Welcome to the Land of the Kings, a fabled realm of maharajas and their majestic forts and lavish palaces. India is littered with splendid ruined bastions, but nowhere will you find fortresses quite as magnificent as those here, rising up imperiously from the desert landscape like fairy-tale mirages of a bygone era.
Here is how you will spend your time
Day 1: Arrival At Jaipur
Arrival at Jaipur and Transfer to hotel; Jaipur, widely known as the 'Pink City, is color washed pink to
welcome Prince Albert, the consort of Queen Victoria of England who visited India in 1883 A.D. The city was
founded in 1727 A.D by one of the greatest ruler Jai Singh II. Jaipur is surrounded by hills on three sides,
crowned by formidable forts and majestic palaces, mansions and gardens. Jaipur is the only city in the world,
which is sub-divided in to nine rectangular sectors symbolizing nine divisions of universe. Jaipur is the first
planned city designed in accordance with 'Shilpa Shastra'- epochal treatise of Hindu architecture.
Rest of day is at leisure, free for independent activities.
A large number of temples and other religious places reflect the spiritual value of the dynasties of the past, who built them. Many temples in Jaipur have gained heritage, ...
Jaipur, Rajasthan, India
Day 2: Jaipur Sightseeing
Morning enjoy your breakfast at the hotel; later proceed to the excursion to Amber Fort. Here you will
enjoy the Elephant Ride to reach the top of the palace. (Subject to Availability and optional) This journey
on embellished elephants is bound to enrich your memories with the Royal lifestyle of the Maharajas and leave you with a truly unforgettable experience. (Subject to availability) Inside the Fort visit the Hall of
Victory or Jag Mandir - is the famed Sheesh Mahal- a room with all the four walls and ceiling completely
embedded with glittering mirror pieces, which were specially imported from Belgium during that period.
Continue your journey: with the city tour of Jaipur- visiting Maharaja's City Palace, the former Royal
residence, part of it converted into a museum. A small portion is still used by the Royal family of Jaipur. One
of the major attractions in the museum is the portion known as Armoury Museum, housing an impressive
array of weaponry- pistols, blunderbusses, flintlocks, swords, rifles and daggers. Later visit the Jantar
Mantar, which is the largest stone and marble crafted observatory in the world, having 17 large instruments,
many of them still in working condition. During the tour you will also have a brief photography stop at Hawa
Standing out remarkably in an extensive denuded tract, the Ranthambhore National Park reflects a unique juxtaposition of historical and natural richness. It proffers a winding...
Travel from Jaipur to Ranthambhore National Park
Day 4: Ranthambore To Agra
0630 hrs: Early Morning Game Drive. (Not included in the quote)
Early morning Game Drive in Canter (20 Seater open bus) into the Park where your naturalist will talk to
you about the wildlife found in this Park. Ranthambore National Park is probably the best place in the world to see wild tigers and is the only dry deciduous tiger habitat in the world. In game drive your naturalist will
help you explore the park in the search of The Royal Bengal Tiger.
1000 hrs: Return to the Hotel.
1030 hrs; breakfast
Enjoy your breakfast this morning at the hotel, check out and proceed and drive to Agra (05½ hours) enroute
visit to Fatehpur Sikri. This deserted red sandstone city was built by Emperor Akbar in 1571 AD in
honor of the famous Sufi saint, Salim Chishti. The Mughal capital for only 14 years until abandoned due to
lack of water, the buildings are blending Hindu and Islamic styles of architecture.
Agra: Agra was the capital of the Mughals during the 16th and 17th centuries. The emperors Akbar, Jahangir
and Shah Jahan governed their vast empires from here and as prolific builders; artisans from Persia, Central
Asia and other parts of India were attracted by their patronage. The resulting luxurious palaces, tombs, forts
and gardens dot the picturesque reverie region along the Yamuna River; three of which, the Taj Mahal, Agra
Fort and Itmad ud Daula (baby Taj).
Check in at hotel and later proceed for your sightseeing tour which starts from Agra fort, situated on the
west bank of the Yamuna River, this imposing red sandstone Fort was started in 1565 by Akbar. The fort
surrounded by a moat forms a crescent along the riverfront and encompasses a huge complex of courtly
buildings reflecting the varied styles of the Emperors. Wander through the lavishly decorated halls,
courtyards and galleries discovering hidden pavilions and alcoves while getting a glimpse of the Taj Mahal at
a distance. Later visit the Taj Mahal, the world's greatest monument to love and devotion. Built by the
emperor Shah Jahan for his favorite wife Mumtaz, its perfect proportions and exquisite craftsmanship took
20,000 workers almost 22 years to complete in 1653. (Closed on Fridays)
Agra Fort built in red sand stone, it is the one of the famous sights of Agra other than Taj Mahal. The semi circular fort was started by Akbhar in 1565, and completed in ...
Agra, Uttar Pradesh 282001
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Travel from Ranthambhore National Park to Agra
Day 5: Agra To Delhi
Enjoy your breakfast, this morning at the hotel, and proceed to visit Itmad ud Daula. This tomb was built in
1622 for Ghiyas Beg, father of Empress Noor-Jahan, the wife of Emperor Jahangir. It is beautifully conceived
in white marble, mosaic and lattice and set a precedent as the first Mughal building to be faced with white
marble inlaid with contrasting stones. Sometimes also called 'Baby Taj', it is small, intimate and has a gentle
Also visit Sikandra. The sandstone and marble tomb of Akbar, the greatest of the Mughal emperors, lies in a
peaceful garden 4 km northwest of Agra. Its construction was begun by Akbar himself but completed by his
son Jahangir in 1613.The southern gateway, the most impressive part of the complex, is made of red
sandstone inlaid with abstract patterns in white marble. The tomb itself has four stories, three of red
sandstone and the fourth of marble. True to Akbar's philosophy of a single unifying religion, his tomb shows
a blend of motifs and styles of various religions.
After sightseeing of Agra proceed to Delhi. Delhi, the capital city of India lying along the River Yamuna,
Seven cities have existed here since the 10th century, ruled over by a succession of Rajputs, Turks, Afghans,
Mughals and the British. Delhi is two cities in one; the Old Delhi of the Mughals, created by Shah Jahan after
moving his Capital from Agra in 1638 AD is still a medieval district of narrow lanes, forts, mosques and
bazaars. The second, New Delhi, built by the British between 1911 and 1931 and characterized by Sir Edwin
Lutyens' architecture, is a spacious and well-designed metropolis of broad avenues, grand imperial
buildings and landscaped gardens. New Delhi is a green city with its tree lined avenues, parks and natural
forest and one of the City's hidden delights is the picturesque Lodi Gardens set around Mughal tombs and it is home to a number of museums including the national Museum, the Museum of Modern art, the Museum of
Natural History and the creative Arts and Crafts Museum where artisans can be seen at work.