Arrive late night at Delhi International airport. Upon arrival in Delhi, you will be met by our representative and transferred to hotel Overnight at the hotel.
This morning you will be taken to visit Old Delhi Former centre of Moghul Power, Old Delhi offers ancient monuments, narrow streets and bustling bazaars. Drive past the Red Fort, built in 1648 and board the ‘cycle rickshaw ride’ for a unique experience from the Red Fort, through “Chandni Chowk” or Silver Street, experiencing the sights and sounds of this very busy avenue-heading west from the Fort. Later visit the Jama Masjid, the greatest mosque in India and completed in 1658 by Shah Jahan who also built the Taj Mahal, and the Raj Ghat, the simple memorial to Mahatma Gandhi. This afternoon you will be taken to visit New Delhi drive past the stately government buildings of the British Era designed by Lutyens, including the India Gate & the Presidential Palace. Continue onto the beautiful Humayuns tomb of the Mughal era & predecessor of the world famous Taj Mahal. End the tour at the towering minaret of Qutab Minar. Overnight at the hotel.
Morning drive to Jaipur (265 kms). Upon arrival in Jaipur – check into the hotel. Rest of the day is at your leisure. Overnight at the hotel.
Morning tour of the impressive Amber Fort, situated on a ridge just outside Jaipur City. At the foot of the hill you will mount your caparisoned elephant for the slow but steady climb up to the main gate, making your entrance in the time honoured fashion. The Fort, completed in the early 18th century, took over 100 years to build and now, although deserted, offers a fascinating insight into the lifestyle of the Moghul ruling families. Afternoon city tour of Jaipur - "The Pink City" is spectacularly set within surrounding rugged hills, dotted with ancient ruined fortresses. Your tour will include the imposing City Palace, still home to the Maharaja although several of the rooms are now open to the public. Many antiques and artifacts belonging to the ruling family are housed here, including a collection of weaponry. You will also visit the Hawa Mahal "Palace of the Winds", and the open-air Jantar Mantar Observatory to see the vast astronomical instruments. Enjoy a stroll through the colourful bazaar before returning to your hotel. Overnight at the hotel.
Morning drive to Ranthambore (156 kms). Upon arrival, check-in at hotel. Ranthambore Wildlife Sanctuary Rajasthan's most renowned wildlife sanctuary, it is 400 sq kms of dry deciduous forest, perfect natural habitat for tigers, and is set in the Aravalli and Vindhya hills, dotted with pavilions and dominated by a hilltop fort. Ranthambore was one of the hunting preserves of the former rulers of Jaipur and because of this the Maharajas ensured the environment was preserved and the forest and their inhabitants well protected. It has a good population of tiger and their prey species, and has been declared a "Project Tiger" reserve. Wildlife includes blue bull, black buck, spotted deer or cheetal, wild boar, a large variety of bird species and, if very lucky, the rarely seen leopard. Late afternoon enjoy game viewing in the sanctuary by canter/jeep. Overnight at the hotel.
Early morning and late afternoon enjoy game viewing in the sanctuary by canter/jeep. Overnight at the hotel.
Morning drive to Karauli (110 kms). Upon arrival in Karauli, check into your hotel. Founded in 1348 AD, Karauli is a city characterised by red sandstone walls, bastions, peripheral wall, six gates, eleven posterns and the famous annual fair at the Kaila Devi temple. Karauli is a must visit excursion destination. Blended with history of the Rajputs, Karauli was known as Kalyanpuri after the local deity Kalyanji. According to a local legend, the ruling family of Karauli, known as Yadhuvanshi Rajputs, are the descendants of Lord Krishna. Besides other historic monuments, the temple of Madan Mohanji is an interesting place to visit in Karauli. Overnight at the hotel.
Morning drive to Agra (124 kms). Upon arrival in Agra – check into the hotel. Afternoon visit the Red Fort - lies on the bend of the river Yamuna, almost in the heart of the town. It was built by Akbar as his citadel over the years 1563-73 in the finest architectural style. It has imposing gates and walls of red sandstone and a moat Overnight at the hotel.
Morning visit the Taj Mahal - This most famous Moghul monument was constructed by Emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his wife Mumtaz Mahal "the lady of the Taj". It has been described as the most extravagant monument ever built for love, for the emperor was heartbroken when Mumtaz died after 17 years of marriage, during the birth of her 14th child.The central structure has four small domes surrounding the huge, central dome. Above the tombs of Mumtaz Mahal and Shah Jahan are false tombs, a common practice in Indian mausoleums. (Taj Mahal is closed on Friday). Later drive to Delhi (203 kms). Upon arrival in Delhi – transfer to the International airport for flight for your onward journey.