Upon arrival at Delhi International Airport you will be met by our representative and transferred to your hotel.
Overnight in Delhi
After breakfast proceed for sightseeing of Old and New Delhi,
Guided tour of Old Delhi.Starting with Raj Ghat , where Mahatma Gandhi cremated .Visit the largest mosque in India known as Jama Masjid.
Take a rickshaw ride in narrow lanes of Chandni Chowk , old bazaar of Delhi. From here we ahead to Red Fort , built by emperor Shah Jahan in 17th century & labeled by UNESCO as world heritage site.
Further we drive past India Gate, memorial built in the year 1931 to commemorate the Indian soldiers who died in the World War I & the Afghan Wars. The names of the soldiers who died in these wars are inscribed on the walls. President's House, the official residence of the President of India, built in the year 1931. Until 1950 it was known as Viceroy's House & served as the residence of the Governor-General of British India. We will also visit Humayun's Tomb, memorial of Mughal Emperor Humayun, built in the year 1562. The complex is a World Heritage Site & the first example of this type of Mughal architecture in India. Qutub Minar, built in the year 1206 by Qutub-ud-din Aibek. It is the tallest (72m) brick minaret in the world, an important example of Indo-Islamic Architecture. Qutub Minar & its monuments are listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Overnight in Delhi
Delhi – Jaipur (262kms/6hrs)
After breakfast drive to Jaipur
Jaipur city was founded in the year 1728 by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II, the ruler of Amber. It remains the only city in the world symbolizing the nine divisions of the universe, through nine rectangular sectors.
Optional - Chokhi Dhani Dinner
Chokhi Dhani complex, ethnic village Resort located at a distance of 15 km from Jaipur. Rajasthani village atmosphere is recreated on the sprawling ground and includes the entertainment by folk dancers & musicians. Later drive back to hotel.
Overnight in Jaipur
After early breakfast you will be taken to Amber Fort. The majestic fort located at the top of Aravali Hills built during the reign of Raja Man Singh. Take a short ride on elephant’s back to reach at the fort , an overwhelming experience.
Later visit The City Palace - a perfection of Rajput & Mughal architecture. The center of the palace is a seven-storied building called Chandra Palace, with fine views over the gardens and the city
Further we visit Jantar Mantar (Solar Observatory), an astronomical treasure house, with solar devices that give accurate predictions till date. We also visit Hawa Mahal (Palace of Winds), a five-storied structure of pink sandstone. It was built in the year 1799 so that veiled royal women could peer down the busy street market unseen by the world through its 593 stone Jharokas (Mini Windows)
Evening free for shopping.
Overnight in Jaipur
Jaipur – Ranthambore (145kms/3hrs)
After breakfast drive to Ranthambore
Ranthambore National Park - bounded to the north by Banas River & to the Chambal River in the south. It is named after historic Ranthambore fortress, which lies within the park. The Park was established as Sawai Madhopur Game Sanctuary in the year 1955 by the Indian Government & was declared as Project Tiger reserves in the year 1973. It became National Park in the year 1980 and later in the year 1991 the Tiger reserve was enlarged to include Sawai Man Singh & Keladevi sanctuaries, total area 1334 km.
It is famous for its Tiger population & is one of India's Project Tiger reserves. Other Major wild animals found in the national park include the Leopard, Nilgai, Dholes, Wild pig, Sambar, Chital & the Gaur. It is also home to wide variety of trees, plants, birds & reptiles.
In the evening enjoy Jeep Safari into the park.
Return to the hotel
Overnight in Ranthambore
Early morning start with the second round of Jeep Safari into the Tiger Reserve.
In the later half of the day we will visit the Ranthambore Fort, founded in the year 944 by the Chauhan Rajputs. After the defeat of the Chauhan king Prithviraj III by Muhammad of Ghori in the year 1192. It led by Govinda Raja, grandson of Prithviraj became the center of Chauhan resistance to the expanding Sultanate of Delhi. Later after many battles & rulers, it came in hands of Mughals Emperor Akbar in the year 1559. The fortress passed to the Kachhawa Maharajas of Jaipur in the 17th century & it remained part of Jaipur state until Indian Independence. The area surrounding the fortress became a hunting ground for the Maharajas
Overnight in Ranthambore
Ranthambore – Bharatpur (255kms/6hrs)
After breakfast drive to Bharatpur Wildlife Sanctuary, founded by Maharaja Suraj Mal in the year 1733. It was once an impregnable, well-fortified city, & the capital of a kingdom ruled by Jat maharajas. The trio of Bharatpur, Deeg & Dholpur has played an important part in the Jat history of Rajasthan.
Sanctuary was previously known as Bharatpur bird Sanctuary & now known as Keoladeo National Park. The name Keoladeo is derived from the name of an ancient Hindu temple devoted to Lord Shiva in the sanctuary's central zone while the Hindi term 'Ghana' implies dense, thick areas of forest cover. This is a magnificent park having one of the World's greatest & most important heronries. It is situated at the confluence of Ghambhir & Banganga Rivers in Bharatpur district. Now a World Heritage site by UNESCO, this former duck-hunting reserve of the Maharajas is one of the major wintering areas for large numbers of aquatic birds from Afghanistan, Siberia & Turkmenistan. Some 364 species of birds, including the rare Siberian Crane.
You will be taken on a guided tour in the Sanctuary.
Upon completion check into your wildlife resort.
Overnight in Bharatpur
Bharatpur – Agra Via Fatehpursikri (55kms/2hrs)
After breakfast drive to Agra and enroute visit Fatehpur Sikri, the political capital of India's Mughal Empire under Akbar's reign, from the year 1571 until 1585 and later abandoned due to lack of water. We visit Emperor Akbar's Residential complex, Mosque & Tomb of Salim Chisti.
Further we continue to Agra, beautifully situated on the banks of river Yamuna. It achieved prominence as the capital of the Mughal Emperors from the year 1526 to 1628. It remains major tourist destination because of its many splendid Mughal-era monuments, most notably the Taj Mahal, Agra Fort & Fatehpur Sikri, all three are UNESCO World Heritage sites.
Arrive and check into your hotel.
Afternoon visit Taj Mahal – the symbol of eternal love, which stands on the banks of River Yamuna. It was built by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in the year 1631 in memory of his wife, Mumtaz Mahal. It was completed in 22 years.
Later visit Agra Fort. The Fort can be more accurately described as a walled palatial city. It was built from red sandstone, often inlaid with white marble & intricate decorations.
Evening is free for shopping or leisure on own.
Overnight in Agra
Agra – Delhi Via Sikandra (220kms/6hrs)
After leisurely breakfast , check out of hotel and drive to Delhi enroute visiting Sikandra, Akbar's tomb. His son Jahangir completed the construction of the tomb in the year 1613.
Later continue driving to Delhi. Arrive and transfer to Delhi International airport to board flight