Taj Mahal and Tiger Tour Ranthambore
Duration : 10 Nights / 11 Days
Destinations Covered : Delhi - Mandawa - Jaipur - Ranthambhore - Agra - Delhi
DAY 01 : ARRIVE DELHI
Upon arrival at International Airport. Traditional welcome and transfer to the hotel. Afternoon half-day tour of New Delhi visiting Qutab Minar, Humayun Tomb, India Gate, Parliament street, etc.Overnight at the hotel.
DAY 02 : DELHI
Morning half day city tour of Old Delhi visiting Jama Masjid, Red Fort, and Chandni Chowk, etc. Afternoon leisure and free for shopping etc. overnight at the hotel.
DAY 03 : DELHI - MANDAWA BY ROAD 260 KMS 6 HRS DRIVE
After breakfast, leave for Mandawa. It is known as the heart of the Thar Desert. Mandawa used to be a medieval Indian trade city and still has beautifully preserved houses of medieval Indian traders in typical Rajput style - wooden doors, bamboo thatched roofs, mud-plastered walls and floors, ethnic decor, etc.
DAY 04 : MANDAWA - SAMODE - JAIPUR ( BY ROAD 190 KMS 3 HRS DRIVE
Morning drive to Jaipur via Samode villages, the pink city of Rajasthan. Afternoon free. Overnight at the hotel.
DAY 05 : JAIPUR
Morning visits Amber fort and enjoy Elephant ride. Afternoon visit Hawa Mahal, city palace and Museum. Overnight at the hotel.
DAY 06 : JAIPUR - RANTHAMBORE BY ROAD 180 KMS 3 HRS DRIVE
Morning you will be transferred to Ranthambore, nearly a thousand - year - old fortress. Countless battles have raged around these walls.
The Great Mughal emperor Akbar laid siege here and built Lake Palace, summer gardens, temples, mosques, tombs, and hunting towers, all overrun now by grass and shrubs. Today leopards and tigers prowl the ruins.
DAY 07 : RANTHAMBORE
Ranthambore is one of the few preserves where the camera-shy tigers' spots in daylight. You'll take thrilling jeep rides in the morning and evening in search of wildlife. You sometimes chance upon these fleet-footed and silent creatures, the embodiment of grace. In the afternoon, explore the lakes on your own and visit the imposing Ranthambore.
Ranthambore covers an area of about 400 square km. Ranthambore National Park is a unique and unison area, where the natural present meets a historical past. This park has up to 27 tigers and has a considerable population of birds. It offers beautiful scenery too.
DAY 08 : RANTHAMBORE - BHARATPUR - FATEHPUR SIKIRI - AGRA BY ROAD 320 KMS 8 HRS DRIVE
Morning drive to Agra en-route Fatehpur Sikri (The ghost city) and Bharatpur Birds Sanctuary. Overnight at the hotel.
DAY 09 : AGRA
Full day city tour of Agra, visiting Taj Mahal, the mausoleum built by a sorrowing Shah Jehan in memory of his young wife, Mumtaz Mahal and Agra Fort, etc.
DAY 10 : AGRA - DELHI BY ROAD 210 KMS 5 HRS DRIVE
After breakfast, we drive back to Delhi en-route visiting Sikandra. Overnight at the hotel.
DAY 11 : LEAVE DELHI
Transfer to the airport catches the flight for onward journey.