Day 1: Arrive Mumbai
Mumbai, known as Bombay is a major metropolitan city of India. It is the state capital of Maharashtra.Mumbai is the most multicultural, vibrant cosmopolitan city. The capital city of Maharashtra State has a multitude of unique and interesting sights and the grandiose monument overlooking the Arabian sea. The Gateway of India is a popular place to start exploring Mumbai. Upon arrival transfer to the hotel.Evening at leisure.Overnight at Hotel.
Day 2: Mumbai
Morning proceed for a city tour after a relaxed breakfast. Mumbai Fort is the area north of Colaba, since the old British fort was once located here. There are lots of impressive buildings from Mumbai’s golden period . St. John’s church, dedicated to the soldiers, who laid down their lives in the Sindh campaign of 1838, and the first Afghan war of 1843, is also worth a visit.
Marine Drive is Mumbai’s most famous thoroughfare. It is also referred to as the Queen’s Necklace because of the dramatic line of street lamps lit up at night.
Gateway of India is Mumbai’s principal landmark, and is a huge archway on the water’s edge at Apollo Bunder.
Chowpatty beach situated at the end of Marine Drive has a moderate expanse of sand and is the only beach in the central part of Mumbai. One can witnesses many Hindu religious ceremonies taking place.
Mumbai High court is an attractive building in early English Gothic style, situated next to the Oval Ground is well worth a visit for its impressive architecture. Statues representing Justice and Mercy surmount the Central structure.
Rajabai Clock tower, situated at the gardens of the Bombay University building rises above the portion of the library section. The top of the cupola is ornamented with sixteen statues depicting various Indian castes. In the evening enjoy the beach close to the hotel. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 3: Mumbai -Aurangabad
In the morning, after breakfast, transfer to the airport to board a flight to Aurangabad. On arrival, check-in at the hotel. Aurangabad district has always been a prominent region on the Deccan plateau. Having been inhabited since the Stone Age, it has a long artistic and cultural history to which several dynasties have made major contributions over the years. Maurya rule marked the arrival of Buddhism in Maharashtra. To scholars and lovers of art and culture the city is more familiar as the gateway to the ancient caves of Ajanta and Ellora, both famous as treasure houses of Indian Art and Sculpture. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 4: Aurangabad
Morning after breakfast, Proceed for a full day sightseeing with excursion to Ajanta ,ElloaCaves.
Ellora Caves are the rock-hewn temples and monasteries of Ellora that lie just 30 km away from Aurangabad city. Kailas Temple, the central attraction at Ellora, is the most remarkable. Chiseled by hand from a single massive rock, it includes a gateway, pavilion, courtyard, vestibule,sanctorumtower which bear testimony to the excellence of Dravidian art.
Ajanta caves are nestling in an inner fold of the Sahyardi hills, 100 km from Aurangabad. The 30 rock-hewn caves of Ajanta are in the shape of a mammoth horse- shoe . The Caves date from the 2nd century BC. carved with little more than a hammer and chisel. The exquisite wall and ceiling paintings, panels and sculptures of Buddha’s life are famous throughout the world as the earliest and finest examples of Buddhist pictorial art. Return to Aurangabad and visit the Daulatabad Fort.
DaulatabadFort, was once known as Devgiri. this magnificent 12th century fortress stands on a hill just 13 km. from Aurangabad. It was given the name Daulatabad, the city of fortune, by Muhammad Tughlaq, Sultan of Delhi. One of the world’s best preserved fort of medieval times, surviving virtually unaltered. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 5: Aurangabad -Mumbai-Jaipur
After breakfast, transfer to the airport to board a flight to Jaipur . On arrival, Transfer to the prebooked Hotel.
Jaipur is the capital of Rajasthan a romantic realm of resplendent palaces, mighty fortresses and regal Maharajahs that lies in the western deserts and is an utterly unique part of India. Jaipur takes its name from its venerated founder Jai Singh II, who was given the title Sawai Maharaja by the Mughal. Jaipur is 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.
Spend rest of the day at leisure, indulge in talking to the locals, exploring the local market.Overnight at Hotel.
Day 6: Jaipur
Morning after breakfast, Proceed to Amber Fort. Its forbidding exterior belies an inner paradise where a beautiful fusion of Mughal and Hindu styles finds its ultimate expression. Elephant rides or a hired jeep can take one up to the towering heights of Amber fort.
City Palace is a delightful blend of Mughal and traditional Rajasthan architecture. The City Palace sprawls over one-seventh of the area in the walled city. It houses the Chandra Mahal, ShriGovindDev Temple and the City Palace Museum.
JantarMantar is the largest and the best preserved of the five observatories built by Jai Singh II in different parts of the country. This observatory consist of outsized astronomical instruments which is still in use.
