Golden Triangle with wildlife Safari at Ranthambore National Park
Day 1 (18 Oct 2020) : Arrival in New Delhi
Upon arrival in New Delhi (India), you will be warmly greeted by Kshitij and Vartika (Indian local guide) and transfer to hotel. Complete the check in formalities and spend rest of the day leisurely at hotel.
In evening before dinner, we will be hosting a briefing session about the trip where you can meet and interact with fellow travelers.
Day 2 (19 Oct 2020) : Delhi Sightseeing
Delhi, the capital city of India, is a well laid out metropolitan which is a perfect blend of rich past and flourishing present.
After a good breakfast, we will start with city tour of New Delhi.
Qutub Minar, a UNESCO World Heritage site and the tallest brick minaret in the world. It is a tower of 5 stories with a spiral staircase of 379 steps. This historical monument of India is a single tower of 72 meters (236 feet) in height and built using red sand stones and marble.
Lotus Temple, as the name suggests, this temple is built in the shape of a lotus flower and the structure is made up of pure white marble. This temple is dedicated to the oneness of humanity and religion and is a symbol of divinity, beauty and purity. There are 27 independent marble petals and a central prayer hall where one can sit and meditate.
Dilli Haat, the biggest market in Delhi for food lovers and shopping freaks. Artisans from all over the country come over to sell their handicrafts, jewellery, paintings and traditional clothes. Dilli Haat,
situated in the heart of the city is a perfect place which offers cuisine from different states of India, be it momos from North East India or Makke di roti and Sarson Da Saag from Punjab or Dosa from South India or Daal Bhaati Churma from Rajsathan. We will have our lunch here and then continue with our sightseeing.
Humayun’s Tomb (UNESCO World Heritage site), the tomb of Mughal emperor Humayun. The tomb was commissioned by Humayun’s Persian wife and chief consort, Bega Begum in 1965 AD and was completed in 1972 AD by Humayun’s son, the third Mughal ruler Akbar. The height of Humayun’s tomb is 47 meters (155 feet) nd its breadth is 91 meters (298 feet).
The India Gate, a 42 meter (138 feet) high archway is located in the middle of a cross road at the center of New Delhi. It pays tribute to 70,000 Indian soldiers who lost their lives fighting for the British Army during the World War 1. Another memorial, Amar Jawan Jyoti was constructed after the Indo Pakistan War of 1971. The eternal flame burns day and night under the arch to remember the martyred soldiers of Indian Arm forces.
Day 3 (20 Oct 2020) : Delhi Sightseeing
Today in the itinerary we will be exploring old city of Delhi, this part of the city is popular for its ancient culture and historical monuments along with overcrowded lanes.
Raj Ghat, a memorial dedicated to Mahatma Gandhi, the father of nation. His last rites were performed on Jan 31st, 1948 a day after his death at this place. Raj Ghat has a black marble platform which marks the area where the great Mahatma Gandhi was cremated after his assassination in 1948.
Red Fort, a historic fort and UNESCO World heritage site, which served as the main residence of the Mughal emperors for almost 200 years. Every year on Independence Day of India, the Prime Minister hoists the India's tri color flag at the main gate of the fort and delivers a speech which is broadcasted nationally. We will be driving by this fort on our journey to the Chandni chowk or moonlight square.
Chandni Chowk, we will take a rickshaw ride to the Chandni chowk which is one of the busiest market in old Delhi.
Jama Masjid, before our lunch we will visit the largest muslim mosque in India built by, the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan between 1650 – 1656 at a cost of 1 million Rupees.
Gurduwara Bangla Sahib, was once a bunglow residence belonging to Raja Jai Singh in the 17th century and was known as Jaisinghpura Palace. It is one of the most prominent worship places for Sikh community where devotees across the world visit. The premised of Gurduwara Bangla Sahib has a kitchen, a large holy pond.
Day 4 (21 Oct 2020) : Departure for Agra
Start your day with a hearty breakfast. Thereafter leave for Agra by road, it is around 4 hour travel journey, will check in at Hotel, rest for a while before leaving for one of the most spectacular sunset at Taj Mahal, from Mehtab Bagh.
Mehtab Bagh, a garden complex to the North of the Taj Mahal. This garden is perfectly aligned with the Taj Mahal on the opposite bank of the Yamuna River.
Day 5 (22 Oct 2020) : Agra Sightseeing
Sunrise is the best time to visit the Taj Mahal. The morning sun light gives the dome a soft golden color and a picturesque shot.
