01 : ARRIVE DELHI
Delhi in the evening. Upon arrival, you shall met & assisted
with your baggages at the airport by our executive and transferred
to prebooked hotel.
: India’s capital & a major gateway to the country, contemporary
Delhi is a bustling metropolis which successfully combines in its
fold the ancient & the modern. Its strategic location was one
of the prime reasons why successive dynasties chose it as their seat
of power. New Delhi also reflects the legacy the British left behind
. The division between New & Old Delhi is the distinction between
the capitals of the British & the Moghuls respectively. So, wherever
the visitor goes, he will invariably confront the citys’ past.
02 : DELHI
breakfast, half day city tour of Old Delhi. Visit Jama Masjid,
the largest mosque in India. Built by Shah Jahan, the construction
was started in 1844 and was not completed until 1658; Red Fort, which
was also built by Shah Jehan. This massive fort was built from 1638
to 1648; Chandni Chowk and Rajghat - the cremation site
of Mahatma Gandhi.
Afternoon, city tour of New Delhi. Visit Humayuns Tomb : built
in mid 16th century this is an early example of Mughal architecture;
Qutab Minar, drive past India Gate, President House,
Connaught Place. The city tour ends with a visit to Laxmi Narayan
Temple (Birla Mandir).
03 : DELHI - AGRA (203 KMS, 04-05 HRS DRIVE)
breakfast, drive to Agra. Upon arrival, check-in at prebooked
Afternoon, city tour of Agra
: Visit Red fort,
which was built by Emperor Akbar in 1565, and additions were made
up until the time of his grandson, Shah Jahan. It contains the hall
of public and private audiences amongst many other beautiful structues
which was contructed by Nur Jahan between 1622 and 1628 and is very
similar to the tomb she constructed for her husband, Jehangir, near
Lahore in Pakistan; the highlight of the day - The
Taj Mahal, which was constructed by Shah Jahan in memory of
his wife Mumtaz Mahal. Contruction of the Taj began in 1631 and was
not completed until 1653.
04 : AGRA - FATEHPUR SIKRI - BHARATPUR (55 KMS, 01-02 HRS DRIVE)
leave for Jaipur, enroute visit the abandoned Mughal city of Fatehpur
Sikri - built by Emperor
Akbar in 1569, was the old capital of the Moghuls, which was abandoned
after 15 years due to scarcity of water. See the graceful buildings
including the Jama Masjid, Tomb of Salim Chisti, Panch Mahal &
other Palaces which are still preserved in its original glory.
Continue drive to Bharatpur
- renowned the world over for the Keoladeo Ghana National Park
or-as many people prefer to call it-the Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary.
Bharatpur hosts a variety of bird species from across the globe. Close
to 380 species of birds are found in this 29 sq km stretch, approximately
10 sq km of which comprises of marshes and bogs. Rest of the area
comprises of scrublands, grasslands and more than 44,000 trees that
are used for nesting by birds each year. This rather intriguing
blend of marshes, woodland and flora found here represents and, at
the same time, substantiates the density and diversity of the region's
Arrive Bharatpur & check-in at prebooked Hotel.
05 : BHARATPUR - RANTHAMBORE (250 KMS, 05-06 HRS DRIVE)
After breakfast, rickshaw ride at Keoladeo Ghana Bird Sanctuary.
Later, leave for Ranthambore National Park.
Ranthambore National Park.
Located at the junction of the Aravalli and Vindhya hill range,
this is one of the finest places to view animals, especially as
they are used to being stared at here.The park covers an area of
Approximately 400 sq Km and if combined it with the area of sawai
man singh sanctuary area, it is around 500 Sq. km.
Ranthambore national park was declared a wildlife sanctuary in 1957
and in 1974 it gained the protection of "Project
Tiger". It got it's status of a National Park in
Ranthambore National Park
is dotted with structures that remind you of bygone eras.
Tigers at Ranthambore National park have been known to even hunt
in full view of human visitors. These tigers are famous for being
seen in the daytime too, due to their lack of fear of human presence
in vehicles. This
lack of fear of humans is excellent for tourists, as they get to
see the tigers often.
Arrive Ranthambore and check-in at prebooked hotel.
The park remains open every year from October
to June and is closed from July till September.
DAY 06 : RANTHAMBORE
and afternoon, jungle safaris inside the park in a jeep/canter.
DAY 07 : RANTHAMBORE - JAIPUR (185 KMS, 04-05 HRS DRIVE)
morning, jungle safari inside the park in a jeep/canter.
fter breakfast, leave for Jaipur
- The Pink City : Jaipur needed a fresh coat
of paint to welcome its distinguished guest the Prince of Wales
in 1905-6. The contractor inability to supply any other color in
the required quantity compelled the choice of pink shade for its
walls. A contractor’s compulsion famed Jaipur to Pinkcity.
