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Detailed Itinerary: This 10Day detailed itinerary offering some of the most famous sites in Northern India, including Elephant & Baloon safari at Jaipur, Village Experience in India, Ranthambore Tiger Reserve for a wild life experience and the Taj Mahal at Agra.
Highlights: Historical Palaces, Colourful Pink City, Balloon Safari, Elephant Ride, Tiger Home - A Royal Ghost Town – Fatehpur Sikri and the Third among world’s top landmarks The Taj Mahal, Stepwells & Rural India
Day 01: Arrive New Delhi
Arrival New Delhi International Airport, meeting & assistance at the Airport, transfer to the booked Hotel. (please note: at hotel check-in & check-out 1400hrs. /1200hrs.noon only – early check-in / late check-out is depends on availability of room)
Please note: on this day ours to relax or independently explore the great historic capital of India.
Day 02: Great Historical city
Delhi - India’s capital and major gateway to the country, contemporary is a bustling metropolis which successfully combines in its folds both the ancient and the modern. The division between New Delhi and Old Delhi is the division between the capitals of the British and the Mughals respectively. The walled city (Old Delhi) is all traditional and culture where one shall be able to glimpse a past lifestyle. New Delhi on the contrary is a city trying to live up to the 21st century standards. Breakfast at hotel. Morning city sightseeing tour of Old and New Delhi, visiting Qutab Minar, India Gate (War Memorial), Humayun's Tomb, Lakshmi Narayan Temple-modern Hindu Temple, drive past President's House, Parliament House and Secretariat Buildings. Also visit Raj Ghat - the cremation site of Mahatma Gandhi, Jama Masjid and drive past Red Fort and Chandni Chowk, shopping centre of Old Delhi. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 03: Historical city – Colourful City – Pink city (JAIPUR)
Morning after breakfast drive to Jaipur - built in 1727, was the dream of the brillian ruler Jai Singh. It has retained its reputation as one of the formost cities in India planned and executed in a manner that draws accolades from modern town planners. Jaipur is known as the pink city, because many buildings are still washed pink, the traditional colour of welcome, which was originally introduced to honor the visit of the Prince Albert in 1856. Jaipur is sensational for shopping. Keep your eyes peeled for colourful papîer mache puppets and traditional jootis - the Rajasthani shoe of choice. We’ll also visit a cotton trading/tailor shop which specializes in tablecloths and other articles block-printed with traditional Rajasthani designs and a very capable tailoring service where bolts of European-style fabric can be crafted into shirts and other garments meeting your specification, at a fraction of prices charged for bespoke tailoring in the West, arrive Jaipur transfer & overnight at Hotel.
Day 04: Hot Balloon Safari Ride - Unbelievable India Experience.
Rise early, our chaffer will transfer to the point of Hot Safari - Amber Fort - for hot air balloon ride over Jaipur, over hilltop forts, regal palaces, sleepy villages, and stone carved temples. After travel beyond Jaipur to the stunning 16th century Amber Fort - a sprawling Rajput concoction which hugs the hill on which it was built and overlooks the hot plains below.
After Balloon Safari back to land, City sightseeing visit the palace and its many intricate chambers and hallways, which has breathtaking views of the Jal Mahal (Water palace) below. Later visit City Palace, still inhabited by Jai Singh’s descendants is a superb fusion of Rajput and Mughal architecture. On the periphery of the Palace stands the Hawa Mahal, the Palace of Winds, an elaborate pink sandstone façade behind which the ladies of the court used to watch the daily goings on in the street below. overnight at hotel.
Day 05: Pink City – village life rural India.
Early morning by 0730hrs. visit to Amber Fort, the ancient Capital of the state until 1728. Enjoy the Elephant ride up to the hill on which the Fort is situated. Visit the Jagmandir or the hall of victory, Jaimahal (Look at the beautiful mirror work and intricate inlay work) and the Temple of Goddess Kali.
Palace and its richly decorated apartments. Ascend to the ancient Rajput capital of Amber, this fort palace was begun by Raja Man Singh and used by the Rajputs as their stronghold until Sawai Jai Singh II moved to the newly created Jaipur. You will visit the palace and its many intricate chambers and hallways, which has breathtaking views of the Jal Mahal (Water palace) below.
