Duration: 11 Nights / 12 Days
Destinations Covered: Delhi - Ranthambore National Park - Fatehpur Sikri - Jaipur - Agra - Delhi
Day 01: Delhi - Ranthambore
to the railway station to board the train for Sawai Madhopur, on
arrival meet at the staion and drive to ranthambore National park. On
arrival in Ranthambore, check into the wildlife resort. In the afternoon
Jeep safari into the national park for animal viewing. Overnight at
Ranthambore national Park : It spread over 400 sq kms of dry
deciduous forest. A perfect natural habitat for tigers, and is set in
the Aravalli and Vindhya hills, dotted with pavilions and dominated by a
hilltop fort. Ranthambore was one of the hunting preserves of the
former rulers of Jaipur and because of this the Maharajas ensured the
environment was preserved and the forest and their inhabitants well
protected. It has a good population of tiger and their prey species, and
has been declared a "Project Tiger" reserve. Wildlife includes blue
bull, black buck, spotted deer or cheetal, wild boar, a large variety of
bird species and, if very lucky, the rarely seen leopard.)
Day 02: Ranthambhore
Morning and evening safari in open trucks and jeeps to Ranthambore
national Park and spend time tracking Tigers and viewing other wildlife
attractions of the park. Overnight at the resort.
Day 03: Ranthambore - Jaipur (180 km)
Morning safari into the national park to view the wildlife. In the
afternoon drive to Jaipur. On arrival check in at the hotel. Rest of the
day free at leisure. Overnight at hotel.
Jaipur, the picturesque capital of Rajasthan, Jaipur, is color washed
pink - the color associated with hospitality in Rajput culture. Built
in 1727 A.D. by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II, Jaipur displays a
remarkable harmony and architectural splendor. The ancient heart of the
Pink City still beats in its fairy-tale palaces, rugged fortresses
perched on barren hills and broad avenues that dot the entire city. The
only planned city of its time, a formidable wall encircles Jaipur. There
is a timeless appeal to Jaipur's colorful bazaars where one can shop
for Rajasthani handlooms and trinkets. Beautiful laid out gardens and
parks, attractive monuments and marvelous heritage hotels, once the
residence of Maharajas, are worth admiration. Not to mention the ambling
camels and cheerful people in multi-hued costumes make your trip to the
pink city a memorable one.
Day 04: Jaipur
Morning an excursion tour of Amber Fort, In the afternoon Visit City Palace, Jantar Mantar, Observatory, Hawa Mahal etc.
(At a short distance of 11 kms from Jaipur, the Amer Fort complex stands
amidst wooded hills overlooking the Delhi-Jaipur highway, with its
forbidding ramparts reflected in the still waters of the Maota Lake
below. One of the finest examples of Rajput architecture, it was the
ancient capital of the Kachhawah rulers. The original palace was built
by Raja Man Singh and additions were made later by Sawai Jai Singh.
Optional - Chokhi Dhani
An evening excursion to Chokhi Dhani complex, ethnic village resort
located at a distance of 15 km from Jaipur. Rajasthani village
atmosphere is recreated on the sprawling ground & includes the
entertainment by folk dancers & musicians. Later drive back to
hotel. Overnight in the hotel.
Day 05: Jaipur / Fatehpur Sikri / Agra (250 km)
we drive to Agra, en route we will visit Fatehpur Sikri (Ghost
Capital), the political capital of India's Mughal Empire under Akbar's
reign, from the year 1571 until 1585, when it was abandoned, ostensibly
due to lack of water. We visit Emperor Akbar's Residential complex,
Mosque & Tomb of Salim Chisti. Continue drive to Agra, on arrival at
Agra check in at the hotel. Overnight at hotel.
Day 06: Agra / Delhi (203 km)
Today we visit Taj Mahal, 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, Mumtaz Mahal. It was
completed in 22 years. Further we visit Agra Fort, taken over from the
Lodhis by the Mughal Emperor Akbar in the late 16th century. The Fort
can be more accurately described as a walled palatial city. It was built
from red sandstone, often inlaid with white marble & intricate
We will also visit Sikandara, Akbar's tomb. His son Jahangir
completed the construction of the tomb in the year 1613.
Itmad-Ud-Daulah's Tomb, built by Nur Jahan between 1622 and 1628. It
belongs to the father of Nur Jahan, Ghiyas-ud-Din Beg. He was the Wajir
(Chief Minister of Emperor Jehangir). This white marble tomb was. This
tomb was the first complete marble Mughal structure. Later in the
afternoon drive to Delhi.