Day: 1: Arrival at Delhi and relax at hotel
Upon you arrival at Delhi airport, our representative will transfer you to air-conditioned car as you leave for your hotel. Spend the day at leisure. Enjoy shopping in the colorful markets of Delhi. Return to hotel for overnight stay.
Day: 2: Delhi full day sightseeing
After breakfast, you will take a trip down the lane of Mughal history as we take you on a full day sight-seeing outing at “Dilwalo ki Shahar” – Delhi. Situated on the banks of Yamuna, the Red Fort or Lal Quila stands testimony to Shah Jahan’s love for art and architecture. The fort was constructed in the 1630s-1940s, marking the shift of the Mughal capital from Agra to Delhi. Visit Jama Masjid –another marvel constructed in the Mughal Era. Its sheer majestic appeal will surely take your breath away. Formerly known as Masjid-i-Jahan Numa or “mosque commanding view of the world”, its single courtyard can accommodate more than 25,000 people. Built by Qutub-ud-Din Aibak in 1193, the Qutub Minar even today stands as a symbol commemorating the glory of Muslim rule in Delhi. It was built after the defeat of the last Hindu ruler of the capital. The highest tower standing in India and the surrounding complex will be a paradise for photographers. A visit to Maqbara-i-Humayun or Humayun’s tomb will take you back in time. It was built after the death of benevolent Emporer Humanyun by his first wife and chief consort, Bega Begum. Many visitors say that the sadness of Bega Begum after the death of her husband and lover can be still felt there today. Return to hotel for overnight stay.
Please Note:- Red Fort, Lotus Temple, and Akshardham Temple remain closed on Mondays.
Day 03: Drive to Agra and city tour of Agra
After breakfast, you will leave for beautiful city of Agra. The picturesque countryside will be a soothing treat before we start exploring the numerous gems of Agra. A symbol of love; a man-made wonder; a monument of beauty – all descriptions fall short when it comes to the Taj. Nothing can compare the feeling you will have when you lay your eyes on the ivory-white façade of this architectural wonder. A group photo with the monument in the background will be great. Visit Agra Fort which served as the residence of the Mughal emperors till 1638 when the capital of the empire was shifted to Delhi. The fort is no less than a walled city in itself. Also visit Itimad-ud-Daulah was a title given to Mirza Gyas Beg, father of Noor Jahan, the wife of Jahangir. The tomb of Beg, our next stop, was drafted after the Taj Mahal and earned the name “Baby Taj”. Agra also boasts numerous markets in the city from where you can buy marble handicrafts and ornate boxes. Return to hotel for overnight stay.
Please Note:- Taj Mahal remains closed on Fridays.
Day 04: Drive to Ranthambore via Fatehpur Sikri
Optional: This morning, you can visit Taj Mahal again at the time of sunrise. After breakfast, you will leave for Jaipur. On the way, we will also be stopping at two beautiful spots – Fatehpur Sikri and Abhaneri. Fatehpur Sikri was Mughal Emperor Akbar’s capital and it was founded by him in 1571. The picturesque city-monument is 3 km long and 1 km wide. It is surrounded with walls on 3 sides and a lake on the fourth. Later drive towards Ranthambore and check-in the hotel for overnight stay.
Day 05: Morning and Evening Jungle Safari in Ranthambore
Located in the Sawai Madhopur district of Rajasthan, Ranthambore National Park is a major attraction for tourists and locals alike, mainly due to the large tiger population. The morning safari at Ranthambore starts at 6:30 am or 7 am, depending on the season. Open jeeps are the best way to explore the national park, its birds, flora and fauna. Tiger sightings are not rare in Ranthambore and the national park is also home to around 272 species of birds, both residential and migrant. Those who do not like to wake up too early on a holiday may opt for the evening safari depending on the season. The setting sun will provide the best natural lighting for photographers who want to capture the beauty and the essence of the forest through their lenses. Return to hotel for overnight stay.
Day 06: Morning Jungle Safari in Ranthambore and drive to Jaipur
Again in early morning you will leave for jungle safari in Ranthambore National Park to explore the natural habitat of various wild animals. On completion of this safari, you will return to resort for breakfast and then you will relax at the hotel for some time. Later, you will leave for Jaipur by road. On arrival, check-in the hotel for overnight stay.
Day 07: Jaipur full day Sightseeing
After breakfast, we will introduce you to the glory of the Rajput rule in the state – Jaipur. Rajput monuments are still well-maintained and in good shape giving you a good perspective of the art, culture and architecture of the Rajput era. Amber Fort is engulfed in nostalgia as it was once the capital of the Jaipur princely state. It is a UNESCO world heritage site and one of the 6 hill forts of Rajasthan. The architecture is unique of its kind as it accommodates both Hindu and Islamic styles. A special attraction of the Amber Fort visit is the elephant ride that will conclude it. Visit scenic Jal Mahal – is situated in the middle of the Mansagar Lake. The architecture is symbolic of the Rajput style of building a majestic palace in the middle of the lake. The palace boasts a picturesque view of the beautiful lake and the surrounding hills. Visit City Palace built when Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II shifted his court from Amber to Jaipur. The city palace was primarily an administrative centre and is witness to the rise and fall of numerous maharajas. Today it houses the Maharaja Sawai Man Singh II Museum and is home to the Jaipur royal family. Connected to the women’s chamber or zenana of the City Palace is the most famous tourist destination of Jaipur – the Hawa Mahal. It was built by Sawai Pratap Singh who was inspired by the unique design of the Khetri Mahal. The façade resembles a honeycomb and has 953 windows or jharokas and intricate carvings. A few yards away stand the state museum of Rajasthan – Albert Hall. The building, a fine example of Indo-Saracenic architecture is situated inside the lush Ram Niwas garden, just outside the city palace. An evening in Jaipur is best enjoyed through street-shopping. Jaipur’s range of handicrafts – both expensive & inexpensive is unparalleled – be it the semi-precious jewellery of Johari Bazaar or the minakari on marble work of Chandpole Bazaar. Apart from these, jootis, bandhni fabrics, handmade bags, boxes etc can be picked up as souvenirs. Return to hotel for overnight stay.
Day 08: Drive to Delhi and drop at Delhi airport
After breakfast, drive towards Delhi. Golden Triangle Tour with Ranthambore, enriched with places of surreal beauty, breathtaking architectural wonders and trips down History concludes with a drive back to Delhi. On arrival, you will be dropped at the Delhi airport to board your flight to home or next destination.