Forts and Palaces with Magnificent Indian Wildlife 10 Nights
Package Id | 0000156
Duration : 10 Nights 11 Days
Forts and Palaces with Magnificent Indian Wildlife Tour - 10 Nights / 11 Days (Delhi - Agra - Bharatpur - Ranthambhore - Jaipur - Delhi)
 
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Our private tailormade journeys offer complete freedom of choice. The itinerary below has been carefully designed to give you a taste of the exciting, endless possibilities and can be tailored to suit your exact preferences.

Highlights Of The Itinerary:
 
  • Breathtaking architecture and urban vibe in Delhi
  • Taj Mahal – Agra 
  • Tiger at Ranthambhore
  • Pink City “ Jaipur”
 
Specially Created For:
 
  • Family Holiday
 
Your Journey at a Glance (Custom-Designed Itinerary):

Day 1:
 
  • VIP Meet and Greet at New Delhi’s International Airport
  • Transfer from Delhi airport to the Hotel
  • 02 Overnights at The Imperial, New Delhi
Day 2:
 
  • Morning at leisure for independent activities 
  • Afternoon proceed on a guided city tour of Old Delhi and High-tea a Dharampura Haveli followed by Kite Flying / Heena Painting
  • Evening visit to dance academy for Dances class
Day 3:
 
  • Morning drive to Agra (180 Kms / 03 ½ Hrs)
  • On arrival check in at the Hotel
  • Afternoon proceed on a Mughal Heritage Walk
  • Sunset visit of Taj Mahal from Mehtab Bagh Side ( Across river Yamuna)
  • 2 Overnights at ITC Mughal, Agra
Day 4:
 
  • Sunrise visit to Taj Mahal, return to Hotel for breakfast
  • Later visit Itmad- Ud- Daulah and visit to Agra Fort in decorated horse carriage.
  • Afternoon at leisure
Day 5:
 
  • Morning transfer to Bharatpur Railway station for Train to Ranthambhore (Golden Temple Mail; Dep: 1030 Hrs ; Arr: 12:55 Hrs)
  • Meet and greet at Sawai Madhopur Railway Station, drive to Khemvillas.
  • Afternoon Game Drive by exclusive Jeep
  • 2 Overnights at Khemvillas, Ranthambhore
Day 6:
 
  • Morning and Afternoon Game drives by Exclusive Jeeps
Day 7:
 
  • Morning game drive by exclusive Jeep.
  • Later drive to Jaipur (180 Kms / 04 Hrs)
  • Upon arrival check in at Hotel.
  • Evening enjoy short tour of the Palace organized by the Hotel for all the In- house with a glass of champagne /Wine 
  • 03 Overnights at Taj Rambagh Palace, jaipur
Day 8:
 
  • Morning proceed a guided visit to Amber Fort, Albert Hall.
  • Afternoon at leisure
  • Evening visit to Dera Amer for Elephant Ride with dinner
Day 9:
 
  • Morningproceed on a city your of Jaipur visiting City Palace, Observatory and Palace of Winds followed by Heritage walking tour of Old Jaipur
  • Afternoon at leisure
Day 10:
 
  • Morning transfer to Jaipur Airport for flight to Delhi (Jet Airways 9W 2250 Dep 0725 Hrs ; Arr 0830 Hrs)
  • Upon Arrival check in at hotel, The Imperial, New Delhi
  • Afternoon proceed on a city tour of New Delhi 
  • Room will be held till departure time to the Airport
Glossary
 
  • B&B = Bed and Breakfast Basis 
  • AP = Full Board ( Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
Entry / Visa Requirements
 
  • As for all international travel, the visitor to India is required to be in possession of a valid passport and visa. Travellers from all countries need a visa. Enquire about this from the Indian diplomatic Representatives abroad
  • Boarding or immigration can be denied if there is a mismatch of passport details mentioned on the visa letter issued by the Government of India and the passport presented at these checks.
  • The passport has to be valid for a minimum of 6 months after the departure date from India and at least 2 (two) clear pages available in the passport for immigration stamping.
 
