RAJASTHAN TOURISM Taj Mahal Tours Taj & Tigers

Taj & Tigers

Duration: 11 Nights / 12 Days
Places Covered: Delhi - Agra - Jaipur - Ranthambhore - Delhi

Day 01 : Delhi 
Arrival at Delhi 

Company representatives will receive you on arrival at the international airport in Delhi late in the night or midnight. Transfer to your hotel. Relax. 

DELHI, the capital of kingdoms and empires is now a sprawling metropolis with a fascinating blend of the past and the present. It is a perfect introduction to the composite culture of an ancient land. A window to the kaleidoscope - that is India. 

Overnight will be at Delhi. 

Day 02 : Delhi
Breakfast will be at the hotel. 

Start a day tour of Old Delhi. 

OLD DELHI - A sightseeing tour of Old Delhi would entail visiting the Raj Ghat - the memorial site where Mahatma Gandhi was cremated; Jama Masjid - the largest mosque in India and the Red Fort - once the most opulent fort and palace of the Moghul Empire.

Enjoy a Cycle rickshaw ride from Jama Masjid to Chandni Chowk. 

Spend night at Delhi. 

Day 03 : Delhi
Breakfast will be at the hotel. 

Proceed for a sightseeing tour of NEW DELHI. 

NEW DELHI - An extensive sightseeing tour of New Delhi would include a visit to the Humayun's Tomb, the Qutub Minar and a drive along the ceremonial avenue - Rajpath, past the imposing India Gate, Parliament House, the President's Residence and the Lotus Temple and would end with a drive through the Diplomatic Enclave. 

You can also visit the MUSEUM & THE HANUMAN TEMPLE. 

Spend night at Delhi. 

Day 04 : Delhi - Agra
By road : 201 km in 4 hr 
Start for Agra after a leisurely breakfast. 

Reach and check in at hotel. 

AGRA: Two great Mughal monarchs, Akbar and Shah Jahan, transformed the little village of Agra into a befitting second capital of the Mughal Empire - giving it the name Dar-ul-Khilafat {seat of the Emperor}.Today a visitor to Agra is caught up in a world of contrasting edifices, of red sandstone and white marble, narrow galleys and quaint buggies, and that irresistible charm that this favorite city of the Mughals still retains. It is not surprising, that 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 Mughlai cuisine.

In the evening enjoy shopping or relax at the beautiful SPA. 

Overnight will be at Agra. 

Day 05 : Agra
Breakfast will be at the hotel with a view of the TAJ MAHAL. 

TAJ MAHAL: Little needs to be said about this architectural wonder which is always the soul raison-de-etre for every tourist's visit to Agra. Built by Shah Jahan, the Taj is a white marble memorial to his beautiful wife Mumtaz Mahal. This monument took 22 years to be completed and was designed, and planned by Persian architect Ustad Isa. 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. 

Proceed for visit to the Taj Mahal, Agra Fort and Itmadullah's Tomb with English speaking guide. Return to hotel and relax in the evening. 

Overnight will be at Agra. 

Day 06 : Agra - Jaipur
By road : 240 km in 4 hr 

Drive to Fatehpur Sikri after breakfast. 

The deserted, red Sandstone City, Emperor Akbar built that as his capital and palace in the late 16th century is an exhilarating experience. It a veritable fairytale city and its "ruins" are in pristine condition ... it's not hard to imagine what the court life must have been like in the days of its grandeur. Also visit the Bulund Darwaza, the largest gateway in the world. 

Reach and check in at hotel. 

JAIPUR - The origins of the beautiful city of Jaipur can be traced back to the eighteenth century, during the reign of Jai Singh II who ascended the Amber throne in 1699. Jaipur today, epitomizes the spirit of Rajputana. In-spite of growing into a bustling metropolis, it still retains its character and history - A beautiful fusion of the yesteryears and modernity. Jaipur is popularly known as the Pink City because of the extensive use of the locally abundant pink plastered stone,painted so in honor of the visit of the royal consort of Queen Victoria. Jaipur thrills the soul with its massive forts, magnificent palaces, exquisite temples and lush gardens. 

In the evening proceed to visit the BIRLA MANDIR or some shopping. 

Overnight will be at Jaipur. 

Day 07 : Jaipur 
Proceed for a morning excursion to Amber Fort after breakfast. Elephant ride ascent to the fort.

AMBER FORT PALACE - Amber is the classic romantic Rajasthani fort palace. Its construction was started by Man Singh I in 1592, and completed by his descendent Jai Singh I. Its forbidding exterior belies an inner paradise where a beautiful fusion of Mughal and Hindu styles finds its ultimate expression. 

Continue sightseeing. 

CITY PALACE - A delightful blend of Mughal and traditional Rajasthani architecture, the City Palace sprawls over one-seventh of the area in the walled city. It houses the Chandra Mahal, Shri Govind Dev Temple and the City Palace Museum.

JANTAR MANTAR - This is the largest and the best preserved of the five observatories built by Jai Singh II in different parts of the country. This observatory consisting of outsized astronomical instruments is still in use.

HAWA MAHAL - The ornamental facade of this "Palace of Winds" is a prominent landmark in Jaipur. It is a five-storey structure of sandstone plastered pink encrusted with fine trelliswork and elaborate balconies. The palace has 953 niches and windows. Built in 1799 by Pratap Singh, the Mahal was a royal grandstand for the palace women.

Relax in the evening or visit the markets. Overnight will be at Jaipur. 

Day 08 : Jaipur
After leisurely breakfast proceed for SAMODE PALACE. Have lunch at the beautiful palace and enjoy sightseeing of the village. Visit the frescoes and return to Jaipur. 

Overnight will be in Jaipur. 

Day 09 : Jaipur - Ranthambhore
By road : 180 km in 3 hr
Breakfast will be at hotel. 

Proceed to Ranthambhore. 

Reach and transfer to the resort. 

Ranthambhore Tiger Reserve, at the junction of the Aravalis and the Vindhyas, is a unique example of natural and historical richness, standing out conspicuously in the vast, arid and denuded tract of eastern Rajasthan, barely 14 kilometers from Sawai Madhopur. Get in tune with nature for a luxury holiday in the heart of the jungle. 

Proceed for the afternoon safari into the NATIONAL PARK. 

Dinner will be served at the resort and relax for the night at resort. 

Day 10 : Ranthambhore
Enjoy the early morning TIGER SAFARI inside the park in a jeep with a guide. 

Breakfast will be at the resort and then in the afternoon proceed for the second safari after lunch. 

Relax at the resort in the evening and dinner will be at the resort. 

Overnight will be at the resort. 

Day 11 : Ranthambhore

Enjoy the early morning TIGER SAFARI inside the park in a jeep with a guide. 

Breakfast will be at the resort and then in the afternoon proceed for the second safari after lunch. 

Relax at the resort in the evening and dinner will be at the resort. Overnight will be at the resort. 

Day 12 : Ranthambhore - Delhi - Home
By road : 450 km in 8 hr
Breakfast will be at resort. 

Start early morning for Delhi. Stop on the way at the Neemrana Fort Palace for lunch. (Optional) 

Proceed to Delhi International Airport in time for late evening flight home with sweet memories of India. (Dinner will be at RADISSON next to the airport)