Ideal for first time visitors who want to explore India’s nature along with the big hitting sights. We start with a tour of Old Delhi’s Bazaars and Red Fort, travel through Lutyen’s Delhi and head towards the Qutab Minar. In Agra we visit the iconic Taj Mahal and Agra Fort. Our foray into nature takes us to Ranthambore where we seek out the tiger and lastly, the Pink City of Jaipur, with its stately forts, sprawling palaces and colourful bazaars.
Day 1 Delhi
Greeted on arrival in Delhi and transferred to the Suryaa Hotel or similar for two nights. The remainder of the day is at leisure, with a welcome dinner at a local restaurant in the evening.
Day 2 Delhi
Explore Delhi on a full day sightseeing tour. Start with a tour of Old Delhi in the morning: enjoying a cycle rickshaw ride in the bustling lanes of Chandni Chowk followed by a visit to see the Jama Masjid, the largest mosque in India, and the Raj Ghat, a memorial built for Mahatma Gandhi, a prominent figure in India’s struggle for freedom. In the afternoon, drive past Lutyen’s Delhi. Visit the tomb of Humayun, tomb of the Mughal Emperor Humayun and the lofty Qutab Minar, an early Mughal structure made of red sandstone and white marble.
Day 3 Delhi, Agra
Drive to Agra (4-5 hours) for an overnight stay in the ITC Mughal hotel or similar. In the afternoon, visit the impressive Agra Fort whose buildings, made of red sandstone and marble, are a mix of Hindu and Islamic architecture followed by a visit to the ornate tomb of Itamudud-Daula. Enjoy a visit to the Taj Mahal at sunset to marvel at one of the World’s great monuments in a glow of pink and yellow hues.
Day 4 Agra, Ranthambore National Park
A full day’s drive to Ranthambore (6-7 hours) with an en route stop at Fatehpur Sikri, the red sandstone city built by Emperor Akbar that was abandoned after just 14 years. We stay for two nights at the Ranthambore Kothi, your base to explore Ranthambore National Park.
Day 5 Ranthambore National Park
Enjoy morning and evening game drives in Ranthambore National Park in search of the elusive Royal Bengal tiger. Other animals include leopard, sloth bear, sambar deer, chital, nilgai, black buck, langur and macaque.
Day 6 Ranthambore National Park, Jaipur
Enjoy a morning game drive. Later drive to Jaipur (4-5 hours). Stay at The Lalit or similar, on the outskirts of the city, for two nights.
Day 7 Jaipur
Visit the magnificent 17th century hilltop fort of Amber and the sparkling Mirror Palace. In the afternoon visit the City Palace complex including its museum and the 18th century Jantar Mantar astronomical observatory. Drive through the busy bazaars for a photo stop at the recently restored Hawa Mahal, one of the most famous buildings in Jaipur.
Day 8 Jaipur, Delhi
Drive back to Delhi this afternoon (5 hours) for an overnight stay at an airport hotel.
Day 9 Delhi
Today you will be transferred to Delhi International airport for your onward flight.
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