Delhi - Agra - Ranthambore - Jaipur - Delhi
Day 01 : Delhi
Arrive Delhi by international flight. Meeting and assistance on
arrival and transfer to the hotel. Check-in time is 12 Noon.
Day 02 : Delhi
Full day sightseeing tour of New Delhi and Old Delhi New Delhi visit
includes Qutab Minar, one of the earliest remains of Imperial Delhi
(13th century AD ) Humayun's Tomb-the fine monument believed to be
forerunner of Taj Mehal, India Gata, the 42 metre high arch was
raised as a memorial to soldiers, drives past Parliament House,
President's House, Secretariat Building, Laxminarayan Temple and The
Old Delhi, constitutes of Red Fort built by Emperor
Shahjehaan in 1638 AD, Jama Mosque largest mosque in India also
built by Shahjehan, Raj Ghat and Shanti van-the cremation sites of
Mahatma Gandhi and Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru and drives past Chandni
Chowk, the main congested shopping hub of Old Delhi
Day 03 : Delhi - Agra drive, 204 km/4 hours
Breakfast at the hotel Around 1000 hours, drive to Agra and on
arrival, check-in at the hotel. Rest of the day free. Car at your
Day 04 : Agra
Morning sightseeing tour of Agra. Agra, the home of the immortal Taj
Mahal, the inimitable poem in white marble is the first expression
of love of an Emperor Shahjehan for his queen Mumtaz Mahal. This
great monument was completed in 1653 AD. Agra Fort, the imposing
structure on the banks of the river Yamuna is replete with priceless
examples of craftsmanship in the Mughal period, including the
beautiful pearl Mosque, it was designed and built by Emperor Akbar
in 1565 AD. Tomb of Itimadd-ud-Daulah built between 1622 AD by
Empress Nur Jehan, in memory of her father, Ghias-id-Din Beg., it is
considered a precusor of the Taj Mahal.
Day 05 : Agra - Ranthambhore drive, 275 km/7 hours
Morning drive to Ranthambhore visiting enroute Fatehpur Sikri.
Fatehpur Sikri, the birth story of this beautiful city is
interesting. There, in a grotto in Sikri, lived a Muslim Saint ,
Sheikh Salim Chishti by name. Akbar hearing of his renown, asked of
the blessings of a son, and when a son was born, not only was the
child named Salim, the site for a mighty and ambitious project - a
city - was chosen near the residence of the saint erected in k1569.
The shortage of water lead to the desertion of this city. Visit the
mosque of Salim Chishti, Panch Mahal and other Palaces.
Day 06 : Ranthambhore
Morning and afternoon jeep safari to view wildlife. Main species
found: Tiger, panther, hyena, jungle cat, civet, sambar, chital,
nilgai, bear, wild boar, partiridge, green pigeon, red spurfowl etc.
Surrounded by the Vindhyas and the Aravalis, amidst vast, arid and
denuded tracts of the desert ecology of Rajasthan, lies the oasis of
biomass, the Ranthambhor National Park, spread over an area of 392
sq.kms. of dense forest with nullahs and waterfalls.
The herbivorous population includes chital, sambar, blue bull and
chinkara. Sambar deer is the pride of the park. There is no other
park in Asia, where these largest of all Asiatic deer can be seen so
frequently during day-time. Wild boars and langurs are a common
sight. Among the reptiles, crocodiles can be seen basking in the sun
near the lakes.
The tiger is the biggest attraction of this park. According to
naturalists, Ranthambhore is one of the best parks in the country
for observing and photographing the activities of the tiger. Other
carnivores in the park include leopard, hyena, jackal, fox, caracal,
jungle cat, sloth bear and ratel. The park nests more than 300
varieties of birds. Common birds seen in the reserve are peafowls,
parakeets, doves, partridges, storks, egrets, flycatchers, eagles
and owls. Meals and overnight at the hotel.
Day 07 : Ranthambhore - Jaipur drive, 185 km/4 hours
Morning and Evening Safari and board even Train to Agra.
Day 08 : Jaipur
Morning excursion to Amber Fort, set in a picturesque location. Amer
is a fascinating blend of Hindu and Muslim architecture. Built in
the 16th century by Raja Mansingh in red sandstone and white marble,
the palace complex has some very interesting apartments. Jai Mandir,
Sheesh Mahal, Sukh Niwas, Ganesh Pol and Temple of Kali are some of
the prominent areas of interest. Elephants are provided to ascend
the fort to visit the complex.
Afternoon sightseeing tour of Jaipur. Jaipur, this city was built by
Maharaja Jai Singh, the notable astronomer 260 years ago. Visit the
Maharaja's City Palace, the home of the erstwhile royal family, the
Observatory, Ram Niwas Gardens, Hawa Mahal or the Palace of winds
built in 1799 by Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh and drive past the old
part of Jaipur city.
Day 09 : Jaipur -