Day 01 : Delhi
Arrival Delhi . Our representative will meet and assist at the airport . Transfer to the Hotel for immediate occupancy of the room. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 02 : Delhi
Today explore the city of Delhi. This is the capital city of India, and can be called as a major gateway to the country. Delhi is one of the most important metropolitan in India. It has a very good combination of both modern, as well as ancient culture.
The sightseeing will include QutubMinar, the tallest stone tower in India and Humayum Tomb, built in 1570, is of particular cultural significance as it was the first garden- tomb on the Indian subcontinent. It inspired several major architectural innovations, culminating in the constructions of TajMahal. The Lotus temple located in south of Delhi is lotus shaped and has rightly been given the name. It is made of marble, cement, dolomite and sand. Later drive past the imposing India Gate, the Parliament building and the RastrapathiBhawan, the President’s residence.
Afternoon visit to Raj Ghat, a memorial to Mahatma Gandhi, Later drive past the magnificent Red Fort, overlooking the river Jamuna, built during the years 1638- 48 when the Mughul Empire was at its peak. The tour continues to Jama Masjid, one of Asia’s largest mosques, which is viewed from outside.
People stream in and out of the mosque continuously and the presence of a nearby bazaar means that the area is rarely quiet. Enjoy the rickshaw ride at Old Delhi later walk round theChandaniChawk market of old Delhi. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 03 : Delhi – Agra
Morning drive to Agra.Rest of the day is for leisure activities. Explore this historic city on your own.
Agra is caught up in a world of contrasting edifices, of red sandstone and white marble, narrow galleys and quaint buggies, and the irresistible charm of the Mughals. Modern Agra still reflects its Mughal heritage most conspicuously. A walk down the narrow bustling streets of the city will introduce the visitor to the wafting aroma of Mughals cuisine. Overnight at Hotel
Day 04: Agra
Proceed for a sunrise view of the TajMahal. The epitome of love and romance, TajMahal was built by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan as a dedication to his beautiful wife MumtazMahal.
TajMahal is an architectural wonder which is always the soul raison-de-etre for every tourist visit to Agra. Apart from its stunning design balance and perfect symmetry, the Taj is also noted particularly for its elegant domes, intricately carved screens and some of the best inlay work ever seen. Return back to the hotel for breakfast.
Afternoon visit Agra Fort, built by the Mughal emperor Akbar in 1565 AD. The fort is predominantly of red sandstone and lies on the bend of the river Yamuna, almost in the heart of the town. Akbar built it as his citadel over the years 1563-73 in the finest architectural style. It has imposing gates and walls of red sandstone and a moat.
Itmud-Ud-Duala is also known as BABY TAJ and has a special place in the chronicles of both history as well as architecture. This is precisely because ItmadudDaula is the very first tomb in India that is entirely made out of Marble. This is actually a mausoleum that overlooks the River Yamuna and is a tomb of Mir Ghiyas Beg, a minister in the court of Shah Jahan.Overnight at Hotel.
Day 5: Agra- Jaipur
In the morning drive to Jaipur,enroute visitFatehpurSikri, the ancient capital of King Akbar. This deserted city lies along the top of a ridge. The new capital had to be abandoned, only 14 years after it was created, due to lack of water. But the splendid palaces and mosques remain as a dream. After sightseeing, continue journey to Jaipur.Arrive Jaipur and check in at the Hotel. In the evening walk in the bye lanes of old city. A dinner (optional) can also be arranged in an ethnic restaurant to get the true flavor of Rajasthani culture, hospitality and its cuisine. Overnight at Hotel
Day 6: Jaipur- Ranthambore
Jaipur is the capital of Rajasthan a romantic realm of resplendent palaces, mighty fortresses and regal Maharajahs that lies in the western deserts. Jaipur is also known as the Pink city, on account of the distinctive color of its buildings. This did not however, form part of the original plan, but dates back to 1856, when the city was given a wash of pink in honor of a State Visit from Prince Albert.
Start the city tour with an early morning visit to the Fort of Amer, which was the capital of ancient Rajputs. Enjoy an elephant ride / jeep ride to reach the fort. Walk through the history and immerse yourself in the rich culture.The Palace and the Jaigarh fort show distinct Mughal influence. Also visit City Palace,an true example of imposing blend of traditional Rajasthani and Mughal architecture. The Maharaja of Jaipur still lives in part of the palace.Palace of Winds also known as HawaMahal. JantarMantar Observatory is the largest of five observatories built during 18th century. Its massive masonry instruments are of an extraordinary precision & can still be used to measure local time, the sun’s declination and altitude, the declination of fixed stars & planets & also to determine the time of an eclipse of the sun. Afternoondrive to Ranthambore. Check in to the hotel. Evening at leisure.Overnight at Hotel.
Day 7: Ranthambore
The National Park of Ranthambore is one of the finest tiger reserves in the country.Ranthambhor sanctuary has a large numbers of sambar, chittal, nilgai, chinkara, langurs, wild boar and peafowl. While deer congregate here to drink water, fresh water crocodiles, can be seen basking in the winter sun to regulate their body temperature. The lake also attracts a large number of migratory and local birds. The local fauna of the Park includes leopard, hyena, Jackal, Jungle cat, sloth bear and a little population of pythons. The majestic predators, assured of protection, roam freely during the daytime and can be seen at close quarters.
Experience the morning and evening jungle safari in open canter with naturalist (wild life Guide). In the afternoon visit Ranthambore Fort. Ranthambores gloriously past manifests itself in this fort. Built in 10th Century atop steep high creek, the fort wall runs round the summit and has a number of semi-circular bastions, some with sheer drops of over 65 m and stunning views. Ruined pavilions, walls and splendid monuments are interspersed within the majestic fort. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 8: Ranthambore to Delhi (360 Kms)
Experience the jungle safari again early in the morning and returnback to the hotel for breakfast. Afternoondrive to Delhi and as per the flight timings, transfer to International Airport to board the flight for onward journey.