Duration: 08 Nights & 09 Days
Routing: Delhi - Jaipur - Agra - Delhi - Corbett - Delhi
|Delhi||Raj Ghat, India Gate, President’s House, Humayun's Tomb, Lotus Temple & Qutub Minar|
|Jaipur||Amber Fort Elephant Ride City Palace, Birla Temple, Jantar Mantar (Observatory) & Hawa Mahal ( Palace of Winds)
Optional Excursion to Chokhi Dhani
|Agra||Taj Mahal, Agra Fort, Itmad-ud-Daulah Tomb, Sikandara (Akbar's Tomb), Magic Show & Fatehpur Sikri (en route),|
Day 01 : Arrive Delhi
Arrive by International flight, after traditional 'Swagat' (Welcome) our representative would assist you at airport & transfer to hotel for check in.
Delhi is a bustling metropolis, which successfully combines in its folds the ancient with modern. Its strategic location was the prime reasons why successive dynasties chose it as their seat of power. In fact, more mythological cities are believed to be here, like the city of Indraprastha from the Hindu epic Mahabharata, founded around 5000 BC. Numerous monuments were built over several centuries by different rulers like Qutub-ud-din Aibek, Alauddin Khilji, Tughlaks, Humayun & Shah Jahan, who built the Walled City Shah Jahanabad.
Later in first half of 20th century much of New Delhi was planned by Sir Edwin Lutyens, who laid out a grandiose central administrative area as a testament to British rule in India. The division in walled city & New Delhi also marks the division in life styles.
Overnight Hotel – Delhi (B)
Day 02 : Delhi
Today we take a guided tour of Old Delhi, the 17th century walled city of Shah Jahanabad, Visiting the great Jama Masjid, the principal mosque of Old Delhi. Built in the year 1656 AD by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan, it is the largest & best known mosque in India. Later we walk down or take a rickshaw ride through Chandi Chowk, the old marketplace of Shah Jahanabad now a picturesque bazaar to reach Red Fort, built in the year 1648 by Shah Jehan.
In New Delhi, we visit Raj Ghat, memorial to the Father of the Nation, Mahatma Gandhi. It is a simple black marble platform that marks the spot of his cremation on 31 January 1948. Further we drive past India Gate, memorial built in the year 1931 to commemorate the Indian soldiers who died in the World War I & the Afghan Wars. The names of the soldiers who died in these wars are inscribed on the walls. President's House, the official residence of the President of India, built in the year 1931. Until 1950 it was known as Viceroy's House & served as the residence of the Governor-General of British India. We will also visit Humayun's Tomb, memorial of Mughal Emperor Humayun, built in the year 1562. The complex is a World Heritage Site & the first example of this type of Mughal architecture in India. Qutub Minar, built in the year 1206 by Qutub-ud-din Aibek. It is the tallest (72m) brick minaret in the world, an important example of Indo-Islamic Architecture. Qutub Minar & its monuments are listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Optional - Sound & Light Show at Red Fort with dinner at Chor Bizarre
Overnight Hotel – Delhi (B)
Day 03 : Delhi – Jaipur (262km - 05hr)
Today we drive to Jaipur, popularly known as Pink City, the flamboyant & colourful capital of Rajasthan. With its rich & colourful past, resplendent with tales of valour & bravery, it is now one of the most important heritage cities in India. The city was founded in the year 1728 by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II, the ruler of Amber. It remains the only city in the world symbolizing the nine divisions of the universe, through nine rectangular sectors.
Optional - Chokhi Dhani
An evening excursion to Chokhi Dhani complex, ethnic village resort located at a distance of 15 km from Jaipur. Rajasthani village atmosphere is recreated on the sprawling ground & includes the entertainment by folk dancers & musicians. Later drive back to hotel.
Overnight Hotel – Jaipur (B)
Day 04 : Jaipur
After an early breakfast, we drive 11 km to Amber, the capital of the gallant Rajputs from 1037 to 1728 AD. We ride on elephant back & reach Fort situated on hill & then visit the Fort Palace. Later we visit City Palace, Birla Temple, Jantar Mantar Observatory & Palace of Winds.
Overnight Hotel- Jaipur (B)
Day 05 : Jaipur - Fatehpur Sikri - Agra (260 km - 6 hrs)
After breakfast, we’ll depart at 0900 hrs to Agra. En route we visit Fatehpur Sikri, a masterpiece in sandstone with the stunning elegance of its palaces & courts. Further proceed to Agra, upon arrival we check-in hotel at Agra. Evening at leisure.
Overnight Hotel- Agra. (B)
Day 06 : Agra – Delhi (220km - 05hr)
Half Day Tour
Today we visit Taj Mahal (Closed on Friday), symbol of eternal love, which stands on the banks of River Yamuna. It was built by the 5th Mughal Emperor, Shah Jahan in the year 1631 in memory of his wife, Mumtaz Mahal. It was completed in 22 years. Further we visit Agra Fort, taken over from the Lodhis by the Mughal Emperor Akbar in the late 16th century. The Fort can be more accurately described as a walled palatial city. It was built from red sandstone, often inlaid with white marble & intricate decorations. We will also visit Sikandara, Akbar's tomb. His son Jahangir completed the construction of the tomb in the year 1613.
Further we continue our drive to Delhi, upon arrival in Delhi Transfer to Hotel.
Overnight Hotel – Delhi (B)
Day 07 : Delhi - Jim Corbett National Park (300 km-6 hrs.)
After an early breakfast, we drive at 0800 hrs to Jim Corbett National Park named after Jim Corbett, the legendary British, who turned from being a hunter to a conservationist. There are a lot of interesting stories & anecdotes in the atmosphere about him & his experiences. Nestling in foothills of Himalayas, it has an extremely varied topography & vegetation. This gives it a rich diversity of habitat & natural beauty. Flat valleys are interspersed with hilly ridges,Park's rolling grasslands known as 'Chaurs' provide visitors with an excellent view of the animals. The Park spans across some 920.9 square km at an altitude of 600-1100 metres about the foothills of western Himalayas in the districts of Nainital & Pauri Garhwal. Corbett has a good Tiger population. It was here that "Project Tiger" was launched in 1973 to conserve the dwindling population of Tigers. Four species of deer Hog deer, Sambhar, Spotted deer & Barking deer & other prey like wild boar, support the predators. Besides Tiger, Corbett biosphere reserve is a heaven for 50 mammals, 580 kinds of birds & 25 reptile species. Park has elephants, Himalayan black bear in the higher elevations, sloth bear, variety of lesser cats & a large variety of avifauna. Upon arrival we check-in the hotel. Evening at leisure.
Overnight Hotel- Corbett (B,D)
Day 08 : Jim Corbett National Park
Today we shall take you for two jungle safaris. Morning at 0530 hrs & in the afternoon at 1500 hrs. Morning safari is before breakfast & afternoon safari after lunch. We'll have plenty of time for leisure during the Day.
Overnight Hotel- Corbett (B,L,D)
Day 09 : Jim Corbett National Park- Delhi (300 km-6 hrs.), Departure
Early morning before breakfast at 0530 hrs leave for jeep safari. After breakfast some leisure time and then in the afternoon at 1400 hrs we drive back to Airport to board flight for onward journey.
Tour concludes. We thanks you for your patronage and ensures a punctual transfer to the Railway Station / Airport for your onward travel.
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