Point of Arrival & Departure: New Delhi (DEL), India
Destinations Covered: Delhi-Agra-Jaipur-Ranthambhore-Jaipur
Highlights: Old Delhi, Rajghat, Red Fort, Delhi Juma Masjid, Chandni Chowk, Quitab Minar, India Gate, LChandni Chowk markettus Temple, Taj Mahal, Agra Fort Complex, Fateh Pur Sikri, Amber Fort, Hawah Mahal, Jantar Mantar, Ranthambhore National Park,
Duration: 6 Nights & 7 Days
Day 1 : Delhi – Agra (230 K.ms, 4 hours drive)
On arrival at Delhi Airport our representative transfer you to the popular city of Agra famous for the Taj Mahal. Enjoy this sightseeinf drive and check in to the hotel. Visit the Taj Mahal (Closed on Friday) by a horse pulled carriage, locally called a ‘tonga’. Overnight stay at Agra.
Taj Mahal: Taj Mahal’s eternal beauty never ceases to astonish and mesmerize its visitors. Taj Mahal is also known as the “Crown of Palaces” built by the Emperor Shah Jahan to immortalize his beloved wife Queen Mumtaz Mahal’s memory.
Agra Fort (UNESCO World Heritage site): The imposing Agra Fort complex (CA 1565) can be more accurately described as a walled city, for generations served as the seat of Mughal power. The fort covers 94 acres and has walls 70 feet high; 1,440,000 workers worked eight years in its construction. Shah Jahan’s son deposed him and imprisoned him here in the fort during his final years, reportedly in a tower with a view of the Taj Mahal.
Itimad-ud-Daulah (CA. 1628): This two-story marble mausoleum often described as a “jewel box”, sometimes called the “Baby Taj”, the tomb of I’timad-ud-Daulah is often regarded as a draft of the Taj Mahal. This mausoleum embodies the latter phase of Mughal architecture that saw red sandstone largely abandoned in favour of white Italian marble.
Day 2: Agra – Jaipur ( 240 K,ms, 4 hours drive)
After your breakfast drive to Jaipur. Visit Fatehpur Sikri (Built in the 16th Century by the Emperor Akbar) Fatehpur Sikri is the City of Victory and was the capital of the Mughal Empire for about 10 years. Also visit Salim Chisti Dargah, then head to Jaipur. Check In & freshening up at the hotel.
Later proceed for a sightseeing tour in this Pink City. Visit Hawa Mahal, Jantar Mantar, City Palace and explore the colorful local bazaars – Johri Bazar/Baapu Bazar of Jaipur. Enjoy seeing the traditionally dressed Rajasthani men and women and if interested savour the typical Rajasthani cuisines to cherish your memories of this Golden Triangle tour. Evening back to the Hotel. Overnight stay at Jaipur.
Jaipur and some of its attractions are listed below.
The ”Pink City” Jaipur was founded by Maharaja Jai Singh II (1693-1743) and is the capital of Rajasthan. It is a major attraction for the first-time visitor with its several forts, bazars and well arranged streets. Jaipur is a planned according to Indian Vastu Shastra (Ancient construction planning for the comfort and prosperity people living inside) All the streets and markets are East to West and North to South. The city was was designed by a young Bengali engineer and scholar by the name “Vidyadhar Bhattacharya“. Jaipur also called ‘Pink City’ is a great place to wander around. The whole city was painted in Pink by Maharaja Man Singh II when Prince of Wales (Edward VII) visited Jaipur in AD 1876. Today, every home within the city is obliged by law to maintain appearence. Jaipur & its surroundings are like an endless museum.
Jal Mahal: Jai Mahal is Jaipur’s lake palace surrounded with water. Theis picturesque palace is built for royal duck shooting parties.
Jantar Mantar: Jantar Mantar, built by Rajput King named Jai Singh is a collection of architectural astronomical instruments of 18th century. Most of the instruments are really huge structures. Jantar Mantar was restored in 1901 and declared national monument in 1948.
City Palace contains ‘Chandra Mahal’ & ‘Mubarak Mahal’ palaces and many other buildings is a palace complex. The former Mahal houses a museum with collections of textiles, paintings manuscripts, and extraordinary weapons. But the major part of it is still Royal Residence.
Amber Fort: Amber Fort is built by the Kachhawah Rajputs as their capital from 1037 to 1728 and considered the pinnacle of Rajput architecture. The impressive room of mirrors, walls of jewel-encrusted marble, and the royal apartments offering beautiful panoramic views of the surrounding valleys. Try an Elephant ride (subject to availability of Elephant) to the top of the Palace fort and jeep ride for descending.