Detailed Itinerary:

Day 1: Arrive Delhi

  • On arrival in Delhi, guests will be met at the aero bridge and will be assisted through customs / immigration baggage collection. And you will be transferred to your hotel “JW Marriott, New Delhi - Aerocity”.  
  • Delhi: The planning of New Delhi started in 1911 under the guidance of Sir Edwin Lutyens; this was following the declaration made by King George V at the Delhi Durbar, that the capital of India was being shifted from Calcutta to Delhi. This was an emphatic way to reinforce the permanence of the British Empire in India. The new city was inaugurated on 09th February 1931. 
  • Delhi is steeped in history, which dates back to 3000 years. 'Indraprastha', the seat of the Pandavas in the early centuries of the era, was situated in Purana Quila and is believed to be Delhi's earliest city.
  • The Imperial:The Imperial, New Delhi’s landmark Hotel, is located on Janpath, the erstwhile Queensway. The restored 1930’s Victorian – style building is a perfect confluence of old-world charm and modern day conveniences.
  • Spend Two overnight at The Imperial. Accommodation is in a Heritage Roomwith ensuite facilities. Your stay is on bed & breakfast basis.
Day 2: Delhi

  • Morning at leisure for independent activities.
  • Afternoon proceed on tour of Old Delhi visiting:
  • Chandni Chowk: Take a rickshaw ride in Chandni Chowk which was once the grandest of markets in India. Even though today Chandni Chowk appears choked with congestion, it retains its historical character.
  • Spice Market: Khari Baoli is a street in Old Delhi known for its wholesale grocery and Asia's largest wholesale spice market selling all kinds of spices, nuts, herbs and food products like rice and tea. The market is operating since the 17th century.
  • Jama Masjid: The Jama Masjid of Delhi is the principal mosque of Old Delhi in India. Commissioned by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan, builder of the Taj Mahal, and completed in the year 1656 AD, it is the largest and best-known mosque in • India. It lies at the origin of a very busy central street of Old Delhi, Chandni Chowk.
  • Later proceed on street food tour. Thestreet famous for its food, from many generations. Guests will visit traditional food stalls that developed in the folds of the culture of old Delhi. At each stop guests will see the house specialties. Some of the foods that guests may sample are: Parathana’s, (Indian Flatbread) Samosa (triangular deep fried dumplings stuffed with potatoes), Kachori (deep fried dumplings stuffed with an assortment of lentils and spice), Kulfi (Indian ice-cream), Lassi (a yogurt drink), jalebi, (Indian Sweet) etc.
  • And end your tour with High Tea at Dharampura Haveli where the children have the opportunity of flying kites or have Heena painting.
  • Haveli Dharampura: with its distinctive features is attributed as Late Mughal style though parts of it has the influence of the 20th Century architecture. During Mughal and late Mughal Period, a large numbers of Havelis were built by the courtiers. This Haveli in particular dates to 1887 AD and was originally designed to have mixed use pattern i.e. both residential and commercial. The surroundings of the Haveli still bear the evidences of history through its physical features. Brackets, balconies, jharokas, multifoliated arched gateway, carved sandstone facades, wooden doorway from the virtual of the approach
  • Evening visit to Dance Academy, for a small interaction with a bollywood style dance teacher, and a small dance class over Bollywood songs.
Day 3: Delhi - Agra

