DAY 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.
Delhi : 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’
DAY 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).
DAY 03 : DELHI - AGRA
(203 Kms., 04-05 Hrs. Drive)
breakfast, drive to Agra. Upon arrival, check-in at prebooked
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 ; 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; 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.
DAY 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 forest cover. Arrive
Bharatpur & check-in at prebooked Hotel.
DAY 05 : BHARATPUR - RANTHAMBORE
(250 KMS, 05-06 HRS DRIVE)
After breakfast, rickshaw ride at Keoladeo Ghana Bird Sanctuary.
Afternoon, drive to 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.
National 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 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.
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, Ranthambore National park is a
wildlife enthusiast and photographer's dream.
Arrive Ranthambore and check in at prebooked hotel.
park remains open every year from October to June and is closed from
July till September.
DAY 08 : RANTHAMBORE NATIONAL
Morning and afternoon, Jungle Safari to witness the
The Park contains a huge variety of animals, birds
and reptiles within it. Primarily the population consists of...
Tigers, Leopards, Striped Hyenas, Sambar deer, Chital, Nilgai, Common
or Hanuman langurs, Macaques, Jackals, Jungle cats, Caracals, Sloth
bears, Black bucks, Rufoustailed Hare, Indian Wild Boar, Chinkara,
Common Palm Civets or Toddy cat, Coomon Yellow Bats, Desert Cats,
Fivestriped Palm Squirels, Indian False Vampires, Indian Flying
Foxes, Indian Foxes, Indian Gerbilles, Indian Mole Rats, Indian
Porcupines, Longeared Hedgehogs, Ratels, Small Indian Mongoose,
Small Indian Civets and Common mongoose. The
amphibian species only consist of the Common India
Toad and the Common Frog. The park is most famous for it's
The park also has a large number of
marsh crocs Reptiles: Snub Nosed Marsh Crocodiles,
Desert Monitor Lizards, Tortoise, Banded Kraits, Cobras, Common
Kraits, Ganga Soft Shelled Turtles, Indian Pythons, North Indian
Flap Shelled Turtles, Rat Snakes, Russel's Vipers, Saw-scaled Vipers
and the Indian Chamaeleon.
DAY 07 : RANTHAMBORE
(185 KMS, 04-05 HRS DRIVE)
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 free for individual activities.
DAY 08 :
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.
Afternoon, city 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
DAY 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.
DAY 11 : JODHPUR - RANAKPUR - UDAIPUR
(275 KMS, 06-07 HRS DRIVE)
breakfast, leave for Udaipur, enroute
visit 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.
DAY 12 :
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)
After breakfast, free for individual activites.
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.
DAY 14 :
to the airport to board flight back home/onward destination.