the hotel, you will be driven just outside Jaipur to the ancient capital of Amber to see the fabulous Amber Fort. Maharaja Mansingh, Mughal Emperor Akbar’s most successful General, started the construction of Amber Fort in the 17th century.
Before the City Palace was constructed in Jaipur, Amber was the seat of power. The fort is surrounded by fortified battlements and overlooks the Moat Lake. Ruins and remains are spread over the Aravalli hills and sprawling crenulated walls lattice the surrounding area.
An elephant will spare you the trouble of reaching up to the fortress (elephant ride is subject to availability). Once on top, stroll through the sprawling complex of courtyards and halls. Many of the rooms have delightful wall paintings, with precious stones and mirrors inlaid in the walls. Most fascinating, perhaps, is the Sheesh Mahal (hall of mirrors) where a single lamplight is reflected in the many mirrors, lighting up the room.
En-route to Amber you will stop and see the `Palace of Winds’, otherwise known as Hawa Mahal. It is really an elaborate facade behind which the ladies of the court used to watch the daily goings on in the street below. It is extremely intricate in its pink sandstone carving. The cool wind blows through its facade of windows and latticed screens through which the queens of the court once viewed the streets of the city.
In the afternoon, you will visit the city of Jaipur. Among the highlights to be seen while touring Jaipur include the City Palace, which is an overwhelming complex of exquisite palaces, gardens and courtyards, decorative art and carved doorways. The palace museum houses collections of rare manuscripts, armoury, costumes, carpets and miniature paintings. Walk to the adjacent Jantar Mantar or Astronomical Observatory made by the Maharaja of Jaipur, built in 1726 and is one of the five such astronomical wonders built by Sawai Jai Singh and makes accurate predictions even to this day. You will also have the opportunity to wander about the local markets. Return to your hotel after the sightseeing tour of Jaipur City.
Return to your hotel and spend the rest of the evening at leisure.
Overnight at the hotel Country Inn & Suites.
Day 08 JAIPUR – Delhi - (B)
After buffet breakfast at the hotel, you will be driven to Delhi (Approx 260 kms – 05 Hrs drive).
In time to transfer to airport or to your next stay in Delhi.
The cost includes:
■ accommodation of one double and one single room on bed and breakfast as per the hotels mentioned or similar. However the stay in Ranthambhore National Park would be on the Jungle Plan
- ■ all transfers, sightseeing and excursions by private AC Toyota Innova with local English speaking guides interstate permit fee, toll tax, passenger tax,
- ■ drivers, allowance and parking fee
- ■ 2 trips to Ranthambhore National Park by canter
- ■ Elephant hire charges at Amber Fort
- ■ assistance on arrival and departure
The cost does not include:
- ■ International & domestic airfares
- ■ meals other than breakfast unless specified
- ■ all personal expenses such as telephone, laundry, drinks, tipping and camera fee
- entrance fee to the monuments
- ■ and all other items which is not mentioned above
Our rate for the program given for above would be:
Number of Persons Minimum 02 paying adults
rate $895 PPx2 Single room paying adult $1370
All prices and tour itineraries are subject to change according to price & currency fluctuations &hotel availability, use price as a guide only and please enquire a quote for your specific itinerary.