Set off on this popular route to enjoy the perfect introduction to India. Experience the history of massive forts, the opulence and splendor of Rajasthan’s palaces, the bustle and buzz of the local markets and bazaars.
Duration : 8 Days
Route : Delhi → Agra → Ranthambore → Jaipur → Delhi
Note : Ranthambhore National Park remains closed between 1st July and 30th September. Therefore, itinerary will cover Chomu instead of Ranthambhore during that period.
Day 1 Delhi
Meeting and assistance on arrival and transfer to hotel. Later in the day proceed for the guided city tour of Old & New Delhi. In Old city visit Red Fort built by Emperor Shah Jahan; Jama Masjid, one of the largest mosques in India; Raj Ghat- the memorial of Mahatma Gandhi and enjoy a walking tour through Chandni Chowk- the silver street of Delhi bustling with activity.
Day 2 Delhi
In the morning proceed visit the Qutub Minar, the tallest stone tower in India; Humayun’s Tomb built in the Indo Persian style and a predecessor to The Taj Mahal in Agra; India Gate – a war memorial arch. Later drive past the President’s residence, Parliament House, Government Secretariat Buildings and Connaught Place – the heart of New Delhi and a busy shopping. In the afternoon drive down to Agra.
Day 3 Agra
Morning proceed for a sightseeing tour of city visiting Taj Mahal, built by Moghul Emperor Shah Jahan in 1560 in memory of his queen Mumtaz Mahal to enshrine her mortal remains. Later, visit Agra fort with magnificent halls for private and public audiences and other palaces. Afternoon excursion to Akbar’s Tomb at Sikandra, located in a large walled garden.
Day 4 Fatehpur Sikhri
Post breakfast drive down to Ranthambore and on the way stop at Fatehpur Sikhri. Built during the second half of the 16th century by the Emperor Akbar, Fatehpur Sikri (the City of Victory) was the capital of the Mughal Empire for only some 10 years. The complex of monuments and temples, all in a uniform architectural style, includes one of the largest mosques in India, the Jama Masjid.
Day 5 Ranthambore
Ranthambore National Park is one of the biggest and most renowned national park in Northern India. The park is located in the Sawai Madhopur district of southeastern Rajasthan, which is about 130 km from Jaipur. Venture into the jungles to spot the elusive tiger.
Day 6 Jaipur
Today you will drive to Jaipur, also known as the “pink city” with its buildings of pink and orange hues and it’s a wonderful place to see the color of Rajasthan and its people. Jaipur is well known for its beautiful carpets, enameled ornaments, precious and semi-precious stones, brass ornaments and many other arts and crafts. On arrival, check in at the hotel. Rest of the day is at leisure.
Day 7 Jaipur
In the morning you will drive 11kms to the outskirts of the city to visit Amber Fort for a guided tour. Amber was the ancient capital of the State until 1728. Visit the Temple of Kali, the Hall of Victory or Jai Mahal and Jagmandir. During the city tour visit the Observatory, the Palace of Winds and the City Palace and Museum. The museum has an interesting textile section, which contains dresses and costumes of the former Maharajas and Maharanis of Jaipur.
Day 8 Delhi
Post breakfast, drive back to Delhi in time for your onward connections.