12 Nights / 13 Days
Destinations Covered :
Jaipur - Kota - Sawai Madhopur
(Ranthambore) - Bharatpur - Agra - Delhi
Day 01/ Arrival Jaipur
Arrive Jaipur, Meet assist at the airport & transfer to hotel. Jaipur-
the fabled "pink city" of the desert named after Jai Singh, the
former Maharaja of Jaipur. This is the only city in the world symbolizing
the nine divisions of the universe through the nine rectangular sectors
subdividing it. The palaces and forts of the yesteryears, which were
witnesses to the royal processions and splendours, are now living monuments.
Day 02 / Jaipur
After a leisurely breakfast, visit the majestic Amber Fort, one that cannot
be easily described. You ride up on Elephants to the former capital of the
royals set against the backdrop of the wooded hills. Post lunch tour of the
Palace of Winds also known as Hawa Mahal. This elaborate building, now
little more than a façade, is encrusted with delicate screens and
carved balconies from which the royal ladies, confined to their quarters,
could sneakily view the outside world. Past, present and future merge at Jai
Singh's observatory, where time has been accurately measured since the 17th
century. Later also visit Birla Mandir-a unique monument with exquisite
marble carvings. In the evening enjoy your dinner at Chokhi dani (an ethnic
village resort) where you will have an idea of the village life of
Rajasthan. Also enjoy various traditional Rajasthani dances, puppet show and
various other interesting activities. Overnight at hotel.
Day 03 / Jaipur-Kota (By Road 250kms - 05hrs.)
After breakfast drive to Kota - Rajasthan's largest Industrial town
situated on the banks of the river chambal. Well known for its famous Kota
saris and also for a miniature school of art, which specializes in drawing
hunting scenes. Arrive Kota in the afternoon and check in to your hotel.
Evening at leisure. Overnight at hotel.
Day 04 / Kota
After breakfast sightseeing tour of Kota visiting City Palace and Fort.
Within the city palace is the museum, which houses a good collection of
artifacts. Later visit the Chambal Gardens - beautiful gardens around Kota
along the Chambal River, which also has a crocodile sanctuary. Overnight at
05 / Kota / Ranthambore (By Road - 200kms - 04hrs.)
After breakfast drive to Ranthambore - famous for the wildlife sanctuary,
which is said to have the India's friendliest Tigers and also considered to
be the best place in the world to photograph the tiger in its natural
habitat, also, a wonderful place for bird watching. Arrive Ranthambore in
the afternoon and check in to your hotel. After lunch depart for the 3 hrs
Jungle safari in a Canter (a vehicle which is open on the top) enjoy the
game viewing in the national park and back to the hotel. Overnight at hotel.
Day 06 / Ranthambore
Morning and afternoon jeep safari. The park, which is one of the finest
tiger reserves in the country, is the main attraction of Ranthambore.
Overnight at hotel.
Day 07 / Ranthambore
After a leisurely breakfast embark on the sightseeing tour of Ranthambore
visiting Ranthambore Fort and various places of historical interest inside
the Fort. The main attraction is the temple of Lord Ganesha. Later visit the
Mansarovar Lake where you will have a beautiful view of the nature.
Overnight at hotel.
Day 08 / Ranthambore-Bharatpur (By Road 250kms. 05hrs.)
Morning drive straight to Bharatpur - lying between the cities of Agra and
Jaipur in the northwest famous for Keoladeo Ghana bird sanctuary, which is a
home to an astonishing range of flora and fauna. Birds come to this national
park in waves. From August through November, it is indigenous water birds.
In early October the first migrants arrive from the high plateau of Central
Asia, Mongolia and the Siberian tundra, the most eagerly awaited of the lot
being the gravely threatened Siberian crane. The month of March sees most of
these migrants leave the national park. But animals that have made it their
home - the nilgai (blue bull), sambar, jungle cat and mongoose-spend the
entire summer here. Arrive Bharatpur in the evening and transfer to your
hotel. Rest of the day free at leisure.
Day 09 / Bharatpur
Morning have a completely rewarding experience of seeing an overwhelming
range of birds during the rickshaw ride into the Keoladeo Ghana National
Park and later back to the hotel. Overnight at hotel.
10 / Bharatpur-Agra (By Road - 56kms - 1.5hrs.)
After breakfast drive to the city of Taj - Agra enroute visiting Fatehpur
Sikri - a perfectly preserved red sandstone `ghost town` which was the
estranged capital of the mughal emperor Akbar, built in 1569 and soon
deserted when its water supply failed. Arrive Agra by lunch and check in to
your hotel. After lunch, visit the magnificent Taj Mahal - one of the Seven
Wonders of the World, surely the most extravagant expression of love ever
created. 20,000 men laboured for over 17 years to build this memorial to
Shah Jahan's beloved wife. It's a wealth of white marble and semi-precious
stone - undoubtedly the highlight of your tour. Evening free to explore the
Agra's rich heritage of handicrafts in its markets. Overnight at hotel.
Day 11 / Agra
Start your sightseeing tour of Agra by visiting Agra Fort - a hilltop
citadel with fabulous courtyards, fountains and gates. Post lunch tour of
Itmad-Ud-Dullah's tomb or the 'Baby Taj' - Less visited but much admired, it
bears striking mosaics inlaid with sparkling stones. Overnight at hotel.
Day 12 / Agra-Delhi (By Road - 200kms - 04hrs)
Morning drive to Delhi - India's Capital and a major gateway to the
country. Contemporary Delhi is a bustling metropolis, which successfully
combines in its fold the ancient and the modern. Arrive Delhi by noon and
transfer to your hotel. Evening embark on small sightseeing tour of Delhi
visiting the India Gate and the Laxmi Narayan temple popularly known as
Birla Temple. Overnight at hotel.
Day 13 / Departure
After a leisurely breakfast and further sightseeing of Delhi visiting the
Qutab Minar. Later drive past the grand government buildings, the
President's House, Red fort, Mahatama Gandhi Memorial and Parliament House.
Evening transfer to airport for onward flight.