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Luxury Wildlife & Palace Tour

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Duration : 13 NIGHTS /14 DAYS

Destinations Covered : DELHI - VARANASI - KHAJURAHO - AGRA - BHARATPUR - RANTHAMBORE - JAIPUR - UDAIPUR

DAY- 1: DELHI

Arrive at Delhi airport to a warm welcome from our luxury India tour representatives who shall assist & transfer you to the designated hotel. Rest of the day at leisure- explore the city or just sit back and relax at the hotel. Dinner & overnight stay at Delhi.

DAY- 2: DELHI

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Full day tour of Old and New Delhi visiting famous tourist attractions starting from the 12th century Qutab Minar, one of the tallest single minarets in the world with verses from Holy Quran inscribed on its walls. An iron pillar located at the site is a source of curiosity for metallurgist around the world bcoz of if remaining rust free for over 1600 years! A splendid example of fusion architecture, Humayun’s tomb is our next destination followed by drive toward Old Delhi. Here, we shall visitRed Fort- the capital of ancient ‘Shahjahanabad city’ of Mughal era, Jama Masjid- the sacred Mosque housing the sacred belongings of prophet including his foot prints in marble slab. Enjoy a rickshaw ride through the narrow alleyway of Chandni Chowk where those fond of spicy food may savor its delicious ‘Chat food’. Visit Mahatma Gandhi’s Samadhi (final resting place)-Rajghat to pay tribute to the father of the nation before the return drive to hotel for overnight stay.

DAY- 3: DELHI – VARANASI

After a leisurely breakfast, drive to airport for flight to Varanasi and upon arrival your luxury India tour representative will escort you the hotel for check in.

Varanasi: regarded as one of the oldest living cities of the world, Varanasi is the sacred place to achieve ‘Nirvana’, as it is believed to be the gate to heaven. Our visit to its holy temples includes Bharat Mata temple, Kashi Vishwanath Temple, Kali Mata temple and Sankat Mochan Temple. Evening view the ‘Aarti’ ceremony at the Ghats. Overnight at Hotel in Varanasi.

DAY- 4: VARANASI – KHAJURAHO

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Early morning drive to the Ganges river bank, regarded the most sacred of all rivers in India due to its strong mythological connections. We shall be enjoying a boat ride on the sacred river. Varanasi attracts a large number of old aged pilgrims who come here in fervent hope of attaining nirvana as it is believed that those who die here goes straight to Heaven, getting rid of the rebirth and Karma cycle. Experience the enchanting view of the early morning religious activities at Riverfront followed by return to hotel for breakfast. Later in the day, drive to Sarnath, the place where Lord Buddha preached His first sermon. Evening transfer to airport for flight to Khajuraho and upon arrival our luxury India tour representatives shall transfer you to the hotel. Overnight stay at Khajuraho.

DAY- 5: KHAJURAHO

Full day sightseeing of historical monuments known the world over as the temples of love. Khajuraho displays the eroticism artistically through its sculptures. Built between 950 to 1050 AD and displaying architectural skills of medieval India, these temples are divided into Southern, eastern and western group of temples. Each temple has vivid details of couples in varying erotic postures. A detailed sightseeing of temples before evening Sound & Light Show at the temples. Dinner & overnight stay at Khajuraho.

DAY- 6: KHAJURAHO – ORCHHA -AGRA

Morning drive to Orchha where we shall visit the historical temples belonging to the medieval period. A lavish buffet at a riverside luxury hotel will be organized followed by transfer to railway station for train to Agra. Upon arrival meet with our luxury India tour representatives who shall assist and transfer you to the designated hotel for overnight stay.

DAY- 7: AGRA

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On day 07 of your Luxury India tour, our expert guide shall take you to Taj Mahal, the world renowned monument of love. Emperor Shahjahan after the untimely death of his wife Mumtaz Mahal was said to have grown old within few months and when he came out of the self imposed solitude, he had a vision to immortalize the love in an architecture which will stand the test of time. Spend enough time exploring the monument and few others located in the Taj complex before driving towards Red Fort, the place where four of the Mughal rulers controlled their vast empires. This was also the place from where Shahjahan spent his last days staring at the Taj Mahal after being imprisoned by his son Aurangzeb.

