TIGER & TAJ – TOUR
Day 1 – Arrival at New Delhi International airport
Arrive New Delhi International airport .Upon arrival into Delhi, you'll be met our representative at the airport standing at the arrival lounge. Meet and greet & transferred to your hotel. The remainder of the day is free to relax and enjoy in your hotel. Overnight.
Day 2 – Delhi/ India’s Capital – Humayun’s Tomb
This morning welcome meeting takes place with the guide at the hotel lobby. We then enjoy a full day sightseeing tour of Old Delhi & New Delhi. Visit Old Delhi’s Jama Masjid (Friday Mosque) India’s oldest and largest mosque and then Raj Ghat - the site of Gandhi’s cremation in Old Delhi, which covers your visit to Red Fort followed by the ancient Jain Temple, Gurudwara Sis Ganj Sahib with the bustling Chandni Chowk market continuing to Raj Ghat, where Gandhi was cremated.
Then, see New Delhi’s Humayun’s Tomb and Qutub Minar. Drive along the pond-flanked Rajpath, seeing the India Gate and Rashtrapati Bhawan(Presidents Palace), the residence of the President of India.
In the evening( if gets time) stroll down to Connuaght Palace and return back to the hotel for relax. Overnight.|Meals-B|
Day 3 – Delhi / Jaipur- Pink City
Today you will be drive to the “Pink City” of Jaipur, The highly distinctive planned city of Jaipur, founded in 1727 by Maharaja Jai Singh II, is a colourful capital characterised by fine bazaars, intricately carved palaces and havelis as well as powerful forts. Inheriting the kingdom in a period of instability Maharaja Jai Singh II defeated the Maratha armies of Gujarat and Maharashtra and also successfully forged diplomatic ties with the Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb thus achieving the political stability he needed to pursue his scientific and cultural interests. Jaipur is very much the product of his intellectual talent and with the Brahmin scholar Vidyadhar Bhattacharya he was able to utilise his love of mathematics, science and astrology to design his city on a distinctive grid based on Hindu representations of the universe which lasts to this day. Check into your hotel. Overnight.|Meals:B|
Day 4 – Jaipur – Amber Fort
In the Today your guide / chauffeur would be awaiting for you at the lobby to take
you to Amber Fort. Ride through an elephant at Fort. Amber Fort in the Aravali Hills, which is a super example of Rajput (Medieval Hindu) style architecture. A slow elephant ride takes you to the top of the Fort, which houses several graceful buildings.
Then, drive onto the City Palace complex that occupies the centre of Jaipur. Painted pink as a mark of welcome, the City Palace was completed in 1732 and houses the intriguing Armoury Museum and the beautiful Peacock Gate. Nearby is the Hawa Mahal, or Palace of the Winds, which forms part of the east wall of the City Palace complex. Built at the turn of the 19th Century this five storied structure with its elaborate façade was built for the ladies of the harem and is best seen from the street outside. Further along is the Jantar Mantar the largest stone observatory in world. Overnight.|Meals:B|
Day 5 – Jaipur / Ranthambore - Tiger Country (approx 180 km /4 hrs)
Followed by breakfast it’s time to leave the “Pink City” & start your journey to the Project Tiger Reserve at Ranthambore and where you will stay for Covering over 410 sq. kms the reserve runs from the easternmost spur of the Aravallis to the Vindhya Range and is one of the finest tiger parks of its kind in the country. 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. Being considered as one of the famous and former hunting grounds of the Maharajas of Jaipur, today the Ranthambore National Park terrain is major wildlife tourist attraction spot that has pulled the attention of many wildlife photographers and lovers in this destination.
The Indian Tourism Department has taken over the administration of Ranthambore and in order to protect the environment of the park, entry for individuals is limited to Gypsy 4-wheel drive vehicles which have seats for 5 guests per vehicle. Sole use of the vehicles is no longer an option that can be requested or provided and depending on demand on the day you may have to share the vehicle. Please note that we have included for 3 safari rides during your stay at Ranthambore commencing from the morning of Day 08. Overnight. |Meals: BLD|
Day 6 – Ranthambore
Today morning get ready for the game drives sunsrise and sunset in Ranthambhore National Park,a UNESCO World Heritage Site with lake palace,fortifications and the centuries-old Ranthambhore Fort. Amid the ruins,watch for tigers,leopards,hyenas,sloth bears,barking deer and nilgai Asia’s largest antelope.. Since becoming one of the original areas under Project Tiger in 1973 the reserve has recovered much of its natural beauty and large areas of the dry deciduous forest have been restored. As with much of India the blend between nature and history is strong at Ranthambore and the 13th Century fort is the focal point of the park. Overnight.|Meals-BLD|
Day 7 – Ranthambhore / Agra (approx 295 Kms/ 6 hrs journey approx)
This morning enjoy one last safari before returning to your hotel for breakfast. Later leave Ranthambore and drive to Agra. Enroute stopping at Fatehpur Sikri,ared sandstone city”ghost town” bult by Emperor Akbar as his capital and palace. After the visit of this,continue your drive to Agra also known by “Taj Nagri” & the one time capital of the Mughals, Agra, which stands on the right bank of the River Yamuna, is a city of contrasts. One of Uttar Pradesh’s largest cities Agra is dominated by three magnificent buildings – Agra Fort, the tomb of Itmad-ud-Daulah and the beautiful Taj Mahal – that hark back to its glorious past. On arrival at Agra. Check into the hotel. Overnight.|Meals-B|
Day 8 – Agra - Taj Mahal
Early morning visit Taj Mahal during sunrise when the beauty of pristine monument glister. Arguably the greatest monument to love, the Taj Mahal was built by Shah Jahan as a memorial to his wife Mumtaz and is a building world renowned for its power and beauty. Restored by Lord Curzon after the demise of the Mughal Empire had led to its decline it is immediately recognisable that the shape, design and material combine to produce perfection. The craftsmanship is outstanding with semi-precious stones inlaid into the marble in beautiful patterns, a process known as pietra dura, whilst the white marble reflects every change in light allowing the Taj to appear to change its hue according to the light and time of day. Afterwards return to your hotel for breakfast. Then, see the Agra Fort- the Akbar’s citadel. This imposing Agra Fort on the banks of the River Yamuna which was established by the Mughal Emperor Akbar in 1565. This powerful imperial fortress dominates the centre of the city and the red sandstone walls enclose a vast area which comprises of palaces, impressive reception rooms and two very beautiful mosques.
