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Taj, Tiger, Fort & Mansion

Package price 1189 per person sharing twin

Product Code : AGORA163

Taj, Tiger, Fort & Mansion tour is combination of famous Golden Triangle with Ranthambore Tiger Reserve & Shekhawati region of Rajasthan. Delhi, Agra and Fatehpur Sikri present a lyrical vision of romantic India highlighting some of the great delights and most memorable sights of Mughal, while Fort and Palaces of Jaipur present the valour of Rajput. Enjoy safari & watch majestic tigers in their natural habitat. Discover the "open art gallery" of Rajasthan dotted with fascinating mansions (havelis) that have lavishly painted walls.

 

Day 1: Arrive Delhi

On arrival at Delhi airport assistance and transfer to hotel (hotel check in/ out time 1200hrs afternoon early check in subject to rooms availability). Rest time free and easy to relax nand personal activities. You can opt to go out for dinner with your driver. Overnight at hotel.

 

Day 2: Delhi

Breakfast at hotel, city tour of Delhi. Visit landmark of Old Delhi which include Red Fort the residence of the Mughal emperor for nearly 200 years until 1857. Jama Masjid one of the largest mosques in the world, built by Shah Jahan. Cycle Rickshaw ride in Chandni chowk & Khari Baoli Spice Market a busy shopping area with markets full of spices, dried fruit, silver jewelry and vivid saris, while the narrow side streets are crowded with tiny shops selling essential oils, stationery and traditional Indian sweets. Raj Gath the memorial of Mahatma Gandhi where he was cremated after his assassination. 

In New Delhi visit Humayun Tomb the first garden-tomb in Indian subcontinent and an early example of Mughal architecture commissioned by Humayun's first wife Empress Bega Begum in 1569-70. Qutab Minar a 73-metres tall minaret that forms part of the Qutb complex a fine examples of Afghan architecture. Lotus Temple a Baháʼí House of Worship notable for its flowerlike shape open to all, regardless of religion. Drive thrugh VVIP areas passing President House, Parliament & India Gate etc.

Rest time free and easy to relax and personal activities. Overnight at hotel.

 

Day 3: Delhi - Agra (210kms/ 4hrs approx)

Breakfast at hotel, drive to Agra check in at hotel.

Later city tour of Agra. Visit Taj Mahal an ivory-white marble mausoleum on the bank of the Yamuna river commissioned in 1632 by the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan to house the tomb of his favourite wife Mumtaz Mahal, it also houses the tomb of Shah Jahan himself. Agra Fort the main residence of the emperors of the Mughal Dynasty until 1638, when the capital was shifted from Agra to Delhi. Itmad-ud-Daula Tomb a Mughal mausoleum commissioned by Nur Jahan, the wife of Jahangir, for her father Mirza Ghiyas Beg. Overnight at hotel.

 

Day 4: Agra - Fatehpur Sikri - Ranthambore National Park (245kms/ 5hrs approx)

Breakfast at hotel drive to Ranthambore enroute visit Fatehpur Sikri the 16th century ghost town. Fatehpur Sikri founded in 1569 by Mughal emperor Akbar and abandoned after 15 yrs due to scarcity of water. Predominately, a red sandstone construction sprawling over a huge area, the architectural style is very much in tune with emperor’s dream & partakes of both Hindu & Muslim styles. See the graceful buildings including Diwan-E-Khas hall, Jodha Bais Palace, Jama Masjid, Tomb of Salim Chisti, Panch Mahal & Buland Darwaza. 

After lunch visit The Ranthambore Fort, built by the Chauhan rulers in the 10th century. Due to its strategic location, it was ideal to keep the enemy at bay. The fort is also related to the historical legend of the royal women performing ‘jauhar’ (self-immolation) when the Muslim invader Alauddin Khilji laid siege on this fort in 1303. The fort is characterised by temples, tanks, massive gates and huge walls. Rest time free and easy to relax. Overnight at resort.

 

Day 5: Ranthambore 

Head into Ranthambhore Park twice to enjoy game drives through the rugged terrain which is home to lots of wildlife, including the elusive Bengal tiger. Your game drives are early in the morning and then early evening, when animals at their most active. 

Ranthambore National Park and Tiger Reserve is one of the world’s best known wilderness areas, at the junction of some of the geologically oldest mountain ranges - the Aravallis and Vindyas. Once a private game reserve of the royal house of Jaipur Ranthambore offers some of the finest opportunities for sighting the magnificent tiger in the wild. A mix of rolling hills and crags, and meadows, lakes and rivulets, this dry-deciduous forest system is home to an incredible variety of flora and fauna. Apart from the tiger, you can also spot sloth bear, leopard, caracal, jackal, fox, hyena and mongoose at Ranthambore. The elusive Indian wolf too, has been spotted here occasionally. The dainty chital, sambhar deer, the blue bull antelope, rhesus macaque, langur and an incredible variety of birds amidst a setting of dhok, fig and banyan trees makes a visit to this park a delight – for tourists and naturalists alike. Basking crocodiles, king vulture on a snag, the scream of the serpent eagle, the alarm call of spotted deer are some sights and sounds that make this a safari experience like none other. The landscape is dominated by the 10th century fortress of Ranthambore while the valleys have numerous cenotaphs, ruins and abandoned settlements overcome by nature - testament to battles and romances of an era long gone. 