  • Morning drive to Agra.
  • Agra: The city of Agra flourished under the patronage of the emperors Akbar, Jahangir and Shah Jahan and attracted artisans from Persia and central Asia. Agra is where Emperor Shah Jahan engraved his immortal love for his Empress in marble, the Taj Mahal. Agra is still famous for handicrafts products such as inlay work on marble, carpets, jewellery, zari and embroidery work.
  • On arrival check in at ITC Mughal.
  • ITC Mughal: Sprawled over 35 acres of luxurious gardens, and in close proximity to the Taj Mahal, ITC Mughal, a luxury hotel in Agra is a fitting tribute to the great Mughal builders of the past. The only Indian hotel to have won the prestigious Aga Khan Award for its excellent representation of Mughal architecture.
  • Afternoon proceed on Mughal Heritage Walk with a guide.
  • Visit the small village of Kachpura, a rural settlement, with a stunning backdrop of the Taj Mahal. The youth from the community, who have been trained up as tour guides, take you through the village allowing you to real get a feel of village life.
  • Sunset visit of Taj Mahal from Mehtab Bagh Side ( Located  across river Yamuna / Taj Mahal close on friday) 
  • Taj Mahal: Said to be one of the most elegant and a harmonious building in the world, Taj Mahal is the manifestation of the wealth and luxury of Mughal art as seen in its architecture, garden design, painting, and calligraphy.
  • Spend Two Nights at the ITC Mughal. Accommodation is in a Royal Mughal Suite. Your stay is on Bed & Breakfast Basis.
Day 4: Agra

  • Re- visit Taj Mahal at Sunrise. 
  • After visit to Taj Mahal Return to Hotel for breakfast. Later proceed on a city tour of Agra, visiting Itmad-Ud-Daulah: 
  • After Taj Mahal and Agra Fort, the monument that is most important in Agra is the Tomb of Itmad-Ud-Daulah or "Baby Taj" as it is called sometimes. A highly ornate edifice, this mausoleum is considered as the imminent precursor of the Taj Mahal as far as elaborate carvings and inlay work are concerned. 
  • Though the structure does not have much to offer architecturally, it makes a clear departure from the earlier Mughal tombs built during the period and is softer with lot of inlay carvings. 
  • After visiting Itmad-Ud-Daulah, drive onto the Agra Fort in a decorated horse carriage, 
  • Agra Fort: The red sandstone Agra Fort was renovated and converted into a palace during Shah Jahan's time, and reworked extensively with marble and pietra dura inlay. Notable buildings in the fort include the Pearl Mosque, the Diwan-e-Am and Diwan-e-Khas (halls of public and private audience), Jehangir's Palace, Khaas Mahal, Sheesh Mahal (mirrored palace), and Musamman Burj.
  • Afternoon at leisure.
Day 5: Agra - Bharatpur - Ranthambhore

  • This morning you will be transferred to Bharatpur Railway Station for train to Ranthambhore. (Dep 1030 / Arr 1255 Hrs / Golden Temple Mail  Air Conditioned Sleeper Class) 
  • Ranthambhore National Park: - Ranthambhore National Park is known for its small population of friendly tigers, who do not seem to shy away from the approach of humans. Tucked between the rugged Aravalli and Vindhya hills, the reserve also boasts a spectacular landscape filled with border-strewn highland plateaus, lakes and rivers. A hunting ground for the local maharajas until 1970, the park has since become a refuge for hundreds of species of birds, mammals and reptiles.  
  • On arrival transfer from Railway Station to Hotel Khem Villas, Ranthambhore.
  • Khem Villas - the lodge’s 20 acres of grassland, lakes and forest were hand-planted years ago, cultivating a flourishing natural habitat for myriad wildlife and Because of its proximity to the Ranthambore National Reserve, you can occasionally witness the pug marks of various wild animals such as jackals, leopards and tigers.
  • Afternoon game drive by exclusive jeep.
  • Spend Two nights at Khem Villas. Accommodation is Cottage with ensuite facilities. Yours stay is on Full board with schedule game drive.
Day 6: Ranthambhore

  • Morning and afternoon game drive in an exclusive jeep
Day 7: Ranthambhore - Jaipur

