Taj & Tigers of North India


7  Nights   8  Days


Delhi -> Jaipur -> Ranthambhore -> FatehpurSikri -> Agra

About Package

Tour Destination:- Delhi, Jaipur, Ranthambhore, FatehpurSikri, Agra



For someone for the west, India provides an real adventure - interesting, captivating, overwhelming, sometimes moving and shocking. Here is one of the world's great dramas; an ancient, vast and crowded land committed to the most effectively challenging exercise in mass democracy. It is a spectacle in which wish, smugness, paradox and ambiguity mingle and struggle. It is conducted on the whole, and to India's credit in the open. The lasting memories of the land are hospitality, humanity, good humor and kindness. Here is a society of over a 1000 million people, growing by a million a month, divided and united by language, caste, religion and regional loyalties. It has often been described as a functioning mayhem; and it is in many ways a kind one, of marvelous fluidity and tolerance. Indeed, the true Indian motif is not the Tajmahal, the elephant or the patient peasant behind the ox drawn plough. It is the crowd, the ocean of faces in the land of multitudes, endlessly thrilling, pushing and moving. It is in this human circulation that one sees India's colour, variety, busyness, and, senses also its power, liveliness and majesty.

Note: This is just a suggested itinerary indicative of what could be possible. We tailor holidays for your specific needs. Contact us if you want modifications so that we could tailor a holiday to suit your need for an unforgettable India tour.



Package Itinerary

Arrival / Delhi


Late night entrance in Delhi, Meeting and assistance upon arrival as our representatives welcome you and escort you to your car. Whilst the room keys and check-in is organized, our representative would introduce the tour to you and hand over the documents to you. Thank you for giving us the chance to serve you! Overnight Stay at Hotel.


 

Visit Delhi


After breakfast, we carry on a guided tour of New Delhi, Visiting such sights as, Humayun’s Tomb (1586), the QutabMinar 72 meters high and one of the most perfect towers in the Persian world. The Iron Pillar which has survived the vagaries of climate for over 1500 years. Continue with a drive through Embassy area, the Government buildings (1921-1930) and Connaught Place, the heart and main shopping district of the capital. We will also visit the India Gate.

Later we traverse the city and intothe walled gates of the Old city with visits to the Jamma Mosque (1650) and drive through the fabled area of ChandniChowk (aptly convert to Moonlight Square) where the throngs of shoppers and merchants meet in the oldest area of Delhi. Visit the Raj Ghat and nearby Ghats where the founder of the nation, Mahatma Gandhi and thereafter Indira Gandhi and Rajiv Gandhi were cremated.

The best part of this tour would be a ride on cycle rickshaws. Now these are 3-wheel cycles with a sofa seat at the back. The Rickshawalla (Rickshaw driver) sits on a small cushion in the front and two passengers on the sofa seat behind. This is a remarkable way to explore and picture the manhandle and bustle as well as the color of the narrow winding streets bursting with people and roadway shops selling wares of all explanation - including a laughing set of dentures. The ride would be accompanied by peals of laughter both from the passengers as well as the onlookers .Overnight Stay at Hotel.

Delhi / Jaipur


After leisure breakfast, we will drive to Jaipur. Upon arrival, check-in into Hotel. After rest & relaxation, we discover the unending shopping options of Jaipur along with our Guide. An essential starting point for Rajasthan craftwork is block manufacture and block printing and we will be exploring the process from start to finish in some of the popular stores here. The chance also exists here to tailor make outfits to your design and size.

We also explore one of the chief attractions of Jaipur - its jewelry, which offers a variety of ranges from chunky tribal jewelry to enameled gold to modern diamond jewelry. Kundan (art of stone setting) and enamel jewelry has been a specialty of Rajasthan, particularly that of Jaipur. The stones are embossed into decorative shapes & patterns and embellished with delicate enamel adornment in the champeve (raised field) technique. Jaipur is well known for its gold and silver enameling. Vivid bangles made of lac and set with semiprecious stones make an low-cost buy. The craftsmen take great pains to embed the hundreds of pebbles into the lac. The skilled gem-cutters of Jaipur carve enchanting little animals and birds from rock, crystal, jade, smoky topaz and amethyst. Intaglio beads & buttons and crystal scent bottles are also available. Overnight Stay at Hotel.


 

Jaipur


After an early breakfast, the morning we visit Amber Fort, the former capital of the royal Jaipur. Few fall short to be moved by the dramatic Rajput splendor of this hilltop fortress-palace 11 km north of Jaipur. Set on the dry wrinkled Aravali Hills, and surrounded by fortified battlements, the palace straddles two sepia-hued tundra hills ignore Maota Lake, and its sprawling crenelated walls lattice the adjacent hills.

We will ride up to this hilltop palace on a caparisoned, painted elephant, passing through the ancient main gate where Maharajas of Jaipur have entered for four hundred years. Our guide will elucidate on the history of this architectural masterpiece with its mirror-studded alcoves, dazzling mosaics and water-cooled swings that delight today’s visitors as they did their former royal residents.