Jaigargh Fort: Jaigargh Fort in Jaipur is built by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh in AD 1726, to boost the the defence of the region. The fort has a length of 3 K.Ms is similar in structure of Amber Fort. This colossal fort is also known as ‘Fort of Victory’ dominated with the extensive walls & watch towers. This military structures of medevial India is preserved almost intact, containing palaces, gardens, open and covered reservoirs, a granary, an armoury, a canon foundary and several temples.
Nahargarh Fort: This fort was built 1734 by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II, the founder of Jaipur city. The fort stands on the hills of Aravally hills offers stunning views of the city below during daytime and night.
Hawa Mahal: Hawa Mahal is also called ‘‘The Palace of Winds’’, a legendary building with 25-cm thick façade, dating from the 18the Century, the Hawa Mahal has 953 windows and niches so that ladies of royal family could see the procession and events of the city without being visible to the people.
Jantar Mantar observatory (1728-34): Is built by Maharajah Jai Singh II, who had great interest in astrology. Thereafter, we will visit the City Palace now houses the Royal residence and museums with collections of textiles and costumes, armory, manuscripts, paintings, and other royal treasures. Spend the night at hotel.
Albert Hall Museum: Alber Hall was made during the visit of King Edward in 1876 as Prince of Wales. Currently a museum od cultural and educational exhibits, which includes includes models of yogis adopting various positions, tribal wares, dioramas depicting Rajasthani dances and sections on decorative arts, costumes, drawings and musical instruments.
Day 3: Jaipur
Today you will explore the beautiful city of Rajasthan. The highlights of the day will be a royal elephant ride (Optional) in Amber Fort. And visit Birla temple, Kanak Vrindavan Gardens, Jaigarh Fort and Central Museum. Evening visit “Chokhi Dhani” (optional) for Rajasthani traditional dinner with dance and music. Overnight stay at Jaipur.
Day 04 : Jaipur–Ranthambore (150 K.ms, 3 hours drive)
After breakfast proceed to Ranthambore. On arrival check in to Hotel. Day free for relax. The tiger reserve here is the main attraction of Ranthambore.
Ranthambhore National Park:
It is spread over an area of 392 sq. km and full of dry deciduous forests. The park is surrounded in the north by the Banas River and to the south by the Chambal River. And the sanctuary is beautiful with several lakes. The park is named for the historic Ranthambhore fortress, which lies within the national park itself. Ranthambore wildlife sanctuary is known for its tigers and is one of the best places in India to spot these majestic animal in the jungle. They can be easily spotted even during the day time. Its deciduous forests were once a part of the jungles of Central India. The park also houses some rare species of desert creatures like the sambhar, chital, chinkara, nilgai, langur, wild boar and peafowl.
Day 5 : Ranthambore-Delhi (360 K.ms, 6 hours drive)
Morning proceed for Jungle Safari, enjoy Jungle Ride under the instruction of Guide. Return to Hotel. Enjoy your breakfast and get ready for the drive to Delhi. Check in to the hotel on reaching Delhi, relax and spend the night at hotel after an Indian dinner.
Day 6: Delhi
Today after breakfast enjoy seeing New Delhi & Old Delhi with their all attractions such as India Gate, Qutub Minar, Rashtrapati Bhawan, Parliament House, National Museum, Gandhi Smriti, Shakti Sthal as per your available time. Overnight stay at Delhi.
The Red Fort is an iconic symbol of India. Since Independence. Indian prime minister hoists the national flag at the main gate of the fort and delivers a nationally-broadcast speech from its ramparts to address the nation. Red Fort was the residence of the Mughal emperors of India for nearly 200 years, until 1857. And was the ceremonial and political center of Mughal government and the setting for events. The walls of the fort extend for 1.25 miles (2 kilometers) and vary in height from 60 ft (18 m) on the river side to 110 ft (33 m) on the city side. Shah Jahan began construction of the massive fort in 1638 and it was completed in 1648.
And we drive to see Qutab Minar, one of Delhi’s most visited and striking monuments built by King Qutubuddin Aiback as a monument after defeating the last Hindu Kingdom in 1199 with a height of 239 feet, this red stone tower ranks as the highest in India. Back to the hotel, relax & spend the night.
The majestic 137-feet high arch that stands over an eternal flame to honour the 90,000 Indian soldiers who died during World War I and the Afghan wars for British.
President’s House (Rashtrapati Bhawan):
Built in the early 20th century as the Imperial residence of the then Viceroy & today the official residence of the President of India and Parliament House, a unique circular building with huge colonnades, houses the Upper and Lower Houses of Indian Parliament.
Day 7 : Departure Transfer
Today on time we transfer you to delhi airport/railway station for your onward journey.
- Airport/Railway Station pick up,
- Accommodation with daily breakfast,
- All intercity transfers and tours by A/c car,
- All sightseeing as per the above itinerary,
- Hotels of your choice,
- Airport/Railway Station drop,
- And all taxes & service charges.
Price as per request