  • Morning game drive by exclusive Jeep. Later drive - 3  ½  Hours to Jaipur.
  • Jaipur: Founded in 1728 by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh, Jaipur is where modernity and tradition exist side by side. The walled city, vibrant with colours, houses the City Palace, an astronomical observatory and a bustling bazaar where artisans fashion puppets, silver jewellery, lac bangles and other handicrafts in their workshops. At a short distance is the Fort Palace at Amber.
  • Upon arrival in Jaipur, you will check-in at The Taj Rambagh Palace.
  • Taj Rambagh Palace: In the finest tradition of Rajput hospitality, the Rambagh Palace offers its guests a taste of royal living – a luxury and extravagance that was once the sole preserve of kings. Its elegantly appointed rooms, marbled corridors and majestic gardens echo with history, and every corner has a story to tell. “The jewel of Jaipur”, Ram Bagh Palace, which has been a home to generations of royals, and was converted into a hotel in 1972.
  • Evening enjoy short tour of the Palace organized by the Hotel for all the In- house with a glass of champagne /Wine followed by Cultural program.
  • Spend Three Nights at The Taj Rambagh Palace, Jaipur. Accommodation is in a Palace Room. Your stay is on Bed & Breakfast Basis.
Day 8: Jaipur

  • This morning guests will be taken on a guided tour of the Amber Fort and Albert hall.
  • The Amber Fort is located 11 km from Jaipur. It was the ancient citadel of the ruling Kachhawa clan of Amber, before the capital was shifted to present day Jaipur. Amber Fort is known for its unique artistic style, blending both Hindu and Muslim (Mughal) elements, and its ornate and breath-taking artistic mastery.
  • Albert Hall Museum: In Jaipur is the most stunning museum. This beautiful museum is modelled along the popular Albert Museum of London and deeply represents the Indo-Saracenic style of architecture. The museum houses the unique collection of ancient stuffs like beautiful crafts work, ceramics objects, sketches, models, wood work, toys, dolls, common history examples, such as Egyptian Mummy and the well knownPersian Golden Carpet.The ground floor galleries of the museum give the guests a brief idea about the culture, way of living and shades of Real Rajasthan. Various types of jewelleries and outfits of the people of all types of society of Rajasthan are displayed here. In this way, One section consists the outfits of the privileged classes including Rajputs and rich merchants. The another section houses the outfits of the several villages of Rajasthan that includes, Meenas, Bhils, Gadoliya, Lohars, etc. Thus one can find here the fusion of several shades of Rajasthan.
  • Afternoon at Leisure. Evening visit to Dera Amer.
  • Upon arrival at Dera Amer, guests will be greeted by the Elephants and they get the opportunity of feeding the Elephant.Later guests will be escorted to a small pond where they bathe their own elephants with the help of the camp staff and mahout, After bathing they get a chance to paint the Elephant with the natural colours which are gentle to their skin and from here they will a get a chance of riding the elephant (2 on each elephant) seated on a howdah (padded platform) for the hour-long ride around the forest estate guided by the mahout.
  • Elephant ride will come to an end at the camp where guest will be served Dinner.
  • Dera Amer situated behind the hills of the famous Amer Fort is the ideal location for outdoor recreational and adventure activities in very close proximity to the city of Jaipur. The Camp is located at the foothills of the Aravali Range and surrounded by the wilderness of a reserved forest.No urban civilization in the vicinity, just a few hamlets with villagers mostly occupied by farming their fields bordering a pretty lake.
Day 9: Jaipur

  • Morning Visit City Palace. The whole complex is wonderfully laid out with large courtyards, balconies, cupolas, arched entrances and gardens, which are prime examples of Rajput architecture. The museum here displays the rich heritage of the Jaipur family in miniature paintings, textiles, garments, books & manuscripts, carpets, palanquins and weapons dating back to the 15th century.
  • During the tour of city palace, guests will have the opportunity of visiting the private chambers, which are normally not accessible by the general public.
  • Later, you will have the opportunity of embarking on a walking tour of the market in the old city.
  • You will visit the Maniharon ka rasta (Bangle makers lane), then walk to the Thada market (wholesale area) followed by a walk through the wedding market selling various things for Indian wedding, after which you will cross the flower market and a few temples on the way, along with many small stalls.
  • Afternoon at leisure.
Day 10: Jaipur - Delhi