Later drive to semi- desert region Shekhawati, en-route visit the children and teachers at a local school in Sargoth. The small towns in this region became important trading posts, a lasting legacy of which are the beautiful painted havelis (mansions) constructed by wealthy merchants in the 18th and 19th centuries.
Arrive Alsisar transfer to Hotel , rest & overnight at Hotel.
Day 06: Tiger Home - Ranthambore.
Morning after breakfast check out from hotel and get ready to reach the land of Tigers, and you will definitely get sighting of Tigers and other wildlife animals.
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 1981. RanthamboreNational Park is dotted with structures that remind you of bygone eras. There are many water bodies located all over the park, which provide perfect relief during the extremely hot summer months for the forest inhabitants. A huge fort, after which the park is named, towers over the park atop a hill. There are many ruins of bygone eras scattered all over the jungle, which give it a unique, wonderful and mixed flavour of nature, history and wildlife. Tigers at RanthamboreNational 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. This National park is a wildlife enthusiast and photographer's dream. It offers excellent accommodation and internal transportation facilities. The park remains open every year from October to May. Famous for the exciting and frequent tiger sightings captured dramatically in several books, this park is today affected by ecological pressures and poaching. In Nutshell, RanthamboreNational park is a wildlife enthusiast and photographer's dream.
Evening free overnight at Resort.
Day 07: Wildlfe Adventurous Safari - Ranthambore
Morning & afternoon enjoy Jungle Safari in Ranthambore. Overnight at Resort.
If luck persists you can have a sighting of Tigers, Elephants, Deers,Monkeys and host of bird species.
Day 08: Ranthambore - A Royal Ghost Town - Eptiome of Love (AGRA)
Morning option to take Village Jeep Safari and after breakfast, drive to Agra, - is famed for Taj Mahal - Travellers from across the globe have ranked India’s Taj Mahal among the top three landmarks in the world, a leading travel website has announced.
According to TripAdvisor’s 2013 Travellers Choice Attractions Awards, Taj Mahal was ranked third in the list of Top 25 landmarks.
The top two places were taken by Machu Picchu in Peru and Angkor Wat in Cambodia respectively.“The winners of Travellers’ Choice Attractions awards were determined based on the quality and quantity of traveller reviews of attractions,” said a company statement.
En-route visit A Royal Ghost Town - Fatehpur Sikri ( 255 kms / approx 6 hrs drive). Fatehpur Sikri (38 km from Agra) built by Emperor Akbar in 1569 and abandoned after 15 years due to scarcity of water. Later drive to Bharatpur, the journey bringing us first to the abandoned sandstone Mughal city of Fatehpur Sikri.
Later we continue drive to Agra,
Arrive 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; Itmad-ud-daulah, 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. Overnight at Hotel.
NOTE: TAJ MAHAL is closed on every Friday.
Delhi 09: wonder city - Taj Mahal - Delhi
Morning after breakfast visit the sunrise view of TAJ MAHAL.
Taj Mahal, listed among the new seven wonders of the world, is renowned the world over for its architecture and aesthetic beauty.
Built by Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his late wife Mumtaz Mahal, the white marble mausoleum in the northern Indian city of Agra is also a symbol of enduring love.
In 1983, it became a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Taj Mahal attracts 2-4 million visitors annually, with more than 200,000 from overseas.
It shares the latest honour alongside Petra World Heritage Site in Jordan and Bayon Temple in Cambodia, which are ranked fourth and fifth respectively in the list of 25 top landmarks in the world.
later drive back to Delhi and overnight at hotel.
Day 10: Delhi - Departure (Home Country)
Today tour concludes after breakfast, check-out hotel by 1200hrs. noon / according to your flight departure timing departure transfer to Airport for flight to onward destination.
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Please note: all hotel Check in & check out time is 1200hrs noon.
Please note : Its a tailor made program, if you wish to make any changes, please feel free to let us know and we will be very glad to make it accordingly.