Afterwards leave Agra Fort and cross the river to visit the tomb of Itmad-ud-Daulah, the jewel of Agra, sometimes known as the ‘Baby Taj’. The least visited of Agra’s three great monuments the Itmad-ud-Daulah was the first Agra building to be covered in white marble and pietra dura and is a place of peaceful serenity.
Afternoon drive outside of the city as you have time to visit Sikandra the site chosen by the Moghul Emperor Akbar for his tomb. Akbar died during the construction but his son, Jahangir, completed it in 1613 after considerably altering the original designs. The result is a hugely impressive and imposing 22m high tomb structure four stories high set amongst an enclosed garden. The first three stories are made from red sandstone and the fourth a courtyard made from the same white marble used to construct the Taj Mahal. Below ground level is the Tomb of Akbar still complete sepulcher in the centre of the room and an alabaster tablet inscribed with 99 divine names of Allah. After the visit of Sikandra later visit Gurudwara Guru Ka Taal the ancient and historical Sikh Temple on the way. Return back to the hotel. Rest & Overnight.|Meals-B|
Day 9 – Agra - Delhi / Time to Relax
After the leisurely breakfast, drive back to Delhi. On arrival at Delhi you will be transferred to the hotel. Check into the hotel. Overnight. |Meals-B|
Day 10 – Departure Delhi / Your onward flight connections
Assisted departure transfer to the international airport to board your flight to your onward connections. |Meals–B|
Touring arrangements comes to an end with a sweet memories…
|Delhi||The Lalit / Radisson blu marina CP or similar||The Connaught or similar||Kingston Park or similar|
|Jodhpur||Welcomhotel / Raas or similar||Ranbanka Palace /Ratan vilas or similar||Kuchaman haveli or similar|
|Jaipur||ITC Rajputana/ Trident or similar||Golden Tulip or similar||Hotel Diggi Palace / Hawa Mahal or similar|
|Ranthambhore||Aaram bagh or similar||Pushkar Palace/ Pushkar bagh resort / Lohana Village resorts(tented accommodation) or similar||Master Paradise/Jagat Palace /Satyam Palace or similar|
|Agra||Trident /Wyndham Grand / ITC Mughal or similar||Howard Park Plaza or similar||Atulya The Taj / Taj Resorts / Siris18 or similar|
RATE PER PERSON – TIGER & TAJ - 02 NIGHTS DELHI - 02 NIGHTS JODHPUR - 02 NIGHTS JAIPUR - 02 NIGHTS RANTHAMBHORE - 02 NIGHTS AGRA - 01 NIGHT DELHI
|EURO Per person||2 Person||4 Person||6 Person||8 Person||Meal supplement per person Per meal|
|Deluxe||EUR 908||EUR 725||EUR 685||EUR 659||EUR 10|
|Standard||EUR 659||EUR 485||EUR 442||EUR 428||EUR 6|
All Prices are in Euro.
Hotels & Rooms category are subject to availability.
In case of non-availability of hotels, then the similar hotels would be provided.
Tour prices are valid for Foreign Nationals only.
All distance featured are approximate.
Tour Itinerary can be customized/tailor made as per the requirement of the client.
Child below 5 years is treated as complimentary sharing parent’s bed only.
Extra Adult / Extra bed on request (if 3 person are staying on triple sharing basis).
Early Checkin subject to availability & on request.
Non smoking rooms are subject to availability.
Any hike in the fuel price,surcharge or currency fluctuations,additional taxes, domestic airlines or hotel tax will not be borne by us.
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Rates calculated at EURO 70 per person. At the time of confirmation of tour, price would be calculated at the prevailing rate of exchange on the dates.
Rates are valid till 31st March, 2015 (except the Christmas and New Year festive period).
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