Get welcomed and greeted by our representative upon arrival in Delhi. Arrive at the hotel and check-in. The capital of India and the gateway to the country, Delhi is best of both worlds— antiquity and modernity—a metropolis full of life and energy. Delhi, due to the strategic position, became the default seat of power for successive dynasties to the present day government. New Delhi is a symbol of legacy left behind by the British Raj. Get ready for a city tour. Overnight stay in Delhi.
Sightseeing in Delhi
After breakfast, we head to Old and New Delhi for a full-day tour. These historically significant areas of Delhi have been in existence since the 6th century BC, riding the crests and troughs of history from the days of the Mahabharata leading up to the British rule. Visit the Jama Masjid, the biggest mosque in India constructed by Emperor Shahjahan. The mosque’s courtyard can hold up to 25,000 worshippers. Take a rickshaw ride in the famous Chandni Chowk, the bustling and noisy market in Old Delhi…there is everything ‘desi’ to it. Next, visit the Red Fort, built by Emperor Shajahan, once the residence of the powerful Mughal royal family. It carries a lot of historical importance as it hosts the Independence Day every year; the Indian Prime Minister delivers his speech from the ramparts of the fort, and watches the event proceedings. Next, drive past the Rashtrapathi Bhavan, the President’s residence and several prominent government buildings in Edwin Lutyen’s Delhi before you visit Rajghat, the memorial of the father of Nation, Mahatma Gandhi. This famous memorial marks the very place where Bapuji was cremated in 1948 after his assassination. Drive to the Humayan’s Tomb, commissioned by Mughal Emperor Humayan’s wife Hamida Banu Begum in 1562, a unique garden tomb influenced by the Persian architecture that extensively used red sandstone for construction. Later in the evening, proceed to the Qutub Minar, the world’s tallest brick minaret, commissioned by the first Delhi Sultan Qutubuddin Aibek. Overnight stay in Delhi.
Delhi – Agra (210 kms / approx. 4 hours)
Arrive at Agra, check-in to the hotel. A half-a-day city tour in Agra starts with a visit first to the Red Fort, commissioned by the Mughal ruler Akbar in 1565. Among the tourist places for sightseeing in Agra, the Red Fort is a classic example of the influence of Mughal architecture. Later, visit the Taj Mahal, a beautiful mausoleum built by Emperor Shahjahan in the memory of his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal after her death. One of the wonders of the world, and a UNESCO Heritage site, the Taj was built between 1632 and 1653 AD.
Agra – Ranthambore (230 kms/ approx. 5 hours)
Breakfast followed by a visit to Fathepur Sikri, constructed by Emperor Akbar, housing several historical buildings, including the tomb of the famous Sufi saint Sheikh Salim Chisti who lead a saintly life here. Akbar who wanted to make Fathepur Sikri his headquarters later abandoned the idea altogether due to the acute water shortage in the area. Fathepur Sikri is a UNESCO Heritage site. Later, visit Sawai Madhopur (Ranthampore) for sightseeing. Once a princely game conserve, the Ranthampore National Park is a reserved area for the famous Indian tigers. Arrive at Ranthampore. Check-in to the hotel. Overnight stay in Ranthampore.
Enjoy experience at the crack of dawn and evening game drive in the Ranthampore National Park, located on the junction of Vindhyas and Aravali. Its sprawling area is a rich display of lush green landscapes and vegetation. The scenery shifts dramatically from the serene and steep slopes of the Vindhyas to the dusty hills of the Aravalli range with conical edges. Ranthampore offers many tourist places for sightseeing. It not only houses the Indian Tiger, but is also home to a variety of animals & birds such as langur, owlets, caracal, leopard, jackal, hyena, marsh crocodile, bear, wild boar and different species of deer and antelopes.
Ranthambore – Jaipur (150 km/approx. 3 hours)
Breakfast followed by a drive to Jaipur, the capital city of the splendid and colourful state of Rajasthan. Arrival at Jaipur. Check-in at the hotel. Overnight stay in Jaipur
Head for a full-day sightseeing trip of Jaipur, dubbed as the ‘Pink city’. Tourist places in Jaipur are popular the world over for its vibrant culture, grand palaces, magnificent forts and calm lakes. Jaipur got its name from the warrior king Sawai Jai Singh II, founder of the city. Visit the Amber Fort, one of the best places to visit in Jaipur, in princely panache riding on the back of an elephant. Important structures inside the fort that merit visit include Diwan-i-Kam with ornate stone carved lattice windows adorning the fort; the Ganesh Pol (or Ganesh Gate), named to revere the Hindu God Lord Ganesh and the mesmerizing Sheesh Mahal, also called as the ‘Mirror Palace’. Later, visit the famous Hawa Mahal, also known as the ‘Palace of the Winds’. This delightfully lovely façade with its intricately crafted latticework windows, was so designed for the ladies of the royal household to watch the street proceedings unobserved. Next, visit the City Palace, an architectural confluence of the Mughal and Rajasthani styles. The museums here exhibit a splendid display of the rare and ancient arms, manuscripts and costumes belonging to the erstwhile royal family in the 15th century. End the full-day tour by visiting the Jantar Mantar Observatory, displaying geometric devices for measuring and tracking the celestial bodies in their orbits.
Jaipur – Delhi (250 km/approx. 5 hours)
Breakfast followed by a drive to Delhi. Meet our assistant at the airport. Take the return flight back home.
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