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Duration : 10 days/11 nights

Destinations Covered : - Sariska - Ranthambore - Jaipur - Bharatpur - Fatehpur Sikri - Agra - Delhi

Day 01: Arrival at Delhi.

Arrive at Delhi airport to a warm welcome from our representatives who shall assist & transfer you to the pre-booked hotel. Upon arrival at hotel, a traditional Indian welcome consisting of ‘Aarti’ and garland followed by check-in and rest of the day at leisure. Spend overnight at Delhi.

Day 02: Delhi sightseeing

lal quila

Morning start to your tour from the charming Old Delhi, which has managed to preserve the nostalgia of bygone royal age of the city. Start from Mughal residence Red Fort, built in red sandstone where we shall be exploring several historical monuments inside as well as visit to the museum displaying royal artifacts and artilleries. Later we shall visit the holy mosque of Jama Masjid located just opposite Red Fort. A UNESCO world heritage site, this sacred mausoleum is place of worship for people from all religions. The sacred remains of Prophet like sandals and footprints embedded in marble block are kept inside. Enjoy a rickshaw ride in the busy alleys of Chandni Chowk, offering lots of items embedded with an ethnic Indian touch, be it ‘Chat’ food, ‘Paranthas’, Gold, Silver and precious stones or apparels and garments.

Post lunch, drive to Humayu n’s tomb, a picturesque monument built in the memory of Mughal Emperor Humayun by his wife Haji Begum. Continue towards 12th century Qutab Minar, regarded the tallest single minaret in the world and the most frequented monument of Delhi. Drive past Rashtrapati Bhawan-the official residence of President of India halting at India Gate-the famous war memorial where a flame burns eternally to honor the supreme sacrifice of solders. Evening drive back to the hotel for dinner & overnight stay.

Day 03: Delhi – Sariska

After breakfast drive to Sariska National Park and upon arrival transfer to a wildlife resort. Post Lunch game drives into the reserve. Sariska reserve: one of the most frequented reserves of India, Sariska used to serve as the hunting preserves of Maharaja of Alwar, and was declared a wildlife reserve in 1955 and a part of Project Tiger of India in 1979. Another advantage is its close proximity with Delhi and Jaipur and the park is also a favored halting destination for Jaipur bound tourists. The reserve is blessed with an abundant variety of flora and fauna including Rusty Spotted Cat, Leopard, Caracal, Jungle Cat, Four-horned Antelope, Sambar, Spotted Deer, Wild Boar, Blue Bull, Jackal,Hyena and special species of Birds. Additionally, the reserve has historical monuments located within like Ancient Shiva temple, Sariska temple and Kankwari fort.

Morning and evening game drive into the reserve to observe the flora & fauna from close quarters followed by return to the resort for dinner & overnight stay.

Day 04: Sariska - Ranthambore

ranthambhore

Proceed for the popular Tiger tracking drive into the reserve accompanied by an expert naturalist, followed by a short bird watching tour. Post lunch; drive to Ranthambore and upon arrival transfer to a luxurious wildlife resort. Later, enjoy a Nature walk in the reserve, home to an exotic variety of wild animals and beautiful birds. Overnight stay at Ranthambore.

Day 05: Ranthambore

Full day guided safari (elephant/jeep) into the reserve. Ranthambhore National Park: One of the most well preserved and well protected reserves in the country, Ranthambore boast of an incredible variety of wild animals and bird species. A wildlife reserve since 1955, Ranthambore’s star attraction are its rather ‘friendly’ tigers that are used to human presence. Sprawling over 400 sq. km. the reserve is nestled amidst the billion year old Arravali and Vindhya hill range. Other wildlife attractions include Caracals, Sloth bears, Black bucks, Hare, Indian Wild Boar, Chinkara, Common Palm Civets or Toddy cat, crocodiles and over 270 species of birds. Stay overnight at Ranthambore resort.

Day 06: Ranthambore - Jaipur.

Early morning game drive into the reserve for Tiger tracking followed by return to the resort for breakfast. Later, a bird watching tour followed by elephant safari into nearby villages to observe their laidback and basic lifestyle devoid of all modern comforts yet exuding a charm of its own. Check-out from the reserve in the evening for drive to Jaipur and upon arrival transfer to the hotel.

In the evening enjoy a traditional Rajasthani dinner at Chowki Dhani, an ethnic Rajasthani 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’. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 07: Jaipur

hawa mahal jaipur

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 08: Jaipur-Bharatpur

Morning drive to Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary and upon arrival transfer to the resort. Later, venture into what is regarded as the best bird sanctuary in Iinda.

Bharatpur: home to over 400 species of birds, Bharatpur also known as Kaledeo Ghana park figures amongst the top bird sanctuary of Asia. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the reserve attracts migratory bird from far away countries like Tibet, Afghanistan, and Central Asia in addition to Siberian cranes. Other common bird species to be seen are cormorants, spoonbills, storks, egrets, herons, pelicans, ibis and herons that can be spotted all over the park. After a detailed bird watching tour accompanied by an expert guide, return to the resort for dinner & overnight stay.

Day 09: Bharatpur - Fatehpur Sikri - Agra

agra taj mahal

Morning rickshaw ride into the reserve as trained rickshaw pullers are well aware of whereabouts of parks exotic birds. Later drive to Agra en-route visiting Fatehpur Sikri which served as the capital of Mughals for a brief period before being abandoned due to lack of water. The courtyards, palaces etc. inside the fort remarkably preserved in original state, exhibiting the best of Mughal architecture. Famous monuments include tomb of Salim Chisti, an important Muslim pilgrimage destination and the imposing Buland Darwaza built to commemorate Mughal victory over Gujrat.

Later, drive continues to Agra and upon arrival check-in at a luxury hotel for overnight stay.

Day 10: Agra

After a leisurely breakfast, sightseeing of Agra starting from Agra Fort and Taj Mahal. Agra fort was constructed by successive Mughal Emperors who used to control their empire from here. Some of the famous buildings inside are Diwan-i-Khass, Diwan-i-Am,Jahangiri Mahal, Khass Mahal and Moti Masjid etc. symbolizing the best of fusion architecture. A vintage point to view Taj Mahal, it was from the window of this fort from where Shahjahan spent his last days staring at Taj after being imprisoned by his son Jehangir. Taj Mahal (World Heritage Site) – The most beautiful monument of love ever created by men, its construction started in 1631 on Shahjahan’s orders after the untimely death of his wife Mumtaz Mahal after the birth of her 14th child. Flawless in its conception and execution, Taj Mahal’s beauty has to be seen to believe. You can stay on to view the monument on the soft light of the setting sun. Overnight at hotel.

Day 11: Agra-Umaria

Morning drive to Delhi and upon arrival transfer to the international airport for your onward/return journey.