Golden Triangle with Ranthambore
(06 Nights/ 07 Days)
Day 01. Arrive Delhi.
On arrival you will met by our representative at the airport and transfer to the hotel. After noon sightseeing of old & New Delhi.
Sightseeing tour of Old Delhi begins with a visit to Jama Mosque, the largest mosque in India, built in 1650 AD. This is followed by a drive past the Red Fort (Closed on Mondays) (1639-48), built by Emperor Shah Jahan, creator of The Taj Mahal. Later proceed to Raj Ghat – the site of the memorial to Mahatma Gandhi.
After visiting the old Delhi proceed to New Delhi sightseeing begins with a drive past Safdarjang’s Tomb (1753 AD) while we are on the way to the Qutab Minar (1193 A.D.). This striking medieval tower of victory, built by the slave dynasty, is 73 m high. Within the Qutab complex, amidst the ruins of Quwatul- Islam mosque, stands the Iron pillar which has stood the vagaries of weather and has not rusted for over 1500 years. Continue your tour to visit the Humayun’s Tomb. Later drive through the Embassy area, Diplomatic enclave, stop for a quick photo shoot at India Gate and Rashtrapati Bhawan (Presidential Estate formerly Viceroy’s House) and Connaught Place, New Delhi’s main shopping area.
Return to the hotels & Overnight
Day 02. Delhi – Jaipur
Breakfast at the hotels. After Breakfast Proceed to Jaipur (250 KM/ 5 Hrs). Arrive Jaipur check in at the Hotel
Afternoon at leisure. Overnight at the Hotel
Day 03. In Jaipur
Breakfast at the hotel. After Breakfast proceed for an excursion to Amer Fort, which is located 12 kms outside Jaipur. The original Palace was built by Raja Mansingh and later additions were made by Sawai Jai Singh. One of the finest example of Rajput architecture, it was the ancient capital of Kaisshawah rulers. Enjoy the ascent to the Palace on the back of a brightly caparisoned elephant. Visit the multiple chambers and hallways of the palace which are famous for their design and decorations. This unique capital of the erstwhile warrior kings of Rajasthan is a must on every tourist itinerary to the state.
Afternoon Sightseeing of Jaipur. Proceed for a city tour to visit the unique Jantar Mantar, which is a magnificent stone observatory built by Raja Jai Singh in 1728 and drive past the Hawa Mahal, an intriguing “ Palace of Winds”. This was really a facade built in 1799, to allow royal ladies to view the city from the windows. Later visit the opulent City Palace, the former royal residence built in a blend of Rajasthani and Mughal style which has grand museums displaying an excellent collection of miniature paintings, costumes and armory. (Please note – all monuments in Jaipur will be closed by 1630 hours). Return to the hotel and Overnight
Day 04. Jaipur – Ranthambore
Early Breakfast at the hotel. After breakfast proceed to Ranthambore (170 KM 4 Hrs). Ranthambore Wildlife Sanctuary extends over an area of 392 sq.kms of thick forests. The place abounds in the scenic beauty and is a refuge for both the carnivorous and herbivorous animals. The numerous valleys and flat hill tops form picturesque surroundings of the 10th century historical Ranthambore Fort. One can spot predators like the Tiger and Leopard and other carnivorous animals like the Hyena, Jackal and Sloth Beer. The sanctuary also abounds in Wild Boar and various varieties of Deer like spotted Deer, Sambhar, Chinkara and Nilgai (blue bull). The common Langaur (monkeys) abound in the trees.
Afternoon at leisure. (Park is open till 30th June 2019 only) Overnight at the hotel
Day 05. In Ranthambore
Early morning after Tea/ coffee visit Wildlife Park. Return to the hotel for Breakfast. Morning at leisure
Evening revisit to Wildlife Park. Overnight at the hotel
Day 06. Ranthmbore – Agra
Breakfast at the hotel. After Breakfast Proceed to Agra enrout visiting Fatehpur Sikri (239 KM 8 Hrs) Fatehpur Sikri. This deserted, red sandstone city, built by Emperor Akbar, between 1570 and 1585, now glows in its magnificent past. This was once the capital of the Moghul Empire for a short period but later abandoned due to scarcity of water.
Here you will visit the BulundDarwaza (The Gate of Victory), which is said to be the tallest gateway in the world. In the northern part of the courtyard is the superb white marble tomb of the famous Sufi saint – Shaik Salim Chishti. This tomb was built in 1570 and legend says that the Moghul Emperor Akbar was without a male heir because of which he made a barefoot pilgrimage from Agra to seek the blessings of this saint. The saint foretold the birth of a son, and in gratitude Akbar named his son Salim, who was later called by the title Jehangir.
Arrive Agra. Check in at the Hotel. Evening at leisure. Overnight at the Hotel
Day 07. Agra – Delhi (205 Kms. 5 Hrs)
Breakfast at the Hotel. After Breakfast proceed for a city tour where you will experience the TAJ MAHAL (closed on Fridays). An extravagant marble monument of love, built by Shah Jahan in 1653 as a memorial to his queen Mumtaz Mahal. This beautiful mausoleum in pure white marble took 22 years and 22000 craftsmen to build.
Continue your tour to the Agra Fort, the original red sandstone fort built by Moghul Emperor Akbar in 1565. The Forts maze of courtyards, its marble mosque and lavish private chambers reflect the grandeur of the Mughal Empire.
Return to the Hotel. Afternoon proceed to Delhi (205 KM /5 Hrs.)
Your wonderful vacation comes to an end!
Proceed to Delhi International Airport to connect to your onward flight, with wonderful memories to be cherished for a lifetime.