Taj with Tiger TourDuration : 05 Nights / 06 Days
Places to Visit : Delhi - Agra - Ranthambore - Jaipur
Day - 1 » Arrive-Delhi
Arrive-Delhi. Meeting & assistance upon arrival and transfer to your hotel. Your room has been booked from the previous night to ensure immediate check-in after the long flight. Morning is at leisure.
At 1400 hours, visit the Qutub Minar (Tower of Victory), India Gate (War Memorial), Lakshminarayan Temple (a modern Hindu temple), drive past the President's House, Parliament House and the Secretariat Buildings. Also visit Raj Ghat and Shanti Vana - the cremation sites of Mahatma Gandhi and Jawaharlal Nehru, the Jama Masjid and drive past the Red Fort and Chandni Chowk. Overnight at the hotel.
Day - 2 » Delhi - Agra (Drive)
Drive to Agra (205 kms., 5 hrs.) Upon arrival, check-in at your hotel. Proceed on a half-day city tour visiting the world-famous Taj Mahal, built by the Moghul Emperor Shahjehan in 1630 for his Queen Mumtaz Mahal, to enshrine her mortal remains. Later, visit the Red Fort built by Akbar within which is located the Pearl Mosque and the Halls of Public & Private Audience. Visit the Tomb of Itmad-ud-Daula built by Empress Noorjehan in memory of her father. Also visit the Red Fort. The rest of the day is at leisure. Overnight at the hotel.
Day - 3 » Agra - Jaipur
Transfer by surface to Jaipur (221 kms., 6 hrs.) visiting Fatehpur Sikri, enroute, built by Emperor Akbar in 1569 and later abandoned due to a chronic scarcity of water. See the graceful buildings within the city including the Jama Masjid, the Tomb of Salim Chishti (a Sufi saint), the Panch Mahal and other palaces located within the complex. Check-in at your hotel, upon arrival.
At 1500 hours, proceed on a half day of sightseeing, visiting the Maharaja's City Palace and the Observatory, the Albert Hall Museum, the Ram Niwas Gardens. Also, drive past the Hawa Mahal or the Palace of Winds and through the rose-pink residential and business areas of Jaipur. Overnight at the hotel.
Day - 4 » Jaipur - Ranthambore Hawa Mahal - Jaipur
Drive to the scenic Ranthambore Wildlife Sanctuary (156 kms., 4 hrs.) where the 'Project Tiger' conservation program has been very successful. Check-in at your hotel. Enjoy the serene, fresh, wilderness environment and explore the surrounding area. Overnight at hotel.
Day - 5 » Ranthambore - Jaipur
Take an early-morning excursion into the jungle with a qualified naturalist. The atmosphere is one of suppressed excitement - the rate of tiger-sightings in this park is higher than most. Later, a little after midday, drive back to Jaipur and check-in at your hotel. Overnight at the hotel.
Day - 6 » Jaipur - Delhi
At 0830 hrs., go on a half day excursion to Amber Fort, the rugged 8th century fort which was capital of the State until 1728. Visit the Jagmandir or the Hall of victory - glittering with mirrors, the Jai Mahal and the Temple of Kali. Ascend on elephant-back, the hill, on which the fort is situated. 1400 hrs., drive back to Delhi (258 kms., 6 hrs.)