HawaMahal is the ornamental facade of “Palace of Winds” is a prominent landmark in Jaipur. It is a five-storey structure of sandstone plastered pink encrusted with fine work and elaborate balconies. This evening, visit the Birla Temple to learn more about the fascinating religious life of Jaipur. Your visit will coincide with the Aarti Ceremony, which involves oil lamps being lit and waved, in order to awake and invoke the deity.
Later visit ChokiDhani. Experience a true flavour of Rajasthani culture. Enjoy a cultural evening with a folk dance performance by local tribal artistes. A sumptuous Indian dinner will mark the perfect end to a great day Overnight at Hotel.
Day 7: Jaipur-Ranthambore
In the morning, after breakfast, drive to Ranthambore National Park. After reaching, check-in to the Hotel.
Ranthamborewildlife sanctuary is known for its tigers and is one of the best places in India to see these animals in their natural jungle habitat. Tigers can be easily spotted even in the daytime. Other major wild animals include leopard, nilgai, wild boar, sambar, hyena, sloth bear and chital. The sanctuary is home to a wide variety of trees, plants, birds and reptiles, as well as one of the largest banyan trees in India.
In the afternoon, after lunch, embark on a wildlife safari into the Ranthambore National Park in open canter with naturalist/wild life guide. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 8: Ranthambore
Experience the morning Jungle safari and evening 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 9: Ranthambore- Agra
Morningdrive to Agra. On the way, stop to explore the ruins of FatehpurSikri, a UNESCO world heritage site.Akbar, who was without a male heir heard about Saint SalimChisti and visited him in the year 1568. The saint blessed him with 3 sons and in gratitude Akbar ordered the great mosque of FatehpurSikri built under his supervision. As a mark of respect to the saint, Akbar shifted his capital to FatehpurSikri and built various secular buildings. Continue drive to Agra. Reach Agra and check in to the hotel. Overnight at Hotel
Day 10: Agra-Corbett
Early morning visit TajMahal, symbol of eternal love, which stands on the banks of River Yamuna. It was built by the 5th Mughal emperor, Shah Jehan in the year 1631 in memory of his wife, MumtazMahal. Taj is at its most alluring in the relative quiet of early morning, shrouded in mists and bathed with a soft red glow. As its vast marble surfaces fall into shadow or reflect the sun, its colour changes, from soft grey and yellow to pearly cream and dazzling white. Return to the hotel for a leisurely breakfast.
Proceed for the sightseeing tour of Agra. Visit Sikandra, the beautifully maintainedmonument is where Emperor Akbar was buried.
Agra Fort built by the Mughal emperor Akbar in 1565 AD, the fort is predominantly of red sandstone. Ensconced within is the picture perfect Pearl Mosque, which is a major tourist attraction. It lies on the bend of the river Yamuna, almost in the heart of the town.
Baby Taj or the Itmad-Ud-Ullah – The interiors of which are considered better than the Taj. It is one of the most beautiful Mughal tombs and was built by NurJahan, the Empress of Jahangir for her father in 1628. With its tranquil, small garden on the bank of Yamuna River, the tomb stands impressively elegant from a distance.
Evening at MehtabBagh to experience the Sunset. The Garden complex, situated on the opposite bank of the TajMahal, is known as The Moonlight Garden.
After early dinner transfer to the railway station to board an overnight train to LalKuan.
Day 11: Corbett
In the morning, arrive at LalKuan, drive to Jim Corbett National Park, the oldest national park in the country. India’s first national park is placed in the foothills of the Himalayas, in the middle of lush greenery and uneven mountains with varying heights. The main attraction of the park is the majestic view of Tiger in all its wildness.
After arriving, check-in at the Hotel. Day at leisure.Afternoon visitDhangarhi museum and Garjia Devi Temple.Evening return back to Hotel.Overnight at Hotel.
Day 12: Corbett
Early morning open Jeep Safari accompanied by expert naturalist. Start the day with a cup of tea/coffee and get ready for the most awaited journey. While the jeep passes through the deep jungle there is a strong probability to spot the Royal Bengal Tiger roaming around. Keep the cameras at ready and capture the rare images of tigers and various other wildlife species while they are resting in their habitats. Due to the predictability of game concentrations, Corbett is one of the most popular national parks in India. This fact offers visitors an excellent chance of witnessing thrilling confrontations between tiger and other animals. Come back to resort and have breakfast.During the day enjoy bath in swimming pool. Later in the evening, move towards Kosi River and spend few pleasant hours at the bank of the river. Return back to the resort . Overnight at Hotel.
Day 13: Corbett – Delhi
Morning, enjoy afinal jeep safari into the national park to discover exotic wildlife of the region. Back to the hotel for breakfast. Later, drive to Delhi. On arrival, transfer to the airport to board a flight for your onward destination.