Explore the endless wonders of India on this India trip which will take you to colourful cities with opulent history, magnificent wildlife and vibrant culture. Witnessing the stunning pink sandstone walls of the City Palace in Jaipur and adventuring in search of majestic tigers within the lush forest of Ranthambore, will be the greatest journey through India. From the immaculate marble wonder of Taj Mahal to an ancient fortress in Ranthambhore remains forever in your memory lane. See the wonders of India and know that you are seeing the best of India
- Witness the impeccable architecture of the Taj Mahal, one of the wonders of the World
- Explore the history of Delhi, within the old and new reaches of the city
- Venture through Ranthambore National Park in search of the elusive Royal Bengal Tiger
- Discover the grandeur of Jaipur, the Pink City, whose historic architecture is as magnificent as the city’s colorful streets
- Stop at this beautiful Stepwell called Chand Baori in the village of Abhaneri
Day 01- Arrive Delhi
Your journey begins before you land in India. Your thoughts are focused on the soon to have imagined the culture and the architecture, the food and the landscape and, as the plane lands in the capital city of Delhi, you are ready to experience it all.
Welcome to Delhi, a city that brings together its historic architecture and modern culture. You are met at the airport and escorted to your hotel by a private transfer.
Explore and discover the city’s ancient walls you can find in Chandni Chowk, the old market that continues to brim with life, filled with the enticing smoky aromatics of grilled kebab , street food and Spices .From the old market to the Raj Ghat, the Mahatma Gandhi Memorial, you venture through the new streets that eventually bring you to the QutubMinar. You find the mystique of the seasoned structures alluring; the minaret climbs over 217 feet into the air, constructed almost a millennia ago.
Drive pass India Gate and Parliament , before you settle back into your hotel for the evening.
Overnight at hotel
Day 02- Delhi – Agra by train
In the morning transfer to the train station to board train for a short travel of about 2 hrs to Agra.. The city is filled with historic beauty that shimmers in the sunlight, bringing decadent colours to the walls and towers, from the fort to the famous Taj Mahal. Once inside the celebrated grounds of one of the Seven Modern Wonders of the World you can look out over the open space. At the far end of the garden is the mausoleum, constructed with white marble that captures shifting light throughout the day.
Across the Yamuna River is the MehtabBagh, also called the Moon Lit Garden, which stretches over 950 square feet and is aligned perfectly with the Taj Mahal. When you stand within the garden you find an unadulterated view of the icon across the water, almost like a crowning jewel, framed by the trees and hedges that run up to the edges of the riverbank.
Also visit the magnificent Agra fort – one of the most important and strongly built strongholds of the Mughals, with richly decorated buildings of Mughal style of art and architecture. It was constructed by the third Mughal emperor Akbar with red sandstone, 4000 builders daily worked on it and it took 8 years to be completed(1565-1573).
Overnight at hotel.
Day 03- Agra – Ranthambore by road (290 kms / 5 hrs Approx. )
Morning you leave for Ranthamboreenroute stop at FatehpurSikri, the short-lived capital city of the Mughal Empire in the late 16th century. The mosque of Jama Masjid combines Persian and Indian elements that blend together to create an intricate 162 foot high victory gate, approachable by 42 steps.
Further you drive to SawaiMadhopur where lies the Ranthambore National Park, home to graceful gazelles, wild bull, and the regal Indian Tiger.
Overnight at hotel.
Before sunrise you can hear the early birdcalls surrounding the resort and you start preparing for the morning safari . The park encompasses almost 830 square miles of wild jungle that stretches over rocky ridges. You will come to the heart of the trees to find the Ranthambhore Fort. The ancient walls date back to the 10th century and are popular with pilgrims wanting to pay homage to both Shiva and Ganesh.
You do a morning and afternoon safari to the national park today. Watch out for the orange fur streaked with black lines, and when they look your direction assessing whether you are a threat or not, their eyes glint with fierce yellow, adding to their unique and majestic appearance. You have an opportunity to see other wild animals deer, Sambar and also enjoy some birdlife in the serenity of the forest.
Overnight at hotel.
Day 05-Ranthambore – Jaipur by road (165 kms / 3 ½ hrs Approx.)
Leave for Jaipur enrouteAbhaneri is prominent for ‘Baoris’, step wells which were invented by the natives to harvest rain water. Chand Baori is the most popular of the wells in the region, and it is one of India’s deepest and largest stepwell.
Drive to the famous Pink City of Jaipur. You arrive in the afternoon and will settle yourself in the comforts of your hotel before you make your way through the city on a guided tour. The city was founded in the 18th century. The precious pink coloration stems from the use of sandstone to construct much of the Mughal city which was repainted in the 19th century.
In the evening you will delight in a traditional home-cooked meal with a local family where the essential flavors and aromas of Jaipur will be savored.
Day 06- Jaipur
The day is yours to drift through the Pink City and experience the majesty of sandstone buildings that date back centuries. Witness the lavish interior of the powerful Amer Fort. Within the walls you find the palace of the Rajput Maharajas that dates back to the 15th century. The first impression of the exterior walls is pure strength but when you step inside you discover the lavish adornments that bring elegance and beauty to the interior.
As you continue through the fort and along the immaculate décor, including the Mirror Palace that was built to make a candle flame twinkle like endless starlight, you will return to the pink walls of City Palace to find a richer sense of the past.
Further stop at Hawa Mahal, also known as the Palace of Winds for photo stop. The honeycomb structure was built in the 18th century. The lattice windows allowed the women of the royal family to watch the processions of the city, from daily markets to parades, without jeopardizing their virtue. Also visit the seven-story structure is commanding in its beauty from both the outside and the inside is the Jaipur’s City Palace where still resides the descendants of Jaipur’s former royalty. The ground floor displays manuscripts and many personal belongings of the historic royal family.
Overnight at hotel.
Day 07- Leave Jaipur