The Taj Mahal, is an ivory-white marble Islamic mausoleum which was built by the Mughal Emperor, Shah Jahan in 1632, to house the tomb of his favorite and loving wife, Mumtaz Mahal. The Taj Mahal is not only one amongst the World’s Wonders, but a legend of eternal love of an emperor for his favorite queen.
After getting clicked at The Taj Mahal, we will return to the hotel for breakfast before leaving for market hangout.
The Agra Fort (UNESCO World Heritage site), was built during an era of invasions and fortifications, where power, strength and toughness was symbolized by grand palaces and grandeur forts.
Day 6 (23 Oct 2020) : Depart for the wildlife experience
The wildlife part of the Golden Triangle tour (Agra, New Delhi & Jaipur) starts today, enroot Ranthambore (also known as Sawai Madhorpur) we will be visiting Fatehpur Sikri.
Fatehpur Sikri, the ancient city was founded during Mughal Empire by Mughal Emperor Akbar during 1564 AD. Akbar had visited here to seek blessings from a Muslim saint Sheikh Salim Chishti and he was blessed with a son. So, in gratitude he constructed a city and named it Fatehpur Sikri.
After exploring the historic city, we will resume our travel journey towards the Ranthambore National Park, India. Complete the check in formalities at hotel and relax for the day as tomorrow will be an early start for morning safari.
Day 7 (24 Oct 2020) : Encounter wild life
Wake up, get ready and leave from hotel for the morning wild life safari in Ranthambore National Park, India at approximate time (6 am). Enjoy the adrenaline rush as you spot a tiger wandering in the park, apart from tigers a number of flora and fauna species reside comfortably in the natural habitat of the park. Post safari we will have our breakfast at the hotel and spend the holiday at leisure.
Ranthambore National Park, India, was former famous for hunting grounds of the Maharajas of Jaipur, today this park is a major wild life attraction spot for wild life photographers and tourists.
Day 8 (25 Oct 2020) : Depart for Jaipur
Another safari day begins before we travel to our last destination of Golden Triangle (Agra, New Delhi & Jaipur) circuit. Ranthambore has approximately 70 tigers scattered over 700 square kilometers classified in 10 zones. Post breakfast, check out Ranthambore hotel and leave for Jaipur, the capital city of Rajasthan.
In evening, we will go for a walking tour of old city market and enjoy a special dinner with India's traditional cultural dance and folk music.
Day 9 (26 Oct 2020) : Jaipur Sightseeing
After relishing a delicious breakfast at hotel, we will start our exploration of beautiful “Pink City” (Jaipur, India) which pleases you with excellent hospitality, royal tradition, rich culture, architectural wonders, friendly people and authentic Rajasthani cuisine.
Amber Fort, a magnificent fort which consist of series of four palaces, halls, courtyards and gardens. This fort is made out of
marble and sandstone, nestled between scenic and rocky Aravali Hills. Once we are here, to reach the top of the fortress we will ride on an elephant back.
After our visit to fort, we will take a photo stop at Jal Mahal and Hawa Mahal. Jal Mahal, meaning water palace is a palace in the middle of ManSagar lake built by Maharaja Jai Singh II of Amber in 18th century. The Hawa Mahal (“The Palace of Winds”), being Jaipur’s most distinctive land mark, is an extra ordinary pink-painted honey-combed pyramid structure having five stories.
After lunch we will head towards the World’s largest stone sundial, Jantar Mantar. It is a collection of nineteen architectural astronomical instruments built by a Rajput king, Sawai Jai Singh II, the founder of Jaipur, Rajasthan. The primary purpose of these instruments was to predict the time and movement of the sun, moon and planets.
Day 10 (27 Oct 2020) : Depart for Delhi
Today is the last day of our sightseeing tour and we will wrap it with our visit to the City Palace of Jaipur surrounded by huge captivating walls, the palace is a perfect fusion of Mughal and Rajput architecture. Jaipur city is divided in 9 blocks and the royal city palace is situated at the centre of the city and is also administrative seat for Maharaja of Jaipur.
After shopping for souvenirs for your family and loved ones from the market area of Jaipur's city palace we will leave for our hotel in New Delhi, India.
Day 11 (28 Oct 2020) : Drop at Delhi Airport
We know goodbyes are hard but then they are important so that we can plunge on a new journey and bid adieus to each other. We will drop you at Indira Gandhi International airport, New Delhi, India.