  • Morning transfer to Jaipur Airport for your flight to Delhi (Jet Airways 9W 2250 Dep 0725 Hrs ; Arr 0830 Hrs).
  • Upon Arrival check in at hotel, The Imperial, New Delhi.Afternoonproceed on a orientation tour of New Delhi driving past 
  • India Gate: This 42m high stone arch of triumph stands at the eastern end of the Rajpath. It bears the names of 85,000 Indian Army soldiers who died in the campaigns of WW I the North West frontier operations of the same time and the 1919 Afghan fiasco.
  • Rajpath: The Kings Way is another focus of Lutyens New Delhi. It is immensely broad and is flanked On either side of ornamental ponds. The Republic Day parade is held here every 26th January, and millions of people gather to enjoy the spectacle. 
  • Rashtrapati Bhawan (President House): The official residence of the President of India stands at the opposite end of the Rajpath from India Gate. Completed in 1929, the palace like building is an interesting blend of Mughal and western architectural styles, the most obvious Indian feature being the huge copper dome. To the west of the building is a Mughal garden, which occupies 130 ha.  This garden is only open to the public in February. Prior to independence this was the viceroy’s residence. 
  • Later visit the Gurudwara Bangla Sahib, the temple of the Sikhs. Their turbans and beards make the men easily identifiable with the sect. Sikhism developed as an antithesis to the caste ridden and ritualistic forms of Hinduism and developed as a simple religion whose foundation was “sewa” – socially responsibility irrespective of a person’s social standing.  Thus every Sikh Temple has the famous community kitchen, where it is considered a privilege to assist cooking the food and serving a simple meal to pilgrim and visitors. If guests wish, they can participate in the community service. We will also try and arrange for you to participate in serving food to the visitors. 
  • Humayun’s Tomb: Humayun's tomb is a complex of buildings built as the Mughal Emperor Humayun's tomb, commissioned by Humayun's wife Hamida Banu Begum in 1562. It was the first garden-tomb on the Indian subcontinent, and is located in Nizamuddin East. It was also the first structure to use red sandstone at such a scale. The complex was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1993.
  • Late evening departure transfer from Hotel to the International Airport in time for your flight back home.
Day 11: Depart Delhi

  • Morning departure transfer from Hotel to International Airport for flight back home.
Inclusions:
 
  • VVIP meet and greet at International Airport in Delhi 
  • Accommodation all hotels as per the meal plan mentioned above
  • All transfers, sightseeing and overland trips for by 01 Air Conditioned Tempo Traveller 
  • Service of English Speaking local guide.
  • Train ticket in 01st Air Conditioned Class from Bharatpur to Ranthambhore 
  • 04 game drive by exclusive jeep in Ranthambhore with an English speaking naturalist
  • Entrance fee to all monuments
  • Street Food Tour in Delhi 
  • High Tea at Dharampura Haveli with Kite flying / Heena Painting in Delhi
  • Visit to Dance Academy in Delhi
  • Mughal Heritage Walk in Agra
  • Decorated horse carriage visit to Agra Fort
  • Elephant Ride at Dera Amer with Dinner
  • Visit to private chambers at City Palace, Jaipur
  • Market Walk in Jaipur
  • Mineral water during sightseeing and overland trip
  • All current taxes as on date.
Exclusions:
 
  • Tipping to guides and drivers.
  • Any Insurance and rescue of any form.
  • Cost arising out of flight cancellation/road blockades/landslides/riots and events beyond our control.
  • Expenses of personal nature and any other expenses not mentioned in the above cost.
  • Any international air fare/airport taxes not mentioned above.
  • Any change in tax structure resulting from the hike in published tariff.
  • Items of personal nature like tips, laundry, phone calls etc.
  • Any video/still camera fee to the monuments and places of visit
  • Any other item not explicitly mentioned under price includes.
  • Any airfare for domestic flights other than the quoted details.
  • Any cost of the meals other than the one indicated in room meal plan.
  • Sightseeing and excursions other than those specified.

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