Since then the PINK color is associated with hospitality in Rajput
Arrive Jaipur and check-in at your prebooked hotel. Rest of the
day at leisure
08 : JAIPUR
breakfast, excursion to Amber Fort. Elephant ride from the foothills
of the Aravallis to the fort entrance. Amber Fort : At a distance
of 11 kms from Jaipur, Amber was the ancient capital of Jaipur state.
Construction of the fort began in 1592 by Raja Man Singh, the Rajput
commander of Akbar's army and is a superb example of Rajput architecture.
tour of Jaipur. Visit
the City Palace which
has museum having an extensive collection of art, carpets, enamel
ware and weapons; Jantar
Mantar - the observatory built my Maharaja Jai Singh in 1728
and the façade of Hawa
09 : JAIPUR - JODHPUR (325 KMS, 05-06 HRS DRIVE)
breakfast, leave for Jodhpur - A flourishing trading
center of the 16th century, the fortress city of Jodhpur is now
the second largest city of Rajasthan. Jodhpur
was founded in 1459 AD by Rao Jodha who claimed to be descendent
of Lord Rama. The massive fort Mehrangarh-came first and around
it grew the city of Jodhpur protected by a high stone wall with
seven gates and countless bastions.
Upon arrival, check-in at prebooked Hotel. Rest of the day
DAY 10 : JODHPUR
breakfast, Jeep safari to a Bishnoi villages –
A memorable outing in jeeps visit various traditional village seeing
local handicrafts viz shoe makers, pottery, hand weaving and also
men in their traditional attire, women clad with ancestral silver
Jewellery, en-route watch and photograph wildlife black buck, chinkaras,
peacock etc. freely moving in abundance protected by “Bishnois”
Protectors of wildlife and tree.
Afternoon, visit the Mehrangarh
Fort which literally means “Majestic Fort”, located
at the very centre of the city. There are ,in all , three gates
, each built to commemorate a particular victory, as well as to
reinforce the fort. It has a collection of musical instruments,
palanquins, furniture & cannons on the forts’ ramparts
are well preserved. Jaswant
Thada : Close to the fort complex lies this white marble
cenotaph, built in 1899, in commemoration of Maharaja Jaswant Singh
II. Rare portraits of Jodhpur's rulers are, also, to be seen at
Jaswant Thada. Also visit the Clock
Tower – the city centre.
11 : JODHPUR - RANAKPUR - UDAIPUR (275 KMS, 06-07 HRS DRIVE)
breakfast, leave for Udaipur. Enroute
visiting the Jain temples at Ranakpur
: The cluster of temples, made of intricately sculpted white
marble, come across as a marvellousfeat of architecture. It would
take anyone by surprise to learn that they were built in 1460, so
well preserved & sparkling is the marble. The main temple is
supported on 1,444 pillars – none
of which is similarly carved.
After the visit, continue drive to Udaipur
- The city of Lakes, Udaipur is a lovely blend of water,
lush green hills that set fire and passion in poet. Its palaces
are straight out of a fairy-tale book, lakes, forts, palaces, temples,
gardens, mountains and narrow lanes lines withdrawn with stalls,
relives the reminisces of a heroic past, valor and chivalry. Their
reflection in the placid waters of the Lake Pichola is excitement
that defines imagination. Udaipur is one of the most romantic cities
of world, also know as the Venice of East.
Arrive Udaipur in the evening and check-in at prebooked hotel.
12 : UDAIPUR
breakfast, visit the romantic city of Udaipur. Visit the City
Palace which is the largest palace complex in Rajasthan ;
a fine Indo Aryan temple built in 1651; Sahelion
ki Bari or Garden of the Maids of Honour, which is a small
garden with its fountains, kiosks, marble elephants & lotus
Afternoon, free. In the evening, boat ride on Lake Pichola.
DAY 13 : UDAIPUR - DELHI (FLIGHT, 9W 3318,
After breakfast, free.
Optional : Excursion to Chittorgarh - The
hilltop fortress of Chittorgarh
epitomises the whole romantic ideal of Rajput chivalry. The fort
was sacked three times from 1303 to 1568 by a stronger
enemy and on each occasion, the end was "Jauhar". The
men donned the saffron robes of martyrdom and rode out from the
fort to certain death and the women and children immolated themselves
on a huge funeral pyre.
Afternoon, transfer to the airport to board flight for Delhi. Arrive
Delhi, transfer to your prebooked hotel.
14 : DEPART DELHI
to the airport to board flight back home/onward destination.