Breakfast, lunch, dinner & overnight at hotel.

 

Day 6: Ranthambore – Jaipur (145kms/ 3hrs approx)

Breakfast at hotel. Morning safari in the national park.

After lunch check out from resort and drive to Jaipur check in at hotel. Rest time free and easy to explore the pink city and visit the colorful bazaars. You can visit Albert Hall Museum. The building gets inspiration for its design & name from The Victoria and Albert Museum in London. The museum displays a wide range of metal objects, wood crafts, carpets, stone and metal sculptures, arms and weapons, natural stones and ivory goods. It also houses a large collection of miniatures from Bundi, Kota, Kishangarh, Udaipur and Jaipur schools of art. Overnight at hotel.

 

Day 7: Jaipur

Breakfast at hotel, city tour of Jaipur. Jaipur holds the distinction of being the first planned city of India. Established in 1727 by Jai Singh II, the king of Amber when he shifted his capital from Amber to the new city because of the rapidly-growing population and an increasing water scarcity. Noted architect Vidyadhar Bhattacharya used the established principles of Vastu Shastra to build the city. In 1876, the Prince of Wales visited Jaipur and the entire Jaipur city was painted in pink the symbolic colors of hospitality to welcome him. The pink that colorss the city makes for a marvelous spectacle to behold. Jaipur rises up majestically against the backdrop of the forts Nahargarh, Jaigarh and Garh Ganesh Temple.

In morning visit Amber Fort followed by Jaigarh Fort & Sisodia Rani Garden. Afternoon city tour visit City Palace, Observatory & Hawa Mahal. Further explore local market the famous bazaars of Pink City. In the evening attend Aarti Ceremony at Birla temple. Overnight at hotel.

 

Day 8: Jaipur - Mandawa (170kms/ 3hrs approx)

Breakfast at hotel drive to Mandawa check in at hotel.

Mandawa once functioned as a trading outpost for ancient caravan routes in Shekhawati for goods from China and the Middle East. Thakur Nawal Singh, then ruler of Nawalgarh and Mandawa built a fort in to protect this outpost. Over time, a township grew around the fort and soon attracted a large community of traders, who then settled down at Mandawa. Mandawa is also famous for its beautiful havelis. The realm of lovely havelis, harking back to the yester years, epitomizes the beauty of Mandawa. The land is laced with innumerable grand mansions that are guaranteed to capture one's imagination. It is a haven for a true connoisseur of art and architecture. Exquisitely embellished havelis mushroomed during the eighteenth century and former half of the twentieth. Mythology and fauna lies at the very core of this wonderful art. Tales narrating the valour of Lord Rama and the miracles of Lord Krishna unfold on a journey of these marvelous mansions.

Visit Mandawa Fort, Hanuman Prasad Goenka’s Haveli, Jhunjhunwala’s Haveli, Saraf Haveli, Murmuria’s Haveli, Raghunath Ji Temple, Ladia Haveli, Chokhani and Newatia Havelis and Lord Krishna Temple. Overnight at hotel.

 

Day 9: Mandawa - Delhi (250kms/ 5hrs approx)

Breakfast at hotel time to relax and visit more havelis with your driver.

Afternoon drive to Delhi and direct drop off to airport to board flight for onward destination.

Garland welcome and assistance on arrival at airport

08 Nights accommodation in below offered hotels or similar (standard room)

Daily breakfast at hotel in each package price

Deluxe Air-conditioned private vehicle with English speaking chauffeur as per tour program.

3 Time Gypsy Safari (sharing with small group of 6 person) in Ranthambore national park with naturalist.

Monuments Entrances of sightseeing places mentioned in the itinerary (almost all places of tourist interest are included in our itinerary)

Activities charges mentioned in the itinerary (cycle rickshaw ride in Chandni chowk, battery bus transfer in Fatehpur Sikri, elephant ride at Amber Fort etc.).

Government licensed English speaking tour guide on sightseeing days (local guide in each city).

Applicable GST (government taxes).

 

Hotels used or similar

 

Delhi x 2 nights
3* - Madhuban Hotel/ Meridian Plaza
4* - The Royal Plaza/ Country Inn & Suite Saket
5* - Le Meridien/ The Claridges

Agra x 1 night
3* - Howard Plaza the Fern/ Atulyaa Taj
4* - Radission Hotel/ Crystal Sarovar Premier
5* - Trident Hotel/ Courtyard by Marriott

Ranthambhore x 2 nights
3* - Tiger Machan Resort/ Sher Vilas
4* - Ranthambhore Regency/ WH Ranthambore Mount Valley Resort
5* - Nahargarh Ranthambore/ Dev Vilas

Jaipur x 2 nights
3* - Redfox Hotel/ Park Ocean
4* - Fortune Select Metropolitan/ Lemon Tree Premier
5* - ITC Rajputana/ Hilton Jaipur

Mandawa x 1 night
3* - Desert N Dunes/ Desert Mandawa
4* - Vivaana Culture /Udai Vilas Palace
5* - Castle Mandawa/ Alsisar Mahal

Any air fare

Main Meals, Lunch or dinner unless mentioned.

Camera charges at monuments.

Expenses of personal nature like liquor, laundry, tips, telephone, fax, internet etc.

Or anything not mentioned above.