DAY- 8: AGRA - BHARATPUR

After breakfast drive to Bharatpur and upon arrival check in at a forest resort. Bharatpur: regarded as one of the best bird sanctuaries in Asia and best in India, it is home to a large no. of birds both resident and migratory who come from faraway places including China, Afghanistan and Siberia. It is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and the best way to tour the reserve is by a rickshaw ride as these rickshaw pullers are trained and are well aware of the whereabouts of exotic birds. After the detailed bird-watching tour, return to the hotel for overnight stay.

DAY-9: BHARATPUR - RANTHAMBORE

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After a leisurely breakfast drive to Ranthambore regarded as India’s finest tiger reserve. A part of famed ‘Project Tiger’ of India and sprawling over 400 sq. km. the reserve is famous for its population of Tigers which are used to human presence. Enjoy popular ‘Tiger tracking’ safari into the reserve accompanied by an expert naturalist followed by a brief bird-watching tour. Overnight at the Hotel.

DAY-10: RANTHAMBORE - JAIPUR

Morning after breakfast enjoys an elephant safari into the reserve and observes its wide variety of flora & fauna. A Nature walk follows the safari and the more adventure enthusiast may also opt for trekking expedition in the rough, hilly areas. Post lunch drive to Jaipur and upon arrival meet with luxury India tour representative who shall assist you check- in at a royal palace. . In the evening enjoy a traditional Rajasthani dinner at Chowki Dhani, a five star ethnic resort. Spend a leisurely evening amidst the sand dunes with traditional song & dance program organized at the resort. You shall also enjoy puppet shows, camel ride and organic tattoo called ‘Mehandi’ applied on arms. Overnight at the hotel.

DAY -11: JAIPUR

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Full day sightseeing of Jaipur, the ‘Pink city’ of India. Regarded as one of the most culturally rich cities of Rajasthan, Jaipur is also one of the most well planned ones. Morning excursions to Amber Fort, the ancient capital of Rajput rulers where we shall be taking a ride upon elephants back to reach to fort’s entrance. The breathtaking interiors and decorative art of Amber fort gives an insight into the opulence of Royal Rajput lifestyle. Some exquisite buildings inside include mirror palace, summer palace and winter palace.

Post lunch visit to Hawa Mahal (Palace or Winds) built to allow royal ladies to watch the royal possessions without being seen from outside. Continue toward City Palace, a picturesque building divided into series of buildings, gardens and courtyards and the residence of present royal family of Jaipur. A part of the palace has been converted into museum displaying royal armory, artifacts and other rare articles. Our next destination is Jantar Mantar, the 17th century astronomical observatory which is remarkably accurate for that period.

DAY-12: JAIPUR - UDAIPUR

After breakfast, drive to Udaipur. On arrival check in at the Hotel. Evening free to explore the city- walk through its busy lanes and markets, or shop for ethnic handicrafts. Overnight at the hotel.

DAY- 13: UDAIPUR

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After breakfast full day sightseeing of Udaipur …. Start from The City Palace, located at the midst of picturesque Lake Pichola and displaying beautiful carvings and decorative work in its rooms, corridors, pavilions, hanging gardens and courtyards. Built in 1559, the City Palace is a must-visit for the tourists arriving in Udaipur. The panoramic view of the "Jag Niwas" and "Jag Mandir" is an added attraction. Adored with a series of wall paintings of Lord Krishna, its other attractions includes the Mor-Chowk (Peacock courtyard) and the Chini Chitrashala. A romantic boat ride on Lake Pichola beckons the visitors.

Jagdish Temple: regarded as the largest and most beautiful temple of Udaipur, his Indo-Aryan Temple was built on the orders of Maharana Jagat Singh in 1651 AD. The temple of Jagannath Rai, now called Jagdishji, is a major monument and should be seen carefully.

Bharatiya Lok Kala Mandir: This Indian Folk Arts Museum displays ornaments, folk dresses, paintings, puppets, folk deities, masks, dolls and folk musical instruments.

Saheliyon-ki-Bari : Also called the garden of the maids of honor, this beautiful garden was made for the queens, complete with many fountains and other important figures.

DAY-14: UDAIPUR - DELHI - ONWARD DESTINATION

After a leisurely breakfast, enjoy the day at leisure. Later you shall be escorted by the representatives of Luxury India tours to the airport for flight back home, as per your flight schedule.