Note: Taj Mahal remains closed on every Friday!
Highlights: Delhi - Agra - Ranthambore - Jaipur
Alternate travel dates: 31 Jan 21/ 14 Feb 21/ 14 Mar 21/ 28 Mar 21
Delhi - Suryaa OR Hotel Grand
Agra - Radisson Hotel
Ranthambore - Tiger Den
Jaipur - Sarovar Premier OR Four Point Sheraton
Delhi - Pride Plaza (Aerocity)
Day 1: Delhi
Upon arrival at the Delhi airport, you will be met by our Tour Manager and transferred to your hotel. 14:00 Hrs: Standard check-in time. The rest of the day at leisure and then an overnight stay at your hotel.
Day 2: Delhi.
It’s time to enjoy a full day city tour of Delhi to give you a feel for this magnificent city as you explore its historic sights. Your first stop is Raj Ghat which is located on the banks of the river Yamuna, This is Mahatma Gandhi’s Memorial, where he was cremated following his assassination in January 1948. Opposite the Red Fort lies Jama Masjid, India’s largest mosque, made of red sandstone and white marble, completed in 1656. Heading west from the Red Fort you’ll explore the bustling cultural delight of the colorful market on a 'cycle rickshaw', then through "Chandni Chowk" or Silver Street, surrounded by the sights and sounds of this very busy avenue. A truly unique experience. The Red Fort is a 17th-century imposing fortress built in red sandstone and surrounded by a huge 33 meters high boundary wall. Inside are exquisite palaces and beautiful gardens on the return you will enjoy an experience on the busy Delhi metro from Chandni Chowk to Rajiv Chowk (Our our can driver will be waiting for you at Rajiv Chowk Metro station.
In the afternoon you will head into New Delhi, visiting Humayun’s Tomb, an impressive garden tomb with high arches and a double dome, built by his wife Haji Begum in the 16th Century. An early example of Mughal architecture considered to be the predecessor of the Taj Mahal. Then continue on to the wonderful Qutab Minar – a major landmark of Delhi, with its beautiful grounds featuring a huge ‘tower of victory’, which stands over 72 meters high. You will then drive on to Rajpath and through to India Gate and the Lutyens Delhi, with its tree-lined boulevards leading to the British Viceroy’s Palace (Rashtrapati Bhavan), now the official residence of the President of India, the Secretariat, India Gate, and Parliament House.
Day 3: Delhi to Agra by train Gatiman Express: 08:10 - 09:50 Hrs
Transfer from Hotel to H.Nizzamuddin railway station to board the train for Agra – a medieval city on the banks of the Yamuna River. It was founded by Sultan Sikandar Lodi in the year 1506. Agra achieved fame as the capital of the Mughal emperors from 1526 to 1658 and remains a major tourist destination because of its many splendid Mughal-era buildings. Most notably the Taj Mahal, Agra Fort, and Fatehpur Sikri, all three of which are UNESCO World Heritage Sites. 09:50 Hrs: Arrive at Agra railway station. Upon arrival at Agra railway station transfer Hotel.
Late Afternoon you will enjoy AGRA STREET FOOD WALK -
A visit to Agra is incomplete without tasting its delightful local cuisine. This food walk of Agra will help you taste delicious street food dishes of varied Indian cuisines available from some of the oldest and most reputed food joints in the city. All the food items have been personally tested and are as safe as possible. It is a walking tour of Agra city in which you will visit walk around some non-touristy markets of Agra city and taste some of the best local food dishes. The food served in this food walk is equivalent to one meal plus various snacks served during a duration of 3-4 hours. We visit around 7-9 different food places and taste the authentic local street food of Agra and a full meal for dinner. This food walk can be enjoyed by vegetarians as well as non-vegetarians. • Unlimited food and non- alcoholic drinks during the tour.
• Bottled water, wipes, sanitizer, etc. Overnight stay at Hotel.
Day 4: Agra
After breakfast enjoy visiting the world-famous Taj Mahal (closed on Fridays). The Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan, in memory of his favorite wife, Mumtaz Mahal, who died in 1631, built one of the world’s most famous buildings, the ‘Taj Mahal’. Its perfect proportions and exquisite craftsmanship have been described as ‘a vision, a dream, a poem, and a wonder’. You’ll also visit the 16th century Agra fort. This commanding red sandstone monument stretches for 2.5 kilometers along the banks of River Yamuna, encompassing serene gardens and terraced pavilions, with striking views of the magnificent Taj Mahal across the river, as well as the Tomb of Itmad-ud-Daulah, also known as the ‘Baby Taj’. In the evening you’ll enjoy a sunset view of the Taj Mahal from Mehtab Bagh, which is a garden complex, situated on the riverbank opposite the Taj Mahal.
Day 5: Agra to Ranthambore by surface, 295 km, 7 Hours
Drive to Ranthambore with an en-route visit to Fatehpur Sikri - the imperial ruins of the dream capital city of the Great Mughal Emperor - Akbar.
Upon arrival at Ranthambore, check in to your hotel. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 6: Ranthambore
Today we take you searching for tigers on an early morning as well as an afternoon safari game drive in Ranthambore National Park.
Day 7: Ranthambore to Jaipur by surface, 180 km, 4 Hours
Drive to Jaipur, the famed ‘Pink City’ and the capital of Rajasthan, known for its palaces, its three hill forts and for being a shopper’s paradise.
Upon arrival at Jaipur, check in to your hotel. The evening is at leisure to explore the surrounding area and the colorful bazaar. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 8: Jaipur
This morning we take you to Amber, - the capital of the old state of Dhundhar, which is located on the rugged hills that surround Jaipur by Jeep.
During the afternoon visit the City Palace (which still houses the erstwhile Royal family); Jantar Mantar, the Royal Observatory and Hawa Mahal (Palace of Winds) - built for the royal ladies to watch the activities on the market street below, without being observed. Overnight stay at your hotel.
Day 9: Jaipur to Delhi by surface, 258 km / 6 Hours
After breakfast drive to Delhi. Upon arrival at Delhi, check in to your hotel. Overnight stay at the hotel
Day 10: Depart Delhi by flight for onward journey
Transfer from your hotel to Delhi airport in time to board the flight for onward journey.
- 7 Nights Accommodation on Bed & Breakfast Basis
- 2 Nights at Ranthambore on Full Board Basis
- All transfers, sightseeing & excursion as mentioned in itinerary by Air Conditioned car
- Services of local English Speaking Guide
- Cycle Rickshaw ride at Old Delhi
- Jeep joy ride at Amber Fort, Jaipur
- Food walk in Agra
- 2 Game drives at Ranthambore National Park By Open Jeep
- Representative for Assistance on all Arrival and Departure Transfers
- Train fare for the sector Delhi / Agra by executive Air Conditioned Chair Car
- As per Itinerary