We shall visit the Hawa-Mahal or Palace of the Winds, a five-storied structure of pink sandstone with semi-octagonal and delicately honeycombed windows overlook the main street of the old city. It was built in 1799 so that implied royal women could peer down unseen by the world through its 593 stone screens.

Later, we advance on a tour Of the City Palace & Observatory. The City Palace in the heart of the old city is a blend of Rajasthani and Mughal architecture. The palace lies in the heart of the city and occupies the whole central grid. The fortified wall has seven gates and was erected for protection from invading armies and animals that lived in jungles, which surrounded the wall that time. Next, we visit the Solar Observatory - an astronomical treasureimage not found house, with solar device that give accurate predictions till date.Overnight at Hotel.


 

Jaipur / Ranthambore


After breakfast, we will drive to Ranthambhore. Upon arrival, check in to Hotel. Afternoon jungle outing in shared jeep / Canter (Community safari vehicle).Overnight at Hotel.


 

Ranthambhore


Morning & afternoon Jungle excursions in shared jeep/canter (Community Safari Vehicle).Ranthambhore is known to have figure not found India's Friendliest tigers Assured of protection; these nocturnal creatures are seen often in the day. Sprawled on the Aravalli and Vindhya ranges of Rajasthan, Ranthambhore National Park covers an area of 410 Sq. km. in which breathes a healthy population of about 40 tigers. A large number of deer inhabit the area and leopards are occasionally sighted. The PandamTaloalake, located adjacent to the JogiMahal hunting lodge, is the park's favorite water source. Smaller pools at Raj Bagh and Milak also attract a variety of wild life The best way to explore Ranthambore is in center as the park is well connected by main roads and tracks. Some of the popular sighting areas are NalGhati, Lahpur, Bakuala, Anantpur and the Kachida valley. Mammals: Tiger, Panther, Hyena, Jackal, Jungle Cat, Caracal, Sloth Bear, Sambar, Chital, Nilgai, Wild Boar, Chinkara, Indian hare mongoose. Birds: Bonelli's eagle, crested serpent eagle, great Indian horned owl, grey partridge sandgrouse, quail, spurfowl, common peafowl, tree pie, paradise flycatcher, pheasant tailed jacana, painted stork, black stork, spoonbill, green pigeon, ducks. Overnight Stay at Hotel.


 

Ranthambore / Fatehpur Sikri / Agra


Morning jungle expedition in shared jeep / canter (Community safari vehicle).After a leisurely breakfast, we drive to Agra stopping at deserted capital city of FatehpurSikri. This abandoned capital of the Mughals is a perfectly preserved city at the height of the empire’s splendour. The city separated into religious and secular parts has interesting well-sculpted buildings. From here we continue riding to Agra.

On arrival check-in into Hotel. Overnight Stay at Hotel.


 

Agra / Delhi (Departure)


After breakfast, we will drive to Agra along one of India’s finest freeways. Arrive Agra and we will visit TajMahal, the most photographed monument in the world. An immense mausoleum of white marble, built in Agra between 1631 and 1648 by order of the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his favourite wife, the Taj Mahal is the jewel of Muslim art in India and one of the universally admired masterpieces of the world's heritage. Once you hear about a building so much and once you see so many pictures of a building your expectations are real high; and this is the enigma about the TajMahal. No matter how many pictures you have seen or no matter how high your expectations are the Taj never lets you down - the unparalleled glory and beauty of the building surpasses beyond all human imaginations. We will visit the TajMahal to witness this spectacular monument built for love. Besides perfect symmetry in every aspect of its construction, the inlay work of semi precious stones into marble in pietradurastyle is absolutely remarkable.


Tour Inclusions And Exclusions

Tour Inclusions

  • Hotel Accommodation for 5 nights on twin share basis.
  • Double Bedded Room
  • Private bath or shower attached.
  • Daily breakfast at hotel.
  • 1 Rajasthani Cuisine speciality Dinner.
  • Chauffeur Driven air-conditioned Private Car.
  • All transfers and sightseeing as per tour program.
  • Fuel, Insurance, Toll Taxes, All State Taxes, All transport related Expenses.
  • Assistance by our representative on arrival.
  • Local English speaking Guide for city sightseeing.
  • Guided City Tours & Excursions.
  • Entrances to the monuments & museums.
  • Heritage Walk & Rickshaw Ride in Jaipur.
  • Elephant ride upto the Amber Fort, Jaipur.
  • Complimentary Mineral water during the surface travel.
  • All taxes and service charges.

Tour Exclusions

  • Visa Fees
  • International & Domestic Flight Tickets.
  • Tips and gratuities.
  • Movie/video camera fee at monuments.
  • Meals and beverages not listed in itinerary .
  • Expenses of personal nature like laundry, telephone calls, portage etc.
  • Any other service that has not been included into "cost inclusions".

Hotel information

Venue/Category

Superior

Premier

Standard

Delhi

Roseate House Aerocity

Le Meridien

Red Fox Aerocity

Agra

Radisson Blu

ITC Mughal

Atulyaa Taj

Jaipur

Taj Jai Mahal Palace

Sarovar Premier

Red Fox